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

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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

Stocks Fall as Investors Struggle to Maintain Momentum During Earnings Season

Should you buy on the Stock Market Dip?

Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors struggled to maintain momentum during a busy stretch of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 166 points or 0.5%, the S&P 500 slipped by 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped by 0.4%. The market moves on Tuesday came after a solid start to the week, with … Read more

Dow Jones Struggles as Earnings Season Kicks Off: Diverging Fortunes in the Financial Sector

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On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average struggled to maintain its early 2023 momentum as investors weighed the latest earnings results. The blue-chip index, which is a stock market index that tracks 30 of the largest and most widely traded publicly listed companies in the United States, lost 391.76 points, or 1.14%, to close at … Read more

Here’s a list of 50 companies that are well-armed to beat back inflation

Top stocks to watch now

Critical information for the U.S. trading day Another turnaround Tuesday may be in the cards after a litany of concerns including stagflation dragged the S&P 500 SPX below 4,000 for the first time since 2021. As investors try to regroup from the worst three-day stock stretch in two years, one more hard day of selling for the S&P … Read more

Use Fear As Opportunity

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Quick takes: Use this draw-down as an opportunity. The markets collapsed Thursday from leveraged ETFs (SQQQ & TQQQ) selling $15bn and option dealers selling huge amounts of gamma into the market. The Fed will NOT let pensions explode and create a massive retirement crisis in order to fight 8.5% inflation. Inflation is already decelerating (used … Read more

Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson says S&P 500 could tumble toward 3,400 if a ‘true growth scare’ is on the cards

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Morgan Stanley’s bearish chief U.S. equity strategist Mike Wilson has some bad news and some good news for investors. On the heels of the worst April for stocks since 1970, Wilson and a team of strategists laid out what’s ahead as we enter “the next phase of the bear market,” predicting the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.45% is … Read more

Storied VC says investors are unlearning the lessons of the last bull market. Jeff Bezos says you should listen.

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Together

Critical information for the U.S. trading day Investors are trying to regroup following the worst month since the pandemic, and Friday’s session that ended with the Dow tanking nearly 1,000 points and the S&p 500 pushing back into correction territory. All eyes are on this week’s monumental Fed meeting, where a 50 basis-point rate hike … Read more

The Passive Behemoths Have Yet to Awaken

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The go-to bullish indicators highlighted by pundits these days are the high levels of sidelined mutual fund cash and the AAII investor sentiment survey hitting its highest bearish reading since 2009: Traditionally, these signals suggest that most of the carnage is priced into markets, indicating that it might be time to buy. However, these data … Read more