Hertz, Ford, Keurig Dr Pepper and more

Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday: Hertz — Shares of the rental rental company jumped 1.9% after the company announced a partnership with BP’s electric vehicle charging unit that will put thousands of charging stations at Hertz locations. Many of the stations will be used to charge Hertz’s growing fleet of electric […]

REITs which look resilient in recession, analysts say

After a volatile year for many asset classes, real estate investment trusts — or REITs — are returning to the spotlight. REITs, which invest in income-producing real estate , such as shopping centers, housing developments and hospitals, had a broadly positive earnings season last quarter, and analysts say some will remain resilient, even in a […]

The summer market comeback was a textbook bear market bounce, history shows

The recent stock rally has all the signs of a bear market bounce, according to an analysis from Citi Research. Stocks hit a recent low in mid-June when the S & P 500 fell into a bear market, meaning it was down more than 20% from its all-time high. Since, the index has rallied a […]

Strategist likes this defensive FAANG stock heading into September

U.S stocks fell on Monday, extending a losing streak from last week, but there could be more pain ahead as the stock market heads into what has traditionally been a “seasonally weak” period for equities. But strategist King Lip is not overly worried. “We are going into a seasonally weak period for stocks, so we […]

Apple looks vulnerable to chart strategists. That could be a warning for the whole market

Technical analysts say Apple’s stock chart could be showing signs of short-term fatigue, and that could have repercussions for the whole stock market. The $2.7 trillion market cap stock is 7.4% of the S & P 500, so when it moves it can help propel the benchmark index higher. It can also act as a […]

How to reduce risk in your portfolio right now, according to the pros

Stocks have been on a rollercoaster ride this year, as a mix of recession fears, inflationary pressures and a slew of other macro risks roil markets. U.S. indexes have recently bounced back from lows hit earlier this year, but Wall Street is still debating whether markets have hit the bottom. “While the third quarter has […]

Frenzied trading in meme stocks is a warning sign for the broader market

Feverish trading in speculative stocks can be a warning sign that the broader market is near a top. Bed Bath & Beyond has been one of those plays, surging more than 25% Wednesday afternoon. That follows five jumps of at least 20% this month. The stock ended July at $5.03 and was near $26 Wednesday. […]

Market outlook ‘too volatile’ to chase stock, bond rallies, asset manager says

Investors should eschew chasing recent rallies in stocks and bonds given the current economic uncertainty, according to the chief investment officer of Swiss asset manager Prime Partners. Francois Savary said it was hugely difficult to have clear economic visibility due to the particulars of the current investment cycle, such as the Covid-19 recovery and the […]

Wall Street banks name their top growth stocks

Growth stocks have been slammed this year amid a broad bear market slump, but a slew of Wall Street banks believe the tide is now turning. Investors had rotated out of growth stocks — such as tech — and into value as soaring inflation and rising interest rates sent them clamoring for safer bets in […]

Market bottom or bear market rally

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, as the three major indexes came off a solid month of trading gains in July, leaving investors wondering once again if the bear market rally is fizzling out, or if this was just a slight blip in a larger rebound. July saw all three major indexes clock their best month […]

Markets face crucial summer week, with Fed, earnings and economic data

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 27, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters There’s a head-spinning amount of news for markets to navigate in the week ahead, the biggest of which will be the Federal Reserve’s midweek meeting. The two largest U.S. companies — Microsoft and Apple — […]

Wall Street analysts name top stock picks for the third quarter

Citigroup , Bank of America and Barclays have named a raft of stocks they think could do well in the third quarter, as the specter of a recession continues to loom large in the minds of investors. The S & P 500 has gained about 4.6% so far this quarter, after a first half of […]

U.S. recession, what worked in past downturns

Will the U.S enter a recession? Wall Street may be deeply divided on that, but Bank of America believes the economy is already in one. The investment bank reveals how to trade the downturn, naming several stocks with attributes that have worked in past recessions. The bank believes the U.S is in a “mild” recession […]

The S&P 500 tests the low end of its recent range as Wall Street projects bleak market scenarios

This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics. It’s another turn around the track, with investors presuming the Federal Reserve will be resolute for longer than the economy and companies can muster any growth. Tightening financial conditions and searing volatility in bonds and […]

Stocks could drop another 20% from here if a recession ensues, Wall Street gurus say

To stock investors who think a 20% bear-market-induced sell-off has discounted a recession, think again. Top market gurus from Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson to DataTrek’s Nick Colas are warning that the S & P 500 could drop another 20% from here if an economic downturn ensues like many indicators suggest. “At current prices, it seems […]

Top stock picks for the second half of 2022

Citi has named a raft of stocks it thinks could do well in the second half of 2022, as investors continue to navigate market uncertainty and hot inflation. Stock markets suffered steep losses in the first six months of this year as an unrelenting sell-off brought major indexes to their knees. The S & P […]

Ray Dalio is having a good year with Bridgewater’s flagship fund gaining more than 30% so far

Bridgewater’s flagship hedge fund has returned more than 30% through the first half of 2022 as elevated volatility created a golden opportunity for outperformance, according to a person familiar with the return. The firm’s Pure Alpha II fund climbed 4.8% in June, pushing its 2022 gains through the end of June to 32.2%, the person […]

Morgan Stanley, BofA stock picks for how to play a U.S. recession

A growing number on Wall Street are talking up the risk of a recession, with Goldman Sachs , Deutsche Bank and more all pointing to a higher probability of a downturn. “Economic data points indicate a higher probability of recession,” Morgan Stanley analysts said in a June 29 note. “Since the beginning of the year, […]

Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal […]

S&P 500 had worst half in 50 years, but the 60/40 portfolio isn’t dead

Stock trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images The S&P 500 Index, a barometer of U.S. stocks, just had its worst first half of the year going back over 50 years. The index fell 20.6% in the past six months, from its high-water […]

This first half ranks among the market’s worst on record. Here’s what typically happens next

The first half of this year ranks among the worst on record for stocks, with the S & P 500 losing more than a fifth of its value. But, the selling could ease a bit in the second half, if history of similar terrible starts is any guide. Mounting fears of a recession caused by […]

Wall Street’s top picks to play energy prices, hydrogen

From soaring commodity prices to the “multi-billion dollar” hydrogen opportunity, analysts at Morgan Stanley and Bernstein name their top stocks to navigate the booming energy sector. The sector has been one of the few bright spots in a year when the broader stock market has taken a severe beating. Energy is one of just two sectors on the S […]

Resilient trades as U.S. economy faces looming recession

Market watchers have been mixed on if, and when, a recession is on the horizon, but hedge fund manager Dan Niles said it is clear that the U.S. economy is headed for one. The U.S. economy has been plagued by a confluence of decades-high inflation and what many expect to be an aggressive rate hike […]

Stocks could build on gains in the week ahead as investors await Friday’s jobs report

Stocks could carry the momentum of this latest rally into next week as investors look ahead to Friday’s jobs report. All three major indice scored big gains in the past week, each rising higher than 6%. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite broke a seven-week losing streak, while it had been eight weeks of […]

The S&P 500 launches its fifth 5% rally since the Jan. 3 peak. Could this one stick?

This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics. The fifth S & P 500 rally of more than 5% since the Jan. 3 market peak is underway. The index is more than 8% higher than the intraday low for this downturn set a […]

Recession won’t strike stocks despite ugly market

While retail investors head for the exits as stock prices sharply fluctuate, Evercore ISI’s Julian Emanuel wants to put money to work. He calls the market environment very ugly, but he believes the economy will avert a recession — particularly due to healthy credit markets and continued gains. “The path to higher [stock] prices really […]

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