Opinion: Market instability replaces inflation as a major risk, increasing the chances of a pivot by the Federal Reserve

Market instability is the biggest risk for central banks globally, as it replaces inflation, due to the huge amount of leverage. So far, the US Federal Reserve is in luck because there is low volatility in the SPX stock market, -2.11%, even if there is a bear market. Market stability gives the Fed room for … Read more

Why stock market investors fear a full percentage point Fed rate hike could “unnerve” Wall Street

With US equities and bonds under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street argue that investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed could make a surprise 100bp hike in interest rates at the end of Wednesday’s two-day policy meeting. . While fed-funds futures traders are overwhelmingly predicting a 75 basis point increase, or 0.75 … Read more

Can the Fed tame inflation without further squeezing the stock market? What are the prospects for investors.

The Federal Reserve isn’t looking to slam the stock market as it quickly raises interest rates in its attempt to slow still-searing inflation, but investors need to be prepared for more pain and volatility because policy makers won’t be intimidated by a sale. deeper and deeper, investors and strategists said. “I don’t think they’re necessarily … Read more

This interest rate hedging ETF has risen 60% this year as stocks and bonds sink into market carnage

Bye! This week’s Wrap ETF examines an interest rate hedging ETF that is producing huge gains during the 2022 carnage, along with other funds that investors might consider amid concerns about high inflation and the ‘ roller coaster”. Please send feedback and suggestions to christine.idzelis@marketwatch.com. You can also follow me on Twitter at @cidzelis and … Read more

Why a single US inflation report turned global financial markets upside down — and what comes next

It was the only report heard worldwide, which shook the confidence of traders and investors across three continents. The shares were sold in Asia and Europe on Wednesday, a day after the August US Consumer Price Index report triggered the worst day for the DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average. + 0.10%, S&P 500 SPX, + … Read more

The peak of inflation is dead. Here’s what it means for stocks

A 0.1% rise in consumer price inflation was enough last month to send markets into the worst downward spiral of the past two years. But what might seem like a relatively small increase, coupled with the fact that the number of stocks has actually declined year-on-year, belies a much more significant shift in the markets. … Read more

Even after the market crash, investors continue to make two implausible assumptions about the next six months, says this economist

Not for the first time, inflation data took the market by surprise. The bad news was the S&P 500 SPX saw the biggest one-day drop in two years, plummeting 4.2%. The good news if you’re checking your 401 (k), you’re only back to last week’s levels and futures hold up in the early hours of … Read more

Dow climbs nearly 400 points, US stocks on track to trigger a three-week losing streak

US equities traded sharply higher on Friday afternoon, on track to rise for a third consecutive day as they sought to end a string of weekly losses, as investors appeared to be pricing in another jumbo rate hike from the Federal Reserve. How shares are traded The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, + 1.30% advanced … Read more

5 tips for retiring in a volatile market

Withdrawal is usually accompanied by celebration and relaxation, but recent market volatility is adding a measure of doubt for those approaching or early retirement. Such volatility, coupled with macroeconomic factors such as rising interest rates and high inflation, have worried many investors about their pension funds and are wondering what they can do to weather … Read more