Investment strategy

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Brie Oloootu pumps gas at an Exxon Mobil gas station on June 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Gas prices are breaching record highs as demand increases and supply fails to keep up. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Prices at the pump have retreated from June’s never-before-seen levels, but remain stubbornly high. Some relief could be …

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Euro continues to slide toward dollar parity — and could fall even further

A financial trader monitors data as a television shows euro currency banknotes at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Martin Leissl | Bloomberg | Getty Images The euro dropped below $1.02 this week, continuing its slide to new 20-year lows and potential parity with the US dollar. The euro traded as low as $1,0165 on …

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There’s more pain coming for investors who own buy now, pay later plays, Jim Cramer says

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday warned investors that if they own any buy now, pay later stocks, they should brace themselves for more damage to their portfolios. “These stocks never should’ve been worth so much in the first place. Their business models were much more attractive when interest rates were incredibly low, but it remains …

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Charts suggest the market could bottom after more weakness

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday said that the market could find a bottom later this year now that stocks have come down and Wall Street’s optimism has waned. “The charts, as interpreted by Tom DeMark, suggest that with just a little more weakness, this market’s finally got a legitimate chance to the bottom for the …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, July 6

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 27, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks in a holding pattern US stock futures were essentially flat across the board Wednesday morning, following a late rally the day before. While the Dow finished …

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Jim Cramer says investors should eye these three tech names in the Nasdaq 100

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday told investors his three stock picks from the worst- and best-performing stocks in the Nasdaq 100 during the first half of this year. “Tech stocks were horrendous in the first half. … No Apples, no Googles, no semis, no software as services – just default names that show you that …

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Look for the buying opportunities in market declines

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday said that investors shouldn’t fear the market’s declines now that interest rates are coming down since that means there are buying opportunities. “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t be scared of higher rates and lower rates. History says we should like lower interest rates. … And, of course, …

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Luxury car buyers pay more than ever as prices and loan costs rise

If you can even find a new car to buy, actually purchasing it is going to cost you. “It’s a really difficult time to buy a car,” said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights for Edmunds. Limited inventory due to a persistent shortage of computer chips, along with other supply-chain challenges, helped propel new car …

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