Dow climbs third straight day as stocks end sharply higher after retail sales, Fed Chair Powell’s remarks

US stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, after retail sales data for April suggested the economy remained healthy and as investors weighed remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. On Monday, the Dow finished less than 0.1% higher, the S&P 500 closed 0.4% lower and the Nasdaq fell 1.2%. The declines followed another losing week for … Read more

Morgan Stanley: ‘Hard landing’ odds jump as investors worry about economic growth

The probability of a “hard landing” for the US economy has jumped, with stock and bond investors worried about slowing economic growth, according to Morgan Stanley’s wealth-management division. “The stock- and bond-market downturn has advanced to behavior resembling a classic cyclical bear market rather than simply a correction,” said Lisa Shalett, chief investment officer at … Read more

Morgan Stanley: ‘Hard landing’ odds jump as investors worry about economic growth

The probability of a “hard landing” for the US economy has jumped, with stock and bond investors worried about slowing economic growth, according to Morgan Stanley’s wealth-management division. “The stock- and bond-market downturn has advanced to behavior resembling a classic cyclical bear market rather than simply a correction,” said Lisa Shalett, chief investment officer at … Read more

Dow struggles for direction as weak China data fuels pressure on stocks, more global recession worries

Dow industrials and the S&P 500 clawed back earlier losses on Monday afternoon, although the Nasdaq continued to trade lower following a batch of weak data from China that fueled more concerns about the state of the global economy. How are stocks trading? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rose 236 points, or 0.7%, to … Read more

Considering a Lump-Sum Pension Payout? Here’s What to Know, and Why to Act Soon.

Workers who are considering taking a lump-sum payment from their employer-sponsored pension in retirement shouldn’t wait much longer to decide, as the Federal Reserve’s planned series of interest-rate increases stands to reduce the size of the payout. Lump-sum payouts are calculated by determining the present value of your future monthly guaranteed pension income, using actuarial … Read more

‘Nowhere to hide?’ Why stagflation fears put stocks on the verge of a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put the rest of the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation – a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is … Read more

This portfolio manager’s strategy uses just one ETF and its own ‘crash indicator’ to beat the market by 530%

Markets are off to a stronger start on Friday, but it’s been a rough few days, with the S&P 500 facing a six-week losing streak, its longest in a decade. With a war raging in Europe, surging prices all over and uncertainty over what central banks can do about it, investors may not get that … Read more

This portfolio manager’s strategy uses just one ETF and its own ‘crash indicator’ to beat the market by 530%

Markets are off to a stronger start on Friday, but it’s been a rough few days, with the S&P 500 facing a six-week losing streak, its longest in a decade. With a war raging in Europe, surging prices all over and uncertainty over what central banks can do about it, investors may not get that … Read more

Here’s a list of 50 companies that are well-armed to beat back inflation

Another turnaround Tuesday may be in the cards after a litany of concerns including stagflation dragged the S&P 500 SPX below 4,000 for the first time since 2021. As investors try to regroup from the worst three-day stock stretch in two years, one more hard day of selling for the S&P might be a good … Read more

Stocks Slide to the Lowest in 2022 as Rout Continues

The most punishing market selloff in years showed no signs of abating Monday, with US stock indexes sliding to new lows for 2022 and other assets like oil and bitcoin, tumbling as well. Few believe the recession is imminent. The labor market has continued to add jobs at a rapid clip. Wages are climbing, and … Read more