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Fed may have gone too far as S&P 500 tests lows

Fed may have gone too far as S&P 500 tests lows

The Federal Reserve was so worried about not being hawkish enough that policymakers probably went too far. The Fed emerged from Wednesday’s meeting with all the guns fired: rapid 75 basis point rate hikes, more hawkish forward guidance and an unprecedented pace of balance sheet tightening. The barrage pushed Treasury yields to their highest level …

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Investors rush in insurance against further market sell-offs

Investors rush in insurance against further market sell-offs

Investors are buying record amounts of insurance contracts to protect themselves from a sell-off that has already wiped trillions of dollars off the value of US stocks. Purchases of put options contracts on stocks and exchange-traded funds surged, with large fund managers spending $34.3 billion on options in the four weeks to September 23, according …

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Market turmoil, inflation and geopolitical uncertainty drive fintech investment down: KPMG

Market turmoil, inflation and geopolitical uncertainty drive fintech investment down: KPMG

Nicole Valentine, director of fintech for the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, talks about investing in the fintech space. Global fintech investment fell in the first half of 2022 as investors grappled with geopolitical uncertainty, public market turmoil, searing inflation and rising interest rates. According to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report released …

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Biggest Bitcoin Fund Just Hit Record -35% Discount - A Warning For BTC Price?

Biggest Bitcoin Fund Just Hit Record -35% Discount – A Warning For BTC Price?

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), a cryptocurrency fund that currently holds 3.12% of the total Bitcoin (BTC) supply, or over 640,000 BTC, is trading at a record discount to the value of its underlying assets. Institutional interest in grayscale is drying up On Sept. 23, the $12.55 billion closed-end trust was trading at a discount of …

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3 Growth Stocks That Will Soar In The Next Bull Market |  The Motley Fool

3 Growth Stocks That Will Soar In The Next Bull Market | The Motley Fool

Nobody knows for sure when the next bull market will begin, but we do know one thing: there will eventually be another bull market. For more than a century, the S&P500 weathered world wars, depressions, terrorist attacks and pandemics to deliver an average annual return of 9% with dividends reinvested. Although there were several bear …

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Analysts name stocks 'highest convictions' for playing market turbulence

Analysts name stocks ‘highest convictions’ for playing market turbulence

Wall Street analysts are doubling down on a slew of stocks they see as well positioned to weather macro uncertainty. CNBC Pro combed through the best research on Wall Street to find the best “high conviction” insights from analysts. These companies have strong growth prospects and top-notch management, analysts said. Stocks include: CrowdStrike, Atlassian, Medifast, …

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Stocks crashing?  No, but here's why this bear market is so painful---and what you can do about it.

Stocks crashing? No, but here’s why this bear market is so painful—and what you can do about it.

Stock market crash hashtags may be all the rage on Twitter, but the selloff that sent U.S. stocks into a bear market was relatively orderly, market professionals say. But it is likely to become more volatile – and painful – before the market stabilizes. It was indeed a tour de force for investors on Friday …

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The giant S&P 500 leads 5 actions in force

The giant S&P 500 leads 5 actions in force

Your stocks to watch for the week ahead are pharmaceutical and medical stocks Eli Lily (THERE IS), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX), McKesson (MCK) and health insurance giant humane (hum). X Medical stocks, along with other pharmaceutical stocks and biotech companies, are showing some strength in the current lousy market. LLY stock is part …

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