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This indicator may be flagging a stock slide in 2023. How the Fed and US banks could bring markets down.

Wall Street is pointing to a weak open ahead of Tuesday’s earnings from Microsoft and other big names. That’s a day after soft-economic landing hopes fueled fresh 2023 highs for the S&P 500 SPX, -0.33% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.15%. Diving straight in, our call of the day taps into a potential market worry that …

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‘Overbought and overpriced’: This investor sees a bubble popping for one popular group of stocks.

Investors wouldn’t be blamed for sizing up the first losing week in three for the S&P 500 and decide to start the weekend early. And stock futures are just barely positive. Who can blame them after the mixed bag of data this week that has reigniting worries in some corners about whether the Fed could …

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Recession or not, Wall Street still expects inflation to produce record profit margins, with more on the way

Layoffs are piling up. Recession fixations are deepening. But as higher prices continue to stick, Wall Street expects net profit margins for the companies that make up the S&P 500 index to remain at levels much higher than any level prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. As fourth-quarter results roll in, Wall Street analysts expect 2022 …

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