Here’s how the Federal Reserve confused the markets

The Fed has a problem in that it says one thing, and the markets want to hear another. “The bottom line is the markets just aren’t buying what the Fed is selling,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at KPMG. “That ups the ante on the Fed to go further and be more hawkish.” Stocks were … Read more

Fed rate hike expected to be half a percentage point as central bank fights inflation

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a closed two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on interest rate policy in Washington, November 2, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by a smaller half percentage point Wednesday yet signal that its … Read more

Peloton, Tesla, Viasat, Wells Fargo, Box and more

A Tesla electric vehicle at a supercharger station in Hawthorne, California, on Aug. 9, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday Monday: Credit Suisse — Shares of Credit Suisse rose 1.7%, reversing an earlier slump that sent the stock to a record low, after … Read more

Apple, CarMax, Bed Bath & Beyond and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Apple (AAPL) – Apple lost 2.2% in the premarket after BofA Securities downgraded it to neutral from buy. BofA said Apple has held up relatively well in a down market, but it expects a negative impact on the company from weakening consumer demand. CarMax (KMX) – … Read more

China’s central bank PBOC warns against yuan speculation

The Chinese yuan weakened past the closely-watched 7.2 level against the greenback this week. Getty Images BEIJING — The People’s Bank of China has warned against betting on the yuan, after its rapid decline against the U.S. dollar this week. “Do not bet on a one-sided appreciation or deprecation of the renminbi exchange rate,” the … Read more

Biogen, Thor Industries, Lyft and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Biogen (BIIB) – Biogen soared 45.6% in premarket trading after Biogen and Japanese partner Eisai said their experimental Alzheimer’s drug dramatically slowed the disease’s progression in a study, reducing cognitive and functional decline by 27%. Thor Industries (THO) – Thor Industries gained 3.6% in the premarket … Read more

Hertz, Ford, Keurig Dr Pepper and more

Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday: Hertz — Shares of the rental rental company jumped 1.9% after the company announced a partnership with BP’s electric vehicle charging unit that will put thousands of charging stations at Hertz locations. Many of the stations will be used to charge Hertz’s growing fleet of electric … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Costco, DocuSign, Scholastic

Customers carry their items after shopping at Costco in Washington D.C., May 5, 2021. Ting Shen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Here are the stocks making notable moves in extended trading: Costco — The wholesale membership club retailer was down about 2.8% after reporting fiscal fourth quarter earnings post-market, and saying it’s seeing … Read more

Accenture, Darden Restaurants, home builders

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, but gave a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter. Accenture pointed to IT spending cuts by corporate customers and a negative impact from the stronger dollar. Nonetheless, Accenture gained 1% in premarket … Read more

General Mills, Stitch Fix, Beyond Meat and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: General Mills (GIS) – General Mills shares gained 1.8% in the premarket after the food producer reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year sales forecast. The company expects to benefit from higher prices and strong demand for cereal, snacks and pet food. Stitch Fix … Read more