Stocks had nasty 6 months. The second half could also be ugly.

text size Fixed income markets are pricing in significant additional rate hikes this year, but earnings forecasts by some equity analysts remain optimistic. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg It was a first half destined to haunt investors. The past six months have historically been bad for stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and virtually every other asset class outside of commodities. … Read more

Recession fears flare and June jobs reports emerge as jittery markets head into third quarter

Investors are welcoming the third quarter with greater fears of a recession, making next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it otherwise would have been. The jobs report and release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate meeting on Wednesday are expected to highlight the four-day week following … Read more

The S&P 500 just had its worst first half in more than 50 years, which has “stressed” this classic investment strategy

Stock traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | News from Getty Images | Getty Images The S&P 500 index, a barometer of US stocks, just had its worst first half in over 50 years. The index has fallen 20.6% in the last six months from its peak in early … Read more

Fee-free trading has arrived for crypto. Here’s what that can mean for these companies’ sales

Fee-free trading has entered the world of bitcoins, raising questions about how fee compression can impact crypto trading platform revenue. Last week, the US arm of crypto exchange Binance, which had some of the lowest trading fees, cut spot bitcoin trading fees. Shares of Coinbase, one of its main competitors and known for its expensive … Read more

Quarter-end buying could propel shares higher ahead of the next market storm

Traders on the NYSE floor, June 7, 2022. Source: New York SE The stock market will end its worst first half in decades next week, setting the stage for a summer of uncertainty and volatility. But near term, strategists see positive momentum for an oversold market and say the end of the quarter could be … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg imagines a billion people in the metaverse spending hundreds of dollars each

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the Metaverse could be a sizeable part of the social network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We’re hoping to reach basically around a billion people in the metaverse, doing hundreds of dollars in businesses, each of which is buying … Read more

This dividend fund is down just 3% this year, compared to the S&P’s 20% decline. Here are the manager’s top stock picks.

By now, even the most ardent tech and growth stock enthusiasts have realized that the bull market is over. John Kornitzer’s approach to picking quality stocks for the Buffalo Flexible Income Fund has worked well during the bear market. High inflation, uncertainty in so many industries due to supply chain issues and labor shortages, tighter … Read more

Stocks have a history of never bottoming out until the Fed eases up

In another week of whip stock trading, many investors are wondering how far markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market falls. It turns out that the Fed has often been involved in market reversals as well. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 occasions, … Read more

Stocks have a history of never bottoming out until the Fed eases up

In another week of whip stock trading, many investors are wondering how far markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market falls. It turns out that the Fed has often been involved in market reversals as well. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 occasions, … Read more

Stocks have a history of never bottoming out until the Fed eases up

In another week of whip stock trading, many investors are wondering how far markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market falls. It turns out that the Fed has often been involved in market reversals as well. Since 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 occasions, … Read more