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Markets have not acted like this since 1981 – and here’s how that played out

You have to go all the way back to 1981 when stocks, bonds, inflation-protected bonds and industrial metals were all slumping simultaneously. The S&P 500 index SPX, -4.04% has retreated 18% this year, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF IEF, + 0.71% has dropped 10%, the iShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP, + 0.69% has …

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Travelers are hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend but will pay more for airfares and gas and Americans have bet $ 125 billion on sports in the past four years

Hi, MarketWatchers. Do not miss these top stories. ‘All kinds of stories and explanations are popping up’: My brother moved in with our mother after our father died in 2015, and transferred family property into his name ‘They no longer live in it and the property has gone into disrepair at this point.’ Read More …

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‘Boeing management is running around like headless chickens,’ Ryanair CEO says

Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair Holdings Inc., tore into Boeing Co. during an earnings call Monday, blasting the plane-maker’s “very poor management” and calling for a shakeup at the top. “At the moment, we think Boeing management is running around like headless chickens, not able to sell aircraft, and then even the aircraft they …

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Stock investors are now starting to feel the 5 stages of bear-market grief

The bear market for stocks isn’t over. In fact, it may have aways to go. That’s because – even with the S&P 500 SPX, + 2.02% 16% below its all-time high, and both the Nasdaq Composite COMP, + 2.76% and the Russell 2000 Index RUT, + 3.19% into bear-market territory – many investors are more …

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Powell: Would have been better for Fed to have raised interest rates ‘a little sooner’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday said he agrees with what many economists are saying – that the US central bank was late to pivot policy and start raising its benchmark interest rate. “I have said, and I will say again that, you know, if you had perfect hindsight, you’d go back and it …

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This company has replaced Apple as the most valuable in the world

Earlier this year, Apple Inc. looked like it was on its way to becoming the first $ 3 trillion company. Today, it’s no longer the most valuable company in the world. As of Wednesday’s close, Saudi Arabian Oil Co. 2222, -1.76%, as the state-owned oil company is officially called, had overtaken Apple AAPL, +3.19% in …

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The beginning of the end of the stock market’s correction could be near

The end of the US stock market’s correction is looking a lot closer. That’s the conclusion of a contrarian analysis of market timer sentiment. It’s encouraging, from a contrarian perspective, that the market timer community in recent days has become extremely pessimistic – as pessimistic, in fact, as it has been at prior market bottoms. …

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‘Managed futures are like pigs in mud’: This ETF manager is replicating hedge-fund strategies to pull off big gains as stocks and bonds drop this year

Hello! Market jitters remain high this week as stocks continue to slide, with Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF standing out in the recent carnage. “We’ve entered a new era that is going to really challenge a lot of the ways people were making money,” says Andrew Beer of Dynamic Beta investments, or DBi. In this …

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How to find the best stocks in a bad market using legendary investor Geraldine Weiss’s proven strategy

Geraldine Weiss, the founding editor of the respected stock newsletter Investment Quality Trends, died on Apr. 25 at the age of 96. I will leave to others the chronicling of her remarkable career, other than to note that she overcame obstacles most of us today can not imagine. Sexism was so rampant when she started …

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US stocks futures swing higher as S&P 500 fights off bear market territory

US stock futures were pointing to a higher start for Wall Street at the end of a volatile week, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cooled speculation over the potential for 75-base point rate hikes. How are stock-index futures trading? S&P 500 futures ES00, + 1.12% rose 1.1% to 3,971 Dow Jones Industrial Average futures …

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