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2019-09-22 03:48

Muni-Bond Investors Embrace Higher Risk Investors are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of debt issues from unrated and below-investment-grade municipal borrowers, a shift in a corner of the bond market commonly considered almost as safe as Treasurys....
2019-09-22 02:48

Muni-Bond Investors Embrace Higher-Risk Investors are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of debt issues from unrated and below-investment-grade municipal borrowers, a shift in a corner of the bond market commonly considered almost as safe as Treasurys....
2019-09-21 16:16

Apple's Triple Shot May Add Some Kick By all accounts, Apple is expected to have another dud year of iPhone sales. Ironically, that may work out well for the company as its three new phones hit stores on Friday....
2019-09-21 06:48

Why Hong Kong's Currency Is Still Rock Solid The Hong Kong government decided to peg its currency to the dollar during a time of turmoil to restore confidence. The exchange-rate system put in place then should once again weather the turmoil the city is facing....
2019-09-21 06:48

Japan's Mitsubishi Says Rogue Oil Trader Lost $320 Million Japan’s Mitsubishi said a subsidiary has lost about $320 million on energy derivatives, after a rogue employee in Singapore entered into secret unauthorized trades and then lost money as crude prices fell....
2019-09-21 06:48

Gail Simmons on Setting Boundaries with Your Money and Time Gail Simmons, the cookbook author and “Top Chef” judge tells host Veronica Dagher in WSJ’s “Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast,” she generally doesn’t invest in people she knows really well....
2019-09-21 06:48

Saudi Oil Attacks Could Halt Natural-Gas Rally Natural-gas prices have recovered from their summer swoon, but analysts and investors are skeptical that the gains will last, particularly after the attacks on Saudi oil facilities....
2019-09-21 06:48

CME Group Plans to Offer Bitcoin Options Exchange operator CME Group said Friday it planned to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in the first quarter of 2020, the latest move by an established market player to expand into the crypto business....
2019-09-21 06:48

Distressed Debt Trading Overshadows Corporate Bond Market A sharp rally in the bonds of three distressed companies—McDermott International, California Resources and PG&E—dominated trading in the corporate bond market....
2019-09-21 06:48

Frontier Communications, Creditors Prepare for Debt Restructuring Talks Frontier Communications is telling bondholders that it will shortly present a detailed plan to slash its $17 billion debt load, according to people familiar with the matter....
2019-09-21 06:48

Crude Prices Inch Lower, but Post Weekly Gains Brent crude futures, the global benchmark, fell slightly on Friday, but still notched their best week since January as investors remained uneasy about supply disruptions following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities....
2019-09-21 06:48

Country risk: Why Hungary lags the Visegrad pack The country’s risk scores have lagged its central European neighbours since the financial crisis. Is overspending in the mid 2000s entirely to blame, or should the Fidesz government take some responsibility?...
2019-09-20 23:48

Mexico risk to Pacific Alliance’s IG club status Three-quarters of fund managers that responded to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey think that Mexico is going to lose its investment grade status....
2019-09-20 15:48

"Throwback" and "Pullback": 2 High-Confidence Price Patterns Worth Knowing Besides Elliott wave patterns, there are other configurations in price charts that you can put to good use. While most of them can be described in terms of Elliott waves, in this video our Trader's Classroom editor shows you two that he calls "throwb...
2019-09-20 13:48

"First Time Ever" in 40 Years of Investing History An increasing number of investors view index funds as an easy way to participate in financial markets. But, in EWI's view, such an approach will offer ultimate disappointment. Here’s why…...
2019-09-20 13:48

Bondholders Stranded as HNA-Backed Airport Defaults In a departure from HNA Group’s record of paying back international bondholders despite its financial constraints, an airport partly owned by units of the Chinese conglomerate has failed to repay holders of its dollar bonds on time....
2019-09-20 10:16

U.S. Government Bonds Steady After Fed Moves to Stabilize Markets U.S. government bond prices held steady after the Federal Reserve added $75 billion to the financial system to stabilize short-term money markets in its third such operation this week....
2019-09-20 00:00

Stronger Euro: Another "Brexit Surprise"? While the news in Europe is dominated by Brexit developments, the euro has been quietly getting stronger. First, against the U.S. dollar. Soon, against the British pound. Discover why in this free video....
2019-09-19 22:00

FX market bounces back on swaps, forwards growth While spot volumes remain below 2013 levels, the latest BIS triennial central bank survey notes that FX markets have recovered from the decline recorded in 2016 on the back of strong growth in swap and forward transactions....
2019-09-19 21:32

Stocks Edge Higher to Put S&P 500 on Cusp of Record U.S. stocks ticked higher as gains in shares of health-care, materials and technology companies put the S&P 500 within striking distance of its closing high....
2019-09-19 20:32

U.S. Government Bonds Decline After Fed Moves to Stabilize Markets U.S. government bond prices slipped after the Federal Reserve added $75 billion to the financial system to stabilize short-term money markets in its third such operation this week....
2019-09-19 19:32

Crude Rebounds on Renewed Concerns About Saudi Production Oil prices rose as investors questioned Saudi Arabia’s ability to restore crude output after an attack on one of the kingdom’s largest oil facilities over the weekend....
2019-09-19 19:32

Datadog Shares Soar as Investors Bet on Cloud-Based Software Shares of Datadog jumped as they made their debut in the public markets, reflecting robust investor demand for companies tied to cloud-based technologies....
2019-09-19 19:32

Fintech Firm Stripe Climbs Ranks of U.S. Startup Valuations Stripe has climbed closer to the top ranks of the highest-priced U.S. startups after a new fundraising round valued the financial-technology company at $35 billion....
2019-09-19 19:32

Fed Adds $75 Billion to Financial System in Third Repo Transaction This Week The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added $75 billion to the financial system, using the market for overnight repurchase agreements, or repo, to relieve funding pressure in money markets....
2019-09-19 17:32

SEC's Clayton Says SEC Doesn't Judge Direct Listings The Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t mind when companies go public using a cheaper ‘direct listing’ on exchanges instead of a more traditional underwritten IPO, the agency’s chairman said....
2019-09-19 17:32

Snapchat Must Hit More Angles with Advertisers A recent RBC survey showed that while future advertising spending intentions on Snapchat have improved, Snapchat spending remained the weakest of all surveyed social-media platforms....
2019-09-19 15:32

Bank Reserves: What Are They and Why a Shortage Is Roiling a Key Rate Bank reserves are normally obscure, even to bankers and professional investors. But this week, they hit the news when a shortage of them caused a key measure of borrowing costs—known as the overnight repo rate—to spike....
2019-09-19 15:32

Chinese Property Giants Could Regret Milking the Country's Middle Class Using presales as a method of financing might seem cheap compared with the high-yield bond market, but Chinese property companies may have now promised buyers too much....
2019-09-19 13:32

Bond Dealers Show Little Interest in Treasury Ultra Bonds The Treasury Department wants to take advantage of falling interest rates to borrow long term, selling bonds that don’t mature for a half-century. Wall Street may not want them....
2019-09-19 13:32

Bank Reserves: What Are They and Why a Shortage Is Roiling a Key Interest Rate Bank reserves are normally obscure, even to bankers and professional investors. But this week they have hit the news when a shortage of them caused a key measure of borrowing costs—known as the overnight repo rate—to spike....
2019-09-19 13:32

