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Dow jumps almost 750 points as stocks end higher, bond yields fall after reports Fed may shift to smaller rate hikes after November

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Friday as investors weighed a story from the Wall Street Journal and comments from Federal Reserve officials suggesting that the central bank might shift to smaller interest-rate rises after its November meeting. Investors were also coping with intraday volatility in stocks as around $2 trillion in notional value of options …

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‘Material risk’ looms over stocks as investors face bear market’s ‘second act’

Stock-market investors have been adjusting to the jump in interest rates amid high inflation, but they have yet to cope with profit headwinds faced by the S&P 500, according to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. “While a rate peak may solidify estimates for the equity risk premium and valuation multiples, equity investors still face the bear …

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Dow up over 150 points as investors digest Fed minutes, producer price inflation data ahead of CPI, bank earnings

U.S. stock indexes rose in the afternoon trading on Wednesday as hotter-than-expected producer price inflation data and the central bank’s September meeting minutes deepened concerns that the Federal Reserve may continue its aggressive interest rate hikes in its early November meeting. How are stock-index futures trading The Dow Jones Industrial Average  DJIA, +0.12%  was up …

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Why stock-market investors keep falling for Fed ‘pivot’ talk — and what it will take to put in a bottom

Timing the market has been a nagging question for investors ever since stocks began their decline by roughly 25% in January of this year. The right answer likely hinges on whether or not the Federal Reserve follows through with plans to raise its benchmark interest rate to 4.5% or higher, as market-based indicators and the …

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‘Right now is an awesome time to invest’ in stocks, says Dave Portnoy

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy can’t tell you precisely the moment to venture into stocks, amid the carnage taking shape in U.S. equity indexes this year, but says he maintains one belief on investing now: Suppress the urge to be fearful. “It is human nature not to invest at a time like this,” Portnoy said …

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How OPEC’s Production Cut Could Spark a Bigger Oil Rally

OPEC’s meeting this week takes place against a gloomy background: A global economic meltdown has caused oil prices to fall even as Russia’s war against Ukraine has made supplies more uncertain than ever. An expected production cut could combine with other factors to send prices sharply higher. In fact, it isn’t hard to see how …

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Credit Suisse calls for calm with staff memo and investor talks

Credit Suisse tried to assuage fears about its health in a memo to employees and in a round of phone calls to investors and clients over the weekend, according to people familiar with the matter. Credit Suisse shares are down 21% over the last month and spreads on its credit default swaps, a type of insurance against default, rose …

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Stocks suffered their worst September since 2002. What that means for October.

It was a September investors will remember — and not in a good way. A Friday drop left the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average with their biggest monthly losses since March 2020. And it was the worst September performance for both indexes since 2002. Seasonally inclined investors may wonder what that means for …

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What investors need to know about October’s complicated stock-market history

While September lived up to its reputation as a brutal month for stocks, October tends to be a “bear-market killer,” associated with historically strong returns, especially in midterm election years. Skeptics, however, are warning investors that negative economic fundamentals could overwhelm seasonal trends as what’s traditionally the roughest period for equities comes to an end. Rough …

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