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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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Gold falls to 2 1/2-year low as dollar extends rise

Gold tumbled to a 2½ year low on Monday as the 10-year Treasury yield climbed to its highest level since 2010, and the dollar advanced to fresh 20-year highs. Price action Gold futures for December delivery GC00, -0.28% GCZ22, -0.28% fell $2.10. or 0.1%, to $1,653.50 per ounce on Comex after trading as low as $1,633.80. Prices for the most-active …

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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 …

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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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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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Silver prices see short squeeze, testing resistance near $20, up 6% on weak dollar

Solid selling pressure on the U.S. dollar has created a significant short squeeze in silver, as the marketing starts the week with a 6% rally. Silver is seeing a solid breakout move and, according to some analysts, could be in a position to push back above $20 an ounce, which has been an important psychological level …

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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 …

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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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Freedom Shield Capital Is Leading The Precious Metals In A Huge Way

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2022 / People think that the easiest way to grow their wealth is through the stock market. While that can be a useful way to do that, it is also an incredibly volatile way to grow your wealth as the stock market fluctuates. What many people don’t …

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