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Bruised US stock investors brace for more pain in second half of 2022

With investor expectations fluctuating between continued high inflation and an economic downturn caused by a hawkish Fed, few believe the market's volatility will dissipate anytime soon

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US (Photo: Reuters)
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With US stocks on track to mark their worst first half of the year in more than 50 years, investors are studying a range of metrics to determine whether the coming months could bring relief, or more of the same.

By any stretch, the first half of 2022 has been a challenging one for investors. The S&P 500 is down around 18% year-to-date, on track for its worst first half of any year since 1970, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices, as the Fed tightens monetary policy in its fight against the highest inflation in decades.

Bonds, which investors typically count on

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 7:49 PM IST

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