Top Ten: Weekend reads: How the Fed’s punishing policy can set you up for massive gains in the stock market

by | Oct 7, 2022 | Stock Market

During a long bear market, investors’ moods can be so bleak and muddy that they cannot envision better times. But they always come. Warren Buffett has shown repeatedly over the decades how to enhance long-term returns by shopping for bargains after broad selloffs. Now Michael Brush believes the Federal Reserve has been too aggressive clamping down on monetary policy to quell inflation. Here’s the golden opportunity he sees for investors.

Another element that may be counterintuitive for investors is that reduced earnings expectations for U.S. companies set up big gains down the line, according to Mark Hulbert.On the other hand… a grim warning about the economy Jonathan Burton interviews Keith McCullough, founder and CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management, who builds a case for a worse recession than the one brought about by the financial crisis of 2008. A new report from S&P Global shows how quickly Americans are spending the cash they have saved up. Read on: Mohamed A. El-Erian makes the case for even tougher Federal Reserve policyI-bond rates won’t stay sky-high forever

Investors who plowed money into I-bonds will eventually look for an offramp when interest rates fall.

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The U.S. Treasury’s Series I bonds have an interest rate of 9.62% that is fixed for six months if you buy them before the end of October. The rates reset every six months, based on inflation. Beth Pinsker explains the rules for selling I-Bonds when inflation is lower and their interest rates fall. Alternatives for income: 21 dividend stocks yielding 5% or more of companies that will produce plenty of cash in 2023What’s next for oil and for you at the gasoline pump?

Saudi Arabia Minister of Energy Abdulaziz bin Salman spoke during a press conference after the OPEC+ meeting in Vienna on Oct. 5.

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The OPEC+ group agreed this week to lower their daily production of crude oil by 2 million barrels. While the agreement may lead to a smaller cut in actual production, there are many supply and demand factors in play that will affect prices going forward, Myra P. Saefong reports. More about oil and gasoline for consumers and investors: Here’s what to do if you have leased a car and are about to go over the mileage limit

If you have driven more miles than your lease allows, don’t panic — you have options.

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