Opinion: Equity markets will fall another 40% as severe stagflationary debt crisis hits an over-indebted global economy

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) —For a year I have argued that rising inflation is persistent, that its causes include not only bad policies but negative supply shocks, and that attempts by central banks to counter it would cause a hard landing economic. When the recession arrives, I warn, it will be severe and prolonged, with … Read more

Jobs, house prices, market volatility are client concerns, consultants say

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images With high inflation and rising interest rates fueling speculation on the horizon of a recession, it may come as no surprise that financial advisors are hearing these concerns from their clients. Year-on-year inflation declined slightly in August to 8.3% from 8.5% in July, but remains well above the … Read more

Stocks and bonds are “discounting for disaster” after the worst time for investors in 20 years

Things could always get worse. The S&P 500 SPX Index, -1.51% Friday consolidated its worst monthly percentage drop since the March 2020 pandemic freezes, but also joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.71% and Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.51% in booking the worst 9-month period since 2002, according to Dow Jones Market Data. “The … Read more

Dow drops 500 points on Friday as shares post third consecutive quarterly loss, setting new lows for 2022

U.S. equities fell sharply on Friday, with major indices hitting their lows since 2020 and posting a third consecutive quarterly decline as investors became more fearful that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes will bring the bearish economy in an attempt to repress inflation. what is happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.71% … Read more

“Painfully slow capitalization”: why investors keep getting inflation wrong

A brutal third quarter in financial markets ended Friday and one thing is extremely clear: inflation is the most important factor driving asset valuations right now and yet few, if any, people are able to predict with accuracy where it is likely to go. The reason? According to BofA Securities global economist Ethan Harris, professional … Read more

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

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

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

Stocks crash? No, but here’s why this bear market is so painful — and what you can do about it.

Hashtags about a stock market crash may be trending on Twitter, but the selloff that brought US stocks into a bear market has been relatively orderly, market professionals say. But it is likely to get more volatile – and painful – before the market stabilizes. It really was a thrill ride for investors on Friday … Read more