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Financial markets are issuing a warning that a recession is imminent: here's what it means for equities

Financial markets are issuing a warning that a recession is imminent: here’s what it means for equities

Across markets, familiar trading patterns for stocks, bonds and commodities that have held for months are starting to unravel as financial markets grapple with expectations that the US economy will sink. into a recession next year, market analysts told MarketWatch. The S&P 500 SPX index, +0.75% had its longest losing streak in nearly two months …

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This fund beats the S&P 500 using only 75 of its constituents.  Here's how it works.

This fund beats the S&P 500 using only 75 of its constituents. Here’s how it works.

What worked well for years of a bull market through 2021 – the focus on growth, regardless of price – has come to a halt this year. The revival of the value investing style – and modest valuations overall – has taken hold. The approach adopted by the Invesco S&P 500 GARP ETF has paid …

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BlackRock says the market is mispricing these key risks.  Here is his advice on stocks and bonds.

BlackRock says the market is mispricing these key risks. Here is his advice on stocks and bonds.

Wall Street is on a five-day losing streak. The decline, as measured by the S&P 500 SPX, 3.6% isn’t so great, but it seems hopelessly inevitable once the benchmark fails to hold above its 200-day moving average. The relapse of every rally in 2022 is recognition that equities’ relationship with central banks has changed. Once …

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Can you still retire with $1 million?  That's what today's millionaires want to know.

Can you still retire with $1 million? That’s what today’s millionaires want to know.

OK, so a million dollars isn’t what it used to be. That’s the worry of a surprising number of American millionaires. At least that’s what fund management giant Natixis, which owns bond boutique Loomis Sayles, among other companies, reports. Natixis surveyed around 1,600 people with at least $1 million in “investable assets”. And just over …

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$3,000 gold and more outrageous market predictions investors shouldn't discount.

$3,000 gold and more outrageous market predictions investors shouldn’t discount.

Monday served as yet another blow to investors betting on a Goldilocks economy and a less aggressive Fed. Some are now not ruling out a Grinch-like turn from the central bank – a 0.75% rise next week instead of the 0.50% the markets had pinned their hopes on – following strong data on services, employment …

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This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

Polls consistently show that older Americans regret a lot of things — working too much, choosing the wrong partner, not taking care of their health, and so on. There are also often financial regrets, such as not having saved enough and investing too little for retirement. This last regret has many reasons: everything from the …

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Why Monday's stock market rout should be a wake-up call for investors

Why Monday’s stock market rout should be a wake-up call for investors

Monday’s sharp selloff could be the start of the next decline in equities as a sense of complacency has taken hold in markets after a bumper October and November, several strategists told MarketWatch. In a note to clients on Monday, Jonathan Krinsky, chief technical strategist at BTIG, said US stocks were poised to fall after …

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People who are still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

People who are still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

More than two years into the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing is preventing some workers from returning to work. That’s according to this working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Some people are not ready to let their guard down, knowing that COVID-19 has not gone away. Some 13% of American workers say …

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This long-time bear warns of a “trap door” situation looming for the stock market.

This long-time bear warns of a “trap door” situation looming for the stock market.

Uncertainty continues for investors following a recent mixed batch of data – weaker than expected inflation, stronger than expected jobs and wages – as we enter the third week before Christmas. And we’re ending a year that just hasn’t been great for most investors. Feels a bit of your pain, Hussman Investment Trust chairman and …

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