Tech Stocks, Omicron Concerns Pull Stock Markets Down

Tech Stocks, Omicron Concerns Pull Stock Markets Down

Major U.S. indexes gave up their strong early gains and turned lower, setting them on track to finish a bumpy week on Wall Street with losses. The S&P 500 lost around 1%, dragged down by shares of tech companies. The index rallied Thursday despite uncertainty about the Omicron variant’s potential impact on the global economy. … Read more

These money and investing tips can help a tough Friday for your portfolio become an easier Monday

These money and investing tips can help a tough Friday for your portfolio become an easier Monday

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSHow one rate hike by a small African nation could derail Powell’s Fed inflation-fighting plans and sink stocks Investors need to stop obsessing about the Fed taper and pay attention … Read more

Stocks tumble as fears over new Covid-19 variant grip global markets

People wait to get vaccinated at a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Nov. 26, 2021. Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa, though its impact on COVID-19 vaccines may not be known for weeks.

US equities took a dive at the open and continued their downward path. With less than one hour left in the shortened trading session, the Dow was trading about 950 points lower. Oil prices were also badly hit.Over the summer, the Delta variant spooked consumers and weighed on sectors like leisure and hospitality. Now investors … Read more

These money and investing tips can help your portfolio traverse the stock market’s peaks and valleys

These money and investing tips can help your portfolio traverse the stock market's peaks and valleys

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSWant to know why it’s so hard to beat the market? Fail to own just one or two stocks and you could significantly lag the market Read More Inflation is … Read more

Alibaba stock plunges nearly 11% in record Hong Kong decline

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Alibaba (BABA) dropped 10.7%, the steepest decline since its listing in the city in November 2019. The fall in Hong Kong followed a similar plunge Thursday in its share price on Wall Street after the company reported disappointing quarterly earnings and warned that results for the year will miss analysts’ estimates. So far this year, … Read more

Cramer’s Mad Money Recap 11/16: Inflation, oil and semiconductors

Cramer's Mad Money Recap 11/16: Inflation, oil and semiconductors

Stop saying we need to slam the brakes on the economy with higher interest rates. The evidence increasingly suggests that inflation is transitory, and Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell might be right after all.Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday that whether or not you’re seeing raging inflation depends on where you look. Many … Read more

These money and investing tips can help keep your portfolio sailing smoothly

These money and investing tips can help keep your portfolio sailing smoothly

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly!INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSHidden in plain sight is a U.S. Treasury bond yielding more than 7% This simple investment could be the solution for your fixed-income needs in retirement Read More If inflation … Read more

Cramer’s Mad Money Recap 11/12: Rivian, Walmart, Nvidia

Cramer's Mad Money Recap 11/12: Rivian, Walmart, Nvidia

Look for signs of opportunity during next week’s trading, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Friday. It’s likely that the short sellers will continue betting against the wrong stocks, he said, and that means big gains when they’re forced to cover their positions.Cramer’s game plan for next week starts, as it often does, on … Read more