fbpx

Hedge

Oil Falls Below $80 En Route to Biggest Run of Weekly Losses This Year

Oil headed for the longest stretch of weekly losses this year as central banks around the world stepped up their fight against inflation at the cost of growth. West Texas Intermediate dropped below $80 a barrel on Friday for the first time since January and was set for a fourth week of declines. The Federal …

Oil Falls Below $80 En Route to Biggest Run of Weekly Losses This Year Read More »

U.S. stocks rise ahead of Fed decision even as Putin escalates war footing

U.S. stock indexes rose on Wednesday, ahead of another expected sharp interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve and after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated his war against Ukraine. How are stock indexes trading The Dow Jones Industrial Average  DJIA, 0.53% rose 143 points, or 0.5%, to 30,853 The S&P 500  SPX, 0.63% gained 18 points, or 0.5%, to 3,873 The …

U.S. stocks rise ahead of Fed decision even as Putin escalates war footing Read More »

The ‘biggest crash in history’ is here – should you protect yourself with gold, silver, and livestock? – Robert Kiyosaki

he S&P 500 has lost 18 percent of its value over the year, and it is only going to get worse, according to Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series. Kiyosaki suggested that investors protect their portfolios with “hard assets” like gold, silver, and livestock, as the “biggest crash in history” …

The ‘biggest crash in history’ is here – should you protect yourself with gold, silver, and livestock? – Robert Kiyosaki Read More »

Any doubt Fed will raise rates by 75 basis points next week is gone after hot U.S. inflation data

Market pricing in 20% chance of 100 basis point hike seen as ‘over the top,’ economist says Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gives a press briefing at the start of the pandemic in 2020. ERIC BARADAT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Any doubt that the Federal Reserve will raise its its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percentage point next …

Any doubt Fed will raise rates by 75 basis points next week is gone after hot U.S. inflation data Read More »

Gold, silver bounce as USDX, Treasury yields decline today

U.S. stock indexes are higher at midday but still trending down on the daily charts. Risk aversion remains somewhat elevated in the general marketplace. China reported today its imports and exports fell more than the trade expected in August as the world’s second-largest economy continues to stall amid Covid lockdowns, a wobbly property market and …

Gold, silver bounce as USDX, Treasury yields decline today Read More »

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 …

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

Fed’s Powell says bringing down inflation will cause pain to households and businesses

Fed will keep at task of lowering inflation ‘until the job is done,’ chairman says Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was confirmed to a second four-year term earlier this year with strong bipartisan vote in the Senate. DAVID PAUL MORRIS/BLOOMBERG Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell used the spotlight on the central bank’s Jackson Hole retreat …

Fed’s Powell says bringing down inflation will cause pain to households and businesses Read More »

Markets are wrong about Fed pivot; Powell will keep raising rates, and a year-long recession will ensue

Despite a poor performance over the year, stock markets have rallied recently, with the S&P 500 up by 8.8 percent over the last month. This is partly due to expectations that the Fed will pause with its tightening cycle, or pivot and start reducing rates early next year. Danielle DiMartino Booth, Founder and CEO of …

Markets are wrong about Fed pivot; Powell will keep raising rates, and a year-long recession will ensue Read More »

We’re in a bear-market rally and you can expect the June 2022 lows to be broken

Investors must face their emerging depression about stocks and go through the acceptance stage The bear market for U.S. stocks may have ended at its mid-June low. Or it may be only half over. And, if the bear market’s second half is still ahead of us, the biggest losses may or may not be yet …

We’re in a bear-market rally and you can expect the June 2022 lows to be broken Read More »

Gold hits near one-month high as yields, U.S. dollar retreat

Gold prices jumped 1.4%. Gold climbed to nearly a one-month high on Thursday buoyed by a pullback in the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields, as investors awaited Friday’s July employment report report which may influence the Federal Reserve’s path of interest rate hikes. Price Action Gold for December delivery GCZ22, 1.59% jumped $25.80, or 1.4%, to $1,802.50 per …

Gold hits near one-month high as yields, U.S. dollar retreat Read More »

Scroll to Top