Stocks Rallied Dramatically. It’s Still a Bear Market

This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. Bear-Market Rallies Technical Strategy BTIGNov. 11: Thursday was another day for the record books. The S&P 500 had its first daily gain of more than 5% since 2020, and its biggest outperformance vs. the Dow … Read more

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

September Was Bad for Investors. October Could Be Worse.

Text size Market chaos has hit stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures. It’s hard to see it ending soon. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images It’s a bumpy, volatile, no good, very bad market out there. Stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and futures have been moving violently from day to day—and there’s probably more whiplash ahead The S&P … Read more

Bitcoin Just Crashed Below $20,000. Where It Might Be Headed Next.

Text size Bitcoin prices have been crashing and could fall even further. Courtesy Ethan Lou The Bitcoin carnage continues, as the cryptocurrency breaks $20,000 to trade at its lowest level since 2020. Don’t be surprised if $10,000 is the next stop. Bitcoin has dropped 7.2% to $19,027.52 during the past 24 hours, bringing it to … Read more

Putin signs decree to prohibit leaving Russia with more than $10,000 in foreign currency

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a decree that prohibits taking more than $10,000 worth of foreign currency in cash and “monetary instruments” out of Russia. The move comes in response to the crippling sanctions Western nations have imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, which this week tanked the ruble RUBUSD, -0.71 … Read more