Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last interest rate meeting are expected to highlight the four-day, post-holiday … Read more

Buy these stocks with strong balance sheets, cash flow

It’s a tough year to be invested in stocks, with the stock market experiencing a seemingly never-ending cycle of gyrations. Major US indexes fell last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending the week at 29,888.78 – just a day after it dipped below the key 30,000 level for the first time since January … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures are lower before release of May jobs report Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 27, 2022. Source: NYSE Stock futures were down Friday morning, as Wall Street awaits the release of May’s jobs … Read more

Stocks could build on gains in the week ahead as investors await Friday’s jobs report

Stocks could carry the momentum of this latest rally into next week as investors look ahead to Friday’s jobs report. All three major indices scored big gains in the past week, each rising higher than 6%. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite broke a seven-week losing streak, while it had been eight weeks of … Read more

Goldman Sachs’ top tech stock picks to weather market volatility

Goldman Sachs has named four “compelling” buying opportunities in tech after a mixed bag of first-quarter earnings. The stocks offer solid topline growth and are more likely to prevail amid the current market volatility, the bank said. After years of market-beating returns, tech stocks have endured a massive sell-off this year. The sector has borne … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, May 23

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. S&P 500 set to open higher after narrowly avoiding a bear market close Traders on the NYSE, May 20, 2022. Source: NYSE Dow futures rose 350 points Monday after the 30-stock average logged its first eight-week losing … Read more