Don’t get fooled by the bears, sometimes good news is actually … good

This weekend I read a host of negative articles assailing this market and the earnings reports from individual companies. The suggestion: The numbers are all hiding something and even companies like Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) simply reported figures that exceeded lowball analyst estimates that were meant to generate upside. This is an outrageously bullish … Read more

The week in review, the week ahead — July 29, 2022

The major averages all gained for another winning week, capping the best month for stocks in 2022. It was also a week that perfectly exemplified why it’s often the expectations that matter far more than the actual numbers reported. On the macro front, in addition to a 75 basis point rate hike from the Federal … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 29

A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 27, 2022.  Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Taking stock on a summer Friday … Read more

Google and Chevron invest in nuclear fusion startup TAE Technologies

Michl Binderbauer, CEO of TAE Technologies Photo courtesy TAE Technologies Google and Chevron are part of a $250 million funding raise announced Tuesday for TAE Technologies, a nuclear fusion startup with an unconventional strategy. Nuclear fusion is often referred to as the “holy grail” of clean energy because it would be a way to generate … Read more

What we’re watching Friday — Third quarter Day 1, Micron guides lower, Kohl’s ends sale talks

What we’re watching on July 1 The first day of the third quarter and the second half on Wall Street. Four straight down days for the S & P 500 but still not oversold: The oscillator was only at minus 1.26%. The S & P just had its worst first half of a year since … Read more

This dividend fund is down 3% vs. S&P’s 20% drop. Here are its top stock picks

By now even the most ardent tech and growth-stock enthusiasts realize the bull market is over. John Kornitzer’s approach to selecting high-quality stocks for the Buffalo Flexible Income Fund is one that has worked well during the bear market. High inflation, uncertainty in so many industries amid supply-chain issues and labor shortages, the Federal Reserve’s … Read more