US stocks push higher as Powell sees path back to 2% inflation while sustaining strong labor market

US stocks push higher as Powell sees path back to 2% inflation while sustaining strong labor market

US stock indexes pushed higher after a wobbly start Wednesday, leaving Wall Street potentially on to gain ground after back-to-back losses, as investors tune in to remarks by central bankers while fretting that soaring inflation is damaging the world’s biggest economy. How are stock indexes trading? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.45% was up … Read more

US stocks turn lower after weak consumer-confidence reading

Stagflation, reflation, soft landing or a slump --- what Wall Street expects in the second half of 2022

US stocks gave up early gains to turn lower Tuesday after a consumer-confidence reading came in weaker than expected. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.69% was down 185 points, or 0.6%, at 31,253. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.07% fell 38 points, or 1%, to 3,862. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -1.85% dropped 202 … Read more

US stocks turn lower after weak consumer-confidence reading

Stagflation, reflation, soft landing or a slump --- what Wall Street expects in the second half of 2022

US stocks gave up early gains to turn lower Tuesday after a consumer-confidence reading came in weaker than expected. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA was down 185 points, or 0.6%, at 31,253. The S&P 500 SPX fell 38 points, or 1%, to 3,862. The Nasdaq Composite COMP dropped 202 points, or 1.8%, … Read more

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

The S&P 500 could slide another 33% in a ’70s-style inflation environment: Societe Generale

The S&P 500 could slide another 33% in a '70s-style inflation environment: Societe Generale

The bear market in stocks probably isn’t over — and could have much longer to run if the economy falls into a 1970s-style stagflation scenario, a Wall Street equities strategist warned this week. The S&P 500 officially entered a bear market last week, falling more than 20% from its Jan. 3 record finishes. The US … Read more

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession.  But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring — for now — as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall … Read more