Inflation surge cools in July. Should stock-market investors still play defense?

The latest surge in stocks helped lift the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.09% out of bear-market territory on Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% to exit correction territory. But the sharp upswing also prompted debate about whether investors should adjust their portfolios, pivoting away from defense plays. For the past month, growth stocks … Read more

Duplex apartment in Park Avenue tower that once housed John D. Rockefeller, Jackie Kennedy and Vera Wang hits market at $26 million

A 14-room duplex in one of New York City’s most well-heeled co-op buildings, 740 Park Ave., came on the market Wednesday asking $26 million. Built in 1929 by James T. Lee, the banker and real-estate investor grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the building was designed by noted New York City architect Rosario Candela. The future … Read more

Frequent stop-over for William Shakespeare hits the market for £1.5 million

William Shakespeare slept here. That’s why they call the 4,642-square-foot historic home in the UK village of Grendon Underwood the Shakespeare House. Located on the border of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire — about two hours northwest of London by rail — the residence hit the market Wednesday for £1.5 million, or $1.84 million. A former “coaching … Read more

These money and investing tips can protect you if the bears take a swipe at this stock market rally

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly! INVESTING NEWS & TRENDS These small-cap stocks will lead the market if the rally has legs Small- and mid-cap stocks tend to outperform in a bull market as investors desire riskier … Read more

Occidental Petroleum Corp. stock rises Friday, still underperforms market

Shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY, +0.06% inched 0.06% higher to $65.73 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.73% rising 1.73% to 4,280.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% rising 1.27% to 33,761.05. This was the stock’s sixth … Read more

This 20% Nasdaq gain doesn’t mean we’re in a new bull market

Eager-beaver bulls are jumping the gun in declaring that the Nasdaq has entered a new bull market. While the Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +2.09% has rallied more than 20% from its June low, a greater than 20% Nasdaq rally does not, by itself, guarantee that a new bull market has begun. On the contrary, there … Read more

Palantir Technologies Inc. stock rises Friday, outperforms market

Shares of Palantir Technologies Inc. PLTR, +5.20% advanced 5.20% to $9.91 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.73% rising 1.73% to 4,280.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% rising 1.27% to 33,761.05. Palantir Technologies Inc. closed $19.38 below … Read more

Tesla, Ford attract new investments from Soros’s fund

Billionaire investor George Soros’s investment fund has bought stakes in Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. and added to existing stakes in EV makers Lucid Group Inc. and Nio Inc., according to a filing late Friday. The fund acquired 29.5 million shares of Ford F, +2.21% in the reporting period ended in June, the filing … Read more

Alphabet Inc. Cl A stock rises Friday, outperforms market

Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGLE, +2.39% rose 2.39% to $121.68 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.73% rising 1.73% to 4,280.15 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% rising 1.27% to 33,761.05. Alphabet Inc. Cl A closed … Read more