What the Interest-Rate Cut Means for You The Federal Reserve’s decision to cut its short-term benchmark rate can mean different things for your mortgage, your student loans and other kinds of borrowing....
2019-09-19 05:16

Repo Spike Signals Wrong Kind of Volatility Banks can suffer or benefit from volatility, but the recent spike in repo or short-term funding costs signals more of the wrong kind for Wall Street trading revenue....
2019-09-19 05:16

Stocks Climb Back as Fed Cuts Rates U.S. stocks wobbled, then staged a late-session rebound after the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates but signaled a divided outlook for the rest of the year....
2019-09-19 05:16

Gold Reverses Gains as Investors Turn to Fed Gold prices turned lower in aftermarket trading Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve trimmed interest rates but signaled that officials were divided on how much to ease policy in coming months....
2019-09-19 05:16

Falling Demand for Architects a Warning Shot for Industry The American Institute of Architects said Wednesday that its monthly billings index, which measures the demand for design services, fell to its lowest point since May 2012....
2019-09-19 05:16

U.S. Dollar: Why Bulls May Soon Get Disappointed As early as Q1 2018, Elliott wave patterns in price charts of the U.S. Dollar Index told us to expect stronger dollar. Now, the waves are telling us to expect a major shift. See why in this video by our Chief Currency Strategist -- and be sure to joi...
2019-09-19 00:32

KfW: Germany’s source of cheap capital Germany is famous for its engineering and infamous for its banks – but how does a $4 trillion economy get by with only one battered global systemically important bank? And is the answer also the problem or an example to follow?...
2019-09-18 20:32

Euromoney and the IMF/World Bank: A special relationship For those that work on them, every edition of Euromoney is special. We try our utmost to reflect the issues of the moment, to delve into the intricacies of the global financial system and never forget that our duty is both to inform and to entertain....
2019-09-18 20:32

Need a Loan? Equifax Plans to Sell More Utility, Phone Records Equifax will soon give consumers the option to let lenders review their electric, phone and cable payment information, a move aimed at providing lenders more data to determine whether to approve loan applicants....
2019-09-18 20:00

Exchanges Vie With Ultrafast Traders for Mom-and-Pop Stock Orders Exchanges are challenging high-speed traders in the battle for mom-and-pop investors’ stock orders, looking to gain market share in the fiercely competitive business of U.S. equities trading....
2019-09-18 20:00

Justice Department Backs Opposition to New California Retirement Plan The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate California’s state retirement plan, taking aim at states sponsoring retirement savings plans for people who lack access to one at work....
2019-09-18 20:00

GM's Big Fight for Flexibility Following its bankruptcy and government bailout in 2009, General Motors is under intense pressure to show it can cruise through the next downturn without too much damage....
2019-09-18 20:00

Treasury Yields Fall Ahead of Fed Decision U.S. government bonds strengthened ahead of the Federal Reserve’s afternoon interest-rate decision, pushing yields lower for the third straight session....
2019-09-18 20:00

No McFunerals Please A study concludes that descriptive logos outperform simpler ones for companies trying to gain traction, except when it comes to describing something unpleasant....
2019-09-18 20:00

Fed Injects More Into Money Markets After Banks Bid Heavily for Funds The Federal Reserve Bank of New York saw huge demand from banks as they rushed to bid on the $75 billion on offer in a second day of intervention to ease a crunch in overnight funding markets....
2019-09-18 20:00

How democracy benefits Africa’s debt In Africa, the more democratic a country is, the higher its Euromoney Country Risk score, but as the continent’s ECR grade stalls, African countries are diverging – politically and economically....
2019-09-18 19:32

Market reform, Aramco IPO in focus as Saudi seeks to reassure investors Saudi Arabia is pressing on with capital markets reform and its planned IPO of Aramco in spite of drone attacks on its oil facilities that briefly spooked markets. Virginia Furness reports from Riyadh....
2019-09-18 19:32

The Philippines central bank: Is Duterte’s outsider a governor for the people? When the Philippines needed a new central bank governor earlier this year, no one expected the president to pick an outsider for the job. During his first months in office, Benjamin Diokno has promised – and started – to deliver measures to spur expa...
2019-09-18 17:00

Entering the era of intelligent payments Automation and artificial intelligence are transforming the payments industry into one of the most dynamic sectors of transaction banking. But there are still many teething problems in an industry that has been catapulted onto centre stage....
2019-09-18 17:00

Why India is as risky as it ever was Some uncomfortable conclusions arise from a close look at Euromoney’s country risk data for Asia since 1982. India’s opening has been rewarded with a dismal decline in its score, while the overthrow of local dictators doesn’t appear to do much for ec...
2019-09-18 17:00

How MAS propelled Singapore to the top of the class Singapore’s emergence as a global financial hub is no accident, and has not happened overnight. The key, according to Ravi Menon – the managing director of financial regulator the Monetary Authority of Singapore – is to plan well, act decisively and,...
2019-09-18 17:00

Netflix Pays for Serenity Now The media company has acquired five years of global streaming rights to NBC’s hit series “Seinfeld.” Is Netflix crazy, or is it so sane that you just blew your mind?...
2019-09-18 06:00

The Repo Market: What It Is, and Why Everyone Is Talking About It Again Traders are scrambling to discern what caused an unexpected rate spike in a vital but murky part of the financial system—the market for repurchase agreements, known as repo. Here’s an explainer....
2019-09-18 06:00

Raymond James Entities Settle With SEC for $15 Million Raymond James Financial has settled an order with the Securities and Exchange Commission over improperly charging fees and excess commissions and has agreed to pay the regulator $15 million....
2019-09-18 06:00

Banks Set to Win $40 Billion in Relief From Postcrisis Rule Banking agencies moved to ease a postcrisis rule that could free up nearly $40 billion for big global banks, the latest regulatory victory for Wall Street....
2019-09-18 06:00

Copper's Reversal Highlights Chinese Growth Fears Copper futures have fallen more than 2.5% in the first two sessions of the week, a sign that some investors are still uneasy about the U.S.-China trade war despite hopes for coming talks....
2019-09-18 06:00

Oil-Market Turbulence Whipsaws Junk Bonds Volatility in oil prices is whipsawing the U.S. high-yield bond market, with investors focusing on junk bonds of oil-and-natural gas companies. California Resources and Chesapeake Energy were the top-traded high-yield bond issuers....
2019-09-18 06:00

U.S. Stocks Rise as Oil Prices Slump U.S. stocks ticked up as oil prices retreated from a historic gain and investors looked ahead to an expected cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve....
2019-09-18 06:00

Spotting a "Tired" Look in the U.S. Long Bond Many observers of the U.S. government bond market expected "concerns about the global economy" to continue to "fuel" a persistent rally. Those economic worries are still making headlines, but something has happened with the rally in 30-year Treasurie...
2019-09-18 03:32

See Why This Key Stock Is at a "Very Precarious Juncture" Since the start of this bull market in 2009, the London Stock Exchange Group's stock has done very well: It's up 20x, thank you very much. It's also up almost 100% over the past year. So, why worry? Watch this free video for an eye-opening answer....
2019-09-18 03:32

FX: Last-look acceptance still boils down to caveat emptor It has just received a very public vote of no-confidence from non-bank liquidity providers, but concerns around transparency are yet to outweigh the perceived benefits of last look....
2019-09-17 22:48

Cboe Global Markets to Relocate Headquarters to Chicago's Landmark Old Post Office Building CHICAGO – September 17, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced plans to move its global headquarters in Chicago to the Old Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren Street....
2019-09-17 18:32

