Stocks crashing? No, but here’s why this bear market feels so painful — and what you can do about it.

Hashtags about a stock-market crash may be trending on Twitter, but the selloff that has sent U.S. equities into a bear market has been relatively orderly, say market professionals. But it’s likely to get more volatile — and painful — before the market stabilizes. It was indeed a white-knuckle ride for investors Friday as the … Read more

Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel accuses Fed of making one of the biggest policy mistakes in its 110-year history

““I think we’re giving Powell too much praise. … The last two years are one of the biggest policy mistakes in the 110-year history of the Fed by staying so easy when everything was booming.”” — Jeremy Siegel Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel has a bone to pick with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The longtime … Read more

If the market passes this upcoming test, stocks will be poised to move higher. We’re not there yet.

There’s still too much bullishness on Wall Street, even after the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s DJIA, -1.70% 500+ point drop Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and rate hike. Consider all the attention given to a possible “double bottom.” By framing the market’s weakness in this way, the bulls are trying to put a … Read more

Why stock-market investors fear a full percentage point Fed rate hike would ‘unnerve’ Wall Street

With both U.S. stocks and bonds under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street argue that investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed might deliver a surprise 100 basis-point interest rate hike at the close of its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. While fed-funds futures traders overwhelmingly anticipate a hike of 75 basis points, … Read more

There’s only one ‘perfect asset’ to fight all the bad news that could be coming, says this strategist

Ahead of that, stock futures are falling after Ford warned on high supply costs, on the heels of FedEx’s FDX, +1.17% profit caution last week. The dollar and cash have been among the most popular havens for investors as they navigate recession risks with higher rates and higher inflation, alongside a brutal war in Europe. … Read more

Ford stock drops more than 4% as supply costs to jump by $1 billion, parts shortages to leave more cars unfinished

Ford Motor Co. shares dropped more than 4% in the extended session Monday after the company said inflation and parts shortages will leave it with more unfinished vehicles than it had expected, reminding Wall Street supply-chain snags are far from over for auto makers. Ford F, +1.43% said it expects to have between 40,000 and … Read more

‘More pain to come’ for stocks as S&P 500 likely to bottom around 3,300, Interactive Brokers’ founder says

““I think there is more pain to come. I expect the market to bottom out around 3,300. As interest rates indicate today, the Fed still has quite a bit of work to do,”” — Thomas Peterffy, chairman and founder of Interactive Brokers Thomas Peterffy, the chairman and founder of Interactive Brokers, shared some thoughts about … Read more

Stock market’s June lows are back in sight after S&P 500 loses grip on 3,900

Stock-market bears maintained the upper hand last week, with the S&P 500 finishing Friday below a crucial chart support level that has technical analysts warning of a potential test of its June lows. “Over the last three years, the level on the [S&P 500] with the most amount of volume traded has been 3,900. It … Read more

Can the Fed tame inflation without crushing the stock market? What investors need to know.

The Federal Reserve isn’t trying to slam the stock market as it rapidly raises interest rates in its bid to slow inflation still running red hot — but investors need to be prepared for more pain and volatility because policy makers aren’t going to be cowed by a deepening selloff, investors and strategists said. “I … Read more

Facebook stock falls to yet another ignominious level

Facebook was a member of the exclusive $1 trillion club a year ago, but it’s fallen a long way since then. Now named Meta Platforms Inc. META, -2.18%, the company saw its market value fall below $400 billion Friday for the first time since Jan. 7, 2019, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meta’s valuation … Read more