Tag: Equity Markets

Dow futures up nearly 500 points ahead of retail sales and comments from Fed’s Powell

US stock index futures surged on Tuesday, with the technology sector leading the way higher ahead of a batch of economic data, including April retail sales and comments from several Federal Reserve speakers, including Chairman Jerome Powell later in the session. Walmart’s WMT, + 0.11% earnings are also due Tuesday. How are stock-index futures trading?…

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It Might Not Be Time to Buy Stocks Yet. This Technical Analyst Sees the Market Going Even Lower.

Text size Michael Nagle / Bloomberg The major US stock market indices have lost roughly 12% to 25% this year, a painful setback after two years of gains. Time to buy? Not so fast, based on a technical analysis of current market conditions. Andrew Addison, a veteran market technician, proprietor of the Institutional View research…

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Stocks Are Way Down. They’re Still Expensive.

US stocks are off to their worst start to a year in more than a half-century. By some measures, they still look expensive. Wall Street often uses the ratio of a company’s share price to its earnings as a measuring stick for whether a stock appears cheap or pricey. By that metric, the market as…

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This idiot-proof portfolio has beaten traditional stocks and bonds over 50 years

Do you have the right portfolio for your retirement savings? When it comes to long-term investing, the biggest issue – by far – is overall asset allocation: How much to stocks, sectors, assets and so on. Picking individual securities within those asset classes – individual stocks or bonds, for example – usually turns out to…

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The beginning of the end of the stock market’s correction could be near

The end of the US stock market’s correction is looking a lot closer. That’s the conclusion of a contrarian analysis of market timer sentiment. It’s encouraging, from a contrarian perspective, that the market timer community in recent days has become extremely pessimistic – as pessimistic, in fact, as it has been at prior market bottoms.…

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The Stock Market Is Taking a Beating. It Won’t End Soon.

Text size The market reacted violently to the Federal Open Market Committee, which hiked the federal-funds rate target by half a percentage point for only the second time this century. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Uncertainty on several fronts and a fast-changing world — economically, geopolitically, and otherwise — yields known knowns, known unknowns, and…

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