HSBC's Geopolitical Balancing Act When investors worry about geopolitical risk, they tend to think of oil producers or car makers exposed to tariff threats. One company that gets less attention than it should is HSBC....
2019-09-17 18:00

Bud Brewer Takes Another Shot at Asian IPO The world’s largest brewer is taking a second shot at listing its Asian business, seeking to raise up to $7.6 billion in Hong Kong, even as the city reels from a summer of protests and from trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
2019-09-17 18:00

Oil-Thirsty Asia Feels the Strain After Saudi Attack Effects from an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure this past weekend threatened to ripple across Asia, which has spent much of the past year increasing its reliance on crude exports from the kingdom....
2019-09-17 18:00

A New Central Bank Approach: Pay Banks to Lend If you think negative interest rates are weird, brace yourself: The European Central Bank is about to start lending to some banks at less than it pays them for putting money on deposit....
2019-09-17 18:00

Oil's Swings Reinforce Saudi Arabia's Key Role in Energy Markets The surge in oil prices after the attack on Saudi Arabian production facilities has reminded investors that the market is still largely driven by the world’s largest exporter, despite the flow of U.S. shale output onto the market....
2019-09-17 18:00

The places that finance forgot Countries fall off the global financial grid for a host of reasons: political obtuseness, lack of sovereign recognition, the departure of correspondent banking relationships, even Ebola. But we make a mistake if we think of these places as distant an...
2019-09-17 10:00

Oil Prices Log Historic Rally After Saudi Attack Oil prices logged one of their largest rallies ever, highlighting anxiety that weekend attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry could cause supply shortages and pose a new threat to the global economy....
2019-09-16 23:48

Prudential Pays $32.6 Million to Settle Probe of Mutual-Fund Business The company agreed to settle claims that it didn’t disclose how a reorganization of its mutual-fund business would cost the funds millions in lost interest income....
2019-09-16 23:48

European banks are ahead of the millennial zeitgeist Europe’s banking sector’s investment in fintech and ESG merits more confidence than their exposure to negative European Central Bank rates might suggest. On these counts, the US banks may be lagging....
2019-09-16 22:16

Saudi Officials Consider Delaying Aramco IPO After Attacks Saudi Arabian officials are discussing delaying Aramco’s initial public offering, after attacks on the company’s largest oil facilities sidelined more than half of the kingdom’s output, people familiar with the matter said....
2019-09-16 21:48

Ray-Ban Investors Should Look Beyond the Optics EssilorLuxottica’s top shareholder and activist investor Third Point are both building stakes in the eyewear giant, setting up a fresh governance battle....
2019-09-16 21:48

China Is Pitting the Yuan Against the Dollar. So Far, It's Not Going to Plan. The yuan has failed to rise in currency-trading rankings even as Beijing has promoted it as a core element of their international political engagement, and officials talk of positioning it as an alternative to the U.S. dollar for trade and finance....
2019-09-16 21:48

Inflation Bonds Lead Gains in U.S. Government Debt U.S. government bonds that offer investors protection against inflation rallied Monday, powered by concerns that a surge in oil prices would raise consumer prices after an attack on the heart of Saudi Arab’s oil industry....
2019-09-16 21:48

Mona Sinha on How Women Can Use Their Wealth to Do Good If you are uncomfortable with the word “philanthropist,” deal with the discomfort, says Mona Sinha. She tell host Veronica Dagher how women can share their wealth to change the world today and for generations to come in this Secrets of Wealthy Women ...
2019-09-16 21:48

Oil Prices Surge, but Ample Supply Eases Concerns The world is flush with excess oil, a factor that put a cap on the spike in crude prices following the attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. U.S. oil prices rose 15% Monday, their biggest gain since January 2009....
2019-09-16 21:48

Taiwan pushes hard – and late – into digital banking Despite being a global leader in IT and semiconductors, Taiwan has long been a digital laggard. The regulator has just issued the island’s first digital banking licences, but is it a simple case of ‘too late’ rather than ‘better late than never’?...
2019-09-16 18:48

Malaysia turns again to the indispensable Zeti After the challenges of Asian and global financial crises and the 1MDB scandal, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is back in the top echelons of Malaysian influence again. She tells Euromoney about her achievements as central bank governor – and what she knew and did...
2019-09-16 18:48

Banks Warm to Mortgage Bonds That Burned Them in 2008 Lenders all but gave up on packaging mortgages into securities and selling them after the financial crisis. But now banks like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are getting back in....
2019-09-16 16:00

Activists Bark Loudly With Smaller Bites The phenomenon of cantankerous shareholders staking their claim on very large companies with ever smaller interests has grown, but in many cases it isn’t clear if companies would have taken decisions on their own accord....
2019-09-16 16:00

High-Interest Online Bank Accounts Could Lose Some Shine Big banks bet that online savings accounts would help them bring in customers when rates were rising. Now that rates are falling, that growth may stall....
2019-09-16 16:00

Oil Prices Surge After Saudi Attack But Capped by Ample Supply The world is flush with excess oil, a factor that put a cap on the increase in crude prices following the attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry....
2019-09-16 16:00

Saudi Officials Consider Delaying Aramco IPO Saudi Arabian officials are discussing delaying Aramco’s initial public offering, after attacks on the company’s largest oil facilities sidelined more than half of the kingdom’s output, people familiar with the matter said....
2019-09-16 16:00

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle The bid by HKEX for the London Stock Exchange is bold and has scale on its side, but faces regulatory barriers – and the fact the LSE has a different idea of what an exchange should look like....
2019-09-16 12:32

Companies Slow to Move Away From Libor The world is moving toward a new short-term lending benchmark to replace the London interbank offered rate, but most companies surveyed said they weren’t sure they will be prepared for Libor’s demise in two years....
2019-09-16 05:48

Junk Debt Sends Early Warning Signals Warning signals are starting to flash in the market for junk debt, an indicator that investors are worried that companies with high debt loads could be at risk even if the U.S. economy avoids recession....
2019-09-16 05:48

Saudi Oil Attack Is the Big One The implications of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility may be substantial in both the short and the long run for the region and the global economy....
2019-09-16 05:48

Sorry Energy Consumers, Shale Won't Save You Booming U.S. oil production has altered the world energy landscape, in part because it is so nimble, but it can’t plug a hole of the size created by the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia....
2019-09-16 05:48

Resilient U.S. Growth Propels Stocks as Trade Fears Ease Investors are piling back into stocks and unwinding massive bets on haven assets, illustrating renewed faith that a resilient U.S. consumer can continue powering economic growth....
2019-09-16 05:48

Oil Prices Soar After Saudi Attack Crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure and announcement from President Trump that he has authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve....
2019-09-16 05:48

U.S. Stock Futures Retreat as Oil Prices Jump U.S. stock futures fell and haven assets like gold and the Japanese yen gained after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent crude prices surging....
2019-09-16 05:48

Saudi Oil Attack: This Is the Big One The implications of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility may be substantial in both the short and the long run for the region and the global economy....
2019-09-14 22:16

No One Wants to Hire the Fired Wells Fargo Branch Staffers Wells Fargo & Co. fired thousands of branch employees as it tried to deal with millions of potentially fake accounts—and now many of those former workers say they are effectively blacklisted from the banking industry....
2019-09-14 12:16

