The bear market may not be over but some company insiders are doing the same

It’s too early to declare the bear market over, but it’s never too early to start building your own stock buy list when conditions are more favorable. That’s the conclusion I drew from an analysis of recent insider transactions from Najat Sihoun, a professor of finance at the University of Michigan and one of the … Read more

Morgan Stanley says investors should consider this port in the market storm right now

It appears that the massive selloff in the British pound, which is credited with exacerbating the global rout of markets last week, will continue to wreak havoc on Monday. Old Blighty’s economic woes add to the list of growing concerns in the markets, which is driving more investors into the dollar and out of riskier … Read more

Stocks are sinking and rates are rising. It hurts, but we’re heading back to normal.

stocks and bonds stumble. housing weakened. And I haven’t heard a word about nonfungible cartoon monkey icons Maybe in three months. Strategists are now turning to really exotic assets – two I spoke with last week recommended buying long-term Treasurys. Someone also said that he prefers stocks of companies that are generating cash, and was … Read more

Falling markets block technology, the dollar, and private equity

font size Japan had to step in to support the sliding yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep interest rates low. Akio-kun / Bloomberg The world has been hooked on cheap money for years. We are now seeing what withdrawal looks like. Raising interest rates from zero led to … Read more

The S&P 500 saw its third drop of more than 10%. Here’s what history shows about previous bear markets hitting new lows from there, according to Bespoke.

Stocks fell sharply after the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it had raised its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a percentage point while battling inflation, with the S&P 500 Index continuing its slide that Bespoke Investment Group described as its third decline. “Where this bear market ultimately lies is anyone’s guess, and events outside … Read more

The next financial crisis may already be ripe, but not as many expect

A growing number of traders, academics and bond market experts are concerned that the $24 trillion US Treasury debt market could head into crisis as the Federal Reserve began its “quantitative tightening” on high alert this month. With the Fed doubling the pace that its bond holdings will “roll” its balance sheet in September, some … Read more

Quantitative tightening is about to intensify. What does that mean for the markets?

The Federal Reserve now owns about a third of the Treasury and mortgage-backed securities markets as a result of its emergency asset purchase to support the US economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two years of so-called quantitative easing doubled the central bank’s balance sheet to $9 trillion, equivalent to 40% of the country’s GDP. By … Read more