5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 11

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Futures turn lower after consumer prices remain at four decade highs Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 10, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures turned lower Wednesday after the first of two key April inflation … Read more

U.S. stocks end lower after jobs data, as S&P 500 suffers its longest losing streak since 2011

All three major US stock benchmarks closed lower Friday, each booking another week of losses, as investors weighed April jobs data amid heightened stagflation fears. The S&P 500 fell for a fifth straight week, its longest losing streak since June 2011, according to Dow Jones Market Data. How did stock indexes perform? The Dow Jones … Read more

Based on 19 bear markets in the last 140 years, here’s where the current downturn may end, says Bank of America

At nearly the halfway mark in a volatile year of trading, the S&P 500 index is down, but not out to the point of an official bear market yet. According to a widely followed definition, a bear market occurs when a market or security is down 20% or more from a recent high. The S&P … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, May 6

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Futures drop after worst day for Dow, Nasdaq since 2020 A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, May 5, 2022. andrew kelly | Reuters US stock futures … Read more

FTSE 100 falls as recession fears hit markets

Ggood morning. There are early signs the UK’s housing boom could finally be coming to an end. The average price of a home rose 1.1pc in April to £286,079, according to Halifax. That’s a new record high and the 10th consecutive month of growth. However, growth slipped to 10.8pc on an annual basis, compared to … Read more

‘Nowhere near the bottom,’ top economist says as global markets crater

The New York Stock Exchange. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Stock markets are set for more heavy selling this summer as central banks around the world ramp up interest rates to try to combat spiraling inflation, according to one economist. Brunello Rosa, who is the CEO and head of research at Rosa & Roubini, a consultancy … Read more

Open to close after Wall Street sell-off

LONDON — European markets are expected to pull back slightly on Friday, tracking global caution after Wall Street posted its worst day since 2020. Britain’s FTSE 100 is seen around 20 points to 7,483, Germany’s DAX is set to slide by around 57 points to 13,846 and France’s CAC 40 is expected to shed around … Read more

Stocks are tumbling. Here’s what to keep in mind

Photo Prasit | Time | Getty Images US stocks have a case of whiplash. Stocks slumped Thursday in one of the worst sessions seen so far this year. During intraday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points or 3%, while the S&P 500 lost 4% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite slipped … Read more

Why the stock-market plunge is partly due to bad news on the inflation front

Don’t overlook the role of disappointing productivity figures as a spark for Thursday’s stock-market selloff, a veteran Wall Street strategist said. “Contributing to the stock-market selloff today was more bad news on the inflation front. Nonfarm business productivity dropped 7.5% [on a seasonally adjusted annual rate] during Q1,” wrote Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment … Read more

As Dow sinks over 1,000 points, signs of panic-selling emerge in stock market

Panicky behavior was starting to set in on Wall Street on Thursday, at least from a technical perspective, as the Dow industrials shed all of the previous day’s dramatic gains, and then some. Trading in New York Stock Exchange–listed stocks at midday Thursday exhibited panic-like selling action as bullish investors suffered a powerful reversal of … Read more