Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring – for now – as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testing in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall … Read more

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stock futures are soaring – for now – as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testing in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its … Read more

From Great Resignation to Forced Resignation: Tech companies are shifting to layoffs after a huge ramp up in hiring

The Great Resignation is pivoting to a Forced Resignation. Thousands of layoffs in the tech sector, compounded by hiring freezes and a slowdown in hiring, highlight the abrupt shift in fortunes over the past several months as a result of rampant inflation, fear of stagflation and recession, supply-chain interruptions, the war in Ukraine, an ailing … Read more

Dow Drops Over 800 Points; S&P 500 Falls Into Bear-Market Territory

The stock-market selloff deepened Monday, with the S&P 500 entering a bear market, as investors took another look at Friday’s red-hot inflation data and liked it even less. Faced with rising chances of aggressive monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve, investors broadly unloaded risk. The S&P 500 slumped 3.9% as 495 of its 500 components … Read more

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Wariness is in order after the S&P 500’s bear-market finish and a potential 75 basis-point Fed hike just one day away. Gains for stock futures and a potential bounce are fading fast. Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, who can count some wins after pounding the table this year over a gloomy stock setup, told clients on … Read more

The S&P 500 is clinging to a key support level after Friday’s meltdown, here’s what happens if that fails

Last week’s shock US inflation number continues to tear through markets, with dip buyers seemingly in hiding. Hardest hit Nasdaq-100 futures are down 3%. Investors are now focused squarely on Wednesday’s Fed outcome, with expectations the central bank may need to do something bold, driving even more anxiety out there. The aftermath of Wall Street’s … Read more

Ethereum close to its major upgrade, but why has it fallen more than bitcoin?

This article has been updated to correct the identification of Citadel Securities. Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m writing it in the heat of Austin, TX, where Consensus, a multi-day crypto conference kicked off today. As usual, find me on Twitter at FrancesYue_ to … Read more

Deloitte Explores Splitting Auditing, Consulting Arms, Following Ernst & Young

Deloitte is exploring a plan to split its global audit and consulting practices, following an effort by fellow Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young to potentially spin off its consulting arm, according to people familiar with the matter. The moves would mark the biggest shake-up in the accounting industry in decades, handing windfalls to … Read more

Companies that exited Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are being rewarded with outsize stock-market returns, Yale study finds – and those that stayed are not

The almost 1,000 companies that have opted to pull out of Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are not just benefiting from a reputational boost. They are also being rewarded by financial markets, while those who remain behind are being punished. “We find that equity markets are actually rewarding companies for leaving Russia while … Read more

Small-cap growth stocks are at their lowest P / E valuation in at least 24 years.

Growth stocks typically trade at premium prices. But in this market, rising interest rates have turned small-cap growth stocks into a bargain group. This may be a beautiful setup for long-term investors. The following chart, provided by Alger Director of Market Strategy Bradford Neuman, underscores the opportunity: Alger, FactSet The chart shows the weighted forward … Read more