How to tell if the bear market is bottoming, according to the pros

How to tell if the bear market is bottoming, according to the pros

After the worst first-half for US stocks in decades, a major rebound last week prompted some optimism that the worst of the sell-off may be behind us — but not everyone’s convinced . It’s perhaps unsurprising that market watchers are reluctant to call the bottom on the brutal selloff, but there’s one indicator that many … Read more

Nike, Spirit Airlines and more

Nike, Spirit Airlines and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Nike (NKE) – Nike fell 2.4% in premarket trading despite reporting better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue. The athletic apparel and footwear maker forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts’ estimates amid increased promotional activity and ongoing disruptions in its profitable Chia market. Spirit Airlines (SAVE) … 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

Bank of America and Citigroup are flagged for potential losses on risky loan deals by rival JPMorgan

Bank of America and Citigroup are flagged for potential losses on risky loan deals by rival JPMorgan

Fund outflows and tightening conditions in a key corner of the credit markets have left big banks with an estimated $2 billion in losses, according to JPMorgan Chase . Bank of America and Citigroup have the most exposure to so-called hung loan deals within the coverage universe of JPMorgan analyst Vivek Juneja, according to a … Read more

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

European companies have never been richer, according to Morgan Stanley, and are ready to splash the cash — including distributing part of it to shareholders. The Wall Street bank has named a raft of stocks that have strong balance sheets and resilient cash flows and are set to return excess cash to shareholders through buybacks … Read more