Stock Market

Opinion: How likely is it that the Fed will crash the stock market?

Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen The Federal Reserve’s printing presses have, in large part, been responsible for the run-up in stocks since the financial crisis. Now the presses are about to stop. Will stocks crash? Let’s explore that question. Chart Please click here to see an instructive chart — that of the Fed’s total assets. Notice how assets ...

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Opinion: How likely is it that the Fed will crash the stock market?

Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen The Federal Reserve’s printing presses have, in large part, been responsible for the run-up in stocks since the financial crisis. Now the presses are about to stop. Will stocks crash? Let’s explore that question. Chart Please click here to see an instructive chart — that of the Fed’s total assets. Notice how assets ...

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Hidden cracks are forming in the record-breaking stock market

REUTERS/Erik De Castro Cracks are forming in an equity bull market that’s been devoid of major price swings for months — and you may miss them if you don’t know where to look. While a 30-day measure of volatility is subdued, a three-month gauge is spiking in comparison. Don’t be lulled to sleep by near-record low stock market price swings. ...

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When the stock market finally implodes, don’t say these 3 charts didn’t warn you

The perennial headline: Stock market shrugs off everything. North Korea (shrug). Terrorist attacks (shrug). Hurricanes (shrug). Investor complacency (shrug). Lofty valuations (shrug). Trump (the best shrug, believe me). Whatever it is — screw it, buy! On the flip side, bears, of course, have spent the better part of the past few years missing out in one of the greatest bull ...

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A beginner’s guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Most people who abstain from investing in the stock market do so because they believe it’s too confusing and risky to ever pay off for them. But while these people are sitting on the sidelines, millions of regular folks are diving into the ...

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Stock market safety net disappearing — with its own success to …

Stock buybacks, historically the safety net of the stock market, are starting to disappear. Reuters/Mike Segar A strategy frequently deployed to boost share prices is on the decline — and companies have their own success to blame. The method in question is buybacks, in which companies purchase their own shares. It has been a popular technique for bolstering stock prices ...

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Mass Psychology Supports the Pricey Stock Market

First, consider stock prices. They are very high, particularly when using the Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings ratio, or C.A.P.E., which I defined almost thirty years ago with Prof. John Y. Campbell, who is now at Harvard University. The C.A.P.E. ratio is essentially the price earnings ratio, with annual fluctuations smoothed by averaging. (More precisely, it is the inflation-corrected stock price ...

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‘Best of stock market is behind us,’ Wells Fargo’s Chris Harvey urges investors to seek protection

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Stock market pulls back from all-time highs

U.S. stocks traded marginally lower on Wednesday, retreating from all-time highs set during the previous session as investors searched for catalysts that could breathe new life into the rally. Some analysts suggested a mild pullback is a function of days of solid gains that propelled stocks to record levels. The SP 500 SPX, -0.03%  was off by 4 points, or ...

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Dow rises along with the rest of the stock market, but McDonald’s eats into rally

U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday traded modestly higher, but gains were capped by declines in technology, health-care and consumer-staples stocks after a brisk, broad-market runup in the previous session. The SP 500 set a fresh all-time, intraday high, marked by a resurgence in buying on Wall Street, though some of that enthusiasm has cooled in late-morning trade. Investors also awaited ...

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