European stocks climb as global markets look for rebound; Stoxx 600 up 1%

European stocks climb as global markets look for rebound;  Stoxx 600 up 1%

LONDON — European stocks advanced on Friday as global markets looked to regain some ground after a bruising week, with investors assessing the outlook for inflation and interest rates. The pan-European Stoxx 600 added 1% in early trade, with banks climbing 1.9% to lead gains as all sectors and major Bourses entered positive territory. European … Read more

US stocks futures swing higher as S&P 500 fights off bear market territory

US stocks futures swing higher as S&P 500 fights off bear market territory

US stock futures were pointing to a higher start for Wall Street at the end of a volatile week, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cooled speculation over the potential for 75-basis point rate hikes. How are stock-index futures trading? S&P 500 futures ES00, +1.11% pink 1.1% to 3,971 Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, … Read more

The S&P 500 is on the brink of a bear market. Here’s the threshold.

The latest bull market for US stocks was on the brink of expiring Thursday afternoon, with the benchmark S&P 500 holding just shy of the threshold that marks bear territory. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.91% was down 73 points, or 1.9%, at 3,860.88 in afternoon trade, after finishing Wednesday around 18% below its record close … Read more

Apple Stock Has Broken Down. That’s Bad for the Market.

Text size Apple’s flagship store in Beijing is closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Apple stock is in a sorry state, trading now below a price that investors couldn’t resist before—a price that sent it higher in the past several months. This new price—roughly $142 a share on Thursday—is, of course, … Read more

Opinion: The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses

This past week, the S&P 500 index plunged to new relative lows. It is now trading at prices last seen in March 2021. This latest move downward violated support at 4100-4200 and prompted a swift move down toward possible support at 3900. The next support area below that is 3700 – the lows of February … Read more

Why inflation data was no ‘watershed moment’ for stock and bond-market investors

Stock and bond investors expecting a “watershed” moment in Wednesday’s inflation data were left disappointed, analysts and economists said, leaving open the debate over whether the market is close to putting in a bottom. The April consumer price index was certainly hotly anticipated, attracting the sort of pre-release scrutiny usually reserved for items like the … Read more

don’t panic? Strategists give reasons to stay invested despite market turmoil

Global stocks have endured a bruising week, and a difficult year so far, but some strategists believe the recent sell-off is unlikely to pave the way for a market capitulation. The S&P 500 closed Monday’s trade down more than 16% since the beginning of the year, and almost 12% in the second quarter alone. The … Read more

Here are 4 reasons why market volatility is unlikely to soon subsidize

The list of reasons why the financial market’s wild swings can keep going and even worsening is growing by the day — starting with the fact that investors aren’t yet pricing in worst-case scenarios for inflation and the US economy. Though Wednesday’s consumer-price index report for April should offer more clues, the data won’t entirely … Read more

GE and Boeing Stock Trades Might Be Signs of Market Capitulation

Text size A picture shows helmets with General Electric logos. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images Monday was a terrible day for stocks. The last few days have been dreadful. With markets reeling, investors might want to look for signs of capitulation. Surrender correlates with a “sell everything” mentality. Essentially, it’s when the narrative changes on … Read more

Stock market selloff in ‘liquidation’ stage. Why it needs to get ‘hotter’ before it burns out.

This week’s violent US stock-market turnabout may have left investors feeling shaken, but a liquidation phase that may finally be under way will probably need to “get hotter” before it burns itself out, a top Wall Street chart watcher warned on Friday. A remarkable thing about the market’s wild two-day swing Wednesday and Thursday is … Read more