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Want a risk-free 4% return? How investors can buy a simple Treasury

Want a risk-free 4% return? How investors can buy a simple Treasury

The spike in short-term Treasury yields may have some investors thinking about adding the notes to their portfolio. The yield on the 2-year Treasury went over 3.9% on Friday, the highest level since 2007. Bond yields move inversely to their prices. The 2-year note is at the point on the Treasury yield curve that is …

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$20 billion Figma deal is a historic coup for startup investors in an otherwise miserable year

$20 billion Figma deal is a historic coup for startup investors in an otherwise miserable year

Adobe is paying 2021 prices. It’s 2022. Wall Street hates it. Silicon Valley is thrilled. In a year that’s featured exactly zero high-profile tech IPOs and far more headlines about mass layoffs than big funding rounds, Adobe’s $20 billion acquisition of Figma on Thursday is what some might call a narrative violation. There was no …

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The next financial crisis may already be brewing --- but not where investors might expect

The next financial crisis may already be brewing — but not where investors might expect

A growing number of traders, academics, and bond-market gurus are worried that the $24 trillion market for U.S. Treasury debt could be headed for a crisis as the Federal Reserve kicks its “quantitative tightening” into high gear this month. With the Fed doubling the pace at which its bond holdings will “roll off” its balance …

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20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors

20 value stocks whose growth potential is overlooked by investors

After a years-long bull market in growth stocks, the beleaguered value strategy has outperformed this year, as rising interest rates apply pressure on equities. Below is a screen of large-cap value stocks that have growth characteristics. This may serve as a starting point for your own stock-selection research in a difficult market environment. First, let’s …

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Stock market news live updates: Stock futures rise as investors await CPI data

Stock market news live updates: Stock futures rise as investors await CPI data

U.S. stock futures gained Monday as Wall Street inched closer to highly-anticipated inflation data this week. Futures tied to the S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite each climbed 0.5%, while futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 0.4%, or 125 points. In commodities, oil prices nudged higher, extending a streak of recent back-and-forth …

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These common myths about Ethereum's 'Merge' could trip up investors

These common myths about Ethereum’s ‘Merge’ could trip up investors

The highly anticipated Ethereum merge is right around the corner and even after the many months investors have spent preparing for it, suspense in the market is still building. Excitement around the merge has ballooned, and injected some optimism into the market as cryptocurrencies alongside stocks continue on their rough ride for the year. Ether, …

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The wild card that could sink stocks: What investors need to know as the Fed unwinds liquidity that had helped fuel market gains

The wild card that could sink stocks: What investors need to know as the Fed unwinds liquidity that had helped fuel market gains

Quantitative monetary easing is credited for juicing stock market returns and boosting other speculative asset values by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve snapped up trillions of dollars in bonds during both the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in particular. Investors and policy makers may be underestimating what happens as …

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1 Stock-Split Stock Risk-Averse Investors Should Love (Hint: It's Not Amazon or Tesla) | The Motley Fool

1 Stock-Split Stock Risk-Averse Investors Should Love (Hint: It’s Not Amazon or Tesla) | The Motley Fool

Investors haven’t had much to get excited about this year. The major stock market indexes are all down. Rising interest rates have fueled worries about a potential recession. Some investors, though, found a reason for at least a little enthusiasm with a few prominent companies conducting stock splits. Amazon (AMZN 2.66%), for example, conducted a 20-for-1 …

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A strong market rally could be just weeks away if the U.S. midterm elections can put anxious stock investors at ease

A strong market rally could be just weeks away if the U.S. midterm elections can put anxious stock investors at ease

If the U.S. midterm election cycle this year is like past ones, the stock market will carve out an important low right around Election Day in November. That should give some hope to beleaguered investors whose stock holdings have suffered double-digit losses so far this year. A meaningful rally could be just a few weeks …

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