US stocks turn lower after weak consumer-confidence reading

US stocks gave up early gains to turn lower Tuesday after a consumer-confidence reading came in weaker than expected. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.62% was down 185 points, or 0.6%, to 31,253. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.08% fell 38 points, or 1%, to 3,862. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -1.95% dropped 202 … Read more

US stocks struggle for direction after strong durables data

US stocks struggled for direction Monday, trading near unchanged, investors weigh stronger-than-expected data on durable-goods orders after equities bounced last week on expectations a slowing economy could limit the magnitude of the Federal Reserve rate increases. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.15% was up 11 points, or less than 0.1%, up to … Read more

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 21

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to bounce after S&P 500’s worst seek since 2020 The sign for Wall Street is seen with US flags outside the New York Stock Exchange. Yuki Iwamura | afp | Getty Images Dow futures … Read more

US inflation expected to keep running hot: Traders see 4 straight months of roughly 9% or higher CPI readings

Just a day after Federal Reserve policy makers delivered their biggest rate hike in 28 years, the US inflation outlook continues to look dire in one obscure part of the financial market. Traders of so-called fixings, or derivatives-like related instruments to Treasury inflation-protected securities, expect four straight months of annual headline consumer-price index readings at … Read more

Why stocks and bonds went into relief-rally mode after Fed’s jumbo rate hike

Financial Reserve markets suffered an absolute bloodbath in the days leading up to Wednesday’s Federal Reserve decision, with stocks plunging and bond yields soaring in the wake of surprisingly hot inflation data — a sign that investors feared a Volcker-esque reaction from Federal Chairman Jerome Powell and the rest of the Federal Open Market Committee. … Read more

In `fragile’ financial markets ahead of Fed’s decision, some traders and strategists see risk of instant recession

Financial markets are on precarious footing since last Friday’s surprise reading on accelerating US inflation for May — with Treasurys, stocks, credit and currencies all exhibiting friction or tension ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate decision on Wednesday. According to strategist Ben Emons and trader Tom di Galoma, the process of transmitting monetary policy through … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 14

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to rise after S&P 500 officially closed in bear market Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 13, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures bounced after Tuesday’s cooler inflation report and what could … Read more

Tightening of financial conditions accelerates, recession fears grow as May CPI report becomes multi-day trading event

Financial markets convulsed on Monday as investors considered the prospects of US inflation accelerating, not decelerating, after the release of May’s consumer-price index report. Signs of the sentiment shift since Friday’s data release were evident in the fast-paced tightening of financial conditions, plus an outlook for more aggressive Federal Reserve rate hikes. Gains in the … Read more

Dow tumbles as inflation reading triggers market shock waves: What investors need to know

From Wall Street to Main Street, fears that the US economy could be sliding into 1970s-style “stagflation” have been percolating. References to the sticky situation appeared in news headlines all week. The Associated Press called it “the dreaded ‘S’ word.” The Wall Street Journal’s remembered readers of the neologism origins as a catchy way to … Read more