Stocks Extend Weekly Winning Streak U.S. stocks clinched a third consecutive week of gains and are sitting within a hair of their records, as moderating tensions between the U.S. and China eased fears about a potential recession....
2019-09-14 02:32

Keep Your Eyes Peeled: Triangles Are Everywhere! (NYSE: TSN) You've seen those moments on price charts. First, the price swings wide. Then it swings more narrowly. Then the sideways swings get smaller and smaller, until... boom! Prices spike....
2019-09-14 01:00

Cloudflare Jumps 19% in Market Debut Shares of Cloudflare surged 19% in its first day of trading, following a streak of technology upstarts’ IPOs to meet investors’ growing appetite for enterprise information-technology companies....
2019-09-13 22:32

Just Starting Out? Here's Money Advice From the Pros The Wall Street Journal asked five executives what their top financial tips are for young people starting out in their careers. Here’s what they said...
2019-09-13 21:32

Falling Yields Unleash Flood of Muni 'Century Bonds' State and local governments, along with universities, are joining companies in a dash to issue debt and lock in low rates, sometimes for up to 100 years....
2019-09-13 21:32

Hong Kong Protesters' New Target: City's Vaunted Subway System Hong Kong protesters accuse the city’s subway operator, 75%-owned by the local government, of aligning with the authorities—and have made the system a target of their anger....
2019-09-13 21:32

Oil's Weekly Drop Highlights Lingering Oversupply Fears Oil prices were on track for a roughly 2% weekly drop Friday, illustrating how fears of excess supply continue to keep crude prices down even as hopes for coming trade talks boost the outlook for the global economy....
2019-09-13 21:32

Stocks Edge Up on Trade Hopes, Stimulus U.S. stocks edged higher as trade tensions with China appeared to cool, putting major indexes on track for a third consecutive week of gains and within a hair of their records....
2019-09-13 21:32

London Stock Exchange Rejects Bid From Hong Kong Rival The U.K. exchange operator rejected a $36.6 billion bid from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saying it had “fundamental concerns” about the price and Hong Kong’s long-term future as a financial gateway....
2019-09-13 21:32

Popeyes Chicken Idea Could Come Home to Roost Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen sold out of its chicken sandwiches but suggested customers make their own by bringing their own buns and ordering a different menu item....
2019-09-13 21:32

SoftBank to Buy at Least $750 Million of WeWork Parent Shares in IPO SoftBank plans to buy at least $750 million of the shares in WeWork’s impending IPO, a move that could allow the office-sharing company to shore up an offering that has been plagued by tepid investor demand....
2019-09-13 21:32

Is Deutsche Bank drinking in the last chance saloon? As it presses ahead with restructuring, Deutsche will exit cast equities, cut back in rates and centre itself on a traditional corporate banking business. CEO Christian Sewing calls it the most radical transformation the bank has undertaken in decade...
2019-09-13 16:32

Clothes don’t cover Haiti’s problems The country’s poverty is in marked contrast to the relative affluence of its neighbours. It needs access to finance beyond disaster relief. But can banks make a business case for a nation in such poor repair?...
2019-09-13 09:00

The places finance forgot Countries fall off the global financial grid for a host of reasons: political obtuseness, lack of sovereign recognition, the departure of correspondent banking relationships, even Ebola. But we make a mistake if we think of these places as distant an...
2019-09-13 09:00

Kurdistan readies for post-ISIS future It’s not long ago that Kurdistan was on the brink of accessing the international markets. Then came ISIS, strained relations with Iraq and the challenge of being shackled to a state from which the population wants independence. Is Kurdistan ready to ...
2019-09-13 09:00

Laos’s past is its present In the landlocked nation, credit is in short supply and few have bank accounts. Foreign lenders, development banks, microfinance institutions and fintechs want to solve its woes – it’s just not clear that Laos wants them back....
2019-09-13 09:00

Liberia sees a second chance For many international investors, Liberia isn’t relevant. It offers little in terms of natural resource, while global banks find doing business there too risky and its young and poor population offers little commercial opportunity. Can China help tur...
2019-09-13 09:00

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache It is 11 years since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, and even now, only about half of the UN recognizes it as a free-standing sovereign state. That lack of international validation – not least the absence of a credit rating – is holding bac...
2019-09-13 09:00

Charles Li Linked Hong Kong and China but LSE Deal Could Be a Bridge Too Far Charles Li, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has built his career and company’s success on China. Now that could prove to be his biggest challenge....
2019-09-13 06:00

Mexico's Pemex Sells Bonds for $7.5 Billion in Refinancing Pemex said the refinancing operation is the largest in its history, and that all of the money will be used to refinance existing debt. It was the state oil company’s first foray into international capital markets this year....
2019-09-13 06:00

A Glaring Display of the Financial Crowd's "Madness" History provides glaring examples of financial "madness" among investors, including the South Sea Bubble of 1720. What does this have to do with 2019? These two charts help explain …...
2019-09-13 02:00

To Brexit, or Not to Brexit: Find Order in the Chaos The news out of the United Kingdom is almost as volatile as the markets. Yet if we step back, we can see some order in the disarray. Watch to discover how a socionomic perspective allows us to understand Britain's 2016 vote to leave the EU, the drama...
2019-09-13 02:00

Dow Industrials: "Fear to Complacency in a Blink" The character of the stock market can change rapidly. That's why it's important to stay on top of the unfolding Elliott wave pattern and other market indicators. For example, one key indicator has just undergone a "swift reversal," as this chart show...
2019-09-13 00:32

Charlotte on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Patrick Komorous, a utility-sales representative in Charlotte....
2019-09-12 23:32

Minneapolis on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Nathalie Blockhus, a financial resolution specialist in Minneapolis....
2019-09-12 23:32

Five Cities: Living on $50K a Year Recent graduates in entry-level jobs make an average of $51,347 annually. How far that goes depends a lot on where you live. Meet millennials living in Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, N.C., and Tucson, Ariz....
2019-09-12 23:32

Why Rate Cuts in Europe May Do More Harm Than Good The European Central Bank launched a fresh wave of loose-money policies to jolt its stubbornly low inflation rate. But many suspect its primary target was something else: the euro....
2019-09-12 23:32

OPEC Defers Decision on Oil Output Reduction OPEC and its oil-producing allies put off any talk of further output reductions, despite growing evidence of a mounting global supply glut and slowing demand growth for crude....
2019-09-12 23:32

Treasury to Sell $99 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department next week will auction $99 billion in securities, ranging from 13-week bills to 10-year Treasury inflation-protected securities....
2019-09-12 23:32

Stocks Climb After ECB Stimulus Package U.S. stocks closed higher after the European Central Bank unveiled a sweeping stimulus package and President Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports....
2019-09-12 23:32

U.K. Could Block Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange The U.K. government is unlikely to approve a potential $36.6 billion takeover of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by its Hong Kong rival because it forms too critical a part of the country’s financial infrastructure,....
2019-09-12 00:00

Small-Caps Extend Gains as Growth Worries Recede Small-cap stocks are regaining some of their shine as hopes for lower interest rates and optimism about coming trade talks have lifted sentiment about the economic outlook....
2019-09-12 00:00

U.S. Stocks Tick Higher As Tech Stocks Rally Rallying technology shares drove U.S. stock indexes higher, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to post its sixth consecutive session of gains....
2019-09-11 21:00

Gold Rises After Trump Tweet Gold prices rose Wednesday after President Trump renewed his call for lower interest rates, urging the Federal Reserve to cut borrowing costs below zero....
2019-09-11 21:00

