NewsWatch: After the yield curve inverts — here’s how the stock market tends to perform since 1978

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The inversion of the main measure of the yield curve, or a negative spread between short-term and long-term yields, has preceded the last seven recessions. However, that doesn’t mean that recessionary jitters will spark a lasting selloff in equity markets. See full story.

Dow tumbles 800 points in biggest one day fall of year on global economic growth slowdown

U.S. stocks fell sharply Wednesday, following a series of worrying data on global economic growth, and after the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell below that of the 2-year note, marking an inversion of the main measure of the yield curve, flashing a recession warning signal. See full story.

Only 3 S&P 500 companies finished higher in Wednesday’s ugly, bond-market driven selloff

U.S. stocks had one of the worst trading sessions in 2019. Fears that a recession could hit global and domestic economies intensified after a widely watched rate spread between the 10-year and 2-year Treasury notes inverted. See full story.

Overstock stock suffers worst two-day decline ever after CEO’s Russia-conspiracy story

Overstock.com Inc. shares completed their worst two-day decline on record Wednesday, after Chief Executive Patrick Byrne claimed to have worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a “political espionage” case involving Russia, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. See full story.

Wilbur Ross gets slammed for backing Trump’s stance on delaying tariffs

Hayman Capital Management founder Kyle Bass told CNBC on Tuesday that President Trump blinked to keep the stock market from sliding even lower. If that’s the case, well, it didn’t last long. See full story.

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