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This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

Polls consistently show that older Americans regret a lot of things — working too much, choosing the wrong partner, not taking care of their health, and so on. There are also often financial regrets, such as not having saved enough and investing too little for retirement. This last regret has many reasons: everything from the …

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Wholesale prices are slowly rising again, pointing to slowing US inflation

Wholesale prices are slowly rising again, pointing to slowing US inflation

Numbers: U.S. wholesale prices rose just 0.2% in October, a fourth consecutive weak reading that suggests inflation is on the decline after hitting a 40-year high earlier in the year. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 0.4% gain. The weaker-than-expected rise gave U.S. equities a boost in premarket trading and pushed …

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FTX bankruptcy, Meta layoffs: Equity investors could whistle past the graveyard

FTX bankruptcy, Meta layoffs: Equity investors could whistle past the graveyard

Investors stunned by last week’s strong rally in stocks may want to listen to Tom Waits’ song, 1978’s “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard,” to sober up the dangers that still lurk. The surge in stocks catapulted the S&P 500 SPX index, +0.92% TO SPY, +0.97% almost back to the 4,000 mark on Friday, also taking it …

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Shaky UK markets push pension funds to fight fires in real time

Regulators plan to curb big banks’ dominance in Treasury market

Regulators are seeking to broaden trading in the massive $24 billion market for U.S. Treasury securities, a potential power shift away from the small club of big banks that have dominated the market for decades, according to a federal report released Thursday. Regulators have been on heightened alert about market stability since March 2020, when …

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Global Treasury market under pressure as Fed raises rates

The next Fed crisis is already being prepared. Unlike 2008, where “subprime mortgages” froze counterparty trading in credit markets when Lehman Brothers failed, in 2022 it could well be the $27 trillion Treasury market. When historians look back on 2022, many will remember it as a year when nothing worked out. This is quite different …

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Rocky Treasury-Market Trading Rattles Wall Street

Rocky Treasury-Market Trading Rattles Wall Street

Growing friction in the market for $24 trillion in US government debt is fueling investor concerns in financial markets. The ranks of traders willing to buy and sell Treasuries are shrinking. Individual trades move prices more. Treasury securities with similar characteristics are trading at higher than normal price spreads. Big players, including big banks and …

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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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