Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Deliver Very Bad News

Meta Platforms (GOAL) is not doing well. The social-media giant, parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has been sending alarming signals for several months. It was ejected from the world’s top 10 most valuable companies, and this year its market capitalization has failed by nearly $545 billion. During the third quarter, which is about to … Read more

Opinion: Market instability replaces inflation as the biggest risk, raising the chances of a pivot by the Federal Reserve

Market instability is the biggest risk to central banks globally, replacing inflation, owing to massive amounts of leverage. So far, the US Federal Reserve is fortunate because there’s low volatility in the stock market SPX, -2.11%, even though there’s a bear market. Market stability affords the Fed the space needed for the most aggressive rate-hiking … Read more

Why a rising 10-year Treasury yield is rattling financial markets as it nears 4%

The 10-year Treasury yield, a vital benchmark that influences a vast array of consumer borrowing costs, is on its way to hitting 4% for the first time in at least 12 years — a development that’s starting to ripple across financial markets. The rate TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.985% soared to as high as 3.988% on Tuesday — … Read more

Assurant (AIZ) Boosts Mobile Device Protection With T-Mobile – September 27, 2022

Assurance, Inc. (AIZ Quick QuoteAZ – Free Report) entered into a new multiyear agreement to extend its longstanding partnership with T-Mobile. The partnership is intended to continue providing comprehensive mobile device protection solutions. Through its Global Lifestyle segment, Assurant provides mobile device solutions and extended service products as well as related services for consumer electronics … Read more

This ‘single greatest predictor of future stock-market returns’ has fallen sharply — and that’s a bullish sign

CHAPEL HILL, NC – A good chunk of the bull market’s excesses have been worked off, according to the “Single Greatest Predictor of Future Stock Market Returns.” And that’s good news. I’m referring to the indicator, first proposed by the Philosophical Economics blog in 2013, that is based on the average household’s portfolio allocation to … Read more

Alphabet CEO Pichai Continues to Sound Alarm About the Economy

Alphabet (GOOGLE) the parent company of Google, wants to avoid unpleasant surprises. The firm is convinced that a sharp slowdown in growth will have an impact on advertising revenues, its main source of income. For a few months now, the group has therefore been trying to prepare for a dark scenario as the Federal Reserve … Read more

Why I’m Not Worried About the Stock Market

A lot of scary words have been floating around with “recession“and”inflation” at the top of the list. People are worried about the economy and the Federal Reserve has not been helping as it steadily raises interest rates. That, in theory, acts as a check on inflation, but mostly makes money more expensive which impacts mortgage … Read more

Bond Market Meltdown Captures Inflation Fears, Recession Forecasts

US Treasury bond yields jumped higher Friday, extending one of the biggest fixed income market declines in seven decades, as investors grapple with the twin concerns of emerging inflation and debt-fueled attempts to revive economic growth. Benchmark 2-year Treasury note yields, which were trading as low as 26 basis points in September of last year, … Read more

These 20 stocks in the S&P skidded as much as 21.5% during another brutal week for the market

Another difficult week for US stocks ended with shares of oil producers sliding and Ford Motor Co. tumbling further on concerns over supply shortages. The S&P 500SPX, -1.72% fell 1.7% on Friday for a one-week decline of 4.6%, as investors continued to fret about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases to temper inflation. Among components of … Read more

Brace yourselves, the Fed is about to inflict ‘some pain’ to fight inflation — here’s how to prepare your wallet and portfolio

The Fed is ready to bring the pain. Are you prepared? Weeks ago, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cautioned there would be “some pain to households and businesses” as the central bank jacks up interest rates to fight inflation that’s higher than it’s been in four decades. Powell and other members of the Fed’s Federal … Read more