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Central banks drove this vital skill out of investor brains. Here’s how to relearn it.

Staying above the turmoil is easier said than done for investors these days. The calm that has settled in global markets after the Bank of England’s unprecedented intervention to support UK bonds appears to be fading, with stocks lower as risk-off sentiment builds for Thursday. It’s hard to find a major money manager who isn’t …

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How to navigate a bear market — we look to history for answers and tell you how we’re doing it

The S&P 500 touched its mid-June low this week, a level many investors hoped would hold as the bottom of the bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also closed in bear market territory Monday for the first time since the early days of Covid in 2020, eventually joining the S&P 500 and Nasdaq there. …

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Fed rate hikes have made some corporate bonds very attractive. How to profit from it

As stocks fall and interest rates rise, investors are more excited about corporate bonds than they have been in a generation. A side effect of the Fed’s tightening policy is that interest rates have risen everywhere, including in the corporate bond market. But as the pros point out, investors need to be cautious and consider …

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As Treasury yields rise, here’s how to allocate your portfolio, pros say

The latest threat to equities isn’t macro risk now – it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-dated, relatively risk-free government bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as 2-year government bond yields continue to rise. On Wednesday it hit 4.1% – the highest level since 2007. On Thursday …

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Goldman says this is how to play energy after a 40% gain this year

Major averages are a long way from their highs, but energy remains a bright spot in the market. Goldman Sachs has identified several Buy-rated names that it sees as the greatest opportunities for investors. While the S&P 500 is down nearly 19% for the year, the energy sector has performed well in comparison, posting a …

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S&P, Nasdaq And Dow Have Negative Weekly Charts. Here’s How To Trade Them.

(Photo by Andrew Burton) Getty Images That Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), S&P 500 Index (SPX), Nasdaq Composite (IXIC), Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJT) and Russell 2000 Index (RUT) have negative weekly charts. These charts are shown below. Each of these indices is lying below the death cross patterns on its daily chart. This happened …

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Once offering the worst return on Wall Street, cash is now looking like the best asset to own, says Morgan Stanley

Stock sellers are poised to pick up where they left off on Friday as the market appears to be waking up from its August slumber with a vengeance. As Goldman Sach’s chief US equity strategist David Kostin told clients after the S&P 500 SPX: -1.29% took just 17 weeks to reach its year-end target of …

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

Equities have had a rollercoaster ride this year as a mix of recession fears, inflationary pressures and a host of other macro risks rattled markets. US indices have recently rebounded from the lows hit earlier this year, but Wall Street is still debating whether markets have bottomed. “Although the third quarter started with a bang …

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