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The Holy-Moly 6.25% Mortgage is Back, Treasury Yields Spike, Summer Bear-Market Rally Unwinds

The Holy-Moly 6.25% Mortgage is Back, Treasury Yields Spike, Summer Bear-Market Rally Unwinds

In terms of diversification between stocks and bonds, there is none. Not anymore. They even nailed the bear market rally in lockstep. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate, after weeks of enormous day-to-day volatility, was back at 6.25% on Tuesday, according to Mortgage News Daily. Today’s rate was just about even with …

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Here are the signs that the bear-market rally in stocks won't last long - Citi

Here are the signs that the bear-market rally in stocks won’t last long – Citi

U.S. stocks have clawed back much of their losses from the first half of the year, but the three major indexes tumbled this week under reviving fears about interest rate rises by the Federal Reserve, and there are signs that the bulk of the bear-market rally is already behind us, said Citigroup’s analysts. According to …

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Stocks are in the midst of a 'classic' bear-market rally and the lows haven't been seen yet, says Bank of America

Stocks are in the midst of a ‘classic’ bear-market rally and the lows haven’t been seen yet, says Bank of America

BofA says the S&P 500’s summer surge of 17.4% in 41 trading days is a ‘classic’ bear market rally The Fed still has to work to bring down inflation and that could mean another pullback for stocks.  The bank found that just four large-cap stocks contributed 30% of the index’s recent gain.  Loading Something is …

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Whatever you're feeling now about stocks is normal bear-market grief -- and the worst is yet to come

Whatever you’re feeling now about stocks is normal bear-market grief — and the worst is yet to come

Stock investors have a lot more grieving to do before the bear market breathes its last. According to the five stages of bear market grief, which I addressed in mid-May, we’re currently at stage three. That leaves stages four and five to suffer through; unfortunately, these are the most painful. To summarize, the five stages …

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These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

During times of uncertainty, it can help to look at what happened during other down cycles for stocks. True, we don’t know when the stock market will hit bottom during this cycle, or if it already has. But you might want to tilt toward a sector that has fared well during previous downturns. You might …

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What the Fed's biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

What the Fed’s biggest rate hike in decades means for the bear market in bonds

Historically bad. That’s how the mammoth $53 trillion U.S. fixed-income market has performed this year as the Federal Reserve works to curtail high inflation threatening to wreck the economy. To turbo charge the effort, the Fed on Wednesday fired off its biggest benchmark interest rate increase in nearly thirty years. But what does that mean …

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