Inflation surge cools in July. Should stock-market investors still play defense?

The latest surge in stocks helped lift the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.09% out of bear-market territory on Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% to exit correction territory. But the sharp upswing also prompted debate about whether investors should adjust their portfolios, pivoting away from defense plays. For the past month, growth stocks … Read more

Have retirement savers been fooled by the bull market?

Today in Weird Retirement News: 75% of those currently saving through a workplace plan, such as a 401(k), are apparently expecting to make it through their entire golden years without even having to touch the principal. That, at least, is the astonishing report from the latest survey by fund management giant BlackRock BLK, -2.08%. Some … Read more

The Bear Market Has Brought ‘Fear and Uncertainty’ for Gen-Z. How They’re Coping.

Ella Gupta made her first investment when she was 10. With the help of her parents, she took half the profits of her bracelet-making business and invested in the stock market. At 14, she opened a Roth IRA, after starting her first job cleaning dental instruments. Now, at 17, Gupta is confronting her first bear … Read more

The Bear Market Has Brought ‘Fear and Uncertainty’ for Gen Z. How They’re Coping.

Ella Gupta made her first investment when she was 10. With the help of her parents, she took half the profits of her bracelet-making business and invested in the stock market. At 14, she opened a Roth IRA, after starting her first job cleaning dental instruments. Now, at 17, Gupta is confronting her first bear … Read more

I’m 40 and married with 2 kids. How aggressively should I invest my money right now, and should I own crypto? Here’s what 5 financial advisers told him to do now.

Should crypto be a part of your overall investing strategy? Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I’m 40, married with two kids and gainfully employed. I’m wondering how aggressively I should be investing in the market if I’d like to quit my job somewhat early. What should my portfolio diversity look like right now, and should I invest … Read more

Many Investors Are Fleeing the Stock Market, but Some Are Doubling Down: ‘If I Lose $ 15,000, I’m Not Going to Die’ – The Wall Street Journal

Many Investors Are Fleeing the Stock Market, but Some Are Doubling Down: ‘If I Lose $ 15,000, I’m Not Going to Die’The Wall Street Journal

The Fed Needs to Rewrite Its Playbook – The Wall Street Journal

The Fed Needs to Rewrite Its PlaybookThe Wall Street Journal Do not Fight The FedSeeking Alpha When Fed takes the punch bowl away, stick to gold – MINING.COMMINING.com Will the Economy Be Bad or Very Bad? It’s Not Just Up to the Federal Reserve.Barron’s When Fed Takes Punch Bowl Away, Stick To GoldInvesting.com View Full … Read more

Bear Market Have You Down? Here Are 3 Tips for Managing Anxiety During Tumult.

While investors and retirement savers grapple with a host of stressors from a bear market to surging inflation, financial advisors and psychologists say there are steps to take to ease anxiety. Illustration by Barron’s; reference Dreamstime (3) Text size Retirement savers are anxious, and who can blame them? The long bull market that propelled 401 … Read more

Strong Dollar Wins the Inflation Battle in New Spin on Currency Wars

There is a reverse currency war, and America is winning. Again. Just as the US “won” the fight to devalue the dollar after the 2008 financial crisis, now it is winning the fight to strengthen it. In both cases the Federal Reserve proved the most powerful and most aggressive of the major central banks, and … Read more

What Smart Investors Do in Bear Markets

Part of what makes bear markets so unbearable is that nobody — and I mean nobody — knows when or how they will end. That does not stop everyone on Wall Street from flogging measures, hunches and folklore purporting to foretell when stocks will finally stop falling.