Snap issued a revenue warning late on May 23 — not so unusual this earnings season — but the company used some harsh words, saying “the macroeconomic environment has deteriorated further and faster than anticipated.”
Many retailers also are warning of a worsening economy.
These retailers buck the trend
Macy’s thrilled investors on May 26 when the retailer reported solid quarterly results.
Shares of Dollar Tree jumped 22% on May 26 after the discounter blew past estimates for sales and earnings. Rival Dollar General saw its stock pop by 14% after raising its guidance for same-store sales growth.
Macy’s said its quarterly profit nearly tripled from a year earlier, sending its stock up 19% on May 26. The company raised its full-year profit guidance.
Here’s a possible catalyst for rising stock prices through midyear
Some money managers have to rebalance portfolios for pensions, mutual funds, institutions and even individual clients each quarter. Here’s why rebalancing might lead to a $250 billion inflow for stocks by June 30.
Another good sign for stocks: Strong insider buying suggests a 15% rally in the S&P 500 from here
And some tough timing: Withdrawing from your 401(k) or IRA in a down market? What you need to know
Dividend stocks are shining in 2022 — here’s a look ahead
Dividend stocks been healthy this year as the broad market has fallen.
The chart above shows total returns this year for the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (which tracks a group of 80 stocks in the S&P 500 with the highest dividend yields) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. It is clear that investors are more comfortable with dividend stocks in this environment.
Here’s a list of 15 stocks in the S&P 500 High Yield Index that are expected to raise their dividends the most through 2024.
Will the Federal Reserve’s anti-inflation policy work?
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The Federal Reserve is moving quickly to reduce its bond portfolio, which means a shrinking money supply in the U.S. That action, while interest rates rise, is expected to cool the U.S. economy and lower the inflation rate. Vitaliy Katsenelson considers what will happen with prices for various items as the economy slows.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said this week that he expects the central bank to succeed in reducing inflation. Bernanke also explained why the Fed hadn’t moved more quickly to tame inflation.
More on the Fed:
A different take on inflation
Signs of better times for home buyers
Even the hottest market will eventually cool down.
The incredible real-estate market in the wake of the pandemic and so much stimulus, followed now by an increase in mortgage loan rates, might have you thinking that buying a home or upsizing is out of your reach. Quentin Fottrell looks at some positive developments:
More housing coverage:
These investors are most likely to make this type of mistake during stock-market volatility
The sharks of financial worry.
This group of people, with so much responsibility for others while also saving for retirement, is most likely to make this type of terrible mistake, according to a new study in the Journal of Financial Data Science.
How has JP Morgan lived up to its commitment on racial equity?
CEO Jamie Dimon.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. made the biggest racial-equity commitment of any U.S. company in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in May of 2020. Here’s what has happened since then.
This is how investors can jump on a new health threat
Jaimy Lee lists five biotech stocks that jumped after the World Health Organization confirmed dozens of monkeypox cases in Europe and the U.S.
Here’s how to have some fun while helping others—and yourself — in retirement
Richard Eisenberg shares “the secret sauce” for a satisfying retirement.
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