Investors Grow More Confident Fed Will Pull Off a Soft Landing

Investors Grow More Confident Fed Will Pull Off a Soft Landing

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

Peloton Co-Founder John Foley Faced Repeated Margin Calls From Goldman Sachs as Stock Slumped

John Foley, the co-founder and former chief executive of Peloton Interactive faced repeated margin calls on money he borrowed against his Peloton holdings before he left the fitness company’s board last month, according to people familiar with the situation. As Peloton’s shares slumped over the past year, Goldman Sachs Group asked Mr. Foley several times … Read more

Finance workers’ cocaine use surges amid burnout crisis: ‘It’s just going up and up’

When Jaime Blaustein was interviewed for his first job at Morgan Stanley in 2012, he was hooked on heroin. Blaustein’s drug use had spiralled throughout his university studies as he moved from drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana to using cocaine, crack cocaine and, eventually, heroin. By the time he graduated, despite five attempts at rehab,…

‘More pain to come’ for stocks as S&P 500 likely to bottom around 3,300, Interactive Brokers’ founder says

““I think there is more pain to come. I expect the market to bottom out around 3,300. As interest rates indicate today, the Fed still has quite a bit of work to do,”” — Thomas Peterffy, chairman and founder of Interactive Brokers Thomas Peterffy, the chairman and founder of Interactive Brokers, shared some thoughts about … Read more

Goldman to cut poor performers in annual cull

In a return to pre-pandemic practice of hiving off low-performing staffers from the bank, Goldman Sachs is set for a round of job cuts. The US investment bank is set to axe jobs in plans that could trigger the earliest layoffs as soon as next week, The New York Times reported, according to people familiar with the … 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

XTX’s Zar Amrolia: Why ‘Terminator’ robots will never replace human traders

Zar Amrolia started off as a quant at JPMorgan in 1988 when he was in his mid-20s. He drifted into trading and sales, with stints at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, rose to the head of currency trading at Deutsche Bank and eventually became co-chief of XTX Markets. Amrolia will step down in early 2023. Soon to join … Read more

Chevron, Micron and 18 More Stocks Goldman Recommends to Ride Out the Storm

Text size Qualcomm is one of the 20 stocks on Goldman Sachs’ ‘margin of safety’ list. Pau Barrena /AFP via Getty Images Exxon Mobil , Qualcomm , Micron and Chevron are just some of the 20 “margin of safety” stocks Goldman Sachs recommends as macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds have roiled U.S. stocks markets. The Russian … Read more