Athleisure brand Lululemon Athletica will join the S&P 500, replacing video game company Activision Blizzard.
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AMC moves to simplify its stock situation

Aug 22, 2023
The theater chain has been issuing stock to help it pay down debt, after struggling with declining movie ticket sales. But now, it wants to streamline the type of stock it offers.
Preferred shares are a lot like normal stocks, but they often lock companies into paying regular dividends that aren't tax deductible.
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U.S. equity investors think stocks are too expensive, survey finds

Aug 16, 2023
S&P Global’s investment manager index survey says most sectors are losing favor with investors. What's going on?
Climbing interest rates are pushing investors away from stocks and into bonds, per Gary Schlossberg with the Wells Fargo Investment Institute.
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Are stocks just not gonna do as well anymore?

Jul 12, 2023
Some economists — citing interest rates, taxes and market cycles — think we are entering an era of underperformance.
Some economists believe the stock market's strong performance of recent decades is unsustainable.
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When short sellers bet against banks

Apr 28, 2023
Short sellers have made more than a billion dollars betting that First Republic would tank. Is that good for financial stability?
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Reverse stock splits explained through a battle against bankruptcy

Mar 22, 2023
Bed Bath & Beyond is seeking a reverse split, a sign that a company is not confident that its stock will rise on its own, one expert says.
If Bed Bath & Beyond's stock falls under a dollar for an extended time, it risks delisting from Nasdaq.
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell has been used the phrase "financial conditions" 29 times in his last three press conferences.
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Stock buybacks: the pros and cons for companies and investors

Aug 19, 2022
GM plans to buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock. Why do critics love to hate this corporate maneuver?
General Motors says it will buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock, but critics say the company could use the money to pay workers more or advance green initiatives.
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Why companies repurchase their own shares

Apr 4, 2022
Stock buybacks are typically meant to return value to shareholders. But critics say the cash could be used to create jobs or raise workers' pay.
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What household wealth does — and doesn't — say about this economy

Dec 8, 2021
The Federal Reserve's quarterly snapshot of household net worth comes out this week.
Stocks make up 30% of household wealth in the U.S. Above, people walk past the New York Stock Exchange.
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