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Fed eyes slower rate hikes as threat of recession grows

Fed eyes slower rate hikes as threat of recession grows

Senior Federal Reserve officials expect smaller interest rate hikes to “be appropriate soon” as the threat of a recession grows. Although the Fed still expects rates to rise more than expected, senior officials are unsure how far they will go. Slower rate hikes, they say, would give them more time to assess the “delayed” effects …

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Citi says investors have up to six weeks to continue to squeeze bears after inflation surprise

Citi says investors have up to six weeks to continue to squeeze bears after inflation surprise

Well, that was something. Inflation is slightly lower than expected, then the rockets are out – the best one-day percentage increase for the S&P 500 SPX since April 6, 2020 and the best one-day percentage rise for the Nasdaq Composite since March 24, 2020. If inflation has really peaked, there are really only two questions: …

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The Dow soars, Big Tech falls: What's next for stocks as investors await Fed guidance

The Dow soars, Big Tech falls: What’s next for stocks as investors await Fed guidance

Last week offered a story of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average putting the premier gauge on track for its best October on record while Big Tech heavyweights suffered a bombardment that reminded market veterans of the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. “You have a tussle,” Dan Suzuki, deputy chief …

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Why Stock Investors Fear 'Something Else Will Break' as the Fed Attacks Inflation

Why Stock Investors Fear ‘Something Else Will Break’ as the Fed Attacks Inflation

Some investors are aware that the Federal Reserve could over-tighten monetary policy in its bid to rein in inflation, as markets anticipate a reading this week from the Fed’s preferred indicator of the cost of living in the states. -United. “Fed officials have tried to scare investors almost daily recently with speeches declaring they will …

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'Flimsy' Treasury market risks 'large-scale forced selling' or surprise that leads to breakdown, says BofA

‘Flimsy’ Treasury market risks ‘large-scale forced selling’ or surprise that leads to breakdown, says BofA

The deepest and most liquid fixed income market in the world is in deep trouble. For months, traders, academics and other analysts have worried that the $23.7 trillion Treasuries market could be the source of the next financial crisis. Then last week, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged concerns about a potential breakdown in government …

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'Material risk' hangs over stocks as investors face 'act two' of bear market

‘Material risk’ hangs over stocks as investors face ‘act two’ of bear market

Stock investors have adjusted to rising interest rates amid high inflation, but they still face the earnings headwinds facing the S&P 500, according to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. “While a rate spike can solidify estimates of equity risk premium and valuation multiples, equity investors still face the second act of the bear market – the …

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