Opinion: Investors have been pouring money into companies promising climate-change solutions. Here’s how to spot the winners.

Financial market volatility is up, major stock indices are down, and investors are suffering losses in almost every major asset class. Although the situation seems dire, it may be a good time to remind ourselves that investing for the long haul has always been the best strategy. Farsighted investors are increasingly focused on climate change, … Read more

Private companies pivot to conserve cash to await the eventual opening up of the IPO market

Private equity and venture capital-backed companies are faced with conserving cash and shoring up costs in the choppy stock market of 2022, as capital from initial public offerings and syndicated debt markets dries up, investment executives at Goldman Sachs said. Private debt providers have been able to step in to provide capital in a challenging … Read more

Opinion: Technology stocks are booming, and these four companies have staying power for years to come

Shares of technology companies from chip makers to FAANGs slumped for a third quarter at the end of September, as softer revenue, profit warnings and fading CEO confidence added to the doom. The backdrop is a widely expected economic recession next year, caused, in part, by aggressive Federal Reserve interest-rate increases to squash inflation. The … Read more

Facebook parent is no longer one of 10 most valuable US companies. Here’s what just overtook it.

Meta Platforms Inc. is furthering its descent through the ranks of the biggest companies in the US, this time falling below Exxon Mobil Co. for the first time in more than five years. The Facebook parent company finished Thursday’s session with a market value of $366.6 billion, while Exxon XOM, -0.20% closed with a market … Read more

Are you tempted to buy AMC’s new APEs? Be prepared to lose everything, the company warns

Shares of AMC preferred equity units, or ‘APEs,’ rose 5% Monday, while the company’s common stock fell 7.5%, after the company unveiled plans to sell another up to 425 million APEs. At current prices, the cinema chain could raise up to $1.6 billion from the sale of additional APEs, which was disclosed in a regulatory … Read more

Ex-CEO of California investment companies charged with fraud

LOS ANGELES — A man who ran two California-based investment companies and frequently appeared as a TV financial news analyst was charged Wednesday with securities fraud for allegedly bilking clients out of millions of dollars, federal prosecutors said. James Arthur McDonald Jr., 50, was charged with a single fraud count and could face up to … Read more

Inflation Reduction Act to have ‘negative impact’ on S&P 500 companies’ profits, analysts say

The reviews keep coming in for the Inflation Reduction Act, and some analysts have now calculated what the Democratic Party’s big climate, healthcare and tax package could mean for S&P 500 companies. “Based on our analysis, the negative impact of the IRA Act on S&P 500 EPS is estimated at ~$4-5 in 2023,” said a … Read more

Opinion: Adobe’s stock got slammed for spending $20 billion on Figma. But it now owns a rare company.

Adobe beat revenue and profit expectations, and on the same day announced it would acquire a smaller but faster-growing rival in online design-collaboration tools. The stock market rewarded the company by pushing down its shares ADBE, -3.12% to the lowest level in almost three years. Investors punished the company not for its earnings report, released … Read more

small companies: Center revises definition of small companies; more firms to have reduced compliance burden

The government has revised the paid-up capital and turnover thresholds for small companies that will help reduce the compliance burden on more entities. The latest decision by the corporate affairs ministry, which is implementing the companies law, has again revised the definition of small companies and is aimed at further improving the ease of doing … Read more