Beware of these stocks with the most to lose from the surging dollar

The US dollar is flexing its muscle in 2022 in a show of force unseen in decades — but that could take a bite out of some American companies and their investors. The Federal Reserve’s rate hikes, rising price of oil and natural gas and slower economic growth have combined to push up the value … Read more

Buy these cash kings for downside protection and flexibility in a tough market, Morgan Stanley says

As Wall Street surveys for potential risks heading into September, some large-cap companies with strong balance sheets could offer investors both downside protection and even some growth, says Morgan Stanley. In the second quarter, certain companies in the Russell 1000 maintained healthy cash balances, even as they fortified their businesses by putting cash towards share … Read more

How to find cheap hotel rooms? Survey compares popular website rates

Many travelers try to save money by searching the internet for cheaper hotel rates. But a new study suggests it may not be worth the time — at least in some places. The travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip compared rates for 950 hotels in 19 global cities on three popular booking websites as well as … Read more

These Nasdaq stocks are cheap relative to the broader market and expected to grow earnings

Growth stocks have taken a hit this year as the Federal Reserve raises rates to battle inflation, especially battering the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 . The index is down more than 20% in 2022 and off by 15.8% over the past 12 months. Still, some investors want exposure to growth names and have adopted a so-called … Read more

These companies are still flexing pricing power amid strong consumer demand

If you haven’t heard a lot about pricing power this earnings season, there’s a good reason: There hasn’t been a lot of it to go around. Many of the companies that have opted to pass along higher costs to consumers in the form of price increases are seeing lower volumes. There are a number of … Read more

Lucid, Booking Holdings, MGM, eBay and more

A worker assembles the Lucid Air prototype electric vehicle, manufactured by Lucid Motors Inc., at the company’s headquarters in Newark, California, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in extended trading. Lucid Group — Shares of the EV maker tumbled about 12% after … Read more

These names reporting profits next week often top estimates and rally

Investors this earnings season continue to search for signs of relief in an economy consumed by rising inflation, a surging dollar and mounting fears of a recession. Amid this troublesome backdrop, not all companies will win big this season, but some names reporting earnings in coming days tend to beat analyst estimates and see their … Read more

Stocks head into August with a tailwind, as investors await jobs data and a slew of earnings

From Caterpillar to Amgen, dozens of large companies report earnings in the coming week, but it may be big economic data, such as Friday’s jobs report, that takes over as a major market catalyst. Monthly employment reports are always important, but the next few may be even more so. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made … Read more

Plunging euro to cause earning trouble for host of US stocks

As if there was not enough to worry about, now US stocks with the most sales exposure to Europe face an additional headwind – the dollar is at a 20-year high against the euro. The slumping common currency, together with stagnant economic growth on the continent, means US companies doing the most business overseas are … Read more

These tech stocks could be ‘ports in the storm’ during bear market, Deutsche Bank says

This year’s tech wreck has sent the Nasdaq Composite spiraling down into a bear market, with the benchmark down more than 25% from its November record. However, there are some internet companies that could do over the next year thanks to their share repurchases, according to Deutsche Bank. The firm looked at 28 companies in … Read more