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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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Will the Federal Reserve kill the stock-market bounce?

Bad news for stocks: Fed will be surprised how hard rate hikes hit economy, says BlackRock

Federal Reserve policy makers are about to surprise themselves — and not in a good way when it comes to stocks and other assets perceived as risky, according to analysts at BlackRock Investment Institute. BlackRock has argued that investors are dealing with a “regime shift” as the COVID-19 pandemic upended an unusual period of mild …

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Omicron-targeting COVID boosters expected this week, but experts are worried there may be low uptake

Omicron-targeting COVID boosters expected this week, but experts are worried there may be low uptake

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize new COVID-19 booster shots this week that target the latest versions of the omicron variant but will do so without data from a study showing the shots were safe and worked in humans. Clearance of the doses, without data from human testing known as clinical trials, …

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Shrinking the Fed's balance sheet sheet is not likely to be a benign process, new Jackson Hole study warns

Shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet sheet is not likely to be a benign process, new Jackson Hole study warns

“If the past repeats, the shrinking of the central bank’s balance sheet is not likely to be an entirely benign process and will require careful monitoring of the banking sector’s on-and off-balance sheet demandable liabilities” — Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Chief Economist at the IMF The Federal …

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Pfizer and BioNTech say data show COVID vaccine has more than 70% efficacy in small children, with cases now rising in just 7 states

Pfizer and BioNTech say data show COVID vaccine has more than 70% efficacy in small children, with cases now rising in just 7 states

Pfizer and German partner BioNTech on Tuesday offered updated COVID vaccine data supporting efficacy in children 6 months to 4 years old. The companies PFE, -2.25% BNTX, -0.08% said updated analysis from 34 cases occurring at least seven days after a three-dose regimen showed 73.2% vaccine efficacy among children in that age group. The vaccine …

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Zoom is struggling to convince consumers to pay, and the stock is sliding

Zoom is struggling to convince consumers to pay, and the stock is sliding

Zoom Video Communications Inc. is struggling to convince people to pay for its videoconferencing service in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to a trimmed forecast and falling stock price Monday. Zoom ZM, -2.07% executives reduced their earnings and revenue guidance for the fiscal year Monday afternoon, and Zoom Chief Financial Officer Kelly …

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How one investor applied the lessons of the meme stocks frenzy to blockchain and NFTs

How one investor applied the lessons of the meme stocks frenzy to blockchain and NFTs

Almost two years ago, during the first winter of the COVID pandemic, Roman Tirone was introduced to the world of meme stocks. “I think I had a couple of friends reach out about them to me and I took a look,” the New York City-based investor told MarketWatch. “There was a strong community that was …

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Pfizer's Updated Covid-19 Booster Will 'Likely' Be Ready in Early Fall, CEO Says

Pfizer’s Updated Covid-19 Booster Will ‘Likely’ Be Ready in Early Fall, CEO Says

Text size Albert Bourla. Win McNamee/Getty Images Pfizer will “likely” be able to deliver its newly updated Covid-19 vaccine in the early fall, CEO Albert Bourla told Barron’s on Thursday. What is more, the so-called next-generation Covid-19 vaccines that Pfizer  said Wednesday it had begun testing could be ready to submit for regulatory authorization in …

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Apple has been worried about iPhone supply, but that may swing to demand concerns

Apple has been worried about iPhone supply, but that may swing to demand concerns

Throughout the pandemic, Apple Inc.’s biggest challenge has been maintaining appropriate supply of its devices, but as the company heads toward a new iPhone launch, could the equation flip? Apple AAPL, -0.88% benefited from resilient demand in the first couple of years of the COVID-19 crisis, as governments pumped out stimulus funds and consumers looked …

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COVID outbreaks hit TSA, American and Southwest airlines at LAX

COVID outbreaks hit TSA, American and Southwest airlines at LAX

COVID-19 outbreaks have hit Los Angeles International Airport with at least 400 confirmed cases among Transportation Security Administration staff and workers at American and Southwest airlines, according to county health officials. At least 233 TSA staffers at LAX have tested positive for the coronavirus since an outbreak was first detected among workers June 9, according …

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