Stocks Had a Nasty 6 Months. The Second Half Could Be Ugly Too.

Text size Bond markets are pricing in significant additional interest-rate hikes this year, but some stock analysts’ earnings forecasts remain optimistic. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg It was a first half destined to haunt investors. The past six months were historically bad for stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and practically every other asset class outside of commodities. Despite its late … Read more

Dow climbs more than 300 points ahead of July 4 holiday, US stocks end higher after a bruising first half of 2022

US stocks closed higher Friday, shaking off earlier weakness that came after a disappointing gauge of manufacturing activity underlined fears that aggressive monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve could lead to a sharp slowdown. How did stocks trade? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.05% rose 321.83 points, or 1%, to close at 31,097.26. The … Read more

Dow climbs more than 300 points ahead of July 4 holiday, US stocks end higher after a bruising first half of 2022

US stocks closed higher Friday, shaking off earlier weakness that came after a disappointing gauge of manufacturing activity underlined fears that aggressive monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve could lead to a sharp slowdown. How did stocks trade? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.05% rose 321.83 points, or 1%, to close at 31,097.26. The … Read more

Here’s what one investor says he’s learned from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – and the mistakes he’s made

This year has been inescapably awful for investors, as this chart on first-half performance shows. So in an environment where every short-term move seems to be a bad one, it might be worth getting a longer-term perspective. Monish Pabrai, the founder of both the Pabrai Investment Funds and the Dhando Funds and an author on … Read more

Here’s what one investor says he’s learned from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – and the mistakes he’s made

This year has been inescapably awful for investors, as this chart on first-half performance shows. So in an environment where every short-term move seems to be a bad one, it might be worth getting a longer-term perspective. Monish Pabrai, the founder of both the Pabrai Investment Funds and the Dhando Funds and an author on … Read more

Dow down more than 500 points as brutal first half comes to close

US stocks opened sharply lower on Thursday following the release of closelywatched inflation data, while Wall Street was headed for its worst first half of the year in more than 50 years. How are stock-index futures trading? The S&P 500 dropped 72 points, or 1.9%, to 3,746. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 509 points, … Read more

Here’s why this trader is piling back into one of the year’s hottest commodities

The end of June is nigh and good riddance. Down about 7%, only March has delivered a win for S&P 500 SPX investors this year, as pandemic fallout has been compounded by Russia’s brutal and deadly invasion of Ukraine that has seemingly driven up prices of everything. While still an ugly month, stocks saw a … Read more

Crypto crash: forced selling cools down; correlation with equities back in focus

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email … Read more

Crypto crash: forced selling cools down; correlation with equities back in focus

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email … Read more

These dividend stocks yield at least 5% and have plenty of room to raise payouts

This year’s stock price declines make for an increasing number of stocks with high dividend yields of at least 5%. Below is a screen that highlights 29 that appear to be able to raise their payouts considerably. There are different approaches to selecting dividend stocks. For example, John Kornitzer, who co-manages the Buffalo Flexible Income … Read more