Stock Futures Rise as U.S. Nears Deal to Lift Debt Ceiling

Stock Futures Rise as U.S. Nears Deal to Lift Debt Ceiling

The Fed Is Set Up for a Pause. Why the Stock Market Is Set for a Fall.

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Lithium Maker Albemarle Cut Its Earnings Guidance. Why the Stock Is Up.

Disappointing guidance from the lithium miner Albemarle shows just how tough it can be to invest in commodity producers. Investors need to track spot prices, government policy, demand, and supply, not to mention the strategic choices of company management.

Saudi-Led Oil Producers to Lower Output Further

Saudi-Led Oil Producers to Lower Output Further

Bitcoin Slips but Conditions for ‘Crypto to Thrive Remain Intact’

Text size Bitcoin was trading modestly lower Saturday. Dreamstine Bitcoin traded lower Saturday but the world’s largest cryptocurrency remained on pace for a solid month amid wavering confidence in the global banking sector.  Bitcoin has fallen 1.8% over the past 24 hours to $27,616. It has gained almost 20% in March, and more than 66% … Read more

Dividend Stocks Have New Competition: Cash

Markets Stocks Just 34 stocks in the S&P 500 have a dividend yield above that on the six-month Treasury bill

Opinion: Bulls may be losing enthusiasm for stocks, but these 3 potential takeover plays could land in the money

The U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.73%, had finally broken out over triple resistance at 4100, on Feb. 1. But the S&P 500 has had trouble adding to that breakout. Instead, the market has pulled back and retested what is now support at 4100 numerous times this week. So … Read more

Why Biden’s 4% buyback tax could boost stock prices and dividends

The Biden administration’s new stock buyback tax will have little impact on the overall stock market. It might even actually help it. I’m referring to the new 1% excise tax on share repurchases that went into effect on Jan. 1. This tax has set off alarm bells in some corners of Wall Street, on the … Read more

Stocks could face another explosion of volatility Friday as $4 trillion of options expire in ‘quadruple witching’

Stocks have been on a wild ride this week, and conditions could still get weirder as traders brace for “quadruple witching” on Friday, when a flurry of equity options and futures contracts expire. In particular, options contracts tied to $4 trillion in stocks, stock-index futures and exchange-traded funds are set to expire, making Friday potentially … Read more