Gold’s Awakening May Make Investors Sleep Less Soundly

Text size Gold’s price has climbed in 10 of the past 12 weeks and is now 6.1% below its record high. David Gray/Bloomberg Golden slumbers? Hardly. The precious metal has awakened in the past three months, quietly outperforming stocks since their mid-October lows. That’s something that hasn’t happened in the half-century since the Bretton Woods … Read more

The Fed Is Making a Mistake—and the Stock Market Will Pay the Price

We all make mistakes—but the Federal Reserve may be making a bigger one than most. That could mean another difficult year for the stock market in 2023. Those concerns were front and center this past week, following the Federal Open Market Committee’s December meeting. The Fed didn’t do anything to surprise the market as it … Read more

Horizon Therapeutics, Coupa Software, Rivian, and More Stock Market Movers

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Investors Grow More Confident Fed Will Pull Off a Soft Landing

Investors Grow More Confident Fed Will Pull Off a Soft Landing

Fed Approves Fourth 0.75-Point Rate Rise, Hints at Smaller Hikes

Economy U.S. Economy Officials signal a possible slowdown in the pace of rate rises by acknowledging how increases influence the economy with a lag

IRS releases new federal tax brackets and standard deductions. Here’s how they affect your family’s tax bill.

America’s high inflation rate will produce a 7% increase in the size of the standard deduction when workers file their taxes on their 2023 income, according to new inflation adjustments from the Internal Revenue Service. It’s also going to pump up tax brackets by 7% as well, according to the annual inflation adjustments the IRS … Read more

Why stock-market investors fear ‘something else will break’ as Fed attacks inflation

Some investors are on edge that the Federal Reserve may be overtightening monetary policy in its bid to tame hot inflation, as markets look ahead to a reading this coming week from the Fed’s preferred gauge of the cost of living in the U.S.   “Fed officials have been scrambling to scare investors almost every … Read more

The Stock Market Rebound Fizzled. Why a Real Bottom Could Be Forming Soon.

Investors seemingly can’t stop trying to pick a stock market bottom, no matter how bad the news—and it continues to backfire. The day for a real bounce, however, may be coming soon. Consider: This past Thursday, September’s consumer inflation report came in much hotter than expected, with the core CPI hitting a 40-year high. The … 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

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