Aramco IPO, Economic Slowdown to Weigh on OPEC Meeting OPEC and its oil-producing allies are under considerable pressure as fresh forecasts point to declining global demand growth for crude and a potential world-wide economic slowdown....
2019-09-11 18:32

Ex-KPMG Partner Gets a Year and a Day in 'Steal the Exam' Scandal A former high-ranking partner at KPMG was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his role in a scheme to steal confidential information to help the accounting firm perform better in its annual inspection by a regulator....
2019-09-11 18:32

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes $36.6 Billion Offer for London Rival A deal would unite two of the world’s major stock exchanges when both regions are under political pressure, with Hong Kong reeling from a summer of violent protests and London gripped by political paralysis....
2019-09-11 18:32

Global Currency Decline Bruises Investors Currencies around the world are tumbling to multiyear lows against the dollar, bruising investors’ portfolios and fanning the flames of a global trade war....
2019-09-11 15:16

Investor Hopes for Cheaper Money in Europe Dim Economists broadly expect the ECB to reduce its key deposit rate by at least 10 basis points. But expectations for the size of the monthly bond-purchase program that might also be announced have been eroding....
2019-09-11 15:16

PG&E Shouldn't Leave Its Heart in San Francisco The city’s offer for parts of the bankrupt utility wouldn’t solve much for PG&E, and California’s other residents have a lot to lose. San Francisco’s own power consumers should be wary as well....
2019-09-11 15:16

Biotech Firm Moves to Revive Hong Kong IPO Market Chinese company Shanghai Henlius Biotech kicked off what would be Hong Kong’s first sizable listing after a summer of unrest and stock-market weakness....
2019-09-11 15:16

Disputed Debt Hangs Over European Maestro of Private Bonds German financier Lars Windhorst’s debts highlight the murky world of private bonds in Europe, for which there are typically no credit ratings, little trading and scant regulation....
2019-09-11 15:16

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Launches Bid for London Rival Hong Kong’s stock exchange made an unsolicited $36.6 billion offer to acquire its London-based rival, a deal that would unite two of the world’s major trading hubs when both are under severe political pressure....
2019-09-11 15:16

Rush to Corporate Bonds Reflects Cautious Optimism A shift by some investors to corporate bonds from stocks indicates relative confidence in the ability to pay back debt despite slowing earnings growth....
2019-09-11 11:16

Oil Prices Sink After Trump Ousts John Bolton U.S. oil prices fell by about $1 a barrel when President Trump announced the resignation of national security adviser John Bolton, a policy hawk whose exit, analysts said, could lead to a greater global supply of crude....
2019-09-11 11:16

A Giant Bet Against Natural Gas Is Blowing Up Hedge funds and other money managers in August built up a big bet that natural gas prices would decline—their most bearish position in the futures market in over a decade—only to have prices shoot up 25%....
2019-09-11 11:16

Hunting for Cheap Stocks Is Back in Favor Over the past decade, value stocks have underperformed their growth counterparts in all but one year. But for the past two days, there has been a shift....
2019-09-11 11:16

Aramco Plans Two-Part Saudi Listing to Expedite IPO Saudi Arabia is planning a two-part listing of Aramco on its domestic stock market to ensure that the exchange can easily absorb what would be the kingdom’s largest initial public offering....
2019-09-11 11:16

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes $36.56 Billion Bid for London Stock Exchange The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said it has approached the London Stock Exchange with a $36.54 billion cash and share offer and plans to seek a recommendation from its board....
2019-09-11 11:16

Libor transition: Are markets ready for a $350 trillion white-knuckle ride? It is less than two and a half years until Libor, the benchmark on which trillions of dollars-worth of financial instruments are based, will disappear. That is a hopelessly ambitious timetable in which to complete what has been called the largest fin...
2019-09-11 04:00

Flo Rida vs. Lil Nas X: What Pop Music Tells You About Stocks What can you learn about the coming stock market trends by tracking popular music styles? A lot! Watch the co-editor of our monthly Financial Forecast examine pop music hits over time and show you the implications for investors....
2019-09-10 21:16

Chinese Yuan: 1 Month Ago vs. Today As you know, the Chinese yuan has been getting weaker vs the U.S. dollar. But is the Chinese government behind the weakness -- or something else? Watch our Asian-Pacific opportunities expert give you some unconventional answers....
2019-09-10 19:48

Dollar General: Seeing the Bullish Trend BEFORE Q2 "Crushed" It Dollar General's Q2 earnings report published Aug. 29th: Yet two weeks earlier, Trader's Classroom showed a bullish Elliott Wave set-up on DG's price chart. See it now in Chart of the Day....
2019-09-10 17:48

How (Not) to Track Copper Prices Using U.S.- China Trade Talks If you want to know where copper prices are headed, check the pulse of the U.S.-China trade war -- right? Well, that's what mainstream analysis tells you. But when copper prices topped in mid-July, and then bottomed on September 3, trade talks were a...
2019-09-09 20:32

Stocks Are Back Near Records, but Memories of 2018 Leave Investors Uneasy Stocks have raced higher to start September, but signs of faltering growth are keeping investors on edge as they navigate what historically has been a turbulent period for markets....
2019-09-09 18:48

Hong Kong Is Unique---China Needs It to Stay That Way Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has always been viewed with deep ambivalence in the ultra-capitalist city and Beijing alike, but maintaining the arrangement is paramount to the success of both....
2019-09-09 18:48

U.S. Government Bond Yields Extend Recent Climb The 10-year Treasury yield moved back above 1.6%, as hopes for a thaw in trade tensions put some distance between the closely watched benchmark and its record low of 1.366%....
2019-09-09 18:48

SEC Chairman Scolds Weak Anti-Corruption Enforcement Abroad Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Monday chided counterparts around the world for spotty enforcement of antibribery laws....
2019-09-09 18:48

One Wall Street Bank Thinks Boeing Can Rally to $500 Boeing shares haven’t yet recovered from the fallout stemming from the grounding of the 737 MAX. But they are worth taking a second look at, Morgan Stanley says....
2019-09-09 18:48

Stocks Edge Higher on Hopes for Rate Cuts U.S. stocks ticked higher as expectations of further interest-rate cuts from the Federal Reserve and other central banks continued to give major indexes a boost....
2019-09-09 18:48

Irish Banks Battered as Disorderly Brexit Looms Some of the stocks worst hit by Brexit uncertainty aren’t in the U.K.: They are Irish banks. The Republic of Ireland’s two largest lenders are among the worst-performing European banks this year....
2019-09-09 18:48

Media Stocks Struggle to Erase Earnings-Related Losses Meredith is trading near its lowest level in more than six years, and New York Times shares haven’t recovered since the company’s latest earnings report on Aug. 7. Both publishers face dimmer outlooks....
2019-09-09 18:48

ETFs With a Focus on Health-Care AI Robo Global Healthcare Technology & Innovation is one of several new funds betting that aging populations will spark a technological revolution in health care....
2019-09-09 06:16

Negative Bond Yields Bring Positive Returns U.S. investors are entering into complex strategies that generate a positive return even from negative-yielding debt. Currency hedges are a key driver....
2019-09-08 19:16

How Fannie and Freddie Have Changed Since the Crisis The two mortgage giants have quietly transformed in the decade since they were seized by the U.S. government during the depths of the financial crisis....
2019-09-08 19:16

