Tumbling Markets Imperil Tech, the Dollar, and Private Equity

Text size Japan has had to intervene to support the sliding yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep its interest rates low. Akio Kon/Bloomberg The world has been hooked on cheap money for years. Now we’re witnessing what withdrawal looks like. Lifting interest rates from nil has produced a … Read more

One number could be the key to how markets trade right after Fed meets

The bond market is waiting for Federal Reserve officials to reveal how high they think interest rates will go. The reaction to that forecast will also have a profound impact on stocks, which have struggled as rates have risen in anticipation of a more aggressive Fed. The latest Fed forecast for a terminal rate — … Read more

This inflation-protected investment looks good now, but proceed with caution

Yields on Treasury inflation-protected securities are looking attractive, but investors should slow down before bulking up on these assets. These so-called TIPS are government bonds that offer protection against inflation. Their principal rises and falls alongside the movement in the consumer price index. This makes them an attractive instrument for older investors who might be … Read more

Opinion: Good news for retirees and retirement savers — inflation may be working in your favor

Retirees and those seeking secure income got two items of very good news this week, though you may only have heard about one. Meanwhile, your ability to earn a guaranteed rate of return on risk-free investments, regardless of what happens to inflation, actually went up. So-called TIPS bonds, Treasury bonds protected against inflation, fell slightly … Read more

Analysts on how to invest for yields amid volatility, high inflation

There’s hardly any place for investors to hide this year, it seems. Stocks are volatile, and bonds haven’t been doing better for much of this year. U.S. investment grade bonds have plummeted in 2022. The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF — which tracks the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index — has tumbled nearly 8% … Read more

Stock futures slip after Wednesday’s session as Wall Street awaits bank earnings

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, July 13, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock futures slipped Wednesday night as traders look ahead to earnings from major U.S. banks. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures shed 123 points, or 0.40%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow’s Fed Day Gains Disappear, Tesla Slides, Amazon Drops

Text size Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The stock market was tumbling Thursday as pessimism replaced optimism following the Federal Reserve’s three-quarter point rate increase—and the possibility it could drive the economy into recession. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 464 points, or 1.5%, while S&P 500 futures have … Read more

This idiot-proof portfolio has beaten traditional stocks and bonds over 50 years

Do you have the right portfolio for your retirement savings? When it comes to long-term investing, the biggest issue — by far — is overall asset allocation: How much to stocks, sectors, assets and so on. Picking individual securities within those asset classes — individual stocks or bonds, for example — usually turns out to … Read more

April’s consumer price index report expected to show inflation has already peaked

Shoppers inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2022.  David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images April’s consumer price index report is expected to show inflation has already reached a peak — a development that some investors say could temporarily soothe markets. But economists say, even with a … Read more