‘Nowhere to hide?’ Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

'Nowhere to hide?'  Why stagflation fears put stocks on verge of a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put to rest the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation — a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is “an … Read more

Crypto crash? What investors need to know about Luna, Tether, and bitcoin

Why haven't we seen the rise of next Dogecoin or Shiba Inu?  Here are three main reasons

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback or tell us what you think we should cover. It has been what some called a “very dark” week for crypto, with stablecoin … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

Elon Musk's Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators' Probes

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake in Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission of a … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

Elon Musk's Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators' Probes

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake in Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission of a … Read more

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

A selloff in a cryptocurrency that was supposed to be pegged to $1 accelerated Wednesday, briefly sending its price to less than a quarter of that value. TerraUSD traded as low as 23 cents Wednesday, according to data from CoinDesk. As of 8:53 am ET, it had partially rebounded to about 30 cents in volatile … Read more

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

These 10 stocks have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected to soar up to 66% from here

It sure has been a wild ride for investors over the past few weeks, with the S&P 500 benchmark rising 10% from March 8 through March 30. But the broader stock market is still down for 2022. Below is a list of 10 stocks that have fallen at least 20% this year, but are expected … Read more

There may be little upside left in this stock rally, says Goldman Sachs. Here’s where it advises investors to put their money now.

There may be little upside left in this stock rally, says Goldman Sachs.  Here's where it advises investors to put their money now.

After seven straight quarterly wins, the S&P 500 is about to log a 3% loss in the first quarter. The last losing quarter was a COVID-fueled 20% slump in March 2020, But a 5% gain for March will make for the best month since October, and the index remains just 4% off its Jan. 4 … Read more

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve’s recession warning — for now. Here’s why.

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve's recession warning --- for now.  Here's why.

Blink and you missed it, but the yield on the 2-year Treasury note traded briefly above the yield on the 10-year note Tuesday afternoon, temporarily inverting the yield curve and triggering recession warning bells. Data shows that it hasn’t paid in the past to abandon stocks the moment the Treasury yield curve turns upside down, … Read more

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve’s recession warning — for now. Here’s why.

Stock-market investors laugh off yield curve's recession warning --- for now.  Here's why.

Blink and you missed it, but the yield on the 2-year Treasury note traded briefly above the yield on the 10-year note Tuesday afternoon, temporarily inverting the yield curve and triggering recession warning bells. Data shows that it hasn’t paid in the past to abandon stocks the moment the Treasury yield curve turns upside down, … Read more

US Stock Indexes Rise, Oil Prices Extend Decline

US Stock Indexes Rise, Oil Prices Extend Decline

Stocks rose and oil prices recorded their largest declines in more than a week Tuesday as US indexes moved closer to finishing a month in the green for the first time this year. Falling oil prices lifted the S&P 500’s consumer discretionary sector about 1.5% and pushed its energy sector down about 0.4%. Lower energy … Read more