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Here’s our plan for Monday after another painful week to own stocks

Stocks took a beating this week as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another 75 basis points, the third consecutive hike of that magnitude. It wasn’t the rate move — which was anticipated by the market — but Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s hawkish comments on Wednesday that hurt stocks. He’s now targeting a rate …

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Tech stocks just had their worst two-week stretch since the start of the pandemic

Pedestrians pass by the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images What started off as a third-quarter rebound has turned into a flop for tech investors. The Nasdaq tumbled 5.1% this week after losing 5.5% the prior week. That marks the worst two-week stretch for the tech-heavy index since it plunged …

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Is it time to buy Treasurys? Here’s how to allocate your portfolio, according to the pros

The latest threat to stocks now isn’t any macro risk — it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the yield on the 2-year Treasury continues to surge. On Wednesday, it reached 4.1%—the highest level since 2007. As …

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Looking for a short-term trade? This ETF carries risk — but outperforms when volatility spikes

Volatility reared its head again last week, with US stocks posting their worst week since June as traders responded to growth fears, hot inflation data and the possibility of a 100 basis point rate hike by the Federal Reserve. It marked Wall Street’s fourth losing week in five, highlighting the fragile state of the stock …

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Jim Cramer: My biggest worry with the Fed and why it has us in a holding pattern

There’s a broad perception that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell does not care one whit about corporate news. He’s strictly a creature of broad government economic reports — the consumer price index, the producer price index, industrial production, retail sales and, of course, the nonfarm employment numbers. He also cares about what his fellow Fed …

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Fed meeting ahead will decide whether stocks can stabilize or fall back to bear market lows

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by another three-quarters of a point Wednesday, but it is what it signals about future rate hikes that will drive markets. The central bank’s two-day meeting Tuesday and Wednesday comes in a week where investors will also be on high alert for more guidance about corporate …

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Cramer’s week ahead: FedEx’s warning shows the Fed is further along in fighting inflation than expected

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday said that FedEx’s warning of worsening economic conditions suggests the Federal Reserve is doing better in its inflation effort than expected — meaning the central bank could take a step back after its meeting next week. “If Fed chief Jay Powell watched our interview last night … he might discover …

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Here are Friday’s biggest analyst calls of the day: Amazon, FedEx, Tesla, Apple, Snowflake & more

Here are Friday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: KeyBanc reiterates Apple as overweight KeyBanc said Apple shares remain attractive. “We recommend owning AAPL. Our KFLD (KeyBanc First Look Data) shows Indexed Spending was +2.0% m/m in August, vs. the three-year avg. of +1.0%. Positively, QTD data appears to be tracking +15 % where September should …

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Apple or Samsung? Tech investor Paul Meeks reveals which tech giant he’d buy

Investors have seemingly lost their appetite for tech stocks this year amid a flight to safety. Tuesday’s sell-off on Wall Street saw the six largest US tech companies shed more than $500 billion in market capitalization after a hotter-than-expected August inflation report sent stocks tumbling. Top tech investor Paul Meeks is advising investors to stay …

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‘It’s belt-tightening time’ — How to save as food inflation jumps more than 11% in a year

Going to the grocery store isn’t getting any cheaper. Rising food costs helped push inflation higher again last month, despite a drop in gas prices. The food index alone rose 11.4% over the past year, according to the latest consumer price index figures — marking the biggest 12-month jump since May 1979. The food-at-home index, …

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