China factories are feeling some heat as US, Europe demand slows

China factories are feeling some heat as US, Europe demand slows

Pictured here on June 24, 2022, are workers making umbrellas in a factory in Jinjiang city, Fujian province, China. Yuan He | Future Publishing | Getty Images European sales for Guangdong-based coffee machine company HiBrew have tapered off after a sterling run last year when pent-up global demand drove up purchases of Chinese consumer goods. … Read more

China factories are feeling some heat as US, Europe demand slows

China factories are feeling some heat as US, Europe demand slows

Pictured here on June 24, 2022, are workers making umbrellas in a factory in Jinjiang city, Fujian province, China. Yuan He | Future Publishing | Getty Images European sales for Guangdong-based coffee machine company HiBrew have tapered off after a sterling run last year when pent-up global demand drove up purchases of Chinese consumer goods. … Read more

Another hot inflation report Q2 earnings make for difficult week ahead

Another hot inflation report Q2 earnings make for difficult week ahead

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 29, 2022. Source: NYSE Consumer inflation data and the start of the second quarter earnings season could be two catalysts that make for a bumpy ride in markets in the week ahead. PepsiCo’s earnings are the first major report of the week Tuesday, and Delta Air Lines … Read more

June jobs report is not expected to show an economic slowdown or a recession looming

June jobs report is not expected to show an economic slowdown or a recession looming

Part Owner and Executive Chef Steve Kemper, prepares food in the kitchen at the Go Fish! Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, April 8, 2021. Ben Hasty | Media News Group | Reading Eagle via Getty Images June’s employment report is expected to show strong hiring continues across a broad range of … Read more

ETFs come to China with a vengeance

ETFs come to China with a vengeance

Hong Kong, a British colony from the 1840s to 1997, grew into an international finance center just off the coast of mainland China. A stock connect launched in 2014, followed by other systems linking Hong Kong’s market closer with the mainland’s. Anthony Kwan | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China has joined the global … Read more

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Brie Olootu pumps gas at an Exxon Mobil gas station on June 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Gas prices are breaching record highs as demand increases and supply fails to keep up. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Prices at the pump have retreated from June’s never-before-seen levels but remain stubbornly high. Some relief could be … Read more

Bonds flash recession warning light as key part of the yield curve inverts again

Bonds flash recession warning light as key part of the yield curve inverts again

The bond market is flashing a warning that the economy may be falling or already has fallen into recession, according to one closely watched measure. Market pros watch the spread on the Treasury yield curve, or the difference between the longer duration Treasury yields and shorter duration yields. Normally, longer duration yields, like the yield … Read more

Here are the China trends investors bet money on so far in 2022

Here are the China trends investors bet money on so far in 2022

A factory in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China, on May 9, 2022. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — By the numbers, manufacturing companies in China snagged the most investment deals in the first half of the year among 37 sectors tracked by business database Qimingpian. In fact, the number of early-stage to … Read more

Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last interest rate meeting are expected to highlight the four-day, post-holiday … Read more

Some experts say a recession is coming. How to prepare your portfolio

Some experts say a recession is coming.  How to prepare your portfolio

Phonlamaiphoto | Istock | Getty Images Months of stock market volatility, surging inflation and rising interest rates have left many investors wondering if a recession is coming. The stock market tumbled again on Thursday, with the S&P 500 capping its worst six-month start to a year since 1970. In all, it’s down more than 20% … Read more