Stocks Could Keep Rising If the Fed Shows Restraint

Text size As the market rebounds, speculative stocks are stirring. For proof, consider Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF, up about 40% since mid-June. David Swanson/Reuters/Alamy What bear market? Stocks continued their summer rally this past week as better-than-expected inflation results helped lead to a 3.3% gain in the S&P 500 index, its fourth consecutive weekly … 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

The Stock Market Is Rallying. Here’s What Could Make it Tumble Again.

Text size A worse than expected CPI results could derail stocks. Scott Olson/Getty Images While the stock market has enjoyed an impressive run of late, the party could end when the next inflation result comes out in early August.  The S&P 500 has gained 13% since hitting its lowest close of the year in mid … Read more

25 Stocks That Could Rise on a Short Squeeze

Investors betting against electric-vehicle stocks take note: Five of 25 stocks that short-selling research firm S3 Partners identified this month as being at risk of a short squeeze are in the EV business. Short sellers fear short squeezes. To put on a short, investors borrow shares. If the stock falls, the short seller buys them … Read more

The Stock Market May Have Hit Bottom. Here’s Why.

Commodity prices have tumbled in the past month, with oil and copper down 17% and 33%, respectively. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Text size It never feels good when the stock market turns big gains into losses, as it did on Monday, and it feels even worse when the losses are triggered by bad news from … Read more

Investors are obsessed with size of Fed’s next rate hike. Here’s what they’re missing.

Debate has been simmering over whether Federal Reserve policy makers will raise the fed-funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point later this month, as they did in June, or step up their inflation-fighting campaign with a full point hike —- something that hasn’t been seen in the past 40 years.Friday’s economic data, which included … 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. June inflation report circulating on internet Tuesday is fake, Bureau of Labor Statistics says

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday that a release circulating online purporting to show June inflation data, due for release on Wednesday morning, was a forgery.  “We’re aware of a fake CPI release image circulating on Twitter. It is a fake. Stay tuned for the real CPI release tomorrow at 8:30 AM ET,” … Read more

Why the S&P 500 may be in for a 1966-style bear market, according to DWS Group

The S&P 500 has found good support recently and, while in a bear market, the large-cap index may not fall much further this year, said David Bianco, chief investment officer of the Americas for fund manager DWS Group.  “I think the most comparable bear market we’ve experienced right now is 1966,” Bianco said at a … Read more

Dow Futures Sink on Recession Fears, Ahead of Powell Testimony

Text size People walk along Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images) Stock futures fell Wednesday, eating into a good chunk of the previous session’s gains, as investors went back to worrying that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive plans to tighten monetary policy could lead … Read more