Elon Musk called ESG a scam – did the Tesla chief do investors a favor?

Elon Musk called ESG a scam – did the Tesla chief do investors a favor?

Investing usually uses a combination of head, heart and gut even if it’s not supposed to. And perhaps no market theme stirs “all the feels” quite like ESG. This week, a major move to cut Tesla from a closely followed environmental, social and governance (ESG) index brought anger and relief in almost equal measure. Defiance … Read more

Elon Musk called ESG a scam – did the Tesla chief do investors a favor?

Elon Musk called ESG a scam – did the Tesla chief do investors a favor?

Investing usually uses a combination of head, heart and gut even if it’s not supposed to. And perhaps no market theme stirs “all the feels” quite like ESG. This week, a major move to cut Tesla from a closely followed environmental, social and governance (ESG) index brought anger and relief in almost equal measure. Defiance … Read more

Opinion: The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses:

Opinion:  The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses:

This past week, the S&P 500 index plunged to new relative lows. It is now trading at prices last seen in March 2021. This latest move downward violated support at 4100-4200 and prompted a swift move down towards possible support at 3900. The next support area below that is 3700 – the lows of February … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors:

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors:

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Dow Slides More Than 1,000 Points as Investors Reassess Fed Comments:

Dow Slides More Than 1,000 Points as Investors Reassess Fed Comments:

US stocks fell sharply, led by technology and other growth stocks, as investors assessed the implications of the Federal Reserve’s most aggressive tightening of monetary policy in more than two decades. The S&P 500 dropped 3.7% as losses accelerated in midday trading Thursday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index fell 4.9%, and the Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

Exxon and Chevron, Buoyed by High Oil Prices, Shower Investors With Cash:

Exxon and Chevron, Buoyed by High Oil Prices, Shower Investors With Cash:

Big oil companies are continuing to reap the benefits of high commodity prices but aren’t backing off plans to reward investors while keeping production roughly flat. Exxon XOM: -2.24% Mobil Corp. said Friday it collected $ 5.5 billion in first-quarter profit, more than double the same period last year. The US oil giant said it … Read more