Quarter-end buying may lift stocks higher before the next market storm

Quarter-end buying may lift stocks higher before the next market storm

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, June 7, 2022. Source: NYSE The stock market is about to close out its worst first half in decades in the week ahead, setting the stage for a summer of uncertainty and volatility. But in the very near term, strategists see a window of positive momentum for an … Read more

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

Analysts see lowest grades for Bank of America and JPMorgan in Fed’s stress test

Analysts see lowest grades for Bank of America and JPMorgan in Fed’s stress test

Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. emerged with the lowest marks among the overall passing grade for banks in the Fed’s annual stress test, analysts at Jefferies and Citigroup said Friday. Also weighing in on the stress test, Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck cut her price targets for Bank of America Corp. … Read more

Here’s how much S&P 500 companies that make most of their money in the US have outperformed their global-faced rivals

Here’s how much S&P 500 companies that make most of their money in the US have outperformed their global-faced rivals

Multinational is one thing, but 2022 hasn’t been the year for stocks to have a truly international presence. According to analysis from Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies with high domestic sales exposure have been outperforming stocks with a high international sales by 9 percentage points. Granted, it isn’t a great performance, with the domestic basket … Read more

Stocks Surge, Week Ahead, Gas Tax, Twitter, Bitcoin-5 Things To Know

Stocks Surge, Week Ahead, Gas Tax, Twitter, Bitcoin-5 Things To Know

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, June 21: 1. – Stock Futures Surge As Bond Yields Ease, Dollar Retreats US equity futures rebounded firmly Tuesday, following on from the worst week on Wall Street in more than two years, as investors eased back into risk markets despite persistent concerns over growth … Read more

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

Historically bad. That’s how the mammoth $ 53 trillion US fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that … Read more

Look for more selling pressure next week as investors learn the hard way not to fight the Fed

Look for more selling pressure next week as investors learn the hard way not to fight the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Wall Street and the Federal Reserve appeared to enter a new … Read more

Stocks Higher, Fed Decision, Chips, Oil, Bitcoin-5 Things To Know

Stocks Higher, Fed Decision, Chips, Oil, Bitcoin-5 Things To Know

Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday, June 15: 1. – Stock Futures Higher As Fed Rate Bets Accelerate US equity future moved higher Wednesday, following on from a session which consolidated a bear market for the S&P 500, as investors looked to perhaps the most important Federal Reserve rate decision in … Read more

Stocks Plunge, Week Ahead, Tesla, Gas, Bitcoin – 5 Things To Know

Stocks Plunge, Week Ahead, Tesla, Gas, Bitcoin – 5 Things To Know

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, June 13: 1. – Stock Futures Tumble As Recession Alarm Flashes Red US equity futures plunged lower Monday, while Treasury bond yields surged to the point where short-term rates signaled recession, as investors bet on faster and deeper rate hikes from the Federal Reserve following … Read more

Fed will raise raise rates next week but Powell may matter most

Fed will raise raise rates next week but Powell may matter most

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on May 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Powell announced the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a half-percentage point to combat record high inflation. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images The week ahead may all come down to … Read more