Companies operating on a calendar year wrapped up their second quarters last week, leaving accounting and finance teams to tie up the quarter's books and prepare their earnings reports. It's fair to say that 2020 and 2021 have provided investors with some incredibly interesting earnings reports, as they've provided timely windows into operations of businesses during a period of unique circumstances and significant uncertainty. Two companies worth watching as we start to unpack the quarter and try to understand how organizations fared are Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) -- two stocks that have jumped sharply over the past month. Read More...
Through the first half of this year, we’ve seen heavy volatility in the NASDAQ; at one point, the tech-heavy index even swung into correction territory. But since mid-May, there has been a sustained gain, on a steeper trend than the NASDAQ has seen recently. And some of the NASDAQ’s giants, dominant tech firms like Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, have been sharing in those gains. It’s a turnaround from conditions earlier this year, when the tech giants led a retreat. Investors are moving back in