Huawei has reached a technology licensing agreement with Nokia despite US restrictions

HONG KONG—Huawei Technologies Co. and Nokia corp. ENOUGH 0.65% reached an agreement to continue to license each other’s smartphones and network technology, reflecting the challenges of separating the Chinese company’s technology from global networks despite years of US sanctions. The patent licensing agreement announced Friday between the two companies extends a five-year technology-sharing agreement that … Read more

Should your small business get a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This may help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four in five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index for the … Read more

This investment strategy acts on 18 trends to reduce your risk when the stock market is volatile

Managed futures strategies can be useful for investors during times of economic uncertainty. The strategies seek to take advantage of price trends – up or down – and produce positive returns that offset declines elsewhere. Having some money dedicated to a managed futures strategy can reduce overall portfolio risk and potentially prevent an investor from … Read more

My mother-in-law’s advisor made investments that paid off a little. Is this ethical?

How to vet a financial advisor. Getty Images Question: My mother-in-law has been investing with a registered advisor for years. I learned after her death that a large percentage of her money was invested in vehicles that paid less interest than the advisor was charging. Do you think this is ethical? Can something be done … Read more

“I’m going crazy!” I started investing money with a robo-advisor in September. I lost money. How am I doing? Should I continue

I recently opened a robo-advisor account because buying and picking stocks seems complicated and I have no idea what I’m doing. I figured a robo-advisor would eliminate a lot of the guesswork and confusion. All I have to do is deposit money and let the account do the heavy lifting, which works for me. I … Read more

Dividend stocks are a top inflation-fighting investment you want to have in your corner now

Investors are too quick to shun dividend-paying stocks when inflation turns bad. This is because they focus on too short a time horizon. When measured over at least a few years, dividends have historically done an admirable job of keeping up with inflation. To illustrate how the short term can fail you here, contrast the … Read more