Category: Stock Market News

Goldilocks fights back but bears still swinging

The fight between Goldilocks bets – on the not too hot, not too cold global economy – and market bears who have delivered some hefty blows in recent weeks, continued on Tuesday with little sign yet of a clear winner. Stocks see-sawed with solid gains in China [.SS] and other Asian emerging markets offset by […]

Central Banks Won’t Save Us From `Critical Stress’ in Stocks

Central bankers’ quest to wean markets off of stimulus raises the risk that the tantrum in risk assets will persist. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s “Critical Stress Signal” was triggered on Feb. 8 amid the simultaneous surge in volatility and selloff in stocks. Typically, that marks the moment to get back into risk assets. But […]

Hedge-Fund Investors Embrace Europe as Economic Woes Retreat

Europe is suddenly the hot market for hedge-fund investment. After years of being overlooked, the continent is attracting capital from investors who want to take advantage of a recovering economy as the last effects of the euro-zone debt crisis disappear. Buyers are also piling in to diversify portfolios swelled by the stock-market boom — which […]

World shares attempt bounce after worst week in two years

World shares staggered higher on Monday after suffering their worst week in two years, attempting to brush off fresh rises in global bond yields while equity futures pointed to a firmer Wall Street session ahead. A higher Friday close for New York stocks following a week of “vol” induced selling, lifted markets in Asia and […]

Safe Havens Suggest Stock Volatility to Abate, Fund Manager Says

The absence of a rally in safe haven assets such as gold suggests the convulsion in global equities will blow over and volatility will abate, according to a Budapest-based fund manager. That means there is still value in late-cycle stocks in the technology, financial and commodity sectors after this week’s global selloff, according to Budapest […]

Wall Street rebounds but posts worst week in two years

U.S. stocks ended a wild week with a burst of buying, pushing the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent on Friday, but still recorded their worst week in two years, and investors braced for more volatile trading days ahead. The sharp falls of the week confirmed the market was in a correction, down more than 10 […]