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5 bold predictions for where lumber heads next

fortune.com As the price of lumber raced up to over $1,500 per thousand board feet in the spring of 2021, economists acknowledged that the supply side of the economy simply couldn’t…

Buckle Up, The Bull Market Is Here, Pantera Says

blockworks.co If the crypto industry wants to continue to grow, it’s going to have to rebuild its relationship with centralized institutions, according to Pantera Capital executives.…

Commentary: Biden Wants Economic Credit He Doesn't Deserve

barrons.com About the author: Thomas L. Hogan is a senior research faculty member at the American Institute for Economic Research. He was formerly the chief economist with the U.S.…

Top executives facing higher interest rates and earnings pressure cut corporate debt levels

marketwatch.com The C-suite has heard the Federal Reserve’s message on the need for restrictive financial conditions. Major U.S. corporations facing higher borrowing costs and weaker…

Consumer Stocks Outperform After Earnings: The Case for Caution

barrons.com Consumer discretionary companies have been beating earnings estimates fairly handily, and their stocks have been rewarded. Whether the strength in the shares can last is…

'Big Short' investor Michael Burry compares stock market to dot com bubble in a cryptic tweet

fortune.com Michael Burry rose to fame after he made a big bet against the U.S. housing bubble before its collapse spawned the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. His highly profitable…

Swift and surprising drop? Inflation traders see CPI rate falling toward 2% by June --- and staying there

marketwatch.com A counterargument is developing in financial markets on the most likely path ahead for U.S. inflation, and it’s one that would likely come as a big surprise to many…

Morgan Stanley’s Shalett Sees ‘Massive Disconnects’ in Stocks

yahoo.com Stocks have rallied in the face of worsening earnings and economic expectations, producing “massive disconnects” that threaten market stability, warned Lisa Shalett at…

Potentially 4X Your Income With These High-Yielding REITs

seekingalpha.com This article was coproduced with Cappuccino Finance. In the past couple of years, the real estate market has been in a roller coaster mode. At the beginning of the pandemic,…

Signs of life in the housing market could spell trouble

fortune.com It’s clear that the free fall in U.S. home sales—which went into a sharp contraction after the Federal Reserve’s inflation fight saw mortgage rates spike from 3% to over 7%…

Top Wall St. economist says 'no landing' scenario could sink stock-market rally

marketwatch.com A hot labor market could see the U.S. economy avoid a slowdown or recession, forcing the Federal Reserve to crank interest rates higher than market participants anticipate.…

$1,000 Invested In Tesla Or SPY At Start Of 2023 Would Be Worth This Much Now

benzinga.com Green shoots of recovery have been evident in the financial market since the start of 2023, marking a reversal in the dismal sentiment seen for much of the previous year.…

US Companies Aren’t Firing As They Usually Do

washingtonpost.com If corporate America were a single employer, it’d be one where the human resources department keeps a stack of pink slips handy. During recessions, companies have typically…

Analysis-Rebounding yields could scuttle U.S. stock rally as Powell stays firm on rates

investing.com The fate of an early year rally in stocks may depend on whether equities can withstand a recent rise in U.S. Treasury yields, as investors increasingly come around to the…

This is the best way to understand where stocks are headed

marketwatch.com Earnings reports may be backward-looking, but there are still many reasons investors should pay close attention to what companies say in them, and why MarketWatch covers…

The bond market is flashing a warning that U.S. stocks could be headed lower

marketwatch.com The bond market is flashing a warning that U.S. stocks could be headed for a sustained selloff as investors revisit their expectations for how far the Federal Reserve will…

Analysis: Rebounding yields could scuttle U.S. stock rally as Powell stays firm on rates

reuters.com The fate of an early year rally in stocks may depend on whether equities can withstand a recent rise in U.S. Treasury yields, as investors increasingly come around to the…

Oppenheimer Says These 2 Stocks Have Double-Digit Gains in Sight

yahoo.com 2023 is well underway now, and the key story is the sudden change in sentiment on the financial front. Last year’s bearish trend and headwinds are well known. Stubborn…

What Arthur Hayes Got Wrong About His Latest Market Forecast

cryptopotato.com BitMEX co-founder and macro-market analyst Arthur Hayes is deploying his dry powder into Bitcoin sooner than previously planned, according to his latest blog post. Hayes…

Without 'Seasonal Adjustment,' US Economy Actually Lost 2.5 Million Jobs, Not Gained 517000

theepochtimes.com Without ‘Seasonal Adjustment,’ US Economy Actually Lost 2.5 Million Jobs, Not Gained 517,000 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Feb. 3 that the U.S.…

What the Fed's interest rate hike means for the housing market: 'That is good news for mortgage rates' (1 Feb. 2023)

marketwatch.com The Federal Reserve’s move to hike interest rates signals good news for the housing sector, some experts say. The central bank hiked its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday…

Stocks drift; Fed's Powell sees long road ahead on inflation

marketbeat.com Stocks are mixed on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve’s head said he still sees progress being made against inflation, even after a stunningly strong jobs report last…

Bitcoin Increases to $23.3K as Powell Reiterates 2% Inflation Target

cryptopotato.com Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke more on the future direction of monetary policy following an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday. Here’s what he had…

5 Predictions For An Economic ‘Soft Landing’ That Were Totally Wrong

forbes.com If you listen to financial news these days, you’re bound to hear one term over and over again: soft landing. That’s the hope shared by many economic forecasters that the…

State Of The Union 2023: What To Watch For As Biden Addresses A Split Congress Before A Potential 2024 Run

forbes.com President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address under a Republican-controlled House on Tuesday, following a better-than-expected January jobs report…

Mark Hulbert: Can the Fed prevent a recession?

