Energy stocks are in a bubble — and here’s when they’re likely to crash

Energy stocks are in a bubble — and here’s when they’re likely to crash

Oil and gas stocks are likely in a market bubble that’s vulnerable to popping. That’s the conclusion when applying a formula from recent academic research into the predictability of stock market bubbles and subsequent crashes. The research, which appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics, was conducted by Robin Greenwood and Andrei Shleifer of Harvard … Read more

Opinion: The stock market is in trouble. That’s because the bond market is ‘very close to a crash.’

Opinion: The stock market is in trouble.  That’s because the bond market is ‘very close to a crash.’

Don’t assume the worst is over, says investor Larry McDonald. There’s talk of a policy pivot by the Federal Reserve as interest rates rise quickly and stocks keep falling. Both may continue. McDonald, founder of The Bear Traps Report and author of “A Colossal Failure of Common Sense,” which described the 2008 failure of Lehman … Read more

September sadness could explain why stocks are being hit hard this month

September sadness could explain why stocks are being hit hard this month

September appears to be the worst month for Seasonal Affective Disorder, which may be the missing link for why the month is so bad for the stock market. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a depressive mood disorder related to the change of seasons. While most of us have heard of SAD, few associate it … Read more

Same stocks are back, and you should run, not walk, the other way

Same stocks are back, and you should run, not walk, the other way

It can be challenging to resist the call of meme stocks, given their ability to skyrocket. For example, GameStop GME, +0.05%, perhaps the best-known meme stock, jumped to $190 from $78 over just a two-week period in March, for example — a 143% gain. A basket of 16 meme stocks that investment researcher Morningstar created … Read more

GameStop stock shows rare resiliency as it rises to longest win streak in more than 4 years

GameStop stock shows rare resiliency as it rises to longest win streak in more than 4 years

Shares of GameStop Corp. continued to charge higher Friday, to extend the win streak that started nine trading days ago, after they closed at a one-year low. The videogame and consumer electronics retailer’s stock GME, +6.71% charged up as much as 11.1% intraday before paring gains to close up 6.7% at $151.95. It has rocketed … Read more