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 Recovery Collapses After UBS Downgrade Ravages Key Stock

By CCN: The Dow and broader U.S. stock market traded mixed-to-lower on Thursday, with Verizon Communications (VZ) emerging as the unlikely laggard after an analyst at UBS painted a dismal outlook on the telecom giant. Dow Slides; S&P 500 Stable Wall Street’s major indexes traded mixed Thursday, which reflects a tepid pre-market for Dow futures. …

Dow Reverses Brutal Loss as Tame Inflation Keeps Fed Hawks at Bay

By CCN: The Dow and broader U.S. stock market were under pressure Friday morning after the Trump administration raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, setting the stage for a prolonged and potentially damaging trade war with Beijing. Equity markets would later reverse their declines as investors parsed through tame inflation data that …

Dow Frantically Searches for Silver Lining After China Shocks White House

By CCN: The Dow and broader U.S. stock market frantically searched for a silver lining Thursday after China threatened harsh retaliation in response to a sizable tariff increase by the White House that could be implemented in the next 24 hours. Dow, S&P 500 Extend Brutal Slide All of Wall Street’s major indexes declined sharply …