Investors Notch Victory Over Fannie, Freddie Profits Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac notched a win in their yearslong challenge to the U.S. sweep of nearly all of the mortgage-finance giants’ profits....
2019-09-08 14:48

High Debt Levels Are Weighing on Economies A mountain of debt built up during the past decade has made some economies more fragile as global growth slows, adding to the challenges faced by central banks....
2019-09-08 14:48

New York Hits Out-of-Stater With Hefty Tax Bill Over Vacation Home Hedge-fund manager Nelson Obus liked to stay at his cottage in the Adirondacks during cross-country ski trips. He had no idea how expensive those vacations were until he heard from New York tax collectors....
2019-09-07 19:32

Baby Unicorns Are Doing a Bit Too Well Uber, Lyft and WeWork are stellar examples of what can happen when investors cram too much cash into a company ahead of an initial public offering. Zoom Video and CrowdStrike are proving to be the opposite....
2019-09-07 19:32

The Buck Starts Here: Accounting for Women's Spending Power Women’s growing economic power will radically alter the American marketplace, but what exactly the consumer landscape will look like and who will benefit are unclear....
2019-09-07 19:32

Flo Rider vs. Lil Nas X: What Pop Music Tells You About Stocks What can you learn about the coming stock market trends by tracking popular music styles? A lot! Watch the co-editor of our monthly Financial Forecast examine pop music hits over time and show you the implications for investors....
2019-09-07 03:32

Barbara Marcus on Being Ready for New Opportunities Barbara Marcus is a publishing veteran and the president of the children's division at Random House. She tells The Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how a powerful career in business and marketing prepared her for her latest chapter of success....
2019-09-07 03:32

Gold Sinks as Investors Grapple With Powell, Jobs Data Gold prices shuffled between gains and losses Friday, as investors digested U.S. employment data and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell....
2019-09-07 03:32

Fannie and Freddie Shares Slide on Reform Plan Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares fell more than 8%, a day after the U.S. Treasury released a blueprint to release the companies from government control that some investors found lacking in specifics....
2019-09-07 03:32

Buyout Firms Seek to Acquire Symantec for More Than $16 Billion Symantec has received interest from a pair of private-equity suitors seeking to buy the cybersecurity firm after it agreed to a sale of a big chunk of its business....
2019-09-07 03:32

Silver: This Indicator Reaches "Record Extreme" The price of silver has been surging, and many investors are jumping on board, including Wall Street professionals. Should you follow? Take a look at this indicator......
2019-09-06 21:32

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS): "I like this chart!" Did you know that for select opportunity alerts our Flash services put out, our Trader's Classroom editor, Jeffrey Kennedy, records a short video that explains the market setup?...
2019-09-06 19:32

Storm Clouds, Not Capital Ones, Ease for Reinsurers Hurricane Dorian’s shifting path away from Florida will be a relief to reinsurers, but the man-made phenomenon of ultralow interest rates still looms....
2019-09-06 19:00

Food Delivery Deal Comes With a Large Investor Pickle Many shareholders in Takeaway.com’s $6 billion bid for food-delivery service Just Eat are on both sides of the deal, creating a conflict of loyalties....
2019-09-06 19:00

Banks Want Reassurance on Payday-Type Loans Some lenders want to get back into the business of offering short-term, small-dollar loans to cash-strapped customers but are wary of running afoul of regulators....
2019-09-06 19:00

U.S. Junk Bonds With Negative Yields? Yes, Kind of Some investors are buying lower-rated corporate bonds that could lose them money even if their prices don’t decline. It is a sign of the hunt for yield in a low-interest-rate environment and their aversion to the very riskiest forms of debt....
2019-09-06 19:00

When New Investor-Protection Rules Come Up Short, States Step In A Nevada investor’s recent victory against her former Wells Fargo broker highlights the efforts by some states to enact tougher investor protections....
2019-09-06 19:00

U.S. Government Bonds Gain After Hiring Slows In August U.S. bond prices rose, with yields falling, after the Labor Department said the economy added fewer jobs than expected last month, raising new concerns about slowing growth....
2019-09-06 19:00

Knowing If You Can Stomach the Next Big Market Swing That quiz your financial adviser gave you isn’t really a good way of understanding your tolerance for risk. (And how would your adviser score on the same test?)...
2019-09-06 19:00

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher After Jobs Report U.S. stocks ticked higher after the August jobs report showed hiring slowed in a month racked by trade threats, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to cut interest rates again later this month....
2019-09-06 19:00

Don't Worry About the Job Market---Yet Friday’s employment report shows the job market is cooling. While that is probably no cause for alarm, there are risks investors should keep an eye on....
2019-09-06 19:00

How to Have the Inheritance Talk With Older Parents Ask Encore: Retirement columnist Glenn Ruffenach also answers a reader’s question about whether it’s wise to keep all your retirement assets in one fund company....
2019-09-06 19:00

S&P 500 vs. ASX 200: How to Time One Using the Other Market sentiment -- especially its extremes, bullish or bearish -- can give you important clues about the trend. But not all global markets have their own sentiment measures. What to do? Watch this video where our Global Market Perspective contributo...
2019-09-06 02:16

Trump Administration Aims to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac The Trump administration said it would support returning mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private hands, a development that could keep the companies at the center of the housing market for decades to come....
2019-09-06 01:48

Stocks to Watch: Slack, Palo Alto Networks, MongoDB, and More Slack Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, database-software provider MongoDB, software maker Smartsheet, Cloudera, and aerospace and defense company AeroVironment are among Thursday’s stocks to watch....
2019-09-05 21:00

Peloton Will Struggle to Be the Apple of Fitness The richly priced athletic-equipment company sells its tech experience along with the hardware. The model is like Apple, but more expensive and less useful....
2019-09-05 21:00

Hedge Fund Loses $1 Billion in One Month on Argentina Bet Hedge fund Autonomy Capital lost about $1 billion last month largely on investments tied to Argentina, making it one of the most prominent investors caught on the wrong side of market turmoil in that country....
2019-09-05 21:00

Precious Metals Enjoy Resurgence in Negative-Yield World Investors are piling into precious metals at the fastest clip in years, driven by a plunge in global bond yields that has fueled a search for assets that can hold their value during troubled times....
2019-09-05 21:00

Sharpie Makes Its Mark The kerfuffle over President Trump’s use of a weather map draws attention to the marker, but its manufacturer, Newell Brands, shouldn’t push its luck....
2019-09-05 21:00

Government Bonds Fall After U.S. and China Plan New Trade Talks Government-bond yields around the world climbed after signs of a thaw in trade relations between the U.S. and China and a series of reports showed signs of health in the U.S. economy....
2019-09-05 21:00

Stocks Rally on Plan for New Trade Talks U.S. stocks lurched higher after the U.S. and China said they would hold talks in Washington in October, reigniting hopes for an eventual trade truce. The Dow industrials jumped 400 points....
2019-09-05 21:00

Cboe Global Markets to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference September 10 CHICAGO – September 4, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Brian Schell, Executive Vice P...
2019-09-05 20:00

Cboe Global Markets Reports August 2019 Trading Volume CHICAGO – September 5, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today reported August monthly trading volume....
2019-09-05 20:00

30-Year Treasuries: "3rd of a 3rd" Vs. Now The price action of the 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds had been on a tear in mid-summer -- rising nearly every day. Now, a shift has taken place. Get our insights as you take a look at this chart......
2019-09-05 18:32

