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Why stock market investors should be closely watching bond yields

Timing bear markets is never easy, but it’s even more so with fixed income. When they do occur, they are often fairly quick in nature. Both instances of sovereign bonds cheapening in 2018 have been characterized by such behavior. In February, stock markets were roiled by the 40 basis point rise in 10-year U.S. yields . Yields have an inverse ... Read More »

6 mistakes that small investors make when stock market is doing well, interest rates are rising

The biggest investing mistakes happen when markets are doing well. ET Wealth looks at the errors that small investors could make now. Rohit Verma is more surprised than worried when he looks at his mutual fund statement. “The markets have gone up by almost 20% in the past one year but my mutual funds are showing losses,” says the Delhi-based bank executive. Verma had ... Read More »

Good Stress Test Grades Don’t Impress Bank Investors

That “A” in gym doesn’t make up for the “D” in math. Photographer: Steven Gottlieb/Corbis/Getty Images Bank investors seem more stressed out than they have been in a while. Shares of the big banks are down an average of 9.3 percent this year, compared with a gain of nearly 1 percent for the S&P 500 Index. The results last week of ... Read More »

Bitcoin woes: Cryptocurrency investors unable to link bank accounts to wallets, says report

Though India is still straddling the fence when it comes to taking a stand on cryptocurrencies – the finance ministry is no fan but the RBI has not banned digital currencies like Bitcoin yet – retail investors in the country are already in a soup. According to a report in The Hindu BusinessLine, many investors are currently neither able to trade on several bitcoin ... Read More »

Buy, Sell, Hold: Here are 4 stocks on investors’ radar today

CLSA said that post Infosys’ buyback announcement, the impact on FY19 EPS is likely to be 0.9 percent, while the return on equity may increase by 550 basis points. Further, it sees a significant senior level departures over the next six months till a new CEO is found. It also sees downside risks to the guidance for FY18/19, and pegs ... Read More »

Market Week Ahead: 10 factors to keep investors busy amid July F&O expiry

The market closed flat with a positive bias in the passing week as the rally in Reliance Industries (post solid Q1 earnings, bonus issue of 1:1 and new Jio strategy) and technology stocks (after Wipro’s buyback worth Rs 11,000 crore) offset the initial fall due to ITC that cracked 13 percent on a hike in cigarette cess. Strong progress in ... Read More »

Why stock-market investors should keep an eye on these diverging indexes

Stocks of trucking companies are a bet on the broader economy While the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set fresh records on Monday, there is one red flag signaling the potential for a stock-market pullback in the near term, according to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. Since early March, the Dow Jones Transportation Average DJT, +0.73% which is ... Read More »

Investors Underestimating the Economy and the Fed

This economic expansion has long been derided as the weakest, most disappointing ever, a characterization that is both fair and highly misleading. The expansion is weak compared with prior expansions, but it is also quite solid relative to how fast the economy is capable of growing. Understanding that relationship is the key to understanding why interest rates are likely to ... Read More »

Investors are right to be concerned about the market, expert says

With the recent action in the stock and bond markets, investors are right to be a little bit concerned right now, Burns McKinney told CNBC on Friday. “Stocks are a little bit expensive across every factor, whether it’s price to sales, price to earnings … [or] market cap relative to the economy,” the chief investment officer for Allianz NFJ Investment ... Read More »

Allianz plays down talk of big deals as hands cash to investors

Allianz (ALVG.DE) played down talk of it making a major acquisition any time soon as its chief executive Oliver Baete said on Friday the German insurer could grow without deals. The Munich-based group said it would return up to 3 billion euros (£3 billion) to shareholders, but made clear this did not exclude the possibility of it being involved in ... Read More »