Inflation could push Fed into August rate hike

Inflation could push Fed into August rate hike

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday said the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in August, before its next scheduled meeting in September, if this week’s economic data shows that inflation is not abating. “The Fed is still in charge of this market. A week ago, it looked like they might ease up, but after Friday’s … Read more

Risk of significant reversal in gold price rally as inflation report looms, says TD Securities

Risk of significant reversal in gold price rally as inflation report looms, says TD Securities

(Kitco News) The strong employment report proved that the US economy is still expanding despite two consecutive negative quarterly GDP releases. And for gold, this means that the price rally could be at risk, according to TD Securities. In reaction to the US economy adding 528,000 jobs in July, gold lost 1% on Friday. The … Read more

Era of steady growth has ended, but here’s how to prepare

Era of steady growth has ended, but here’s how to prepare

BlackRock says world markets have become more volatile, and they’re going to stay that way for a while. The world’s biggest asset manager says that the era of steady growth and low inflation has ended: “Traditional portfolios, hedges and risk models won’t work anymore, we think.” “The Great Moderation, a long period of steady growth … Read more

RPT-WEEKAHEAD-Wall St Week Ahead: Inflation Data May Seal Fate of Unloved US Stock Rally

RPT-WEEKAHEAD-Wall St Week Ahead: Inflation Data May Seal Fate of Unloved US Stock Rally

A rally in US stocks that has powered on despite skepticism from Wall St faces a reality check in the coming week, as key inflation data threatens to shut the door on expectations of a dovish shift from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 has walked a tightrope this summer, rising 13% from its mid-June … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall after jobs report People walk past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wall Street on July 12, 2022 in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Stock futures fell Friday morning after … Read more

The US economy has yet to face its biggest recession challenge

The US economy has yet to face its biggest recession challenge

A person removes the nozel from a pump at a gas station on July 29, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images You’d be hard-pressed now to find a recession in the rearview mirror. What’s down the road, though, is another story. There is no historical precedent to indicate that an … Read more

Varda signs NASA partnerships for space factory demo flight next year

Varda signs NASA partnerships for space factory demo flight next year

Varda co-founders Varda Space Industries Early stage Varda Space Industries has signed a pair of agreements with NASA, the company announced Friday, securing access to key technologies the company will need for the first demonstration of its space factory system. Varda’s goal is to develop a new method for manufacturing materials in space, an opportunity … Read more

Gold price in rally mode on latest geopolitical tensions but Friday’s jobs report could disrupt momentum – analysts

Gold price in rally mode on latest geopolitical tensions but Friday’s jobs report could disrupt momentum – analysts

(Kitco News) Gold breached the coveted $1,800 an ounce level Thursday on increased geopolitical tensions between the US and China. But the upcoming Friday’s employment report could disrupt momentum, according to analysts. December gold futures rose $33 on Thursday, touching a daily high of $1,812. At the time of writing, prices were at $1,808.20 an … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks look to shake off back-to-back losses Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 25, 2022 in New York City. Stocks rose slightly in morning trading as investors weigh the upcoming Federal … Read more

Pioneer returns over 95% of free cash flow to investors in earnings beat

Pioneer returns over 95% of free cash flow to investors in earnings beat

Investing Club holding Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) reported better-than-expected earnings after the closing bell Tuesday. Total revenue of $6.92 billion exceeded expectations of $6.89 billion. Adjusted dilution earnings of $9.36 per share was better than the $8.81 per share expected by the Street. Operating cash flow for the quarter of $3.22 a bit short versus … Read more