There’s still too much risk in stock 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 major tech earnings later, Meta results are lighting up the Nasdaq Composite COMP for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX is also up as investors take a glass-half full view of the Fed meeting. Worried that investors are in the clutches of another Fed misread is the founder of LaDucTrading.com, Samantha LaDuc. “The market … Read more

There’s still too much risk in stock 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 major tech earnings, Meta results are ready to light up the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.00% for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.05% is also pointing to gains as investors take a glass-half full view of the Fed meeting. Worried that investors are in the clutches of another Fed misread is the founder of … Read more

Michael Burry says sell and Jim Cramer says buy. As the Fed meets, here’s how they both could be wrong on stocks.

Michael Burry, the hedge-fund manager at Scion Asset Management who correctly forecast the 2008 financial crisis, on Tuesday night sent out a one-word tweet: “Sell.” Burry didn’t elaborate, but it’s not hard to fill in the blanks. Assets like bitcoin and ARK Innovation ETF surged in January, in a seeming dash for trash on the … Read more

It’s a key week for the stock market. If you’re not nervous, you should be, this global strategist warns.

Investors have got the jitters as a big week unfolds — several central bank meetings including the Fed, earnings from Apple and Amazon.com, and jobs data. Yikes. Any investor out there who isn’t nervous, perhaps should recheck his gut, says our call of the dayfrom Standard Chartered’s global head of research, Eric Robertsen. “We do … Read more

The Fed and the stock market are set for a showdown this week. What’s at stake.

Let’s get ready to rumble. The Federal Reserve and investors appear to be locked in what one veteran market watcher has described as an epic game of “chicken.” What Fed Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday could determine the winner. Here’s the conflict. Fed policy makers have steadily insisted that the fed-funds rate, now at 4.25% … Read more

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google face earnings test amid Big Tech layoffs

In the biggest week of the holiday-earnings season, Big Tech results will receive the spotlight amid thousands of layoffs that could only be the beginning. After tech stocks were decimated in 2022, investors will be looking for signs of a turnaround in holiday reports and potential forecasts for the year ahead from three of 2022’s … Read more

ChatGPT AI Technology Will Create Copyright Law Problems

Text size With a few words of instruction, ChatGPT can generate coherent, fluent text that feels human-generated. This could cause copyright law chaos, write Shawn C. Helms and Jason D. Krieser. Dreamstime About the authors: Shawn C. Helms and Jason D. Krieser are partners at international law firm McDermott Will & Emery and co-heads of … Read more

‘This has bugged me all my life’: My estranged father gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried foul, and told me to stop. Who’s right?

This has bugged me all my life. My father left my family when I was 7. I’m not sure how much in child support he paid my mother. Soon after I graduated college, he visited me for the first time since he left the family. He told me that he wanted to send me money … Read more

Investors beware. It’s the market relationship with data that may pivot when the Fed pauses, says Citi.

Stocks on Friday looked ready to retreat a smidgeon as Wall Street closes out the week. That’s OK, the S&P 500 SPX is already up 5.75% in 2023, helped by the belief that slowing economy and softening inflation will allow the Federal Reserve to be less aggressive in raising borrowing costs. This has meant that … Read more

‘It is an employer’s market’: Tech layoffs may have turned the Great Resignation into the Great Recommitment

The flood of Big tech layoffs has again upended the dynamic between employers and employees, workers and executives say, leading to prolonged job searches and widespread fear and anxiety among many in the industry. “It is an employer’s market after years of employees having the benefit of working from home [and] more jobs with higher … Read more