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It’s the worst September for stocks since 2008. What that means for October.

September is traditionally the toughest month for stocks, but this one is shaping up to be the worst since 2008, during the bleak days of the financial crisis. Seasonally inclined investors may wonder what that means for October. Dow Jones Market Data took a look at how equities have done in the wake of past …

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Stock market losses wipe out $9 trillion from Americans’ wealth

Falling stock markets have wiped out more than $9 trillion in wealth from U.S. households, putting more pressure on family balance sheets and spending. Americans’ holdings of corporate equities and mutual fund shares fell to $33 trillion at the end of the second quarter, down from $42 trillion at the start of the year, according …

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The repo market, explained — and why the Fed has pumped hundreds of billions into it

Bloomberg / Contributor / Getty Images   For nearly two years, the Federal Reserve has been entangled in what’s basically one of the world’s most important pawn shops: “the repo market.” Short for repurchase agreements, the repo market is a complicated, yet important, area of the U.S. financial system where firms trade trillions of dollars’ worth of debt …

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Gold, silver feeling the pressure from hawkish central banks

Gold and silver prices are modestly lower in midday U.S. trading Tuesday. Hawkish monetary policies from the U.S. Federal Reserve and other major central banks of the world have cast a pall over the stock and financial markets at present, but have boosted U.S. Treasury yields and the U.S. dollar index—both of which are competing assets with the …

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The mighty dollar may be about to crack, says this strategist, who offers stocks to watch on either side.

Critical information for the U.S. trading day The Dollar Seems To Be Falling There’s no near-term respite in sight for stocks as a new week begins, with futures tumbling ahead of what many see will be a firm foot by the Fed “on the brake pedal this week.” Technical analysts are warning that markets are …

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Dow up 1% as stock market reads August jobs report as a ‘Goldilocks’ story

Energy stocks are the best performers in the S&P 500 index How stocks are trading The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA advanced 332 points, or 1.1%, to 31,999. The S&P 500 SPX was up 45 points, or 1.2%, to 4,015. The Nasdaq Composite COMP climbed 135 points, or 1.2%, to 11,922, on track to snap a five-day losing streak. The Dow …

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2022 has been the worst year for markets in at least 50 years

Heading into the last week of August, stocks and bonds are showing their biggest year-to-date declines in at least 50 years. SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES A team of analysts at Bespoke Investment Group has crunched the numbers and determined that 2022 has so far been the worst year for markets in at least five decades based …

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U.S. bond yields inch higher as traders await Wednesday’s crucial inflation data

U.S. bond yields nudged higher Tuesday morning as traders sold off government debt ahead of inflation data that may impact the Federal Reserve’s thinking on the path for interest rates. What’s happening The yield on the 2-year Treasury TMUBMUSD02Y, 3.259% rose to 3.247% from Monday’s 3.214% level. The yield on the 10-year Treasury TMUBMUSD10Y, 2.792% climbed to 2.803% from 2.763% on …

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