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Are markets underestimating how far the Fed must go to tame inflation?

The Federal Reserve isn’t even four months into its latest interest-rate-hiking cycle, and yet investors are already pricing in rate cuts as soon as next year, the latest sign that the market is bracing — or perhaps rather hoping — for a swift return to the easy-money monetary policy that helped drive the roaring stock …

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Here’s how far house prices are set to fall as rates go up, according to this forecasting firm

Stocks are veering south post holiday, following earlier optimism over reports President Joe Biden may lower tariffs on some Chinese goods to help ease the inflation sting. There isn’t much to explain the moodiness of stocks, which logged gains on Friday, but weekly losses on worries about a recession spurred on by rising US interest …

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Did Tesla Lose the EV Crown? What to know.

Text size Shenzen-based BYD has overtaken Elon Musk’s Tesla as the world’s biggest electric vehicle producer by sales. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Warren Buffett-Backed BYD sold more cars than Tesla during the first six months of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s sold the most battery-only electric vehicles. First, the headlines. Shenzhen-based BYD (ticker: 1211.Hong Kong) …

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Bitcoin Prices Struggle Below $20,000. Why Tuesday Could Bring a Bigger Move.

Text size Bitcoin has failed to consistently breach the key $20,000 mark. Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were largely unchanged on Monday, with digital assets continuing to trade at depressed levels following a stark selloff this year. The price of Bitcoin rose less than 1% over the past 24 hours to …

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Some experts say a recession is coming. How to prepare your portfolio

Phonlamaiphoto | Istock | Getty Images Months of stock market volatility, surging inflation and rising interest rates have left many investors wondering if a recession is coming. The stock market tumbled again on Thursday, with the S&P 500 capping its worst six-month start to a year since 1970. In all, it’s down more than 20% …

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Some experts say a recession is coming. How to prepare your portfolio

Phonlamaiphoto | Istock | Getty Images Months of stock market volatility, surging inflation and rising interest rates have left many investors wondering if a recession is coming. The stock market tumbled again on Thursday, with the S&P 500 capping its worst six-month start to a year since 1970. In all, it’s down more than 20% …

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Stocks Had a Nasty 6 Months. The Second Half Could Be Ugly Too.

Text size Bond markets are pricing in significant additional interest-rate hikes this year, but some stock analysts’ earnings forecasts remain optimism. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg It was a first half destined to haunt investors. The past six months were historically bad for stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and practically every other asset class outside of commodities. Despite its late …

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Prices of Oil, Wheat, and Copper are Falling. What It Means.

Elias Stein Text size Interpreting commodity prices is a challenge. Prices of commodities like oil, wheat, and copper are sliding as recession concerns grow. In theory, a weaker economy reduces demand. Construction slows—copper is used in wiring and plumbing—as do sales of anything electrical. Experts differ on what this means. “Fears of a global recession …

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