Tag: economic performance

Home prices could cool when the Fed tapers its bond-buying program. But a crisis? Unlikely

U.S. home prices have been rising at a record annual pace in recent months, fueled in part by historically cheap credit, the absence of properties...

A Popular Bet on Chinese Growth Is Falling Out of Favor

SYDNEY—China’s role as a key driver of the Australian dollar is being re-evaluated in global markets, helping send the currency to levels well below where traditional modeling suggests...

Expansion in China’s Factory Sector Hits Lowest Level in Months

Expansion in China’s factory sector in July hit the lowest level in nearly a year and a half, with a gauge of activity slipping in...

It’s happening: Young people are moving to golf communities

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Dow win streak at risk ahead of tech results as China crackdown threatens rally

U.S. stock-index futures were mixed Tuesday morning ahead of quarterly results from some of the most prominent names in the technology sector, with a Chinese...

My father died recently, leaving me and two siblings a house with no mortgage. Should we sell it?

Dear MarketWatch, My father died recently and left me and two siblings a house with no mortgage. I am in the process of being declared...

Treasury yields rise Friday but 10 and 30-year debt mark third straight weekly slide

Yields for U.S. government debt on Friday rose slightly, but long-dated bond yields rang up a third straight weekly drop after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...

Dow futures drift higher as investors watch for retail sales to end the week

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday were trading slightly higher ahead of a data on June retail sales, after a week featuring assurances by Federal Reserve...

China’s Economic Growth Slows in the Second Quarter

BEIJING—China’s economic rebound slowed in the second quarter but continued to show unusual resilience more than a year after the country largely got control of...

Gold heads for highest finish in nearly a month as Powell says inflation will moderate

Gold futures headed toward their highest finish in nearly a month on Wednesday, with prices up for a second session. Softness in the U.S. dollar...

Why vegetarians are winning the inflation battle

Now is a great time to become a vegetarian. That’s because beef and pork-based foods are increasingly becoming more expensive. In June, Americans paid 4.5%...

8 inflation tips for your savings, investments and retirement planning

As we’ve all noticed, inflation has been on the rise lately — the Consumer Price Index rose from 1.6% at the end of the first...

Overpricing and other home selling mistakes that can cost you

It’s a seller’s market in real estate, which means that buyers have much to feel anxious about. But sellers have reasons to lose sleep, too....

Opinion: If you want to fix climate change, you need to fix this flaw in conventional economic thought

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Project Syndicate)—Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking—the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced—more apparent than in the...

Treasury rally pauses Friday but government debt books second straight weekly yield decline

Yields for long-dated U.S. government debt rose Friday for the first time in five sessions, as a rally that took the 10-year and 30-year Treasurys...

The No. 1 reason workers are considering switching jobs

Many workers are ready to bounce. Some 95% of respondents in a new survey were “currently considering changing jobs,” and 92% said they would switch...

Inflation has ‘really rung’ an alarm for equities forecast, Acadian portfolio manager says

Inflationary pressures are bearing down on Acadian Asset Management’s forecast for the stock market as part of its multi-asset outlook. “In equities, the combination of...

European stocks rise ahead of U.S. payrolls data, closing out trading week marked by delta variant concerns

European equities climbed higher on Friday ahead of the release of key U.S. economic data. Stock-market indexes across the region looked set to close out...

U.S. unemployment claims sink to pandemic low of 364,000 as extra benefits start to get phased out

The numbers: New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 51,0000 last week to a new pandemic low of 364,000, underscoring a rapid recovery in the...

Home price growth hits a record high — but homeowners shouldn’t celebrate just yet

The numbers: Home prices rose at the fastest rate on record in April, according to the latest edition of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price...

Biden’s long-term spending plans ‘are not about overheating the economy,’ says White House adviser

Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese on Wednesday defended some of the Biden administration’s long-term spending plans, characterizing the proposed outlays as not connected...

Existing-home sales slump as momentum slows in the housing market

The numbers: Existing-home sales fell for the fourth consecutive month, as buyers continue to face major hurdles in becoming homeowners. Existing-home sales fell 0.9% to...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the...

What is inflation? Hint: It’s not the 12% increase in rental-car prices last month

When Chipotle CMG, +1.21% CEO Brian Niccol shared that the company has increased its menu prices by nearly 4%, some customers thought they knew exactly...