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Why stock investors shouldn't count on a "Santa Claus" rally this year

Why stock investors shouldn’t count on a “Santa Claus” rally this year

Investors, like children on Christmas Eve, expect Santa Claus to come down the chimney, walk to Wall Street and deliver the rewarding gift of a stock market rally. This year, however, investors might be better off betting on a lump of coal, rather than waiting for tangible stock market gains to emerge this holiday season, …

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Dow has worst week since September as investors anticipate CPI and Fed meeting

Dow has worst week since September as investors anticipate CPI and Fed meeting

It’s been a bumpy week for stocks. The market came under pressure at the start of the week as investors worried that the elevated wage pressure seen in the November jobs report could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates higher than scheduled for next year to fight inflation. After a brief midweek respite, …

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Financial markets are issuing a warning that a recession is imminent: here's what it means for equities

Financial markets are issuing a warning that a recession is imminent: here’s what it means for equities

Across markets, familiar trading patterns for stocks, bonds and commodities that have held for months are starting to unravel as financial markets grapple with expectations that the US economy will sink. into a recession next year, market analysts told MarketWatch. The S&P 500 SPX index, +0.75% had its longest losing streak in nearly two months …

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Why Monday's stock market rout should be a wake-up call for investors

Why Monday’s stock market rout should be a wake-up call for investors

Monday’s sharp selloff could be the start of the next decline in equities as a sense of complacency has taken hold in markets after a bumper October and November, several strategists told MarketWatch. In a note to clients on Monday, Jonathan Krinsky, chief technical strategist at BTIG, said US stocks were poised to fall after …

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Cramer talks about some hot industrial stocks and how we play Wall Street's kingpin from tech

Cramer talks about some hot industrial stocks and how we play Wall Street’s kingpin from tech

The market is so obsessed with technology that it cannot see the forest through the industrialists. If the talk isn’t about the cloud slowdown, it’s about who is stepping down from the now-private Twitter, or how disappointing it is that co-CEO Bret Taylor has left Salesforce (CRM). Mark Zuckerberg of Meta Platforms (META) might sneeze …

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How to avoid mistakes with required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts

How to avoid mistakes with required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts

Kemal Yildirim | E+ | Getty Images You have about a month to make sure you get it right when it comes to mandatory retirement account withdrawals. Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs as they are known, are annual amounts that must be withdrawn from the year you reach age 72 – from age 70.5 before …

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Stocks rally on hopes of relief from China's COVID policy.  Here's why economists think investors are too optimistic.

Stocks rally on hopes of relief from China’s COVID policy. Here’s why economists think investors are too optimistic.

Investors rejoiced over China’s latest COVID policy this week after massive lockdown protests erupted across the country, rocking global financial markets, but economists believe markets have placed “too much great likelihood” that the restrictions will soon be eased. China’s National Health Commission said on Tuesday it would step up COVID vaccinations for the elderly and …

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Has the market bottom been reached?  5 reasons why US stocks could continue to suffer as we approach next year.

Has the market bottom been reached? 5 reasons why US stocks could continue to suffer as we approach next year.

With the S&P 500 holding above 4,000 and the CBOE volatility gauge, known as Wall Street’s “Vix” or “fear gauge,” VIX, +0.84% having fallen to one of its lowest levels of the year, many Wall Street investors are starting to wonder if the lows are finally being reached for stocks – especially now that the …

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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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