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Assess the risk/reward for the market through 2023, even if a recession awaits us

Assess the risk/reward for the market through 2023, even if a recession awaits us

In a year of slippery markets, the tape proved surprisingly sticky. Of course, the indices lost ground last week, with the S&P 500 slipping 3.4% exactly from the perch that skeptics would have bet, the level just above 4000 that marked the unseen but so far impenetrable from January 3rd. market peak. Still, where it …

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Costco's Inflation Signals Keep Us From Overreacting to Rising Producer Prices

Costco’s Inflation Signals Keep Us From Overreacting to Rising Producer Prices

Wholesale prices in November may have been slightly warmer than expected, but next week’s look at consumer prices is one that could solidify the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate decision. Ultimately, we think November’s consumer price index (CPI) carries more weight with the market and the Fed than Friday’s wholesale numbers, known officially as the …

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Dow has worst week since September as investors anticipate CPI and Fed meeting

Dow has worst week since September as investors anticipate CPI and Fed meeting

It’s been a bumpy week for stocks. The market came under pressure at the start of the week as investors worried that the elevated wage pressure seen in the November jobs report could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates higher than scheduled for next year to fight inflation. After a brief midweek respite, …

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Costco reports a mixed quarter, but we see positive catalysts on the horizon

Costco reports a mixed quarter, but we see positive catalysts on the horizon

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported mixed first-quarter fiscal results after the closing bell on Thursday amid weaker consumer demand. But the Club continues to see the fundamentals of the business as strong and is encouraged by the planned rise in membership fees and the bulk retailer’s special dividend. Total revenue, which includes dues revenue, rose 8% …

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Jim Cramer's top 10 things to watch in the market Thursday: Cloud of War, Salesforce demotion, GameStop quarter

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the market Thursday: Cloud of War, Salesforce demotion, GameStop quarter

My Top 10 Things to Watch Thursday, December 8, 2022 1. U.S. stock futures point to a higher open after the S&P 500 fell five straight sessions, including strong back-to-back declines on Monday and Tuesday. Fear that interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve could tip the economy into recession has dogged Wall Street lately. …

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The stock market is trapped in a sharp downtrend, and the situation could get worse

The stock market is trapped in a sharp downtrend, and the situation could get worse

Stocks have lost their short-term bullish momentum, and now the market seems stuck in a longer-term downtrend with no end in sight. Many market strategists expect the S&P 500 to aim to retest lows in the first quarter as earnings look weaker, recession fears rise and the Federal Reserve continues to tighten policy. Strategists looking …

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Oil plunge, tech meltdown and Fed cuts?  Strategist shares possible market "surprises" in 2023

Oil plunge, tech meltdown and Fed cuts? Strategist shares possible market “surprises” in 2023

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, August 29, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters After a tumultuous year for the financial markets, Standard charter outlined a number of potential surprises for 2023 that he says are “undervalued” by the market. Eric Robertson, the bank’s chief research …

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Here's where we stand after this week's sharp back-to-back market declines

Here’s where we stand after this week’s sharp back-to-back market declines

The stock market is having another nasty bearish session on Tuesday on fears that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for a longer period to a higher level and that could tip the economy into a recession. The central bank, according to the Wall Street Journal, plans to raise rates above 5% next year …

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Jim Cramer's 10 biggest things to watch in the market on Tuesday: JPMorgan double upgrade, oil prices drop to $75

Jim Cramer’s 10 biggest things to watch in the market on Tuesday: JPMorgan double upgrade, oil prices drop to $75

My top 10 things to watch Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1. US stock futures point to a mixed open after Monday’s strong selloff. December tends to be seasonal, especially at the end of the month when Wall Street historically looks for Santa’s rally. In a commentary, we looked at which Club stocks were the best …

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