Opinion: The chip boom likely over, as Micron says it’s in a ‘downturn’

The semiconductor boom of the past two years appears to be ending. Memory chip maker Micron Technology Inc. MU, -1.32% gave a downbeat forecast for its next fiscal quarter Thursday, predicting a massive revenue shortfall ranging from $ 1.5 billion to $ 2.3 billion, as COVID-19 restrictions in China and slower demand for consumer products … Read more

Hector Sants: City workers aren’t immune from money troubles

Sir Hector Sants was chief executive of the Financial Services Authority and head of compliance at Barclays. He is currently chair of the Money and Pensions Service. Over the past decade, the financial services community has made huge strides in bringing conversations about mental wellbeing to the forefront. But there is still a way to … Read more

Larry Summers was the first to sound the alarm on inflation. More economists are applying his methods

Graham Allison is the Douglas Dillon professor of government at Harvard University Is the US economy headed for a hard landing? US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell says no. At the Federal Open Market Committee’s 4 May press conference, he insisted that the Fed will manage a “softish” landing. To the contrary, former Treasury Secretary … Read more

Good news for home buyers? Fannie Mae chief economist says the US housing market has finally turned a corner. Here’s why.

The inventory shortage, high prices and rising interest rates have finally bitten. Single-family home sales fell sharply by 16.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 591,000, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday. That was the slowest rate of sales since April 2020 during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering … Read more

Opinion: Elon Musk does not want to buy Twitter anymore, but Twitter should make him pay for it

It’s becoming quite clear that Elon Musk no longer wants to buy Twitter Inc., at least not at the price he negotiated. But Twitter should not walk away without at least $ 1 billion – and potentially much more – for the trouble. Musk’s bid for Twitter TWTR, + 2.49% has become one of the … Read more

This idiot-proof portfolio has beaten traditional stocks and bonds over 50 years

Do you have the right portfolio for your retirement savings? When it comes to long-term investing, the biggest issue – by far – is overall asset allocation: How much to stocks, sectors, assets and so on. Picking individual securities within those asset classes – individual stocks or bonds, for example – usually turns out to … Read more