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

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

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 and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. have rescinded offers in recent weeks.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

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

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

What the Fed's biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

Historically bad. That’s how the mammoth $53 trillion US fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that mean … Read more

Bitcoin’s Price Falls Below $20,000

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $20,000

The price of bitcoin lurched below $20,000, and below a level widely monitored by cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as a brutal selloff in crypto showed no signs of abating. Bitcoin fell as low as $18,739.50 and stayed below $20,000 on Saturday, according to CoinDesk, losing 72% of its value from its high in November. Concerns about the … Read more