From Great Resignation to Forced Resignation: Tech companies are shifting to layoffs after a huge ramp up in hiring

From Great Resignation to Forced Resignation: Tech companies are shifting to layoffs after a huge ramp up in hiring

The Great Resignation is pivoting to a Forced Resignation. Thousands of layoffs in the tech sector, compounded by hiring freezes and a slowdown in hiring, highlight the abrupt shift in fortunes over the past several months as a result of rampant inflation, fear of stagflation and recession, supply-chain interruptions, the war in Ukraine, an ailing … Read more

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Wariness is in order after the S&P 500’s bear-market finish and a potential 75 basis-point Fed hike just one day away. Gains for stock futures and a potential bounce are fading fast. Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, who can count some wins after pounding the table this year over a gloomy stock setup, told clients on … Read more

Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the cloud-based customer-relationship-management company said business remained strong amid the current rocky economic landscape and hiked its earnings forecast for the year. Prior to the report, some analysts were concerned that reports of a slowdown in capital spending would be reflected in Salesforce’s CRM, -2.94% … Read more

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in June 2022 – and what’s leaving

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in June 2022 – and what’s leaving

June on Netflix is ​​more than just the shoulder season between seasons of “Stranger Things,” especially on the international front. The cult hit British crime drama Peaky Blinkers (June 10), which aired in the UK earlier this year, returns for its sixth and final season. The violent exploits of the early-20th-century Birmingham gang pick up … Read more

Here’s the signal for investors from the deep pessimism of Bill Ackman and George Soros

Here’s the signal for investors from the deep pessimism of Bill Ackman and George Soros

Stock index futures are bouncing around on the 100th day of trading this year, with the Dow and S&P 500 headed for the worst annual start since 1970 and the Nasdaq its worst ever. This choppy market can’t help itself, because “there are too many unknowns,” Stephanie Link, chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at … Read more

Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

US stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, after retail sales data for April suggested the economy remained healthy and as investors weighed remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. On Monday, the Dow ended less than 0.1% higher, the S&P 500 closed 0.4% lower and the Nasdaq fell 1.2%. The declines followed another losing week for … Read more

The clock is running out for Congress to pass Big Tech antitrust bills this year

The clock is running out for Congress to pass Big Tech antitrust bills this year

Nearly three years ago, when the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission launched probes into the business practices of Big Tech, antitrust experts and legal talking heads declared a new age in enforcement and a chastening of unbridled financial power. But a pandemic and countless bill markups later – amid feverish lobbying efforts by Apple … Read more

Affirm stock soars 34% after earnings ‘put to bed some persistent bear themes’

Affirm stock soars 34% after earnings ‘put to bed some persistent bear themes’

Shares of Affirm Holdings Inc. surged in after-hours trading Thursday after the buy-now pay-later company delivered a revenue beat and sought to reassure investors about its positioning in a downturn. Revenue at Affirm AFRM, + 23.31% increased to $ 354.8 million in the fiscal third quarter from $ 231 million a year earlier, while analysts … Read more

Here’s a list of 50 companies that are well-armed to beat back inflation

Here’s a list of 50 companies that are well-armed to beat back inflation

Another turnaround Tuesday may be in the cards after a litany of concerns including stagflation dragged the S&P 500 SPX, + 1.66% below 4,000 for the first time since 2021. As investors try to regroup from the worst three-day stock stretch in two years, one more hard day of selling for the S&P might be … Read more

Zillow stock falls 9% after disappointing forecast in ‘uncertain’ real-estate environment

Zillow stock falls 9% after disappointing forecast in ‘uncertain’ real-estate environment

Zillow Group Inc. blew away revenue expectations for the first quarter Thursday, but reflected the uncertain future for the real-estate industry with a disappointing forecast, pushing shares down in after-hours trading. Zillow Z, -9.88% ZG, -9.42% reported a first-quarter profit of $ 16 million, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $ 4.26 billion, … Read more