What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

Historically bad. That’s how the $53 trillion US fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that mean for … Read more

After another big weekly loss, assessing whether stocks are cheap and a buying opportunity is near

Stocks are emphatically on sale, but are they cheap? Markdowns are not always the same as bargains. Much depends on the original price and quality of the goods. And even with last week’s price drops on Wall Street, it’s tough to say yet that the market is broadly cheap. But value seems to be emerging … Read more

Morgan Stanley’s Pick says a paradigm shift has begun in markets. what to expect

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, June 1, 2022. Source: NYSE Global markets are in the beginning of a fundamental shift after a nearly 15-year period defined by low interest rates and cheap corporate debt, according to Morgan Stanley co-President Ted Pick. The transition from the economic conditions that followed the 2008 financial crisis … Read more

Wall Street banks name global stocks and sectors that could be near a bottom

Bank of America and JPMorgan have named global stocks and sectors that have plummeted and could be trading near the bottom, while Citi said: “buy this dip.” It comes at a volatile time for markets. After weeks of losses, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average scored big gains last week. The Dow finished … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall as inflation claims another retailer Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 17, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Wednesday as rising inflation slammed another retailer. Target sank 24% in the premarket, … Read more