Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited with boosting stock returns and boosting other speculative asset values ​​by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve clawed back billions of dollars worth of bonds during the crisis financial crisis of 2008 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 in particular. Investors and policymakers may be underestimating what happens … Read more

Financial markets brace for what could be a ‘very hawkish’ Jackson Hole speech from the Fed’s Powell

Financial markets are bracing for Friday’s highly anticipated Jackson Hole speech by Federal Reserve Jerome Powell and expect him to signal the continued need for aggressive interest rate hikes to fight inflation despite the risks for economic growth. That’s the general conclusion of analysts, economists and investors on the eve of Powell’s remarks, a day … Read more

Watch out for a ‘bear trap’ stock pullback after big summer rally, strategists warn

It looks like a “bear trap” may be lurking in this summer’s big rebound for the stock market, which could lead to painful losses for investors, Glenmede strategists warned in a Monday report. Investors are already appearing reconsider some factors of the strong rebound this summer, including rethinking hopes that the Federal Reserve might not … Read more

Polio and monkeypox demonstrate ‘increased focus’ on viruses

Over two years of COVID-19, and people think differently about viruses. This month, the United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency, and people at high risk of contracting the virus – especially men who have sex with men – are lining the streets town to get vaccinated. An epidemic of avian influenza which raises … Read more

Here are 5 reasons why the bull run in stocks could be about to turn into a bear market

Some market gurus are beginning to worry that Wall Street’s summer rally is starting to run out of steam, after stocks quickly went from oversold to overbought. Gene Goldman, chief investment officer of Cetera Financial Group, explained that stocks are likely heading for a pullback, even though the economy is in better shape than many … Read more

Here are 5 reasons why the bull run in stocks could be about to turn into a bear market

Some market gurus are beginning to worry that Wall Street’s summer rally is starting to run out of steam, after stocks quickly went from oversold to overbought. Gene Goldman, chief investment officer of Cetera Financial Group, explained that stocks are likely heading for a pullback, even though the economy is in better shape than many … Read more

HBO’s ‘Industry’ Season 2 Has a Message for Bosses: Beware Junior Bankers

Many frightening forces converge in the financial drama “Industry”: screaming bosses, bad market bets, and relentless pressure. But perhaps scariest of all, at least for their superiors, are the militants in their twenties ready to overthrow their elders. Generational tensions run high between the old guard and the hungry young in the HBO show’s second … Read more

HBO’s ‘Industry’ Season 2 Has a Message for Bosses: Beware Junior Bankers

Many frightening forces converge in the financial drama “Industry”: screaming bosses, bad market bets, and relentless pressure. But perhaps scariest of all, at least for their superiors, are the militants in their twenties ready to overthrow their elders. Generational tensions run high between the old guard and the hungry young in the HBO show’s second … Read more

Was the Fed’s Powell dovish or not? 4 key points from Wednesday’s press conference

Investors reacted as if Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s Wednesday press conference was dovish, but many economists believe it was on the hawkish side of the street. Here are some of the key takeaways from Powell’s hour-long discussion with reporters about the state of the economy and central bank policy: Lily: Fed raises rates to tackle … Read more

Visa beats profit expectations as CFO sees ‘no evidence of pullback’ in spending

Visa Inc. beat expectations with its latest results on Tuesday and sent an optimistic signal to investors about the resilience of spending volumes in the current macroeconomic climate. Amid growing concern about the state of the consumer given factors such as rising inflation and rising interest rates, Visa V, -0.83% joined another card company American … Read more