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Weekend reads: What to expect now for home prices, stocks and bonds

Also, how to pick preferred stocks, opportunities in a bear market, preparing for a recession and reverse mortgages. 9:47 a.m. Oct. 1, 2022

S&P puts U.K. AA credit rating on negative outlook due to worries over fiscal plan

S&P Global Ratings on Friday moved its outlook on the U.K.'s AA sovereign credit rating to "negative" from "stable," citing concerns about the country's fiscal outlook. The British pound tumbled and yields on British government bonds, or gilts, soared after Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng on Sept. 23 unveiled a mini-budget plan that included 45 billion pounds in unfunded tax cuts. The Bank of England this week stepped in to buy gilts in an effort to stabilize the bond market. S&P, in a statement, said it now expects the U.K. government deficit to widen by an average 2.6% of gross domestic product annually through 2025, while net general government debt will continue on an upward trajectory, "in contrast to our previous expectation of it declining as a percentage of GDP from 2023." The ratings firm said the U.K. "continues to face balance-of-payment risks stemming from its persistently large current account deficit, which we forecast will widen to 6% of GDP this year, in part driven by higher costs of energy imports." 6:37 p.m. Sept. 30, 2022

Dow ends nearly 460 points lower as Nasdaq plunges after Apple downgrade; S&P 500 sets 2022 low

U.S. stocks ended sharply lower Thursday, with heavy losses for Apple Inc. and other tech-related stocks setting the tone as equities renewed their selloff. 4:39 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022

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Apple stock may not be a ‘safe haven’ for much longer, Bank of America warns in downgrade

Apple Inc. has beaten the broader technology industry this year, but a Bank of America analyst isn't sure that the stock can keep it up.

1:45 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022
Citrix debt deal prices with large losses for banks

Steep discounts could further dampen the outlook for buyout activity by private equity firms tapping the leveraged loans.

8:40 a.m. Sept. 23, 2022
Rising sea levels put Miami, New York at biggest risk for severe and extreme flooding at commercial properties

Billions worth of office buildings, retail centers and apartments are at risk of extreme and severe flooding as sea levels rise, according to a new DBRS Morningstar report.

5:09 p.m. Sept. 13, 2022
This investment strategy acts on 18 trends to cut your risk when the stock market is volatile

A Credit Suisse managed futures fund takes advantage of price volatility across stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities.

7:48 a.m. Aug. 27, 2022
Ford’s green bond sees $5 billion in demand as Biden signs climate bill

Investors swarm over Ford Motor Co.'s new $1.75 billion green bond deal on Tuesday to help finance more electric vehicles.

12:27 p.m. Aug. 17, 2022
Junk bonds sweep to a record summer rally

U.S. corporate bonds with speculative, or 'junk,' credit ratings join stocks in what has been a dramatic summer rally.

4:11 p.m. Aug. 16, 2022
Chinese property stocks rally on reports of government bond issue

Chinese property stocks surged in Hong Kong on Tuesday after reports that the government could shore up support for some developers’ bonds.

7:17 a.m. Aug. 16, 2022
Equifax sent lenders inaccurate credit scores on millions of U.S. consumers

Equifax Inc. provided inaccurate credit scores on millions of U.S. consumers seeking loans during a three-week period earlier this year, according to bank executives and others familiar with the errors.

4:13 p.m. Aug. 2, 2022

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