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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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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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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 …

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Hedge Fund Manager Ray Dalio Says Buy Gold As Hedge Against Inflation

Ray Dalio says gold will be a #1 investment during upcoming ‘paradigm shift’ for global markets Hedge fund kingpin Ray Dalio is seeing a case for gold as central banks get more aggressive with policies that devalue currencies and are about to cause a “paradigm shift” in investing. Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge …

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