Ford Drops Semiconductor Bombshell. Adds Alliance To Boost American-Made Chips.

Ford Drops Semiconductor Bombshell. Adds Alliance To Boost American-Made Chips.

Text size Chip shortages have disrupted the auto industry since early this year. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg A global semiconductor shortage has constrained auto production all year, creating production—and stock market—volatility for the entire automotive sector. Ford Motor is taking new steps to minimize the impact on its operations. Ford (ticker: F) and GlobalFoundries (GFS) on … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, Nov. 17

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, Nov. 17

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:1. Wall Street looks steady after more retail earnings, near-record closesTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 15, 2021 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures were relatively flat … Read more

Even if Fed Tightens, Easy Money Will Be Available. That’s Good News for Stocks.

Even if Fed Tightens, Easy Money Will Be Available. That’s Good News for Stocks.

Halloween came early to the global bond markets this past week, temporarily spooking stocks with the specter of tighter central-bank policies leading to slower economic growth. But this time, the equity market didn’t fall for the trick and realized that the treat of easy money isn’t about to be snatched away. The S&P 500 and … Read more