Opinion: What Ben Bernanke and other bitcoin skeptics get wrong about crypto – even after this latest crash

Opinion: What Ben Bernanke and other bitcoin skeptics get wrong about crypto – even after this latest crash

Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has been a vocal skeptic on bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.31%. He stated that the cryptocurrency has no underlying value and cannot act as a store of value, which renders it not credible as a currency. “If bitcoin were a substitute for fiat money, you could use bitcoin to … Read more

Apple Wants to End Passwords for Everything. Here’s How It Would Work.

Apple Wants to End Passwords for Everything.  Here’s How It Would Work.

Your passwords keep your money, your job and your identity safe. But you hate them, and they’re flawed. Apple Inc. AAPL -3.83% is trying to get rid of them entirely. When Apple’s latest software updates for iPhones, iPads and Macs arrive this fall, they will include a way for users to log into various online … Read more

Opinion: ‘Liquidation panic’ has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets – and this may be the beginning of the end

Opinion: ‘Liquidation panic’ has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets – and this may be the beginning of the end

The US stock market is experiencing a liquidation panic where everything is getting sold. The good news is such panics usually don’t last long. Take a deep breath. Notwithstanding the fact that negative ZBTs were not part of Marty Zweig’s work as detailed in his book, “Winning on Wall Street,” this study is nearing “torturing … Read more

Opinion: ‘Liquidation panic’ has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets – and this may be the beginning of the end

Opinion: ‘Liquidation panic’ has taken over the stock, bond and crypto markets – and this may be the beginning of the end

The US stock market is experiencing a liquidation panic where everything is getting sold. The good news is such panics usually don’t last long. Analysis from Rob Hanna of Quantifiable Edges suggests a rare Inverse Zweig Breadth Thrust (ZBT). Although the sample size is small (n = 10 since 1926), the bearish implications of the … Read more

Crypto crash FOMO? ‘I missed the bus on Bitcoin, but now feel like my time has come. Is it time to go big or go home? I have another 25 years of a boring 9-to-5 job, and I just want out. ‘

Crypto crash FOMO?  ‘I missed the bus on Bitcoin, but now feel like my time has come.  Is it time to go big or go home?  I have another 25 years of a boring 9-to-5 job, and I just want out. ‘

I read a letter from a reader last year who was suffering from crypto FOMO, and I have been following the crypto markets ever since. I felt like I missed the bus on Bitcoin, but now feel like my time has come. Is it time to go big or go home? I have another 25 … Read more

These 19 big tech stocks have now dropped at least 60% from their 52-week highs

These 19 big tech stocks have now dropped at least 60% from their 52-week highs

The latest inflation figures on June 10 were worse than expected and the effect on stock prices was brutal. A list of stocks in the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq-100 Index that have fallen at least 60% from 52-week highs is below. The consumer-price index report for May from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came … Read more

Weekend reads: If you agree that inflation has peaked, buy stocks in this sector

Weekend reads: If you agree that inflation has peaked, buy stocks in this sector

If everyone agreed about the direction of the economy, investing would be easy. But there are mixed signals about whether the rate of inflation has peaked, at least in the US If you are among those who believe that inflation has peaked, Michael Brush recommends doing some bargain shopping for stocks in this sector. More … Read more

Companies that exited Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are being rewarded with outsize stock-market returns, Yale study finds – and those that stayed are not

Companies that exited Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are being rewarded with outsize stock-market returns, Yale study finds – and those that stayed are not

The almost 1,000 companies that have opted to pull out of Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are not just benefiting from a reputational boost. They are also being rewarded by financial markets, while those who remain behind are being punished. “We find that equity markets are actually rewarding companies for leaving Russia while … Read more

Small-cap growth stocks are at their lowest P / E valuation in at least 24 years.

Small-cap growth stocks are at their lowest P / E valuation in at least 24 years.

Growth stocks typically trade at premium prices. But in this market, rising interest rates have turned small-cap growth stocks into a bargain group. This may be a beautiful setup for long-term investors. The following chart, provided by Alger Director of Market Strategy Bradford Neuman, underscores the opportunity: Algiers, FactSet The chart shows the weighted forward … Read more

Exclusive: Fed’s Bostic says idea of ​​September pause is not tied to any looming market rescue

Exclusive: Fed’s Bostic says idea of ​​September pause is not tied to any looming market rescue

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, in an exclusive interview with MarketWatch, said his suggestion that the central bank take a “pause” in its push to raise interest rates should not be constructed in any way as a “Fed put,” or belief that the central bank would come to the rescue of markets. In a Tuesday … Read more