Trump Says Fed Should Cut Rates as Growth Concerns Jar Markets
President Trump lashed out at the Federal Reserve for not cutting interest rates more aggressively after fears about a global-growth slowdown rippled through financial markets.
Warning Signs Point to a Global Slowdown
Signs pointing to a deepening global economic slowdown-and the risk of recession-are flashing more brightly as China and Germany, the world's second- and fourth-largest economies, post figures showing sluggishness and U.S. stocks tumble.
Dow Sheds 800 in Biggest Drop of Year
The Dow industrials posted their largest decline this year and bond markets sent a recession warning signal, highlighting anxiety on Wall Street about the prospects for the decadelong economic expansion.
Bond Rally Drives 30-Year Treasury Yield to Record Low
Another wave of buying in the U.S. government-bond market pushed the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond to a record low, the latest sign of mounting economic anxiety.
Safety in the Stock Market Is Getting Expensive
Investors have turned toward safe-haven stocks amid a market selloff, including utilities, real-estate and consumer-staple shares. But gains across those sectors have pushed price-to-earnings ratios higher.
The S&P 500 Tends to Rise After an Inverted Yield Curve
An inverted yield curve in the Treasury market is scaring investors. Yet the S&P 500 actually tends to gain following such a signal.
Oil Tumbles on Renewed Demand Worries
Oil prices slid, falling alongside stocks and other risky assets, after downbeat economic news from China and Germany fueled fresh worries about a slowdown in global growth.
Ethanol Hits Five-Year Low as Stocks Rise
Ethanol futures prices are trading at five-year lows, adding the corn-based fuel to the roster of agricultural commodities piling up in storage across the U.S.
Repo Rates Fuel Concern Over Mounting U.S. Debt
The elevated cost of borrowing cash overnight using Treasurys as collateral highlights the expense of widening budget deficits, even as U.S. 10- and 30-year yields are near record lows.
U.S. Import Prices Rose 0.2% in July
Prices for foreign-made goods imported to the U.S. rose 0.2% in July from June, the Labor Department said. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 0.1% decline.