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BlackRock just cut developed-market stocks to ‘neutral’. Here’s why.

Researchers at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, have turned neutral on developed-market stocks like those of the US and say they see no catalyst for a sustained rebound in assets perceived as risky right now. The comments, contained in a note Monday from the BlackRock Investment Institute, came as all three major US stock …

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Buy the dip or sell the ‘rip’ ?: What’s next as S&P 500 tests bear-market territory

Investors, already grappling with a sinking stock market and fears that the US economy may be heading for a recession, now turn their focus to the consumer. For one thing, consumer discretionary stocks are among the hardest hit. The market’s fixation on peak inflation and how many times the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates …

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‘Robinhood’ investors are ‘going to get their heads handed to them,’ as bear market takes hold, says ‘Godfather’ of chart analysis

A bear market for the S&P 500? The stage certainly appears to be set for one, as equity benchmarks added to ugly weekly declines on Friday. Prominent market technician Ralph Acampora told MarketWatch that stocks may still be looking at “another 10% or 15% to come on the downside,” as a protracted period of lofty …

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A bear-market rally could be lurking, but investors should ‘sell any rips,’ says Bank of America

Despite the extensive losses seen for stock markets so far this year, it’s not over until it’s over – and investors should keep selling into any big rebounds higher. That’s the advice from a team of strategists at Bank of America, led by Michael Hartnett, in their Friday “Flow Show” note. In focus for the …

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Here’s the real reason the stock market is coming unglued – and it isn’t because of weak earnings

An earnings recession is not the biggest threat facing the stock market right now. That may seem a curious assertion to make in a week in which the largest retailers are reporting disappointing earnings and retail-sector stocks are being pummeled. In fact, contracting P / E multiples are the big culprit. To show that an …

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Markets haven’t acted like this since 1981 – and here’s how that played out

You have to go all the way back to 1981 when stocks, bonds, inflation-protected bonds and industrial metals were all slumping simultaneously. The S&P 500 index SPX, -4.04% has retreated 18% this year, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF IEF, + 0.71% has dropped 10%, the iShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP, + 0.69% has …

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Travelers are hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend but will pay more for airfares and gas and Americans have bet $ 125 billion on sports in the past four years

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘All kinds of stories and explanations are popping up’: My brother moved in with our mother after our father died in 2015, and transferred family property into his name ‘They no longer live in it and the property has gone into disrepair at this point.’ Read More ‘Summer …

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Stock investors are now starting to feel the 5 stages of bear-market grief

The bear market for stocks isn’t over. In fact, it may have aways to go. That’s because – even with the S&P 500 SPX, + 2.02% 16% below its all-time high, and both the Nasdaq Composite COMP, + 2.76% and the Russell 2000 Index RUT, + 3.19% into bear-market territory – many investors are more …

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Why are stocks falling? What you need to know about bear markets, stagflation and crypto chaos

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 …

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The beginning of the end of the stock market’s correction could be near

The end of the US stock market’s correction is looking a lot closer. That’s the conclusion of a contrarian analysis of market timer sentiment. It’s encouraging, from a contrarian perspective, that the market timer community in recent days has become extremely pessimistic – as pessimistic, in fact, as it has been at prior market bottoms. …

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