5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall as inflation claims another retailer Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 17, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Wednesday as rising inflation slammed another retailer. Target sank 24% in the premarket, … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, May 16

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, May 16

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow set to open slightly higher after 7 straight weeks of selling Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 13, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US … Read more

How to buy stocks on the brink of a bear market

How to buy stocks on the brink of a bear market

It seemed like everyone was in a buying mood on Friday, except Elon Musk. Tea Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a six-day losing streak, the Nasdaq Composite turned in its second positive session in a row, and the S&P500 was up over 2%, a small step back from the brink of a bear market, ending … Read more

‘Nowhere to hide?’ Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

‘Nowhere to hide?’  Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put to rest the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation — a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is “an … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, May 10

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, May 10

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to rise after S&P 500 hits lowest level in over a year Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, March 22, 2022. Brendan McDermid | … Read more

Open to close after Wall Street sell-off

Open to close after Wall Street sell-off

The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 1% in early trade, with retail stocks shedding 1.5% to lead losses as almost all sectors and major Bourses slide into negative territory. Oil and gas stocks gained 0.7%. Tea Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points and the Nasdaq Composite fell nearly 5% on Thursday, erasing Wednesday’s … Read more

Market panic because of Biden and Powell’s inflation inconsistency

Market panic because of Biden and Powell’s inflation inconsistency

Fed chairs have historically been inscrutable when talking in public, leaning on something called “Fedspeak.” By talking in riddles, financial markets don’t overreact to your every word. But speaking in riddles is different than acting acting in riddles. And that’s exactly what the Biden administration and Fed chair Jerome Powell are doing. That’s why we … Read more

A rough 4 months for stocks: S&P 500 books the worst start to a year since 1939. Here’s what pros say you should do now.

A rough 4 months for stocks: S&P 500 books the worst start to a year since 1939. Here’s what pros say you should do now.

To say that it has been a perilous stretch for bullish stock investors on Wall Street lately is a bit of an understatement. Marked by stomach-churning volatility and bruising losses in once-popular technology trades, the S&P500 booked its worst start to a year, through the first four months of 2022, in over 80 years, with … Read more

Dow drops more than 500 points as S&P 500, Nasdaq head for worst month since March 2020

Dow drops more than 500 points as S&P 500, Nasdaq head for worst month since March 2020

US stocks were sharply lower Friday afternoon, as investors weighed fresh inflation data while technology-related stocks suffered after disappointing results from Amazon.com Inc. and a warning on rising costs from Apple Inc. How are stock indexes performing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA fell almost 515 points, or 1.5%, to about 33,402. The S&P 500 … Read more

‘So bad, it’s good.’ This beleaguered stock market has one big asset on its side, say strategists.

‘So bad, it’s good.’  This beleaguered stock market has one big asset on its side, say strategists.

A rough month for stocks is drawing to a close, and many investors likely won’t be sad to see the back of it. And the last day of April trade is looking weak as Apple and Amazon failed to raise the bar on a mixed season for tech earnings. Our call of the day comes … Read more