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19:04 2019-08-19

A Philosophical Shift at Business Roundtable: It's Not All About Shareholders The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
13:26 2019-08-19

Business Roundtable Steps Back From Milton Friedman Theory The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
12:39 2019-08-19

Investors Rush Into Havens as Growth Fears Persist Investors are snapping up safer assets including gold, dividend-paying stocks and the Japanese yen, underlining anxiety over trade tensions and slowing global growth....
12:39 2019-08-19

Global Stocks Jump to Start the Week Stocks in Europe and Asia and U.S. futures climbed on the prospect of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and expectations of central-bank stimulus measures across major economies. Hong Kong’s index was on pace for its strongest performance in two months....
12:39 2019-08-19

A Hot S&P 500 Stock Is All About Bonds MarketAxess has risen by challenging Wall Street banks that have long dominated trading in corporate bonds. The trading platform was added to the S&P 500 this summer after its share price doubled in a matter of months....
04:52 2019-08-19

Large Firms Trim Debt, Fueling Surge in Bonds at Center of Leverage Concerns Debt reduction at AT&T, Anheuser-Busch InBev and other companies is contributing to a surprising development: The lowest group of investment- grade bonds is outpacing other tiers....
04:52 2019-08-19

Market Tumult Stings the New Bond King For much of the past decade, Daniel Ivascyn’s Pimco Income Fund has posted stellar returns. So far this year, though, the fund has fallen short of the fund’s benchmark index and nearly all of its peers....
04:52 2019-08-19

Worried Hong Kong Residents Are Moving Money Out as Protests Escalate The local currency has weakened rapidly since early July, a move analysts attribute partly to outflows. Some businesses say they are seeing money move abroad, and individuals say they have either swapped money into other currencies or are considering doing so....
14:00 2019-08-18

Frugal Friends and How to Find Them Friendship has always called for some maintenance costs. But in a world where birthday parties for milestones might cost hundreds of dollars and pre-wedding festivities often come with a price tag, those hoping to stay frugal can have a hard time....
19:52 2019-08-17

Today's Tech IPOs Offer Lower Growth for Top Dollar Investors who buy into today’s high-profile initial public offerings are getting a raw deal. Recent tech IPOs tend to be less profitable, slower-growing and more aggressively priced than their predecessors....
19:52 2019-08-17

BlackRock Offers to Buy Cofense Stake from Russia-Linked Firm A rare showdown between a national-security panel tasked with overseeing foreign-investment in U.S. companies and a Russia-linked firm is nearing a potential resolution....
03:26 2019-08-17

Ethereum Kissed $200 Support Goodbye. Do You Know the Real Reason Why? Just one week ago, Ethereum traders were basking in the glow of bullish news reports and elevated price forecasts. But then, ETH went against its bullish script and plunged more than $60 – a 25% sell-off! -- to a multi-month low. What you need to know, however, is that the cryptocurrency follo...
03:00 2019-08-17

A Simple Indicator to Combine with Your Elliott Waves Every Elliott wave analysis, trader or investor has his or her own favorite supporting technical indicator. You probably do, too. Want to learn another one?...
03:00 2019-08-17

Treasury to Sell $94 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department next week will auction $94 billion in securities, ranging from 13-week bills to 30-year Treasury inflation-protected securities....
23:52 2019-08-16

For Burberry, China Is No Longer Ripe for the Picking It isn’t an easy time for companies that depend on selling expensive products to Chinese consumers. Trench-coat maker Burberry is particularly exposed to the chill winds blowing from Asia....
23:52 2019-08-16

Instagram's Changes Could Leave Influencers Heartbroken Instagram influencers are akin to huge businesses, but Facebook’s moves to decrease social pressure and improve users’ happiness threaten to upend social-media celebrities’ business models and could boomerang to hurt Facebook itself....
23:52 2019-08-16

Disney Claims Force Was Too Strong at Star Wars Attraction Walt Disney Co. blames itself for the disappointing attendance at its new Star Wars theme-park attraction, believing heavy promotion scared off would-be visitors who expected crowds. But higher prices surely didn’t help either....
23:52 2019-08-16

Natural-Gas Prices Drop on Cooler-Weather Forecasts Natural-gas prices slid on Friday, while capping their biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as weather forecasts pointed to cooler temperatures ahead....
23:52 2019-08-16

Regulators Approve Bitcoin Venture Backed by NYSE Owner New York state regulators approved a key license for Bakkt, a venture designed to make it easier for consumers to store bitcoins and pay for purchases in the cryptocurrency....
23:52 2019-08-16

Expected Volcker Rule Update a Win for Large Banks An update of the Volcker rule expected next week will deliver a victory to large banks that have fought regulators’ efforts to clarify trading definitions, said people familiar with the matter....
23:52 2019-08-16

J.C. Penney, Viacom, General Electric: Stocks That Defined the Week Major U.S. stock indexes fell for the week on renewed concerns that the economy could be headed toward a recession, fueled by an inversion of the yield curve and other market signals flashing red....
23:52 2019-08-16

Some Investors Are Betting the Flight to Bonds Is Overdone A hearty pack of skeptical investors sees bond markets as overly pessimistic and is making bets against debt securities that are overbought—just in case yields rise in the months ahead as the market reassesses the economy....
23:52 2019-08-16

Investors Flock to Gold ETFs Gold exchange-traded funds are regaining their luster. Investors poured about $2.6 billion into gold-backed ETFs in July, increasing their collective holdings to 2,600 tons—the highest total since March 2013, data from the World Gold Council show....
23:52 2019-08-16

U.S. Stocks Rise but Notch Modest Weekly Loss The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back from Wednesday’s 800-point selloff with two consecutive sessions of gains and a modest weekly loss. But investors’ lingering fears about a potential recession remain unresolved....
23:52 2019-08-16

S&P 500 Index: Clear Signs of an "Ebbing Ebullience" Investor psychology drives stock market prices. So, it pays to study sentiment measures. This chart shows two sentiment measures that warned of the current stock market sell-off in early July....
15:00 2019-08-16

Mexico is not a safe option for investors fleeing Argentina Country risk analysts are less than enthused by the weak economy and slow pace of reforms, as government policy provides more questions than answers....
13:00 2019-08-16

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....
17:26 2019-08-14

Stocks Fall as Bond Yields Flash a Recession Warning U.S. stocks tumbled and Treasury markets sent a new recession signal after weak German and Chinese economic data stoked fears of an impending global slowdown....
17:26 2019-08-14

Fewer Reasons for Another Fed Cut Inflation picked up and the Trump administration delayed some tariffs. Yet investors still expect the Federal Reserve to lower rates again next month....
15:00 2019-08-14

Argentine Vote Slams U.S. Bond Funds Yield-seeking investors everywhere are getting singed this week by the meltdown in Argentina’s markets following the victory of a populist candidate in the South American nation’s presidential primary election....
15:00 2019-08-14

Retail Stocks Rally as Tariffs Are Delayed Shares of department stores, discount chains and even toy makers rallied Tuesday after the U.S. said it would delay some tariffs against China until Dec. 15....
15:00 2019-08-14

Fannie, Freddie to Consider Alternatives to FICO Scores Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two mortgage-finance firms that back nearly half of U.S. mortgages, will have to consider credit-score alternatives to Fair Isaac Corp.’s FICO score when determining a mortgage applicant’s creditworthiness....
15:00 2019-08-14

Warren Buffett Is a Huge Backer of U.S. Banks Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds nearly $100 billion in financial-services stocks, underscoring the size of the billionaire investor’s ongoing bet on the future of the U.S. economy....
15:00 2019-08-14

How Five Money Managers Are Playing Swings in the Market U.S. stocks have been increasingly volatile lately, with the S&P 500 rising or falling by more than 1% almost every day in the past few weeks. Here’s how some large money managers are playing the market....
15:00 2019-08-14

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....
15:00 2019-08-14

Stocks Set to Drop as Treasury Yields Flash Warning Sign U.S. stock futures dropped and Treasurys sent a new recession signal as 10-year yields fell below two-year yields for the first time since 2007, and the 30-year yield touched a record low....
15:00 2019-08-14

TEVA Stock: What a Long, Bad Trip It's Been In October 2018, EWI's Jeffrey Kennedy said pharma giant Teva was in danger of falling below a boundary line that would push prices "below $10 a share." In turn, the stock fell to 17-year lows, before Teva’s negative fundamentals made news....
00:39 2019-08-14

What Investor Risk Tolerance Today Suggests for Stocks Tomorrow When investors go from "full steam ahead" to shunning risk, watch out! This change in investor psychology can show up as rapid price moves in the stock market. With that in mind, consider these two ways to gauge investors' risk tolerance......
00:39 2019-08-14

MarketAxess Breaks Into Treasury Trading With Acquisition MarketAxess Holdings, the dominant online corporate bond-trading marketplace, is expanding into the $16 trillion market for U.S. government bonds with the acquisition of LiquidityEdge....
16:52 2019-08-13

Yield Curve Telegraphs Recession, but Its Wires Are Crossed The yield on a 10-year Treasury note has fallen below the yield on a 3-month bill, the most-reliable signal yet found of danger ahead. But Treasurys of other maturities don’t show an inversion. What’s going on?...
16:52 2019-08-13

U.S. Stocks Rally on Tariff Delay Stocks, bond yields and commodities jumped as news that the U.S. would delay some tariffs against China rekindled hopes for a trade truce among investors....
16:52 2019-08-13

Gold Pares Early Advance as Trade Hopes Boost Risk Assets Gold prices erased an early rally after the U.S. Trade Representative said it would delay some tariffs on Chinese imports and China’s Xinhua News Agency reported that officials from both sides plan to continue talks in two weeks....
16:52 2019-08-13

Greek Stocks Poised for Best Performance in 20 Years Greek stocks are headed for their best year in two decades amid investors’ optimism that a new government will be able to pare back austerity measures and revive the debt-laden economy....
13:39 2019-08-13

Stocks Fall as Hong Kong Unrest Fuels Investors' Concerns Equities dropped around the world as protests in Hong Kong, a political shake-up in Argentina and trade tensions added to investors’ concerns about the global economy....
13:39 2019-08-13

Uranium Giant Cameco Can't Catch a Break Jitters over a nuclear accident in Russia, while they won’t affect civilian nuclear demand, are the latest in a cascade of negative sentiment for the Canadian company....
13:39 2019-08-13

One of the Most Lucrative Washington Jobs Is Now Open One of the highest-paying jobs in public service just became available: heading a small but powerful regulator responsible for overseeing the $4 trillion market for state and local bonds....
13:39 2019-08-13

Why Tencent Music Is Stuck With the Same Old Song China’s largest online music company will struggle to change its tune. Buying a stake in Universal won’t help Tencent solve one of its more-serious problems....
13:39 2019-08-13

Some Stock Prices Delayed as Glitch Hits NYSE-Run Data Feed A key stock-market data feed run by the New York Stock Exchange suffered a technical glitch on Monday, leading to delays in releasing the end-of-day values of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500....
03:13 2019-08-13

BlackRock Fund's First Big Private-Equity Deal Is a Sign of What's to Come BlackRock’s private-equity fund hopes its deal for a stake in Authentic Brands will be the first in a series that will help the firm close the gap with private-equity rivals, and drive momentum for a fund designed to hold stakes for the long haul....
01:39 2019-08-13

Chinese Financial Institutions' Lending Dives Lending by Chinese financial institutions slumped in July on weakening demand, signaling further economic headwinds from trade tensions with the U.S. and potentially paving the way for more stimulus efforts by Beijing’s policy makers....
01:39 2019-08-13

Stocks to Watch: GE, Sysco, AMD, BlackRock, CBS, Rite Aid and More Shares of General Electric, Sysco, Advanced Micro Devices, BlackRock, CBS and Rite Aid are among the stocks expected to trade actively in Monday’s session....
01:39 2019-08-13

U.S. Government Bond Yields Slide A rally in U.S. government bonds resumed, pushing yields back to multiyear lows, as global political uncertainty further stoked investors’ economic anxieties....
01:39 2019-08-13

Stocks and Bonds Are Talking Past Each Other The yawning gap between markets is perplexing some investors, who say they struggle to discern how stocks can churn higher when bond yields are signaling a downturn may not be far off....
01:39 2019-08-13

