Investors Dare to Dip Back Into Bonds

Investors Dare to Dip Back Into Bonds

Bonds are back, say investors who are daring to buy into the battered market. Stability emerged in debt markets this week, with the 10-year US Treasury yield retreating from a peak over 3% following a five-month routines that worsened as stocks plummeted. While most of the buyers anticipate further turmoil if the US economy slides … Read more

Former BitMEX CEO Sentenced to House Arrest on Anti-Money-Laundering Charges

Former BitMEX CEO Sentenced to House Arrest on Anti-Money-Laundering Charges

Arthur Hayes, a co-founder and former chief executive of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX, has been sentenced to serve six months of house arrest for violating US law by failing to establish a compliant anti-money-laundering program. Mr Hayes, who was sentenced at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Friday, also was ordered to serve … Read more

5 smart money moves for your first 5 years of retirement

5 smart money moves for your first 5 years of retirement

When you dream of retirement, you figure you’ll finally enjoy worry-free living. But the first few years can prove surprisingly tense. A big cash outlay or costly divorce can upend your best-laid plans. Getting ensnared in a scam or buying the wrong insurance can also sabotage the first phase of your retirement. There’s a natural … Read more

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak? Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak?  Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

“Is the economy under control or is it spiraling out of control? That’s the million-dollar question traders continue arguing over, ”sums up CrackedMarket blogger Jani Ziedins. Clearly, the latter argument prevailed – again – after Wall Street’s worst day in two years, and futures hinting of more pain for Thursday. Among the gloomsters, Guggenheim’s Scott … Read more

Which of Buffett’s bank stocks might make you the most money?

Which of Buffett’s bank stocks might make you the most money?

This is the time of the quarter when investors get to see what changes Warren Buffett and the management team at Berkshire Hathaway have made to the conglomerate’s stock portfolio. The big splash in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BRK The 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the end of the first quarter is … Read more

‘It’s unlikely home prices will plummet.’ 5 pros predict home prices in 2022

‘It’s unlikely home prices will plummet.’  5 pros predict home prices in 2022

Will home prices fall? Getty Images Gone are the uber-low mortgage rates of 2021. Indeed, average 30-year-fixed mortgage rates have risen from roughly 3.5% to about 5.6% this year, and pros say they expect them to climb further (see the lowest mortgage interest rates you can get now here). One might think that these rising … Read more

Welcome to Generation Z’s first bear market

Welcome to Generation Z’s first bear market

Generation Z investors are experiencing their first bear market, and that’s a good thing. I’m referring to investors who were born after 1996 and currently 26 or younger. They would have been no older than age 12 during the last major bear market, in 2008, and almost certainly weren’t paying attention to Wall Street. (I’m … Read more

The beginning of the end of the stock market’s correction could be near

The beginning of the end of the stock market’s correction could be near

The end of the US stock market’s correction is looking a lot closer. That’s the conclusion of a contrarian analysis of market timer sentiment. It’s encouraging, from a contrarian perspective, that the market timer community in recent days has become extremely pessimistic – as pessimistic, in fact, as it has been at prior market bottoms. … Read more

How to negotiate a car contract without getting burned

How to negotiate a car contract without getting burned

As dealers try to boost profits on each car they sell – because current demand far outweighs supply – many are padding contracts with extra fees and products without telling the buyer. This means it’s more important than ever to carefully review the sales contract before you sign it. “We are seeing a record level … Read more

Matt Damon crypto commercial: How much you would have lost if you invested then

Matt Damon crypto commercial: How much you would have lost if you invested then

Remember when Matt Damon told you, “Fortune favors the brave”? Well, Twitter TWTR, -2.71% users do, and many of them are bringing up the viral Crypto.com ad, while prices for cryptocurrency like bitcoin BTCUSD, + 0.69% and ether ETHUSD, -4.92% are slumping, and crypto exchange platforms like Coinbase COIN, -0.69% are losing billions in market … Read more