“Your powers are weak, old man,” a mechanized voice menaced in an empty chamber. Still, the protagonist had one ace up his sleeve. “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” I imagine this is how former President Donald Trump’s administration felt closing its first act, only to…

In the wake of Monday’s widespread sell-off, it would be easy to have missed the fact that some stocks have fallen steadily all year and endured much steeper losses. Many of the biggest losers in 2021 have been stocks that enjoyed big runs last year. Companies that flourished during Covid-19 lockdowns, enjoyed strong online sales,…