At the halfway point of the year, it’s been a historically horrible time for stocks. Bonds are in bad shape, too.
The selling was fueled by persistently high inflation and fears that the Fed’s efforts to tame it with higher interest rates will choke growth.
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The move shows how inflation and changing consumer behavior are souring the business outlook for many retailers.
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The Nasdaq composite, a benchmark that’s heavily weighted toward tech stocks, is already in bear market territory.
An estimated 20 million people started trading on their own during the pandemic. Some are shifting strategies as stocks tumble, while others are getting out.
The market has been producing double-digit returns for investors, even at moments of great national strife. But the party has ended and it may be a long time before it begins again.
Concerns about inflation and interest rates ignited the sell-off. But it has taken on a life of its own. Bringing inflation down will “include some pain,” the Fed chair said.
BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street collectively manage more than $20 trillion in assets. It’s not a political problem, but it might be an economic one.
The Nasdaq composite, a benchmark that’s heavily weighted toward tech stocks, is already in bear market territory — having ended last week down 26 percent from its mid-November record.
Swings in the stock market have become amplified lately, as investors worry that inflation and fast-rising interest rates could hit spending, profits and — ultimately — economic growth.
The S&P 500 is heading for its worst monthly decline since March 2020, as rising interest rates and high inflation raise concerns about consumer sentiment.
Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting Tuesday. The S&P 500 has dropped nearly 8 percent this month, its worst monthly showing since March 2020.
This year’s decline in stock prices follows a historical pattern: “When unemployment is ultra low, the uppity times are behind us,” a bank research chief said.
Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting today.
Wall Street was on track for its worst daily decline since early March, Recent comments from Fed officials have fueled expectations that interest rates will climb far faster than anyone thought even a few weeks ago.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered weeks of volatility in the energy market as investors worried that the war and sanctions would cripple the world’s supply of oil.
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The rise in energy prices appeared to be tied to concerns about production limits and potential disruptions to Russian supplies.
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Investors shrugged off the latest inflation data, focusing on the war in Ukraine and the possibility of talks with Russia.
Whether you call it a correction or a panic attack, a stock market that was already becoming shaky has been roiled by Russia’s hostilities toward Ukraine.
After tumbling early in the day, stocks in Europe reversed course. But U.S. indexes fell.
The broad nature of Thursday’s decline pointed to more than one reason. Oil prices and yields on government bonds also fell.
The military standoff, which had dragged Wall Street lower in recent days, showed signs of de-escalating, easing concerns over disruptions of global energy supplies.
The military standoff, which had dragged Wall Street lower in recent days, showed signs of de-escalating, easing concerns over disruptions in global energy supplies.
Investors took the strong jobs showing as a reason for the Federal Reserve to move quickly as it starts to raise interest rates this year.
The S&P 500 had climbed as much as 1.4 percent, but those gains faded as the day went on.
Trading has been volatile all week, with the S&P 500 dropping on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The S&P 500 fell nearly 3 percent before bouncing back somewhat in a second day of turbulent trading.
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The S&P 500 slid into correction territory before rallying, and signals on Wall Street show that investors have become markedly more pessimistic.
Stocks are off to their worst start of a year since 2016 as the central bank pulls back the enormous stimulus programs it began in the early months of the pandemic.
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Do what it takes to stay invested in the stock market, our columnist says. Government bonds may help, even if they look unappealing now.
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Inflation and supply chain problems have been a concern since the pandemic began. But action by the Federal Reserve and pressure on corporate profits put those worries in sharp focus.
The S&P 500 is down almost 4.5 percent for the month.
Investors, weighing the prospect of the Federal Reserve preparing to reduce its purchases of government debt, sold off bonds, pushing the 10-year’s yield to its highest level since June.
The S&P 500 closed down 1.7 percent, part of a global market swoon caused by a range of jitters, from China’s sputtering real estate market to a potential Federal Reserve timeline for scaling back stimulus measures.
Pandemic-friendly tech companies touched off the market’s big rally last year. Now it’s being sustained by throwbacks like oil drillers and financial firms.