By Silvia Ascarelli
Will this reader be OK in retirement and why you might want to reconsider value investing
It's been a busy week for company earnings. Tech companies took the spotlight this time, with most of the FAANMG companies -- Facebook(FB), Amazon(AMZN), Apple(AAPL), Microsoft(MSFT) and Google parent Alphabet(GOOGL)(GOOGL)reporting. (Netflix(NFLX) was last week.)
The numbers they delivered -- and the forecasts for the full year -- are staggering (), as Therese Poletti and Jeremy C. Owens lay out. Sales from just this week's five are on track to eclipse Australia's GDP.
Jeff Reeves steps back and ranks the six Big Tech stocks from worst to first ().
Other stock market news you may have missed
Tesla(TSLA) earnings zoomed past Wall Street expectations ( ). The stock is nearing $700.
Pandemic nesting is history (Pinterest(PINS) results show.), as
Nikola's(NKLA) founder is accused of lying about the company's technological breakthroughs ( ). An indictment unveiled Thursday alleges that prototypes didn't function and were Frankenstein monsters cobbled together from parts from other vehicles. At public events, the vehicles were allegedly towed into position and were powered by plugs leading from hidden wall sockets.
So much for Robinhood riches
It was a bad trading debut for Robinhood, the attention-grabbing no-fee trading app that went public this week. Is the stock worth buying? Michael Brush spells out three reasons () for -- and three reasons against -- the stock.
Here's a longer-term question: Will its users 'age out' of the app () and turn to other financial-service providers?
Dole, the fruit and vegetable giant, also had a rocky IPO. The size was cut, shares were priced at the low end of the range and then it fell in early trade ( ).
Dole IPO: Five things to know ( )
Value investing has a dim future
A former chief investment officer weighs in:This is why I don't see a long-term future for value investing ()
Plus: Mark Hulbert has a two-word answer for those who accuse investors of being obsessed with short-term results (): growth stocks.
As Covid numbers rise, masking is coming back
The background: The delta variant is 'as transmissible as chickenpox.' Here's the CDC report that led to a new mask policy ().
Also read: Silicon Valley is hardening the line on returning to work -- it's fully vaccinated or bust ()
Plus:Danny Meyer is the latest restaurant owner to tell customers, 'No vax, no service' ()
Can I retire?
A reader asks: I'm retiring on my 78th birthday, have more than $200,000 in savings and share expenses with my 80-year-old boyfriend. Will I be OK? ()
Alessandra Malito offers thoughtful advice.
Money tips for those just starting out
This NBA draft pick's message to college athletes is valuable advice for anyone ().
Plus: These investing lessons can make your working teen rich, rich, rich ().
A different kind of student-debt cancellation
Jillian Berman explains how some colleges are using relief funds ().
Screen time: What to watch next
Mike Murphy spotlights what's worth streaming in August ().
Finally, how to save Miami
It's not with that planned $6 billion sea wall ().
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July 31, 2021 08:41 ET (12:41 GMT)
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