U.S. stock futures slide more than 1% on rampant inflation, recession worries

The U.S. stock markets’ main indexes were set for a lower open on Friday as investors fretted over the prospect of an economic downturn and a hit to corporate earnings amidst 40-year-high inflation, recession, and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes.

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Reuters:

The U.S. central bank raised rates by a widely expected 75 basis points on Wednesday and signaled a longer trajectory for policy rates, dashing hopes that the Fed expects to get inflation under control in the near term.

The Dow is 1.43% away from its mid-June lows, with futures suggesting the blue-chip index might retest that level, its weakest point for the year, if losses extend after market open. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes are already in bear market and down more than 21% and 29%, respectively, so far this year…

Technology and growth stocks were among the biggest decliners in premarket trading, with megacap names including Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com, Microsoft Corp, and Tesla Inc all down more than 1% as benchmark Treasury yields were at an 11-year high.

MacDailyNews Take: For new generations, sometimes tough lessons have to be retaught and learned the hard way. As we go through this, remember: It’s always darkest before the dawn.

• ‘Tis best to get a handle on inflation, if you know how, while you still can.MacDailyNews, May 11, 2021

• Stop the misguided crusade against domestic energy production and profligate federal spending and inflation will be stopped dead in its tracks. It’s not difficult.MacDailyNews, May 11, 2022

• When a business or an individual spends more than it makes, it goes bankrupt. When government does it, it sends you the bill… [which] comes in two ways: higher taxes and inflation. Make no mistake about it, inflation is a tax and not by accident. — Ronald Reagan

• Inflation is repudiation. — Calvin Coolidge

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11 Comments

      1. Can it now be said clearly and emphatically that MMT is dumbassery (spending is good—inflation aids in returning to the mean)? It’s worth noting, this is a position that resides on the left—not all—but only on the left. Debt has weight. Money creation is the primary catalyst for inflation. Inflation hurts all, but disproportionately those in lower econ strata.

    1. Given the results of leftist one-party rule in America over the past two years, which side is really comprised of caustic, crazy nutters?

      Stop parroting what the establishment media tells you to think. Think for yourself, if you’re capable.

    2. @John, so this is your latest disguise screen name while fraudulently MANIPULATING voting. Quick look as of this moment:

      You have 81 votes, 4.75-stars, almost a perfect score. What, for a meaningless drive by insult one liner we have seen before. You responded to @First Then with 100 votes, 1.5-star rating. So, how long did it take you do accomplish voting fraud?

      Take a look at your other work on this thread, STALKING posts leaning right.
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      @ DAMP: 75 votes, 2 stars
      @R: 69 votes, 2 stars
      @BACT: 68 votes, 2 stars
      @DAMP: 50 votes, 1.5 stars
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      I don’t expect an intelligent answer from a sicko perv who wastes his life in a meaningless pursuit that amounts to, ready, ZERO. Just like you…

  1. The World is watching this human decay in real time. T’is the fate of all, but seeing it occur in the leader of the “free world” is not supposed to happen…but IT was seemingly affirmed as “ok,” as his demise was obvious prior to his election. The Fourth Turning in process?

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