Stocks and bonds sold off on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell underwhelmed markets by refraining from pushing back more forcefully against the recent spike in Treasury yields.
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A steady march higher in Treasury yields has been drawing money out of the stock market and leading investors to question the massive run-up in Big Tech valuations.
Indie Asset Partners customers are upset that the hedge fund, which was supposed to spread out funds to dozens of money managers, instead concentrated the money with a single manager whose performance tanked early last year.
When people don’t take the time to develop an investment strategy—generally because they don’t want to see how far behind they are—they’re more likely to adopt an “anything goes” philosophy.
Bond yields continue to climb, as murmurs of inflation have started among investors and as the economy continues to climb out of the hole that was created by the pandemic.
The episode has been portrayed as a victory of the little guy over Wall Street titans, but not everyone is buying it. Lawmakers from both parties are among the skeptics.
Attorneys in the Justice Department’s criminal division are conducting a wide-ranging investigation into possible market manipulation from the trading surrounding GameStop, and recently issued a subpoena to Robinhood as part of that, a person familiar with the matter said.
Treasury yields fell after a government report showed that inflation remained tame last month. That’s encouraging for investors because it suggests the U.S. economy will be able to receive more stimulus without overheating.
The stock market sank again Friday as a speculative frenzy over GameStop and a handful of other stocks ramped up worries over how much damage an online revolt against Wall Street bigwigs can damage the broader market.
Social media startup Stockteamup has partnered with the philanthropic arm of a hip-hop-inspired snack company to teach financial investing to Black communities.
Robinhood and other retail brokerages took steps to tamp down the speculative frenzy surrounding companies such as GameStop, but the actions only sparked more volatility in the market and an outcry from users of the platforms.
The sharp selling is a shift from the market’s recent record-setting run and comes as investors focus on the outlook for the economy and corporate profits amid a still-raging coronavirus pandemic.
Across most of America, GameStop is just a place to buy a video game. On Wall Street, though, it’s become a battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%.
The order concluded a more than year-long disciplinary case involving Larry Mackey’s relationship with the ex-wife of a former client, Fishers hedge fund executive Keenan Hauke of Samex Capital Partners.
The hope on Wall Street is that such stimulus will help carry the economy until later this year, when more widespread COVID-19 vaccinations get daily life closer to normal.