Stock market bulls are hoping October is another “bear killer”. Because the skeptics are not convinced.

While September lived up to its reputation as a brutal month for equities, October tends to be a “bear market killer” known for its historically strong returns especially during the mid-term election years. Skeptics, however, warn investors that negative economic fundamentals could overwhelm seasonal trends as what has traditionally been the hardest time for equities … Read more

Opinion: Rate hikes are scaring the market, but equity investors are focusing on the wrong rate

The stock market has been scared of rising interest rates. Let’s think carefully, from the point of view of value investing, about these fears. Warren Buffett said investors should think of stocks as “disguised bonds,” as shares pay dividends, similar to coupons paid by bonds, and can be valued similarly. Bonds are routinely valued by … Read more

Crypto CEOs are quitting their jobs. Here because

Hi, welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, a cryptocurrency journalist at MarketWatch. This week I will walk you through the latest and greatest in the world of digital assets. Over the past few weeks, CEOs of several major cryptocurrency companies have left their … Read more

Dow tumbles 600 points as the stock market sweeps away Wednesday’s rebound

US equities extended losses in afternoon trading Thursday after a series of economic data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue to aggressively raise interest rates in an effort to keep inflation in check. How shares are traded The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.54% lost 614 points, or 2.1%, to 29,070. The S&P … Read more

UK bond market chaos disrupts Treasury debt auctions as volatility bleeds across borders

The chaos in the UK government bond market impacted global markets in several ways, but in the US it initially pushed Treasury bond yields up in solidarity, while increasing the cost at which the Treasury US has financed nearly $ 90 billion in debt. On Monday, an auction of $ 43 billion of 2-year Treasuries … Read more

UK bond yields plummet after the Bank of England stepped in to buy “whatever scale needed”

UK gilts yields fell from a 14-year high after the Bank of England said it would buy bonds at “whatever scale is needed” to restore orderly market conditions. The 10-year benchmark gilt yield TMBMKGB-10Y, 4.014%, moving in the opposite direction to prices, it fell 49 basis points to 4.03%, after falling at one point below … Read more

Why a rising 10-year Treasury yield is disrupting financial markets as it approaches 4%

The 10-year Treasury yield, a vital benchmark that influences a wide range of consumer financing costs, is about to hit 4% for the first time in at least 12 years, a development that is starting to take hold in financial markets. The rate TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.986% It climbed to 3.988% on Tuesday, more than double from … Read more

Opinion: reset your retirement calculator now for today’s hovering stock markets and make sure you’re still on track

When the markets are down, you don’t want to look at your 401 (k) statement. But with a potential “lost decade” of equity returns looming, you need to at least take a look, because it’s time to realize your ability to afford retirement. Economists often point out that stock markets always go up eventually, but … Read more

7 Retirement Lessons to Help You Retire “Right”

The closer it gets, the more attention I get. “It”, in this case, is the pension. I’ll celebrate my 60th birthday in January. I’m not going to retire entirely, but I’m thinking about how to work less, travel more and prepare my finances for years to come. As I sketch my plans, I’m drawing not … Read more

7 Retirement Lessons to Help You Retire “Right”

The closer it gets, the more attention I get. “It”, in this case, is the pension. I’ll celebrate my 60th birthday in January. I’m not going to retire entirely, but I’m thinking about how to work less, travel more and prepare my finances for years to come. As I sketch my plans, I’m drawing not … Read more