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Buy PayPal Stock. The Battered Payments Company Is Starting to Perk Up.

Anyone who bought PayPal Holdings stock last summer may be ruing the day. Despite popping a bit this past week, the shares, at $97, are still off 68% from their highs around $308. Memories of the stock’s skid in February, when it fell 35% over two days, may still be uncomfortably fresh in investors’ minds. …

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‘I hope I don’t crash and burn.’ I recently hired my first financial planner, but in just seven months, they’ve lost $70K. What’s my move?

Is a big loss a reason to ditch your financial planner? Getty Images/iStockphoto By ALISA WOLFSON Question: I recently rolled my retirement pension and 401(k) into one account, managed by a financial planner. But in seven months, they seem to have lost $70,000 of my money. How do I know if they’re making sound investments? …

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New Buyback Tax Will Force Companies to Think Twice on How to Use Cash

In the scrap over how to fund President Joe Biden’s spending plans, the Democrats’ focus has shifted from taxing private funds to public at the last minute. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) backs dropping a proposed tax increase on carried interest income and adding a 1% tax on stock buybacks to the legislation. It means …

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The S&P 500 is so close to crossing this crucial level and challenging the bear market’s trend line

The S&P 500 index may be about to secure two major bullish SPX, -0.06% milestones. First, the S&P has rallied from that mid-June low right up to the major resistance at 4170. A two-day close above that level would be quite bullish and would set the stage for a challenge of the downtrend line defining …

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Why the U.S. stock rally looks more like a new bull market than a bear bounce to these analysts

Broader is better when it comes to the stock market rally and some analysts see technical signs that gains may be signaling the end of the 2022 bear market, though it’s too early to say for sure. “The risk that the recent advance is merely a bear market rally has not been eliminated. But…the technical …

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PayPal earnings packed in much more than just numbers

After seeing its shares lose roughly two-thirds of their value in the past year, PayPal Holdings Inc. delivered a packed earnings report Tuesday, announcing a new chief financial officer, buyback authorization and cost-savings program, while also confirming that activists at Elliott Management Corp. have taken a stake in the company. Additionally, the company topped expectations …

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AMD, PayPal, Starbucks, Uber, Paramount, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

It’s the peak stretch of second-quarter earnings season, with roughly 150 S&P 500 firms scheduled to report this week. The highlights on the economic calendar will be a pair of purchasing managers’ index readings and jobs Friday. Wednesday’s earnings highlights will be Booking Holdings , CVS Health , eBay , and Moderna . Thursday will …

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AMD, PayPal, Starbucks, Uber, Paramount, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It’s the peak stretch of second-quarter earnings season, with roughly 150 S&P 500 firms scheduled to report this week. The highlights on the economic calendar will be a pair of purchasing managers’ index readings and jobs Friday. Wednesday’s earnings highlights will be Booking Holdings , CVS Health , eBay , and Moderna . Thursday will …

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