In the dynamic world of investing, keeping an eye on innovative sectors is paramount. Few sectors have garnered as much attention as blockchain technology. Blockchain stocks are often overshadowed by the high-flying crypto coins they underpin. They present a fascinating and potentially lucrative investment frontier for the savvy investor. While everyone’s chattering about the latest
The Big 3 is in a labor bind…and some investors are starting to bet against General Motors (NYSE:GM), Ford (NYSE:F) and Chrysler owner Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) as the United Auto Workers strike drags on. Ford, GM and Stellantis are among the top 10 most shorted auto stocks as of Sept. 18, according to research from S3
Palantir Technologies (NYSE:PLTR) stock has surged nearly 140% this year because of strong earnings and rising AI interest. The launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 boosted AI stocks, leading to a 64% year-over-year increase in AI mentions during Q1 2023 earnings calls as companies embraced AI opportunities. Palantir’s stock surged after surpassing Q1 earnings expectations
As autumn arrives and the weather cools, investors should closely monitor the energy sector. Oil and gas stocks have been stellar performers since summer 2022 as energy prices remain elevated, vastly outshining the overall market. With OPEC+ confirming additional output cuts recently, and global demand steadily recovering, the backdrop remains highly favorable for energy stocks
It’s not been the best year for lithium stocks so far. A slowing vehicle market, surging interest rates and profound economic weakness in the pivotal Chinese market have all weighed on the sector. However, investors shouldn’t lose sight of the longer-term possibilities. Many governments are passing regulations that will greatly speed up the conversion of
Despite predictions of a recession at the end of 2022, the United States economy has defied expectations, showcasing robustness and continued growth. Throughout the first half of 2023, it has remained resilient despite headwinds in interest rate hikes, a politically driven debt default crisis initiated by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and a series of bank failures. This resilience
Pinterest app on a mobile phone. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines before the bell. Dollar General — Dollar General shares fell 2% after JPMorgan downgraded the discounter to underweight from a neutral as the company’s core shopper grapples with persistent inflationary pressures and dwindling savings. Pinterest —
In general, large-cap stocks are associated with steady upside and continued value creation through dividends. It’s growth stocks that seem more exciting in terms of skyrocketing in quick time. However, there are always exceptions. Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has surged by over 200% for year-to-date. Even Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has witnessed a strong rally of 42% for the