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Don't look for a stock market bottom until a surging dollar cools.  Here's why.

Don’t look for a stock market bottom until a surging dollar cools. Here’s why.

It will be difficult for the stock market to stop its slide and find a bottom as long as the U.S. dollar continues to soar against its rivals, market analysts say. Global equities suffered a bruising week, with the S&P 500 narrowly avoiding its lowest close of the year on Friday. Meanwhile, a key U.S. …

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The Dow Jones Falls 500 Points Because Jerome Powell's Fed 'Ain't Gonna Blink'

The Dow Jones Falls 500 Points Because Jerome Powell’s Fed ‘Ain’t Gonna Blink’

It took stock market investors a while to make up their minds, but when the closing bell rang on Wednesday, it was clear they didn’t like what they’d heard from the Federal Reserve and its chairman. Jerome Powell. See: Fed Approves Third Big Interest Rate Hike, Signals More Before Year End Central bankers have also …

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Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

The Fed has made two 75 basis point interest rate hikes so far this year. An earlier version of this story said she delivered three. As U.S. stocks and bonds come under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street say investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed could offer a surprise 100 basis point …

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Can the Fed rein in inflation without further crushing the stock market?  What investors need to know.

Can the Fed rein in inflation without further crushing the stock market? What investors need to know.

The Federal Reserve isn’t trying to slam the stock market as it rapidly raises interest rates in its bid to quell still-burning inflation – but investors should be prepared for more pain and volatility as policymakers politicians won’t be intimidated by a sell-off, investors and strategists said. “I don’t think they’re necessarily trying to drive …

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Sudden sell-off in short-term debt pushes rate near 'magical' level that 'scares' markets

Sudden sell-off in short-term debt pushes rate near ‘magical’ level that ‘scares’ markets

The yield on the 1-year Treasury is testing 4%, a level that traders say could spill over to other rates and send shivers through financial markets, as the Federal Reserve continues in earnest with its campaign to reduce its balance sheet by $8.8 trillion. . This balance sheet process, known as “quantitative tightening,” is intended …

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First major Wall Street bank to call U.S. recession says 'pessimists will unfortunately prevail'

First major Wall Street bank to call U.S. recession says ‘pessimists will unfortunately prevail’

Deutsche Bank, which became the first major Wall Street bank to forecast a U.S. recession in April, runs through its list of pros and cons to explain why the world’s largest economy could make a soft landing – and comes to the conclusion that it will not. . “Our view is that the pessimists will …

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