The market’s ‘safe’ stocks might not be so safe anymore, Jim Cramer says – CNBC

The action in two key stocks — Coca-Cola and Cisco Systems — is telling CNBC’s Jim Cramer that the stocks people have long deemed to be “safe” investments might not be so safe anymore. “The message of today is simple: old-time safety can be illusory,” Cramer said as stocks fell on weak retail data. “The…

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The Hot Topic in Markets Right Now: ‘Quantitative Tightening’ – The New York Times

Anyone paying attention to financial markets in recent months knew that the Federal Reserve’s management of the economy was perhaps the single most important question on the minds of investors. The Fed, of course, has been raising interest rates, including four increases last year, which unnerved many investors. These days, though, the focus has shifted…

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Asian markets mostly rise after U.S. shutdown ends – MarketWatch

Shares fell in Asia on Monday on caution over China-U.S. trade talks and over the ability of congressional negotiators to forge a government funding bill acceptable to President Donald Trump. The Nikkei 225 index NIK, -0.60%  closed down 0.6% with uncertainty over those trade talks bringing a lull in buying sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng…

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Here’s Why FED Gives Markets Green Light, Further Rate Hikes Unlikely – CCN

Renowned economist, author of the “Death of Money,” Jim Rickards says the markets just “got the cue” they need. The U.S Federal Reserve (FED) is now unlikely to raise interest rates again without significant warning. That’s a green light for the stock markets and indeed the cryptocurrency market. Powell’s use of “patient” on Friday was…

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S&P 500 and Stock Markets Worldwide Close Out Worst Year Since 2008 – CCN

Stock markets worldwide, including Dow Jones, Nasdaq and the S&P 500, have posted disappointing yearly returns, with many indexes being compared to their performance during the financial crisis. The S&P 500 is down 6.2% for 2018, while the DOW Jones Industrial Average is down 5.6% for 2018. These numbers, compared to the financial crisis, where…

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The stock market’s epic fourth-quarter reversal is one for the history books – CNBC

Matt Cardy | Getty Images News | Getty Images Contestants in the men’s race chase a Double Gloucester Cheese down the steep gradient of Cooper’s Hill during the annual tradition of cheese-rolling in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. This volatile market year was full of historical milestones and the end of the year will be no different…

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