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Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last interest rate meeting are expected to highlight the four-day, post-holiday …

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Trump SPAC deal threatened by criminal probe

Former US President Donald Trump applauses during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Houston, Texas, US May 27, 2022. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters A federal criminal investigation is threatening the proposed merger between former President Donald Trump’s social media enterprise and a special purpose acquisition company, a deal that would give the combined …

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Forget big cap stocks. Bank of America’s top small-and-mid cap stocks

From multi-week losing streaks to bear market rallies, it’s been a roller coaster ride for markets this year as investors weigh the risks of a more aggressive monetary policy and a growing chorus of recession warnings. Major US indexes saw big bounces in Tuesday trading, reversing last week’s declines, but remained deep in the red …

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Retirement funds are getting beat up in 2022. How investors can cope

Near-retirees who turned to target-date funds to build their nest eggs may want to rethink their retirement planning as stocks and bonds face sharp declines. The S&P 500, off by about 23% in 2022, is in bear market territory. Bonds are also taking their lumps, with the 10-year Treasury yield rising as high as 3.48% …

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‘Profit recession’ warning as markets wait for aggressive central bank moves

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, June 13, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Global stock markets diverged on Tuesday after a worldwide sell-off in the previous session, as analysts assessed the longevity of the bear market and risk of recession. US stock futures bounced in …

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Fed will raise rates next week, but Powell remarks may matter most

The week ahead may all come down to what Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has to say at 2:30 pm ET Wednesday. Powell briefs the press following the central bank’s two-day meeting. The Fed is widely expected to raise its fed funds target rate range by a half percentage point, but hot May inflation data …

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Fed will raise raise rates next week but Powell may matter most

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on May 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Powell announced the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a half-percentage point to combat record high inflation. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images The week ahead may all come down to …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, June 10

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street turns decisively lower after another hot inflation report Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange NYSE US stock futures turned sharply lower after Friday’s before-the-bell inflation report showed a bigger-than-expected increase. …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Futures essentially flat following Wednesday’s declines Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, June 3, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters US stock futures were essentially flat Thursday, as …

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