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End of year gathering?  Stock market uptrend set to come up against stagflation fears

End of year gathering? Stock market uptrend set to come up against stagflation fears

The period between now and the end of the year marks a historically bullish home stretch of the year for US equities, especially just before and after Christmas. The question for investors is whether favorable seasonal factors will be offset by economic fundamentals. The momentum for a year-end run in equities only seems to be …

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Why China's COVID policies are rattling investors again

Why China’s COVID policies are rattling investors again

Investors in China-related assets who had expected a significant easing of COVID restrictions were disappointed this week as the country battles the worst wave of cases since the outbreak in Shanghai earlier this year. China-related ETFs fell this week, with shares of the iShares MSCI China MCHI ETF, -1.82% lose 3.4%. The KraneShares CSI China …

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Bear markets occur in three stages;  and we've only just started the second, says a seasoned analyst.

Bear markets occur in three stages; and we’ve only just started the second, says a seasoned analyst.

Stocks will start the Black Friday half-session near 10-week highs, having rebounded in part on hopes that the Federal Reserve will slow the pace of interest rate hikes while they wait to see how much tightening previous had an impact on the economy. Investors are therefore anticipating when the Fed will eventually pivot and borrowing …

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Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves.  Here's what he and a Goldman strategist say do now.

Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves. Here’s what he and a Goldman strategist say do now.

A not-so-awful day is looming as the clock ticks down to Wednesday’s retail sales report. But while some investors cling to hope that last week’s stock run could continue, fueled by this weaker inflation report, Wall Street remains wary and fresh warnings from two big banks that make up our call of the day. Late …

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The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

If you’re a grandparent looking to save the day by helping your grandkids pay for college, take a look at a tax-efficient 529 college savings plan before the end of the year. Rule changes to federal financial aid calculations in 2023 mean new investment opportunities are open for family members to help without hurting financial …

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