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Watch out if you’re male, over 45, and think you know about investing

Watch out if you’re male, over 45, and think you know about investing The stock market’s recent weakness could be particularly hazardous to your wealth if you’re male, above the age of 45, married, have more dependents, or think you have excellent investment knowledge. That’s because investors in these demographic categories are more likely to …

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Weekend reads: Retail troubles and how to handle this scary stock market

Weekend reads: Retail troubles and how to handle this scary stock market At first glance, it might appear that the stock market finally fared pretty well for one week through May 19 —- the benchmark S&P 500 index SPX, +0.01% was down only 0.7%. But it’s on track to be down for seven straight weeks …

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

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 hits. The market’s …

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‘The dip is your friend’: Why some advisers are telling young investors to buy stocks, despite stagflation fears roiling markets

‘The dip is your friend’: Why some advisers are telling young investors to buy stocks, despite stagflation fears roiling markets How low can stocks go? This question has made investors nervous, as they fear one bottom after another. The answer: Pick a number. Some analysts say brace for further drops, others expect a bounce. Wall …

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

‘Robinhood’ investors are ‘going to get their heads handed to them,’ as stocks on verge of bear market, 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 bounced around on Friday, posting weekly declines after a whipsawing session. Prominent market …

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Fed’s Bullard says retailers who don’t understand that consumers are stretched thin by inflation are going to get ‘punched in the face’

Fed’s Bullard says retailers who don’t understand that consumers are stretched thin by inflation are going to get ‘punched in the face’ Retailers who endlessly raise their prices and don’t understand that consumers are stretched thin because of inflation are going to lose market share, said St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Friday. “A …

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Junk bonds are showing signs of liquidity strains as the S&P 500 narrowly avoids bear market territory

Junk bonds are showing signs of liquidity strains as the S&P 500 narrowly avoids bear market territory Concerns about the US economy slipping into a recession isn’t the only thing nagging at corporate bond investors. Trading in the riskier high-yield, or “junk-bond,” segment of corporate debt also has become a lot trickier in recent weeks, …

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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

‘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 …

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I’m the senior economist for Realtor.com. 5 things to know about the housing market

I’m the senior economist for Realtor.com. 5 things to know about the housing market George Ratiu is the senior economist and manager of economic research at Realtor.com. Realtor.com For more than 15 years, George Ratiu has been studying the housing market. He’s the senior economist and manager of economic research at Realtor.com, where he focuses …

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The technician who called the 2020 market bottom says a ‘shocking rally’ is in store

The technician who called the 2020 market bottom says a ‘shocking rally’ is in store It’s been a terrible week in an awful year for the stock market. Walmart WMT, Target TGT, and Tencent HK:700 each reported disappointing results to add fuel to the worries about interest-rate hikes and quantitative tightening. But, Melvin Capital aside, …

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