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Stocks crashing?  No, but here's why this bear market is so painful---and what you can do about it.

Stocks crashing? No, but here’s why this bear market is so painful—and what you can do about it.

Stock market crash hashtags may be all the rage on Twitter, but the selloff that sent U.S. stocks into a bear market was relatively orderly, market professionals say. But it is likely to become more volatile – and painful – before the market stabilizes. It was indeed a tour de force for investors on Friday …

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Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

The Fed has made two 75 basis point interest rate hikes so far this year. An earlier version of this story said she delivered three. As U.S. stocks and bonds come under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street say investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed could offer a surprise 100 basis point …

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Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

Why investors fear a one percentage point Fed rate hike will disrupt Wall Street

The Fed has made two 75 basis point interest rate hikes so far this year. An earlier version of this story said she delivered three. As U.S. stocks and bonds come under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street say investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed could offer a surprise 100 basis point …

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The S&P 500 fell 5% in a very bad week for stocks.  Those 20 lost up to 24%.

The S&P 500 fell 5% in a very bad week for stocks. Those 20 lost up to 24%.

US stocks spat on Friday to end the week in the red. The day’s declines of less than 1% for the broad indices paled in comparison to Tuesday’s, when they fell 4% to 5%. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA was down 1,329 points (or 4.1%), closing Friday at 30,822. The benchmark …

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Sudden sell-off in short-term debt pushes rate near 'magical' level that 'scares' markets

Sudden sell-off in short-term debt pushes rate near ‘magical’ level that ‘scares’ markets

The yield on the 1-year Treasury is testing 4%, a level that traders say could spill over to other rates and send shivers through financial markets, as the Federal Reserve continues in earnest with its campaign to reduce its balance sheet by $8.8 trillion. . This balance sheet process, known as “quantitative tightening,” is intended …

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