“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

Altria and Juul conclude the non-compete agreement – here’s what it means for e-cigarette sales and marketing

Altria Group Inc. said Friday that it has taken a step that untangles it from its non-compete agreement with vaping company Juul Labs Inc., freeing both companies to pursue their own strategies. In a regulatory warehouse, the tobacco giant MO, -1.92% stated that it had exercised an option to be released from the non-compete obligations … 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

That’s why investors should start betting on Apple and the stock market now

Sometimes it is not convenient to ignore market traditions. They said September was usually bad. They were right. The S&P 500 SPX will enter on the last trading day of the month after losing 7.95%. Concerns about inflation and higher borrowing costs, not to mention a UK bond crisis, have had their impact. But if … 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

Opinion: Here’s how to trade this still dangerous stock market

The S&P 500 index traded at new intraday and closing lows for 2022 last week. That move exacerbated the oversold conditions that had been creating for some time. Such oversold conditions can produce sharp but short-lived oversold increases, as happened in September. 28. However, the big picture is that the S&P SPX, -2.49% the chart … Read more

Opinion: Here’s how to trade this still dangerous stock market

The S&P 500 index traded at new intraday and closing lows for 2022 last week. That move exacerbated the oversold conditions that had been creating for some time. Such oversold conditions can produce sharp but short-lived oversold increases, as happened in September. 28. However, the big picture is that the S&P SPX, -1.87% the chart … 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

“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