Wary Investors Struggle to Evade Market Turmoil

This year’s market turmoil has spread across risky assets and havens alike, leaving nervous investors questioning where to hide from further pain. The S&P 500 has fallen 24% this year, with all three major US stock indexes heading towards their worst annual performances since 2008. Bonds haven’t provided a ballast to portfolios—the Bloomberg US Aggregate … Read more

US Stocks Poised for Mixed Open on Monday

Stocks were poised for a lower open on Monday. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Getty Images Text size US stocks are poised for a mixed opening on Monday after last week’s market swoon. On Sunday night at 6:35 pm Eastern time, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 28 points, or 0.1%, while the S&P … Read more

Stocks Close Lower as More Central Banks Raise Rates

US stocks dropped following the latest interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve and other central banks, which have added to fears that the battle to control rising prices could bring a recession. The S&P 500 lost 31.94, or 0.8%, closing at 3757.99. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite declined 153.39, or 1.4%, to 11066.81. The Dow Jones … Read more

Asian markets slide for the third day in a row on global recession fears

BEIJING — Asian stocks fell for a third straight day Friday after more rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to control persistent inflation spurred fears of a possible global recession. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -1.08% dropped 0.9% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -0.86% lost 0.7%. The Kospi 180721, -1.48% … Read more

Fed-funds rate could end up as high as 5%, says overseer of $1.3 trillion in assets

In the run-up to Wednesday’s policy announcement by the Federal Reserve, SEI, an overseer of $1.3 trillion in assets, sees a likelihood that the central bank’s hiking cycle will end at a level that leaves interest rates twice as high as they are now. The Oaks, Pennsylvania-based firm sees a “reasonable base case” that the … Read more

Dow Futures Fall as Wall Street Anticipates Another Big Rate Hike From the Fed

Text size AFP via Getty Images Stock futures traded lower Monday in a week that is expected to see the Federal Reserve raise interest rates by another three-quarters of a point in its effort to stamp out inflation. Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 159 points, or 0.5%, to 30,763, S&P 500 … Read more

Why Alibaba, Other China Tech Stocks Are an Exception to Goldman Sachs’ Outlook

Text size Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks have been battered since the beginning of last year. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Chinese tech stocks have taken a beating since many hit all-time highs in early 2021, and the picture hasn’t improved much in 2022. That may be a compelling reason to at least take a new look … Read more

US Stocks Poised for Mixed Open on Monday

Stocks were poised for a mixed open in New York on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Text size US stocks are poised for a mixed opening on Monday as investors braced for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting and decision … Read more

Weekend reads: This may cause the next financial crisis and these are the most — and least — vulnerable housing markets if the US heads into a recession

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Weekend reads: This may cause the next financial crisis Also, a preview of the Federal Reserve’s next moves to fight inflation and a painful warning from FedEx. Read More These are the most — and least — vulnerable housing markets if the US heads into a recession Housing … Read more

US stocks sink as FedEx warning rattles investors, on track for big weekly losses

US stocks trimmed initial losses but remained decidedly lower Friday, with major indexes headed for hefty weekly losses, after a warning from FedEx Corp. rattled investors, who were also awaiting another interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve next week. How are stock-index futures traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.17% was down 206 … Read more