These Are the Winners From Last Week's Market Mayhem In addition to selling stocks and picking up assets considered safer, such as government bonds, investors are piling into funds meant to protect against stock swings....
01:39 2019-08-13

Bank Stocks Are Having a Rough August Falling interest rates, fears of a global economic slowdown and unrest in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong have conspired to beat up bank stocks this month....
01:39 2019-08-13

U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Trade Woes U.S. stocks fell as a wave of selling that analysts attributed to mounting doubts about a trade deal pulled lower everything from bank stocks to shares of technology companies....
01:39 2019-08-13

Corn, Wheat Prices Fall on USDA Report The USDA estimated in a monthly report that 90 million acres of corn were planted by farmers this year—greater than market expectations, traders said....
01:39 2019-08-13

Israel fintechs: From start-up to scale-up Israel has become one of the world’s most important fintech hubs, attracting millions in investment from some of the biggest global brands and venture capital funds. Can its start-up culture now evolve to grow large fintech businesses at home?...
21:26 2019-08-12

Stocks Edge Lower Amid Hong Kong Protests, Trade Woes U.S. stock futures and European equities edged down as escalating tensions between Chinese authorities and protesters in Hong Kong added to investors’ concerns about global trade....
12:52 2019-08-12

BlackRock Takes Stake in Owner of Sports Illustrated, Nine West BlackRock has become the largest shareholder of Authentic Brands, the company that owns brands including Sports Illustrated and Nine West, in the first deal for the investment giant’s new private-equity fund....
03:00 2019-08-12

Big Investors Leverage Their M&A Promises As breakup fees fall out of favor in the U.K., bidding companies have increasingly started seeking promises from the biggest shareholders of a target company to support the deal, pledges known as “irrevocables.” And shareholders are finding ways to cash in from these pledges as well....
18:26 2019-08-11

BlackRock to Take Stake in Owner of Sports Illustrated, Nine West BlackRock is poised to become the largest shareholder of Authentic Brands, the company that owns brands including Sports Illustrated and Nine West, in the first deal for the investment giant’s new private-equity fund....
18:26 2019-08-11

Investors Ponder Negative Bond Yields A steep slide in U.S. government-bond yields last week wrong-footed investors and left some pondering what was once unthinkable: whether interest rates in America could one day turn negative....
16:13 2019-08-11

The Turn in the Yield Curve A key market barometer of the risk of future recessions is sounding its loudest warning since April 2007, months before the start of the last financial crisis. Investors and analysts are debating how to interpret the signal....
16:13 2019-08-11

Planet Fitness Must Come Down to Earth Our third annual Summer Stock Picking Contest begins. Fast-growing gym chain Planet Fitness depends on a constant supply of flabby customers and is priced for unit growth that could take a hit in a downturn....
16:13 2019-08-11

Weaker Yuan Tests China's Ability to Prevent Capital Flight China’s biggest experiment with the yuan since a botched devaluation in 2015 suggests Beijing believes it can stem a flood of money fleeing its borders....
16:13 2019-08-11

Once-Unpopular Carbon Credits Emerge as One of the World's Best Investments The price of the carbon-emission credits, doled out in Europe to polluting power plants and steel mills to curtail the production of greenhouse gases, has soared more than fivefold over the past two years....
13:26 2019-08-11

Investors Ponder Negative Bond Yields in the U.S. A steep slide in U.S. government-bond yields last week wrong-footed investors and left some pondering what was once unthinkable: whether interest rates in America could one day turn negative....
13:26 2019-08-11

EMS survey highlights FX traders’ platform predicament A reluctance to dispense with legacy technology, combined with heightened regulatory oversight and changing liquidity provision from banks, has seriously complicated the execution management system (EMS) selection process for FX traders....
11:52 2019-08-10

That Offer to Make You Debt-Free? It Can Make You Worse Off Debt-settlement firms powered by the credit-reporting industry seek out struggling consumers to sell them plans that can leave them with high fees, damaged credit and a tax bill....
08:13 2019-08-10

The Dollar-Yuan: How We Showed "Tomorrow's News Today" On August 2nd the Dollar-Yuan went vertical, and a flood of news stories then explained "why." Now see the August 1st forecast that called the move before it happened....
01:13 2019-08-10

"Pinch Me": How to Build Your Ideal, Custom Technical Indicator Page You know that there are hundreds of technical market indicators out there. Some of the most popular include oscillators, moving averages, trend channels... You've also seen names like MACD, SMI and Stochastics that some traders swear by....
01:13 2019-08-10

British Pound Hits Multiyear Lows as Brexit Deals Blow to Economy The British pound took a hit Friday, touching multiyear lows against the dollar and euro as the economy showed signs of being hampered by the U.K.’s political standoff with Europe....
22:26 2019-08-09

Malaysia Charges Goldman Executives Over 1MDB Scandal Malaysia filed criminal charges against 17 current and former Goldman Sachs executives over their handling of the multibillion-dollar financial scandal at 1MDB, the country’s state fund....
22:26 2019-08-09

Stocks Cap a Turbulent Week Slightly Lower Stocks declined, capping a tumultuous week where investors ricocheted between risky and safe assets as they reacted to the trade war and emerging currency fight between Washington and Beijing....
22:26 2019-08-09

U.S.-China Trade Battle Is Crimping Global Oil Demand Worries about the health of the world’s economy and increasingly uncertain trade relations between the U.S. and China will put further pressure on global oil demand in 2019, the International Energy Agency said....
18:52 2019-08-09

Malaysia Charges Goldman Directors Over 1MDB Scandal Malaysia filed criminal charges against 17 current and former Goldman Sachs directors over their handling of the sprawling, multibillion-dollar financial scandal at the country’s state fund 1MDB....
18:52 2019-08-09

Fall in Copper Prices Threatens to Drive Metal Shortages The recent slide in copper prices threatens to limit investment in new mines, which could lead in coming years to sizable shortages of the material critical to manufacturing and renewable-energy projects....
18:52 2019-08-09

Chip Makers Can Muddle Through Asia Trade Spat Life just got a fraction tidier for chip makers.Trade relations between Japan and South Korea, two key countries for the industry, may be less messy than feared....
18:52 2019-08-09

New Fed Rate Pulls Ahead in Race to Replace Libor Signs are appearing that a reference rate created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is gaining traction as the leading replacement for the discredited Libor rate....
18:52 2019-08-09

Italian Banks, Long a Drag on Europe, Are Making Good on Bad Loans Italian banks have made a big leap forward in tackling a crucial problem that has dogged them for years and threatened the stability of the whole eurozone: bad loans....
18:52 2019-08-09

Green Dot Tumbles as Competitors Close In Shares in the bank known for issuing prepaid debit cards fell after it scaled back its revenue and profit outlook, citing competition from financial-tech startups that offer checking and savings accounts....
18:52 2019-08-09

Saudi Plans for Biggest-Ever IPO Are Back On Saudi Arabia’s state oil company is revving up plans for an initial public offering and accelerating the timeline for what would be the world’s biggest listing to as soon as early 2020....
18:52 2019-08-09

Uber Is Latest Firm to Flounder Post-IPO Many of the most anticipated technology IPOs in the past decade have disappointed investors after reporting their first quarterly results as public companies....
18:52 2019-08-09

Stocks Fall as Trump Says China Meeting Might Not Happen U.S. stocks fell after President Trump raised the possibility that a meeting with China on trade might be canceled, capping a tumultuous week driven by the trade war and emerging currency fight with Beijing....
18:52 2019-08-09

Mozambique Sues Mogul in London Court Over Loan Deal The southern African country is suing Lebanese-French businessman Iskander Safa for fraud in a U.K. court, opening a new front in the country’s efforts to rid itself of $2 billion in debt raised by state-owned companies....
04:00 2019-08-09

Through a Glass, Darkly, at McDonald's McDonald’s summer-themed drink cups in Japan portray young couples in innocent courtship. But if held a certain way, the images appear lewd—proving that “sex sells.”...
04:00 2019-08-09

It Is Tricky Finding Safety From a Market Storm The bond market is holding up a giant sign in capital letters warning of trouble ahead. The next big market scare might not be far away, but is hard to prepare for....
04:00 2019-08-09

Nickel Jumps on Indonesian Export Ban Report Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange notched their highest close in over a year, surging more than 7% on media reports about a ban on ore exports in Indonesia....
04:00 2019-08-09

Stocks Climb as China Signals a More Stable Yuan The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed and investors sold safe-haven assets after China’s latest currency move eased concerns that the trade spat between the two countries was about to move into an all-out currency war....
04:00 2019-08-09

Broadcom Makes $10.7 Billion Deal to Buy Symantec's Corporate-Focused Security Business Broadcom, the semiconductor maker, struck a $10.7 billion deal to buy Symantec’s enterprise-security business focused on sales to companies, in a drive to expand beyond chips....
04:00 2019-08-09

How "Fundamentals" Failed This Major Global Corporation Many investors believe that a company's stock price follows its “fundamentals.” However, that’s not always the case. The story of this international conglomerate tells the tale. Take a look at this chart......
21:52 2019-08-08

Stocks: "Is It Over?" After the ~250-point drop in the S&P since July 31 into the recent low, stocks have erased about half of the decline. Are we out of the woods? Log in below -- or sign up free -- to watch as the editor of our U.S. Stocks Intraday Pro Service walks you through Elliott wave counts in the S&P....
19:00 2019-08-08

Democracy, Property and Oligarchy in Hong Kong Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a global financial powerhouse requires urgent action not only on resolving the political stalemate but also on deep, festering problems with the city’s economic model....
13:26 2019-08-08

Banks Hand Over Documents on Russians Possibly Linked to Trump Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with the president, his family or his business, people familiar with the congressional probes said....
13:26 2019-08-08

Where You Went to College May Matter on Your Loan Application Policy makers are trying to address questions of fairness as they seek to encourage lenders to use new types of data and computer-driven models to allow more borrowers to qualify for loans and at lower prices....
13:26 2019-08-08

Emerging-Market Stocks Correct Sharply as Trade Battle Flares Investors are fleeing emerging-market stocks and currencies, fearful that an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China will weigh on global growth....
13:26 2019-08-08

Global Stocks Rally After Wild Swings on Wall Street Stocks around the world rose as stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data and upbeat indicators in Europe eased concerns about a sharp deterioration in the global economic outlook....
13:26 2019-08-08

Mozambique Sues Billionaire in London Court Over Loan Deal The southern African country is suing Lebanese-French businessman Iskander Safa for fraud in a U.K. court, opening a new front in the country’s efforts to rid itself of $2 billion in debt raised by state-owned companies....
13:26 2019-08-08

China's Official Yuan Rate Crosses 7-Per-Dollar Milestone China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest level since 2008 on Thursday, crossing the symbolic 7-per-dollar threshold that the central bank had already allowed markets to breach earlier this week....
08:39 2019-08-08

Is Bitcoin Really in A World of its Own? Why It Matters to Your Portfolio Conventional financial wisdom claims that bitcoin's performance is "not correlated" with that of Blue-Chip stock indexes. This claim is easy enough to check: See the evidence for yourself....
04:00 2019-08-08

[UPDATED] The "Down Arrow" in the Dow We Showed Subscribers on July 29th See the forecast and chart (complete with the directional arrow) we showed subscribers well before the "trade wars" story supposedly drove down the Dow....
04:00 2019-08-08

Short-Seller Accuses Litigation-Finance Firm of 'Meaningless Metrics' The short-seller Muddy Waters accused the litigation-finance firm Burford Capital of poor governance and mismarking the value of legal cases it invests in, precipitating a sharp selloff....
00:00 2019-08-08

Why SoftBank Needs a Second Vision Fund Softbank could use a second technology megafund following the success of its Vision Fund, which has added a powerful shot of growth to the company’s recent financial results....
00:00 2019-08-08

Inflated Bond Ratings Helped Spur the Financial Crisis. They're Back. Credit-grading firms are giving out increasingly optimistic appraisals as they fight for market share in booming debt-securities markets. “We don’t trust the ratings.”...
00:00 2019-08-08

Europe's Banks Warn About Prospects Banks in Germany, Italy and Holland, warned that making money and improving operations are becoming more challenging as already-low interest rates look set to tick lower....
00:00 2019-08-08

