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CREDIT SUISSE: This is the most bearish we've been on stocks in 7 years

With valuations offering little upside and a myriad of risks offering plenty of downside, Credit Suisse thinks now's a good time to cut back on your portfolio's exposure to stocks.<p>"We reduce our weighting in equities to a small overweight, our most bearish strategic stance on the asset class in …

Markets

STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,489.50, +6.49, (0.04%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,050.44, -2.75, (-0.13%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,986.02, +1.40, (0.03%)<p>And now, the top stories:<p><b>DON'T MISS: The once unthinkable has finally happened in North Dakota »</b>

USDOT

What's the Fed Going to Do? Bond Charts Tell Us

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Enough nail biting and floor pacing -- the markets are not having twins or triplets! We have heard the data dependent mantra …

Investing

STOCKS GET SLAMMED INTO THE CLOSE: Here's what you need to know

A decline in Apple shares weighed down the blue-chip Dow after the company held an event to unveil new products. And the energy sector had the biggest drop on the S&P 500 as crude oil prices fell.<p>First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,253.97, -238.71, (-1.45%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,942.09, -27.32, (-1.39%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> …

Stock Markets

Chinese stock markets dive after record $94bn fall in central bank reserves

Markets resume rollercoaster ride on news that authorities more than doubled the funds it used to support the yuan during August to $93.9bn<p>Chinese stock markets tumbled again on Monday as it emerged that the Beijing authorities spent nearly $100bn last month propping up the yuan.<p>The $94bn (£61bn) …

Stock Markets

SocGen says the U.S. stock selloff is overdone, and these 3 charts show why

August was a painful one for U.S. stocks, and September got off to a terrible start— the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.69% fell 3.4% last week.<p>Losses have …

Stock Markets

If the stock market hits this level, then get nervous

The stock market has been ugly lately.<p>There are those who say this is only the beginning. Get ready for a deeper crash. Then there are those who argue this is just a healthy blip and that stocks will keep going up. Goldman Sachs (GS), for example, still predicts the market will end the year higher …

Stock Markets

Correction: Financial Markets-Herd Mentality story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about investors selling emerging-market investments, The Associated Press erroneously shortened the name of a fund that tracks commodity producers. The correct full name is the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund.<p>A corrected version …

Stock Markets

Let's stop comparing today's market to 1998

In 1997-1998, a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly Asia, seemed to spur concerns over global growth. This led to one of the biggest and quickest drop-offs in the US stock market in years. Sound familiar?<p>According to Aneta Markowska at Societe Generale, investors should caution themselves …

Stock Markets

Stocks plunge early on global sell-off, Dow down over 200 points

A global market sell-off sent U.S. stocks plunging on Thursday morning, as investors worried about flagging oil prices and uncertainty around …

Stock Markets

Nasdaq’s slow-motion fade means investors should remain in cash

Last week's reversal was impressive from the standpoint of volume and a test of prior support. However, as the chart below shows, this did little to …

Investing

This is a problem

How much more can corporate earnings grow?<p>If you look at the recent history, you can see clearly that growth has plateaued. And it's a theme that Wells Capital Management's Jim Paulsen warns "could become problematic" for stock-market investors.<p>"While this economic cycle will most likely last …

Markets

GOLDMAN: Here are the 4 big stories dominating the market right now

Goldman Sachs' David Kostin and his team have read all of the press releases and listened to all of the conference calls that accompanied these announcements. And they summarized their findings in a massive 54-page note they circulated to clients on Wednesday.<p>Four big macro themes jumped out to …

Markets

Opinion: Apple’s stock is now even more of a bargain after its recent slide

Are you a day trader? If so, this report may not be of any use. But the recent decline in Apple’s share price is just making its stock an even more …

Stock Markets

China's economy is getting sick. Will it infect America?

