By Philip van Doorn
It was bad enough that the consumer price index was up 6.2% in October from a year earlier, and that prices rose 0.9% in only one month. But you have probably encountered your own sticker shock at the supermarket or other places, with much higher price increases.
How can you protect yourself from a decline in your buying power? Mark DeCambre explores the use of bitcoin as a hedge against inflation .
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Nvidia’s amazing run and a look ahead
Here’s a chart showing the rise of Nvidia Corp.’s /zigman2/quotes/200467500/composite NVDA +1.38% stock over the past year, compared with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% and the Invesco QQQ Trust /zigman2/quotes/208575548/composite QQQ +0.62% , which covers the tech-concentrated Nasdaq-100 Index /zigman2/quotes/210598364/realtime NDX +0.75% :
It has been an excellent 12 months for the broad stock market, but Nvidia’s performance has been breathtaking. And if we look back three years, the result for the maker of graphics processors has been even more impressive:
Mike Feibus explains Nvidia’s strategy to keep it ahead of its competitors .
Jeff Reeves shares five catalysts that might push Nvidia’s stock even higher .
These tech stocks may eventually join the trillion-dollar club
The financial media has made plenty of hay out of trillion-dollar-plus market capitalizations for Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +1.77% , Apple Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.51% , Amazon.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN +0.57% and Tesla Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA +1.75% . But which big tech giants might join that group? Daniel Newman looks at three companies that might break into the megacap group of tech stocks .
Value stocks for inflation time
Some investors believe a long period of high inflation will favor value stocks — generally those of mature companies that trade low to expected earnings and which may feature attractive dividend yields. If you’re a believer in the value thesis, Mark Hulbert has a list of 10 stocks for you .
Investigating an elder-care provider
If you hire a company to provide complete care to an elderly loved one, two things you want are assurance that the patient won’t be neglected and that you will be able to get in contact with caregivers easily. Eleanor Laise looks into complaints by customers and regulators that InnovAge Holding Corp. /zigman2/quotes/208648373/composite INNV -5.15% , the well-connected elder care provider that went public in March, hasn’t been doing its job .
The infrastructure bill and electric cars
President Joe Biden plans to sign the $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Nov. 15. Claudia Assis explains how the new spending can accelerate the transition to electric vehicles .
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A ‘brilliant’ way to track diamonds — blockchain
Tonya Garcia profiles Brilliant Earth Group /zigman2/quotes/229492982/composite BRLT -10.84% , which recently went public through a successful offering of shares, and follows an ESG-friendly approach to the diamond trade by tracking the stones from their production until they get to customers.
The supply chain’s weakest link
It’s trucking, and here’s why .
How to save and invest for college
MarketWatch’s How To Invest series continues, as Alessandra Malito explains how to set up a financial plan for university tuition .
Do you really want to hire people?
Employers are feeling the pinch in the tight-labor economy — a record 4.4 million people quit their jobs in the U.S. in September .
Jon Picoult has advice for employers desperate to add good new staff member: Treat job applicants the same way you do your customers , not with these infuriating indignities.
Another source of workers? Democrats plan revamp for green cards in possible win for tech sector, as Republicans object
Retirement planning and the information you might be overlooking
Jim Blankenship has a guide to an expanded information source for people planning for retirement — the Social Security website .
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