Europe's Bonds: Poster Child for "Irrational Herding" It's hard to believe but investors today still heard just like they did a 100 or 300 years ago. Watch our monthly Global Market Perspective contributor illustrate this point by showing you recent activity in the European bond markets....
2019-09-05 18:32

Starbucks Is Cooling Off in Bad Sign for Corporate Profits Starbucks served up a weak outlook to shareholders for next fiscal year’s earnings, adding to an increasingly hazy view around corporate-profit growth beyond 2019....
2019-09-05 03:32

U.S. Stocks Rise After Global Rally The S&P 500 closed at its highest level in nearly four weeks amid political developments around the world that countered a set of weak economic data....
2019-09-05 03:32

Options Clearing Corp. to Pay $20 Million to SEC, CFTC The central clearinghouse serving as a backstop for trades in the options market has agreed to pay a $20 million fine and strengthen its compliance programs to settle U.S. regulatory investigations....
2019-09-05 03:32

ROKU Hits New Record! When Did You Get on This "Runaway Train"? With Roku, Inc. shares soaring 370% in 2019 to become the world's #1 TV streaming service, one analyst dubbed the company a "runaway train" on August 8. Here's what helped our Trader's Classroom subscribers get on this "train" back in May....
2019-09-04 22:32

An All-American Pickup Fight Is Revving Up So far, Tesla’s efforts to disrupt the auto industry have caused more trouble in the luxury-sedan hub of Germany than in Detroit. But that is starting to change....
2019-09-04 15:16

JPMorgan to Add China to Bond Indexes JPMorgan Chase plans to add Chinese government debt to its widely followed indexes, marking the latest stamp of foreign approval for the country’s assets and one that is likely to draw yet more money from abroad....
2019-09-04 15:16

How U.S. Banks Took Over the World A decade after fueling a crisis that nearly brought down the global financial system, America’s banks are ruling it, earning the majority of global investment-banking fees, merger fees and stock commissions last year....
2019-09-04 15:16

Carbon-Emissions Credits Slide Over Brexit Fears The price of carbon-emissions credits has slid sharply in recent weeks as traders worry that a deluge of U.K. credits could flood the market in anticipation of a disruptive Brexit....
2019-09-04 15:16

U.S. Stock Futures Rise Amid Global Rally U.S. stock futures were higher following strong gains for global stocks amid political developments around the world that countered a set of weak economic data....
2019-09-04 15:16

The Dividend Yield Delusion The S&P 500’s dividend yield is now above the yields of the longest-term U.S. government bonds. This is a historical rarity, but one which sadly offers little useful information to investors....
2019-09-04 15:16

Another Recession Sign to Ignore at Your Peril A worrying signal from the ISM Manufacturing Survey follows an inversion of the yield curve, and it no longer makes sense to keep explaining such signs away....
2019-09-04 06:48

Goldman's Coder-in-Chief Ditches Wall Street for California Sunshine Martin Chavez is retiring from Goldman Sachs, where he was the face of a new breed of engineers ruling Wall Street and one of its most senior openly gay executives....
2019-09-04 06:48

Dorian Is Exposing an Insurance Gap in the Bahamas The vast majority of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian to the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries is unlikely to be covered by insurance, which could slow recovery in the region....
2019-09-04 06:48

Trade Impasse Sends Oil Prices Lower Oil prices dropped Tuesday as concerns mounted over the China-U.S. trade impasse and as Hurricane Dorian rumbled along a path that should keep it from disrupting production in the Gulf of Mexico....
2019-09-04 06:48

U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data U.S. stocks and bond yields slumped as fresh data showed that the manufacturing sector contracted in August, adding to worries about the global economy and impact of trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
2019-09-04 06:48

Deere Sells 30-Year Corporate Bonds at Record Low Yields On a busy day for corporate bond issuance, Deere sold 30-year bonds at an initial yield of 2.877%. That broke the previous record of 3.197% that Walt Disney had set when it sold 30-year bonds in July 2016....
2019-09-04 06:48

Dollar Index Climbs to Two-Year High The dollar reached its strongest level in over two years as the gloomy outlook for global growth, rising U.S.-China trade tensions and political turmoil in Europe weighed on major currencies world-wide....
2019-09-04 06:48

Van Eck, SolidX to Offer Limited Version of Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund Crypto enthusiasts have been trying without much success to get regulatory approval for funds to bring bitcoin to investors. Two firms plan to use a workaround....
2019-09-03 17:32

China's Yuan Drops to Fresh 11-Year Low China’s yuan weakened further, at one point nearing 7.2 to the dollar, less than a month after Beijing let the currency pass a threshold it had previously defended....
2019-09-03 17:32

Chinese Steel Slowdown Slams Iron-Ore Prices Iron-ore prices posted their biggest one-month fall in almost eight years as China’s huge steel engine cools and global shipments of the commodity rise....
2019-09-03 17:32

Troubled Pot Industry Shows Its Pick-and-Shovel Trades Investment legend has it that the best money in the California gold rush was made selling picks and shovels. Fertilizer and real estate are equivalent bets on the volatile pot boom....
2019-09-03 17:32

A Flawed Cap-and-Trade Plan for Water Could Come to U.S. An attempt in Australia to apply market discipline to the water supply has drawn criticism for failing to anticipate hoarding and theft. The approach is being considered in several western U.S. states....
2019-09-03 17:32

Want to Save the Environment? Buy Oil Stocks Should green activists finance big oil corporations and anti-gun organizations lend money to arms manufacturers? As crazy as it sounds, financial theory provides a logically sound argument for why they ought to do just that....
2019-09-03 17:32

Thinning Liquidity Adds to Headaches for Traders The problem of thinning liquidity is complicating the trading of assets from stocks and bonds to currencies and derivatives, potentially exaggerating big moves across markets....
2019-09-03 17:32

U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data U.S. stocks and bond yields slumped as fresh data showed that the manufacturing sector contracted in August, adding to worries about the global economy and impact of trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
2019-09-03 17:32

Martin Chavez, Goldman Sachs's Coder-in-Chief, to Retire Martin Chavez is retiring from Goldman Sachs Group, where he was the face of a new breed of engineers ruling Wall Street and one of its most senior openly gay executives....
2019-09-03 17:32

Trade finance and blockchain: now is the time for a network of networks A lack of regulation and standardization creates opportunities for businesses that can create a one-stop shop for all blockchain trade finance needs. So who is doing it?...
2019-09-03 17:32

China's Yuan Drops to Weakest Level in More Than a Decade China’s yuan weakened further, at one point nearing 7.2 to the dollar, less than a month after Beijing let the currency pass a threshold it had previously defended....
2019-09-03 08:00

Pay-Access Apps Face Regulatory Test A growing industry of financial apps that allow workers to access payday funds early is drawing scrutiny from regulators to prove they are different from payday lenders....
2019-09-02 23:00

Regulator Wields First IPO Veto on China's New Tech Board China’s market regulator vetoed a proposed share listing, faulting the accounting in an application that had already been approved by the country’s biggest stock exchange....
2019-09-02 23:00

One Obscure Reason for August's Big Bond Rally: Negative Convexity Analysts trying to make sense of the steep slide in bond yields around the world in August are pointing fingers at many things, including the phenomenon of hedging against negative convexity in the mortgage market....
2019-09-02 23:00