Oil's Slide Deepens on Mounting Demand Worries A rout in oil prices deepened after government data showed an unexpected increase in stockpiles, triggering fresh worries that demand for fuel is weakening alongside the U.S. economy....
00:00 2019-08-08

Bond Yields Fall, Sparking Volatility in Stocks Stocks gained back ground after government bond yields tumbled around the world, a flight to safety prompted by investors’ fears about growth and the U.S.-China trade and currency battle....
00:00 2019-08-08

AIG's Profit Rises, Boosted by Flagship Business American International Group posted a nearly 18% increase in second-quarter net income, with a turnaround effort at one of the world’s biggest sellers of insurance gaining ground....
00:00 2019-08-08

Government-Bond Yields Continue to Drop Government-bond yields around the world dropped further after interest-rate cuts by three central banks exacerbated investors’ fears of slowing growth around the world....
00:00 2019-08-08

Brokers Bank on Your Cash, but Some Are Breaking From the Pack Fidelity Investments said it has sweetened the deal for customers holding cash there, the latest salvo in the price war playing out among brokerages....
00:00 2019-08-08

Gold Price Tops $1,500 Gold prices topped $1,500 a troy ounce for the first time in six years, driven higher by a drop in bond yields and investors’ flight from global stocks....
00:00 2019-08-08

China Keeps Official Yuan Rate Just Stronger Than 7 Per Dollar China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest since 2008 but again avoided moving that official rate beyond the symbolic 7-yuan-per-dollar level....
14:26 2019-08-07

New Tax Laws Drive More Americans Into Muni Bonds Investors in high-tax states like New York and California are piling into municipal bonds this year, fueled in part by the 2017 tax overhaul that raised tax burdens for some high-income households....
14:26 2019-08-07

Sharing Tech Won't Vindicate UTC-Raytheon Megamerger United Technologies and Raytheon tout the advantages of combining their technological expertise through the megamerger they announced in June. A look at their patent portfolios suggests that any such gains will be scant....
14:26 2019-08-07

Muddy Waters' Claim Sends Shares in Litigation Finance Firm Tumbling The short-seller accused the litigation finance firm Burford Capital of poor governance and mismarking the value of legal cases it invests in, wiping almost 50% off the value of the U.K. firm’s shares....
14:26 2019-08-07

GreenSky Is Latest Online Lender to Tumble Shares of online lender GreenSky slide after it says it is exploring a range of strategic alternatives, a humbling turn for a high-growth financial-tech company that made a splashy debut on public markets just over a year ago....
03:26 2019-08-07

Bitcoin: How to Spot a Price Bottom in Real Time "How did I miss THAT?!" When you look back at some market reversals, at times you just want to smack yourself in the forehead. But don't beat yourself up: Hindsight is 20/20, and spotting a trend change in real time is VERY hard. Watch our Crypto Pro Service analyst show you one way to do it using B...
23:52 2019-08-06

How a Fractured Stock Market Tells You What's Next A fractured market is an unhealthy market. This group of market leaders turned down well before the main indexes' ongoing jump in volatility. Review this chart and commentary......
23:52 2019-08-06

Watch: Bond Yields Also Follow Elliott Waves On these pages, we've shown before that the Fed, when deciding on the direction of the rates, follows the yields in the bond market. But what do yields follow? You got it: Elliott wave patterns. Watch as the editor of our Interest Rates Pro Service explains more....
23:52 2019-08-06

Tencent Deal Music to Vivendi's Ears---for Now A potential deal to sell a stake in Universal Music Group to Tencent is better for the Paris-listed conglomerate’s paper valuation than its cash returns....
21:26 2019-08-06

Market Turmoil Pushes Japanese Bond Yield Below Preferred Range The yield on Japan’s benchmark government bond edged out of the Bank of Japan’s preferred range for the first time, putting the central bank’s unconventional policy of trying to control yields to the test....
21:26 2019-08-06

Fertilizer StocksWilt Amid Trade Tensions Shares of farm-supply companies came under further pressure following disappointing quarterly results from fertilizer maker Mosaic Co. amid an escalation in the U.S.-China trade fight....
21:26 2019-08-06

Global Oil Prices Slide Into Bear Market Brent crude has fallen more than 20% from an April high amid fresh concerns that the U.S.-China trade war will hurt the global economy and curb fuel consumption....
21:26 2019-08-06

U.S. Stocks Regain Ground, Yuan Stabilizes Major indexes recouped some of their losses after China’s central bank signaled it wouldn’t let the yuan fall much further, steadying a stock market that has been slammed by escalating trade tensions....
21:26 2019-08-06

Japanese Banks Are Circling the Drain Banking in a country where almost nobody defaults sounds easy. For Japan’s lenders, it is anything but. After almost three decades of near-zero, zero, and now negative interest rate policies, Tokyo has pushed its banking system to its limit....
14:26 2019-08-06

China Puts Soothing Spin on Currency Move Chinese media played down Beijing’s abandonment of a former red-line in currency policy as they sought to reassure the country’s millions of small investors....
14:26 2019-08-06

Pension Funds Fell Short in 2019 Public pension plans fell short of their projected returns this year, adding to the burden on governments struggling to fund promised benefits to retired workers....
14:26 2019-08-06

Trump May Get an Earful From the Heartland Industrial, agricultural, energy and transportation companies are all suffering as a result of the China trade dispute, which hits President Trump’s important base of voters....
14:26 2019-08-06

Welcome to Turnaround Tuesday “Turnaround Tuesday,” when stocks rebound from Monday selloffs sparked by bad news over the weekend, is a part of market folklore. But the phenomenon is backed by unusually strong evidence....
12:26 2019-08-06

How China, Branded a Currency Manipulator, Steers the Yuan The U.S. Treasury has labeled China a currency manipulator. This escalation in the U.S.-China trade war has rattled global markets, and investors are wondering how much further Beijing will let the yuan fall. Here’s a look at how China’s hybrid financial system works....
12:26 2019-08-06

Stocks Regain Ground, Yuan Stabilizes Stocks pared losses and the yuan stabilized a day after the Dow sank more than 760 points as investors reconsidered China’s willingness to let its currency drop sharply....
12:26 2019-08-06

The Fall of Barneys Burns a Hedge-Fund Star Some billionaire hedge-fund managers buy sports teams. Richard Perry snapped up Barneys, one of New York’s most influential luxury department-store chains, but couldn’t save it from industrywide pressures....
12:26 2019-08-06

Cboe Global Markets Reports July 2019 Trading Volume CHICAGO, IL – August 5, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today reported July monthly trading volume....
01:39 2019-08-06

What Baseball's "Bonkers" Homeruns Tell You About the Stock Market As stocks are flashing red on Wall Street, what indicators can you turn to in order to figure out the stock market's next move? Watch as the co-editor of our monthly Financial Forecast shares with you an indicator you won't see anywhere else....
00:52 2019-08-06

The "Down Arrow" in the Dow We Showed Subscribers on July 29th See the forecast and chart (complete with the directional arrow) we showed subscribers well before the "trade wars" story supposedly drove down the Dow....
00:52 2019-08-06

CFRA Agrees to Buy ETF Data Provider First Bridge CFRA said the acquisition of First Bridge will allow the company to base its research on more in-house data instead of relying on third-party data providers....
23:52 2019-08-05

Fed to Create Payments System to Speed Money Transfers The Federal Reserve plans to develop a faster payments system for banks to exchange money, providing a public option to another real-time network built by big banks....
23:52 2019-08-05

Fear a Weak Yuan, but No Repeat of the Last China Crisis It’s rare that anything labeled as a psychologically important level in markets actually matters. But seven yuan to the dollar—breached on Monday—really does....
23:52 2019-08-05

Trade Tensions Whipsaw Hog Prices Global trade tensions weighed on trader expectations that China will continue to rely on U.S. pork exports, leading to a volatile session in hog futures....
23:52 2019-08-05

Tyson Foods, Gold Miners and Gun Makers Defy Market Downturn What do chicken breasts, gold, plywood and guns have in common? Companies that produce them gained on Monday, even as the broader stock market had its worst day of the year....
23:52 2019-08-05

Dow Falls Sharply as Yuan Reels and Trump Jabs at China Waves of selling battered stock indexes from New York to Shanghai on Monday as fresh trade threats between Beijing and Washington raised fears of an economic slowdown....
23:52 2019-08-05

NYSE Aims to Speed Up Trading With Core Tech Upgrade A troubled technology overhaul at the New York Stock Exchange is about to face its biggest challenge yet: the upgrade of the core technology on its flagship exchange....
17:13 2019-08-05

An Outside Hedge Fund Is Driving Steve Cohen's Gains Billionaire Steve Cohen’s hedge fund is up about 10% this year. But a significant part of that return has come from a money manager who doesn’t work at Mr. Cohen’s fund....
17:13 2019-08-05

Stocks to Watch: Tyson, Cars.com, Diamond Offshore and Prudential Tyson, Cars.com, Prudential Financial, and Diamond Offshore Drilling are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Monday’s session....
17:13 2019-08-05

China's Yuan Breaches 7-to-the-Dollar Level, Prompting Trump Critique China’s currency broke through the psychologically important level of 7 yuan to the dollar, prompting President Trump to accuse Beijing of manipulating its currency in a way that would backfire....
17:13 2019-08-05

Dow Falls 600 Points as Trump Says China Manipulates Yuan Stocks were pummeled by selling, pushing indexes from New York to Shanghai lower, as the yuan reeled and fresh trade threats between Beijing and Washington raised fears of an economic slowdown....
17:13 2019-08-05

Luxury Investors Get a Wake-Up Call From China A weaker yuan is a direct threat to the growth hopes of Europe’s top luxury brands. It will force investors to take the sector’s over-dependence on China more seriously....
17:13 2019-08-05

China's Yuan Breaches 7-to-the-Dollar Level, Hits Record Offshore Low China’s currency slid through the psychologically important threshold days after President Trump threatened to broaden U.S. tariffs to cover essentially all Chinese imports....
12:00 2019-08-05

Stocks Drop as Trade Battle Intensifies Global stocks started the week with sharp declines and the yuan depreciated to a new low as President Trump’s threat to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods continued to rattle investors....
12:00 2019-08-05

Vegans May Soon Have an ETF Spotlight: The ETF will seek to avoid companies whose activities directly contribute to animal suffering or environmental destruction. Some analysts are skeptical....
07:39 2019-08-05

China's Yuan Falls Past Key Level of 7 to the Dollar to Record Low China’s currency broke through the psychologically important threshold days after President Trump threatened to broaden U.S. tariffs to cover essentially all Chinese imports....
07:39 2019-08-05

Stocks, Yuan Drop Sharply as Trade Spat Intensifies Stocks across Asia fell and the Chinese yuan depreciated to a new low in offshore trading, following an escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute and widespread protests in Hong Kong....
07:39 2019-08-05

Banks Confront Fed on Faster Financial Payments Big banks are fighting a likely U.S. government effort to speed up how money moves through its payments system, arguing this could derail their private network....
17:39 2019-08-04

Data Boom Fuels LSE's Deal With Refinitiv London Stock Exchange Group’s $14.5 billion bet on financial-information provider Refinitiv shows the growing value of a once-boring business: selling market data....
17:39 2019-08-04

The Problem With Inflation: It Often Doesn't Exist For more than a decade, the world’s central banks have scrambled to bring inflation up to their targets—usually 2%. The problem is that inflation is often a meaningless concept....
17:39 2019-08-04

Growth Fears Push Investors to Renew Bets on Rate Cuts Following the worst week for stocks of 2019, investors are adding to bets that the Federal Reserve will continue lowering interest rates to stabilize the economy....
17:39 2019-08-04

Treasury Yields Fall to Lowest Since Before 2016 Vote U.S. government bond yields fell to their lowest levels since before the 2016 presidential election, completing a remarkable arc tracking the rise and fall of investors’ economic optimism....
04:26 2019-08-04

Stocks Suffer Worst Week in Months on Trade Threats Stocks capped a down week with another decline as investors overlooked a jobs report in line with expectations and focused on threats by President Trump to extend tariffs to essentially all Chinese imports....
04:26 2019-08-04

