Market jump after Fed hike is ‘trap,’ Morgan Stanley warns investors

Morgan Stanley is urging investors to resist putting their money to work in stocks despite the market’s post-Fed-decision jump. Mike Wilson, the firm’s chief US equity strategist and chief investment officer, said he believes Wall Street’s excitement over the idea that interest rate hikes may slow sooner than expected is premature and problematic. “The market … Read more

Three plays for the third quarter

The health care sector is often a sleepy performer but in this market turmoil it may prove to be one of the areas of not only safety in the third quarter – but growth. The third quarter could be a turbulent time, after the worst first half for stocks since 1970. As investors fear rampant … Read more

Recession won’t strike stocks despite ugly market

While retail investors head for the exits as stock prices fluctuate sharply, Evercore ISI’s Julian Emanuel wants to put money to work. He calls the market environment very ugly, but he believes the economy will avert a recession – particularly due to healthy credit markets and continued gains. “The path to higher [stock] prices really … Read more

When the market was tanking, these stocks were hitting all-time highs

While market losses were racking up, this group of stocks was breaking out to all-time highs and looks set for even more gains. The group is Big Pharma. It’s been long viewed as stodgy by investors looking for quicker price gains. Recently, however, as other stocks slid, these companies have become more attractive because of … Read more

These ETFs offer protection to investors worried about a recession, Citi says

Investors looking to ride out the uncertainty and cushion their portfolios may find a good defensive play in these minimal volatility funds, Citi says.

An inflation-fighting Fed is a new experience for most investors. Here's how to play it

For many investors, a period of sharply rising prices and an anti-inflationary Federal Reserve is uncharted territory.