Will Easy Credit and Rising Stocks Hinder the Fed’s Inflation Fight?

inflation on the rise

Could Overly Easy Credit and a Soaring Stock Market Threaten the Fed’s Fight Against Inflation? As the Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day meeting, stocks continue to rally, with the S&P 500 ending January with a gain of 6.2%. The tech sector performed even better, with a 9.2% increase in the same period. Meanwhile, interest … Read more

Technology Stocks Take a Hit as Microsoft’s Earnings Disappoint

Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees

The corporate earnings season is in full swing, and investors are feeling the heat as concerns grow about the struggles of some of the largest U.S. companies amidst rising rates and recession fears. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 190 points, or 0.56%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1%, and the S&P 500 … Read more

Stock market live news updates: Stocks sink after more bad news on the US economy

Why are inflation rates so high in the US

Stocks sank Friday, pacing toward a second-straight weekly loss, as more downbeat news on the U.S. economy accelerated a move lower. Near 12:45 p.m. ET, the S&P 500 and Dow were off around 1.5%, while the Nasdaq fell 1.3%. Earlier in the session, the Nasdaq had moved into positive territory. The latest leg lower for … Read more

Stock market news live updates: Stocks, oil slide as COVID protests erupt across China

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (2)

U.S. stocks tumbled Monday as unrest in China over the nation’s restrictive COVID controls weighed on global sentiment and Wall Street returned from a holiday weekend. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) sank 1.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) fell nearly 400 points, or 1.1%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) was off by 1.1%. The moves come … Read more

History shows holiday trading favors the bulls: Morning Brief

History shows holiday trading favors the bulls: Morning Brief

Rise and shine deal-hunters! For those who slept off their tryptophan hangovers and are not running headlong into a phalanx of Black Friday deals just yet, a half-day of potential “deals” awaits in the stock market. Yes, volume is expected to be low, and volatility has already trailed off the year’s elevated levels heading into the holiday. But the … Read more

Stock market news lives updates: Stocks rise as Fed minutes signal rate hike slowdown

Traders on the floor of the NYSE

Stocks rose on Wednesday afternoon following the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting, which signaled a likely slowdown in the central bank’s pace of rate hikes. Near 2:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the S&P 500 was up 0.6% and the Dow was up 0.3%, both session highs, with the Nasdaq was … Read more

Stocks advance Friday but head for weekly loss

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on September 13, 2022 in New York City.

U.S. stocks churned ahead Friday as investors neared the end of a turbulent trading week marked by mixed retail earnings and a chorus of hawkish Fedspeak. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) added 180 points, or 0.6%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) lagged, wavering around the flatline. Treasury … Read more

The pieces of the next bull market are starting to come together: Morning Brief

What is a bull market?

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, likely raising concerns that the bear market won’t come to an end anytime soon. But certain sectors have out-performed the broader market and caught investors’ eyes. Check out the performance of the S&P 500 sectors since the broader market bottomed in mid-October. Cyclical and value sectors dominate the top spots, as … Read more