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Bears are in control as the market correction deepens. Apple and Tesla earnings loom but the Fed meeting will be in focus.

Besides concerns about antitrust scrutiny and a record $68.7 billion price tag, Microsoft Corp.'s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. also raises a key question: How will it deal with the videogame company's notorious workplace culture?

It's easy to look up quantitative factors about a business, like revenue growth. In this Backstage Pass interview aired on Jan. 5, venture capitalist Khaled bin Alwaleed, the CEO and founder of KBW Ventures, discusses with Fool contributor Jeremy Bowman what he looks for in leadership and who his investing mentors are. Jeremy Bowman: Maybe we switch gears a bit, being in your position, you're able to meet with a lot of the founders and leaders of the companies you invest in so I'm curious-what do you look for in a CEO or a founder?

Notwithstanding supply constraints, an analyst at Morgan Stanley is positive about AppleInc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) December quarter ...

Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) recent $69 billion bid to buy Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) highlights the value behind the companies that make video games. With big tech increasingly talking up the metaverse opportunity, companies with talented software engineers are going to be in high demand, and are naturally in the best position to capitalize on the development of these virtual worlds. Of course, Activision shareholders are probably wondering where to invest next.

Since the financial crisis, growth stocks have dominated value stocks and produced the bulk of market gains. The top seven largest companies in the S&P 500 are all big tech firms like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), while the top 10 largest S&P 500 components contributed around half of the entire S&P 500's gain in 2021. A stock market led by growth can be explosive, but a stock market led by value offers many investors a more attractive risk-reward profile.

22 Jan, 2022 @ 12:45 by Yahoo! Finance

In the aftermath of reckless behavior by chief executives, how much (if any) money should they be paid going forward, and should any previous payments be clawed back?

A stock market crash can be a scary experience for investors, but it can also be an excellent opportunity for those who are prepared.

Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOG) balance sheet is one of the best in the world. In this clip from "3 Minute Stocks Updates" on Motley Fool Live, recorded on Jan. 5, Motley Fool contributors Brian Feroldi and Brian Withers discuss how Alphabet's revenue continues to soar even after two decades of double-digit growth. Brian Feroldi: Onto a little company called Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG).

These digital assets could help you build wealth in the long run.

22 Jan, 2022 @ 11:15 by FinancialContent

This gaming stock could become a strong investment in this fast-growing market

22 Jan, 2022 @ 11:10 by FinancialContent

Should you invest in Big Blue or its newly minted spin-off?

22 Jan, 2022 @ 11:00 by Yahoo! Finance

Peloton is no longer riding high. Peloton shares closed just above $27 on Friday, a far cry from a high of $163 in December 2020. Apple is the most floated name, not least because Tim Cook sees health and wellness as his company’s largest legacy.

22 Jan, 2022 @ 04:32 by FinancialContent

Microsoft is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2022 results on Jan 25.

Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of videogame maker Activision Blizzard would be the largest tech deal of all time. But it faces a battle in D.C.

Investment company Eagle Bay Advisors LLC (Current Portfolio) buys BTC iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF, Microsoft Corp, Golub Capital BDC Inc, iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF, Vanguard Small Cap ETF, sells Uber Technologies Inc, Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, Cloudflare Inc, BTC iShares MSCI EAFE Min Vol Factor ETF, PNC Financial Services Group Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Eagle Bay Advisors LLC.

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would bar the tech giants from giving their own services a leg up on the platforms they control.

Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) shares rise on an announced deal to sell 10 trucks (with the possibility of 90 more) to a logistics business. In this week's episode of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill is joined by Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser. Emily weighs in on "the future of food" and the growing interest in electric vehicles, and discusses Sony's (NYSE: SONY) rollout of an electric SUV as it aspires to becoming an automaker.

21 Jan, 2022 @ 23:14 by FinancialContent

While the results thus far from the 12.8% of S&P 500 members that have reported already were dominated by the Finance sector, this week’s line-up provides a broad cross-section of all industries.

Houston, TX, based Investment company GFS Advisors, LLC (Current Portfolio) buys Bank of America Corp, Unilever PLC, iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF, Apple Inc, Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, sells General Electric Co, Wells Fargo, DISH Network Corp, Sanofi SA, Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, GFS Advisors, LLC.

Investment company Sterling Manor Financial, LLC (Current Portfolio) buys First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund, FIRST TR EXCH TRD, First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund, Health Care Select Sector SPDR, Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (The), sells FIRST TR EXCH ALPH, FIRST TR SMALL CAP, First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund, SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF, VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Sterl

21 Jan, 2022 @ 22:38 by Yahoo! Finance

La Jolla, CA, based Investment company Callan Capital, LLC (Current Portfolio) buys Schwab Fundamental U.S.

Lexington, KY, based Investment company D. Scott Neal, Inc. (Current Portfolio) buys Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities, Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF, SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF, Rekor Systems Inc, Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (The), sells iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF, iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond , SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF, Invesco S&P 500 High Beta ETF, iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, accordin

S&P 500 Breaks 200-day As Market Correction Intensifies; Apple, UnitedHealth, J.B. Hunt In Focus

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