Microsoft reports earnings Tuesday. what are you expecting.

font size Microsoft is facing a slowdown in the growth of its cloud computing business. Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty Images Investors may feel some nervousness going forward Microsoft Quarterly financial results. And for good reason. Microsoft (Stock ticker: MSFT) reports financial results for the December quarter after the close of trading on Tuesday. There are … Read more

Two-fifths of older workers are “delaying retirement” because of inflation, markets

There’s a new survey out, and everything about it pisses me off. Retirement confidence is very low. Retirement anxiety is the way to go. Women in particular sacrifice their retirement plans to provide financial assistance to “family members” (adult children, presumably) or friends. Basic knowledge of retirement is minimal. Read: Boost your bank account by … Read more

US Treasuries at ‘tipping point’: Equity and bond correlation shifts as fixed-income market warns of recession

Bonds and stocks may return to their usual relationship, which is a plus for investors who have a traditional mix of assets in their portfolios amid fears that the United States will face a recession this year. “The bottom line is that the correlation has now morphed into a more traditional relationship, where stocks and … Read more

Recession or not, Wall Street still expects inflation to produce record profit margins, with more on the way

The layoffs are piling up. The recessions are deepening. But as prices continue to rise, Wall Street expects net profit margins for the companies that make up the S&P 500 to remain at levels far above any level before the COVID-19 pandemic. As fourth-quarter results come in, Wall Street analysts expect 2022 net profit margins … Read more

The Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum begins Monday with a focus on climate change

Climate change has been a recurring theme in Davos. For the first winter in three years, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum returns to the Swiss resort. Last year’s meeting took place in May thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the days leading up to the event, politicians, executives and bankers headed for … Read more