What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of August 29-September 2, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the stock of Okta, Inc. (OKTA), a technology company providing cloud-based identity management support for businesses, fell in price by -33.7% per share for the trading day. While 2Q2022 results surpassed Wall Street expectations, areas of concern on a going forward basis drove this sharp decline …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of July 5-8, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha GameStop Corporation (GME), a video game retailer, had an up-and-down trading week for its stock with three negative daily returns and one positive daily return. (Monday, July 4, 2022 was an American holiday – Independence Day / Fourth of July – and thus not a trading day.) (See past coverage if …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of May 23-27, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Snap Inc. (SNAP), a social media technology company with smartphone camera application Snapchat as its flagship offering, had its stock price drop by -43.1% per share on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (See past coverage if needed: “What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of April 20-24, 2020; By …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of September 13-17, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha During this past trading week, stocks in the casino sector suffered greatly. After positive daily returns on Monday, September 13, negative daily returns were mostly seen for the rest of the trading week for Las Vegas Sands Corporation (LVS) and Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) per the table seen above (except for …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of July 6 – 10, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Brooks Brothers is a famous American retailing company, and was founded in 1818. Over the years, it has been a clothier of presidents (in the USA, 40 out of 45 [89% of these] individuals), royals, financiers, war heroes, and many other such prominent people. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the company …

Dow Jones Index Volatility – Week of June 8 – 12, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had a volatile ride this past week, due to several factors. Comments from Jerome Powell (the Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve), GDP forecasting, unemployment rate (and jobless claims) data, and coronavirus pandemic data all played their own significant parts in the DJIA activity. The …

Negative Interest Rates in the USA are Unlikely – Week of May 11 – 15, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Jerome Powell, the Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, issued detailed comments this week. The American economy continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Additional fiscal support aid (e.g. another round of stimulus payments to Americans) will likely be needed for the American economy to recover. However, the Fed is …

GDP Contraction, the Fed, and the Dow Jones – Week of April 27 – May 1, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The Dow Jones had three down and two up days this week. The coronavirus pandemic has continued to wreak havoc all around the world, and the American capital markets were affected. During 1Q2020, the USA’s GDP (gross domestic product) annualized contraction rate was 4.8%. This figure was announced on Wednesday, April …