Capital One Hack Puts Low-Profile CEO in Spotlight Capital One is under scrutiny after a hacker exposed the personal information of some 106 million people, raising questions about the technology CEO Richard Fairbank has promoted....
16:52 2019-08-03

Berkshire Posts Rising Profit and Cash Pile Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said second-quarter earnings rose due to unrealized investment gains, while the company’s cash pile grew to a record $122 billion....
15:00 2019-08-03

The Capital One Hack: Life in the Time of Breach Fatigue With so many data breaches happening at both financial and consumers companies, many are becoming apathetic. What should consumers do when they’re feeling breach fatigue?...
12:39 2019-08-03

Are Dating Apps All Hot or Not? Dating apps lead our digital lives, but they don’t always lead to love at first swipe. Many users air their grievances about various dating platforms on social media, hoping for empathy or even a date....
23:00 2019-08-02

Inside the Capital One Hack Capital One has prided itself on being a tech-forward bank. But earlier this year, the bank got hacked, and 106 million people had their information stolen. AnnaMaria Andriotis and Liz Hoffman talk about what happened and what it means for financial institutions....
23:00 2019-08-02

Where Did This 'Bull Market' Come From, Anyway? Everyone talks about bull markets, especially the current one, often called the longest in history. But nobody seems to agree on an exact definition or where the term came from....
23:00 2019-08-02

Look Who's Plowing $1,000,000,000,000 into Stocks Some of the biggest players on Wall Street include institutional investors like pension funds and mutual funds. There's another group of "big players" that is taking its stock market investments into the stratosphere. This ties in with what the July Elliott Wave Theorist has to say......
20:26 2019-08-02

Crude Oil Bulls Got Their Rate Cut. And... Oil Prices Crashed 8.1% in One Day? Before the Fed's July 31 decision on interest rates, oil bulls crossed their fingers for the first rate cut since 2008. That's exactly what happened. But instead of rallying, oil prices suffered a walloping, one-day 8% decline on August 1. Forget the Fed, here's the real story on why oil tanked....
20:26 2019-08-02

China's Power to Boost Global Economy Is Fading Whenever global growth faltered in the past, Beijing splurged on roads, airports and housing developments that fueled companies and their employees across the globe. But this economic elixir is losing its force....
17:26 2019-08-02

Chinese Yuan Skids to 2019 Low as Trump Ramps Up Trade Conflict China’s yuan slid to its weakest level of the year, nearing the symbolic level of 7 per dollar, after President Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports....
17:26 2019-08-02

Chinese Auditors Are on the Hook After Clients Are Caught Cooking the Books An accounting scandal has disrupted dozens of initial public offerings and other fundraising plans in China, intensifying investor concerns about the amount of trust they can place in audited financial results in the country....
17:26 2019-08-02

Meredith Vieira on What Motivates Her to Keep Working Working as a woman in television hasn’t always been easy, Meredith Vieira tells Veronica Dagher in WSJ’s “Secrets of Wealthy Women” podcast, but she has persevered thanks to her love of storytelling and values instilled by her father....
17:26 2019-08-02

Germany's Longest Bond Goes Negative for First Time Investors face having to pay to lend to the German government at every single maturity after yields on the country’s longest-term bond dipped into negative territory....
17:26 2019-08-02

Stocks to Watch: Square, Exxon Mobil, Consolidated Edison, U.S. Steel, Motorola Solutions Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday’s session include Square, EOG, Consolidated Edison, U.S. Steel and Motorola Solutions....
17:26 2019-08-02

Legacy Airlines Are Proving They Can Catch Up The rise of budget airlines has been the aviation story of the 21st century. But legacy airlines are proving they can fight back. It is a shame investors don’t quite believe them....
17:26 2019-08-02

Wells Fargo to Tech Vendors: Please Send Us a Check Wells Fargo, forced to cut costs due to flagging revenue growth and regulatory problems, recently asked outside technology consultants to refund some of the money the bank has spent with them....
17:26 2019-08-02

U.S. Government Bond Yields Hover Near Multiyear Lows U.S. government bonds showed tentative signs of steadying Friday after a solid jobs report helped slow a rally that had pushed yields to their lowest levels since before the 2016 presidential election....
17:26 2019-08-02

Trump, China and the Fed President Trump’s latest round of tariffs is unlikely to egg China into major concessions—but it could have big implications for interest rates and currency markets....
11:00 2019-08-02

Fresh Trump Tariff Threat Roils Investors World-Wide Stocks fell, the Chinese yuan weakened and bonds and haven currencies rallied after President Trump threatened to extend tariffs to essentially all Chinese imports....
05:26 2019-08-02

Former Brixmor Property Executives Charged With Accounting Fraud The former chief executive officer of shopping-center owner Brixmor Property Group Inc. and his finance chief were charged with accounting fraud for allegedly manipulating a widely used metric of profitability....
02:39 2019-08-02

Cboe Introduces New Small Retail Broker Distribution Program for U.S. Equities Market Data CHICAGO – August 1, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced it has launched a new Small Retail Broker Distribution Program which aims to broaden access to U.S. equities market data for individual investors....
01:26 2019-08-02

Treasury Yield Hits Lowest Level Since 2016 Vote The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note recorded its largest one-day decline in more than a year after President Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports....
00:26 2019-08-02

Bank Stocks Decline After Trump's New Tariff Threat Bank stocks fell sharply after President Trump’s latest tariff threat sent U.S. Treasury yields tumbling and raised new questions about the outlook for economic growth....
00:26 2019-08-02

Treasury to Sell $162 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department will auction next week $162 billion in securities, comprising $123 billion in new debt and $39 billion in previously sold debt....
00:26 2019-08-02

Barclays Cut 3,000 Jobs in Quarter Amid Weak Business Conditions The U.K. bank run by Jes Staley plans to reduce costs further as net profit fell 19%, hurt by challenging business conditions. Shares rose however, supported by a rise in the bank’s dividend....
20:52 2019-08-01

Detroit Is Hooked on Trucks Investors worry when market rallies depend on the performance of just a few star stocks. Something similar is going on in the car industry, where profit growth now depends on a perilously narrow story of U.S. light-truck sales....
20:52 2019-08-01

Coffee Prices Have Worst Month in More Than Two Years Coffee traders endured the market’s worst month in more than two years in July, as prices fell victim to benign growing conditions in Brazil and scorching temperatures in the U.S. and Europe....
17:26 2019-08-01

Music to Apple's Ears Apple’s AirPods met with no small amount of derision when they first hit the market three years ago. Now the company is laughing all the way to the bank as sales of wearables and accessories surged 48% in the fiscal third quarter....
17:26 2019-08-01

Cboe Global Markets Announces Election of Fredric Tomczyk to Board of Directors CHICAGO – August 1, 2019 -- Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced its Board of Directors elected Fredric J. Tomczyk, former President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, to its Board of Directo...
15:52 2019-08-01

Stocks to Watch: Qualcomm, Williams and Park Hotels & Resorts Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Thursday’s session include Qualcomm, Williams, Park Hotels & Resorts and Lam Research....
15:13 2019-08-01

Expected Oil Supply Surge Sustains Bear Market Growth in oil supply is forecast to accelerate next year in a global wave of production, keeping crude prices mired in a bear market and possibly lowering fuel prices for consumers....
15:13 2019-08-01

U.S. Stock Futures Pause Following Fed Rate Cut European indexes and U.S. stock futures edged higher a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates but didn’t signal that more stimulus was on the way....
15:13 2019-08-01

Tapping Homes for Cash to Get Tougher Under New FHA Limits The Trump administration is moving to restrict mortgage refinancings in which borrowers withdraw cash, the latest effort to curb the federal government’s exposure to potential defaults....
12:13 2019-08-01

Cboe Global Markets Declares Increased Third-Quarter 2019 Dividend CHICAGO – July 31, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2019, representing a 16 ...
02:00 2019-08-01

MetLife, Prudential Report Big Profit Gains The nation’s two biggest life insurers posted sharply higher second-quarter net income. MetLife benefited from improved investment results. A net charge of $1.23 billion had depressed Prudential’s year-earlier results....
00:26 2019-08-01

Gold: See the Gold Chart We Showed Subscribers EWI analyst Tom Denham saw the turn coming in gold. He shows you the chart and Elliott Wave pattern he used to anticipate gold's recent move, and what's next. Log in or sign up free to see the chart now....
23:26 2019-07-31

A Big Sign of an Epic Financial Complacency Why engage in the effort of stock market research when you can just buy an index fund? That seems to be the attitude of an explosive number of investors. One CEO of a capital firm describes the passive investing trend as "herding behavior." Indeed, the July Elliott Wave Theorist predicts where this ...
23:26 2019-07-31

Social Security Scams Add to Capital One Hack Concern The FTC has so far this year received nearly 73,000 consumer complaints involving Social Security Administration impostors, with reported consumer losses of $16.94 million....
22:52 2019-07-31

Stocks Fall as Powell Signals Patience on Rate Cuts Major U.S. stock indexes slid after the Federal Reserve showed caution on future interest-rate cuts shortly after the central bank eased rates for the first time in a decade....
22:52 2019-07-31

FX: Different testing no guarantee of better outcomes While the ability to run simulations based on hypothetical future as well as historic data is appealing, there is no guarantee that testing algos against both types would make them operate more efficiently in stressed market environments....
22:26 2019-07-31

Euromoney FX: 40 and fabulous While Euromoney turns 50 this year, our first big survey was launched 40 years ago – and to this day, the FX survey remains the benchmark for the foreign exchange industry. We look back on four decades of data to analyze how the market and the competitive landscape have changed....
22:26 2019-07-31

Macaskill on markets: Deutsche’s Autobahn escape ramp Questions about Deutsche Bank's restructuring multiply with each tactical shift, increasing the premium placed on any areas of real success – such as its Autobahn platform....
22:26 2019-07-31

Protests Take a Toll on Hong Kong's Economy A worsening spiral of violence and demonstrations—Hong Kong’s worst social and political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997—is denting the city’s economic growth, business sentiment and financial markets....
21:00 2019-07-31

Japan Post Insurance Apologizes After It 'Betrayed' Customers Japan Post, which runs a bank, a life-insurance company and a unit that delivers the mail in Japan, said it may have victimized more than 100,000 customers by selling them disadvantageous products....
21:00 2019-07-31

As Fed Prepares to Cut Rates, Some See Path to Higher Yields A reduction by the central bank could actually lead to higher long-term Treasury yields if such a cut helps spur inflation—or at least the fear of inflation among investors....
21:00 2019-07-31

Ray-Ban's Owner Gets Relief From Double Vision It is a good sign that Ray-Ban’s feuding bosses have agreed to buy a smaller rival. But investors won’t be fully reassured that eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica’s double vision problems are fixed until after the summer vacation....
21:00 2019-07-31

Stocks to Watch: Humana, Baker Hughes, Apple and More Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Wednesday’s session include Apple, which exceeded quarterly sales and profit targets, and Humana, which posted higher profit....
21:00 2019-07-31

Investors Find Ways to Play a Fed Rate Cut The expected Federal Reserve rate cut is prompting investors and financial advisers to reposition portfolios, including buying stocks, in order to yield more income....
21:00 2019-07-31

Credit Suisse's Revamp Powers Profit Swiss lender Credit Suisse’s profit growth accelerated in the second quarter, bolstered by its global markets businesses and domestic operations despite a challenging environment for Europe’s banks....
21:00 2019-07-31

Apollo Global's Leon Black Addresses Epstein Relationship Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black said he had previously used the services of financier Jeffrey Epstein, but that he doesn’t think the association with the jailed financier is impacting Apollo’s relationship with investors....
21:00 2019-07-31

Apple Flirts With $1 Trillion Valuation Again The tech giant’s shares were up 4.3% at about midday Wednesday after a better-than-expected earnings report, putting it on track to be worth more than $1 trillion again....
21:00 2019-07-31

UniCredit Investigating Data Breach Possibly Related to Capital One Italian bank UniCredit is investigating the possibility of a data breach that the lender believes could be related to a similar hacking incident at Capital One....
21:00 2019-07-31

Cboe Europe Announces Planned Launch of Cboe Closing Cross, Simple and Cost-Effective Post-Close Trading Service LONDON – 31 July 2019 – Cboe Europe, the largest pan-European stock exchange and a division of Cboe Global Markets (Cboe: CBOE), today announced it plans to launch Cboe Closing Cross (3C), a new post close trading service that will provide a simple, cost-effective way for market participants to exe...
19:13 2019-07-31

