Why this investor who paid $ 650,000 to lunch with Buffett isn’t buying or selling stocks right now

It’s 13-F season, and you’re not going to find many like Guy Spier’s Aquamarine Capital in the first quarter —- zero buys, zero sells. “Pathetic, isn’t it,” Spier quips in an interview. Spier says he feels less pressure to trade for trading sake after he stopped charging management fees. He also cites the possibly apocryphal … Read more

Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

US stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, after retail sales data for April suggested the economy remained healthy and as investors weighed remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. On Monday, the Dow finished less than 0.1% higher, the S&P 500 closed 0.4% lower and the Nasdaq fell 1.2%. The declines followed another losing week for … Read more

Morgan Stanley: ‘Hard landing’ odds jump as investors worry about economic growth

The probability of a “hard landing” for the US economy has jumped, with stock and bond investors worried about slowing economic growth, according to Morgan Stanley’s wealth-management division. “The stock- and bond-market downturn has advanced to behavior resembling a classic cyclical bear market rather than simply a correction,” said Lisa Shalett, chief investment officer at … Read more

“Nowhere to hide?” Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put to rest the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation – a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is “an … Read more

Dow suffers longest losing streak since 2001 as stocks benchmarks extend weekly losses despite closing sharply higher Friday

US stocks ended sharply higher Friday, but all three major benchmarks still booked another week of losses, as investors assessed the scope for further downside and the Federal Reserve’s ability to get inflation under control without sending the economy into a tailspin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a seventh straight week, its longest … Read more

This portfolio manager’s strategy uses just one ETF and its own ‘crash indicator’ to beat the market by 530%

Markets are off to a stronger start on Friday, but it’s been a rough few days, with the S&P 500 facing a six-week losing streak, its longest in a decade. With a war raging in Europe, surging prices all over and uncertainty over what central banks can do about it, investors may not get that … Read more

Crypto crash? What investors need to know about Luna, Tether, and bitcoin

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch. It has been what some called a “very dark” week for crypto, with stablecoin TerraUSD, once the 10th largest cryptocurrency, losing its peg, while bitcoin fell to its lowest level since 2020. … Read more

Opinion: The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses

This past week, the S&P 500 index plunged to new relative lows. It is now trading at prices last seen in March 2021. This latest move downward violated support at 4100-4200 and prompted a swift move down towards possible support at 3900. The next support area below that is 3700 – the lows of February … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake in Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more