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Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

The Fed has made two 75 basis point interest rate hikes so far this year. An earlier version of this story said she delivered three. As U.S. stocks and bonds come under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street say investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed could offer a surprise 100 basis point …

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Can the Fed rein in inflation without further crushing the stock market?  What investors need to know.

Can the Fed rein in inflation without further crushing the stock market? What investors need to know.

The Federal Reserve isn’t trying to slam the stock market as it rapidly raises interest rates in its bid to quell still-burning inflation – but investors should be prepared for more pain and volatility as policymakers politicians won’t be intimidated by a sell-off, investors and strategists said. “I don’t think they’re necessarily trying to drive …

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Another 27% drop in the S&P 500 could happen if inflation hawks are right, Goldman Sachs team warns

Another 27% drop in the S&P 500 could happen if inflation hawks are right, Goldman Sachs team warns

Not exactly TGIF this Friday. What the seller is slowly realizing is not only that the Fed is going to be aggressive in September after the shocking latest inflation figure, but that the central bank will have to hold rates higher and for longer. The British pound GBPUSD, -0.47%, in some ways a proxy for …

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Ces cinq actions du S&P 500 ont perdu près d'un demi-billion de dollars en valeur en une journée au milieu d'un anéantissement généralisé

These five S&P 500 stocks lost nearly half a trillion dollars in value in one day amid widespread annihilation

A drop in gasoline prices couldn’t mask the problem that spooked investors on September 13: core consumer prices resumed their rapid rise in August. Fear of the Federal Reserve’s continued monetary policy tightening to fight inflation sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA down 1,276 points (or 3.9%) to 31,104, with all 30 components posting …

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US inflation is slowing again due to cheaper gas, according to the CPI.  Yet prices are skyrocketing for almost everything else

US inflation is slowing again due to cheaper gas, according to the CPI. Yet prices are skyrocketing for almost everything else

Numbers: Falling gasoline prices last month resulted in a second straight decline in US inflation, with the consumer price index rising just 0.1% in August. But the report also shows that inflation has spread more widely through the economy and should prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sharply again. Economists polled by the …

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