Opinion: ‘Steve Jobs Syndrome’ strikes as Disney brings back Bob Iger, but history says that’s a bad idea

Opinion: 'Steve Jobs Syndrome' strikes as Disney brings back Bob Iger, but history says that's a bad idea

Apple Computer Inc. brought Steve Jobs back to the company in 1997 and found amazing success, but that has led to a “Steve Jobs Syndrome” that convinces companies to bring back formerly successful top executives even as an academic study shows it may not be a good idea. The Walt Disney Co. DIS, +6.30% is … Read more

Markets will shift to a ‘hope’ phase next year, and investors would be wise not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Markets will shift to a 'hope' phase next year, and investors would be wise not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Fresh China COVID-19 worries are threatening to nix any preholiday gains for Wall Street, with stock futures in the red and the dollar higher ahead of Monday’s open. In a shortened week that will bring both Thanksgiving and the World Cup kickoff, investors have all sorts of excuses to head to the sidelines. Those sticking … Read more

Opinion: This record number in Nvidia earnings is a scary sight

Opinion: This record number in Nvidia earnings is a scary sight

Nvidia Corp.’s financial results had a bit of a surprise for investors, and not on the good side — product inventories doubled to a record high as the chip company gears up for a questionable holiday season. Nvidia reported fiscal third-quarter revenue that was slightly better than analysts’ reduced expectations Wednesday, but the numbers weren’t … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is Android’s Next Flagship Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is Android's Next Flagship Processor

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is coming to an Android phone near you. Image: Qualcomm Qualcomm has announced its second-generation flagship mobile chip. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be available in various flagship Android devices as soon as the end of 2022. last year, Qualcomm announced a new naming scheme to make it easier to … Read more

Markets are getting a wake-up call in 2023, says Morgan Stanley, which offers a plan for investors to get ready.

Markets are getting a wake-up call in 2023, says Morgan Stanley, which offers a plan for investors to get ready.

According to Fed Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller and several strategistslast week’s softer-than-expected October CPI that sent the S&P 500 to its best level in five months was overdone. His words may be getting through as stock futures point to a softer start as the last full week before Thanksgiving kicks off. We’ll also get retail … Read more

AMD stock slips as revenue forecast dips below Street consensus

AMD stock slips as revenue forecast dips below Street consensus

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares declined in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker’s revenue forecast fell below the Wall Street consensus after posting record sales, topping Street expectations and reporting a huge surge in data-center sales. AMD amd, +2.59% reported second-quarter net income of $447 million, or 27 cents a share, compared with … Read more

FAANGs ain’t what they used to be, so beware the bear-market bounce says this hedge fund manager

FAANGs ain't what they used to be, so beware the bear-market bounce says this hedge fund manager

It’s been some rally. The S&P 500 SPX is starting the week at a seven-week high, bolstered by hopes for a less hawkish Fed and a sense that earnings pessimism was overdone. The benchmark stock index is up 12.6% from the recent low hit md-June, having delivered its best July performance since 1939, according to … Read more

Opinion: Google and Microsoft earnings show the bar has been lowered for Big Tech

Opinion: Google and Microsoft earnings show the bar has been lowered for Big Tech

Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. both reported results that missed Wall Street’s expectations Tuesday, but not only did investors not melt down, both actually saw their stocks rise in after-hours trading. Amid troubling economic signs, tech stocks have been battered so far this year, and fears about a slowdown among Big Tech names had Wall … Read more

Shopify stock sinks amid layoff plan as CEO admits, ‘I got this wrong’

Shopify stock sinks amid layoff plan as CEO admits, 'I got this wrong'

At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, many companies tethered to online spending predicted that the pandemic would permanently alter the trajectory of e-commerce growth for the better as people built new shopping habits online. Now Shopify Inc. SHOP, -14.06% has become the latest to admit that its projections may have gotten out of hand. … Read more

Big Tech earnings are about to determine the direction of the market

Big Tech earnings are about to determine the direction of the market

Just five companies control nearly a quarter of the S&P 500 index’s market cap, and they will all report earnings this week that could determine the direction of the market for weeks or months to come. As Big Tech — Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL GOOG, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, Apple Inc. AAPL, Facebook parent Meta … Read more