JP Morgan quant who called summer rebound in stocks says rally could continue even if corporate profits decline

Investors worried about the next pullback for stocks might want to pause and consider this: the decline in equity valuations since the start of the year already has exceeded the average pullback of other recessionary periods since the early 1990s, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s equity quant Marko Kolanovic. While more Wall Street analysts … Read more

Tesla investors urged to vote against board members, for shareholder proposals by influential advisory services

Two prominent and influential proxy advisory firms are urging Tesla Inc. investors to vote against the reelection of two board directors, and are recommending they defy the company’s wishes and vote for six out of eight shareholder proposals. Tesla TSLA, +0.04% is facing several employee-related controversies and is caught up in the glare of the … Read more

Will the stock-market rally turn into a selloff? This bond-market gauge could tip investors off

Now that the Federal Reserve appears to have abandoned its forward guidance tool in favor of being “data dependent” to help inform its future path for rates, investors should keep an eye on this gauge of inflation expectations for signs of a shift in the market’s mood. Watch the five-year break-even inflation rate, one of … Read more

Whatever you’re feeling now about stocks is normal bear-market grief — and the worst is yet to come

Stock investors have a lot more grieving to do before the bear market breathes its last. According to the five stages of bear market grief, which I addressed in mid-May, we’re currently at stage three. That leaves stages four and five to suffer through; unfortunately, these are the most painful. To summarize, the five stages … Read more

Roku stock plummets toward worst drop on record after ‘frankly awful’ earnings

Shares of Roku Inc. were tumbling toward their worst drop on record Friday after the streaming company acknowledged a “significant slowdown” in advertising spending that helped propel it to weaker-than-expected results and could persist beyond the latest quarter. “Consumers began to moderate discretionary spend, and advertisers significantly curtailed spend in the ad scatter market (TV … Read more

Roku stock plummets as earnings are widely panned: ‘The sum of all of our worries’

Shares of Roku Inc. were tumbling in premarket trading Friday after the streaming company acknowledged a “significant slowdown” in advertising spending that helped propel it to weaker-than-expected results and could persist beyond the latest quarter. “Consumers began to moderate discretionary spend, and advertisers significantly curtailed spend in the ad scatter market (TV ads bought during … Read more

Intel earnings slammed on Wall Street: ‘Such a disconnect between the company’s optimism and the current reality’

Intel Corp. drew sharp criticism from analysts after the company reported results that were disappointing on many fronts, indicating a storm of macroeconomic, competitive, and execution challenges. The chip company fell far short of expectations on revenue, profit, and gross margins in its late-Thursday report, and executives issued a forecast for the current quarter that … Read more

Amazon stock jumps 12% as sales beat and AWS growth overcome a second straight quarterly loss

Amazon.com Inc. decided to cut back after years of pouring money into growth, and the result was a second consecutive quarterly loss, but a beat on sales and continued strong growth from Amazon Web Services helped push the stock higher in after-hours trading Thursday. Amazon AMZN, +1.08% reported a second-quarter loss of $2 billion, or … Read more

Amazon cost cuts can’t stop a second consecutive loss, but sales beat sends stock more than 10% higher

Amazon.com Inc. decided to cut back after years of pouring money into growth, and the result was a second consecutive quarterly loss, but a beat on sales and continued strong growth from Amazon Web Services helped push the stock higher in after-hours trading Thursday. Amazon AMZN, +1.08% reported a second-quarter loss of $2 billion, or … Read more