Recession could hit this year so buy defensive dividend stocks, Wolfe Research says

It’s time for investors to snap up defensive dividend stocks as a recession could hit later this year, according to Wolfe Research. Wolfe analysts said in a note Monday that believe a recession could turn up as early as the fourth quarter, though they maintained that their base case is for a downturn in 2023. … Read more

DocuSign, Campbell, Moderna and more

The Docusign Inc. website on a laptop computer arranged in Dobbs Ferry, New York, US, on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Campbell Soup – The food company saw shares gain 2.3% after reporting a better-than-expected quarterly report. Campbell posted an … Read more

Campbell Soup, Moderna, Western Digital and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Campbell Soup (CPB) – The food producer’s shares rallied 3.7% in the premarket after Campbell reported an adjusted quarterly profit of 70 cents per share, 9 cents above estimates. Sales also beat forecasts, and the company raised its full-year sales outlook. Campbell also maintained its prior … Read more

Stock futures dip following two straight days of gains on Wall Street

Stock futures fell marginally in overnight trading Tuesday after two consecutive days of gains on Wall Street. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 55 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures both declined just 0.2%. Investors shrugged off some signs of an economic slowdown ahead of a key inflation reading. The S&P … Read more

Consumer trends will gauge the state of inflation

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that any signs of consumer negativity next week will be a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve in its fight against inflation. “I know it’s a total drag to hope for negativity, but that’s what we need right now” to bring inflation down, he said. “I bet we’ll find that … Read more

Investors set their sights on upcoming inflation report as the bear market rally falters

The stock market may try to regain its footing in the next few sessions, even as a fresh inflation report looms large at the end of the week. Stocks struggled to move forward in the past week. With Friday’s sell-off, the major indices were on track to finish out the four-day period with losses. That … Read more

Stocks keep hitting new lows. Here’s how to protect your portfolio and generate some returns

The market rally that began in late March 2020 has ended with a thud, and investors on Wall Street and Main Street alike are shifting toward a more defensive approach. On Friday, the S&P 500 briefly traded more than 20% below its record high, before closing flat thanks to a late-day rally. For some market … Read more

These fortress stocks hold up the most during bear markets and pay a nice dividend

With the S&P 500 close to crossing into a bear market as stocks continue their 2022 slide, investors looking for stable names in rocky times have a few opportunities. The broad market index on Thursday fought to stay green. It was down about 18% for the year and sitting 19% from last year’s high. Stocks … Read more

Tech giants lost over $1 trillion in value in last three trading days

The world’s largest technology companies have shed over $ 1 trillion in value in just three trading sessions. Stocks at large have sold off since the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, but technology has endured more pain than other sectors of the economy. Investors now have less interest in what drove … Read more