Bitcoin records 7 consecutive weeks of losses. Could it turn around?

Bitcoin records 7 consecutive weeks of losses.  Could it turn around?

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we … Read more

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak? Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak?  Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

“Is the economy under control or is it spiraling out of control? That’s the million-dollar question traders continue arguing over, ”sums up CrackedMarket blogger Jani Ziedins. Clearly, the latter argument prevailed – again – after Wall Street’s worst day in two years, and futures hinting of more pain for Thursday. Among the gloomsters, Guggenheim’s Scott … Read more

‘We didn’t have a plan for a country to shut down’ – Cisco stock plunges 13% as China lockdown affects supply and outlook

‘We didn’t have a plan for a country to shut down’ – Cisco stock plunges 13% as China lockdown affects supply and outlook

Cisco Systems Inc. shares plunged in the extended session Wednesday after the tech bellwether’s revenue forecast came up more than $ 1 billion short of Wall Street expectations, which executives blamed on COVID shutdowns in China. Cisco CSCO, -4.43% shares dropped 13% after hours, following a 4.4% decline in the regular session to close at … Read more

Why this investor who paid $ 650,000 to lunch with Buffett isn’t buying or selling stocks right now

Why this investor who paid $ 650,000 to lunch with Buffett isn’t buying or selling stocks right now

It’s 13-F season, and you’re not going to find many like Guy Spier’s Aquamarine Capital in the first quarter —- zero buys, zero sells. “Pathetic, isn’t it,” Spier quips in an interview. Spier says he feels less pressure to trade for trading sake after he stopped charging management fees. He also cites the possibly apocryphal … Read more

Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

US stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, after retail sales data for April suggested the economy remained healthy and as investors weighed remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. On Monday, the Dow ended less than 0.1% higher, the S&P 500 closed 0.4% lower and the Nasdaq fell 1.2%. The declines followed another losing week for … Read more

Terra crash sharpens Washington’s attention on crypto regulations

Terra crash sharpens Washington’s attention on crypto regulations

The collapse of the stablecoin TerraUSD USTUSD, + 1.03% has made waves in Washington, attracting the attention of the nation’s top policymakers and adding urgency to an ongoing debate in Congress about cryptocurrency regulation. At its peak in early May, TerraUSD, also known by its ticker UST, was the third most popular stablecoin, with a … Read more

Here’s what just happened that triggers stock market drops 71% of the time, warns Credit Suisse

Here’s what just happened that triggers stock market drops 71% of the time, warns Credit Suisse

Wall Street’s in an unusually bullish mood Tuesday morning. Tim Holland, chief investment officer at Orion Advisor Solutions, argues the market has just notched two peaks. Last week, the Labor Department finally reported an ever-so-slight decline in inflation, as a measure of individual investor sentiment showed the greatest percentage of individual investors that were bearish … Read more

Morgan Stanley: ‘Hard landing’ odds jump as investors worry about economic growth

Morgan Stanley: ‘Hard landing’ odds jump as investors worry about economic growth

The probability of a “hard landing” for the US economy has jumped, with stock and bond investors worried about slowing economic growth, according to Morgan Stanley’s wealth-management division. “The stock- and bond-market downturn has advanced to behavior resembling a classic cyclical bear market rather than simply a correction,” said Lisa Shalett, chief investment officer at … Read more

Gloomy Goldman offers 20 ‘safety’ stocks with valuations below the previous 2 bear markets

Gloomy Goldman offers 20 ‘safety’ stocks with valuations below the previous 2 bear markets

It’s tight quarters in Wall Street’s bear sleuth these days. Goldman Sachs just downgraded their 2022 US growth forecast (to 2.4% from 2.6%) and 2023 (to 1.6% from 2.2%), as senior chairman Lloyd Blankfein warned of “very, very high” risks for a US recession. “If I were running a big company, I would be very … Read more

El Salvador’s President Went All In on Bitcoin. Then It Tanked.

El Salvador’s President Went All In on Bitcoin.  Then It Tanked.

The plunging value of bitcoin has hurt investors in cryptocurrency everywhere. The stakes are especially high in El Salvador, the indebted Central American country whose president has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money buying bitcoin and rolling it out as a national currency. The country’s planned placement of an exotic $ 1 … Read more