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Stocks and bonds are 'discounted for disaster' after worst period for investors in 20 years

Stocks and bonds are ‘discounted for disaster’ after worst period for investors in 20 years

Things could always get worse. The S&P 500 SPX index, -1.51% Friday cemented its worst monthly percentage decline since the March 2020 pandemic lockdowns, but also joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.71% and the Nasdaq COMP composite index, -1.51% booking the worst and first 9-month period since 2002, according to Dow Jones Market …

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'Painfully Slow Capitulation': Why Investors Keep Getting Inflation Wrong

‘Painfully Slow Capitulation’: Why Investors Keep Getting Inflation Wrong

A brutal third quarter in financial markets ended on Friday and one thing is crystal clear: inflation is the most important factor driving asset valuations right now and yet few, if any, are able to accurately predict where it is likely to go. . The reason? Professional forecasters, policymakers and traders all continue to dismiss …

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Stock market reversal?  Why October is known as a "bear killer".

Stock market reversal? Why October is known as a “bear killer”.

While September lived up to its reputation as a brutal month for equities, October tends to be a “bear market killer,” known for its historically strong returns, especially during midterm election years. . Skeptics, however, are warning investors that negative economic fundamentals could overwhelm seasonal trends as what is traditionally the toughest time for stocks …

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Here's why investors should start betting on Apple and the stock market now

Here’s why investors should start betting on Apple and the stock market now

Sometimes it pays to not dismiss market traditions. They said September was generally bad. They were right. The S&P 500 SPX will enter the last trading day of the month having lost 7.95%. Worries about inflation and higher borrowing costs – not to mention a bond crisis in the UK – have taken their toll. …

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It was the worst September for stocks since 2002. What it means for October.

It was the worst September for stocks since 2002. What it means for October.

It was a September that investors will remember – and not in a good way. A drop on Friday left the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average with their biggest monthly losses since March 2020. And it was the worst September performance for both indexes since 2002. Seasonal investors may wonder what that …

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Dow Jones drops 500 points on Friday as stocks post third straight quarterly loss and set new lows in 2022

Dow Jones drops 500 points on Friday as stocks post third straight quarterly loss and set new lows in 2022

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, with major indexes posting their lowest levels since 2020 and posting a third straight quarterly decline as investors grew fearful that aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve could drive the economy to slow in an attempt to quell inflation. What is happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average …

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Here's a simple way to help teach your kids complex financial lessons

Here’s a simple way to help teach your kids complex financial lessons

When I was in my late teens, my mother gave me two worn blue passport-sized notebooks containing the details of my investment accounts on deposit. I had no idea what to do with it, but it didn’t matter, because the accounts were empty anyway. Maybe for the best, because I’m pretty sure my assets wouldn’t …

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Here's a simple way to help teach your kids complex financial lessons

Here’s a simple way to help teach your kids complex financial lessons

When I was in my late teens, my mother gave me two worn blue passport-sized notebooks containing the details of my investment accounts on deposit. I had no idea what to do with it, but it didn’t matter, because the accounts were empty anyway. Maybe for the best, because I’m pretty sure my assets wouldn’t …

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Fannie Mae is launching a pilot program to include on-time rent payments in credit reports.  Here's why it could be a game-changer for tenants.

Fannie Mae is launching a pilot program to include on-time rent payments in credit reports. Here’s why it could be a game-changer for tenants.

When tenants pay their rent on time, it does little to improve their credit rating, while landlords reap the benefits of better credit by making their mortgage payments. This unbalanced situation is beginning to evolve in favor of tenants. Fannie Mae FNMA, +0.47%, the government-backed mortgage giant, announced on Tuesday that it was launching a …

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These 20 S&P stocks slipped as much as 21.5% in another brutal week for the market

These 20 S&P stocks slipped as much as 21.5% in another brutal week for the market

Another tough week for US stocks ended with oil producer stocks falling and Ford Motor Co. falling on concerns about supply shortages. The S&P 500 SPX fell 1.7% on Friday for a 4.6% drop over the week as investors continued to worry about interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve to temper inflation. Among the …

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