Stock market in for ‘rough ride’ after Brainard’s ‘tough talk’ on Fed balance sheet

Stock market in for 'rough ride' after Brainard's 'tough talk' on Fed balance sheet

Tough talk Tuesday on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet from a key policy maker could signal rough sledding ahead for equity investors, a Wall Street economist warns. “Fedspeak has become increasingly more hawkish with a noted dove hinting that balance-sheet reduction could begin as soon as next month,” said Joe LaVorgna, chief economist for the … Read more

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

All three major US stock benchmarks closed higher Friday, after a March jobs report reinforced a picture of a healthy economy but also underlined expectations for the Federal Reserve to be more aggressive in hiking interest rates in an effort to rein in persistently hot inflation. How did stock indexes perform? The Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

US stock end higher Friday, S&P 500 rises for third straight week, after March jobs report reinforces Fed rate-hike expectations

All three major US stock benchmarks closed higher Friday, after a March jobs report reinforced a picture of a healthy economy but also underlined expectations for the Federal Reserve to be more aggressive in hiking interest rates in an effort to rein in persistently hot inflation. How did stock indexes perform? The Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

Stocks Finish Lower as US Eyes Reserve Release

Stocks Finish Lower as US Eyes Reserve Release

Stocks and oil prices dropped Thursday as President Biden prepares a substantial release of oil reserves to staunch soaring energy prices and inflation. The S&P 500 fell 72.04 points, or 1.6%, to 4530.41. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 221.76 points, or 1.5%, to 14220.52. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 550.46 points, or 1.6%, … Read more

Dow down more than 300 points, US stocks edge lower on last day of S&P 500’s first losing quarter in 2 years

Dow down more than 300 points, US stocks edge lower on last day of S&P 500's first losing quarter in 2 years

US stocks fell Thursday afternoon to cap a quarter in which Federal Reserve monetary tightening and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have weighed on sentiment and has put the S&P 500 on track for its first quarterly loss in two years. How are stock indexes peforming? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.56% fell 336 … Read more

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

It sure has been a wild ride for investors over the past few weeks, with the S&P 500 benchmark rising 10% from March 8 through March 30. But the broader stock market is still down for 2022. Below is a list of 10 stocks that have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected … Read more

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve’s recession warning — for now. Here’s why.

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve's recession warning --- for now.  Here's why.

Blink and you missed it, but the yield on the 2-year Treasury note traded briefly above the yield on the 10-year note Tuesday afternoon, temporarily inverting the yield curve and triggering recession warning bells. Data shows that it hasn’t paid in the past to abandon stocks the moment the Treasury yield curve turns upside down, … Read more

S&P 500 set to exit correction: What history says happens next to stock-market benchmark

S&P 500 set to exit correction: What history says happens next to stock-market benchmark

The S&P 500 index exited market-correction territory Tuesday, a move that has tended to point to near- and medium-term gains for the US large-cap benchmark in the past. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.23% rose 56.08 points, gold 1.2%, to close at 4,631.60 in afternoon. The index needed to close above 4,587.77 to mark a 10% … Read more

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos are big on owning farmland. Here are some ways average investors can play this sought-after commodity.

Billionaires like Jeff Bezos are big on owning farmland.  Here are some ways average investors can play this sought-after commodity.

Stock futures are rising, as optimism is in the air over a potential breakthrough for negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday. Obviously not just markets would welcome a halt in the humanitarian disaster. Apart from that obvious point, other worries have focused on disruptions to farming in the global breadbasket of Ukraine. “The #1 … Read more

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Lower

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Down

US stocks wavered and bond yields remained near their highest level in three years with investors preparing for a campaign of interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 fell less than 0.1% in early afternoon trading Monday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite ticked up 0.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.5%, or … Read more