US stock futures trim gains on view bad news is good news — and vice versa

US stock futures trim gains on view bad news is good news — and vice versa

US stock futures trimmed early gains after a stronger-than-expected rise in durable-goods data partly offset expectations for a slowing economy that in turn could limit the magnitude of Federal Reserve rate hikes. What’s happening Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, +0.11% erased a triple-digit gain to remainup 23 points, or 0.1%, at 31,510. … 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

Crypto crash: forced selling cools down; correlation with equities back in focus

Ethereum could 'take over everything', and there won't be a multi-chain future, says EY's blockchain leader

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email … Read more

Fed says banks could withstand 10% unemployment, 55% stock price drop in annual stress test

Fed says banks could withstand 10% unemployment, 55% stock price drop in annual stress test

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday projected the potential for a rockier road ahead for banks than it did a year ago, but said the 33 financial institutions it reviewed passed its annual stress test of capital reserves. The Fed estimated $612 billion in potential losses for banks in its most severe economic scenario, and … 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

More Companies Start to Rescind Job Offers

More Companies Start to Rescind Job Offers

Businesses in several different industries are rescinding job offers they made just a few months ago, in a sign the tightest labor market in decades may be showing cracks. Companies including Twitter Inc. real-estate brokerage Redfin Corp. and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. have rescinded offers in recent weeks. Employers in other pockets of the … Read more

I’m the COO of a mortgage company that’s funded more than $100 billion in loans. Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now

I'm the COO of a mortgage company that's funded more than $100 billion in loans.  Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now

Steve Reich Mortgage rates climbed above 6% last week, according to Bankrate data, with some pros saying they may go higher. (You can see the lowest mortgage rates you may qualify for here.) On top of that, home prices have risen more than 20% year-over-year, causing affordability challenges for many aspiring homebuyers. And it’s likely … 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

JetBlue Lifts Offer for Spirit Airlines, Commits to Selling Assets

JetBlue Lifts Offer for Spirit Airlines, Commits to Selling Assets

JetBlue Airways Corp. JBLU 5.30% is continuing its quest to buy Spirit Airlines Inc., SAVE 2.11% increasing its offer and strengthening its commitment to divest itself of assets to get regulatory approval for the deal. JetBlue JBLU 5.30% on Monday increased its offer to $33.50 in cash per Spirit share. Previously, it had offered $31.50 … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Stocks Historically Don't Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routes. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnsarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more