Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Facebook Facebook logo Sign up for Facebook to connect with Jakub Porzycki Nurphoto | Getty Images Russia’s ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routs. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routs. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routs. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Here are three things the Fed’s done wrong, and what’s still not right

Here are three things the Fed’s done wrong, and what’s still not right

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, June 14, 2022. Facebook Facebook logo Sign up for Facebook to connect with Sarah Silbiger Reuters After years of being a beacon for financial markets, the Federal Reserve suddenly finds itself second-guessed as it tries to navigate the economy … Read more

Earnings Are Under Threat, Another Blow to Sagging Stock Market

Earnings Are Under Threat, Another Blow to Sagging Stock Market

Stocks have fallen this year in the face of rising interest rates. With inflation showing little sign of cooling, many investors fear corporate earnings could be the market’s next support to fall. The S&P 500 has dropped 18% in 2022, its worst start to a year since 1962, as the Federal Reserve embarks on a … Read more

How to protect your money from inflation, higher rates and falling stock prices

How to protect your money from inflation, higher rates and falling stock prices

This is an updated version of a story that previously ran on April 28th. Anyone expecting inflation to have peaked by now got a rude surprise this week. The latest inflation report showed prices in May rose 8.6% from a year ago – the fastest rate in 40 years. Add to that declining stocks, climbing … Read more

European Central Bank confirms July rate hike plans, raises inflation projections

European Central Bank confirms July rate hike plans, raises inflation projections

The European Central Bank faces a tough balancing act, with inflation running at record highs while the war in Ukraine casts a shadow over the growth outlook. Thomas Lohnes | Getty Images News | Getty Images The European Central Bank on Thursday confirmed its intention to hike interest rates at the policy meeting next month … Read more

Exclusive: Fed’s Bostic says idea of ​​September pause is not tied to any looming market rescue

Exclusive: Fed’s Bostic says idea of ​​September pause is not tied to any looming market rescue

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, in an exclusive interview with MarketWatch, said his suggestion that the central bank take a September “pause” in its push to raise interest rates should not be construed in any way as a “Fed put,” or belief that the central bank would come to the rescue of markets. In a … Read more

Is A Recession Coming In The US? Here’s What Experts Say.

Is A Recession Coming In The US?  Here’s What Experts Say.

Americans are growing increasingly concerned about the possibility of a recession. Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates to slow inflation pressures. During the first quarter of 2022, while consumers and businesses kept spending, U.S. gross domestic product fell by 1.5%, the first drop since the second quarter of 2020, according to … Read more