Dow rises, big tech firms falter: What’s next for stocks as investors await Fed guidance

Last week provided a tale of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average setting the metric on track for the best October month ever, while big tech heavyweights suffered from the crack that made market veterans recall the dot-com crash in the early 2000s. “You have a tug of war,” said Dan … Read more

Stock market investors are preparing for a more active week in earnings season. Here’s how it stacks up so far.

So far, so good? Stocks finished the first full week of earnings season On a strong note Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, + 2.47%And the S&P 500 SPX, + 2.37% and Nasdaq Compound, -0.81% to the strongest weekly gain since June. It’ll be more active next week, with … 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