China’s consumer prices climb as Covid prompts food stockpiling

China's consumer prices climb as Covid prompts food stockpiling

Fresh vegetable prices rose by 24% year-on-year in April as consumers stocked up to prepare for potential stay-home orders. Pictured here is a delivery driver for Alibaba’s Hema Fresh supermarket in Beijing on May 10, 2022. Jade Gao | dpa | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s consumer and producer prices rose more than expected in … Read more

April’s consumer price index report expected to show inflation has already peaked

April's consumer price index report expected to show inflation has already peaked

Shoppers inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, US, on Monday, May 2, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images April’s consumer price index report is expected to show inflation has already reached a peak — a development that some investors say could temporarily soothe markets. But economists say, even with a … Read more

Bitcoin prices plunge along with stocks

Bitcoin prices plunge along with stocks

New York CNN Business — So much for bitcoin being digital gold. The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency was down 10% Monday after plunging again over the weekend. Bitcoin prices have now plummeted nearly 20% in the past week. At a price of just below $31,000, bitcoin is more than 50% below its record high of … Read more

Worried about a recession? Here’s how to prepare your portfolio

Worried about a recession? Here’s how to prepare your portfolio

FGTrade | iStock | Getty Images More from FA Playbook: Here’s a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. “We all understand that markets go through cycles and recession is part of the cycle that we may be facing,” said certified financial planner Elliot Herman, partner at PRW Wealth Management in Quincy, Massachusetts. … Read more

Own solid names and have cash for market bounce

Own solid names and have cash for market bounce

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that enduring the current market is a waiting game for a rally — and investors need to be prepared for when that happens. “Your portfolio should be split among some cash and some stocks that can thrive in a recession. … You need to accept the fact that we’re simply … Read more

Peloton, Under Armour, Monster Beverage and more

Peloton, Under Armour, Monster Beverage and more

A Peloton exercise bike is seen after the ringing of the opening bell for the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York City, New York, US, September 26, 2019. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday. Peloton — Shares of Peloton dropped more than 6% … Read more

Asian stocks follow Wall St down as rate hike worries grow

Asian stocks follow Wall St down as rate hike worries grow

Asian stocks have followed Wall Street lower as fears spread that US interest rate hikes to fight inflation might stall economic growth By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer May 6, 2022, 4:34 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower Friday as fears … Read more

Dow tumbles 1,000 points for the worst day since 2020, Nasdaq drops 5%

Dow tumbles 1,000 points for the worst day since 2020, Nasdaq drops 5%

Stocks pulled back sharply on Thursday, completely erasing a rally from the prior session in a stunning reversal that delivered investors one of the worst days since 2020. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,063 points, or 3.12%, to close at 32,997.97. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 4.99% to finish at 12,317.69, its lowest closing … Read more

Uber, Brinker, Generac and more

Uber, Brinker, Generac and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Uber (UBER) – Uber fell 1% in premarket trading after it reported a quarterly loss and revenue that beat estimates. Uber saw ride volumes increase during the quarter while food deliveries also continued to grow. Brinker International (EAT) – The parent of Chili’s and other restaurant … Read more

Chegg, Expedia, BP and more

Chegg, Expedia, BP and more

James Tahaney loads textbooks on to a pallet in preparation for shipping at the Chegg warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, April 29, 2010. John Sommers II | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Paramount Global – Shares fell 1.7% after the entertainment giant reported first-quarter revenue below expectations. The … Read more