Earnings playbook: An investor’s guide to the reports ahead, including Walmart and Nvidia

Earnings have largely outperformed expectations, but it remains to be seen how long the Covid omicron threat and rising inflation will weigh on Wall Street. .

Fed rate debate, Ukraine tensions could jolt markets in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Jan. 25, 2022. Source: NYSE Stocks are likely to be volatile in the week ahead as investors watch tensions between Russia and Ukraine and debate how quickly the Federal Reserve can raise interest rates. Markets were roiled in the past week and bond yields spiked after a hot … Read more

Ukraine tensions, inflation push chip stocks even lower

A chip made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company TSMC Semiconductor stocks got whacked on Friday as investors digested hotter-than-expected inflation and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Chipmakers had been boosted by increased demand during the pandemic and have generally reported strong earnings and outlooks in the past month. But investors are looking for less-risky … Read more