marketwatch.com The Federal Reserve’s policy pivots are consistently a day late and a dollar short. Just take the last four decades: In the case of each of the recessions over this period,…

Armada Hoffler Plans Private Bond Sales After Securing First Credit Rating

wsj.com Real-estate investment trust Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. plans to raise financing through a series of private placements after securing its first credit rating, a move to…

Markets May Have Misread Powell Last Week. Why Stocks Are Hurting

barrons.com There’s a shift in markets as investors digest the Federal Reserve’s decision last week. Initially encouraged by Jerome Powell’s repeated insistence that disinflationary…

Analysis

washingtonpost.com While $31 trillion is concerning, the number that both sides should really be focusing on is 4.3%. That’s the average budget deficit as a percent of gross domestic product…

The State of the Union Is Tonight. For Biden, Another Measure Is the Stock Market

barrons.com President Joe Biden has plenty on his mind as he heads into another State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Look no further than the performance of the stock market over…

Jobs Report Today Update: U.S. Payrolls And Nonfarm Payrolls Offer Recession Insights

forbes.com The February Jobs Report showed that the U.S. economy added more jobs than projected in the previous month, with payrolls growing by 517,000 compared to an expected 185,000…

Speculative Stocks Soar as Investors Dust Off Low-Rate Playbook

wsj.com Pandemic-era darlings like Carvana Co., Coinbase Global Inc. and Peloton Interactive Inc. are back on top of the stock market’s leaderboard, all more than doubling to start…

Many Thematic Growth ETFs Are Outperforming the Stock Market. Here’s Why

barrons.com New year, new script: Only four weeks into 2023 and thematic investments are racking up impressive returns, largely under the radar. Market headlines remain focused on the…

Stocks Have Gotten Ahead of Themselves. The S&P 500 Could Struggle

barrons.com The stock market’s monthlong rally had gone too far. More gains for the near-term won’t come easily. The S&P 500 had gained as much as 17% since its early October low point…

Bitcoin price over $20K creates FOMO with 620K new BTC wallets

cointelegraph.com price surge above $20,000 in the second week of January led to a market FOMO (fear of missing out), especially among small BTC holders. There was a significant surge in BTC…

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Hits 1-Week Low, Bullish Sentiment Fades on Monday

bitcoin.com Bitcoin fell to a seven-day low to start the week, as recent bullish momentum began to wear off in cryptocurrency markets. Friday’s stronger than expected U.S. non-farm…

Bitcoin trader optimism returns as 600,000 new smallholders emerge since FTX crash

finbold.com Although Bitcoin’s (BTC) 2023 rally appears to be stalling, with the maiden crypto experiencing one of the most significant weekly losses since November, on-chain data…

The bear market could make a comeback

cnn.com A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the…

Bullish? Bitcoin trader optimism returns as 620k smallholders emerge from FTX crash

finbold.com Although Bitcoin’s (BTC) 2023 rally appears to be stalling, with the maiden crypto experiencing one of the most significant weekly losses since November, on-chain data…

US Stock Futures Fall on Fed Outlook; Dollar Rises: Markets Wrap

yahoo.com Wall Street equity futures and European stocks slumped as an unexpectedly strong US jobs report raised the prospect of more rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. Concern over…

US Dollar Surge Dampens Crypto Market Momentum

blockworks.co Rallies in both traditional and crypto-related equities experienced temporary setbacks last week, as benchmark cryptocurrency, bitcoin, ended the session 3.4% lower to…

Crypto Industry Entering Its 1st ‘Real Recession’: Mike McGlone

watcher.guru According to Mike McGlone, Senior Macro Strategist at Bloomberg, the cryptocurrency sector may be entering its first recession. McGlone says the development would mean…

Used car prices are down

marketwatch.com This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. After more than a year of overheated prices, the used-car market cooled by several degrees in December. The trend…

This Will Be Important For Bitcoin And Crypto This Week

bitcoinist.com The Bitcoin price continues to be strongly influenced by macroeconomic conditions in the US. After BTC reached a new 5-month high of $24,241 last Wednesday, the price is on…

Bitcoin price may retest $20K on US CPI amid absence of soft landing

cointelegraph.com could face a retest of $20,000 and the United States will fail in its plans for a “soft landing” on inflation, a new analysis says. In a YouTube update on Feb. 5,…

Even when you’re not ‘scorching the earth,’ the cost of getting a divorce in 2023 can leave you feeling burned

yahoo.com Even when it’s amicable, getting a divorce is rarely a simple process. It can take a toll on both your mental and physical health, your plans for the future, your children —…

Hedge Fund CIO: "China's Helium Balloon Is A Distraction: The Real Risks Are Off The Radar"

zerohedge.com Hedge Fund CIO: "China's Helium Balloon Is A Distraction: The Real Risks Are Off The Radar" By Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management “You take something off the…

Australia Set to Push Rates to 10-Year High as Inflation Spirals

bnnbloomberg.ca Australia’s central bank is all but certain to increase interest rates at its first meeting of the year, with some observers pointing to the risk of a resumption of outsized…

Investors Can Fight the Fed All They Want. Don’t Fight the Tape

yahoo.com Ignoring the Federal Reserve’s determination to keep raising rates and hold them there is a wildly profitable trade on Wall Street right now. It’s trying to swim against the…

Larry Summers says a soft landing ‘looks more possible’ for the U.S. economy but warns inflation indicators remain ‘unimaginably high’

fortune.com Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said a “soft landing” for the US economy is looking more likely, though inflation gauges remain too high. “I’d say I’m encouraged,…

Is Default On The Table?

forbes.com Congress’s debate over the debt ceiling has raised fears of a government shutdown, and, sure as night follows day, such a prospect has inspired still greater fears of…

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