Investor Sarat Sethi has some stock picks to play inflation and a consumer slowdown

Investors should stick to companies that can keep generating earnings as they navigate high inflation and a consumer slowdown, according to DCLA’s Sarat Sethi. “Earnings are going to drive this market going forward,” Sethi said Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “Not multiple expansion, not liquidity, it’s going to be where do we find earnings, and […]

Most of Warren Buffett’s equity portfolio is tied up in just 5 stocks. Here’s what they are

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway just revealed that about 70% of its equity portfolio was concentrated up in just five names. Here’s a look at these high-conviction bets from the legendary investor. While the conglomerate enjoyed a big rebound in operating earnings, it did post a $53 billion loss on its investments during the second quarter […]

Wall Street analysts pick safe-haven consumer stocks

The state of consumer spending in the U.S. is tricky to call right now . On the one hand, inflation is hitting some consumers hard. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index fell to an all-time low in June, although it slightly improved in July, data on Friday showed. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported […]

Snap, American Express, Verizon, Seagate and more

Signage for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, adorns the front of the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. American Express — Shares of the credit card company climbed 2.9% as growth in travel and entertainment spending helped American […]

Earnings could be an even bigger catalyst for stocks after the market’s wild ride on rate fears

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, July 12, 2022. Source: NYSE Investors are likely to switch their focus to earnings season, after the market’s wild ride on rising and falling expectations for Federal Reserve rate hikes. Stocks were volatile in the past week. The three major indexes posted sharp gains Friday, after worries the […]

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