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BNP Paribas has studied 100 years of stock market crashes - here's what it says is to come

BNP Paribas has studied 100 years of stock market crashes – here’s what it says is to come

Oops. Stocks fell through key support on Tuesday and it looks like some recent momentum has now run out. The new line in the sand for the S&P 500 SPX, -1.44% appears to be 3,900. Whether or not Santa Claus will eventually come remains to be determined, with Mr Claus possibly postponing a decision until …

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Here's how a hedge fund bucks the tide and beats the markets

Here’s how a hedge fund bucks the tide and beats the markets

Fund managers White Shoe Boston GMO – founded by Jeremy Grantham – are pulling the spotlight this year with their “equity dislocation” investment strategy. This strategy, unveiled almost exactly two years ago, buys the cheapest “value” stocks, then bets against the most expensive “growth” stocks. This “equity dislocation” portfolio gained a stunning 21% from October …

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401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Hit an All-Time High of 'Worrying', Says Vanguard

401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Hit an All-Time High of ‘Worrying’, Says Vanguard

Amid stubbornly high inflation, a record proportion of Americans are turning their 401(k) accounts into emergency piggy banks, according to Vanguard. Dissecting data from a sample of about 5 million employer-sponsored 401(k) accounts that Vanguard manages, the researchers said that 0.5% of account holders made difficult withdrawals in October. It’s a “worrying” all-time high, said …

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Banks are more than $1 trillion short of capital, analyst says, who fears shortfall will only get worse

Banks are more than $1 trillion short of capital, analyst says, who fears shortfall will only get worse

The new year is fast approaching and one idea for where to invest is the banking sector, whose margins benefit from high interest rates, at undemanding valuations. This statement may surprise those who think that the US banking industry has about $2.2 trillion in capital. But it reduces that figure in several ways. First, he …

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'It wasn't sustainable or real': Tech layoffs approaching Great Recession levels

‘It wasn’t sustainable or real’: Tech layoffs approaching Great Recession levels

The number of layoffs in the tech sector this year is approaching the annual levels seen during the Great Recession, but is far from dot-com-bust territory. As tech companies grapple with falling stock prices, inflation, rising interest rates and a possible recession, they have announced more than 60,000 job cuts this year, with indications such …

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My wife agreed to vouch for her son's rental without telling me.  His car was seized for non-payment of his loan.  What should I do?

My wife agreed to vouch for her son’s rental without telling me. His car was seized for non-payment of his loan. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, About four days ago I received an email from my wife’s bank saying that someone had requested her login username through a password reset. When I asked my wife about this she said she forgot her username and was trying to get my stepson access to her online portal so he could download …

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Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves.  Here's what he and a Goldman strategist say do now.

Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves. Here’s what he and a Goldman strategist say do now.

A bullish day is looming for equities after more upbeat inflation news as producer prices fell more than expected. That’s when the clock ticks down to Wednesday’s retail sales report. But while some investors cling to hope that last week’s stock run started with last week’s weaker CPI inflation report, Wall Street remains wary, with …

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The Dow is outperforming, which could be a sign that the latest stock market rally is about to die down

The Dow is outperforming, which could be a sign that the latest stock market rally is about to die down

As investors seek refuge in more defensive stocks, a market tech sees the Dow’s growing outperformance margin against the S&P 500 and Nasdaq as a sign that the latest rally in stocks could fade quickly like the last . In a Monday note to clients, Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at BTIG, said the Dow …

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