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Asia Markets: Stocks, Economic Growth, Earnings

SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed on Monday as global concerns continued to trouble investors. In Japan markets, Nikkei 225 rose 0.7%, while Topix rose 0.74%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 struggled to find direction around the flat line and was last down 0.02%. Major China markets slipped, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng down …

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Analysts are naming technology stocks to buy after selling

Three analysts share their forecasts for the technology, with one saying it’s ready for a strong rally, and another stating that some stocks are “very interesting” in the sector. Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, said the stock market as a whole is “ready to go higher”. “We just need a whiff of good news …

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‘Nowhere to hide?’ Why stagflation fears are putting stocks on the verge of entering a bear market

It will take more than Friday’s big bounce to quell fear of a bear market in stocks as uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s ability to control inflation without flooding the economy raises fears of stagflation – a pernicious combination of slow economic growth and persistent inflation. Recessive inflation is a “horrific environment” for investors, said …

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Market panic over Biden and Powell inflation inconsistency

Fed chairs have historically been ambiguous when speaking in public, relying on something called “Fedspeak.” By talking in mysteries, financial markets don’t overreact to every word. But talking about riddles is different from the acting in puzzles. And that is exactly what the Biden administration and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell are doing. That’s why …

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Cramer says rising stock relief won’t beat the bears

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that he remains “attracted to own stocks,” even as the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates so aggressively that some skeptics believe it will push the US economy into recession. “They probably sold on higher today. They’ll sell again tomorrow because that’s what they are,” the Mad Money host said, …

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Millionaires don’t see big stock losses as a buy-back moment

It’s been a tough year to be an investor, and the wealthy are no exception. Losses in the stock and bond markets this year have made portfolio talks between investment advisors and clients on Wall Street more difficult. The more conservative portfolios have performed as badly, if not worse, than the riskier portfolios, with bonds …

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