Oil Prices Could Rise After Latest EU Sanctions on Russia

The European Union’s ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil, along with the Group of Seven’s plan to cap prices of oil from Russia early next month won’t guarantee that prices for the commodity will see a lasting rally, or that supplies will tighten further in the days ahead. “In isolation, the sanctions on Russia … Read more

FTX collapse nothing like Theranos, says Tim Draper

Tim Draper, founder and managing partner of Draper Associates and Draper University, balked at comparing the stunning implosion of crypto trading platform FTX to the notorious biotech startup Theranos, in a conversation with MarketWatch. “It’s not like Theranos,” he said. In a Friday phone interview, Draper said he hadn’t been aware of anyone genuinely comparing … Read more

Investors may be whistling past the graveyard of a recession with latest rally in stocks

Investors feeling giddy about last week’s sharp rally for stocks might want to give a listen to Tom Waits’ song, “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” from 1978, to sober up for the dangers that still lurk ahead. The surge in stocks catapulted the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.92% almost back to the 4,000 mark on Friday, … Read more

FTX Tapped Into Customer Accounts to Fund Risky Bets, Setting Up Its Downfall

FTX Tapped Into Customer Accounts to Fund Risky Bets, Setting Up Its Downfall

Binance Walks Away From Deal to Buy FTX

Binance Walks Away From Deal to Buy FTX

Fed says it may hike interest rates at slower pace, but destination is now 5% or higher

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved the fourth straight jumbo increase in a key U.S. interest rate and signaled rates are likely to go higher than previously forecast. News of a higher terminal rate overshadowed more dovish comments from the central bank statement that it might move more slowly to better evaluate the effects on … Read more

Another jumbo Fed rate hike is expected this week — and then life gets difficult for Powell

First the easy part. Economists widely expect Federal Reserve monetary-policy makers to approve a fourth straight jumbo interest-rate rise at its meeting this week. A hike of three-quarters of a percentage point would bring the central bank’s benchmark rate to a level of 3.75%- 4%. “The November decision is a lock. Well, I would be … Read more

Where Are Markets Headed? Six Pros Take Their Best Guess

A massive selloff in bonds. A plunge in tech stocks. The implosion of cryptocurrencies. The highest inflation in four decades. Amid a brutal and uncertain climate, we asked six heavyweights in the world of finance to share their thoughts on the state of the markets, how they have handled this year’s carnage and what they … Read more

Credit Suisse Unveils Massive Overhaul After Staggering $4 Billion Loss

Credit Suisse the second-biggest Swiss lender after UBS, said it would cut jobs and spin off its investment banking business as it reported a 4 billion franc ($4 billion) loss for the third quarter. The company also intends to raise $4 billion by selling shares as part of what Chairman Axel Lehmann dubbed a “blueprint … Read more

I’m 65 and want to retire in 6 months. I have a $125K annuity, plus $100K of money that I’m not sure what to do with. Should I get professional help?

Is a financial planner right for you? Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I had $225,000 in my 401(k) and then I rolled over $125,000 to an annuity at 7%, as I wanted income. I just turned 65 and want to retire in six months, but I don’t know what to do with the other $100,000. What should … Read more