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

S&P 500 set to exit correction: What history says happens next to stock-market benchmark

The S&P 500 index exited market-correction territory Tuesday, a move that has tended to point to near- and medium-term gains for the US large-cap benchmark in the past. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.23% rose 56.08 points, gold 1.2%, to close at 4,631.60 in afternoon. The index needed to close above 4,587.77 to mark a 10% … 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

This fund bailed on techs at the end of the year. Here’s the sector it’s fading now.

What better time to invest in financials than at a time with rampant inflation and a Federal Reserve promising 11 rate hikes over the next two years? That’s not the view at Deuterium Capital, which is expecting a sharp slowdown in the economy. The Deuterium Global Dynamic Allocation Fund is mostly driven by a macroeconomic … 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

Why the stock market isn’t ‘getting smoked’ even as Federal Reserve signals it’s ready to supersize interest rate hikes

A brief wobble aside, the US stock market is taking Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s decision to fully unleash the inflation-fighting side of his monetary policy persona in stride. That may be a surprise to some investors as Treasury yields soar and money-market participants price in an aggressive round of benchmark interest rate increases after … Read more

US stocks bounce back as investors weigh hawkish Powell remarks, Ukraine war

US stocks rose Tuesday, shaking off a wobble that followed remarks a day earlier by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaling that the central bank could deliver bigger interest rate increases at coming policy meetings in a bid to rein in inflation currently running at a 40 year high . What’s happening The Dow Jones … Read more