Recession fears are slamming the stock market. This GDP tracker explains why.

Recession fears are slamming the stock market.  This GDP tracker explains why.

Fears of a sharp slowdown are getting the blame for the stock market’s renewed slide while also driving a retreat in Treasury yields. A look at a regional Fed bank’s closely followed economic-growth indicator may justify investor jitters, said a top Wall Street researcher. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s GDPNow model on Friday forecast … Read more

Stock Futures Suggest More Losses as Markets Wrap Worst First Half Since 1970

Stock Futures Suggest More Losses as Markets Wrap Worst First Half Since 1970

Text size As they begin July, traders are still stuck in a bear market. NYSE After a bruising first half for investors, the start of July isn’t promising any big breaks. US stock futures were down in after-hours trading after the major indexes closed lower on Thursday, capping the S&P 500’s worst first half in … Read more

Opinion: Read the signs: S&P 500 keeps setting lower lows and lower highs

Opinion: Read the signs: S&P 500 keeps setting lower lows and lower highs

The S&P 500 index remains locked in a bear market, as the pattern of lower highs and lower lows continues (blue lines on the accompanying SPX chart). In fact, there is an even steeper downtrend line that can be drawn from the early April highs. The S&P SPX, -1.60% attempted another oversold rally over the … Read more

S&P 500 falls for 3rd straight day after Powell says no guarantee of soft landing for US economy, JP Morgan warns of recession risk

S&P 500 falls for 3rd straight day after Powell says no guarantee of soft landing for US economy, JP Morgan warns of recession risk

US stock indexes end mixed Wednesday, as investors focused on remarks by central bankers and from corporate executives, while fretting that soaring inflation is damaging the world’s biggest economy. How did stock indexes do? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rose 82 points, or 0.3%, to end at 31,029.31. The S&P 500 SPX edged down … Read more

What the dollar’s historic surge means for markets as stocks, bonds end brutal 1st half

What the dollar’s historic surge means for markets as stocks, bonds end brutal 1st half

2022 is shaping up as a historic year for markets, including the world’s reserve currency. While the S&P 500 is headed for its worst first half in more than five decades, the dollar appreciated during the first six months of 2022 by the largest margin in history, according to some measures. The Federal Reserve’s decision … Read more

Why the S&P 500 may be in for a 1966-style bear market, according to DWS Group

Why the S&P 500 may be in for a 1966-style bear market, according to DWS Group

The S&P 500 has found good support recently and, while in a bear market, the large-cap index may not fall much further this year, said David Bianco, chief investment officer of the Americas for fund manager DWS Group. “I think the most comparable bear market we’ve experienced right now is 1966,” Bianco said at a … Read more

Financial markets seen unprepared for risk that inflation resists Fed rate hikes in second half of 2022

Financial markets seen unprepared for risk that inflation resists Fed rate hikes in second half of 2022

Investors and traders attempting to navigate one of the most treacherous periods in financial markets in years are all but sure to face more volatility during the second half of this year. One major reason is that few seem to be prepared for the risk that US inflation, already at an almost 41-year high of … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Rises, Snowflake Gains, eBay Drops

Stock Market Today: Dow Rises, Snowflake Gains, eBay Drops

Text size Wall Street continues to center on how aggressive the Federal Reserve will be in boosting interest rates. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images US stock indexes opened in the green on Tuesday, extending a string of gains that began last week. Optimists believe that a bottom had been found after a brutal start to … Read more

Etsy Stock Slides as Analyst Sees Threat From Softer Economy

Etsy Stock Slides as Analyst Sees Threat From Softer Economy

Text size The discretionary nature of many Etsy purchases is a risk for the company, according to Needham analyst Anna Andreeva. Dreamtime Etsy shares are trading lower Monday after Needham analyst Anna Andreeva reduced her rating on the handicrafts marketplace to Hold from Buy, citing risks posed by a potential recession. If consumers retrench on … Read more

This ‘underappreciated’ black swan could bring fresh chaos to the global economy

This ‘underappreciated’ black swan could bring fresh chaos to the global economy

New week, same bounce. Stock futures point to fresh gains as investors grow optimism that a bond rout is ending, and the Fed’s rate-hike plans will get pruned due to a global slowdown. Of course, that optimism comes as discontent grows around the world from high commodity prices that have driven up food prices, cramped … Read more