Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

What’s gold price outlook as markets shift from inflation to recession fears?

What's gold price outlook as markets shift from inflation to recession fears?

(Kitco News) Gold’s volatility has been relatively low compared to other assets as the precious metal retains its “mild bull market” status and trades comfortably between $1,800-$1,900 an ounce. But don’t expect a gold price rally until some confidence returns to the marketplace, according to MKS PAMP. There is a shift … Read more

US recession this year is more likely than not: Nomura analysts

US recession this year is more likely than not: Nomura analysts

The US economy is more likely than not to sink into a recession this year as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy in its bid to cool decades-high inflation, economists warned Monday. “Disruptions in the energy and food sectors, coupled with declining consumer sentiment, are contributing to a looming economic slowdown in the US and … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Stocks Historically Don't Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routes. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnsarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more

Billionaire Leon Cooperman calls cryptocurrency ‘crap’

Billionaire Leon Cooperman calls cryptocurrency 'crap'

Stocks still have further to fall, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman warned on Tuesday — adding that speculative assets such as SPAC deals, cryptocurrencies and NFTs are “crap” and aren’t likely to recover anytime soon. Cooperman, the chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, said he sees the US economy falling into a recession in 2023 and … Read more

Tightening of financial conditions accelerates, recession fears grow as May CPI report becomes multi-day trading event

Tightening of financial conditions accelerates, recession fears grow as May CPI report becomes multi-day trading event

Financial markets convulsed on Monday as investors considered the prospects of US inflation accelerating, not decelerating, after the release of May’s consumer-price index report. Signs of the sentiment shift since Friday’s data release were evident in the fast-paced tightening of financial conditions, plus an outlook for more aggressive Federal Reserve rate hikes. Gains in the … Read more

Dow sinks sharply as Wall Street worries about drastic action from the Fed

Dow sinks sharply as Wall Street worries about drastic action from the Fed

New York CNN Business — US stocks plunged into bear market territory Monday morning as Wall Street investors grew increasingly nervous about the prospect of even more harsh medicine from the Fed to take the sting out of inflation. The Dow (INDU) sank 825 points, or 2.7%, and the Nasdaq fell 4.3%. The broader S&P … Read more

Elon Musk Does Not Fear A Recession

Elon Musk Does Not Fear A Recession

Elon Musk makes the news. He is everywhere. The chief executive officer of premium electric vehicle maker Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report is somewhat reminiscent of former Republican President Donald Trump when the latter was in office. Like Trump, Twitter is Musk’s main communication channel. Like the real estate developer, the tech tycoon … Read more