Since the start of 2021 Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) stock has lost one-third of its value. Shares that started the year over $90 trade today at around $60. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Blame is being assigned to CEO Bobby Kotick, and a long-running sexual harassment scandal he either ignored or covered up. The stock’s fall…

Shares of chip and semiconductor designer Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock look unstoppable following the company’s latest earnings beat. Source: Steve Lagreca / Shutterstock.com NVDA stock has gained 18% since the company announced its third-quarter results on Nov. 17. The latest increase brings Nvidia stock’s total gains for this year to 162%. Over the last month alone,…

https://youtu.be/quceJJRh9Do Editor’s Note: This article is part of Joanna Makris’ Behind the Wall series, where she provides retail investors with the insider scoop on the hottest technologies and trends from today’s business leaders, industry experts and money managers. Today’s discussion is with Garrett Nelson, Senior Equity Research Analyst at CFRA Research. Source: ggTravelDiary / Shutterstock.com No…

The Thanksgiving-weekend sales extravaganza known as Black Friday is once again upon us. And this year, it’s expected to be extra spectacular. Consumers will spend more than they did last year as they gather with family and friends for the first time in nearly two years. Consequently, investors are looking for stocks to buy to…

Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) has turned out quite the winner for many investors. AFRM stock more than doubled since August, making it one of the best performing tech plays. Now that the company is getting the recognition it deserves, the question is whether there is still upside left for AFRM stock. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com I…

Markets tried to make a push higher on Tuesday, but after Monday’s poor trading session the bulls had trouble gaining and maintaining momentum. With that in mind, let’s look at a few top stock trades for Wednesday, the last full trading session in the week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Amazon (AMZN) Amazon…

Today, shares of Bright Lights Acquisition (NASDAQ:BLTS) are trading higher after the SPAC announced a merger with Manscaped. The deal is expected to close during the first quarter of 2022 and provide $305 million in gross proceeds to Manscaped. Source: Shutterstock Manscaped provides below-the-waist grooming products, most notably electric razors. The company differentiates itself from…

Last year was a great one for video game stocks. With most of the world under lockdown, gamers had more time to themselves than usual. And they spent a lot of that time playing video games, driving up the returns for related stocks. Companies active in the space also did not rest on their haunches.…

If you’ve listened to the song “Stay,” you’ll know that artist Kid LAROI understands the pain of a breakup (even at the age of 18). But for Ford (NYSE:F) and F stock investors, there’s no need for heartache. This is just a perfectly natural time to move on. Recently, Ford and Rivian (NASDAQ:RIVN) announced that they…

Electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive (NASDAQ:RIVN) hit the markets with a big bang thanks to its legendary initial public offering. Having originally planned to offer 135 million shares of RIVN stock at a range of $72-$74 a share, management upped the IPO to 153 million shares at $78 per share on Nov. 9. Source: Michael…

Data center real estate investment trusts (REITs) like Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) stock are a hot ticket right now. CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) was bought out by private equity, led by KKR (NYSE:KKR), or Coresite Realty (NYSE:COR) which is being bought by American Tower (NYSE:AMT). Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Earlier this year, QTS Realty Trust was taken out…

Market news today has largely centered around President Joe Biden’s appointment of Jerome Powell to another term as chair of the Federal Reserve. While this development was anticipated by many, it comes at a time when inflation is rising rapidly and economic uncertainty continues to weigh on investors. One thing that can be expected in…

Company breakups have been around since the beginning of time. Businesses come together for so-called synergies and then split up when it becomes clear those synergies would never be realized or appreciated by investors. Some are forced by the government, like Standard Oil in 1911, but others voluntarily break up to extract value for shareholders,…

The first crack in Rivian’s (NASDAQ:RIVN) armor has started to appear. The electric vehicle startup’s stock has faced two consecutive days of double-digit losses. RIVN stock seems to be coming back to earth. Source: Sopotnicki / Shutterstock.com It might be tempting to get in on the EV action and buy some of Rivian’s discounted shares.…

Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a lot to say about the metaverse on its Q3 2021 conference call at the end of October. The billionaire wants to take his company and FB stock in another direction where shareholders get even wealthier and change the world forever. Source: Blue Planet Studio / Shutterstock.com Answering…

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics posted October 2021 inflation climbing to 6.2%, markets fell slightly and quickly shook off the bad news. Stock markets are not a good indicator of the pressure inflation will have on goods that are demand elastic. Investors need to avoid companies that do not have a resilient brand…

Forever starts now: that’s the credo of Rivian Automotive (NASDAQ:RIVN). Now that the company has completed its initial public offering (IPO), RIVN stock is available for public trading and you can try out the shares of this ambitious electric vehicle (EV) start-up. Source: James Yarbrough / Shutterstock.com Rivian specializes in big vehicles, especially trucks and SUVs.…

Even when Rivian (NASDAQ:RIVN) IPO and new Lucid (NASDAQ:LCID) deliveries hogging headlines, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) manages to stay center stage. In October it spiked 50% in 23 days, and in the face of much skepticism. But that is part of its charm that TSLA stock is always controversial. Source: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com The U.S. markets…