Bitcoin Price Falls Below $ 26,000

Bitcoin plunged and the world’s largest stablecoin, tether, briefly edged down from its $ 1 peg, adding to fears of more turbulence in the cryptocurrency market. Cryptocurrencies have been hit by two forces this week. On one side, concerns that inflation will necessitate aggressive central-bank tightening have sapped the desire to hold assets perceived as … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

This Wall Street legend has lived through every bear market since the 1950s. He says the one coming could hit the S&P 500 with a 30% loss

Bob Farrell, a 90-year-old retiree in Florida, is hardly a household name on Main Street. But on Wall Street, Farrell is an absolute legend. To say that Farrell has seen it all is an understatement. He has witnessed every bull-, bubble- and bear market since 1957, when he joined Merrill Lynch as an analyst trainee … Read more

Market’s 2022 Slide Has Already Changed Investor Behavior

The 2022 pullback in US stocks intensified last week, with stocks on Thursday staging their largest single-day decline since the onset of the pandemic. The plunge came just a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared to clear the way for a stock rally by casting interest-rate increases larger than a half-percentage point as … Read more

Stocks end rocky week with their 5th straight weekly decline

NEW YORK – A turbulent week on Wall Street ended Friday with more losses and the stock market’s fifth straight weekly decline. The latest pullback came as investors balanced a strong US jobs report against worries the Federal Reserve may cause a recession in its drive to halt inflation. The S&P 500 ended with a … Read more

Apple has spent decades building its walled garden. It may be starting to crack

Apple Inc. has spent decades tending to and building a “walled garden” around its technology, allowing the most valuable company in the US to maintain control over what software can land on its iPhones and Macs and what that software can do. Recent moves by regulators and legislators in Europe and the US threaten to … Read more

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas

WASHINGTON — Top US banking regulators are poised to overhaul how banks lend hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lower-income communities, after scrapping a Trump-era revamp that had divided regulators and industry officials. The latest proposal to modernize rules for the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act is set to be announced Thursday and aims to … Read more

Stock Futures Slip as Investors Reassess Fed Comments

US stock futures fell, with technology stocks on track to lead losses after the opening bell, as investors assessed the implications of the Fed’s most aggressive tightening of monetary policy in more than two decades. Futures for the S&P 500 fell 0.6% Thursday. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 lost 0.7% and futures for the Dow … Read more

Some economists say a recession is inevitable. Should you pay off your mortgage now? Consider these factors first.

An economic downturn appears to be in the cards. And that could put some homeowners in a tight spot. Fears of a recession were stoked last week when data showed that the US economy shrank in the first quarter at a 1.4% annualized rate. Roger Ferguson, who previously served as a Federal Reserve governor, said … Read more