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Apple, Amazon and Alphabet earnings are coming. Here’s what the stock options market is bracing for.

The options market has prepared for bigger-than-usual moves in the stocks of a trio of trillion-dollar companies, the day after they report quarterly earnings results. That’s because the implied volatility, or how much a stock can be expected to move over a certain period, of the stocks for Apple Inc. AAPL, +3.41%, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, …

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Michael Burry says sell and Jim Cramer says buy. As the Fed meets, here’s how they both could be wrong on stocks.

Michael Burry, the hedge-fund manager at Scion Asset Management who correctly forecast the 2008 financial crisis, on Tuesday night sent out a one-word tweet: “Sell.” Burry didn’t elaborate, but it’s not hard to fill in the blanks. Assets like bitcoin and ARK Innovation ETF surged in January, in a seeming dash for trash on the …

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Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation Scores a Record Month, Thanks to Tesla and Roku

Text size Cathy Wood. Courtesy of ARK After a brutal 2022, investors in Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF finally have a reason to smile. The fund gained 27.9% in January, notching its best monthly performance since being launched in 2014. To be sure, that gain comes after ARK Innovation (ticker: ARKK) plunged 67% in 2022 …

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The Stock Market Had a Great January. Now, It’s All the Fed.

Text size A scene from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The stock market just closed out a positive January. Coming on the heels of last year’s bear market, and combined with other recent moves, that is a particularly positive signal. Tea S&P500 finished January with a …

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Bear market unlike anything I’ve seen since starting on the Street in 1980, says short selling legend Jim Chanos

“I’ve been on the Street [since] 1980 [and] not one bear market has ever traded above nine times to 14 times the previous peak earnings.” That was short selling giant Jim Chanos, founder of Kynikos Associates, speaking to CNBC on Monday, warning that investors are not factoring in the bear market impact on corporate profitability. …

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Bitcoin Price Holds at $23,000 as Crypto Traders Brace for Fed Decision

Text size Bitcoin prices have had a standout January, rallying about 40% since the start of the year. Dreamstime Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were slightly lower Monday, paring gains after a rally over the weekend. Crypto traders are awaiting the Federal Reserve decision on interest rates due Wednesday, which is likely to be a catalyst …

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The Fed and the stock market are set for a showdown this week. What’s at stake.

Let’s get ready to rumble. The Federal Reserve and investors appear to be locked in what one veteran market watcher has described as an epic game of “chicken.” What Fed Chair Jerome Powell says Wednesday could determine the winner. Here’s the conflict. Fed policy makers have steadily insisted that the fed-funds rate, now at 4.25% …

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The Fed and the stock market are set for a showdown this week. What’s at stake.

Let’s get ready to rumble. The Federal Reserve and investors appear to be locked in what one veteran market watcher has described as an epic game of “chicken.” What Fed Chair Jerome Powell says Wednesday could determine the winner. Here’s the conflict. Fed policy makers have steadily insisted that the fed-funds rate, now at 4.25% …

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Bitcoin’s Price Breaks. Why a Recent Trend Suggests a Big Spike Will Hit Friday.

Text size Bitcoin has rallied to its highest levels since last summer in a rally that has swept early 2023. Dreamstime Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were largely paused on Friday, holding at levels reached after a recent rally. A recent trend in the crypto options market suggests that a spike in volatility—and possibly a big …

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