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Why are stocks falling? What you need to know about bear markets, stagflation and crypto chaos

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to put to rest the fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to get a grip on inflation without sinking the economy stokes fears of stagflation – a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Stagflation is “an …

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The beginning of the end of the stock market’s correction could be near

The end of the US stock market’s correction is looking a lot closer. That’s the conclusion of a contrarian analysis of market timer sentiment. It’s encouraging, from a contrarian perspective, that the market timer community in recent days has become extremely pessimistic – as pessimistic, in fact, as it has been at prior market bottoms. …

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How to find the best stocks in a bad market using legendary investor Geraldine Weiss’s proven strategy

Geraldine Weiss, the founding editor of the respected stock newsletter Investment Quality Trends, died on Apr. 25 at the age of 96. I will leave to others the chronicling of her remarkable career, other than to note that she overcame obstacles most of us today can not imagine. Sexism was so rampant when she started …

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Affirm stock soars as company tops revenue expectations ‘despite volatile market conditions’

Shares of Affirm Holdings Inc. surged in after-hours trading Thursday after the buy-now pay-later company delivered a revenue beat and an upbeat volume forecast in the face of “volatile market conditions.” The company posted a fiscal third-quarter net loss of $ 54.7 million, or 19 cents a share, compared to a loss of $ 287 …

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The S&P 500 is on the brink of a bear market. Here’s the threshold.

The latest bull market for US stocks was on the brink of expiring Thursday afternoon, with the benchmark S&P 500 holding just shy of the threshold that marks bear territory. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.57% was down 73 points, or 1.9%, at 3,860.88 in afternoon trade, after finishing Wednesday around 18% below its record close …

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Dow sheds 300 points in choppy trade as S&P 500 teeters on brink of bear market

US stocks fell Thursday, failing to stabilize amid a broad-based selloff that’s sent stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year, with the S&P 500 nearing bear-market territory. What’s happening The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA fell 306 points, or 1%, to 31,526. The S&P 500 SPX was down 31 points, or 0.8% …

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Dutch Bros. stock spills 37% lower after forecast cut due to inflation

After its third quarterly earnings report since going public, coffee chain Dutch Bros. Inc.’s shares were slaughtered in late trading Wednesday after executives revised their annual outlook to predict less profit this year amid record inflation. Dutch Bros. BROSS, -15.76% lost $16.3 million, or 10 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with a …

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Will inflation push more people to go back to work? ‘They’ll be entering a job market that’s eager to have them,’ one economist says

Labor costs are driving up inflation. But will inflation also drive more people back to the workforce? The annual rate of inflation slowed to 8.3% in April from 8.5% the previous month, helped by a fall in gasoline prices, but consumers still face rapidly rising costs. The March reading was the highest since 1981. The …

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Will inflation push more people to go back to work? ‘They’ll be entering a job market that’s eager to have them,’ one economist says and you can now use bitcoin to pay college tuition — but should you?

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Everything you need to know to get your yard ready for summer This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our resident landscape architecture guru, who previously chatted with us about winter trends for your yard. Today we are talking spring gardening, the best tools and the chair …

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Moderna CFO out after two days in the role as former employer Dentsply discloses probe of financial reporting

Moderna Inc. surprised investors Wednesday with the news that its chief financial officer has departed the company just two days after taking up the position, following the disclosure of an internal probe into financial reporting at his former employer. Jorge Gomez, who became Moderna’s CFO on Monday, has left the biotech after Dentsply Sirona Inc. …

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