The investing game plan as retail giants Walmart and Target wrap up the season

The investing game plan as retail giants Walmart and Target wrap up the season

The earnings season is winding down, but there are still some big names set to report. More than 90% of S & P 500 companies have already reported earnings, with 78% of those names posting better-than-expected profits, according to Refinitiv. Those results have put overall S & P 500 earnings on pace to have grown … Read more

Buffer ETFs are beating the market in 2022 and delivering protection for patient investors

Buffer ETFs are beating the market in 2022 and delivering protection for patient investors

One of the best ways for ETF investors to beat the market this year has been to play it safe. So-called buffer ETFs, an options-based product that allows investors to protect against losses in exchange for capping potential upside, have handily beaten the S & P 500 in 2022, even with the recent rebound for … Read more

Annuities that protect from stock market losses are surging this year

Annuities that protect from stock market losses are surging this year

Annuities have previously gotten a bad rap as coming with too many fees and being overly complicated. But this year, they’ve hit their stride. Annuity sales surged 22% to a record $ 77.5 billion in the second quarter of 2022, according to preliminary data by Limra. It’s the most money investors have poured into the … Read more

New ETF gears up to attract hesitant investors

Risk-averse investors have a new option to make safer bets on Tesla. Innovator ETFs launched the Innovator Hedged TSLA Strategy ETF (TSLH) – among other defined outcome products – last month. According to the ETF’s CEO Bruce Bond, it gives investors exposure to the stock while largely steering clear of volatility and valuation risks by … Read more

Activist Meister eyes up another possible conglomerate break-up to unlock value

Keith Meister, founder and chief investment officer at Corvex Management LP. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) MDU Resources is a regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services business. The company is organized into the following four business segments: (i) utilities: electric and natural gas distribution, (ii) pipeline, (iii) construction … Read more

How to get your old job back

Despite some indications of an economic slowdown, the job market remains remarkably stable, and many workers have reaped the benefits. In fact, a record number of employees quit their jobs, found new positions and renegotiated along the way. But not everyone who joined the so-called Great Reshuffle is better off. More than a quarter – … Read more

Rivian, Teladoc, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart

Here are Friday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: DA Davidson initiates Teladoc as buy DA Davidson said it sees upside for the the telehealth company. “COVID created unprecedented tailwinds for the market, which turned into headwinds; we believe we are now at stable to growing penetration rates for telehealth, and that Teladoc is well-positioned to … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, August 12

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Aug. 11, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Markets looking up US stock futures pointed to a rally Friday morning, a day after the three major indexes posted mixed results. On Thursday, the Dow finished … Read more

‘Forget the past three years’

Eugene Zhang, founding partner of Silicon Valley VC firm TSVC Spencer Greene, general partner of TSVC Courtesy: TSVC Eugene Zhang, a veteran Silicon Valley investor, recalls the exact moment the market for young startups peaked this year. The firehose of money from venture capital firms, hedge funds and wealthy families pouring into seed-stage companies was … Read more

The inflation argument calling another good decade for tech investing

TuSimple, partly owned by UPS, makes self-driving trucks, a technology that may be among the innovations to help lower longer-run inflation in the transport sector. Source: TuSimple As inflation keeps flirting with 40-year highs, we know what the Fed is doing to fight back: raise interest rates. But what can businesses do to fight back … Read more