German recession fear grows as Russian gas slows – POLITICO

German recession fear grows as Russian gas slows – POLITICO

BERLIN — Germany could face a complete shutoff of Russian gas by the middle of July, Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck warned on Thursday — increasing worries that the country could be forced into a recession. Speaking at a sustainability event in Munich, Habeck said that a “complete blockade” of the Nord Stream pipeline … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union — cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this winter is … Read more

Small-cap growth stocks are at their lowest P/E valuation in at least 24 years.

Growth stocks typically trade at premium prices. But in this market, rising interest rates have turned small-cap growth stocks into a bargain group. This may be a beautiful setup for long-term investors. The following chart, provided by Alger Director of Market Strategy Bradford Neuman, underscores the opportunity: Alger, FactSet The chart shows the weighted forward … Read more

Dividend stocks have trounced the market this year. Here are 15 high-yield stocks expected to raise payouts the most through 2024

The stock market, shocked by the Federal Reserve’s policy changes to fight inflation, has been gored this year, with growth and technology companies bearing the brunt of the biggest declines. Dividend stocks, in contrast, have actually risen. Below is a screen of the components of the S&P 500 High Yield Index expected to raise their … Read more

Can renewable energy help close power gap in India’s hot summer? | Business and Economy News

New Delhi, India — Temperatures soar beyond 40 degrees Celsius in Hasanganj village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the nearly 14-hour power cuts in the area mean that the bananas that Ramesh, a fruit vendor who goes by one name, sells are rotting faster than normal with no fans to keep them … Read more

Here’s what just happened that triggers stock market drops 71% of the time, warns Credit Suisse

Wall Street’s in an unusually bullish mood Tuesday morning. Tim Holland, chief investment officer at Orion Advisor Solutions, argues the market has just notched two peaks. Last week, the Labor Department finally reported an ever-so-slight decline in inflation, as a measure of individual investor sentiment showed the greatest percent of individual investors that were bearish … Read more

Oil prices are surging — these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite the sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Going green: How to ditch fossil fuels powering the bitcoin network

For the past year a company that mines cryptocurrency had what seemed the ideal location for its thousands of power-thirsty computers working around the clock to verify bitcoin transactions: the grounds of a coal-fired power plant in rural Montana. But with the cryptocurrency industry under increasing pressure to rein in the environmental impact of its … Read more