Goldman Sachs predicts stock market bottom for Europe; says how to position

Goldman Sachs has predicted further pain for a raft of European indices over the short term, with one expected to be firmly in a bear market by the end of the year. The Euro Stoxx 600 is expected to fall by nearly 8% by the end of this year, the investment bank said in a … Read more

Fed hike, Bank of Japan, interest rates, currencies

Oil prices climb after Fed’s rate hikes, demand fears linger Oil prices climbed following the Fed’s third consecutive rate hike. Reuters also reported Chinese refiners are expecting the nation to release up to 15 million tonnes worth of oil products export quotas for the rest of the year, citing people with knowledge of the matter. … Read more

Stock futures are flat as Wall Street awaits key inflation report

CNBC Pro: Want to invest in real estate? These REITs are among analysts’ favorites Real estate investment trusts — or REITs — are coming back to the spotlight after a volatile year for many asset classes. Analysts from Morgan Stanley and Citi highlight REITs from two sectors that they say could outperform the wider market, … Read more

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rises 2%, leads Asia markets higher after Powell’s inflation comments

HSBC says China’s latest inflation readings allow PBOC to maintain accommodative monetary policy China’s latest inflation figures give the People’s Bank of China room to maintain its current monetary stance, HSBC said in a note. “The moderation in price pressures gives the PBOC room to stay accommodative,” greater China economist Erin Xin said. Xin added … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets trade lower; China’s trade data in August misses expectations

Japanese yen weakens further, inching closer to 145 The Japanese yen weakened further to 144.35, the weakest since mid-1998 – as the US dollar index strengthened, hitting a fresh 24-year peak against the Japanese currency. The offshore Chinese yuan also weakened to 6.99, inching closer to the 7 mark, following weaker-than-expected trade data. South Korea’s … Read more

Stocks trade mixed; dollar index crosses 110

Dollar index marks 110, hits highest level since 2002 The US dollar index hit 110,086 in Asia’s morning trade, reaching a new two-decade high. The Japanese yen weakened further to 140.3 after touching a 24-year low last week. The Korean won was at 1,370.87 against the greenback, a level not seen since April 2009. CanSino … Read more

Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson on bear market and the S&P 500

There has been much debate among market watchers over when this bear market will bottom, after a turbulent first half of the year for stocks. But Morgan Stanley’s chief investment officer believes that the end of this bear market will come “pretty quickly.” Mike Wilson, also the investment bank’s chief US equity strategist, told CNBC … Read more

Japan could be about to surprise markets with monetary policy

Japan’s national flag flies atop the Bank of Japan building on November 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images Japan’s central bank is nearing an inflection point. It comes as policymakers around the world scramble to tighten monetary policy in an effort to rein in record-high inflation. The Swiss National Bank was … Read more

Ed Yardeni on bear market, the Fed and inflation

Markets have been on a wild ride recently, swinging between gains and losses. However, the brutal selling has meant the S&P 500 is still in a bear market. When asked whether markets have hit a bottom, Wall Street veteran Ed Yardeni said he doesn’t think “we’re gonna climb out of this thing very quickly, not … Read more

Markets will be looking for clues from the Fed ahead, as historically strong month gets underway

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 29, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The stock market is heading into what promises to be a volatile second quarter, but April is traditionally the best month of the year for stocks. The major indices were higher … Read more