• Devon and 3 Other Energy Stocks That Are Gushing Cash0

    Text size Pioneer and Devon were early proponents of a popular new dividend strategy. Goce Risteski/Dreamstime.com Investors used to evaluate energy companies on how quickly they were growing their oil and gas production. These days, they look much more closely at another metric—free cash flow. Oil and gas producers have shifted their business models to

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  • Is The Economy Headed For a Soft Landing, Stagflation, or Crash?0

    Text size Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell must tread carefully as the Fed navigates today’s economic conditions. Win McNamee/Getty Images About the author: Leslie Lipschitz, former director of the IMF Institute, has taught at Johns Hopkins University and Bowdoin College, been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, and an advisor at Investec Asset Management. 

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  • How Low Could the S&P 500 Sink? According to History, 3000.0

    Text size The fall in stock and bond prices has cut household wealth by as much as $8 trillion in 2022. Justin Lane/epa-efe/Shutterstock The stock market had a near-bear experience, which might be the most bullish thing you can say about it. At its low on Friday, the S&P 500 index was down 20% from

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  • Nvidia to Slow Hiring Amid Inflationary Environment0

    The technology industry has been cutting back as it struggles to deal with rising inflation and a deteriorating global economic environment. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Text size Nvidia (ticker: NVDA ) is slowing the pace of hiring, the company confirmed on Sunday. The chip maker joins several other major technology companies that have decided to be

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  • Higher Rates Raise Risk of Future Fed Losses0

    The Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates aggressively to combat high inflation could have an overlooked and uncomfortable side effect for the central bank: capital losses. The potential for losses hinges on obscure monetary plumbing. The Fed’s $9 trillion portfolio, sometimes called a balance sheet, is full of mostly interest-bearing assets—Treasury and mortgage-backed securities—with

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  • Corporate Board Diversity Benefits Companies and Stakeholders0

    Text size It is in the best interest of shareholders for companies to evaluate their board composition regularly, establish policies and processes to ensure board diversity, and disclose the composition of their boards of directors, write Michael Frerichs and John W. Rogers, Jr. Dreamstime About the authors: Michael Frerichs is the Illinois state treasurer. John

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