There’s still too much risk in stock and bond markets. Earn this easy 4.5% return while you wait for stability, says trader who hit 2 big calls in 2022.

There’s still too much risk in stock and bond markets. Earn this easy 4.5% return while you wait for stability, says trader who hit 2 big calls in 2022.

Ahead of major tech earnings, Meta results are ready to light up the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.00% for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.05% is also pointing to gains as investors take a glass-half full view of the Fed meeting. Worried that investors are in the clutches of another Fed misread is the founder of LaDucTrading.com, … Read more

FTC Loses Antitrust Challenge to Facebook Parent Meta

FTC Loses Antitrust Challenge to Facebook Parent Meta

Tech Judge denies agency’s request for injunction blocking Meta’s proposed acquisition of virtual-reality startup

Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel are shipping the proceeds from their layoffs straight to Wall Street

Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel are shipping the proceeds from their layoffs straight to Wall Street

For years, Wall Street groused about Silicon Valley’s refusal to pay dividends and buy back stock as tech companies grew into cash-generating machines. That is no longer a problem, even though those tech companies are generating fewer profits than they were in previous years. In fact, some tech companies are basically paying off Wall Street … Read more

Bitcoin Pauses as Crypto Traders Await the Fed Decision. Brace for Volatility.

Bitcoin Pauses as Crypto Traders Await the Fed Decision. Brace for Volatility.

Text size Bitcoin has torn higher to start the year, but there is reason to think the gains could be unsustainable. Dreamstime Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were on pause Wednesday as traders awaited a key decision on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. After the best January for Bitcoin in a decade, bad news out … Read more

Opinion: Snap stock has lost the one thing it had going for it

Opinion: Snap stock has lost the one thing it had going for it

Snap Inc.’s life as a high-growth young tech stock is over, and its rivals are about to show how much of that change is about Snapchat. “From our recent conversations with our partners, it seems like advertising demand hasn’t really improved, but it hasn’t gotten significantly worse either,” Snap co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel … Read more

U.S. Stocks Fall Ahead of Fed Meeting

U.S. Stocks Fall Ahead of Fed Meeting

Markets U.S. Markets Investors brace for big week for tech stocks, with earnings due from Alphabet, Apple and Amazon

When the Layoff Is an Email, It’s Nothing Personal

When the Layoff Is an Email, It’s Nothing Personal

At first, Jeremy Joslin thought the email announcing his layoff was a phishing attempt. It was 5:30 a.m. in California when he saw it, and with so many technology job cuts afoot, the Google software engineer thought a scammer was trying to capitalize on the news.  The message, sent to his personal inbox, directed him … Read more

Tech stocks are having their best January in decades — here’s why that may not be a good sign

Tech stocks are having their best January in decades — here’s why that may not be a good sign

Technology stocks are on quite a tear to start 2023, but that could actually be an ominous signal. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.95% is up 11% so far this month, on track for its best January performance since it notched a 12.2% gain in 2001, according to Dow Jones Market Data. But that 2001 … Read more

Meta Embraces AI as Facebook, Instagram Help Drive a Rebound

Meta Embraces AI as Facebook, Instagram Help Drive a Rebound

Days before Meta Platforms Inc.’s first ever mass layoffs in November, a senior executive shared some good news. The company’s short-form video product, Reels, was getting traction with users, and the threat posed by rival TikTok appeared to be easing. “Facebook engagement is stronger than people expected,” Tom Alison, head of Facebook, wrote in a … Read more

BuzzFeed to Use ChatGPT Creator OpenAI to Help Create Quizzes and Other Content

BuzzFeed to Use ChatGPT Creator OpenAI to Help Create Quizzes and Other Content

WSJ News Exclusive Media & Marketing CEO Jonah Peretti intends for artificial intelligence to play a larger role in the company this year