Citigroup Stock Is the Cheapest of the Big Banks. It’s Ready to Take Off.

Text size Even Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been buying Citi stock, a vote of confidence if there ever was one. Mario Tama / Getty Images Bank stocks have gotten hit as concerns about the US economy have grown. They’re starting to look like bargains, and none more so than Citigroup . The SPDR S&P … Read more

How to Invest Your Cash for the Best Yields, Without Too Much Risk

Inflation is stubbornly high and interest rates on savings accounts aren’t anywhere close to keeping pace. While the yield on a two-year Treasury is now 3.28%, up from just 0.17% a year ago, the average savings account is barely in positive territory at just 0.07%, according to personal-finance website Bankrate. For investors hanging onto cash, … Read more

It Might Not Be Time to Buy Stocks Yet. This Technical Analyst Sees the Market Going Even Lower.

Text size Michael Nagle / Bloomberg The major US stock market indices have lost roughly 12% to 25% this year, a painful setback after two years of gains. Time to buy? Not so fast, based on a technical analysis of current market conditions. Andrew Addison, a veteran market technician, proprietor of the Institutional View research … Read more

Here Come the Interest-Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than You Expected.

Here Come the Interest-Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than You Expected. .

Municipal Bonds Are Down So Much That They’re Buys Again

Text size Al Drago / Bloomberg A funny thing happened in the past week, as news emerged of inflation hitting a four-decade high. A few strategists started looking a bit more positively on bonds, or at least somewhat less negatively. March consumer prices were 8.5% above their level a year earlier, while producer prices were … Read more

Should I Buy HP Stock After Warren Buffett Did?

Text size Shares of HP jumped 15% this past week after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a large stake. Why the stock still looks cheap. Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg When Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, Calif., In 1939, Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett was eight years old. Eighty-three years later, … Read more