Don’t Blame the Fed or Tariffs Alone for this Stock Market Rout

Corporate earnings season is underway, and fundamentals are driving the stock market more than usual because valuations are so lofty already. | Source: Shutterstock Stock market investors who were expecting that the Fed would be more accommodating with its monetary policy or that trade talks between the U.S. and China would go swimmingly were in …

Dow Sputters to Half-Hearted Recovery as Investors Digest Fed Fallout

The Dow sputtered to a half-hearted recovery as Wall Street struggled to digest the meaning of yesterday’s shocking Fed remarks. | Source: AP Photo / Richard Drew The Dow sputtered to a half-hearted recovery on Thursday as investors grappled with the realization that, despite cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008, the US …

Dow Shoots North But Hedge Fund Pro Warns of 40% Stock Market Crash

 By CCN: The Dow overcame a worrisome jobs report to shoot higher on Friday, as the US stock market plowed ahead toward its best week since November 2018. However, one hedge fund legend warns that if Donald Trump fails to mount a successful reelection campaign, his successor could trigger a brutal 40% stock market crash. …

Dow Flails After Fed Defies Trump & Shocks Stock Market

By CCN: The Dow floundered on Thursday as the US stock market struggled to mount a convincing recovery from Wednesday’s triple-digit pullback. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve continues to flex its independence, with Chair Jerome Powell refusing to bow to President Trump’s presumptuous demand that he cut interest rates. Dow Quakes After Fed Defies Trump Rate …

Despite Trump Jabs, Fed Rate Hikes May Be the Dow’s Saving Grace

Complaining about the Federal Reserve’s approach to monetary policy has been one of President Donald Trump’s favorite activities. However, as talk of recession picks up after a temporary inversion of the yield curve, Jerome Powell’s hawkish approach will be a tremendous asset to the U.S. globally. Meaningful stimulus can help put a floor under the …

Even Fed Chair Powell is Freaked out by Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Even the U.S. Federal Reserve thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to cool it with all the money-printing schemes. CNBC reports: “An increasingly popular theory espoused by progressives that the government can continue to borrow to fund social programs such as Medicare for everyone, free college tuition and a conversion to renewable energy in the next decade …

Bitcoin Does Not Threaten Global Economy According FSB

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to the world economy, but should be monitored as the market “continues to evolve rapidly.” That’s the assessment of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body that monitors the global economy. The observations were brought to light in a December 28 report by the Reserve Bank of India …

1000-Point Swings ‘New Reality’ for Dow Jones Index: Allianz Economist El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian — the chief economic adviser at Allianz SE — says concerns over a US recession are overblown, but we can expect wild fluctuations on the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2019 because of financial uncertainty in Europe and China. However, El-Erian said the US economy will remain strong and will continue to grow at a …