Amazon Stock Falls on Mixed Earnings Report and Weak Forecast. AWS also missed.

Amazon Stock Falls on Mixed Earnings Report and Weak Forecast.  AWS also missed.

font size Investors are looking for evidence that Amazon.com is making progress in its cost containment efforts. David Ryder/Bloomberg Amazon . com shares fell in late trading Thursday after the company posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with better-than-expected revenue growth but weaker-than-expected earnings, largely due to a loss to the company’s stake in the electric power … Read more

Earnings from Apple, Amazon and Alphabet are coming. This is what the stock options market is preparing for.

Earnings from Apple, Amazon and Alphabet are coming.  This is what the stock options market is preparing for.

The options market has prepared for bigger-than-usual moves in the shares of a trio of billion-dollar companies the day after they reported their quarterly results. That’s because the implied volatility, or how much a stock is expected to move in a given time period, of the stock for Apple Inc. AAPL, +3.12%, Alphabet Inc. google, … Read more

There is still too much risk in the equity and bond markets. Earn this easy 4.5% return while you wait for stability, says trader who hit 2 big calls in 2022.

There is still too much risk in the equity and bond markets.  Earn this easy 4.5% return while you wait for stability, says trader who hit 2 big calls in 2022.

Ahead of Big Tech Earnings, Meta Results Poised to Lighten Nasdaq Composite COMP for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX also points to gains as investors have a glass-half-full view of the Fed meeting. LaDucTrading.com founder Samantha LaDuc is concerned that investors are in the throes of another Fed error. “The market is not pricing in … Read more

Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel send the proceeds of their layoffs directly to Wall Street

Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel send the proceeds of their layoffs directly to Wall Street

For years, Wall Street grumbled at Silicon Valley’s refusal to pay dividends and buy back stocks as technology companies grew into money-generating machines. That is no longer a problem, even if those tech companies make less profit than in previous years. In fact, some tech companies are effectively paying off Wall Street even as they … Read more

Bitcoin Price Rise With Other Risk Assets. Thanks the Fed.

Bitcoin Price Rise With Other Risk Assets.  Thanks the Fed.

font size Bitcoin has rallied higher to start the year, but there is reason to believe that the gains could be unsustainable. Dream time Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rose along with other risky assets on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by a quarter point. It’s another rate hike, but a marked slowdown … Read more

Opinion: Snap stock has lost the one thing it went for

Opinion: Snap stock has lost the one thing it went for

Life of Snap Inc. as a fast-growing young tech stock is over, and its rivals are about to show how much of that change is about Snapchat. “From our recent conversations with our partners, it appears that ad demand hasn’t really improved, but hasn’t gotten much worse either,” Snap co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel told … Read more

The stock market had a great January. Now it’s all the Fed.

The stock market had a great January.  Now it’s all the Fed.

Font size A scene from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The stock market just ended a positive January. After last year’s bear market, and in combination with other recent movements, this is a very positive signal. The S&P 500 closed January with a gain of just … Read more

Pfizer falls on gloomy guidance as company braces for covid vaccine turnaround

Pfizer falls on gloomy guidance as company braces for covid vaccine turnaround

Font size Pfizer said it expects Covid-19 vaccine sales to fall to $13.5 billion by 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Pfizer on Tuesday set guidance for fiscal year 2023 well below consensus figures from Wall Street, dampening investor expectations ahead of what is expected to be a sharp drop in sales of Covid-19 products. Shares fell … Read more

Tesla stock jumps 11% to its best week in a decade

Tesla stock jumps 11% to its best week in a decade

The share of Tesla Inc. extended its rally on Friday, pushing weekly gains to nearly 35% as investors cheered the EV maker’s earnings and CEO Elon Musk’s assurance that demand isn’t a problem at Tesla. Tesla shares ended at their highest level since Dec. 9, when they closed at $179.05. The stock also extended its … Read more

Tech stocks are having their best January in decades – here’s why that may not be a good sign

Tech stocks are having their best January in decades – here’s why that may not be a good sign

Technology stocks are having a pretty rough start to 2023, but that could actually be an ominous signal. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.95% is up 11% so far this month, on track for its best January performance since gaining 12.2% in 2001, according to Dow Jones Market Data. But that 2001 rally cooled off … Read more