SquareBook aims to fix the IPO process A new bookbuilding platform is at the heart of an attempt to unbundle a process that some feel is no longer able to serve growth companies in need of capital....
18:39 2019-07-31

Brazilian banks carry on regardless The rapid fall in interest rates in Brazil, from a peak of 14.25% in 2016 to 6.5% in February 2018, created expectations among analysts that the biggest banks’ famously high net interest margin was finally about to be eroded....
18:26 2019-07-31

Has Brazil opened a window, or door to opportunity? Success for pensions reform in the Congress – the long-held litmus test of Brazilian recovery – has buoyed asset prices and led to a flurry of activity....
18:26 2019-07-31

The Fed: Will They, or Will They Not? Is there a more definitive way to forecast what the Fed might do about interest rates than looking at "fundamentals"? We believe, there is. This is the price of the 30-year U.S. Treasury Bond......
17:52 2019-07-31

Louis Vuitton's Owner Is a Well-Rounded Traveler Investors are focused on whether demand for designer goods will hold up in Asia. But the world’s biggest luxury company looks surprisingly robust in every region....
23:52 2019-07-24

Silver Finally Gets Investor Love Investors are taking a shine to silver, as a soaring rally in gold puts the spotlight on the less expensive precious metal. Silver is on track for its best monthly performance since December....
22:39 2019-07-24

Bill Ackman's Playbook Works Against Him Investors are upset about the activist’s London-listed fund’s decision to issue bonds—and in classic form are dragging his performance through the mud....
22:39 2019-07-24

Stocks to Watch: UPS, Caterpillar, Sprint, Chipotle, and More United Parcel Service, Caterpillar, Tupperware Brands, Snap, Visa, and Chipotle are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively on Wednesday....
18:13 2019-07-24

The Municipal-Bond Market Is Now Controlled by Just a Few Firms A few behemoths are increasingly dominating the municipal market, helping to lower prices for investors but sparking worries about concentration and influence....
13:39 2019-07-24

Crypto Promoter Makes Speedy Recovery After Being Too Ill to Meet Buffett The abrupt postponement of the lunch between Warren Buffett and Justin Sun, a Chinese citizen who paid $4.6 million in a charity auction for the opportunity, sparked speculation on Chinese social media about the reasons for the crypto entrepreneur’s decision....
13:39 2019-07-24

Investors Wonder if the ECB Can Do Enough to Make a Difference The ECB has convinced financial markets that it will act. The question is, among its grab bag of possible moves, will it do more than investors expect?...
13:39 2019-07-24

Mercedes Maker Needs to Unload Freightliner While Mercedes-Benz cars lost money for Daimler in the second quarter, the German automotive conglomerate’s truck division fired on all cylinders. The case for a split of these two world-class businesses has never seemed stronger....
13:39 2019-07-24

U.S. Futures Slip as Global Stock Rally Pauses in Europe U.S. futures slipped and European stocks paused while German government bond yields touched a record low after new data signaled weakness in the regional economy....
13:39 2019-07-24

Deutsche Bank's Second-Quarter Charge Is Bigger Than Expected Deutsche Bank reported a loss of more than $3.5 billion in the second quarter, reflecting the pain of a large restructuring charge that wiped out what would have been a modest profit....
09:26 2019-07-24

Equifax's $700 Million Settlement: How to Get Your Share Equifax Inc.’s $700 million settlement with federal and state regulators and with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit provides for up to $425 million for the 147 million Americans affected by the breach. Here’s how to get your share....
00:39 2019-07-24

Visa's Results Beat Projections in Latest Quarter Visa Inc.’s financial performance in the latest period beat Wall Street projections, driven by continued higher spending on Visa-branded credit and debit cards....
00:39 2019-07-24

USDA Report Sees Dire Climate-Change Impact on U.S. Crops Unchecked climate change could mean that the weather conditions hurting farmers this year will become increasingly common and result higher costs for the federal government, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report....
00:39 2019-07-24

Chinese Stocks: "Simple Contrarian Observation" So-called "bad news" is not always bad for stocks. When U.S. tariffs were imposed on Chinese imports, many investors held an unfavorable outlook for the Shanghai Composite. However, one of EWI's global analysts took a different stance. Take a look at these two charts...
00:39 2019-07-24

Options Traders Wager On Smooth Sailing For Tech Options traders are forecasting a relative calm for shares of tech behemoths like Facebook and Amazon ahead of earnings this week. Some say they could be caught off guard....
22:26 2019-07-23

Jeffrey Epstein's Financial Trail Goes Through Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank played a key role in Jeffrey Epstein’s financial dealings in recent years, helping the accused sex-trafficker move millions of dollars in cash and securities through dozens of private accounts with the German bank, according to people familiar with the matter....
22:26 2019-07-23

American Express To Refund $1.6 Million After Forex Probe American Express is terminating foreign-exchange employees and refunding money to nearly 200 customers after it found salespeople misrepresented pricing....
22:26 2019-07-23

BC Partners Nears Deal to Buy Security-Services Company Garda World Private-equity firm BC Partners is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in Garda World Security, the largest privately owned security-services company in the world....
17:13 2019-07-23

Bracing for a New Normal at Google Google has seen slowdowns before, but Wall Street is afraid that this one might actually stick, with shares of parent company Alphabet down 12% since its last earnings report....
17:13 2019-07-23

Gold's Shine Spreads to Other Precious Metals Gold has recovered some of its former shine lately. Silver and platinum have been dull by comparison, but if history is any guide they are likely to regain their luster too....
17:13 2019-07-23

Promise of Rate Cuts Lifts Range of Assets Stocks and government bonds aren’t the only assets getting a boost from an expected wave of central bank easing. The Swiss franc, gold and emerging markets are strengthening as well....
17:13 2019-07-23

When Smaller Advisers Fail, Investors Have Little Chance of Recovering Losses Smaller advisers usually don’t have enough capital or insurance to compensate customers for losses the advisers caused, even after investors received new protections from regulators last month....
17:13 2019-07-23

Robo Adviser Betterment Pitches for Client Cash by Offering Traditional Banking Betterment, an early provider of digital-investing services, is introducing new banking products at a time when anxiety over slowing economic growth has led some investors to reduce market exposure and stockpile cash....
17:13 2019-07-23

UBS Posts Forecast-Beating Profit but Warns on Geopolitical Tensions Swiss banking giant UBS posted its highest second-quarter net profit in nearly a decade, beating expectations despite lower earnings at its wealth management and investment bank units....
17:13 2019-07-23

Crypto Promoter Justin Sun Postpones Charity Lunch With Warren Buffett Cryptocurrency investor Justin Sun, who paid a record $4.6 million in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett, abruptly postponed his meeting with the billionaire investor this week citing a health condition....
17:13 2019-07-23

Nasdaq Makes Bet on Sports Gambling Nasdaq is lending its technology and brand to a U.K. soccer-betting platform that lets users wager on players by buying and selling stakes tied to their on-field performance....
17:13 2019-07-23

U.S. Scores Guilty Plea in Mozambique Corruption Case The U.S. Department of Justice has gained a key advantage in its prosecution of an alleged global corruption ring involving $2 billion of Mozambican government debt deals....
17:13 2019-07-23

Stocks Surge on China's New Nasdaq-Like Market The country’s new market for homegrown technology companies opened with a bang, with stocks doubling, tripling or more than quadrupling in value on its first day....
03:52 2019-07-23

U.S. Shale Producers Benefit as Oil Disruptions Plague Middle East Oil supply disruptions in hot spots around the world are putting pressure on the cost of buying and shipping crude. But the turmoil is benefiting U.S. shale producers, whose oil fields and tankers are partly filling the void....
03:52 2019-07-23

Trade's Derailment Sends Ominous Sign The railroad business has plenty of nontrade related issues, but tariffs aren’t helping matters. Given their broad range of clients, CSX’s and Union Pacific’s challenges could portend broader U.S. corporate weakness....
03:52 2019-07-23

BP Boosts Its Biofuels Business with Brazilian Joint Venture Energy giant BP is doubling down on biofuels with a joint venture with agricultural trader Bunge in Brazil, betting that the global movement to reduce carbon emissions will boost demand for low-carbon fuels....
03:52 2019-07-23

Budweiser's Australian Beer Sale Leaves Little Bitterness Budweiser parent Anheuser-Busch has sold one of its most lucrative subsidiaries in its effort to reduce a $103 billion debt pile. But the prospect of a higher valuation for the remaining Asian business and less exposure to the volatile Aussie dollar limits the downside for the world’s largest brewer...
03:52 2019-07-23

Taiwan ETFs Buy Big Into U.S. Credit Yield-hungry insurers plowed $3 billion into Taipei-based exchange-traded funds that buy U.S. fixed income in the last two weeks of June, according to research by Bank of America Corp....
03:52 2019-07-23

Hedging complacency adds to corporate FX risk, Citi finds Citi’s latest global corporate benchmarking survey shows that companies are worryingly complacent about their potential exposure to emerging market currencies and remain reliant on manual processes to manage risk....
23:39 2019-07-22

Singapore banking: Inside UOB’s new era UOB is run by three generations of the Wee family, with a fourth in the wings. It is conservative, cautious and stable. But a bold new digital strategy seeks five million customers across the region. Is it coincidence that change is coming just as the bank’s elder statesman retires at 90?...
02:39 2019-07-22

Investors Look Forward to GDP Data Before Fed Decision Before the Federal Reserve can make its first interest-rate cut in a decade, investors will get a look at reports on new-home sales, durable-goods orders and second-quarter economic growth....
19:13 2019-07-21

Tech Rally Powers Record Gains for Stocks The biggest technology companies are propelling major U.S. indexes’ record run, highlighting investor enthusiasm for the hottest stock sector as economic growth softens....
15:39 2019-07-21

U.S. Investment in African University Fails as China Advances The failure of a university project in Ghana marked a high-profile setback for U.S. government efforts to counter China’s growing investment influence in Africa....
15:39 2019-07-21

Child Sex-Abuse Claims Are a Growing Risk to Insurance Firms State laws expanding the statute of limitations for child sexual-abuse claims pose a growing financial risk to insurance companies. Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., have laws going into effect this year that extend or eliminate the amount of time victims of child sexual abuse have to sue their...
15:39 2019-07-21

Even Passive Giants Aren't Immune From Investors' Changing Tastes The surging popularity of low-cost investment funds has dialed up the pressure on most asset managers—including some of the firms most responsible for the industry’s transformation....
11:39 2019-07-20

American Inventiveness Strikes Again With Digital Fur Technology A bit from Jerry Seinfeld mocks scientists dedicating years to the development of seedless watermelon. He would have a field day with the innovation behind the real-life movie adaptation of “Cats.”...
05:52 2019-07-20

Persian Puzzle for Oil Prices On the one hand, the White House has to be pleased about the oil market’s mild reaction to a series of incidents this week involving Iran. On a deeper level, though, it should be concerned....
05:52 2019-07-20

Supply Surge Sends Overnight Rates Above 10-Year Yields The persistent supply of U.S. government debt flooding the bond market this year has done little to raise bond yields, except in the market for the shortest-term securities....
05:52 2019-07-20

JPMorgan Chase, Netflix, Gannett: Stocks That Defined The Week Major stock indexes ended lower this past week as investors weighed signals of an interest-rate cut and mixed earnings results from some of America’s biggest companies....
05:52 2019-07-20

Soaring Shipping Gauge Doesn't Spell Growth Boom A closely watched index that tracks the cost of shipping commodities around the world is at its highest level since 2014. But analysts warn that the surge shouldn’t necessarily be taken as a bullish sign for the global economy....
18:00 2019-07-19

Owl Rock's IPO Boosts Niche Market Asset manager Owl Rock’s business development company, with a valuation of about $6 billion, highlights the growth potential for private debt markets as institutional investors expand to remote corners of Wall Street....
18:00 2019-07-19

American Express Revenue, Profit Rise Revenue at American Express was lifted in the latest quarter by higher card-member spending, loans and card fees, though expenses from rewards programs also increased....
18:00 2019-07-19

