5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, July 6

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 27, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks in a holding pattern US stock futures were essentially flat across the board Wednesday morning, following a late rally the day before. While the Dow finished … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 1

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Second half begins Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 30, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Markets are looking to rebound following the worst first half for stocks … Read more

Fed could cut interest rates in 2023, analysts say, after rate hikes this year

Some central bank watchers believe the Fed and the ECB will have to stop their tightening cycles because of an upcoming recession. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Central banks around the world might have embarked upon a path of aggressive rate hikes – but not everyone is expecting this approach to last. The … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, June 30

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. S&P on track to finish its worst first half in 52 years Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 29, 2022. Source: NYSE Stock futures fell Thursday morning, as investors continued to weigh the ongoing impact of inflation, … Read more

Wells Fargo CEO says economy still not ready for big rate hikes ahead

Charles Scharf Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf said he is betting on “more significant rate hikes” as the Federal Reserve tries to rein in high inflation, and that the economy is not as prepared as it should be. “I would not bet on a number, but I would … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 28

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks attempt to rebound Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. SNEEZE Futures rose Tuesday morning after stocks’ attempt to keep a rally going fizzled Monday. Investors are still weighing the risks of supercharged inflation … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, June 27

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks look to build off last week’s rebound A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 22, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US stock futures rose before the … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, June 24

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street heads for its first weekly advance in the past four A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 22, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, June 22

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Markets Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 16, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures fell Wednesday, pointing to an open that would give up most of the prior session’s strong rally ahead of Day One … Read more

What stagflation is, and how to prepare for it

Runaway inflation has raised fears that the economy is headed towards a return of stagflation but a host of Wall Street banks such as Goldman Sachs and HSBC believe there remain opportunities for investors to safely navigate this tricky backdrop. UCG | Getty Images What is stagflation? Stagflation is a term coined in the 1970s … Read more