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Bitcoin (BTC) price surges to top $20,000 even as stocks hit 2022 lows

Bitcoin continues to trade in a tight range of $18,000 to $25,000 mark, keeping investors on edge about where the price is going next. The crytpo market has been plagued with a number of issues from collapsed projects to bankruptcies. Nurphoto | Getty Images Bitcoin topped $20,000 on Tuesday, hitting its highest level in the … Read more

These stable value stocks are holding up this year and pay solid dividends

After a vicious week for stocks CNBC Pro found some stable value names that pay healthy dividends to help traders bolster their portfolios. The S & P 500 lost more than 5% last week, briefly dipping below its bear market closing low of 3,666. These swift declines left investors scrambling for ways to shield their … Read more

Betting stocks struggle despite Australia’s gambling obsession

Over the course of the past year, shares in Points Bet, which has a significant presence in Australia but is also trying to become a major player in the US, are down 70 per cent. Meanwhile, shares in wagering technology group BetMakers have fallen 60 per cent. The benchmark ASX 200 index has fallen by … Read more

Tech stocks worst two-week stretch since the start of pandemic

Pedestrians pass by the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images What started off as a third-quarter rebound has turned into a flop for tech investors. The Nasdaq tumbled 5.1% this week after losing 5.5% the prior week. That marks the worst two-week stretch for the tech-heavy index since it plunged … Read more

Stocks Plunge Again, Pushing S&P 500 Below Where It Was When Biden Took Office

Investors sold off stocks on Friday morning, putting the major indexes on pace for another losing week and at levels below where they were when President Joe Biden took office on January 20, 2021. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 700 points  on Friday, a 2.4 percent decline, to 29,371. If stocks were … Read more

Inventory is piling up as consumer demand slows. That’s bad news for these stocks

It’s time to sell stocks that are seeing inventory pile up at the same time as consumer demand slows, according to Adam Parker of Trivariate Research. Inventory levels are becoming the key performance indicator for equities as companies continue to deal with global supply chain issues made worse by the pandemic, according to a research … Read more

Bond market plunge means the low for stocks is not in yet, Bank of America’s Hartnett says

Pressure in the bond market is also exacting a toll on stocks, which look likely to go still lower from here, according to Bank of America’s top strategist. In normal times, investors seek the safe haven of fixed income when stocks are falling. That means rising bond prices and a corresponding fall in yields. However, … Read more

Retailers have a big inventory problem. Here are stocks most at risk

UBS said the inventory problem at retailers is worse than investors are expecting, and identified some stocks that will be hardest hit. “[We] analyzed industry inventory levels now that Softlines earnings season is essentially over. We draw two conclusions from this work: 1) The Softlines industry inventory situation got worse q/q. The Softlines industry sales/inventory … Read more

ASX to open lower after US stocks fall ahead of Fed decision

Stocks have been slumping and Treasury yields rising as the Fed raises the cost of borrowing money in hopes of slowing down the hottest inflation in four decades. The central bank’s aggressive rate hikes have been making markets jittery, especially as Fed officials assert their determination to keep raising rates until they are sure inflation … Read more

Morgan Stanley says buy these dividend stocks to optimize returns in turbulent times

Morgan Stanley sees earnings headwinds building and has some dividend stocks for investors to optimizing returns despite the volatility. Earnings forecasts for this year and next remain “too high,” especially as tighter central bank policy has a delayed impact on the economy, according to Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson in a Monday note. Markets were choppy … Read more