NJ Regulators Allege ‘Massive, Nationwide Fraud’ by Real Estate Fund

Securities regulators in New Jersey have ordered Secaucus development firm National Realty Investment Advisors to cease what they characterize as fraudulent activity, alleging that the firm misled investors while funneling millions of dollars to executives and their families. The New Jersey Bureau of Securities said in its 63-page cease-and-desist order that NRIA had operated a … Read more

The IPO Market Has Gone Cold. Getting It Going Again Is Likely To Take Some Time.

Elias Stein Text size The queue for initial public offerings is long, over 300 companies long. But precious few are proceeding: By June 17, only 47 companies, valued at $ 4.6 billion, had undergone traditional IPOs in 2022-74% below the same period in 2021, notes Dealogic. Most of the 47 have been tiny. Larger IPOs, … Read more

The Stock Market Rally Is Real. It’s Still a Bear Market.

Text size Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images) Even bear markets get bounces. The stock market had a terrific week, and for the first time in a long time, the rally feels like it can last. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.4%, the S&P 500 gained 6.4%, and the Nasdaq … Read more

Stocks Shoot Higher. Powell Couldn’t Scare Markets This Time.

Text size David L. Nemec / New York Stock Exchange The stock market gained Thursday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tested before Congress for a second day. Nothing he has got scared the market — for now. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 195 points, or 0.6%, while the S&P 500 rose 1% and … Read more

Stock Market Today: The Dow Drops After Powell Speaks

Text size People walk along Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photo by ED JONES / AFP via Getty Images The stock market couldn’t hold on to gains Wednesday, even after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers that a slower pace of interest rate hikes is possible. Markets are … Read more

Fed Sees ‘Soft Landing’ for US Economy. This Top Economist Strongly Disagrees.

Text size A shopper walks through a grocery store in Washington. Stephanie Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images What do the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, and Joe Biden have in common? A persistent belief that the Fed can maneuver the US economy to a soft landing and avoid a drawn-out recession. Top economist Bill Dudley, … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Jumps, Tesla Gains, Kellogg Surges

Text size Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt / Getty Images The stock market bounced back partially on Tuesday after getting crushed last week as no news proved to be good news. Investors can only hope the rally will last. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 643 points, … Read more

Stock Market Closed for Juneteenth, June Economic Data, and More to Watch This Week

Text size Uncredited US stock and bond markets will be closed on Monday in observance of Juneteenth. There will be a handful of earnings reports, annual shareholders meetings, and economic-data releases when investors return this week. Companies reporting quarterly results will include Lennar on Tuesday; FedEx , BlackBerry , and Darden Restaurants on Thursday; and … Read more

The Economy Is Headed for a Hard Landing. Larry Summers on Inflation, Recession, and the Fed.

Economist Lawrence H. Summers never joined Team Transitory, or the economists, investment strategists, and members of the Federal Reserve who thought inflation would be a temporary phenomenon. Instead, he warned early and often that massive fiscal and monetary stimulus unleashed in response to the impact of the Covid pandemic would result in the economy overheating. … Read more

The Economy Is Headed for a Hard Landing. Larry Summers on Inflation, Recession, and the Fed.

Economist Lawrence H. Summers never joined Team Transitory, or the economists, investment strategists, and members of the Federal Reserve who thought inflation would be a temporary phenomenon. Instead, he warned early and often that massive fiscal and monetary stimulus unleashed in response to the impact of the Covid pandemic would result in the economy overheating. … Read more