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Investors, Beware! Stocks Are Entering the Most Dangerous Stretch of the Year

The August-October period is the only three-month period that averages a monthly loss. Maybe Robinhood’s IPO timing wasn’t so bad, after all.

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Big Tech Earnings Sparkled—Now the Shine May Be Fading

E-commerce is slowing, and the furious shopping spree for home offices and virtual schooling is probably coming to an end.

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This Market Is Sturdier Than the Tech Selloff Suggests

Big Tech took a tumble on lower guidance, sending the stock market down. But the market of stocks is doing just fine, thanks, as plenty of smaller issues posted hefty gains.

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Infrastructure Is on Its Way. Here’s a Cheap Way to Play It.

Atlas Technical Consultants is well positioned to benefit from a potential infrastructure spending bill.

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Labor Shortage Is Worse Than It Looks. Help Isn’t Coming.

Ending federal unemployment benefits and reopening schools won’t bring enough workers off the sidelines. That has big implications for monetary policy and investors.

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Social Security Helps Narrow the 'Motherhood Penalty.' How It's Claimed Matters.

A new study finds that the earnings hit mothers take compared with women who don't become mothers gets narrower in retirement thanks to Social Security, but the spousal benefit is key to closing the gap fully.

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Yes, You Can Align Your Pursuit of Early Retirement With ESG Ideals. Here's How.

On FIRE: Retirement savers who are part of the FIRE movement can stay true to their investing ethos and still garner the returns needed for financial independence, says financial planner Cody Garrett

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Removing Barriers to Success Created by the Criminal Justice System

The $250 million Justice and Mobility Fund backed by Ford, Blue Meridian, and Schusterman Family Philanthropies aims to reverse the cycle

Wells Fargo, Hershey, and 9 More Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week

Wells Fargo and Hershey were among the many large U.S. companies that sweetened their dividends this week.

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A Giant Fund Scooped Up AMC Stock, Bought More Tilray and Carnival

New Jersey’s embattled pension initiated a position in AMC Entertainment, increased investments in marijuana stock Tilray and cruise giant Carnival, and slashed its stake in Alibaba.

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Ride the Healthcare Rally

With the Delta variant of coronavirus shaking things up, the healthcare sector has started gaining momentum.

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The Jobs Riddle: Why There Are Plenty of Jobs and Still Unemployment

The explanation is elusive. What is clear is that, if the situation persists, the central bank won’t change its stimulus campaign.

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Bitcoin Can Now Be Bought in a Mutual Fund Wrapper

The Bitcoin Strategy ProFund is the first open-end U.S. mutual fund tracking Bitcoin prices—but it comes with hitches. More options could soon follow.

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GE Has a No-Drama Earnings Beat, Powered by Its Free Cash Flow

Ever since Larry Culp arrived at the industrial conglomerate to turn it around, investors have worried about the company’s meager cash flow. Now, that’s not a problem, and bearish analysts have disappeared.

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Shopify’s Best Buy Might Be Its Own Shares

Online retailer’s business and margins remain robust, and outlook is strong. Also, Wall Street views on Six Flags, Stryker, AT&T, and Volkswagen.

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What the Chip Shortage Means for Taiwan—and Chip Buyers

As cheaper semiconductor chips sell out, Taiwanese factories have been replenishing inventory with more expensive foundry wafers. Plus, commentary on private credit, copper demand, a cheap infrastructure plan, and SPAC st...

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Intel’s New CEO Vows to Move Faster. Will It Help the Stock?

Under new leadership, Intel is working to recapture its past glory in chip making. Bulls and bears are split on its chances of success.

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Value In a Challenged Sector

Letters on the travel and leisure sector, Constellation Software’s compensation structure, annuities, Robinhood, Evoqua Water Technologies, and inflation

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Dole Drops in IPO. 7 Biotechs Went Public, Too.

Dole stock opened at $15 and closed at $14.52, down more than 9% from the offer price. That makes the IPO a so-called broken deal.

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Amazon Stock Gets Crushed After Earnings Beat. It's No Big Deal.

Amazon stock is dropping after beating earnings estimates, something that happens quite frequently. Why earnings reports are rarely thesis-changing.