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Credit Suisse says buy stocks with this characteristic popularized by Warren Buffett

Credit Suisse is recommending stocks with a characteristic favored by Warren Buffett for investors navigating growing risk in equity markets. The firm expects companies with “economic moats” could help investors shield their portfolios from increasing economic uncertainty. It’s a term popularized by the legendary investor that refers to a company’s ability to maintain competitive advantages …

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‘The housing market may have to go through a correction’: Mortgage rates hit 6.29%, Freddie Mac says

The numbers: U.S. mortgage rates continue to climb, adding hundreds of dollars in costs to potential homeowners. The increase in mortgage rates followed the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates again to address the worst inflation the economy has faced in 40 years.  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.29% as of September 15, according to data …

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Banks struggle to offload Citrix debt glut in sign of weak credit market

A chunky corporate debt sale viewed as a test of US capital markets has ended with disappointing results after bankers were forced to offer cut-price bonds and loans to fund the leveraged buyout of software company Citrix. Investor orders barely covered the $8.55bn debt package on offer, with many big money managers and hedge funds …

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Proposed legislation could affect credit card rewards in the US — here’s everything you need to know

Proposed federal legislation moving through Congress has the potential to significantly alter — if not completely eliminate — the world of credit cards that we know today. If passed, it could dramatically change the rewards ecosystem, affecting your ability to collect (and redeem) points and miles toward travel or earn cash back that can offset …

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Ray Dalio says watch out for rates reaching this level, because Wall Street stocks will take a 20% hit

After that CPI shock earlier in the week, Wall Street is fielding a fresh batch of data on Thursday, with the headline retail sales number coming in stronger than expected. And a disastrous rail strike may be inverted. But there’s no cheering up billionaire investor and hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio who in our call of …

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These five stocks in the S&P 500 lost almost half a trillion dollars in value in one day amid widespread wipeout

A decline in gasoline prices couldn’t mask the problem that spooked investors on Sept. 13: Core consumer prices resumed their rapid increase during August. Fear of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing tightening of monetary policy to fight inflation sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.94% down 1,276 points (or 3.9%) to 31,104, with all 30 …

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Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited for juicing stock market returns and boosting other speculative asset values by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve snapped up trillions of dollars in bonds during both the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in particular. Investors and policy makers may be underestimating what happens as …

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Credit Suisse looking at cutting around 5,000 jobs -source

A logo is pictured on the Credit Suisse bank in Geneva, Switzerland, June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterZURICH, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) is considering cutting around 5,000 jobs, about one position in 10, as part of a cost reduction drive at Switzerland’s second-biggest bank, a source …

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Here are 5 reasons why the bull run in stocks may be about to morph back into a bear market

Some market gurus are starting to worry the summer rally on Wall Street may be starting to fizzle, after stocks quickly lurched from oversold to overbought. Gene Goldman, chief investment officer of Cetera Financial Group, explained that stocks are likely headed for a pullback, even though the economy is in better shape than many Americans …

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