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China’s retail sales and industrial output data for August were definitely encouraging. Retail sales grew 5.4% year-over-year (YOY) in August, while industrial production was up 4.2%. However, Chinese companies continue to be under pressure due to the disruption caused by the country’s “Zero Covid” policy, tensions between the U.S. and China, and a stricter regulatory
Last year, the phenomenon of retail investors bidding up short-squeeze stocks or securities that featured intense bearish sentiment caught like wildfire. This year, circumstances changed dramatically. With the Federal Reserve set to raise the benchmark interest rate until inflation normalizes, the framework for highly risky ventures diminished. Still, short-squeeze stocks represent powerful forces in the
After some challenging months in 2022, investors of California-headquartered workforce-management software company Asana (NYSE:ASAN) finally got some good news. For one thing, the company posted results indicating sizable big-client spending boosts. On top of that, a Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) co-founder (known as Facebook when he co-founded it) just took a large position in Asana. All in
Short-squeeze stocks are back on many investors’ radars as meme stock mania appears to be in full swing once again. The experts who thought the trend was over are in for a rude surprise. The prominent recent moves of stocks like Bed, Bath and Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) illustrate meme stocks are still a force. A short
Video-game retailer GameStop (NYSE:GME) seeks to enter into the worlds of cryptocurrency trading and the metaverse, it seems. Is this a sufficient reason to buy GME stock, though? Probably not, as GameStop’s financial results are subpar. Meme-stock traders might not heed this warning, but long-term investors should check GameStop’s fundamentals before taking a position. Reddit users
Fifth generation (5G) wireless is exploding in terms of its adoption and growth around the world. According to market research firm Precedence Research, the global 5G market is forecast to reach $1.87 trillion by 2030 for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44.63% between this year and the start of the next decade. Because of
The shift to safer bets amid high inflation and other macro challenges significantly pulled down several growth stocks this year. Most of these growth stocks were trading at sky-high valuations after gaining immensely from pandemic-induced tailwinds. Just when several analysts felt that growth stocks had bottomed out and were poised to rebound, Federal Reserve Chair
Based on the market’s recent performance, you may think now isn’t the time to increase exposure to hot growth stocks. After all, aren’t rising interest rates and the growing likelihood of a recession bad news for growth? Yes and no. On one hand, there are plenty of high-fliers from the 2020/2021 bull market that will
Electric vehicle manufacturers got a shot in the arm last week when California announced it would end the sale of 100% gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035. While the legislation will allow the sale of plug-in electric hybrids (PHEVs), the news can only help already hot EV stocks.  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the
Investors’ appetites for hot, new meme stocks with high potential appears to be gaining momentum these days. Providing evidence for that assertion,  the VanEck Social Sentiment ETF (NYSEARCA:BUZZ) has soared over 10% in the past month. Likewise, the Roundhill Meme ETF (NYSEARCA:MEME) is up about 9% since it touched a recent low on July 26. However, these exchange-traded
Today’s article introduces three stocks whose  price targets have recently been cut by analysts on Wall Street. So far this year, the stocks market has tumbled on the back of rampant inflation and investors’ shaken confidence. Indeed, the S&P 500 Index posted its worst return for the first half of a year  since 1970, triggering
As the major equity indices clawed out of their recent doldrums, so-called Reddit stocks — particularly those with meme-ish qualities — joined in on the optimism. While social media-driven investments dominated headlines throughout 2021, this year, they grabbed the spotlight for less-than-favorable reasons. However, with the bulls apparently returning to the scene again, prospective traders
In 2020, r/WallStreetBets captured business news headlines. The forum squeezed hedge funds that bet foolishly against GameStop (NYSE:GME). In hindsight, the group created frenzied momentum buying short squeeze stocks at the perfect time. The government locked down the economy. To offset depression-level economics, governments gave free money to people while slashing interest rates to historic