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

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 testifying 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

Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks flurry of US lawsuits – who’s to blame?

Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks flurry of US lawsuits – who's to blame?

With investors worldwide looking at a $1.5 trillion in recent cryptocurrency losses, a blizzard of class-action lawsuits are being prepared. One big question is: who, if anyone, is to blame? See: Bitcoin slumps below $20,000 as cryptocurrency rout rolls on US federal regulators say 46,000 people have reported losing $1bn in crypto to scams since … Read more

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

What the Fed's biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

Historically bad. That’s how the mammoth $53 trillion US fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that mean … Read more

Bitcoin’s Price Falls Below $20,000

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $20,000

The price of bitcoin lurched below $20,000, and below a level widely monitored by cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as a brutal selloff in crypto showed no signs of abating. Bitcoin fell as low as $18,739.50 and stayed below $20,000 on Saturday, according to CoinDesk, losing 72% of its value from its high in November. Concerns about the … Read more

Bitcoin’s Price Falls Below $20,000

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $20,000

The price of bitcoin has fallen below the key psychological level of $20,000 as a brutal selloff in cryptocurrencies deepened. Bitcoin fell momentarily to $18,739.50 and stayed below $20,000 on Saturday, according to CoinDesk, losing 72% of its value from its high in November. Concerns about the Federal Reserve’s actions to tame higher-than-expected inflation have … Read more

A Crypto Bankruptcy Could Be Investors’ Nightmare

A Crypto Bankruptcy Could Be Investors' Nightmare

The cryptocurrency market’s latest swoon is giving investors a painful lesson about the risks of trading digital tokens through intermediaries. In a bankruptcy restructuring, crypto investors would be navigating uncharted territory. “What can safely be predicted is that there will be litigation, and there will be delay,” said Adam Levitin, a law professor at Georgetown … Read more

Battered Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Capital Considers Asset Sales, Bailout

Battered Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Capital Considers Asset Sales, Bailout

Cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Three Arrows Capital Ltd. has hired legal and financial advisers to help work out a solution for its investors and lenders, after suffering heavy losses from a broad market selloff in digital assets, the firm’s founders said on Friday. “We have always been believers in crypto and we still are,” Kyle Davies, … Read more

Stock Market Opens Lower as Post-Fed Rally Fades

Stock Futures Falter as Post-Fed Rally Fades

US global stock indexes slumped, suggesting Wall Street’s post-Fed meeting rally isn’t set to last. The S&P 500 dropped 2.5% in early trading Thursday, a day after the broad index rallied 1.5% to halt a five-day losing streak. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.2%, or 674 points to 29994, while the Nasdaq Composite … Read more

Stock Futures Falter as Post-Fed Rally Fades

Stock Futures Falter as Post-Fed Rally Fades

US stock futures and global indexes slumped, suggesting Wall Street’s post-Fed meeting rally isn’t set to last. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dropped 2.2% on Thursday, a day after the broad index rallied 1.5% to halt a five-day losing streak. Blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures lost 1.8% while Nasdaq-100 futures plummeted 2.6%, putting … Read more

Why stocks and bonds went into relief-rally mode after Fed’s jumbo rate hike

Why stocks and bonds went into relief-rally mode after Fed's jumbo rate hike

Financial markets suffered an absolute bloodbath in the days leading up to Wednesday’s Federal Reserve decision, with stocks plunging and bond yields soaring in the wake of surprisingly hot inflation data — a sign that investors feared a more Volcker-esque reaction from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and the rest of the Federal Open Market … Read more