AMC is targeting the huge debt burden with the special “APE” dividend.

AMC is targeting the huge debt burden with the special “APE” dividend.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. took Wall Street by surprise with the announcement of its special “APE” dividend after the market close on Thursday. This, of course, is a company that is no stranger to bold moves, as evidenced by the movie chain’s $ 27.9 million investment in the Hycroft Mining Holding Corp. HYMC gold and … Read more

Opinion: Four tales that stock market investors and policy makers tell each other

Opinion: Four tales that stock market investors and policy makers tell each other

LONDON (Project Syndicate) – Do you believe in fairy tales? If so, you could probably earn well as a financial trader or gain power and prestige as a central banker nowadays. While annual inflation in the US, eurozone and UK has risen to 40-year highs and is likely to reach double digits after the summer, … Read more

Opinion: The S&P 500 is so close to breaking through this crucial level and challenging the bear market trend line

Opinion: The S&P 500 is so close to breaking through this crucial level and challenging the bear market trend line

The S&P 500 Index may be in the process of securing two major bullish SPXs, -0.12% milestones. First, the S&P rose from that mid-June low to the major resistance at 4170. A two-day close above that level would be quite bullish and set the stage for a downtrend line challenge that defines this bear market. … Read more

Why Mark Mobius thinks US equities haven’t bottomed out — and where he sees emerging market opportunities

Why Mark Mobius thinks US equities haven’t bottomed out — and where he sees emerging market opportunities

The US markets have provided a lot of excitement this year to keep investors on their toes. But while US and European equities have performed negatively since early 2022, emerging market equities fared worse. But as the US dollar retreated from its multi-decade high over the past month, investors, including Allianz’s Mohammad El-Erian, pointed out … Read more

Paul Britton, CEO of a $ 9.5 billion derivatives firm, says the market hasn’t seen the worst

Paul Britton, CEO of a $ 9.5 billion derivatives firm, says the market hasn’t seen the worst

(Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) The market has seen huge price swings this year – be it stocks, fixed income, currencies or commodities – but volatility expert Paul Britton doesn’t think it ends there. Britton is the founder and CEO of the $ 9.5 billion derivatives company, Capstone Investment Advisors. He … Read more

Markets face crucial summer week, with Fed, earnings and economic data

Markets face crucial summer week, with Fed, earnings and economic data

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 27, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters There’s a head-spinning amount of news for markets to navigate in the week ahead, the biggest of which will be the Federal Reserve’s midweek meeting. The two largest US companies – Microsoft and Apple – … Read more

Opinion: There are three reasons why healthcare is the best sector on the market today. These eight titles are the quietest.

Opinion: There are three reasons why healthcare is the best sector on the market today.  These eight titles are the quietest.

You are tempted to increase your exposure to stocks due to the strength of the market. But you are still shy for the gun due to the painful selloff. Also, you are worried about a recession. What to do? Buy health shares. They have many defensive characteristics that help them outperform in recessions and past … Read more

These stocks are the key to the market rally for the rest of the summer

These stocks are the key to the market rally for the rest of the summer

Technology led the summer rally and must maintain momentum if the market continues to rise through September, strategists say. The S&P technology sector posted an increase of approximately 13.5% in July. These stocks are represented in the Technology Select Sector SPDR fund, which has so far fallen by around 0.6% in the first two trading … Read more

The dollar will weaken and these stocks could outperform, Evercore says

The dollar will weaken and these stocks could outperform, Evercore says

Hopes that the Federal Reserve may be less aggressive in raising borrowing costs than previously feared have quickly rippled across markets over the past week. Stocks rose as bond yields fell. And it abruptly stopped the dollar’s rage. The DXY dollar index, which reached a 20-year high above 108.5 in July, is now close to … Read more

3 money movements to minimize uncertainty in the second half of 2022

3 money movements to minimize uncertainty in the second half of 2022

David Sachs | The image bank | Getty Images It’s no secret that the first half of 2022 introduced many costly changes for consumers: The S&P 500 Index fell 20.6% in its largest first-half decline since 1970, dragging investor portfolios with it. The Federal Reserve approved a 75 basis point rate hike in June, the … Read more