These are analysts’ favorite Dow stocks for the second half of 2022

One of the worst six-month periods for stocks in decades comes to an end on Thursday. The first half of 2022 saw inflation rise at speeds not seen since the early 1980s, a brutal market sell-off that led the S&P 500 to lose a fifth of its value and the biggest rate hike from the … Read more

Here’s what’s hot — and what’s not — in fintech right now

There has been something of a rotation out of certain pockets of fintech that were hyped by venture capitalists last year, such as crypto and “buy now, pay later,” and into less sexy areas focused on generating stable streams of income. Jantakon Kokthong / Eyeem | Eyeem | Getty Images Financial technology is the hottest … Read more

A recession will test buy now, pay later providers. What it will take to survive

Buy now, pay later services grew up during a time of economic stability, with demand ballooning in the early days of the pandemic as bored consumers shopped to break the doomscrolling cycle. The services — Affirm , Afterpay, Klarna and more — allowed shoppers to purchase new patio furniture, comfy clothing and other goods they … Read more

These stocks are winning the inflation battle and expanding margins

The highest inflation reading since 1981 left the stock market rattled on Friday and investors scrambling once again to find places where they can hide from these persistent price pressures. There are a few stocks that could fit the bill. CNBC Pro sought to find companies winning the inflation battle. These names expanded profit margins … Read more

Crypto threatens safety of payment schemes, Starling boss warns

Starling CEO Anne Boden. Harry Murphy | Sports file for Web Summit via Getty Images AMSTERDAM – The boss of Goldman Sachs-backed digital bank Starling has doubled down on criticisms of crypto, calling digital currencies a threat to the safety of payment infrastructure. “It is very dangerous,” Anne Boden, who founded Starling in 2014, warned … Read more

OnlyFans not seeing Netflix-like slowdown in subscriptions, CFO says

In this photo illustration, the OnlyFans logo is displayed on a smartphone. Sheldon Cooper | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images AMSTERDAM – OnlyFans is not experiencing a slowdown in subscribers like Netflix even as people grapple with rising prices, executives at the company said Tuesday. “We’re not experiencing that slowdown,” Keily Blair, OnlyFans’ … Read more

Buy stocks like Visa & Monster amid market meltdown

Investor anxiety remains on high alert, but Wall Street analysts urged calm this week naming a slew of stocks that are firing on all cylinders. These companies have just the right traits needed to fight through the market adversity, analysts say. CNBC Pro combed through the top Wall Street research to find stocks that provide … Read more

These ‘margin leader’ stocks have strength in a recession, Jefferies says

Recession fears are haunting investors, but these “margin leaders” could be worth adding to your portfolio in a slowing economy, Jefferies found. Markets have come under pressure this year as the Federal Reserve proceeds on its first rate-hiking cycle in more than three years in an effort to curb record inflation. “With growth stocks facing … Read more

Apple, Roblox, DoorDash, Netflix, Disney

Here are Tuesday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: Atlantic Equities downgrades Roblox to neutral from overweight Atlantic Equities downgraded the stock due to “weakening app download trends.” “We believe Roblox is taking the right approach to increase focus on monetization and YoY bookings trends should improve going forward as comps get easier. However, weakening app … Read more

Meet the veteran growth investor who picks stocks like Warren Buffett

Michael Li, a veteran portfolio manager at American Century Investments, is drawing comparisons with Warren Buffett even though his bread and butter is growth investing. The Kansas City, Mo.-based manager has been picking stocks for the firm since the early 2000s, focusing on high-quality growth companies. The biggest mutual fund he oversees – American Century … Read more