Even after the market crashes, investors are still making two implausible assumptions about the next six months, this economist says

This is not the first time that inflation numbers have surprised the market. The bad news was the S&P 500 SPX, -4.32% It saw the biggest one-day drop in two years, dropping 4.2%. The good news is if you check your 401(k) it will only go back to last week’s levels, futures are holding in … Read more

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the key card that can plunge the stock market

QE has been credited with generating stock market returns and boosting the values โ€‹โ€‹of other speculative assets by flooding the markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve raised trillions of dollars in bonds during the 2008 financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic in particular. Investors and policy makers may underestimate what happens when the tide … Read more

Bad news for stocks: The Fed will be surprised by how much higher interest rates will affect the economy, says BlackRock

Federal policymakers are about to surprise themselves โ€” and not in a good way when it comes to stocks and other assets viewed as risky, according to analysts at the BlackRock Investment Institute. BlackRock argued that investors are dealing with a “system shift” as the COVID-19 pandemic upended an unusual period of moderate fluctuations in … Read more

A scarcity mindset is normal, but it can lead to poor financial decisions. Learn how to make fear work for you.

this is Article – Commodity Reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. We’ve all seen it in grocery stores in 2020. The shelves, which were stocked with toilet paper and hand soap, were empty. We hid in our homes, deep cleaning all surfaces, and sometimes we challenged COVID-19 threat Catch Last remaining bottle of hand sanitizer in … Read more