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Why stock investors shouldn't count on a "Santa Claus" rally this year

Why stock investors shouldn’t count on a “Santa Claus” rally this year

Investors, like children on Christmas Eve, expect Santa Claus to come down the chimney, walk to Wall Street and deliver the rewarding gift of a stock market rally. This year, however, investors might be better off betting on a lump of coal, rather than waiting for tangible stock market gains to emerge this holiday season, …

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Opinion: Household wealth plummets by $13.5 trillion, second-worst drop on record

Opinion: Household wealth plummets by $13.5 trillion, second-worst drop on record

US households lost an estimated $6.8 trillion in wealth in the first three quarters of 2022 as the SPX stock market, -0.73% DJIA, -0.90% COMP, -0.70% has lost more than 25% of its value, the Federal Reserve reported Friday in the government’s quarterly financial accounts. Nominal net worth fell 4.6% to $143.3 trillion, as the …

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If the bulls really had control, these stock sectors would be the leaders right now

If the bulls really had control, these stock sectors would be the leaders right now

It’s still a bear market, according to the relative strength ranking of the US stock market sector. This is because the sectors that generally do best at the end of bear markets have been lagging lately. Conversely, sectors that usually do the worst at the end of bear markets have outperformed. This is not what …

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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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The stock market is trapped in a sharp downtrend, and the situation could get worse

The stock market is trapped in a sharp downtrend, and the situation could get worse

Stocks have lost their short-term bullish momentum, and now the market seems stuck in a longer-term downtrend with no end in sight. Many market strategists expect the S&P 500 to aim to retest lows in the first quarter as earnings look weaker, recession fears rise and the Federal Reserve continues to tighten policy. Strategists looking …

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Wealthy Chinese keep spending while others cut spending, survey finds

Wealthy Chinese keep spending while others cut spending, survey finds

Pictured is a science fiction-themed installation at Maison Hermes in Shanghai, China, November 28, 2022. Edition of the future | Edition of the future | Getty Images BEIJING — Wealthier Chinese were more likely to spend this year, while poorer people cut spending even more, McKinsey and Company found in a survey released Thursday. The …

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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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