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.

Boeing Halts 737 MAX Deliveries. The Stock Tanks.

Text size The fuel-efficient 737 MAX jet is a key aircraft for Boeing. That’s why the stock is dropping on news MAX deliveries have been paused. Juan Mabromata/AFP via Getty Images It isn’t what investors want to hear. Boeing (ticker: BA) has halted deliveries of its 737 MAX jet after the discovery of a parts … Read more

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

GE CEO Larry Culp Has a Message for Investors

Text size GE CEO Larry Culp has overseen a lot of change since he took over in 2018. Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg There is a lot going on at General Electric . Businesses are being spun out, laws are changing, and economies are slowing down while costs are on the rise. CEO Larry Culp appears to have … 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

Opinion: Opinion: The annual inflation rate was not 7.1% in November; it was 3.7%

The Federal Reserve should declare an immediate cease fire in its war against inflation and hold its benchmark interest rate steady instead of raising the federal funds by a half percentage point to a range of 4.25% to 4.50%, as expected at its meeting that ends Wednesday. With the relatively benign report on the consumer … Read more

GE HealthCare Is Going Independent. This Is Where the Stock Should Trade.

To start 2023, investors will have a choice to invest in a brand new $18 billion company with some 50,000 energized employees and a plan to create shareholder value. To close out 2022, that company—GE HealthCare—is on the road, introducing itself to investors. With each new detail that emerges investors get a better sense of … Read more

The Stock Market Had a Terrible Week—and Now the Fed Meeting Is on Tap

Things tend to slow down for the holidays. The stock market isn’t there yet. With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, it’s easy to look ahead to candy canes, caroling, and presents under the tree, but there’s still work to be done. The coming week certainly won’t be boring, with highly anticipated inflation data … Read more

Logistics Not to Blame for Tesla’s Deliveries Miss. There Is a Bigger Reason.

Tesla stock was getting hammered after weaker-than-expected third-quarter delivery numbers. Wall Street seems to believe the shortfall was due to logistics. That isn’t what investors are worried about, however. They’re worried about demand. Tesla (ticker: TSLA) reported Sunday third-quarter deliveries and production of 343,830 and 365,923 units, respectively. Wall Street was looking for about 358,000 … Read more