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

If the U.S. midterm election cycle this year is anything like previous ones, the stock market will carve out a major right-hand low around Election Day in November. That should give some hope to beleaguered investors whose equity holdings have suffered double-digit losses so far this year. A significant rally could be in a few … Read more

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited with boosting stock returns and boosting other speculative asset values ​​by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve clawed back billions of dollars worth of bonds during the crisis financial crisis of 2008 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 in particular. Investors and policymakers may be underestimating what happens … Read more

Robinhood users buy and own businesses “they know, understand and believe in for the long haul”. Here are their favorite stocks.

According to a new index in the brokerage app aimed at new investors, tech companies, electric vehicle makers and some meme stocks are among the overall mix of stocks in Robinhood users’ portfolios. These are stocks like Amazon AMZN, +2.66%, Microsoft MSFT, +2.30%, You’re here TSLA, +3.60%, Apple AAPL, +1.88%, Ford Motor Company F, -0.32% … Read more

Robinhood users buy and own businesses “they know, understand and believe in for the long haul”. Here are their favorite stocks.

According to a new index in the brokerage app aimed at new investors, tech companies, electric vehicle makers and some meme stocks are among the overall mix of stocks in Robinhood users’ portfolios. These are stocks like Amazon AMZN, +2.66%, Microsoft MSFT, +2.30%, You’re here TSLA, +3.60%, Apple AAPL, +1.88%, Ford Motor Company F, -0.32% … Read more

COVID Boosters Targeting Omicron Expected This Week, But Experts Fear Low Uptake

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize new COVID-19 booster shots this week that target the latest versions of the omicron variant, but will do so without data from a study showing the shots were safe and worked in humans. Authorizing doses, without data from human tests known as clinical trials, is similar … Read more

The Fed’s Powell triggered a 1,000 point rout in the Dow Jones. Here’s what investors should do next.

Now might be a good time to consider hiding in short-term Treasuries or corporate bonds and other defensive parts of the stock market. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke of a willingness to inflict “a bit of pain” on households and businesses in an unusually blunt speech from Jackson Hole that hinted at … Read more

Study finds Pfizer’s antiviral has little to no benefit for young adults, and WHO says BA.5 omicron subvariant accounted for 74% of cases in past week

Pfizer’s COVID antiviral, Paxlovid, appears to have little to no benefit for young adults, although it still reduces the risk of hospitalization or death in older adults, according to a new Israeli study. Data from the study of 109,000 patients could renew questions about the US government’s use of Paxlovid, which has become the gold … Read more

Pfizer and BioNTech say data shows COVID vaccine is more than 70% effective in young children, with cases rising in just 7 states

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Tuesday offered updated COVID vaccine data supporting efficacy in children 6 months to 4 years old. Businesses EFP, -1.88% BTX, -0.03% said updated analysis of 34 cases occurring at least seven days after a three-dose regimen showed a vaccine efficacy of 73.2% in children in this age group. … Read more

Bill Ackman says fast food chains are an inflationary shield. Here are two he likes, and one he just sold.

A cautious session is expected for Tuesday, after the worst slump since June for the major indices. That’s when a growing number of investors see the Fed moving from rate hikes to a daunting challenge in the face of stubbornly high inflation and a global growth mess. We’ll find out on Friday when Fed Chairman … Read more

Bill Ackman says fast food chains are an inflationary shield. Here are two he likes, and one he just sold.

A cautious session is expected for Tuesday, after the worst slump since June for the major indices. That’s when a growing number of investors see the Fed moving from rate hikes to a daunting challenge in the face of stubbornly high inflation and a global growth mess. We’ll find out on Friday when Fed Chairman … Read more