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S&P 500 is close to a correction. Here's the number it needs to avoid

S&P 500 is close to a correction. Here’s the number it needs to avoid

Stock benchmarks on Monday were headed significantly lower near the open, as investors braced for a Federal Reserve gathering early this week that could set the tone for the rest of 2022, amid tensions centered on Russia over the military buildup on the border with Ukraine. On Monday, the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.10% was …

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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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Dow ends more than 500 points lower as stocks sink amid rising Treasury yields and a Goldman earnings miss

Dow ends more than 500 points lower as stocks sink amid rising Treasury yields and a Goldman earnings miss

All three major U.S. stock benchmarks closed sharply lower Tuesday, with losses led by the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index, as the high-growth tech sector fell under pressure from climbing Treasury yields and investors began digesting a busy week for company earnings. A blockbuster tech deal was also in the spotlight, after Microsoft Corp. MSFT said …

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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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The Federal Reserve needs to 'shock and awe' the market with one big rate hike 'to restore its credibility,' says hedge-fund star Bill Ackman

The Federal Reserve needs to ‘shock and awe’ the market with one big rate hike ‘to restore its credibility,’ says hedge-fund star Bill Ackman

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman said the Federal Reserve needs to deliver old-fashioned “shock and awe” to financial markets by delivering a much larger onetime increase to benchmark interest rates to combat inflation. “The @federalreserve could work to restore its credibility with an initial 50 bps surprise move to shock and awe the market, which …

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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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Dow, S&P 500 end second straight day higher as investors take inflation near 40-year high in stride

Dow, S&P 500 end second straight day higher as investors take inflation near 40-year high in stride

U.S. stock indexes were flat to modestly higher Wednesday afternoon, despite starting out on a stronger note, after a reading on inflation came in near a four-decade high. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.11% was down 20 points, or less than 0.1%, near 36,233. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.28% added 9 points, …

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