Falling markets block technology, the dollar, and private equity

font size Japan had to step in to support the sliding yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep interest rates low. Akio-kun / Bloomberg The world has been hooked on cheap money for years. We are now seeing what withdrawal looks like. Raising interest rates from zero led to … Read more

The S&P 500 saw its third drop of more than 10%. Here’s what history shows about previous bear markets hitting new lows from there, according to Bespoke.

Stocks fell sharply after the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it had raised its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a percentage point while battling inflation, with the S&P 500 Index continuing its slide that Bespoke Investment Group described as its third decline. “Where this bear market ultimately lies is anyone’s guess, and events outside … Read more

Why this Fed move could be the ‘wild card’ flooding the stock market

Quantitative easing is credited with generating stock returns and boosting other speculative assets by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve raised trillions of dollars in bonds after the financial crisis and amid the coronavirus pandemic. Investors and policy makers may underestimate what happens when the tide recedes. “I don’t know if the Fed … Read more