Analyst Comment/Recommendation

These 20 stocks have short interest of 19% or more, and AMC and GameStop are not even in the top half

These 20 stocks have short interest of 19% or more, and AMC and GameStop are not even in the top half

Short selling is a trading technique that gets especially popular during bear markets in stocks. Short selling — or betting on a decline in prices — can come to the fore if investors suspect a company is entering a difficult period, during a period of stress on financial markets, or when a group of traders …

These 20 stocks have short interest of 19% or more, and AMC and GameStop are not even in the top half Read More »

Ray Dalio says watch out for rates reaching this level, because Wall Street stocks will take a 20% hit

Ray Dalio says watch out for rates reaching this level, because Wall Street stocks will take a 20% hit

After that CPI shock earlier in the week, Wall Street is bracing for a fresh batch of data including retail sales, on Thursday, with a deepening yield curve inversion between 2- and 10-year bonds giving off ever gloomier economic signals. There’s good news though, as a disastrous rail strike may be averted. There’s no cheering …

Ray Dalio says watch out for rates reaching this level, because Wall Street stocks will take a 20% hit Read More »

20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors

20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors

After a years-long bull market in growth stocks, the beleaguered value strategy has outperformed this year, as rising interest rates apply pressure on equities. Below is a screen of large-cap value stocks that have growth characteristics. This may serve as a starting point for your own stock-selection research in a difficult market environment. First, let’s …

20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors Read More »

A strong market rally could be just weeks away if the U.S. midterm elections can put anxious stock investors at ease

A strong market rally could be just weeks away if the U.S. midterm elections can put anxious stock investors at ease

If the U.S. midterm election cycle this year is like past ones, the stock market will carve out an important low right around Election Day in November. That should give some hope to beleaguered investors whose stock holdings have suffered double-digit losses so far this year. A meaningful rally could be just a few weeks …

A strong market rally could be just weeks away if the U.S. midterm elections can put anxious stock investors at ease Read More »

Did the stock market 'misinterpret' Fed again? What strategists say about the reaction to the July minutes

Did the stock market ‘misinterpret’ Fed again? What strategists say about the reaction to the July minutes

Stock-market participants were too quick to price in a “less hawkish” U.S. monetary policy outlook, based on the minutes, published Wednesday, of the Federal Reserve’s meeting in July, at which policy makers hiked the benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points, some analysts argue. U.S. stocks struggled to find direction on Thursday morning. The S&P …

Did the stock market ‘misinterpret’ Fed again? What strategists say about the reaction to the July minutes Read More »

20 bank stocks expected to benefit the most from rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve fights inflation

20 bank stocks expected to benefit the most from rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve fights inflation

When companies report financial results, analysts tend to make comparisons to the year-earlier quarter. But there are times when sequential improvements can be telling. This is one of those times for small and mid-sized banks. Below is a screen that shows which U.S. banks are expected to show the greatest improvement in interest-rate spreads over …

20 bank stocks expected to benefit the most from rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve fights inflation Read More »

What's the best way to invest in tech stocks right now? This strategy is working well for one fund manager.

What’s the best way to invest in tech stocks right now? This strategy is working well for one fund manager.

Technology stocks have been rallying for weeks. But there are plenty of arguments that we’re in the midst of a bear-market rally and that more volatility lies ahead, especially for the rapidly growing, but not necessarily profitable, technology stocks that performed so well during the previous bull market through late 2021. Robert Stimpson, chief investment …

What’s the best way to invest in tech stocks right now? This strategy is working well for one fund manager. Read More »

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related …

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled Read More »

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

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

We are a day away from data that could prove a turning point for markets. If Wednesday’s CPI doesn’t reveal some slowing in prices, expectations will rise for a bigger Fed rate hike in September, possibly knocking stocks. But if it swings the other way, especially after surprisingly good jobs data, the view that things …

The red flag that preceded a halving of global equities in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi Read More »

AMC takes aim at massive debt burden with ‘APE’ special dividend

AMC takes aim at massive debt burden with ‘APE’ special dividend

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

AMC takes aim at massive debt burden with ‘APE’ special dividend Read More »