Here’s why this trader is piling back into one of the year’s hottest commodities

Here’s why this trader is piling back into one of the year’s hottest commodities

The end of June is night and good riddance. Down about 7%, only March has delivered a win for S&P 500 SPX, -2.01% investors this year, as pandemic fallout has been compounded by Russia’s brutal and deadly invasion of Ukraine that has seemingly driven up prices of everything. While still an ugly month, stocks saw … Read more

US stock futures struggle to hold gains after GDP data

US stock futures struggle to hold gains after GDP data

US stock futures struggled for direction on Wednesday, leaving Wall Street potentially on course for a third consecutive day of losses, as investors that soaring inflation is damaging the world’s biggest economy and battering corporate profits. How are stock-index futures trading? S&P 500 index futures ES00, -0.02% were little changed at 3,826.5 Dow Jones Industrial … Read more

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

Quarter-end buying may lift stocks higher before the next market storm

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, June 7, 2022. Source: NYSE The stock market is about to close out its worst first half in decades in the week ahead, setting the stage for a summer of uncertainty and volatility. But in the very near term, strategists see a window of positive momentum for an … 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

Retirement funds are getting beat up in 2022. How investors can cope

Near-retirees who turned to target-date funds to build their nest eggs may want to rethink their retirement planning as stocks and bonds face sharp declines. The S&P 500, off by about 23% in 2022, is in bear market territory. Bonds are also taking their lumps, with the 10-year Treasury yield rising as high as 3.48% … Read more

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