Here’s our plan for Monday after another painful week to own stocks

Stocks took a beating this week as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another 75 basis points, the third consecutive hike of that magnitude. It wasn’t the rate move — which was anticipated by the market — but Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s hawkish comments on Wednesday that hurt stocks. He’s now targeting a rate … Read more

FedEx, Boeing, Domino’s and more

Visitors walk past a Boeing board during the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough, on July 18, 2022. Justin Tallis | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Boeing — The aerospace company was down 6% after it reached a $200 million settlement on charges of misleading investors following two of … Read more

FedEx, Costco, Boeing and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: FedEx (FDX) – FedEx remains on watch this morning after announcing a 6.9% increase in shipping rates and plans to cut another $4 billion in annual costs. FedEx fell 3.2% in the premarket. Costco (COST) – Costco lost 3.3% in the premarket despite reporting better-than-expected profit … Read more

Futures are flat following another day of losses after Fed rate hike, sell-offs

Stock futures were largely flat Wednesday night as investors continued reacting to the Fed’s rate hike and concerns over a potential economic downswing. The Nasdaq 100 was up 10 points or 0.09%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose by 41points, or 0.14%. S&P 500 futures increased 4 points, 0.11%. Costco stock was down about 2.6% … Read more

My big worry with the Fed and why we’re in a holding pattern

There’s a broad perception that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell does not care one whit about corporate news. He’s strictly a creature of broad government economic reports — the consumer price index, the producer price index, industrial production, retail sales and, of course, the nonfarm employment numbers. He also cares about what his fellow Fed … Read more

How Powell and the Fed may react to FedEx warning

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday said that FedEx’s warning of worsening economic conditions suggests the Federal Reserve is doing better in its inflation effort than expected — meaning the central bank could take a step back after its meeting next week. “If Fed chief Jay Powell watched our interview last night … he might discover … Read more