Is now a good time for a Roth conversion?

Is now a good time for a Roth conversion?

Now may be a good time to do a Roth conversion. But, contrary to an argument that’s popular right now in financial planning circles, “the factors that make such a conversion a good or bad idea have nothing to do with the fact that the stock market is so much lower than where it stood … Read more

Where Does the Market Go From Here? Seven Wall Street Strategists Weigh In – The Wall Street Journal

Where Does the Market Go From Here?  Seven Wall Street Strategists Weigh In – The Wall Street Journal

Where Does the Market Go From Here? Seven Wall Street Strategists Weigh InThe Wall Street Journal

Wild First Half in Markets Sets Stage for More Big Moves in Rest of 2022

Town WSJ Graphics Staff July 1, 2022 5:30 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Markets got off to a bad start in early 2022, and the situation has grown worse since then, with broad selloffs in stocks, bonds and cryptocurrencies. As investors look ahead to the second half of the year, they are asking … Read more

Worried about the stock market? 4 reasons to keep your cool.

Are we having fun yet? I take no pleasure in seeing my portfolio shrink, but I love buying stock index funds at discount prices and I’m always amused by the hand-wringing in the financial media. Two years ago, we were hiding out in our homes, fretting over a global pandemic and worrying about an economic … Read more

US Bancorp stock falls Thursday, still outperforms market

Shares of US Bancorp USB, -0.22% dropped 0.22% to $ 46.02 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.88% falling 0.88% to 3,785.38 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.82% falling 0.82% to 30,775.43. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day … Read more

This segment of the corporate bond market is flashing a warning that investors should not ignore

US stocks just cemented their worst start to a year in more than half a century. But as the slowdown in the US economy becomes increasingly difficult to ignore, the market for high-yield corporate bonds – often referred to as “junk bonds,” a Wall Street sobriquet for the debt of companies with less-than-stellar credit ratings … Read more

Cboe Global Markets Inc. stock outperforms competitors despite losses on the day

Shares of Cboe Global Markets Inc. CBOE, -0.62% slipped 0.62% to $ 113.19 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.88% falling 0.88% to 3,785.38 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.82% falling 0.82% to 30,775.43. This was the stock’s fourth … Read more

Mortgage Market Tumult Pushes Pimco-Backed Home Lender Into Chapter 11

Residential lender First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. filed for bankruptcy, citing worsening conditions in the mortgage market as home sales slow and fewer home borrowers refinance due to rising interest rates and tight housing supply. First Guaranty cut 471 jobs, nearly 80% of its workforce, and ceased loan originations ahead of Thursday’s chapter 11 filing. The … Read more

Investors lose confidence worldwide as aggressive rate hikes drive market volatility higher, State Street data says

Investor sentiment around the world took a hit in June, according to one measure, with global equity markets closing out an ugly first half to 2022. State Street data showed a fall in global investor confidence in June after perking up in May, while central banks worldwide lay out plans to aggressively hike interest rates … Read more

Dow down more than 500 points as brutal first half comes to close

US stocks opened sharply lower on Thursday following the release of closelywatched inflation data, while Wall Street was headed for its worst first half of the year in more than 50 years. How are stock-index futures trading? The S&P 500 dropped 72 points, or 1.9%, to 3,746. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 509 points, … Read more