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Dow, S&P 500 end lower after Federal Reserve keeps policy steady, warns it won’t always be accommodative

U.S. stocks end mostly lower and bond yields rise Wednesday, after the Fed leaves rates near zero at its first meeting of the year, but said policy will tighten.

2-year Treasury yield carves out another 52-week high as Fed reaffirms expectations for a March rate hike

The 2-year Treasury yield approached almost 1.1% on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank might raise rates in March.

Dow ends lower and stock market gives up gains as Fed’s Powell sets stage for interest-rate hikes starting in March

U.S. stocks reverse course to end lower Wednesday, with Wall Street mostly erasing gains after the Federal Reserve maintained a hawkish policy stance.

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Gold retreats from a 2-month high, holds its ground after Fed decision

Gold futures settle at their lowest in over a week on Wednesday, pulling back from a two-month high a day earlier. Prices then show little reaction in electronic trading after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would soon be...

Dow trades around 200 points higher as Fed says it ‘will soon be appropriate’ to lift interest rates

U.S. stocks benchmarks add to gains, as Federal Reserve, as expected didn't take any action for this meeting, keeping benchmark rates at a range between 0% and 0.25%, but laid the groundwork for a rate increase as early as...

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Here’s what history says about stock-market returns during Fed rate-hike periods

The stock market tends to perform better amid rate hikes than some might guess. Here's what history shows, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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Inflation will hurt both stocks and bonds, so you need to rethink how you’ll hedge risks

A 60/40 portfolio will bring massive losses, so it's time to invest in something other than bonds to provide some safety and income, writes Nouriel Roubini.

Treasury yields rise across the board ahead of conclusion of Fed’s 2-day policy meeting

Yields for U.S. government debt climb broadly Tuesday as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.

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Gold posts highest settlement in over 2 months as U.S. stock indexes fall

Gold futures settle at their highest price in more than two months on Tuesday, finding support as U.S. stock indexes head lower a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement on monetary policy.

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‘No signs of panic’ by Corporate America’s debt investors, even with stock market turbulence

Debt investors in top American companies aren't freaking out, even as turbulence threatens to land the S&P 500 in correction territory.

2 and 10-year Treasury yields hit one-week lows, ahead of start to Fed meeting

Yields for government bonds mostly retreat Monday, as investors await an important two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve that kicks off on Tuesday.

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Junk-bond ETFs on pace for worst start to a year since 2016

The biggest exchange-traded funds that trace debt issued by riskier U.S. companies with below investment-grade, or 'junk,' credit ratings are off to the worst start to a year in six years, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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Is the market crashing? No. Here’s what’s happening to stocks, bonds as the Fed aims to end the days of easy money, analysts say

Americans are wondering what's amiss with Wall Street after steep declines in stocks and a surge in bond yields in recent weeks. Here's how to think about it.

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How a Russian invasion of Ukraine could trigger market shock waves

Investors are beginning to pay attention to the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here's what the crisis could mean for global financial markets..

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Stock-market warning signal: Here’s what surging bond yields say about S&P 500 returns in next 6 months

The speed and scope of the run-up in Treasury yields could spell rough sailing ahead for stocks, says technical analyst Jeff deGraaf.

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Bad news for first-time buyers: Mortgage rates rise to pandemic-era high

Home buyers today can expect to pay nearly $3,000 more a year to own a home than they would have a year ago.

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The Federal Reserve’s first meeting of 2022 looms as risk of inflation outside of policy makers’ control builds

The Federal Reserve's first meeting of 2022 kicks off Tuesday, and investors will watch for the latest on the central bank's inflation game plan.

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As stock-market turbulence revs up, this ETF theme has drawn 32% of flows in 2022 so far: ‘This isn’t a flash in the pan’

Every week we highlight the most timely exchange-traded fund news, from new launches to inflows and performance.

10-year Treasury yield slides back below 1.75%, erases weekly gain

Treasury yields remain up sharply in 2022, but the 10-year rate posts a weekly fall on Friday as investors react to a tech-led equity selloff and prepare for next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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Here’s one reason the stock market is selling off in the final hour of trade: ‘We’ve shifted from buy the dip to sell the rally,’ says analyst

Another day, another rally that turned very, very pear-shaped.