The Luxury Car Industry's New-Old Bosses The German luxury car industry has stalled. Getting the engine running again may require fresher thinking than the insiders appointed to run both BMW and Daimler can supply....
18:00 2019-07-19

Oil Heads for Worst Week Since May Oil prices edged higher Friday but remained on track for their worst week since May, the latest turn lower for crude in 2019 as fears of excess supply buffet prices....
18:00 2019-07-19

Clean Energy Loans Boom in Florida, But So Do Complaints Offered in only three states and waning in their home base of California following a regulatory crackdown, residential property assessed clean energy loans, or PACE loans, are booming in Florida....
13:39 2019-07-19

BlackRock's Cash Engine Gets Boost, but Its Profit Falls Investors increased the flood of cash flowing into money-management giant BlackRock in the last quarter. But the firm saw profits fall 6.5% from the comparable quarter a year earlier....
13:39 2019-07-19

Why India’s Essar decision could kill the distressed debt market before it starts The insolvency and bankruptcy code is supposed to do wonderful things for India, but a leftfield decision on creditors this week will have a number of unhelpful side-effects....
11:52 2019-07-19

Global Stocks Gain on Hopes for Rate Cut Global stocks rose in early trade as investors welcomed comments from a Federal Reserve official that seemed to strengthen the case for an interest-rate cut....
11:26 2019-07-19

Sinclair Completes Largest Junk-Bond Sale Since 2016 A subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group is poised to complete the largest U.S. junk-bond sale in more than three years, drawing substantial demand from investors to support its purchase of regional sports networks from Disney....
00:01 2019-07-19

How Two Possible Moves CAN Mean Opportunity How can you see the market from a different perspective? "Degrees of trend" means exactly that -- it can be as simple as a daily vs. an hourly chart. See the difference for yourself in EURUSD, and (as analyst Jim Martens explains) how that "difference" can mean opportunity....
23:39 2019-07-18

Altcoin's "Bloody Monday" Takes No Prisoners -- Who Holds the Key? Are this week's wild price moves evidence that cryptos are "unpredictable" markets, with sharp moves which take no prisoners? Put simply, NO. See for yourself the difference that Elliott Wave analysis can make....
23:39 2019-07-18

Digital Banking Startup Overcomes Setbacks to Raise $170 Million A digital bank with operations across Europe which recently launched in the U.S. has raised another $170 million in its latest funding round, pushing its valuation to $3.5 billion....
21:26 2019-07-18

The Big Obstacle on the Road to Electric Vehicles The lithium-ion battery is a complex industrial product, not just another component in the consumer electronics supply chain. This inconvenient truth is a major obstacle on the global auto industry’s road to an electric future....
21:26 2019-07-18

Morgan Stanley Profits Hit By Wall Street Weakness Quarterly profit fell 10% at Morgan Stanley, the last of the big U.S. banks to report earnings in a mixed quarter where trading slowed and Main Street banks carried the day....
21:26 2019-07-18

Blackstone's Profit Drops as Private-Equity Portfolio Lags Blackstone’s second-quarter earnings fell as the value of its private-equity portfolio appreciated less than the broader market, but the portion of profits it could return to shareholders ticked up....
21:26 2019-07-18

Union Pacific Earnings Help Put Rail Stocks Back on Track Shares of U.S. railroad operators were on the mend Thursday following a better-than-expected earnings report from Union Pacific, easing investor fears over a trade-related slump among freight rail giants—for now....
21:26 2019-07-18

U.S. Stocks Turn Positive After Fed Comments U.S. stocks broke into positive territory late Thursday after a Federal Reserve official urged central banks to lower interest rates swiftly on signs of economic weakening....
21:26 2019-07-18

This Price Pattern Can Prepare You for Swift Moves In this episode of ETV, Murray Gunn -- EWI's European Short Term Update Editor -- teaches you about one Elliott wave pattern that can prepare you for explosive moves in your markets....
19:52 2019-07-18

Gold: This "Contrarian" Indicator Jumps to 3-Year High Many Main Street investors would probably be surprised at how often the professionals on Wall Street are on the wrong side of major market turns. Gold is a prime example. Learn why this insight is especially important now......
23:26 2019-07-17

Trading Bonds: Watch Futures (price) or Yields? When it comes to the bond market, Jordan Kotick is a "pro's pro" -- a trader, economist and President of the Market Technicians Association. He says, "Watch Price or Yields?" is a question he hears repeatedly. Watch and listen to his answer to that question....
23:26 2019-07-17

Italian, Greek Bonds Rally as Hunt for Yield Expands Investors are buying bonds from once-avoided European countries, spurred by expectations that ongoing easy-money policies from central banks will continue to fuel demand for debt....
19:26 2019-07-17

Consumers Lift Profit at Bank of America U.S. consumers propelled Bank of America’s profit in the latest quarter, though the bank warned it could take a hit from any Federal Reserve rate cuts....
19:26 2019-07-17

Bitcoin Loses Almost a Third of Its Value as Libra Hype Fades Facebook’s struggle to convince lawmakers it can create a viable cryptocurrency is rubbing off on bitcoin. Regulatory scrutiny of the company’s ambitious plan to release a digital coin, called Libra, has spoiled bitcoin’s big rally this year....
11:39 2019-07-17

Chinese Esports Group Backed by Tencent Raises $775 Million in U.S. IPO Chinese video-streaming service DouYu raised $775 million in its IPO, capitalizing on the growing popularity of watching others play games on the internet....
11:39 2019-07-17

Global Stocks Wobble as Earnings Season Gets Under Way Asian stocks mostly weakened after President Trump’s comments in a White House cabinet meeting signaled enduring tensions with China over trade and technology....
11:39 2019-07-17

FDIC Plan Would Ease Requirement for Banks Selling Mortgage Securities The regulator proposed easing a hurdle for banks to sell pools of home-mortgage obligations, as part of an effort to spur competition in a market dominated by government-backed entities such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....
05:52 2019-07-17

Fed's Evans: Rate Cuts Needed to Defend Fed's Inflation Target Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said in a television interview Tuesday the U.S. central bank needs to lower its short-term rate target to defend its 2% inflation target....
05:52 2019-07-17

IAC to Invest $250 Million in Car-Sharing App Turo IAC/InterActiveCorp will pay $250 million for a stake in Turo Inc. in a deal that values the burgeoning peer-to-peer car-sharing company at more than $1 billion....
05:52 2019-07-17

Want to See What’s Next for the Economy? Try This. Would you like to know what the health of the economy will be like months ahead of time? This rarely discussed "economic indicator" has a history of serving as a useful guide. See for yourself......
23:00 2019-07-16

A Big Bank with Big Troubles: Financial Crisis 2.0? Many big financial institutions faced bankruptcy during the 2007-2009 crisis, and now -- a reminder of that turbulent time. A major global bank has been facing serious financial challenges -- and developments are only getting worse. Take a look at this chart and commentary from EWI's Global Market P...
20:39 2019-07-16

Natural-Gas Traders Bet Heat Wave Will Fizzle Natural-gas prices declined for the second straight day on signs that producers will continue to push output to new highs, while forecasts that the current heat wave will dissipate threatened demand....
20:26 2019-07-16

Consumer Lending Powers Big-Bank Earnings, Upstaging Wall Street U.S. consumers are taking advantage of low interest rates to borrow and spend, boosting banks that cater to Main Street and leaving behind those that don’t....
20:26 2019-07-16

Bank of Canada to Introduce Enhanced Risk-Free Rate Benchmark in 2020 The Bank of Canada said it expects to launch an enhanced version of its overnight risk-free interest rate benchmark next year, part of a global effort to transition financial markets away from using rates derived from bank estimates....
19:52 2019-07-16

Banks Get the Late-Cycle Blues Quarterly results from a trio of big U.S. lenders showed slowing loan growth and declining net interest margins. Goldman Sachs looks less impacted than peers thanks to a diversification drive but, if the economic cycle does turn, none look attractive....
19:52 2019-07-16

Fed's Rate Cut Plans Stop Making Sense The facts have changed, but the Federal Reserve sure doesn’t seem like it is changing its mind on leaning toward an interest-rate cut at its policy meeting later this month....
19:52 2019-07-16

Why This Pizza Stock Is Going Cold Shares of Domino’s Pizza fell after the chain posted weaker-than-expected sales for the second quarter. Investors homed in on same-store sales, which rose 3% in the period....
19:52 2019-07-16

Blue Apron's Beyond Meat Deal Lacks Substance The meal kit company said it would add plant-based proteins to some of its meals as part of a collaboration with Beyond Meat beginning in August. But for Blue Apron, this gold is likely to tarnish....
19:52 2019-07-16

Trucking Stocks Race Higher on J.B. Hunt's Good News America’s trucking companies are revving up thanks to an upbeat report from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, signaling the transport sector could be turning a corner....
19:52 2019-07-16

Stronger Dollar Looms Large This Earnings Season The dollar has remained steady despite expectations for lower interest rates, posing a challenge for large multinational companies that need to convert foreign profits into the U.S. currency....
19:52 2019-07-16

AT1 bonds: Call me maybe A change to the approval regime for early repayment of AT1 debt is not widely expected to hike extension risk, but it's not the only tweak that investors have to deal with....
16:26 2019-07-16

Wall Street's Answer to Risks in Loan Market: Bundle Lower-Rated Loans A growing number of money managers are embracing a new strategy designed to benefit from volatility in junk-rated corporate loans, a sign of building worries about riskier borrowers and the market that supports them....
15:52 2019-07-16

Bad Loans in Europe Tumble, but They Are Never Fully Gone European banks have cleared nearly half of the toxic loans off their balance sheets since emerging from a debilitating debt crisis. The only trouble: A chunk of those loans haven’t fully gone away....
15:52 2019-07-16

KeyCorp Finds Fraudulent Activity Estimated at Up to $90 Million KeyCorp said it discovered fraudulent activity with potential exposure of up to $90 million associated with transactions conducted in the third quarter by a business customer....
15:52 2019-07-16

A Gigantic Gold Coin Makes Its Way to Wall Street Richard Hayes plans to leave a $45 million coin on the streets of Manhattan all day Tuesday, but he isn’t particularly worried about a thief carting it off....
15:52 2019-07-16

Goldman Sachs Reports Profits, Revenue Decline Goldman Sachs Group’s quarterly profit slipped 6% as clients, spooked by trade tensions and interest-rate whiplash, kept their money on the sidelines. Revenue also fell....
15:52 2019-07-16

BHP and the Long Goodbye From Coal Power coal has generated big profits for miners over the years, but these days it mostly generates trouble. That doesn’t mean getting out of the business is easy....
15:52 2019-07-16

JPMorgan Chase's Profit Boosted by Consumer Unit JPMorgan Chase’s second-quarter profit rose 16%, with the strong performance of its consumer businesses offsetting a slowdown across its other operations....
15:52 2019-07-16

Rio Tinto Faces Delays, Added Costs for Big Copper-Mine Project Rio Tinto said it will take longer and cost more than expected to finish building one of the world’s biggest copper mines in Mongolia’s remote southern Gobi desert....
07:13 2019-07-16

Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project....
23:00 2019-07-15

Putting the Equity Back Into Private Equity Rising stock valuations are forcing private-equity firms to contribute more cash to their leveraged buyouts, likely dragging down performance in the long term even as pensions and other investors increasingly turn to private equity to boost returns....
23:00 2019-07-15

Lies, Damned Lies and Chinese Growth China’s headline growth slowed again in the second quarter, but several other important indicators improved in June. As they learned this spring to their chagrin, however, investors should be careful not to over-interpret temporary boosts from one-off policies....
18:39 2019-07-15

Companies Aren't Cheering Lower Interest Rates Last year, U.S. corporate pension funds had one of their better years in recent history, despite the fact that stocks and bonds both did poorly. Higher interest rates helped, as did a rush to contribute to pensions ahead of tax changes. Both impacts could go into reverse in 2019. An earnings hit cou...
18:39 2019-07-15

Asian IPO Flop Gives Budweiser Brewer a Hangover Shares in Anheuser-Busch InBev and its potential Asian takeover targets fell Monday as investors digested the failure of a plan to create a new Hong Kong acquisition vehicle....
18:39 2019-07-15

