This options strategy can help you outperform the market

font size CH Robinson Worldwide, a freight forwarding and logistics company, has been added to the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, Dream time Most people are rational in their non-financial lives. They don’t believe in madness or expect to throw football like Tom Brady, write poetry like T.S. Eliot, or sing like Nina Simoneor cook … Read more

Microsoft stock jumps with earnings difference and solid cloud results

font size Microsoft is facing a slowdown in the growth of its cloud computing business. Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty Images Microsoft Shares jumped in late trading on Tuesday after the software company’s latest quarterly profit came in slightly better than expected. While the company saw weakness in its PC software business, Microsoft (stock ticker: MSFT) … Read more

Retailers revive stock market, but support may be fleeting: analysts

Net inflows into US equities by retail investors continued to rise over the past week as the stock market kicked off the new year in a booming mood, but data analysts at Vanda Research said the pace of buying could easily ease if the bullish momentum stalls. Marco Iachini, senior vice president of Fanta Research, … Read more

The market still looks frothy. Here is one way to hedge your bets.

font size The VIX was recently around 20, down about 42% since late September, when recession fears rose. Michael M Santiago/Getty Images The only thing investors have to fear is the absence of fear itself. The stock market has surprisingly advanced in 2023, and many stocks have behaved better, as investors discount the prospect of … Read more