Dow Futures Surge as Wall Street Rebounds From Last Week’s Steep Selloff

Text size Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Stock futures traded sharply higher Tuesday as investors returned from a three-day weekend feeling a bit more optimistic after last week’s steep selloff. Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 493 points, or 1.7%, to … Read more

How to Invest Your Cash for the Best Yields, Without Too Much Risk

Inflation is stubbornly high and interest rates on savings accounts aren’t anywhere close to keeping pace. While the yield on a two-year Treasury is now 3.28%, up from just 0.17% a year ago, the average savings account is barely in positive territory at just 0.07%, according to personal-finance website Bankrate. For investors hanging onto cash, … Read more

Here Come the Interest-Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than You Expected.

Here Come the Interest-Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than You Expected. .

Stock Market Enters the Worst Part of the Year. What Happens Next.

Text size Texans headed to the polls on March 1 to vote in the state’s first primary of the 2022 midterm election season. Montinique Monroe / Getty Images The summer of the stock market’s discontent might have started early, with a negative first quarter that perhaps anticipated the May-to-November stretch that historically is the worst … Read more

Why Was the Stock Market Down Today? A Fed Official’s Speech Tanked the Market.

Text size Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard said she expects policy to return “to a more neutral position later this year.” Drew Angerer / Getty Images Tech stocks and bond markets both sold off on Tuesday. Blame comments from Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard. In a Tuesday speech, Brainard said “it is of paramount importance … Read more

What Will Stocks Do if War — or Peace — Erupts in Ukraine?

Text size A Ukrainian guard at a checkpoint on the border with Russia. There could be a financial toll, as well as a heavy human one, if the Kremlin launches an invasion. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy / Ukrinform / Future Publishing via Getty Images It’s hard to imagine two men more dissimilar than Russian dictator Vladimir Putin … Read more