China's economy is at risk of catching a nasty flu -- and infecting the rest of the world in the process.<p>After years of explosive expansion, China is cooling off. Growth has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, and investors believe it might be even worse because Beijing may be fudging the …

Stock Markets

IT'S A HUGE WEEK FOR THE US ECONOMY: Here's your complete preview

As the Federal Reserve prepares the world for tighter monetary policy via interest-rate hikes, it continues to reiterate that tightening will depend on the incoming economic data, not some fixed schedule.<p>Last week, we were hit with disappointing reports on wages, home prices, and consumer …

Markets

End Of The Burrito Bull Market? Chipotle Same-Restaurant Sales Increase Just 4.3%

Chipotle Mexican Grill has been a stock market darling in recent years. Shares of the eatery have soared 70% since this time in 2013 or nearly triple the return for the broader market as measured by the S&P 500. This year has been different, however, with Chipotle stock in negative territory …

Stock Markets

Years left to go in S&P 500 bull market, says RBC strategist

The U.S. economy's slow recovery may extend another six years, potentially doubling the duration of the bull market in equities, according to RBC Capital Markets chief U.S. market strategist Jonathan Golub.<p>Bull markets tend to continue until an economic cycle runs out, usually after about seven …

GOLD CRASHES, STOCKS NEAR ALL-TIME HIGHS: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 18,100.41, +13.96, (0.08%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,128.28, +1.64, (0.08%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 5,218.86, +8.72, (0.17%)<p>And now, the top stories on Monday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: Goldman's complete outlook for markets and the economy in one big slide »</b>

S&P 500

Greece votes 'Yes'

Tsipras can now begin working with Greece's European creditors to get an actual bailout, and actual funding, back to the Greek economy, which has basically been shuttered in the last 2 and a half weeks.<p>This package, which was agreed to in the pre-dawn hours of Monday following weekend-long …

Europe

Here's how Wall Street is thinking about the first rate hike now that it's coming this year

This hike has the potential to impact everything from student and auto loans to the timing of M&A and activist investor campaigns.<p>Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has repeatedly said that the central bank is expecting to raise rates in 2015.<p>The Fed will have several opportunities to increase …

Markets

The Latest: Final tally in Greece bailout referendum counted

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):<p>___<p>3:35 a.m.<p>The final results of Greece's bailout referendum are in, with all 19,159 precincts reporting. The "No" side won with a higher than expected 61.31 percent, while "Yes" got 38.69 percent.<p>A total of 6.16 …

Europe

US stocks open higher following gains in European markets

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following gains in Europe as investors hope Greece can find a way to remain in the eurozone.<p>Greece's government appeared to be softening its stance toward its creditors, but European officials ruled out any deal before a Greek referendum this …

Stock Markets

STOCKS SLAMMED, DOW FALLS 350, S&P GOES RED FOR THE YEAR: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,596.35, -350.33, (-1.95%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,057.64, -43.85, (-2.09%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,958.47, -122.04, (-2.40%)<p>And now, the top stories on Monday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: 13 mind-blowing facts about Greece's economy »</b>

S&P 500

KRUGMAN: 'I would vote no'

Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman says he would vote "no" on Greece's upcoming referendum on whether to accept the terms of a bailout put to it by its creditors.<p>Writing on his blog for The New York Times, Krugman explains that he would vote no because: one, because leaving the euro would be …

Europe

Everything you need to know about this unfolding Greek tragedy

Democracy is messy. The Greeks know this better than most, having essentially invented the concept.<p>But by unexpectedly calling for a public vote on its latest bailout proposal, the Greek government—in the name of democracy— has triggered a highly uncertain sequence of events that it seems …

Europe

Greek debt crisis could shape the future of the euro as a currency

Three years after Mario Draghi pledged to do whatever it took to save the euro, the breakdown in the Greek rescue talks is calling into question the integrity of the entire currency union.<p>While Greece accounts for less than 2 per cent of the euro zone's output, its exit would hurl the bloc into …

MORGAN STANLEY WARNS: Chinese stock prices could crash another 30%

The red-hot market is now down 19% from its high, which it set on June 12.<p>Some folks may see this as a buying opportunity, but not the analysts at Morgan Stanley.<p>"[T]his is probably not a dip to buy," Morgan Stanley's Jonathan Garner said. "In fact, we think the balance of probabilities is that the …

Stock Markets

Stocks are getting crushed

US futures are open and stocks are getting crushed.<p>Shortly after futures opened at 6:00 pm ET, S&P 500 futures were down 1.7%, or 37 points, to around 2,060.<p>Closer to 7:20 pm ET, the S&P was off its lowest levels of the day and was down closer to 30 points, or 1.4%.<p>Dow futures were off 298 points, …

Stock Markets

Asian stocks mostly down after Fed cuts growth forecast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve cuts its forecast for U.S. economic growth, a move that could delay Fed rate hikes but also suggests reduced American demand for Asia's exports.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 percent to …

Stock Markets