This first half ranks among the market’s worst on record. Here’s what typically happens next

The first half of this year ranks among the worst on record for stocks, with the S & P 500 losing more than a fifth of its value. But, the selling could ease a bit in the second half, if history of similar terrible starts is any guide. Mounting fears of a recession caused by … Read more

Stock futures are lower after major averages dip, investors mull slowdown

S&P 500 futures were lower Wednesday night after the major indexes slipped into the red at the end of regular trading and investors weighed the likelihood of a recession after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell acknowledged it’s a possibility. Futures tied to the broad market index fell 0.1%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures … Read more

Powell tells Congress the Fed is ‘strongly committed’ to bringing inflation down

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told congressional lawmakers Wednesday that the central bank is determined to bringing down inflation and has the ability to make that happen. “At the Fed, we understand the hardship high inflation is causing. We are strongly committed to bringing inflation back down, and we are moving expeditiously to do so,” … Read more

S&P 500 futures rise 1% as the market is set to rebound from a brutal week

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 16, 2022. Source: NYSE Stock futures rose in overnight trading Monday following a brutal week as investors assessed a more aggressive Federal Reserve and rising chances of a recession. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 250 points. S&P 500 futures climbed 1.1% and … Read more

Stock futures rise slightly as S&P 500 is poised for worst week since March 2020

Stock futures rose modestly on Thursday evening as Wall Street tries to find its footing after a brutal week of selling. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 103 points, or 0.3%. Those for the S&P 500 added 0.4%, while Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 0.5%. The moves come as investors are increasingly worried … Read more

Warner Bros. Discovery, Tesla, Carnival and more

The Carnival Cruise Ship ‘Carnival Vista’ heads out to sea in the Miami harbor entrance known as Government Cut in Miami, Florida June 2, 2018. RHONA WISE | AFP | Getty Images Here are the stocks making headlines in midday trading Thursday. Warner Bros. Discovery — Shares dropped more than 8% following a downgrade to … Read more

Stock futures inch higher after Fed raises rates by most since 1994

U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher during overnight trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve implemented the largest interest rate hike since 1994. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.22%. S&P 500 futures were up 0.23%, while Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.29%. The major averages ended Wednesday’s session higher, with … Read more

Fed hikes its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a point, the biggest increase since 1994

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday launched its biggest broadside yet against inflation, raising benchmark interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point in a move that equates to the most aggressive hike since 1994. Ending weeks of speculation, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee took the level of its benchmark funds rate to a range of … Read more

Baidu, MicroStrategy, Moderna and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Baidu (BIDU) – Baidu shares jumped 4.1% in premarket trading after Reuters reported the China-based internet search giant is in talks to sell its controlling stake in the video streaming company iQIYI (IQ). iQIYI fell 3.4%. MicroStrategy (MSTR) – MicroStrategy lost 2.2% in the premarket as … Read more

Stock futures rise slightly as investors brace for a big Fed rate hike

Stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading Tuesday as investors anxiously awaited the Federal Reserve’s aggressive action to tame surging inflation. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 70 points. S&P 500 futures edged up 0.3% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.4%. The S&P 500 suffered a five-day losing streak on Tuesday, dipping deeper … Read more