Is the stock market open on Black Friday? Thanksgiving week trading hours for major assets.

Is the stock market open on Black Friday?  Thanksgiving week trading hours for major assets.

It’s going to be a short week on Wall Street. US stock exchanges will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 24, and will reopen the next day only for an abbreviated session on Black Friday, with trading ending at 1 pm Eastern on Nov. 25. The roughly $53 billion US bond market follows … Read more

Here’s how much China stocks still could rally from zero-COVID depths, according to Goldman strategists

Here’s how much China stocks still could rally from zero-COVID depths, according to Goldman strategists

Wall Street stocks are poised for a bounce to start a new week, with politics one spotlight as US midterm elections are set to get under way. Many expect a split Congress and political deadlock for two years, which isn’t necessarily bad for markets, which tends to prefer a divided government. Neil Wilson, chief strategist … Read more

Fed warns of ‘low’ market liquidity in $24 trillion Treasury market, in latest financial stability report

Fed warns of ‘low’ market liquidity in  trillion Treasury market, in latest financial stability report

The Federal Reserve on Friday confirmed what many investors were saying for some time: the $24 trillion Treasury market has been experiencing low levels of market liquidity in recent months. The central bank has been rapidly increasing interest rates since March as part of a fight to bring inflation down from a 40-year high. The … Read more

What’s next for markets after Fed’s 4th straight jumbo rate hike

What’s next for markets after Fed’s 4th straight jumbo rate hike

What’s next for markets now that the Federal Reserve has delivered its fourth and possibly final jumbo rate increase of 75 basis points? Well, a lot, actually. A sometimes tumultuous third-quarter earnings season isn’t over yet. A packed economic-data calendar in the coming weeks includes key readings on inflation and the labor market. On top … Read more

What the Dow’s stellar October and Big Tech’s ugly rout say about the stock market right now

What the Dow’s stellar October and Big Tech’s ugly rout say about the stock market right now

The past week offered a tale of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average putting the blue-chip gauge on track for its best October on record while Big Tech heavyweights suffered a shellacking that had market veterans recalling the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. “You have a tug of war,” said … Read more

Stocks are having a stellar October. Why the bear-market rally may have more room to run.

Stocks are having a stellar October.  Why the bear-market rally may have more room to run.

An earlier version of this story misstated the date of the US midterm elections. They will be held Nov. 8, not Nov. 9. Despite a raft of risky events that investors must face down over the coming weeks, some on Wall Street believe that the latest bear-market rally in stocks has more room to run. … Read more

Wall Street drives explosive volatility in stock market by ‘YOLO-ing’ into options on brink of expiration

Wall Street drives explosive volatility in stock market by ‘YOLO-ing’ into options on brink of expiration

Reddit-loving day traders are reportedly returning to their day jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal, but back in the world of high finance professional traders have adopted one of their signature trading strategies, according to one closely followed markets guru. An explosion of trading volume in options with one, or even zero, days left … Read more

Why the housing market should brace for double-digit mortgage rates in 2023

Why the housing market should brace for double-digit mortgage rates in 2023

Even if Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his cohorts stopped hiking policy rates soon, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate still would climb to 10%, according to Christopher Whalen, chairman of Whalen Global Advisors. That’s because the Fed’s torrid pace of rate increases in 2022 takes time to seep back into mortgage rates, especially with … Read more

Opinion: The stock market is in trouble. That’s because the bond market is ‘very close to a crash.’

Opinion: The stock market is in trouble.  That’s because the bond market is ‘very close to a crash.’

Don’t assume the worst is over, says investor Larry McDonald. There’s talk of a policy pivot by the Federal Reserve as interest rates rise quickly and stocks keep falling. Both may continue. McDonald, founder of The Bear Traps Report and author of “A Colossal Failure of Common Sense,” which described the 2008 failure of Lehman … Read more

Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is flashing a warning that stocks could be about to fall off a cliff

Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is flashing a warning that stocks could be about to fall off a cliff

The CBOE Volatility Index has captured the attention of market analysts this year as a key relationship between Wall Street’s “fear gauge” and the S&P 500 index appears to have broken down. Typically, the VIX VIX, -1.07%, a popular measure of the stock market’s expectation of volatility based on S&P 500 index options, and S&P … Read more