Why China’s COVID policies are troubling investors again

Investors in China-related assets who had expected a significant easing of COVID restrictions were disappointed this week as the country grapples with its worst wave of cases since the Shanghai outbreak earlier this year. China-related ETFs have fallen this week, with iShares MSCI China ETF MCHI, -1.82% a loss of 3.4%. KraneShares CSI China internet … Read more

What Fed Chair Powell Can Say To Keep Stocks Rising – Or Eliminate It

Whatever Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says when he takes to the podium on Wednesday, it will likely have repercussions for financial markets. But what do stock investors need to hear from the Fed chief to keep the rally going? Market strategists who spoke with MarketWatch had some ideas. More importantly, anything Powell says to … Read more

Here’s why gold has been a disaster this year despite geopolitical instability and stock market volatility

Gold has been a store of wealth for thousands of years, and more recently the price of gold has tended to move inversely with stocks and the dollar, providing investors with some diversification in their portfolios. However, this year gold has so far failed to act as a buffer for investors against volatility in financial … Read more

This is not a QE or QT. This is not any of those. Why is the US Treasury exploring debt buybacks

The US Treasury said Friday it plans to start talking to primary dealers in late October about the possibility that it could begin buying back some of its old debt to help avoid disrupting market functions. The plan, if adopted, would mark a milestone in the roughly $22.6 trillion US government bond market, the world’s … Read more

Can the Fed Tame Inflation Without Further Crushing The Stock Market? What’s next for investors?

The Federal Reserve isn’t trying to criticize the stock market for quickly raising interest rates in an attempt to slow still-hot inflation — but investors need to be prepared for more pain and volatility because policymakers won’t be scared, investors and strategists said of a deep selloff. “I don’t think they’re necessarily trying to drive … Read more