Bullish Traders May Like This Remarkable Contrarian Signal

Sophisticated investors will be wary, however. It hasn’t benefited either bulls or bears lately to assume that a march in either direction can be sustained for long without containing sharp reversals. For example, over the past six months, the S&P 500 SPX, +0.66% had a 16% decline, then a 7% recovery, followed by a 12% … Read more

The Fed’s Powell triggered a 1,000 point rout in the Dow Jones. Here’s what investors should do next.

Now might be a good time to consider hiding in short-term Treasuries or corporate bonds and other defensive parts of the stock market. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke of a willingness to inflict “a bit of pain” on households and businesses in an unusually blunt speech from Jackson Hole that hinted at … Read more

Fed Chief Powell ‘did what he had to do’ in Jackson Hole, says Larry Summers

“ “The Fed is positioned as well as it can be – given the credibility losses and mistakes that have been made – with these remarks to handle things going forward.” ” —Larry Summers On Friday, former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers praised the Federal Reserve, saying Fed Chief Jerome Powell’s latest pledge to contain … Read more

US stocks climb as strong economic data bolster sentiment ahead of Powell speech

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with major benchmarks heading for back-to-back gains after a string of strong economic data as investors awaited news from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday. How Stocks Trade S&P500 SPX rose 42 points, or 1%, to 4,183. Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA advanced 150 points, or 0.5%, to 33,116. … Read more

Gold price and silver price explode ahead of Jackson Hole, here’s what to expect from Powell’s speech

(Kitco News) After a poor start to the week, the precious metals sector is rebounding as markets continue to calibrate for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s keynote address at the Jackson Hole symposium. Gold and silver rallied impressively on Tuesday as the US dollar index retreated from 20-year highs and bargain hunters arrived after last … 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