How to Short a Stock

How to Short a Stock

How Can Short Selling Make Money? One way to make money on stocks for which the price is falling is called short selling (also known as “going short” or “shorting”). Short selling sounds like a fairly simple concept in theory — an investor borrows a stock, sells the stock, and then buys the stock back … Read more

How Much Oil Can OPEC Realistically Add?

How Much Oil Can OPEC Realistically Add?

Two weeks ago, in a short and terse affair that did nothing to address the spill-over from overheating gas markets, OPEC+ confirmed that it would stick to its July agreement to boost output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) each month until at least April 2022 to phase out 5.8 million bpd of existing production … Read more

A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector

A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector

A massive disruption now appears imminent in one of the world’s largest – and most important – industries. In much the same way that Amazon disrupted the retail business – and how PayPal disrupted the payments industry – one under-the-radar health technology company now seeks to transform the $11.85 trillion global health industry. By moving … Read more

Netflix and Tesla will look to buck the earnings-slowdown trend

Netflix and Tesla will look to buck the earnings-slowdown trend

While earnings growth is expected to slow down appreciably for many companies from a record-breaking first half, two prominent companies are projected to put up big numbers this week. Netflix Inc. NFLX, -0.87% and Tesla Inc. TSLA, +3.02% are scheduled to report earnings on back-to-back afternoons in the coming week, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, and … Read more

Opinion: The tech earnings boom is fizzling out, as Apple and Amazon face the same issues as everyone else

Opinion: The tech earnings boom is fizzling out, as Apple and Amazon face the same issues as everyone else

Tech’s continuing financial dominance has been a huge part of Wall Street’s surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it appears that the supply-chain problems hurting other industries will not skip Big Tech. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +3.31% and Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.75% are prominent examples of tech companies expected to experience or forecast shortfalls related to … Read more

As offices reopen, workers resist bringing back the commute

As offices reopen, workers resist bringing back the commute

When Wendy White, 57, quit her job in March, a key reason was her company’s insistence employees return to the office in the midst of a pandemic. White, the single mother of an 11-year-old son, had no child care options and was fearful of taking public transportation while COVID-19 was spreading. Now she is considering … Read more