Mark Zuckerberg shows early metaverse headsets Mirror Lake, Holocake

Mark Zuckerberg shows early metaverse headsets Mirror Lake, Holocake

The company formerly known as Facebook is going to spend $10 billion this year on research and development on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, including computerized glasses or headsets. On Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off how much progress the social media company has made towards that goal by revealing many of the … Read more

Here are the best deals

Here are the best deals

Amazon Prime Day is one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year. But in 2022, shoppers may be less interested in backyard entertaining or Black Friday-type deals and more eager to score discounts on consumer staples to counteract runaway inflation. “People who want to participate in Prime Day are going to be focusing … Read more

Netflix talks with Google about ads as Sarandos is set to address Cannes this week

Netflix talks with Google about ads as Sarandos is set to address Cannes this week

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 12: CEO of Netflix Ted Sarandos attends Netflix’s FYSEE event for “Squid Game” at Raleigh Studios Hollywood on June 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix) Charley Gallay | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images CANNES, France – As the world’s biggest advertising conference … Read more

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession.  But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring — for now — as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall … Read more

Elon Musk says 3 issues need to be resolved before Twitter deal closes

Elon Musk says 3 issues need to be resolved before Twitter deal closes

In this photo illustration, Twitter account of Elon Musk is seen on a smartphone screen and Twitter logo in the background. Pavlo Gonchar | light rocket | Getty Images Elon Musk says there are three main hurdles to overcome before he can complete his purchase of Twitter. Musk is seeking to buy Twitter for $44 … Read more

Australia RBA meeting minutes, oil and currencies

Australia RBA meeting minutes, oil and currencies

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets were mostly buoyant on Tuesday while bitcoin continued to rise after a recent rebound. Meanwhile, Australia’s central bank says inflation will peak by the end of the year. Japanese stocks led gains, with the Nikkei 225 trading 1.84% higher to close at 26,246.31, while the Topix also rose by 2.05% to … Read more

Tech stock picks for the electric vehicle boom: UBS on EV-related stocks

Tech stock picks for the electric vehicle boom: UBS on EV-related stocks

UBS has named its top technology stock picks to ride the electric vehicle revolution. “As EV penetration grows and autonomous driving emerges, we see exponential growth within tech supply chains,” UBS’ analysts, led by Grace Chen, said on June 17. They expect 2026 to be an “inflection point” for electric vehicles, when the global EV … Read more

Retirement funds are getting beat up in 2022. How investors can cope

Retirement funds are getting beat up in 2022. How investors can cope

Near-retirees who turned to target-date funds to build their nest eggs may want to rethink their retirement planning as stocks and bonds face sharp declines. The S&P 500, off by about 23% in 2022, is in bear market territory. Bonds are also taking their lumps, with the 10-year Treasury yield rising as high as 3.48% … Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) rebounds but struggles to hold above $20,000

Bitcoin (BTC) rebounds but struggles to hold above $20,000

Bitcoin continues to trade around the $20,000 mark, keeping investors on edge about where the price is going next. Nurphoto | Getty Images Bitcoin jumped 10% on Monday after a sharp sell-off over the weekend but continues to teeter around the $20,000 mark, keeping investors on edge. The world’s largest cryptocurrency was trading at $20,648.50 … Read more

What is staked ether (stETH) and why is it causing havoc in crypto?

What is staked ether (stETH) and why is it causing havoc in crypto?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market value. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto via Getty Images Another controversial cryptocurrency is causing havoc in the digital asset market — and this time, it’s not a stablecoin. Staked ether, or stETH, is a token that’s supposed to be worth the same as ether. But for … Read more