These 20 stocks in the S&P skidded as much as 21.5% during another brutal week for the market

Another difficult week for US stocks ended with shares of oil producers sliding and Ford Motor Co. tumbling further on concerns over supply shortages. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.72% fell 1.7% on Friday for a one-week decline of 4.6%, as investors continued to fret about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases to temper inflation. Among components … Read more

The Meta meltdown: This chart shows Facebook’s fall from grace among the most valuable US companies

Dogged by competitive and macroeconomic threats, Meta Platforms Inc. is sinking down the ranks of the largest US companies. After a 9.4% daily slide in its stock, Meta META, -9.37% ranked 10th by market value as of Tuesday’s close, falling below Visa Inc. W, -3.37% for the first time since the beginning of August. Meta, … Read more

Demand for Super Bowl Commercials High Despite Ad-Market Jitters

Fox Broadcasting said it has sold nearly all the commercial spots for its Super Bowl telecast, showing that appetite for the big game remains high despite an ad-spending slowdown that has hit some media and tech companies. The network said it has already sold 95% of its commercial inventory for the game, which will air … Read more

You need quality stocks during times of turmoil. Here’s one good strategy for picking them

You may be aware of how difficult it is for fund mangers to outperform stock indexes. And now all investors face the challenge of a slowing economy as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy to cool the U.S. economy and clamp down on inflation. Selecting individual companies for investment is difficult — you need to … Read more

You need quality stocks during times of turmoil. Here’s one good strategy for picking them

You may be aware of how difficult it is for fund mangers to outperform stock indexes. And now all investors face the challenge of a slowing economy as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy to cool the U.S. economy and clamp down on inflation. Selecting individual companies for investment is difficult — you need to … Read more

Snap Hits Reverse After Expansion Drive, Cutting 20% ​​of Staff

This spring, with the digital ad market in turmoil, Snap Inc. SNAP 2.44% was busy adding staff and launching new initiatives, including a camera drone and a content push for its “Originals” scripted videos with a series starring gymnast Simone Biles. Now Snap is pulling back on its ambitions, announcing on Wednesday plans to slash … Read more

Here are the worst (and best) performing stocks of August and for 2022

After a strong showing in July, when stock indexes rebounded from their 2022 lows of June, U.S. equities abruptly reversed course in August. Here’s the damage: Index Price change – July 29 through Aug. 30 Price change – 2022 through Aug. 30 Price change – 2021 S&P 500 SPX, +0.07% -3.5% -16.4% 26.9% Dow Jones … Read more

This dividend-paying ETF is beating the stock market this year — and its manager expects the ‘euphoria’ recently seen in stocks won’t last

Hi! In this week’s ETF Wrap, you’ll get a look at how Austin Graff, a former PIMCO portfolio manager, is beating the stock market with the TrueShares Low Volatility Equity Income ETF. Please send feedback and tips to christine.idzelis@marketwatch.com. You can also follow me on Twitter at @cidzelis and find me on LinkedIn. A small … Read more

This dividend-paying ETF is beating the stock market this year — and its manager expects the ‘euphoria’ recently seen in stocks won’t last

Hi! In this week’s ETF Wrap, you’ll get a look at how Austin Graff, a former PIMCO portfolio manager, is beating the stock market with the TrueShares Low Volatility Equity Income ETF. Please send feedback and tips to christine.idzelis@marketwatch.com. You can also follow me on Twitter at @cidzelis and find me on LinkedIn. A small … Read more

Shale Drillers Warn of Higher Costs as They Report Record Profits

Shale companies are reporting banner profits but are warning that inflation in the oil patch is leading them to increase their spending. A measure of Pioneer’s net income reached about $2.37 billion, more than six times what it reported at the same time last year. A measure of Diamondback Energy’s profit was $1.46 billion, up … Read more