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

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

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

Inflation Could Be Harder to Tame Than the Fed Anticipates

Text size Another 75-basis-point hike in the federal-funds target is looking very, very likely. Ting Shen/Bloomberg Market participants returned from their summer holidays apparently undaunted by the consistent and persistent message from central bank officials that short-term policy interest rates must be lifted significantly further to bring inflation to heel. U.S. stocks broke their three-week … Read more

These are the signs that the bear-market rally in stocks won’t last long, according to Citigroup

U.S. stocks have clawed back a significant proportion of their losses from the first half of the year, but the three major equity indexes tumbled this week under reviving fears about interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve, and there are signs that the bulk of the bear-market rally is already behind us, said Citigroup’s analysts. … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Futures Slip as Pelosi Goes to Taiwan, BP Surges

Text size House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to arrive in Taiwan Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images China isn’t the only one upset about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan—the stock market is concerned, too. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 176 points, or 0.5%, while S&P 500 futures have declined 0.6%, and Nasdaq Composite futures … Read more

U.S. Stocks Poised to Fall on Monday

Stocks are set to open lower on Monday ahead of another busy earnings week. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Text size U.S. stocks are set to fall on Monday ahead of another busy week of earnings. On Sunday night, Dow Jones Industrial Average … Read more

Why Is the Stock Market Down Today? Dow Sinks as Inflation Soars.

Text size The Federal Reserve under Jerome Powell is expected to continue raising interest rates. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The stock market was sinking after inflation came in hotter-than-expected in June.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined 334.83 points, or 1.1%, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite futures … Read more

U.S. Stocks Poised for Lower Open on Monday

More than one dozen S&P 500 companies report earnings this week. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Text size U.S. stocks are poised for a lower open on Monday. On Sunday night, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures lost 31 points, or 0.1%, while S&P 500 futures lost 0.2%, and Nasdaq Composite futures fell 0.3%. Crude oil futures (West … Read more

Stocks Break Out. There Are Signs Inflation and Interest Rates May Peak Sooner.

Text size A copper smelter in Jinhua, China. Copper prices, often a signal of where the economy is headed, fell 6% this past week. Top Photo/Sipa USA/Alamy The stock market has predicted nine of the past five recessions, economist Paul Samuelson famously quipped back in the 1960s. A half-century later, is the stock market driving … Read more