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Inflation surge cools in July. Should you still play defense with your portfolio?

The latest surge in stocks helped lift the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.09% out of bear-market territory on Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.27% to exit correction territory. But the sharp upswing also prompted debate about if investors should adjust their portfolios, pivoting away from defense plays. For the past month, growth stocks …

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Three Chinese corporate giants leaving NY stock exchange

Three state-owned Chinese corporate giants announced plans Friday to remove their shares from the New York Stock Exchange, adding to a growing financial separation between the biggest global economies in the midst of a dispute over scrutiny of company audits. PetroChina Ltd. PCCYF, -0.87%, China Life Insurance Ltd LFC, -4.46%. and China Petroleum & Chemical …

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Are Nasdaq stocks in a bull market? A history of head fakes says slow your roll

Before passing out cigars in celebration of the birth of a baby bull market for the Nasdaq Composite, investors might want to take a look back at history. Sure, the tech-heavy gauge ended Wednesday up 20.8% from its 2022 closing low of 10,646.10 set on June 16. A rise of 20% from a recent low …

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Stocks rally like it’s ‘mission accomplished’ — but some investors are urging caution as Nasdaq exits bear market

Investors might want to keep their guard up as the stock market continues its rally. “The market has kind of gone back to sleep” in appearing to think, “all right, mission accomplished, inflation’s in the bag, the Fed can back off,” said Sameer Samana, a senior global market strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, in …

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These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related …

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Stock-market investors cheer July inflation data. Big-name firms like Pimco and BlackRock aren’t so sure.

Wednesday’s release of the consumer-price index report for July contained enough downside surprises to give stock investors hope the worst of inflation may be behind. Yet an undercurrent of worry remained at big-name firms like Pimco and BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager. According to Pimco economists Tiffany Wilding and Allison Boxer, the details …

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The Nasdaq is on track to exit a bear market — and the Dow to leave correction territory — after July CPI reading

The Nasdaq Composite was on track to exit a brutal bear market Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was set to end a market correction, as stocks rallied in the wake of a cooler July inflation reading. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.56% was up 2.5% near 12,810 in midday trade. According to Dow Jones …

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Don’t be fooled by a drop in U.S. headline inflation. Markets will be attuned to another figure on Wednesday.

Traders, investors and economists are all counting on Wednesday’s consumer-price index report to show a decline in the annual headline U.S. inflation rate for July. But there’s another figure buried in the consumer-price index data that has the propensity to jolt markets. It’s called the core year-over-year CPI reading, a measure which strips out volatile …

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