After Worst Start in 50 Years, Some See More Pain Ahead for Stock Market

At the halfway point of the year, it’s been a historically horrible time for stocks. Bonds are in bad shape, too.

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Wall Street Has Its Worst Week Since March 2020

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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Bear Markets and Recessions Happen More Often Than You Think

The U.S. has been in recession 14 percent of the time since World War II. But being prepared can minimize hardship and even offer investing opportunities.

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Target Will Cut Prices to Clear Out Unwanted Inventory, Taking a Profit Hit

The move shows how inflation and changing consumer behavior are souring the business outlook for many retailers.

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After a Bumper 2021, Companies Might Struggle to Increase Profits

Businesses face headwinds as demand weakens, the Federal Reserve raises rates and government stimulus programs end.

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Wall Street’s Losing Streak Ends, but Uncertainty That Drove It Lingers

As stocks have tumbled this year, predictions that the selling is over have been wrong time and again.

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Stock Market Declines Can Help Long-term Investors

Is this is a good time to buy stocks, readers ask? Yes, our columnist says, but only if you can handle further losses and don’t try to outsmart the market.

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What Is a Bear Market?

The Nasdaq composite, a benchmark that’s heavily weighted toward tech stocks, is already in bear market territory.

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Amateur Investors Rode the Bull Up. Now the Bear Looms.

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.

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Stocks Return to Earth, With the S&P 500 Nearing a Bear Market

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.

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Wall Street Slide Continues, With S&P 500 Edging Closer to Bear Market

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.

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BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Control a Piece of Nearly Everything

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.

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How close is the S&P 500 to a bear market?

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.

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Stocks Slide, Erasing Wednesday’s Gains

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.

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Rising Economic Fear Batters Wall Street in April

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.

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Stocks drop 2.8%, led lower by tech, as April’s slump continues.

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.

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Hot Job Market, an Economic Relief, Is a Wall Street Worry

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.

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Technology stocks lead Wall Street lower as April slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting today.

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Stocks Tumble as Jitters over Interest Rates Persist

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.

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Stocks fall and bond yields rise ahead of an inflation report.

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Oil drops and stocks climb amid signs of progress in Russia-Ukraine peace talks.

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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Russian Invasion of Ukraine Needn’t Change Stock and Bond Investing

Our columnist spoke with a Nobel laureate, Richard H. Thaler, about how to invest for the long run even if the world seems to be going nuts now.

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Oil Touches $113 and Stocks Are Jolted Over Uncertainty in Europe

The rise in energy prices appeared to be tied to concerns about production limits and potential disruptions to Russian supplies.

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Berkshire Hathaway Rebounds From the Pandemic

In announcing the company’s $90 billion profit in 2021, Warren Buffett noted the role that Berkshire plays in the American economy.

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Stocks climb, erasing their losses for a tumultuous week.

Investors shrugged off the latest inflation data, focusing on the war in Ukraine and the possibility of talks with Russia.

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Troubles the Stock Market

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.

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Stocks Pare Losses, Even as the West Prepares Russia Sanctions

After tumbling early in the day, stocks in Europe reversed course. But U.S. indexes fell.

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Sell-off of stocks deepens as Ukraine adds to investors’ worries.

The broad nature of Thursday’s decline pointed to more than one reason. Oil prices and yields on government bonds also fell.

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Stocks Rally After Russia Pulls Back Some Troops from Ukraine Border

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.

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Stocks Rally After Russia Announces Troop Withdrawal From Ukraine

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.

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Stocks climb as investors weigh a surprising jobs report and Amazon earnings.

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.

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Stock Slump Steepens as Traders Wait for U.S. Wage Inflation Data

The S&P 500 had climbed as much as 1.4 percent, but those gains faded as the day went on.

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Stocks lose early gains as investors weigh G.D.P. report with fears of higher interest rates.

Trading has been volatile all week, with the S&P 500 dropping on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Technology stocks lead Wall Street higher ahead of the Fed meeting.

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Wall Street’s Swings Continue as the Federal Reserve Meets

The S&P 500 fell nearly 3 percent before bouncing back somewhat in a second day of turbulent trading.

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How to Survive When Stocks Behave Badly

The stock market’s swings have been startling. Unfortunately, it’s wise to prepare for much worse.

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S&P 500 Rallies After Touching Correction Territory, Erasing Day’s Losses

The S&P 500 slid into correction territory before rallying, and signals on Wall Street show that investors have become markedly more pessimistic.

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Stock Markets Off to Worst Start Since 2016 as Fed Fights Inflation

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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Stock Market Faces Lingering Perils in 2022

Inflation and the coronavirus did not hold back the stock market last year, but in 2022, investors face new worries.

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Stocks Are Great for the Very Young — and the Very Old

An economist says that retirees should tilt toward stocks as they age.

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The Markets Are Confused, but Wall Street Is Still Making Predictions

The emergence of the Omicron variant underlines the difficulty of planning even a few weeks ahead. Wall Street is forecasting next year’s precise market returns, regardless.

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Buy Stocks to Prosper. Buy Bonds to Sleep at Night.

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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What’s Next for Stocks Like Peloton and Zoom

Some “stay-at-home” stocks that were pandemic-era darlings have experienced brutal sell-offs.

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The Risk-Return Trade-Off Is Phony

A new book says the strongest long-term returns come from reducing the risk in a portfolio.

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Stocks Hit a Record as Investors See Progress Toward a Spending Deal

After weeks of fluctuations driven in part by Washington gridlock, share prices hit another high and put a dismal September in the rearview mirror.

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The Stock Market’s Hot Summer Became a Swoon. Where Does It Go Next?

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.

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Stocks fall, swelling September’s losses.

The S&P 500 is down almost 4.5 percent for the month.

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S&P 500 Drops 2% in Worst Day Since May

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.

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Wall Street Suffers Worst Drop Since May as Global Markets Swoon

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.

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Halfway Through 2021, the Hot Stocks Are Old-Fashioned

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.

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