Stock markets end volatile session lower as S&P 500 extends decline

U.S. stocks and bond yields tumbled, with the S&P 500 flirting with a bear market, in a continued sell-off driven by investor fears the economy could be plunged into a recession. The major indexes plunged early in Thursday’s session, a day after falling 4%, before regaining ground. They eventually ended lower, with all three on … Read more

Stock markets end volatile session lower

US stocks and bond yields fell amid lingering investor concerns about the health of the economy. Major indices plunged early in Thursday’s session, with the S&P 500 flirting with bear market territory – a market shortcut for a 20% drop from a recent high – a day after falling 4%. They then recovered some ground, … Read more

These money and investing tips can help you juggle whatever the stock market throws at you

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Sign up here to receive MarketWatch’s top mutual fund and ETF stories by email! INVESTMENT NEWS AND TRENDS Welcome to the first Gen Z bear market Until recently, the main experience of young people in the market was that stocks almost always go up Read more The … Read more

Has the junk bond market bottomed out? Liquidity issues could be next, warns this industry veteran

Don’t call it a dash for the trash yet. US corporate bonds with riskier high-yield or junk credit ratings could finally look like a buy, after a rough start to 2022 sparked by central bankers seeking to end an era of easy money. Junk bond prices fell and yields hit two-year highs of around 7.5%, … Read more

How to Find the Best Stocks in a Bad Market Using Legendary Investor Geraldine Weiss’ Proven Strategy

Geraldine Weiss, founding editor of the respected equity newsletter Investment Quality Trends, died on April 25 at the age of 96. I will leave the chronicle of her remarkable career to others, except to note that she overcame obstacles that most of us today cannot imagine. Sexism was so rampant when she started her newsletter … Read more

Apple Stock went down. It’s bad for the market.

Text size Apple’s flagship store in Beijing is closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Apple the stock is in a sorry state, now trading below a price that investors could not resist before, a price that has driven it higher in recent months. This new price – around $142 per share … Read more

Stock futures fall as inflation weighs on markets

US stock futures fell, heralding a second day of market turmoil due to stronger-than-expected US inflation. S&P 500 futures fell 0.6% after the broad index closed 1.7% on Wednesday. Nasdaq-100 futures fell 1%, suggesting more losses for tech stocks after the opening bell. Stocks are under pressure on concerns over the withdrawal of accommodative monetary … Read more

How the inflation rate is measured: 477 government workers in grocery stores

READING, Pa.—Emily Mascitis holds one of the most important jobs you never knew existed. As Americans’ monthly bills climb at the fastest rate in four decades, it’s Ms. Mascitis’ work that confirms that the $9 you just paid for a 4-pound bag of clementines is no anomaly. Newsletter Sign-Up The 10 points. A personal guided … Read more

Here is a list of 50 companies well equipped to fight against inflation

Another U-turn Tuesday could be expected after a litany of concerns including stagflation dragged down the S&P 500 SPX below 4,000 for the first time since 2021. As investors try to regroup after the worst three-day stretch in two years, an additional day of selling for the S&P could be a good thing, says JonesTrading … Read more

Zillow stock drops to 2-year low as Wall Street continues to cut targets amid ‘gloomy’ housing market outlook

Shares of Zillow Group Inc. fell to their lowest level in two years on Friday as Wall Street analysts continued to cut price targets following upbeat first-quarter results from the real estate news firm but disappointing prospects. The more active class C shares of Zillow Z, -4.35% cut intraday losses as much as 13.4% to … Read more