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Is the market crashing? No. Here's what's happening to stocks, bonds as the Fed aims to end the days of easy money, analysts say

Is the market crashing? No. Here’s what’s happening to stocks, bonds as the Fed aims to end the days of easy money, analysts say

As the stock market has convulsed lower and yields for bonds have surged in recent weeks, culminating in a so-called correction for the Nasdaq Composite Index, average Americans are wondering what’s amiss with Wall Street. Increasingly, Google searches have been focused on the state of the market (and the economy), and for a good reason. …

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How a Russian invasion of Ukraine could trigger market shock waves

How a Russian invasion of Ukraine could trigger market shock waves

The threat of a devastating European ground war hasn’t done much to rattle financial markets so far, but investors still appear likely to snap up traditional safe-haven assets should Russia attack Ukraine, market watchers said. In that event, the “typical kind of conflict responses” would likely be in play, including moves into long-duration Treasurys, as …

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The Nasdaq Composite just logged its 66th correction since 1971. Here's what history says happens next to the stock market.

The Nasdaq Composite just logged its 66th correction since 1971. Here’s what history says happens next to the stock market.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.15% on Wednesday booked its first close in correction territory since March, with a rapid surge in Treasury yields and expectations for interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve blamed for weakness in the formerly highflying benchmark. The technology-heavy index is off to a terrible start, down 8.3% so far, in …

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Get ready for the climb. Here's what history says about stock-market returns during Fed rate-hike cycles.

Get ready for the climb. Here’s what history says about stock-market returns during Fed rate-hike cycles.

Bond yields are rising again so far in 2022. The U.S. stock market seems vulnerable to a bona fide correction. But what can you really tell from a mere two weeks into a new year? Not much and quite a lot. One thing feels assured: the days of making easy money are over in the …

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Cathie Wood's ARK ETF buys into SPAC linked to stablecoin operator Circle

Cathie Wood’s ARK ETF buys into SPAC linked to stablecoin operator Circle

An earlier version of this article misstated the number of shares and the total dollar amount invested in Concord Acquisition Corp., by Ark Investment Management’s ARK Fintech Innovation ETF. The error has been corrected. Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest has purchased shares of the special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that is merging with Circle, one of …

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'There's no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down pretty aggressively,' says hedge-fund honcho Kyle Bass

‘There’s no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down pretty aggressively,’ says hedge-fund honcho Kyle Bass

Don’t expect stock-market gains in 2022 if the Federal Reserve sticks to its guns on rate hikes and tightening overall financial conditions, says Kyle Bass, founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management. “With interest rates concurrently with quantitative tightening, there’s no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down …

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S&P 500 faces a further skid before bottoming --- but pre-Christmas fall may offer chance to buy the dip, says Fundstrat

Dow futures gain more than 100 points ahead of first trading day of 2022

U.S. stock-index futures rose Sunday, indicating a positive start for Wall Street on the first trading day of 2022. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, +0.33% were up about 125 points, or 0.3%, Sunday evening. S&P 500 futures ES00, +0.42% and Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00, +0.55% also gained. Stocks fell Friday on the last trading day …

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Is the U.S. stock market closed on Friday for New Year's Eve? No. It isn't even closed on Monday. Here's why!

Is the U.S. stock market closed on Friday for New Year’s Eve? No. It isn’t even closed on Monday. Here’s why!

Blame it on an obscure rule. For the first time in a decade, there will be no U.S. stock-market closure in observance of New Year’s Day which falls on a Saturday. U.S. markets will be open on Friday Dec. 31, which is New Year’s Eve, and operators of the New York Stock Exchange are not …

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Gold edges back as dollar perks up, but retreat in bond yields cap slippage

Gold edges back as dollar perks up, but retreat in bond yields cap slippage

Gold futures on Thursday traded slightly lower as the U.S. dollar rose, amid a continued downshift in omicron concerns, but a slight retreat inTreasury yields may be limiting the downward pressure on the yellow metal’s price. February gold  GCG22, -0.07% GC00, -0.07% was trading $2.40, or 0.1%, to reach $1,803.40 an ounce, after declining 0.3% …

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