Luxury car buyers pay more than ever as prices and loan costs rise

If you can even find a new car to buy, actually purchasing it is going to cost you. “It’s a really difficult time to buy a car,” said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights for Edmunds. Limited inventory due to a persistent shortage of computer chips, along with other supply-chain challenges, helped propel new car … Read more

Atlanta Fed GDP tracker shows the U.S. economy is likely in a recession

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reacts as he testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the “Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, June 22, 2022. Elizabeth Franz | Reuters A Federal Reserve tracker of economic growth is pointing to an increased chance … Read more

ASX 200: Grim sign for world economy after US stocks plunge

There are grim signs for the global economy as the US stock market saw its worst first half of trading in more than half a century. There are grim signs for the global economy after the US stock market recorded its worst first half of trading in more than half a century. Wall Street stocks … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, June 29

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks looking for stability Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, June 28, 2022. Source: NYSE Equities markets’ attempt to build on last week’s momentum has so far fizzled this week. Futures were little changed Wednesday … Read more

RBC top analyst sees comeback

Investors who are “apathetic” or negative toward banks will change their stance in the year’s second half, according to RBC Capital Markets’ top banking analyst. Gerard Cassidy predicts bullishness will make a comeback due to strong revenue growth and optimism surrounding credit. “You can really see people coming back to [bank] the stocks. They’re under-owned,” … Read more

The interest rates on savings accounts rise in wake of Fed hikes

There’s a silver lining to higher interest rates: Stashing some cash finally pays. Soaring inflation, which pushed the Federal Reserve into hiking its benchmark rate, is having an effect on the return savers stand to get on their money, at long last. While the Fed has no direct influence on deposit rates, they tend to … Read more

Treasury yields in focus as investors assess recession risk

The yield on the benchmark US 10-year Treasury note fell to its lowest level in almost two weeks on Thursday as investors continued to assess the likelihood of a recession. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was around 4 basis points lower at 3.117%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond fell 3 … Read more

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | nur photo | Getty Images Russia’s ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of roughly 1.3% on the previous day and its … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 21

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to bounce after S&P 500’s worst seek since 2020 The sign for Wall Street is seen with US flags outside the New York Stock Exchange. Yuki Iwamura | Afp | Getty Images Dow futures … Read more

Here are three things the Fed’s done wrong, and what’s still not right

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, June 14, 2022. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters After years of being a beacon for financial markets, the Federal Reserve suddenly finds itself second-guessed as it tries to navigate the economy through a wicked bout of inflation and away from … Read more