Next big shoe to drop in financial markets: Inflation not responding to Fed rate hikes

Traders, investors and strategists add one more factor to the list of reasons why financial markets could be more volatile over the next three to four months at least: the likelihood that Fed rate hikes will not not affect inflation by then. Wednesday’s price action reflected the lingering anxiety gripping the stock market, with all … 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

Welcome to the first Gen Z bear market

Gen Z investors are experiencing their first bear market, and that’s a good thing. I’m referring to investors who were born after 1996 and are currently 26 or younger. They wouldn’t have been more than 12 years old when the last big bear market was in 2008, and they certainly weren’t paying attention to Wall … 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

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

Why the inflation data wasn’t a “watershed moment” for stock and bond investors

Stock and bond investors who expected a watershed moment in Wednesday’s inflation data were disappointed, analysts and economists said, leaving open the debate on whether the market is on the point of reaching a trough. The April consumer price index was certainly hotly anticipated, attracting the kind of pre-release scrutiny usually reserved for things like … Read more

Here are 4 reasons why market volatility is unlikely to subside soon

The list of reasons why wild swings in the financial market may continue and even worsen grows longer by the day, starting with the fact that investors are not yet pricing in the worst-case scenarios for inflation and inflation. American economy. While Wednesday’s Consumer Price Index report for April should offer more clues, the data … Read more

Opinion: Keep calm – there is no ongoing recession. These 13 Stocks Could Rise As Investors Find Out

A so-called hard landing of the US economy will not happen. It is a false fear. We may have a bumpy landing, but the chances of a hard landing – a possible recession – are low for the reasons below. If I’m right, this confirms what overwhelmingly negative sentiment is already telling us: stocks are … 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