Opinion: Don’t forget that big gains in stocks are usually made during bear markets

VanEck Semiconductors ETF SMH, -0.68% is down by 12%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.56% is down 9% and the S&P 500 SPX, -0.78%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.88% and the Russell 2000 RUT index, -0.51% they are down by about 5% each. This is a real sell-off, at least in the world … Read more

Fed heroic or not, the level of the S&P 500 is set for a retest of the lows. These are the levels to watch, says this strategist

In the words of the great Bonnie Tyler: “It has to be safe, and it has to be soon, and it has to be larger than life.” The hero this market is holding tight for is Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, and he will be speaking on Friday, so it’s early. Whether he is sure remains … Read more

$ 6 Billion in Student Aid Scammed Signals of Change Coming | Personal finance

Anna Helhoski More than 200,000 federal student loan borrowers who have been misled from their schools are in line for $ 6 billion in debt relief following a preliminary court-approved settlement on August 4. It is a huge deal and a huge win for borrowers. But these discharges are just the latest in a series … Read more

$ 6 Billion in Student Aid Scammed Signals of Change Coming | Personal finance

Anna Helhoski More than 200,000 federal student loan borrowers who have been misled from their schools are in line for $ 6 billion in debt relief following a preliminary court-approved settlement on August 4. It is a huge deal and a huge win for borrowers. But these discharges are just the latest in a series … Read more

FAANGs aren’t what they used to be, so watch out for bear market rebounds says hedge fund manager

It’s been a bit of a rally. The S&P 500 SPX he is starting the week at a seven-week high, buoyed by hopes for a less aggressive Fed and a sense that earnings pessimism was exaggerated. The benchmark equity index rose 12.6% from its recent June low, having achieved its best July performance since 1939, … Read more