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

Elon Musk Sold More Than $3.5 Billion Worth of Tesla Shares

Elon Musk sold more than $3.5 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock this week in his second round of sales since buying Twitter Inc. Mr. Musk sold nearly 22 million Tesla shares over a three-day period ending Dec. 14, according to a regulatory disclosure made public Wednesday.

The Fed Will Lift Rates at Its Meeting Today. What to Expect After That.

The Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame runaway inflation appear to be working, but there is still a long way to go. Investors rejoiced on Tuesday, sending stocks higher after the release of a fifth-straight monthly consumer-inflation reading that showed diminishing price gains. Expect Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to temper the market’s enthusiasm, however, when he … 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

Oracle Stock Rises on Strong Earnings

Oracle shares were moving higher late Monday after the company posted better-than-expected financial results for its latest quarter. The enterprise software giant continued to see success in shifting more of its business to the cloud during the period. “Simply put, we had an outstanding quarter,” Oracle CEO Safra Catz said on a call with analysts. … Read more

Coupa, Horizon Therapeutics, Under Armour, and More Stock Market Movers

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Amgen in Advanced Talks to Buy Horizon Therapeutics

Amgen Inc. AMGN -2.42% is in advanced talks to buy drug company Horizon Therapeutics HZNP 0.39% PLC, according to people familiar with the matter, in a takeover likely to be valued at well over $20 billion and mark the largest healthcare merger of the year. The U.S. biotechnology company was the last of three suitors … Read more

Investors Grow More Confident Fed Will Pull Off a Soft Landing

Now, a growing crowd is betting on exactly that happening. Mutual funds and hedge funds managing roughly $4.8 trillion in assets have been putting money into stocks that stand to benefit from inflation cooling, interest rates going down and the U.S. economy avoiding a recession, according to an analysis by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The … Read more

Albertsons’ $4 Billion Dividend Payout Remains Blocked

Kroger is the top U.S. supermarket operator by sales. Photo: elijah nouvelage/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Updated Dec. 10, 2022 3:16 pm ET A Washington state judge on Friday extended a temporary restraining order blocking a $4 billion dividend that Albertsons ACI -0.88% Cos. planned to pay its shareholders amid its plans to be bought by Kroger … Read more