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Are Nasdaq stocks in a bull market? A history of head fakes says slow your roll

This stock-market milestone indicates the S&P 500 could be as much as 16% higher one year from today

More technical indicators are emerging to suggest that the broad-based summer rebound in stocks might be the start of something bigger. Over the past few trading sessions, technical analysts have confronted a number of “market breadth”-related indicators that could portend further gains. For starters, the number of S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day moving …

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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 …

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Inflation surge cools in July. Should you still play defense with your portfolio?

Inflation surge cools in July. Should you still play defense with your portfolio?

The latest surge in stocks helped lift the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.09% out of bear-market territory on Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% to exit correction territory. But the sharp upswing also prompted debate about if investors should adjust their portfolios, pivoting away from defense plays. For the past month, growth stocks …

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It's a Tom Jones rally but it may be overbought, say analysts

It’s a Tom Jones rally but it may be overbought, say analysts

The latest action in stocks may be a concern for the bulls. The S&P 500’s initial surge on Thursday to fresh three-month highs fizzled as the session wore on. The “peak inflation rally” faded. Futures early on Friday are firmer again, but inevitably there are some observers still wary of the recent bounce. “Obviously, a …

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Are Nasdaq stocks in a bull market? A history of head fakes says slow your roll

Are Nasdaq stocks in a bull market? A history of head fakes says slow your roll

Before passing out cigars in celebration of the birth of a baby bull market for the Nasdaq Composite, investors might want to take a look back at history. Sure, the tech-heavy gauge ended Wednesday up 20.8% from its 2022 closing low of 10,646.10 set on June 16. A rise of 20% from a recent low …

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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 …

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The Nasdaq is on track to exit a bear market --- and the Dow to leave correction territory --- after July CPI reading

The Nasdaq is on track to exit a bear market — and the Dow to leave correction territory — after July CPI reading

The Nasdaq Composite was on track to exit a brutal bear market Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was set to end a market correction, as stocks rallied in the wake of a cooler July inflation reading. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.55% was up 2.5% near 12,810 in midday trade. According to Dow Jones …

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Markets have been extrapolating from one release to the next. Here are bargain stocks that build long-term returns, say these fund managers

Markets have been extrapolating from one release to the next. Here are bargain stocks that build long-term returns, say these fund managers

Wow, that was a shocker: U.S. consumer price growth slowed to 0% in July, the Labor Department reported on Wednesday. Core price growth slowed to 0.3%, which was below forecast. Over the last 12 months, prices have gained 8.5%, also coming in below forecast. The soft reading seems to justify the 13% rally in the …

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Don't be fooled by a drop in U.S. headline inflation. Markets will be attuned to another figure on Wednesday.

Don’t be fooled by a drop in U.S. headline inflation. Markets will be attuned to another figure on Wednesday.

Traders, investors and economists are all counting on Wednesday’s consumer-price index report to show a decline in the annual headline U.S. inflation rate for July. But there’s another figure buried in the consumer-price index data that has the propensity to jolt markets. It’s called the core year-over-year CPI reading, a measure which strips out volatile …

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Bed Bath & Beyond stock set to snap longest win streak in 15 years after Baird analyst suggests it's time to sell

Bed Bath & Beyond stock set to snap longest win streak in 15 years after Baird analyst suggests it’s time to sell

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. tumbled Tuesday, putting them in danger of their first decline in two weeks, after Baird analyst Justin Kleber suggested investors sell, saying the latest “meme stock frenzy” comes despite continued liquidity concerns. Baird’s Kleber turned bearish on the home goods retailer after its stock BBBY, -14.20% soared 39.8% …

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