• Big Investor Bought Tesla, Plug Power, and XPeng Stock Before They Took Off0

    Text size DNB Asset Management increased investments in Tesla and Plug Power, and initiated positions in Nikola and XPeng in the third quarter. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A large asset manager recently increased bets on the electric-vehicle industry with changes in its U.S.-traded stock investments. In the third quarter, DNB Asset Management increased investments in EV

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  • The 1929 Stock Market Crash Caught Nearly Everyone Off Guard. Are We Headed for a Similar Fate?0

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle headline on “Black Thursday,” Oct. 24, 1929, proclaims, “Wall St. In Panic As Stocks Crash.” FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Text size The supreme authorities from Chase National Bank, Harvard University, and Barron’s were as dumbfounded as everybody else. Chase’s chairman and Harvard’s treasurer were among the market experts enlisted by Barron’s to

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  • Should You Buy China’s Stock Market? Don’t Take the Bait.0

    Text size Alibaba stock surged amid reports that it would build its own chips and that founder Jack Ma had traveled to Europe. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images China’s stock market is bouncing back after getting trounced for much of the year. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s time to buy. At first glance, it looks like

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  • Big Pension Sold GameStop Stock. It Bought Moderna and Ford Shares.0

    Text size The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund sold a more than a third of its investment in GameStop stock in the third quarter. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund recently made some significant changes in its domestic-equities portfolio. Operf, as the pension is known, cut down its stake in videogame

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  • 7 Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week0

    Text size Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Albertsons, Crown Castle International , and American Electric Power were among the larger U.S. companies that declared dividend increases this week. Albertsons (ticker:ACI), whose businesses include grocery stores and drugstores, declared a quarterly dividend of 12 cents a share, up 20% from 10 cents. As of Oct. 21, the stock

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  • Chesapeake Energy’s New Natural-Gas Strategy Could Pay Nice Dividends0

    One of Chesapeake Energy’s natural-gas drilling operations in Bradford County, Pa. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Text size The early 2000s mantra of “drill, baby, drill” was successful in one regard—it flooded the market with energy supply, pushing prices sharply lower. For investors, though, it was a terrible deal. As U.S. shale oil-and-gas producers binged on debt to

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