Citigroup Reports Higher Earnings as Bank Results Kick Off Citigroup reported that profit increased 7% and beat analysts’ expectations as the New York lending giant benefited from favorable conditions in the U.S. economy....
18:39 2019-07-15

Fed's Williams Calls for More Urgency in Replacing Libor Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams said financial firms need to stop dragging their collective feet and transition to a new reference interest-rate system to replace the scandal-plagued Libor....
18:39 2019-07-15

Citi's Mixed Results Underscore Global Risks Earnings for Citigroup, the most global big U.S. bank, highlights both known trends and the biggest risks to the world economy, according to WSJ’s Heard on the Street....
18:39 2019-07-15

Crack Open a Cold 'Un, Face the Consequences A Japanese teenager is in trouble for selling some very bad beer online, but the offense has nothing to do with hawking inferior goods or even underage drinking....
18:39 2019-07-15

Charles Schwab in Talks to Buy USAA Wealth-Management, Brokerage Units Charles Schwab is in talks to buy brokerage and wealth-management operations from USAA for roughly $2 billion, a move that would push the discount-brokerage pioneer further into financial advice....
18:39 2019-07-15

Nomura Securities to Repay Customers $25 Million Nomura Securities agreed to pay customers $25 million after the SEC said bond traders at the investment bank inflated its profit in the sale of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities....
18:39 2019-07-15

U.S. Stocks Tread Water U.S. stocks drifted between small gains and losses Monday as investors weighed second-quarter earnings from Citigroup and looked ahead to results from other large banks....
18:39 2019-07-15

Vietnam Seeks to Sell Stake in Military Commercial Bank Vietnam’s government is looking to sell part of its stake in Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank, a large local lender with a market capitalization of close to $2 billion....
07:00 2019-07-15

As Banks Report Earnings, Fed Looks to Take Away the Punch Bowl Big banks start reporting earnings Monday, and investors will be watching for signs of how much the Fed’s change in policy could hurt their business....
04:13 2019-07-15

Oxymoron Alert: Some 'High-Yield' Bonds Go Negative In the latest sign of financial markets going into uncharted territory, more than a dozen junk bonds, which usually carry high yields, now trade in Europe with a negative yield....
15:52 2019-07-14

Second-Quarter Earnings to Test Soaring Market The next test for the highflying stock market begins this week as companies kick off reporting what could be their biggest quarterly profit contraction in three years....
15:52 2019-07-14

The Agony of Hope Postponed, by a Value Investor Value investors are known for being a hardy bunch, willing to buy into beaten-down stocks that everyone else thinks are a disaster. But cheap stocks have underperformed horribly over the past 12 years and even some who specialize in buying them wonder in private if the technique no longer works....
15:52 2019-07-14

Investors Balked at Pricing for Canceled Budweiser Listing What would have been the year’s biggest IPO flopped after AB InBev and its banks took a series of gambles that didn’t pay off. The world’s biggest brewer halted a nearly $10 billion listing of its Asian unit, blaming market conditions....
18:39 2019-07-13

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
13:39 2019-07-13

Next Big Thing in ETFs: Less Transparency Capital Group, Legg Mason and JPMorgan plan exchange-traded funds that bet on stocks without daily disclosure of investments, drawing on a small New Jersey firm’s model....
12:13 2019-07-13

Floor Traders Clash With NYSE The New York Stock Exchange is clamping down on errors among its last remaining floor trading firms, a strict disciplinary push that some traders say could drive them out of business....
12:13 2019-07-13

Schwab Scraps Trip for Top Employees Discount brokerage Charles Schwab says it is scrapping a Hawaii vacation for top employees, citing “reputational risks” associated with award programs....
02:26 2019-07-13

U.S. Government Bond Auctions Show Weakness U.S. Treasury prices fell this week after investors submitted fewer bids than usual at a series of government bond auctions, underscoring the centrality of their demand for newly issued debt....
23:26 2019-07-12

Life-Science Stocks Look Less Healthy Life-science companies have logged a strong performance this year, but disappointing revenue results from Illumina show they can’t inoculate themselves against slowing growth in the broader market....
23:26 2019-07-12

Costco Hits Record Highs: Could You See the Rally Coming? Costco's share price has outperformed in 2019 -- yet as late as March, financial news sources painted a confusing picture. Not so with Trader's Classroom forecasts: See the evidence for yourself....
22:26 2019-07-12

Would You Lend YOUR Money... for 98 Years, at 1.2%? Something's happening in the global credit markets that has never happened before. For starters, the amount of negative-yield bonds has just hit an all-time high. Yes, bonds that you buy -- and pay the ISSUER for the privilege -- have never been more popular. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. ...
18:26 2019-07-12

Tropical Storm Barry Helps Spark Fuel-Price Rebound The U.S. crude oil benchmark rose 0.2% in Friday trading, while Brent crude oil advanced 0.6% as traders focused on the impact of Tropical Storm Barry on Louisiana refineries....
18:13 2019-07-12

The Only Thing the Smart Money Is Smart About A number of recent studies show that professional investors—the, ahem, smart money—are prone to the same mistakes that individual investors make. The difference, our columnist writes, is that the pros get paid to make them....
18:13 2019-07-12

Lesley Jane Seymour on How Women Can Reinvent Their Careers Lesley Jane Seymour, former editor of More magazine and founder of an online community for professional women, tells host Veronica Dagher about the importance of having a career cash cushion and being financially independent from their spouses this Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast....
15:52 2019-07-12

Financial Watchdog Shifts From Enforcer to Educator A federal regulator set up after the financial crisis to be a watchdog over the financial industry is shifting its mission from enforcement to consumer education....
12:52 2019-07-12

Bitcoin Backers Welcome Trump Attack: At Least He Notices Us Cryptocurrency backers found a silver lining in President Trump’s Thursday attacks on bitcoin: The attention from him—and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell the same day—shows the industry’s growing importance....
12:52 2019-07-12

Dow Milestone Nudges Global Stocks Higher U.S. futures and European and Asian stocks rose at the end of a week that saw central banks in the U.S. and Europe setting the stage for looser monetary policy....
12:52 2019-07-12

Calpers Fell Short of Its Own Goals in Fiscal 2019 The nation’s largest pension fund fell just short of its investment target in fiscal 2019, underlining the difficulty of earning the kind of returns state and local funds need to pay future benefits....
04:39 2019-07-12

Illumina Stock Falls as Revenue Outlook Reduced Shares of Illumina drop after the maker of gene-sequencing machines lowers its revenue expectations over problems with its direct-to-consumer business....
04:39 2019-07-12

Stronger Inflation Data Lift Treasury Yields U.S. government bonds pulled back after new data showed consumer prices rose more than expected in June. The 10-year note’s yield rose to its highest in four weeks....
04:39 2019-07-12

Add This Price Pattern to Your Trading Arsenal One of the easiest Elliott wave patterns to spot on a price chart is an ending diagonal. It looks like an arrow. And when it ends, prices reverse fast back to its origin....
00:13 2019-07-12

Would You Lend YOUR Money for 98 Years at 1.2%? Something's happening in the global credit markets that has never happened before. For starters, the amount of negative-yield bonds has just hit an all-time high. Yes, bonds that you buy -- and pay the LENDER for the privilege -- have never been more popular. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. ...
22:26 2019-07-11

S&P Rating Is Landmark for Chinese Bond Market S&P Global became the first foreign credit-rating company to offer an independent assessment of risk in China’s vast domestic debt market, giving a top grade to a unit of the country’s largest bank....
20:39 2019-07-11

Fast Times at Uniqlo's Owner Could Continue Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing’s shares have been on a trip to the moon since 2017. With the Bank of Japan providing some of the rocket fuel, the stock could stay high....
20:39 2019-07-11

A New Chapter for Norwegian Air? Troubled budget airline Norwegian Air is trying to turn the page: Its chief executive is stepping down and flights between the U.S. and Europe are finally becoming more profitable. But investors shouldn’t hold their breath....
20:39 2019-07-11

Paul Singer Is on the Verge of a Big Win in PG&E Clash The California legislature is primed to deliver a preliminary victory to hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer and other PG&E bondholders in their monthslong battle with the utility’s shareholders....
20:39 2019-07-11

Income Options Are Coming to 401(k) Plans More employers are exploring ways to help 401(k) participants turn their savings into a sustainable income in retirement, even ahead of Congress passing legislation that would make it easier to do so....
20:39 2019-07-11

Oil's Rebound Above $60 Increases Focus on Technicals A recent rebound in U.S. crude-oil prices back above $60 is increasing focus on gauges of market momentum, the latest swing in a topsy-turvy year for energy markets....
20:39 2019-07-11

Bright Spot for Money Managers: ESG A record amount is flowing to investment managers engaged in socially responsible investing, an area of strength for stock pickers who have otherwise struggled to keep client money....
20:39 2019-07-11

Treasury to Sell $112 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department will auction next week $112 billion in securities, comprising $76 billion in new debt and $36 billion in previously sold debt....
20:39 2019-07-11

Fed Group Proposes Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Using Libor Replacement A financial industry group is proposing to use a new benchmark designed by the Federal Reserve for adjustable-rate mortgages, replacing the troubled London interbank offered rate....
20:39 2019-07-11

Health-Care Rally Helps Lift Dow Over 27000 A rally in health-care stocks pushed the Dow industrials over 27000 for the first time after the Trump administration abandoned a plan to curb drug rebates....
20:39 2019-07-11

Fed's Bullard Leans Toward Rate Cut at July Fed Meeting Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Wednesday that based on where the economy is now he still favors a quarter-percentage-point rate cut when policy makers meet at the end of the month....
07:13 2019-07-11

Videogames and Two-Day Delivery Powered the S&P's Rise to 3000 Tech stocks including Amazon.com and Netflix led the pack during the S&P 500’s half-decade march from 2000 to 3000, while oil companies were among the laggards....
07:13 2019-07-11

U.S. Investigating Deutsche Bank's Dealings With Malaysian Fund The sprawling, multibillion-dollar Malaysian development fraud scandal that has toppled a prime minister and stretched from Hollywood to Wall Street is threatening to implicate Germany’s biggest bank....
07:13 2019-07-11

SEC Clears Blockstack to Hold First Regulated Token Offering The Securities and Exchange Commission cleared blockchain startup Blockstack to sell bitcoin-like digital tokens, a first-of-its-kind offering that could give young cryptocurrency businesses a new fundraising template....
07:13 2019-07-11

World's best investment bank in the emerging markets 2019: BTG Pactual The firm has done well at home and in the region. Part of that is down to its ownership structure, and the rest is because growth is part of its DNA....
01:26 2019-07-11

Fibonacci Numbers in Asian Stocks: Watch Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock index recently reversed its June rally -- and the reversal came at the Fibonacci .618 retracement point. Watch to see what this implies for Hang Seng from here....
23:26 2019-07-10

“Democracy is in retreat.” Why Now? "Democracy today is battered and weakened." That sounds like a political statement ... until you consider the source, and the evidence. See and hear it for yourself in this Chart of the Day....
23:26 2019-07-10

Shooting Rich People Into Space Isn't the Final Frontier British billionaire Richard Branson’s dream of shooting people into space may echo Apollo 11’s epic moon landing 50 years ago this month, but for investors it could end up looking more like the Apollo 13 fiasco....
21:00 2019-07-10

GE Bondholders Benefit at Shareholders' Expense General Electric’s bonds are outperforming GE’s stock by one key measure, a sign that the company’s restructuring is benefiting lenders more than shareholders....
18:26 2019-07-10

Once a Miser, Japan Inc. Is Opening Its Wallet to Buy Back Shares A record wave of share buybacks by companies such as Sony, SoftBank and Nomura Holdings has cheered investors who say Japan’s bosses are finally warming to stockholder interests....
14:13 2019-07-10

Flood of New Jets Will Create Turbulence After years of getting crowded with small planes and big planes, the skies are about to be invaded by medium-sized planes. The shift may delight airlines and flyers, but is starting to create problems for plane owners....
14:13 2019-07-10

Iron-Ore Prices Soar Almost 70% in Hit to Steelmakers Iron-ore prices have soared by more than 68% this year, a resurgence driven by falling supplies that has led to challenging times once again for steel mills that use the material....
14:13 2019-07-10

