Wall Street has known its share of legends, but few of them have made as big a splash as “the Man Who Broke the Bank of England.” That nickname belongs to George Soros who earned the tag after famously betting against the British Pound in 1992; following the Black Wednesday crash, the hedge fund manager pocketed a $1 billion in a single day. This is the stuff that Wall Street legends are made of. By then Soros was already incredibly successful and in the midst of steering his Quantum Fund to dec
The professor is known for being bullish on stocks, yet even he says trouble’s coming.
After sliding along with the rest of the stock market on Friday, shares of lithium mining stock Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC) are rebounding in a big way on Monday -- up 13.6% as of 12:15 p.m. ET. You can thank the friendly analysts at National Bank Financial for that. No sooner had Lithium Americas finished its Friday slide than an analyst at the Canadian investment bank stepped in and reiterated an outperform recommendation on the stock.
-- in which its stock shed 3.6%, shares of semiconductors star Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) are bouncing back Monday morning, up 2.8% as of 11 a.m. ET. The reason: I suspect investors are shrugging off last week's bad coronavirus news and focusing on some good Nvidia news that got overlooked. Specifically, I mean the news that on Friday analysts at investment bank Bank of America doubled down on their buy rating on Nvidia stock.
The technology powering virtual reality (VR) experiences has significantly improved in recent years. This technology is powering real-world applications like virtual walkthroughs of buildings and products still on the drawing board, or collaborations with colleagues in a virtual meeting room. Facebook has made a big splash into this new "metaverse" by changing its name to Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB), but that's not the only way to play this trend as an investor.
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Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock closed up 2.2% on Monday following a holiday weekend that featured new commentary on the company and its products from Bloomberg. Last week, if you recall, Apple shares got a boost from reports that the company is planning to build an electric car with autonomous driving capability and also has an augmented reality headset in the works -- one that will be powerful enough to work as a stand-alone device. Well, over the weekend, Bloomberg expanded on these reports, adding that Apple is also working to develop augmented reality (AR) glasses (i.e., something different from the headset) and predicting that consumers (and investors) might get their first look at the AR headset as early as June 2022 if the company decides to unveil it at Apple's planned Worldwide Developers Conference next June.
In this daily bar chart of CRWD, below, we can see that prices have declined this month to break below the cresting 200-day moving average line. The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been weak the past three months as sellers of CRWD have been more aggressive. In this weekly Japanese candlestick chart of CRWD, below, we see a mixed picture.
(Bloomberg) -- The Chinese businessman had walked out of a bank in Kinshasa with 13,624 hundred-dollar bills, 10,001 fifties and 43,000 smaller U.S. notes, despite explicit instructions to prevent it from happening.Most Read from BloombergChina Cash Flowed Through Congo Bank to Former President’s Cronies‘Pension Poachers’ Are Targeting America’s Elderly Veterans“The account has finally been emptied,” Yvon Douhore, head of an in-house audit team in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Bionano Genomics, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, and NRx Pharmaceuticals all have the potential to make their early shareholders rich.
An investment arm of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. has put $100 million behind a company working on a new way to extract lithium. Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP) will make the investment in Canada-based Standard Lithium through a direct private placement in the company valued at more than 13.4 million shares. The deal also allows for potential collaboration with other Koch subsidiaries, including Koch Engineered Solutions and Koch Minerals & Trading.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) recently became a hot topic after CEO Satya Nadella sold more than half of his shares for about $285 million on Nov. 22 and 23. When Nadella took over as Microsoft's third CEO in 2014, the tech giant was in serious trouble. Microsoft's cloud business became its core growth engine, and the company's revenue surged from $86.8 billion in fiscal 2014 to $168.1 billion in fiscal 2021, which ended this June, as its earnings per share more than tripled.
The Dow Jones rallied as Apple stock rose. Tesla stock jumped after CEO Elon Musk issued an order. Twitter stock reversed after Jack Dorsey quit.
Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre provides an update on Merck, Tesla, and Avis stocks.
Although it's been a dud of a performer in 2021, telehealth platform Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC) is a holding I fully expect to deliver 10X (or greater) returns by the time I'm ready to enjoy retirement. While some folks would opine that Teladoc was lucky to be in the right place at the right time when the pandemic struck, I'd contend that they're not looking at the bigger picture. For instance, in the six years leading up to the pandemic, Teladoc's average annual sales grew by 74%.
(Bloomberg) -- It’s paid off for those betting against Robinhood Markets Inc., the brokerage popular with the meme-stock traders who once waged war on short-sellers. Most Read from BloombergChina Cash Flowed Through Congo Bank to Former President’s Cronies‘Pension Poachers’ Are Targeting America’s Elderly VeteransReliving the New York Subway Map DebateInvestors who have sold borrowed shares in the company, anticipating that they can buy them back after they fall, have seen $253 million in mark-t
The current year is winding down, and investors are starting to prepare for 2022. They’ll shed the non-performers from their portfolios, double down on the winners, and scan the markets to find stocks that are ready to pop. It’s the usual merry-go-round game of the market, just with a New Years’ theme. In this sort of environment, it’s no wonder to find investors drawn to the top-rated stocks. These are the Street’s Strong Buy-rated equities, the stocks that have picked up a deeply positive cons
Plug Power, a maker of hydrogen fuel cells, gets a price target boost from Morgan Stanley. Is PLUG stock a buy right now?
The company’s artificial intelligence platform, known as Watson, went on Jeopardy! “I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords,” Jennings, who once won 74 Jeopardy! The stunt turned Watson into a household name, and raised expectations for the societal and financial impact of IBM’s AI business.