CEO of Robinhood rival shines fresh light on what retail investors are doing. Wall Street needs to pay attention.

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, a newish crowd of retail investors emerged, pouring extra cash into equity markets and steering Wall Street into places they never dreamed of, such as meme stocks. Our call of the dayfrom the founder and chief executive officer of competitive stock trading app Zingeroo, says … Read more

Dow down more than 300 points, US stocks edge lower on last day of S&P 500’s first losing quarter in 2 years

US stocks fell Thursday afternoon to cap a quarter in which Federal Reserve monetary tightening and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have weighed on sentiment and has put the S&P 500 on track for its first quarterly loss in two years. How are stock indexes peforming? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.56% fell 336 … Read more

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve’s recession warning — for now. Here’s why.

Blink and you missed it, but the yield on the 2-year Treasury note traded briefly above the yield on the 10-year note Tuesday afternoon, temporarily inverting the yield curve and triggering recession warning bells. Data shows that it hasn’t paid in the past to abandon stocks the moment the Treasury yield curve turns upside down, … Read more

Larry Fink says globalization is over — Here’s what it means for the markets

BlackRock founder Larry Fink declared that the Russia-Ukraine war is bringing the era of globalization to an end, but investors should keep in mind that the global economy and the financial system can’t turn on a dime, analysts say. “There is a lot of talk about countries going back to local production and the era … Read more

Stock-market investors should watch this part of the yield curve for the ‘best leading indicator of trouble ahead’

Investors have been watching the US Treasury yield curve for inversions, a reliable predictor of past economic downturns. They don’t always agree on which part of the curve is best to watch though. “Yield curve inversion, and flatting, has been at the forefront for everyone,” said Pete Duffy, chief investment officer at Penn Capital Management … Read more

Weekend reads: the slowing housing market and inverted yield curve signal a coming recession

It is human nature to fear missing out as prices skyrocket, But all bubbles burst eventually. Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics predicts a 25% decline in US home sales. What will that do to prices? Weigh in with your thoughts. A classic signal for a recession On March 24, the yield on five-year US Treasury … Read more

Fed official doesn’t think housing market is headed for a crash: ‘I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy’

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller has no doubt about how competitive today’s housing market is. “Trust me, I know it is red hot because I am trying to buy a house here in Washington and the market is crazy,” Waller said in a speech at a housing conference. But even as home and rental prices … Read more

US jobless claims plunge to lowest level since 1969

The numbers: Initial jobless benefit claims fell by 28,000 to 187,000 in the week ended March 19, the US Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest level since September 1969. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had expected claims to total 210,000. Key details: The number of people already collecting jobless benefits fell by … Read more

It’s the beginning of the end of globalization, say BlackRock’s Larry Fink and Oaktree’s Howard Marks

“The magnitude of Russia’s actions will play out for decades to come and mark a turning point in the world order of geopolitics, macroeconomic trends, and capital markets.” That was Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock BLK, in his annual letter to shareholders that published Thursday. And in our call of the dayhe closed the door … Read more

The yield curve is speeding toward inversion — here’s what investors need to know

The bond market’s most reliable gauge of the US economic outlook for the past half-century is hurtling toward inversion at a faster pace than it has in recent decades, raising fresh worries about the economy’s prospects as the Federal Reserve begins to consider aggressively hiking interest rates . The widely followed spread between 2-year TMUBMUSD02Y, … Read more