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Past articles by David:

Fed's hiking pause may not signal all-clear for US stocks

The end of a market-punishing rate hiking cycle may be in sight, but uncertainty over stock valuations and the economic outlook is keeping investors on alert for more turbulence ahead. → Read More

Morgan Stanley, BlackRock funds among those exposed to regional bank failures

Mutual funds managed by Morgan Stanley , Fidelity, and BlackRock appear to be among the most exposed to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, Morningstar data showed, as a market selloff has erased more than $100 billion of U.S. banks' value. → Read More

Analysis: Silicon Valley Bank's fall widens systemic cracks as cheap money vanishes

Cracks are appearing in the global financial system as the decade-long era of cheap money ends, with some investors worrying the shock collapse of Silicon Valley Bank signals world markets may be on the cusp of a reckoning. → Read More

Investors fear inflation, higher yields may make U.S. equities 'dead money'

Renewed hawkishness from the Federal Reserve is pushing investors to game out how a regime of “higher for longer” interest rates could weigh on U.S. stocks. Some believe they may be in for a slog. → Read More

Analysis: U.S. stocks’ early-year rally is melting away as Treasury yields surge

Cracks are widening in an early-year rally in stocks, as rising Treasury yields bolster the allure of bonds and skew equity valuations. → Read More

Analysis: What recession? Strong economy buoys U.S. stocks, though Fed casts shadow

Signs of strength in the U.S. economy have buoyed stocks in the face of rising Treasury yields and hawkish Federal Reserve expectations, though some investors believe the rally may be on borrowed time. → Read More

'Big Short' manager Burry, Farallon among hedge funds making bets on China

"Big Short" investor Michael Burry, Farallon Capital Management, and Coatue Management were among the prominent hedge fund managers who took large bets on Chinese companies ahead of the reopening of the country's borders in January after nearly three years of restrictions, securities filings showed on Tuesday. → Read More

Wood's ARK Innovation Fund on pace for best month ever as battered stocks surge

Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation Fund is closing in on the best monthly performance in its history as it rides a rebound in many of the high-growth stocks that took a beating last year. → Read More

Analysis: Wall Street heavyweights warn of pain ahead despite market’s recent reprieve

Some of Wall Street’s biggest names are throwing cold water on expectations that the U.S. economy will scrape through 2023 without a recession, even as hopes of easing inflation and resilient growth propel stocks higher. → Read More

Ark's Wood remains bullish on Tesla, says oil stock rally 'defying logic'

Star stock picker Cathie Wood of Ark Invest suggested the rally in energy stocks will soon end and reiterated her bullish view on electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc in a webinar on Thursday. → Read More

Meme stocks start 2023 on a high note as investors re-embrace risk

Resurgent risk appetite among some investors is fueling rallies in the shares of so-called meme stocks after a crushing year for equities. → Read More

Analysis: Softer inflation print stirs hopes of 'Goldilocks' scenario for U.S. markets

Some investors believe a slowdown in U.S. inflation last month may be paving the way for a market-friendly “Goldilocks” scenario for asset prices, allowing the Federal Reserve to bring down consumer prices without badly damaging growth. → Read More

Global stocks close in on 4-week highs, oil rises on hopes of 'soft landing'

World stocks rallied on Monday to their highest levels since mid-December after China reopened its borders while benchmark Treasury yields drifted lower as investors scaled back expectations for further rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. → Read More

Wood's Ark Invest nearly liquidates Silvergate Capital position

Star stock picker Cathie Wood's Ark Invest sold 403,990 shares of embattled crypto-focused bank Silvergate Capital Corp on Thursday as shares in the firm plunged more than 40%, according to disclosures by Ark Invest. → Read More

With big bets on Musk, these funds may have a Tesla problem in '23

Tesla Inc's steep sell-off is proving to be an ongoing nightmare for fund managers that have bet heavily on the Elon Musk-led electric vehicle manufacturer. → Read More

Analysis: Wood’s ARK slammed by higher interest rates in 2022 along with other growth funds

Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation Fund, which more than doubled during the pandemic rally, is on pace to finish near the very bottom of all U.S. mutual funds in 2022 after surging inflation and higher interest rates dried up appetite for high-growth shares. → Read More

Wall St Week Ahead Investors look for 'Santa Rally' after grim year in U.S. stocks

Bruised investors are hoping a so-called Santa Claus rally can soften the pain of a tough year in U.S. stocks and potentially brighten the outlook for 2023. → Read More

Analysis: Short sellers gain nearly $304 bln after tumble in U.S. stocks

This year's steep decline in U.S. equities is juicing the returns of short sellers, who are on track for their first yearly gain since 2018 thanks in part to bets against shares of Tesla , Amazon.com and other megacap growth stocks that have led markets higher for years. → Read More

Analysis: Investors count on bonds to rescue battered 60/40 portfolio in 2023

Proponents of the so-called 60-40 portfolio are betting the strategy may soften the blow of a possible U.S. recession next year, though its much-touted diversification properties offered investors little relief in 2022. → Read More

Analysis: Investors bet Fed will blink if recession hits despite 'higher for longer' mantra

Some investors believe an expected recession will force the Federal Reserve to loosen monetary policy next year, even as the central bank projects it will raise rates higher than it previously anticipated. → Read More