Opinion: The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses:

Opinion:  The S&P 500’s charts are pointing to more stock-market losses:

This past week, the S&P 500 index plunged to new relative lows. It is now trading at prices last seen in March 2021. This latest move downward violated support at 4100-4200 and prompted a swift move down towards possible support at 3900. The next support area below that is 3700 – the lows of February … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors:

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors:

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas:

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas:

WASHINGTON — Top US regulators proposed overhauling how banks lend hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lower-income communities, after scrapping a Trump-era revamp that had divided regulators and industry officials. The latest proposal to modernize rules for the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, announced Thursday, aims to ensure lending to lower-income individuals and small businesses … Read more

Some economists say a recession is inevitable. Should you pay off your mortgage now? Consider these factors first.

Some economists say a recession is inevitable.  Should you pay off your mortgage now?  Consider these factors first.

An economic downturn appears to be in the cards. And that could put some homeowners in a tight spot. Fears of a recession were stoked last week when data showed that the US economy shrank in the first quarter at a 1.4% annualized rate. Roger Ferguson, who previously served as a Federal Reserve governor, said … Read more