Trump's positive COVID test adds more uncertainty to volatile markets

It comes after the first presidential debate and the uncertain fate of more coronavirus relief.
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What sound does a volatile stock market make?

Mar 31, 2020
We know what the data looks like. But what if we could hear it?
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Hedge funds are facing challenges in an uncertain market

Jan 11, 2019
For years, when stocks were making gains, hedge funds were criticized for their fees and lackluster performance.
Hedge fund performance on average dropped by less than the S&P 500 in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research. Above, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
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The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.
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The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.
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Market volatility? Let's not worry like it's 1987

Oct 25, 2018
Jason Zweig says recent drops in the Dow are not cause for concern.
A trader on the New York Stock Exchange on "Black Monday," Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points, making a 22.6 percent drop in the index. An equivalent drop today is closer to a 2 percent loss.
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Market volatility? Let's not worry like it's 1987

Oct 25, 2018
Jason Zweig says recent drops in the Dow are not cause for concern.
A trader on the New York Stock Exchange on "Black Monday," Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points, making a 22.6 percent drop in the index. An equivalent drop today is closer to a 2 percent loss.
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Here’s what bank earnings tell us about the economy

Apr 12, 2018
The fundamentals of this economy are strong right now but you wouldn’t always know it from the stock markets lately. Volatility has been the word of recent weeks. But on Friday big banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are expected…

Who is to blame for the recent market volatility?

Feb 7, 2018
Some analysts and investors are saying that a popular measure of the volatility expected in the stock market may have made things worse.
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before the opening bell on Tuesday.
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