US stock futures slip a day after solid market bounce

US stock futures slipped Wednesday, as investors reconsidered hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.21% fell 0.4% to 4,065.75 Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.08% fell 104 points, or 0.3%, to 32,478 Nadsaq 100 futures fell 0.8%, to 12,461 On Tuesday, the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.34% jumped 431.17 … Read more

Recession Looms, But Markets Haven’t Got the Message

After 28 trading days away from the markets*, I’ve come back to find that a new narrative of impending recession is quickly taking hold. Yet, look at the markets themselves and the story isn’t much reflected in asset prices, which are still beholden to the Federal Reserve. This creates both risks and opportunities. Start with … Read more

Asian markets mixed after Powell warns of further rate hikes

BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rose and the Federal Reserve’s chairman said it will raise interest rates further if needed to cool inflation. The Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.52% in Tokyo gained 0.7% after the government reported economic output shrank 0.2% in the first three months of 2022. That was … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Futures Rise, Tech Outperforms, China Lockdowns to Ease

text size Fed Chair Jerome Powell is one of six officials from the central bank speaking Tuesday. Tim Williams/Getty Images Stocks rose as China moved to curb Covid-19 lockdowns that have threatened global disruption, with a wave of US economic data and Federal Reserve speakers in the day ahead as investors continue to focus on … Read more

Stocks to Buy Amid the Selloff

The first few months of 2022 have been humbling for most investors. It’s one of the worst starts to the year ever for the 60/40 stock/bond portfolio and there has been curveball after curveball—from geopolitics, to economic surprises, to rapidly changing expectations about monetary policy in the US and abroad. Barron’s caught up with a … Read more

Falling Markets Will Crush Government Budgets

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Aug. 21, 2015. Photo: Brendan McDermid/REUTERS Investors are painfully aware of the plunge in stock and bond markets so far in 2022. Are federal and state officials aware of the damage plunging markets will soon do to public budgets and finances? Tax revenue … Read more

What to Know if You Want to Buy the Stock Market Dip

Investors have long shared a dream: that the Federal Reserve will always flood the markets with cheap money whenever asset prices fall too far. In 2022, that dream has turned to a nightmare. With the Fed determined to stifle inflation, the threat of rising interest rates has knocked $10 trillion off the market value of … Read more

After the Market Meltdown, 5 Silver Linings From the Inflation Data

The inflation data released on Wednesday jolted markets. Coming in at 8.3%, the rate declined for the first time in eight months but was higher than economists expected. While it may have peaked, the squeeze will continue. But investors looking for silver linings can still find them. First, the stronger-then-expected April figure leaves no uncertainty … Read more

Has the junk-bond market hit bottom? Liquidity issues may be up next, warns this industry veteran

Don’t call it a dash-for-trash quite yet. US corporate bonds with riskier high-yield or “junk” credit ratings finally might look like a buy, after a brutal start to 2022 sparked by central bankers looking to end an era of easy-money. Prices for junk bonds have tumbled and yields have popped to two-year highs of about … Read more

Stocks Nearly Entered a Bear Market. What History Says Happens Next.

Text size Everything in the markets seemed on the verge of collapse this week. NYSE It’s the moment of truth for stocks—and investors might not enjoy what comes next. For a moment this past week, the stock market felt like it was already there. On Thursday morning, the S&P500 index, down 19.6% from its closing … Read more