Jobs report tells markets what Fed chairman Powell tried to tell them

Oh dear. A lot of investors just learned again, the hard way, the old rule: When…

Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel are shipping the proceeds from their layoffs straight to Wall Street

For years, Wall Street groused about Silicon Valley’s refusal to pay dividends and buy back stock…

Wall Street to Jerome Powell: We don’t believe you

Do you want the good news about the Federal Reserve and its chairman Jerome Powell, the…

‘My stepmother has been less than ethical’: I suspect my stepmom removed me as beneficiary from my late father’s life-insurance policy. What can I do?

Dear Quentin, My dad passed away in March 2019. My stepmom told me I had an…

These 2 dividend-stock ETFs are more like growth funds in disguise. Can either still work in your income portfolio?

Quality-stock and dividend-focused strategies shined during the market declines of 2022, rebounding from what investors may…

Opinion: The Fed expects a ‘soft landing’ and no recession for the economy. We could get stagflation instead.

I am especially wary of economists — that includes Federal Reserve members and well as former…

These money and investing tips can warm your portfolio when stocks cool

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Opinion: Why are my investments in a rut? That’s the way Wall Street wants it.

The Wall Street establishment doesn’t want you to read this article, and I’ll tell you why.…

What will the Fed and Jerome Powell do next week?

Jittery U.S. investors are still in “bad news is good news” mode because they want to…

Opinion: Intel just had its worst year since the dot-com bust, and it won’t get better anytime soon

Intel Corp. ended 2022 with its worst financial results since the dot-com bust more than 20…

Opinion: ‘Don’t just sit there, do something.’ The stock market is telling you to make some hard decisions with your money now.

I have always refrained from saying what legendary investor Sir John Templeton considered the four most…

Opinion: Central banks are buying gold at the fastest rate in half a century

Here’s another reason why it may not be completely insane to add some gold bullion to…

Opinion: 6 cheap stocks that famed value-fund manager Bill Nygren says can help you beat the market

These are tricky times in the stock market, so it pays to look to the best…

Intel stock’s dividend sticks out among chip makers. But a cut may be coming.

Semiconductor stocks have been on a tear so far this year, following a difficult 2022. But…

Opinion: Elon Musk shows in ‘funding secured’ trial that he does not live in the real world

San Francisco has been home in recent days to an upside-down world of contrasts where one…

Opinion: Microsoft gave Wall Street hope, but then the cloud forecast turned dark

Microsoft Corp. sparked a relief rally for the cloud Tuesday, then rained on that parade after…

The Fed’s Impossible Choice: Eliminate Jobs or Accept Higher Inflation

Text size The Fed may opt to wait in the first half of 2023 rather than…

Why naked short selling has suddenly become a hot topic

Short selling can be controversial, especially among management teams of companies whose stocks traders are betting…

Scammers are out to get your mortgage money and even your home. Here’s how to fight them off.

We’ve all seen the email scams: “This is a genuie request.” “Your lendar has detected an…

This dividend-stock ETF has a 12% yield and is beating the S&P 500 by a substantial amount

Most investors want to keep things simple, but digging a bit into details can be lucrative…

Opinion: ‘The Fed-fueled fantasy bubble has popped.’ Stock investors are detached from reality — but they’re about to get a big dose.

After the U.S. stock market made all-time highs last year, I spoke with Jeffrey Bierman, a…

I’m about to get $130,000 from a lump sum pension payout, what do I do with it?

I am about to receive a lump-sum payout from a pension plan I was in. It’s…

Powell Says the Fed Isn’t a ‘Climate Policy Maker.’ What That Really Means.

Text size Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed is not “and will not be,…

The surprising message of the junk bond spread

The U.S. economy is in relatively good shape—perhaps even stronger than average. That’s the surprising message…

The Fed Says It Won’t Cut Rates in 2023. Markets Disagree. Who’s Right?

Text size The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images…

This simple, no-sweat portfolio makes money in all markets

Well now. This is interesting. Very interesting. And—potentially — very profitable. Especially if you want your…

Here’s why Citigroup’s stock stands out among the biggest U.S. banks

The “big six” U.S. banks have all reported their fourth-quarter results, wrapping up a difficult 2022,…

10 simple investments that can turn your portfolio into an income dynamo

Many people are good at saving up money for retirement. They manage expenses and build up…