Why investors shouldn’t expect a break from the stock-market whiplash, says this strategist

US stocks kicked off the fourth quarter with strong back-to-back gains on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 jumping more than 5.7% off its 2022 low, helping investors claw back some of its crushing 9.3% loss in September. Lindsey Bell, chief markets and money strategist at Ally, still thinks the strong rally to start the quarter … Read more

Why a rising 10-year Treasury yield is rattling financial markets as it approaches 4%

The 10-year Treasury yield, a vital benchmark that influences a vast array of consumer borrowing costs, is on its way to hitting 4% for the first time in at least 12 years — a development that’s starting to ripple across financial markets. The rate TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.981% soared to as high as 3.988% on Tuesday — … Read more

Asian markets mixed after Dow falls into bear market

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after closing broadly lower on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell into what’s known as a bear market. The week started out with a bout of selling amid an extended slump for many markets. The benchmark S&P 500 is down more than 7% in September. … Read more

The stock market could be on the verge of a ‘tradeable’ rebound, according to a key technical indicator

Heading into the close on Monday, US stocks appear poised for another difficult week as Treasury yields rose and the dollar’s global rampage continued. With the S&P 500 poised to record its lowest close since November 2020 on Monday, market technicians were once again focusing on the Cboe Volatility Index — along with a host … Read more

These 20 stocks in the S&P skidded as much as 21.5% during another brutal week for the market

Another difficult week for US stocks ended with shares of oil producers sliding and Ford Motor Co. tumbling further on concerns over supply shortages. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.72% fell 1.7% on Friday for a one-week decline of 4.6%, as investors continued to fret about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases to temper inflation. Among components … Read more

Don’t look for a stock market bottom until a soaring dollar cools down. Here’s why.

It will be difficult for the stock market to stop its slide and find a bottom as long as the US dollar keeps soaring versus its rivals, according to market analysts. Global stocks suffered a bruising week, with the S&P 500 on Friday narrowly avoiding its lowest close of the year. At the same time, … Read more

Don’t look for a stock market bottom until a soaring dollar cools down. Here’s why.

It will be difficult for the stock market to stop its slide and find a bottom as long as the US dollar keeps soaring versus its rivals, according to market analysts. Global stocks suffered a bruising week, with the S&P 500 on Friday narrowly avoiding its lowest close of the year. At the same time, … Read more

‘She never explained anything’: I’m a senior citizen and I lost $100,000 in the stock market this year. Can I sue my financial adviser?

I am a senior citizen and have suffered major losses to the tune of $100,000 in the recent stock market turmoil. Can I sue my financial adviser? I understand the dynamics of the market as far as its ups and downs, and have ridden them out before. However, it’s been different with the market in … Read more

Why stock-market investors fear a full percentage point Fed rate hike would ‘unnerve’ Wall Street

With both US stocks and bonds under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street argue that investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed might deliver a surprise 100 basis-point interest rate hike at the close of its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. While fed-funds futures traders overwhelmingly anticipate a hike of 75 basis points, … Read more

Dow drops over 300 points as Fed decision looms over market, Treasury yields jump

US stocks traded lower early Tuesday as the Federal Reserve prepared to kick off its two-day interest-rate-setting meeting, with a profit warning from Ford Motor Co. the latest example of the supply chain woes still hitting companies. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.33% dropped 327 points, or 1%, to 30,694. The S&P … Read more