The U.S. dollar may hold the key to whether this market rally can last

How stocks handle a bounce in the U.S. dollar could be a sign of strength for markets and hint that the January rally may last. The U.S. dollar surged in 2022, with the dollar index hitting a peak of 114.78 in September. At the same time, stocks have sold off due to the dollar strength, … Read more

What is a ‘rolling recession’ and are we in one? Experts explain

By most measures, the U.S. economy is in solid shape. Although the first half of 2022 started off with negative growth, a strong labor market and resilient consumer helped turn things around and give hope for the year ahead. Gross domestic product, which tracks the overall health of the economy, rose more than expected in … Read more

investors await key inflation report

Treasury yields climbed on Friday as investors awaited key inflation figures and assessed the outlook for the U.S. economy after Thursday’s gross domestic product report came in better than expected. At 4:35 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury was up by over four basis points to 3.5367%. The 2-year Treasury yield was … Read more

Stock futures trade lower after the Dow posts a five-day win streak

A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, January 26, 2023. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Stock futures fell Friday morning as investors look ahead to earnings and economic reports due later in the day. Futures tied to the Dow Industrial Average fell 42 points, or … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks rise as Tokyo’s inflation nears 42-year high

Tokyo’s inflation stays above Bank of Japan’s target Consumer prices in Japan’s capital Tokyo rose by 4.3% in January, higher than expected by economists polled by Reuters. The reading also maintained levels higher than the Bank of Japan’s target of 2% inflation for an eighth consecutive month after rising 2.1% in June 2022. The Japanese … Read more

Asia markets rise after as Tokyo’s inflation nears 42-year high

Singapore home prices rose less in final quarter of 2022 Private residential property prices in Singapore rose by 0.4% in the final quarter of 2022, a release by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed. The reading showed home prices rose less than the previous period’s increase of 3.8% and the slowest growth since the second quarter … Read more

As recession fears loom, here’s what to do with your money to prepare

A woman shops for chicken at a supermarket in Santa Monica, California, on Sept. 13, 2022. Apu Gomes | AFP | Getty Images For those who fear a recession may be coming, the only question is when. Many economists and CEOs, in fact, expect a recession may be on the horizon this year related investing … Read more

investors await key economic data

Treasury yields were flat Thursday as investors awaited economic data that could provide clues about how the U.S. economy is faring as headwinds continue. The benchmark 10-year Treasury was trading at around 3.473% at 5:47 a.m. ET. The 2-year Treasury yield was last up by just under 1 basis point at 4.143%. Yields and prices … Read more

Fourth-quarter 2022 GDP: What economists are expecting

Economic growth is expected to have slowed slightly in the fourth quarter but was still solid, driven by a strong consumer. Economists will be studying Thursday’s report on U.S. gross domestic product carefully for signs of how strong or weak the consumer actually was at the end of 2022. Retail sales suggest spending fell off … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets, trade data, Bank of Japan

South Korea’s economy marks first contraction since 2020 South Korea’s gross domestic product declined 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter, marking the first contraction in two and a half years. Private consumption dipped 0.4%, exports contracted by 5.8% and manufacturing fell by 4.1%, according to the Bank of Korea. … Read more