Microchip and semiconductor company Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is back in the dog house with analysts and investors after issuing disappointing earnings and delaying construction on a major new plant. Year-to-date, INTC stock is down nearly 10%. That compares with a 20% gain in the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SMH) since the start of the year. While most chipmaker and semiconductor companies’
Cocoa prices just hit a record high of nearly $5,800 per ton. All thanks to supply concerns, and an outbreak of cacao swollen shoot virus, which can decrease cacao yield, and has already compromised a good chunk of supply. Ghana and Nigeria are seeing dry weather conditions, which threatens soil moisture levels, and production yield. This backdrop
A shrinking population has finally caught up with Japan’s economy, knocking it down to fourth place among global economies. But what does a Japanese recession mean for U.S. companies? Two decades ago, a receding Japanese economy would have spelled disaster for many American brands and consumers. However, much global manufacturing has shifted from Japan to
At some point, even a technology juggernaut like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) will disappoint investors. It’s inevitable. The company would need to broadcast – and then eventually hit – ever rising financial targets. However, nobody can keep lighting the afterburners indefinitely. Based on an objective NVDA stock analysis – particularly in the derivatives (options) market – I
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) remains the world’s most valuable car company. Despite the stock being down almost 20% so far this year, it entered trade on February 19 with a market cap of $637 billion. This is the starting point for my TSLA stock analysis. That’s more than twice the value of Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM), which sits
Will 2024 be the year that electric vehicle battery technology company QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) breaks through with a fully commercialized product? Is QuantumScape on the cusp of delivering awesome revenue and profits? Anything’s possible, but don’t get your hopes up. According to my QS stock analysis, you definitely shouldn’t start a share position unless you’re a risk-tolerant
The stock markets have been on a hot run for many months on the back of renewed enthusiasm due to rates and the continued run in artificial intelligence (AI). Undoubtedly, last week’s consumer price index number was a bit of a setback. But, markets managed to move on from the disappointing (and a tad overheated)
The AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF (NYSEARCA:MSOS) has surged by nearly 30% year-to-date, showcasing the rejuvenated demand for cannabis stocks. Salient to the ETF’s year-to-date performance has been the increased popularity of high-beta securities. Moreover, many anticipate that marijuana will soon be downgraded to a Schedule II category substance from its current Schedule I status,
Some once great companies have fallen on hard times, causing their stock to sink. While surprising, the long-term decline of powerful brands is nothing new. Business history is littered with discarded companies that were once dominant but became irrelevant value traps over time. Many great companies cease to exist and become top blue-chip stocks to
The stock market’s strong rally in 2023 caused many investors to forget about the tumultuous times in 2022. While the stock market is experiencing strong momentum at the start of the year, thanks to artificial intelligence and other factors, not everything has gone up in bullish markets. A few stocks missed out on the 2023
Tech stocks in the United States sustained a jaw-breaking rally in 2023, with the Nasdaq beating all other indices, accruing a more than 43% return. While stocks largely did not begin 2024 with a great start, the major indices have risen in the past few weeks. The Nasdaq has risen 6.2%, while the S&P 500 has risen 4.9%. With
Blue-chips, or shares in established companies with long track records of slow-and-steady growth, may make for great selections in a diversified, long-term portfolio. However, while there are many great blue-chip stocks to buy, there are plenty of blue-chip stocks to sell as well. In some cases, there are blue-chips where while the long-term forecast remains
Value stocks are enjoying their moment in the sun as nervous investors cycle towards fundamentals in light of growth and tech stocks contributing more than their fair share to recent market gains. Value stocks tend to be a safe harbor – dividends, low multiples, and stable operations can help anchor portfolios and shield against volatility.
Once upon a time, Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) was an Electric Vehicle (EV) investor’s dream. That’s the first part of this MULN stock analysis. It became a nightmare. There are still well-meaning folks pumping the stock. I think they’re mistaken. This is a company that made 231 vehicles in the last quarter. Mullen lost $61.4 million
I believe that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and AAPL stock have two core problems. First, excitement about the company’s flagship product, the iPhone, has largely evaporated. And second, the company’s efforts to create “the next big thing” to supplement the iPhone have largely failed. The Vision Pro won’t change this pattern. On the other hand, I think
It makes sense that enterprise artificial intelligence company C3.ai (NYSE:AI) and its investors would benefit from the machine-learning boom. However, “AI fever” seems to have reached a dangerous tipping point. If your AI stock outlook is too optimistic, you might overlook the major downside risks. Plus, the stock is susceptible to a sharp pullback because there’s a crucial
Last year was wild one for EV company Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). The stock surged higher toward year-end, as Tesla surpassed most of its earnings expectations. However, it appears Tesla’s delivery records were more of a result of the company’s price-cutting strategy, with CEO Elon Musk delivered a disappointing outlook due to inflation and low consumer demand.
Rewind a few weeks ago and the general consensus was much more optimistic regarding potential rate Cuts in March. then the Federal Reserve all but shut down that notion after unanimously voting to leave rates on changed at their early February meeting. This is leading to ever-changing interest rate expectations. The Federal Reserve will need greater
Dividend investing has proved to be among the most successful ways to accumulate wealth on Wall Street. Buying dividend stocks that grow their payout produces returns far above what non-dividend-paying stocks generate. Yet you should only buy those companies that can support their dividends. Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) just announced it was slashing its payout 20%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is near record highs as the stock rally that began in spring 2023 continues. Comprised of 30 leading blue-chip stocks that are representative of the U.S. economy, the index is often referred to as the “Dow 30.” While the index might be at record levels, it has reached those heights