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The difference between this comeback and the bear market's last failed bounce

The difference between this comeback and the bear market’s last failed bounce

A 17% rise in the S&P 500 after another bear market low in a market steeped in stagflation panic? Was there. Such a rally rushing towards the index’s 200-day average alongside falling bond yields, the volatility index dropping below 20 and hope that the Federal Reserve would soon ease its tightening? It is done. All …

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Expect more turmoil after a week of mixed market signals

Expect more turmoil after a week of mixed market signals

All major stock averages closed higher for the week thanks to a Friday afternoon rally that pushed the Dow back into positive territory. Several key economic reports drove the action, including the ADP November Nonfarm Payrolls and Employment Reports and the October Personal Spending Report. Most important, perhaps, was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comment …

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The Fed's path to a "Goldilocks" economy just got a little complicated

The Fed’s path to a “Goldilocks” economy just got a little complicated

A ‘Help Wanted’ sign is displayed in a store window in Manhattan on December 02, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images As for the jobs reports, the November ones weren’t exactly what the Federal Reserve was looking for. A higher-than-expected payrolls number and a hot payroll reading that was double what …

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Jim Cramer's 10 most important things to watch in the Friday market: Hot jobs, chip issues, FedEx looks OK

Jim Cramer’s 10 most important things to watch in the Friday market: Hot jobs, chip issues, FedEx looks OK

My Top 10 Things to Watch Friday, December 2, 2022 1. US stock futures point to a weaker open as bond yields rise on stronger-than-expected job growth and wage inflation in November. Non-farm payrolls increased by 263,000. The country’s unemployment rate remains, as expected, at 3.7%. Average hourly earnings up 0.6% month-over-month and 5.1% year-over-year, …

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Asia-Pacific markets fall as investors seek clarification on China's Covid rule changes

Asia-Pacific markets fall as investors seek clarification on China’s Covid rule changes

Singapore and New York are ranked among the most expensive cities to live: EIU Singapore and New York have been ranked as the most expensive cities to live in this year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). EIU’s survey showed that the average price of goods in 172 major cities around the world rose …

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The stocks that move the most at noon: Salesforce, Five Below, Okta, Costco and more

The stocks that move the most at noon: Salesforce, Five Below, Okta, Costco and more

A shopper loads a car with bottled water at a Costco wholesaler in Chingford, Britain on March 15, 2020. John Sibley | Reuters Find out which companies are making headlines in the midday business. Selling power – Shares of the cloud-based software company fell more than 9% after the company announced the sudden departure of …

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Jim Cramer's top 10 things to watch in the market on Thursday: Cooler inflation, exit of Salesforce co-CEO

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the market on Thursday: Cooler inflation, exit of Salesforce co-CEO

My top 10 things to watch Thursday, December 1, 2022 1. The new seasonal bull month starts higher after Wall Street closed a strong November with a powerful rally led by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said smaller future interest rate hikes are likely after four straight increases of 75 basis …

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The key measure of inflation tracked by the Fed rose 0.2% in October, less than expected

The key measure of inflation tracked by the Fed rose 0.2% in October, less than expected

Inflation rose in October roughly in line with estimates, sending a sign that price increases may at least level off, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The Core Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index, a gauge that excludes food and energy and is favored by the Federal Reserve, rose 0.2% for the month and 5% from last …

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Asia-Pacific Markets Rise, Japanese Yen Strengthens as Fed Signals Lower Rises

Asia-Pacific Markets Rise, Japanese Yen Strengthens as Fed Signals Lower Rises

Japanese yen strengthens after Powell’s comment on small bulls Temasek’s $245m FTX loss ‘damaged reputation’ of Singapore, Deputy PM says Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong says the state’s sovereign wealth fund’s loss of $275 million investment in collapsed crypto exchange FTX is “disappointing and has caused reputational damage” of the city-state. But the loss …

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Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations;  Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations; Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for November came in at 48, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential and …

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