Companies have been criticized for the vast sums they are sending investors. Some of that money could be put to better use but for the most part, our columnist says, bring it on.
Positive economic signs have sent the S&P 500 higher for four consecutive weeks, but some investors worry about how long the rally can last.
Market declines during the first five years of retirement can have a significant effect on a financial portfolio, but remaining flexible can mitigate the damage.
Changes demanded by Senator Kyrsten Sinema will preserve a tax loophole that Democrats have complained about for years.
The rebound in stocks is a reflection that the current round of updates from corporate America are not as bad as feared. But there are still reasons for investors to be wary.
Readers from around the world shared their strategies for protecting their retirement savings and how, or if, they’re adjusting their tactics.
An inversion of the bond market’s yield curve has preceded every U.S. recession for the past half century. It is happening again.
An ugly report may not be the shape of things to come.
While the news may indicate that the markets and economy are rocky, long-term investors can ride it out with a little luck and a lot of planning, our columnist says.
The drop was another fallout of rising inflation and widespread economic uncertainty, and a retreat after years of a funding boom.
At the halfway point of the year, it’s been a historically horrible time for stocks. Bonds are in bad shape, too.
The New York Times DealBook editor and Kara Swisher try to make sense of the economy.
Recessions since World War II have lasted just over 10 months each, on average. The last one, which began in 2020, lasted just two months.
The immediate outlook is grim, but low-cost funds that track the entire market can help you prosper over the long term, our columnist says.
Mr. Musk trashed E.S.G. investing. The S.E.C. is investigating Goldman Sachs’s move into the sector. In a falling market, what should investors consider?
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.
Stocks tumbled, with the S&P 500 falling further into bear market territory, as investors focused on the threat that inflation and higher interest rates pose to the economy.
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.
Investors appeared mostly unsurprised by the Federal Reserve’s announcement of a large rate increase, with the S&P 500 closing up 1.4 percent.
The losses in China, Japan and Australia followed weakness in the United States, where stocks closed in bear market territory.
The S&P has declined 22 percent since January, amid converging worries about inflation, the Ukraine war, Covid and the Fed’s response to the economy.
Steep downturns of stocks by 20 percent or more are relatively rare, but how long they last could portend damage — for you and the economy.
The cryptocurrency market plunged again as Ether, the second-most valuable currency, dropped more than 20 percent.
There have been several instances of near-bear markets in recent decades, but it’s rare for them to hit the threshold.
Businesses face headwinds as demand weakens, the Federal Reserve raises rates and government stimulus programs end.
As stocks have tumbled this year, predictions that the selling is over have been wrong time and again.
Investors are selling as they worry about inflation, interest rates and a potential recession.
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.
Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.
The billionaire’s increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter distracts from the terrible math behind his bid to buy it.
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.
Target reported that inflation was taking a toll on its profitability. The report came a day after Walmart warned of the same problem.
Our columnist is responding to readers’ questions. This week, he focuses on inflation, with the help of a bond maven and a Nobel laureate.
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 cryptocurrency’s plunging value has mirrored losses in the Nasdaq, a benchmark that’s weighted toward tech stocks.
Workers are dumping their stock, companies are cutting costs, and layoffs abound as troubling economic forces hit tech start-ups.
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.
Head-spinning volatility in financial markets isn’t all that puzzling when you consider the problems the Federal Reserve is grappling with, our columnist says.
The chief executive’s debt load, his divided attention and Twitter’s own challenges could all take a toll on his electric-car company.
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 filing lists a number of investment firms and others backers who will contribute $7 billion to the deal.
It’s highly unusual to move from a “poison pill” to a $44 billion deal in under two weeks. But Twitter’s board ran out of options.
Financially speaking, the billionaire’s buyout of the social media network breaks all the usual rules.
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.
The Twitter bid is a power play in the attention economy.
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.