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

The stock market is practically begging to be punished

Markets have fallen over the past month as the Federal Reserve telegraphed that it would steadily raise interest rates by half a percentage point for the foreseeable future to combat persistent inflation growth. The selloff put the S&P 500 on the brink of a bear market precipice: At one point last week, the market was … Read more

Most Australians have money in the financial markets, but now may be a particularly risky time to invest

The vast majority of Australians have money invested in the financial markets, whether we think about it regularly or not. From working-age Australians to super young investors new to the market and trading on apps, or those who will never own property – millions of Australians are actively engaged in investing. Indeed, of those who … Read more

Home Depot’s strong quarter shows the housing market is still booming

The home improvement retail giant reported better-than-expected sales and profit gains for the first quarter on Tuesday and raised its outlook for the remainder of this fiscal year. Shares of Home deposit (HD)one of 30 Dow Jones stocks, initially rose more than 3% before the market opened for news, but fell slightly in the late … Read more

Musk and Bezos agree on who is responsible for inflation

It’s rare to see Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos agree on things. The former is the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of $213 billion as of May 16, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The second is the second richest man on the planet. His fortune is estimated at $135 billion. Musk … Read more

Investors stick to equity funds, even if stocks fall

With stocks falling this year, you might think investors are exiting their stock funds in droves. But this is not the case. The S&P 500 index has fallen 16% so far in 2022, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite has fallen 25%. However, for every $100 of inflows into equity funds from January 2021 through May … Read more

Pre-market stocks: The pandemic-era rally is a distant memory for some stocks

Now it’s as if the rally never happened. Bank stocks fell below their February 2020 level, erasing all of their gains from the pandemic-era market boom. It’s not just the banks. The post-lockdown winning streak for cloud companies has been completely wiped out. The same goes for payment companies like parent Square Block (SQ) and … Read more

10 Tips for Gaining Ahead in a Bear Market

By JAMES “REV SHARK” DEPORRE May 14, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. EDT Although the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have yet to meet the formal definition of a bear market, which is a decline of 20% or more from recent highs, it is clearly a bear market. for a large part of the market and … 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