Here’s what investors should do as the housing market faces tough times

Here’s what investors should do as the housing market faces tough times

With interest rates on the rise, attention has increasingly focused on the housing market, which has been the victim of a slowdown since its post-pandemic peak. New signs of difficulty are coming from Compass COMP, whose shares are plummeting in the pre-market after real estate brokerage and the tech provider cut its annual revenue guide … Read more

Ready to cash in on some gains on this stock market rush? An exit path is about to emerge, says this strategist

Ready to cash in on some gains on this stock market rush?  An exit path is about to emerge, says this strategist

Welcome to the moody Monday, with falling equity futures and oil prices hit hard after a string of bad data from China, along with a surprise rate cut. Some say the global growth engine economic issues belong in a different box to the rest of the world, due to Cihna’s self-imposed slowdown due to COVID … Read more

Because one analyst says he is selling these big four software titles

Because one analyst says he is selling these big four software titles

Shares of Salesforce Inc. get a lot of love on Wall Street, with 43 of the 49 hedging analysts followed by FactSet evaluating the shares as the buy equivalent. But Guggenheim analyst John DiFucci reversed the trend in a big way, starting coverage of the software giant for sale. The start was one of four … Read more

Opinion: These small cap stocks will lead the market if the rally has legs

Opinion: These small cap stocks will lead the market if the rally has legs

If the stock market’s FOMO is starting to bother you, but you’re reluctant to buy stock, here’s a solution: go small. Small businesses are still super cheap. These aren’t companies whose CEOs catch the headlines when they talk. You may not have even heard of most of them. But when you buy their stock, you … Read more

Disney’s earnings suggest the “streaming wars” are officially over

Disney’s earnings suggest the “streaming wars” are officially over

Walt Disney Co. plans to raise prices on various streaming offerings as it prepares to launch an ad-supported level on December 8, marking the latest sign that the streaming market is no longer what it used to be. While media companies once rushed to launch new services and attract new subscribers with flashy offerings, they … Read more

This dividend-paying ETF is beating the stock market this year and its manager expects the “euphoria” seen in equities recently won’t last.

This dividend-paying ETF is beating the stock market this year and its manager expects the “euphoria” seen in equities recently won’t last.

Bye! In this week’s ETF Wrap, you’ll take a look at how Austin Graff, former portfolio manager at PIMCO, is beating the stock market with the TrueShares Low Volatility Equity Income ETF. Please send feedback and suggestions to christine.idzelis@marketwatch.com. You can also follow me on Twitter at @cidzelis and find me on LinkedIn. A small … Read more

Oil prices are falling, but energy company earnings estimates continue to rise – these stocks are cheap

Oil prices are falling, but energy company earnings estimates continue to rise – these stocks are cheap

Oil prices have fallen from their peak at the beginning of the year. But energy company earnings estimates continued to rise thanks to stronger demand and low capital spending. Below is a screenshot of large-cap oil stocks as a starting point for investors. Take a look at a 10-year chart of previous month’s continuing quotes … Read more

Here are some equity moves to consider now that inflation has risen, says Jefferies

Here are some equity moves to consider now that inflation has risen, says Jefferies

After Wednesday’s bearish inflation, the inflation surprise lifted stocks and ushered in the Nasdaq COMP out of a bear market, some may wonder if a merger is around the corner. Stocks are rising as investors are also waking up with more good news about falling US gasoline prices (see below) and producer price inflation. But … Read more

Automakers warn that most electric vehicles won’t qualify for the federal tax credit

Automakers warn that most electric vehicles won’t qualify for the federal tax credit

But the auto industry warns that the vast majority of electric vehicle purchases won’t qualify for such a large tax credit. This is mainly due to the bill’s requirement that, to qualify for the credit, an electric vehicle must contain a battery built in North America from minerals mined or recycled on the continent. And … Read more

The red flag that preceded the halving of global stocks in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

The red flag that preceded the halving of global stocks in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

We are a day away from data that could prove to be a turning point for the markets. If Wednesday’s CPI doesn’t reveal some price slowdown, expectations will rise for a larger Fed rate hike in September, which could bring equities down. But should it change direction, especially after surprisingly good employment data, the idea … Read more