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

Consider these expert strategies for lowering your 2022 tax bill

Prathinchorruangsak | Istock | Getty Images Review the withholding tax First, you want to review the amount of money withheld from your federal tax pay. Having too little tax withholding could result in an invoice or a tax penalty. If too many taxes are withheld, you may be able to get a refund. You should … Read more

Fed rate hikes have made some corporate bonds very attractive. How to profit from it

As stocks fall and interest rates rise, investors are becoming more enthusiastic about corporate bonds than they have been in a generation. A side effect of the Federal Reserve’s tightening policy is that it has pushed interest rates up everywhere, including in the corporate bond market. But as the professionals point out, investors need to … Read more

Dan Niles reveals how the Santori Fund is beating the market

This year’s bear market has left many investors in deep crisis, but Dan Niles says his Satori Fund is bucking the trend. Niles said the US-centric long-short equity fund is up this year, outperforming the S&P 500, which fell around 20% over the same period. He did not disclose the exact performance of the fund. … Read more

“Financial markets are throwing in the towel”: recession fears rise as the Fed holds back the economy

The likelihood of significantly higher interest rates skewed the odds towards another recession within a year, economists say. Yet some continue to hope that the US can get away with a period of slow growth instead of a downright decline. In a move widely anticipated by financial markets, the Federal Reserve orchestrated another huge US … Read more

Morgan Stanley says investors should consider this port in the market storm right now

The British pound’s big selloff, credited with exacerbating a global streak for markets last week, looks set to continue to wreak havoc on Monday. Old Blighty’s economic woes are adding to the growing list of market anxieties, pushing more investors into the dollar and out of perceived riskier assets like US equities and oil. Wall … 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

Don’t look for a downside in the stock market until a rising dollar cools. Here because.

It will be difficult for the stock market to stop its decline and find a bottom as long as the US dollar continues to rise relative to its rivals, according to market analysts. Global equities took a bruising week, with the S&P 500 on Friday narrowly avoiding its lowest close of the year. At the … Read more

US equities take another week of losses, Dow closes at lows since November 2020 as bond yields beat equities after Fed rate hike

US equities closed sharply lower on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at its lowest close since November 2020. All three major benchmarks suffered another week of losses as bond yields rose on the in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike on Wednesday. For the week, the Dow was down … Read more