Deflation Stalks Chinese Industry Again Right now, it’s a great time to be selling pork into China. It’s a bad time to be selling just about anything else—and a very bad time to be a Chinese central banker....
12:00 2019-07-10

Europe Stocks Edge Down Ahead of Fed Testimony, Minutes European stocks slipped as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s congressional testimony, where he will face questions on the central bank’s interest rate intentions....
12:00 2019-07-10

Almost ALL Stock Market Reversals Exhibit This One Trait Elliott Wave International analysts study more than 100 indicators. Among them are indicators which provide insights into the stock market's momentum. Take a look at this revealing chart......
01:26 2019-07-10

Government Bond-Market Measure Says Recession Risk Growing The yield on three-month bills has exceeded that of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note by as much as 0.259 percentage point, the most since May 2007....
23:00 2019-07-09

Deutsche Bank Shares Continue to Fall Deutsche Bank AG shares slid a second day as investors and analysts questioned the German lender’s growth projections and management’s grip on restructuring....
23:00 2019-07-09

World's Coffee Growers Seek to Set Minimum Price to Help Poor Farmers Growers from Brazil, Colombia and more than two dozen other countries will meet in Brazil to talk about how to get more money to farmers suffering from the lowest prices on world markets in more than a decade....
23:00 2019-07-09

Stocks Mixed as Tech Gains Balance With Trade Anxiety U.S. stocks wavered, pulled by enthusiasm for hot tech stocks, anxiety about trade dispute fallout and speculation that central bankers will do their best to keep the global economy growing....
23:00 2019-07-09

Piper Jaffray to Buy Sandler O'Neill for $485 Million Piper Jaffray Cos. is buying Sandler O’Neill & Partners L.P. for $485 million, combining two investment-banking firms and creating Piper Sandler Cos....
16:26 2019-07-09

India's Bond Market Could Benefit From Some Sin While governments in emerging markets have spent decades developing domestic bond markets, the finance ministry of the world’s second-most populous nation is turning to foreign-currency debt. Strangely, that might not be a bad idea....
14:13 2019-07-09

Markets Are Calm, Then Suddenly Go Crazy. Some Investors Think They Know Why. Investors have noticed a force some call a “gamma trap,” and have been devising tools to estimate its size and direction in order to predict how markets will move and to trade around it....
14:13 2019-07-09

Investors Shouldn't Get Used to Good News Hurting Stocks The easy narrative after Friday’s blowout jobs report was that good news on the economy is bad news for stocks, as bond yields jumped and the S&P 500 tumbled. As soon as bond yields stopped going up, stocks began to recover. There’s an important lesson in that action....
14:13 2019-07-09

Fire Up the Grill: Propane Prices Have Tumbled If the slide in propane prices holds, households that are heated with the fuel and farmers who use it to dry crops could receive lower bills when they fill their tanks this autumn....
14:13 2019-07-09

The Tricky Art of Being a Wellness Entrepreneur In a special Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast, host Veronica Dagher speaks with a panel of women entrepreneurs about delegating tasks and staying motivated in the wellness industry....
14:13 2019-07-09

The Impact of TV Ads on Stock Trading New research suggests that commercials can spark investor curiosity, leading to a slight boost in trading activity in the advertiser’s stock the next day....
07:39 2019-07-09

The Pitfalls of 'Designated Beneficiaries' for Mutual-Fund Accounts “Transfer on death” accounts go directly to beneficiaries upon the owner’s death. But they still need to be carefully coordinated with the owner’s overall estate plan....
07:39 2019-07-09

VW Stalled Bond Probe, SEC Says The auto maker dragged out a federal investigation into whether it defrauded U.S. bond investors by omitting details about its efforts to cheat on diesel- emissions tests, according to the SEC....
01:13 2019-07-09

Piper Jaffray Nearing Deal to Buy Sandler O'Neill for $485 Million Piper Jaffray is nearing a deal to buy Sandler O’Neill + Partners for $485 million in cash and stock, in a deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday....
00:26 2019-07-09

Deutsche Bank's Best Shot May Not Be Enough In theory, Deutsche Bank’s strategic reset is as sensible as it is overdue. In practice, it will require flawless execution and may not go far enough....
21:39 2019-07-08

Fed Expectations Trigger Record Run of Outflows in Leveraged Loans Funds that specialize in buying junk-rated corporate loans have recorded net outflows for 33 consecutive weeks, a record streak that highlights the diminished appeal of floating-rate debt when the Fed is expected to start cutting interest rates....
21:39 2019-07-08

U.S. Banks Rush In as European Banks Stumble The retrenchment of Deutsche Bank and other former European financial powerhouses has left a gaping hole in European banking. U.S. banks are filling the void, strengthening their stranglehold on the region....
21:39 2019-07-08

Whiplash ETF Flows Follow Russell Rebalance The Russell ETFs raised $14 billion in the week leading up to the reshuffling of the underlying indexes, only to see it all come back out days later....
21:39 2019-07-08

Are Auto Makers the New Value Stocks? Ford and General Motors possess an unusual pairing of superlatives: They boast two of the highest dividend yields in the S&P 500 while also having two of the lowest price-to-earnings ratios on a forward-looking basis....
21:39 2019-07-08

HSBC Hires Citigroup Veteran to Take Over U.S. Business HSBC Holdings PLC signaled a fresh effort to turn around its lagging U.S. business by hiring Citigroup Inc. veteran Michael Roberts to succeed Patrick Burke as chief executive of HSBC USA when he retires later this year....
21:39 2019-07-08

Short Seller Targets Anta in Another Attack on China's Biggest Sportswear Company Carson Block’s Muddy Waters, a short seller, took aim at Anta Sports Products, becoming the third firm in little more than a year to question the financials of China’s most valuable sportswear company....
14:26 2019-07-08

Turkish Lira Falls After Erdogan Ousts Central Bank Chief The Turkish lira dropped sharply as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to fire the governor of the central bank left investors worried about economic mismanagement in a country dealing with high inflation and sluggish growth....
14:26 2019-07-08

Is President Trump Finally Getting a Weaker Dollar? President Trump has repeatedly bashed the dollar’s strength in recent years, only for the currency to grind higher. Now, analysts say, the U.S. currency may finally be primed for a decline, albeit a slow and steady one....
14:26 2019-07-08

Deutsche Bank Seeks to Reassure Investors Over Restructuring Deutsche Bank shares were volatile as the German lender insisted it could radically restructure its business without having to ask shareholders for more capital to help pay for staff cuts and losses....
14:26 2019-07-08

During Stock Rally, Nervous Investors Buy Bonds, Too Individuals are on track to purchase a majority of the U.S. government’s newly issued longer-term debt this year for the first time since the Treasury Department began publishing data....
14:26 2019-07-08

Global Stocks Fall as Prospects of Fed Rate Cut Recede U.S. stock futures followed Asian markets lower amid investors’ doubts that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates as much and as quickly as expected....
14:26 2019-07-08

After a Strong First Half, Stocks Tend to Stay Higher After U.S. stocks notched the strongest first half of a year since 1998, history suggests they are likely to finish off 2019 higher than they started....
14:26 2019-07-08

Deutsche Bank to Exit Global Equities, Trading Business Deutsche Bank moved to gut its global ambitions as a trading powerhouse, cutting 18,000 jobs and retreating to its German banking roots in a radical overhaul to try to save itself after years of decline....
19:26 2019-07-07

The U.S. Is Overflowing With Natural Gas. Not Everyone Can Get It. U.S. gas production is at a record high, but the infrastructure needed to move the fuel around the country hasn’t kept up. The result is price spikes, uneven distribution and fears of stifled economic growth....
19:26 2019-07-07

Where to Invest When the Fed Cuts Rates Many believe the Federal Reserve is pivoting from raising interest rates to lowering them once again. Investors say rate cuts will spur spending and potentially prolong the bull market, but that is not a sure thing....
14:13 2019-07-07

Copper an Outlier as Most Markets Rebound on Trade A retreat in copper prices is signaling continued investor concern for the global economy, even after a cease-fire in the U.S.-China trade fight boosted stocks and other risky assets recently....
14:13 2019-07-07

Plan on More Pharma Megamergers Tough R&D conditions and backlash over high drug prices have put megamergers back on the agenda for biotech and pharma companies desperate for growth....
18:13 2019-07-06

Gold: Simple Price Pattern, 300% Rally Priced in Indian rupees or Australian dollars, gold is at record highs. How did it get there? And what's next? This short video gives you some answers. Watch as Mark Galasiewski, a contributor to our monthly Global Market Perspective, shows you how a simple price pattern in the Australia's ASX All O...
21:39 2019-07-05

Mutually Assured Disruption in Silicon Valley With venture-capital funds flowing freely, the competition to be a “disrupter” is brisk. Thing is, the battle for dominance burns lots of cash and hinders profitability while not disrupting much besides investors....
18:26 2019-07-05

Stocks to Watch: Qualcomm, Kellogg, Novavax, Tyme Technologies, MarketAxess Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in today’s session include Qualcomm, following Samsung’s earnings guidance, and Kellogg, whose shares soared Wednesday....
18:26 2019-07-05

Tourism, High Yields Lure Investors to Iceland Investors are buying government debt from Iceland, illustrating how the world-wide bond rally has pushed many beyond traditional havens in pursuit of higher yields....
18:26 2019-07-05

U.S. Government Bond Yields Rise After Jobs Report The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. government note pushed back above 2% after a solid jobs report eased some of the pressure on the Federal Reserve to move aggressively to cut interest rates....
18:26 2019-07-05

Gold Heads for Worst Day in a Year After Jobs Report Gold prices slid following an upbeat jobs report, heading toward their largest one-day decline in more than a year as traders dialed back bets that the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates....
18:26 2019-07-05

Strong Jobs Report Boosts Discount Brokers Shares of discount brokerage firms such as E*Trade and Charles Schwab were among the top gainers in the S&P 500 stock index after the Labor Department released stronger-than-expected U.S. employment data....
18:26 2019-07-05

Global Stocks Waver Ahead of U.S. Jobs Report European stocks were muted after a mixed session in Asia, as U.S. markets prepared to return from a public holiday and the U.S. jobs report was on tap for June later in the day....
11:26 2019-07-05

Group That Includes TPG Is on Shortlist of Bidders for Group of Asian Hospitals A consortium that includes American private-equity firm TPG Capital is one of three shortlisted bidders for a $2 billion collection of Asian hospitals owned by Columbia Pacific Management....
04:00 2019-07-05

Global Bond Party Bypasses China China’s $2.2 trillion government bond market has been noticeably absent from a global rally this year. Some investors are betting Chinese debt catches up to the trend in the months ahead....
14:26 2019-07-04

With Defaults and Failures at India's Shadow Banks, 'Confidence Is Shaking' A pair of defaults and failures by nonbank lenders in India has cut down on consumer and business credit, weighing on the country’s economic growth and prompting calls for tighter regulation....
14:26 2019-07-04

China Wants Troubled Anbang Insurance to Shrink Faster Chinese authorities are directing Anbang Insurance to sell off assets more quickly, with the goal of shrinking the troubled company to roughly half its previous size....
14:26 2019-07-04

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Face U.K. Ban A British regulator proposed a ban on selling derivatives based on bitcoin and other digital currencies to individual investors, calling these products “unsuitable investments” for nonprofessionals....
14:26 2019-07-04

Can Facebook's Libra Avoid Regulators? History Suggests Not For all its crypto styling, Facebook’s Libra looks less like bitcoin and more like a 50-year-old type of investment fund that has attracted intense regulatory scrutiny since the 2008 financial crisis. Investors should be skeptical of claims it can escape the same kind of attention....
14:26 2019-07-04

Stocks Muted in Europe, Asia as Crude Slips European markets were subdued, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high, as investors prepared for quieter trading sessions with the U.S. closed for Independence Day....
14:26 2019-07-04

Emissions Crackdown Fuels Palladium Rally Rising anxiety about the world economy has sent gold on a stellar run. But the haven has been left in the dust by one of its precious-metal peers: palladium....
14:26 2019-07-04

Washington Offers Companies Facing Enforcement a Package Deal Banks, asset managers and public companies could find it easier to settle regulatory enforcement actions without damaging other parts of their business....
05:01 2019-07-04