Opinion: The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses

Opinion: The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses

This past week, the S&P 500 index plunged to new relative lows. It is now trading at prices last seen in March 2021. This latest move downward violated support at 4100-4200 and prompted a swift move down toward possible support at 3900. The next support area below that is 3700 – the lows of February … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Coinbase Stock Keeps Sliding After Earnings Report

The biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the US said it was bleeding users, reflecting continued destruction in the crypto market and investors’ unease about risky assets. Coinbase Global Inc. COIN -12.60% said Tuesday that it lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the first quarter, sending the stock tumbling in after-hours trading. Following the after-market report, … Read more

Market’s 2022 Slide Has Already Changed Investor Behavior

The 2022 pullback in US stocks intensified last week, with stocks on Thursday staging their largest single-day decline since the onset of the pandemic. The plunge came just a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared to clear the way for a stock rally by casting interest-rate increases larger than a half-percentage point as … Read more

Market’s 2022 Slide Has Already Changed Investor Behavior

The 2022 pullback in US stocks intensified last week, with stocks on Thursday staging their largest single-day decline since the onset of the pandemic. The plunge came just a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared to clear the way for a stock rally by casting interest-rate increases larger than a half-percentage point as … Read more

EU Considers Insurance Ban for Ships Carrying Russian Oil

EU officials have proposed a ban on insuring ships that carry Russian oil, a move aimed at blocking Russia’s access to global oil markets and the revenue that has fueled its military invasion of Ukraine. “In effect, it would be a very strong hindrance to export Russian crude,” said Lars Barstad, chief executive of Frontline. … Read more

Investors Rush Into Defensive ETFs as Market Turbulence Grows

Jittery investors are pouring money into exchange-traded funds tied to defensive sectors, seeking safety in a market that continues to be whipsawed by worries about rising interest rates. Net inflows into defensive ETFs — or those related to the consumer staples, healthcare, utilities and real-estate sectors, along with precious metals, Treasurys and commodities — have … Read more

Stocks end rocky week with their 5th straight weekly decline

NEW YORK – A turbulent week on Wall Street ended Friday with more losses and the stock market’s fifth straight weekly decline. The latest pullback came as investors balanced a strong US jobs report against worries the Federal Reserve may cause a recession in its drive to halt inflation. The S&P 500 ended with a … Read more

Zillow stock falls 9% after disappointing forecast in ‘uncertain’ real-estate environment

Zillow Group Inc. blew away revenue expectations for the first quarter Thursday, but reflected the uncertain future for the real-estate industry with a disappointing forecast, pushing shares down in after-hours trading. Zillow Z, -9.88% ZG, -9.42% reported a first-quarter profit of $ 16 million, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $ 4.26 billion, … Read more