Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Will Wall Street Lose Faith in the Fed? Advertisement Supported by ByConrad De Aenlle April 12, 2019 The Federal Reserve gave Wall Street just about everything it wanted, helping to make the first three months of 2019 a great time to be in stocks and bonds. Yet Fed policy may be partly responsible for problems in the markets, too, raising the prospect of a reversal later this year. For the quarter, the average domestic stock fund tracked by Morningstar gained 13.5 percent, led by specialists in technology, energy and consumer issues. Bond funds were up 3.8 percent, and international stocks rose 11.1 percent, with funds that focus on China and other emerging markets doing best. But some market strategists worry that the Fed has been trying too hard to please investors. “Central banks feel … [Read more...] about Will Wall Street Lose Faith in the Fed?
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(Reuters) - A brawl between World Wrestling Entertainment Inc’s bears and bulls could reach a peak this year as the company renegotiates overseas contracts. FILE PHOTO: Saudi fans watch the WWE "Crown Jewel" World Cup 2018 tournament at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal al Nasser While a large contingent of short sellers have been betting that the stock will fall, WWE’s most ardent Wall Street fans say it will continue to rise even after outperforming the stock market last year and for much of 2019. Shares in WWE soared 144 percent in 2018 as U.S. TV license deals that blew past analyst expectations with a 3.6-times hike in average annual value from its previous agreements. The stock has risen another 13.6 percent so far this year as investors are betting on license renewals being negotiated in countries including India and the United Kingdom, which WWE expects to announce by mid-year. Ten out of 13 analysts have buy … [Read more...] about WWE’s next battle royale: Investor fans vs. shorts
By: Dominic Frisby 14/02/2019 This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit.Sign up free here. I’m in Mexico this week where I am giving a couple of talks at a cryptocurrency conference. Beautiful weather; long sandy beaches; big waves which for some reason remind me of the movie Papillon; nice food; nice people. It’s a tough life. In today’s missive, I thought I’d go through one of the arguments I made in one of my talks. And it’s got very little to do with crypto, before you ask. How to stop your convictions from ruining your investments There are a lot of hard-money advocates out here. Gold-, silver- and bitcoin-bugs from around the world have made their way Mexico’s Pacific coast. … [Read more...] about How to catch the best of a bull market while dodging the big bears
Stock charts make it easy to see how the market’s doing at any given time — green means up, red means down — and during a bear market, it’s generally red as far as the eye can see. For many people, the color red means one thing: stop. But to stop investing generally is a bad idea when the market gets scary. Worse yet? Selling stocks out of fear. Given that bear markets, defined as declines of at least 20 percent in asset prices from a recent high, are somewhat inevitable, here are some tips for how to make the most of investing during these times. Make dollar-cost averaging your friend Say the price of a stock in your portfolio slumps 25 percent, from $100 a share to $75 a share. If you have money to invest — and want to buy more of this stock — it can be tempting to try to buy when you think the stock’s price has cratered. Problem is, you will likely be wrong. A more prudent approach is to regularly add money to the market with a strategy … [Read more...] about Strategies on making most of bear market
By: John Stepek 14/01/2019 This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit.Sign up free here. Just a reminder – on the evening of 12 February, I’ll be talking to MoneyWeek regular and dedicated value investor Tim Price, and Netwealth’s Iain Barnes about where the key threats and opportunities lie in asset markets right now. We’ll cover everything from inflation and interest rates to political risks and the best global equity markets – book your place now. Amid all of the forecasts for 2019, there’s one persistent forecast being made by almost all active managers: this is the year that you need good stock pickers on your side. This is the year that active management demonstrates its mettle, … [Read more...] about “2019 will be the year of the stock-picker” – and other nonsense to ignore