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Asian markets took a severe beating Wednesday on growing concern the U.S. economy would slump into a prolonged recession. Hong Kong's Hang Seng ended 5.4 percent lower and Japan's Nikkei index plunged over 3 percent. Even the best performing of the benchmark indexes, the Bombay Sensex, suffered a loss of 1.8 percent.
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Here is just a quick look at what you can expect in Wednesday's markets. Consumer inflation data and earnings news will help set the tone after Tuesday's rocky market. Before the bell earnings are expected from J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo.
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Anecdotal evidence that the U.S. consumer's marathon spending spree may be slowing to a trot increases daily. By some measures, the U.S. consumer makes up about 19 percent of the world economy and 70 percent of the U.S. economy, so the health of American consumption is key.
Disappointing holiday shopping numbers and Citigroup's first-ever quarterly loss tore through the stock market Tuesday, sending shares of retail and banking stocks well lower while all 30 Dow components traded to the negative side.
Bank of America said on Tuesday it would eliminate 650 corporate and investment banking jobs and sell its equity prime brokerage business, as the second-largest U.S. bank retrenches in the face of difficult credit market conditions.
Citigroup and Merrill Lynch announced a collective $19.1 billion worth of new investments, with a significant chunk of this money coming from sovereign wealth funds.
Major indices are again at important technical levels. The small-cap Russell 2000 is again at 52-week low; and if we close here the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 will both be at 10-month lows. The problem is principally with Citi and the realization that the bottom is not in. The equation here is simple: no "kitchen sink" quarter + consumer deteriorating = stock dead in water.
The dollar Tuesday fell to its lowest against the yen since June 2005 and extended declines against the euro after U.S. retail sales data provided further evidence an economic slowdown was spreading to the consumer.
Citigroup’s $18.1 billion-dollar writedown has to make you wonder what’s real and what’s fear. What am I talking about? Okay, all these write downs that we’ve been hearing about over the last few quarters are all about the performance of subprime mortgages, or are they?
Citigroup reported a quarterly loss that was nearly double expectations due to a huge writedown for subprime mortgages.
Retail sales a clear disappointment, dropped futures even more, only good news is Fed has even more room to ease here. Citigroup reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.99, $1.03 expected. Losses were driven by write-downs (of $17.4 billion) and losses in subprime, and an increase in credit costs of $5.4 billion in the consumer loan portfolio (more signs that the consumer is slowing down).
Merrill Lynch said Tuesday that it is getting a cash infusion of $6.6 billion from three foreign investment funds.
Four Wall Street firms have received subpoenas from US Senate investigators who are examining whether the firms improperly structured transactions to help hedge funds avoid dividend taxes, The Wall Street Journal reported on its website.
Important economic data will compete with Citigroup's much-anticipated earnings report ahead of Tuesday's opening bell. Retail sales data is being particularly watched to see if it is weak enough to prompt the Fed to cut rates even before its regular meeting at the end of the month.
Wall Street advanced sharply Monday, with solid preliminary results from IBM encouraging investors to go back into the stock market. What's the word on the Street?
A Congressional committee said on Monday it invited current and former chief executives of three major financial institutions -- Countrywide Financial Corp , Citigroup and Merrill Lynch -- to testify on Feb. 7 about their severance packages.