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Stock investors will likely sweat out August if recent market history repeats

August, not April, is the cruelest month — for stock investors, that is. Often August has been the best performing month, persuading investors that a hot August is more than a fluke. But there have been long stretches where the market’s return in August has been particularly painful. Consider the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, …

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International Personal Finance Underlying Pretax Profit Rose; Shares Rise

By Joe Hope Shares in International Personal Finance PLC rose Wednesday after the company said pretax profit rose 45% on an underlying basis along with increased revenue, though reported pretax profit slipped. Shares at 0742 GMT were up 8.2 pence, or 11%, at 84.9 pence. The London-listed credit company said pretax profit rose on an …

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Roku Wars of Trouble in the Ad Market. The Stock Is Way Down.

Text size Sales fell in Roku’s streaming player business. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Roku is the latest casualty of a slowing ad market. Shares of the connected- television firm company fell after the streaming firm warned investors that a slowdown in advertising consumer spending would hurt sales. Roku (ticker: ROKU) reported a second-quarter net loss of …

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Rivian Was Responsible for Amazon’s Loss. The Market Was Ready This Time.

Text size Amazon’s loss was due almost entirely to the drop in Rivian stock. Courtesy of Rivian Amazon.com lost money in the second quarter of 2022. Rivian Automotive was the reason, again. Rivian (ticker: RIVN) has tanked Amazon (AMZN) earnings before, with the declining value of Amazon’s Rivian shares hitting Amazon results back in the …

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