The Stock Market Had a Great Start to 2023. Earnings Season Could Be a Problem.

Investors got their Goldilocks jobs report on Friday morning, with a growing-but-slowing labor market, a tick-up in participation, and a deceleration in the pace of wage gains. It was the kind of release that makes an oft-wished-for soft landing seem almost possible.

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

Germany leapfrogs UK to become Europe’s most shorted market as recession fears surge

Germany just leapfrogged the UK to become the most shorted market in Europe as economic worries grip the continent. The German market accounted for about 25% of short positions last month, followed by UK’s 20%, data from SEI Novus shows. The data, which covers pan-European short positions worth over €30bn from more than 150 managers, shows that … Read more

‘The psychology has changed so quickly’: Why stock-market lows may be retested as S&P 500 enters its weakest stretch of year

With summer winding down, the U.S. stock market is set up for a potentially shaky fall.  “Recession fears are the most likely trigger of a retest of the June lows,” said Ed Clissold, chief U.S. strategist at Ned Davis Research, in an Aug. 31 note. “From a seasonality perspective, a retest could come in the … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Drops After Hawkish Remarks From Powell

Text size Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech scheduled for Friday has hung over markets all week. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The stock market was falling Friday, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made hawkish remarks about monetary policy at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium, even in the face of declining inflation. After Powell’s comments, the Dow … Read more