The Market Forces That Propelled a Massive Rally in Long Bonds Long-term bonds have been on a tear in recent weeks with yields tumbling more rapidly than almost any other time in the past decade. But the recession signals flashed by these moves may have been exaggerated....
2019-09-02 23:00

Ailing Chinese Bank Stops Paying Coupons on CoCo Bonds Bank of Jinzhou said it would skip a year’s worth of interest payments to international bondholders, days after reporting that losses and problem loans had soared....
2019-09-02 23:00

Women's Other Economic Gap: Financial Acumen Women are more likely to leave long-term decisions about money to their spouses, hurting their progress in financial literacy and their financial position later in life....
2019-09-02 23:00

Argentine Peso Strengthens Against Dollar After Currency Controls Introduced The Argentine peso gained against the dollar after the government announced measures on Sunday to try to slow an outflow of the currency amid a crisis of confidence....
2019-09-02 23:00

China's Red-Hot Tobacco Stock is Cooling Cigarette sales are holding up better in China than in many markets, but that’s no reason for investors to continue to puff on Hong Kong-listed China Tobacco International....
2019-09-02 04:16

Bank of Jinzhou Posts Net Loss After Filing Delay Hong Kong-listed lender Bank of Jinzhou reported a net loss, citing increased bad loans and a change of accounting measures that have more-stringent requirements on loan impairment....
2019-09-01 04:16

The Horsemen Stalking the Korean Stock Market South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made a public display of personal support for Korean companies, but investors would be unwise to follow his example....
2019-09-01 04:16

Markets Show Resilience in Topsy-Turvy August Stocks capped off a volatile August down only slightly for the month and near recent records, the latest example of the bull market’s stability despite global threats....
2019-09-01 04:16

How Women Can Confidently Speak Up for What They Want Some women struggle with confidence, and this has real implications for their career advancement and pay. But confidence is a learned skill, according to a panel of confidence and communication experts on WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast with V...
2019-08-31 10:00

Euro Tumbles to Two-Year Low After Weak Economic Data The euro fell to a two-year low Friday as some investors bet that lackluster economic data will force the ECB to further ease monetary policy next month....
2019-08-31 10:00

New Mexico Attorney General Says State Should Reclaim Parts of Jeffrey Epstein Ranch New Mexico’s attorney general said Jeffrey Epstein got a “sweetheart deal” on leases of state land that are part of the ranch he owned—and has recommended that the leases be canceled and the land given to a local ranching family....
2019-08-30 18:32

The Little Differences Between 401(k)s and IRAs Can Cost Big Individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans share many features in common, but they also have subtle differences. Not knowing the nuances can raise a tax bill—sometimes by a lot....
2019-08-30 18:32

The Bear Case Against Amazon Wall Street’s optimism about the internet juggernaut suggests that a lot of good news is already priced into Amazon’s stock. As the company’s challenges mount, it might not take much bad news to disappoint investors....
2019-08-30 18:32

How ETFs Swallowed the Stock Market ETFs have excelled at grabbing trading, with far more trading now in several of the big ETFs than in the largest members of the indexes to which they are linked....
2019-08-30 18:32

Cheap Gas Revs Up Consumers, Boding Well for U.S. Economy Drivers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend will enjoy the cheapest gasoline prices in three years, a boon to consumers as fears of recession buffet Wall Street....
2019-08-30 18:32

Campbell Turnaround Needs Time to Simmer Campbell shares rallied on early signs of a turnaround, but the stock is up sharply this year and investors should now await more evidence of improvement....
2019-08-30 18:32

Would Warren Buffett Buy Greenland? As far as we know, President Trump hasn’t contacted Warren Buffett on the question of what price he should put on Greenland, much less negotiating tips. But one of Mr. Buffett’s earliest letters to investors has an interesting way to think about such...
2019-08-30 18:32

A Tokyo Listing for Aramco Highlights Japan's Less-Stringent Disclosure Rules A Tokyo listing by Saudi Arabia’s Aramco would boost Japan’s effort to re-establish itself as a global financial center, but it could also highlight areas in which the country has laxer disclosure standards....
2019-08-30 18:32

Risky Seller Financing Flourishes Where Homes Are Cheapest Buyers of inexpensive homes are often shut out of the mortgage market, forcing them to rely on a type of seller financing that is prone to abuse, a recent study found....
2019-08-30 18:32

U.S. Stocks Waver to End a Volatile Month U.S. stocks relinquished most of their early-morning advance to cap off a volatile month but remained on track to notch their biggest weekly gains since June....
2019-08-30 18:32

UBS Nabs Top Ex-Credit Suisse Banker UBS has hired Iqbal Khan, the former wealth-management head of Swiss rival Credit Suisse, as part of a broad reshuffle that creates a fresh lineup of potential internal successors to Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti....
2019-08-29 22:00

Few Sectors Escape August's Stock-Market Selloff The S&P 500 is on pace for its worst August in four years, as investors fled sectors they consider vulnerable to the increasing antagonism between the U.S. and China. The broad index is down nearly 2% for the month....
2019-08-29 22:00

Treasury Proposes Guidance Clarifying Tax Consequences of Libor Transition The Treasury issued proposed guidance Wednesday clarifying the tax consequences of eliminating the London interbank offered rate, a move that could help ease the transition to a new reference rate....
2019-08-29 22:00

TD Bank Group's Profit Lifted by U.S. Retail Operations Toronto-Dominion Bank Group’s quarterly profit rose more than 4% from a year earlier, driven largely by higher loan and deposit volumes in its U.S. retail operations....
2019-08-29 15:48

Foreign Investors Pile Into U.S. Stocks and Bonds In a global market dominated by negative-yielding debt, foreign investors say they see American assets as a haven, piling into U.S. stocks and bonds at the fastest pace in about a year....
2019-08-29 15:48

Aramco Plans Split IPO, Shunning London, Hong Kong Saudi Aramco is considering a plan to split the world’s largest IPO into two stages, debuting a portion of its shares on the Saudi stock exchange later this year, and following up with an international offering in 2020 or 2021....
2019-08-29 15:48

Gold Fever: Just How Hot? "Gold fever" was running high prior to the yellow metal's all-time high in September 2011. Now, gold fever is back. Learn how today's sentiment toward gold compares with 2011 -- and, what it may mean......
2019-08-29 06:16

Boaz Weinstein Spars With BlackRock and Neuberger Boaz Weinstein’s New York hedge fund Saba Capital is embroiled in separate fights with BlackRock and Neuberger as well as a major law firm over the obscure mechanics of closed-end fund boards....
2019-08-29 06:16

Jeffrey Epstein's Road Through Wall Street Was a Bumpy One Jeffrey Epstein worked closely with some of the world’s largest investment banks, but he cut a course that was marked by disagreements, lawsuits and acrimony....
2019-08-29 00:48

Stocks to Watch: Dycom, Coty, Hewlett Packard and More Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, after it raised its full-year earnings guidance, and Dycom, Tiffany, Coty and Autodesk....
2019-08-29 00:48

A Brexit Showdown Could Be What Investors Need British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reduce the time that U.K. lawmakers will have to block a no-deal Brexit, and investors are scared. But they should probably welcome signs of a final showdown....
2019-08-29 00:48

Mozambique and Bondholders Near $900 Million Restructuring Mozambique is close to completing an exchange of its so-called tuna bonds into new debt, an important step toward renewing its access to international markets after a three-year hiatus....
2019-08-29 00:48

U.S. Stocks Climb in Quiet Session U.S. stocks climbed, lifted by advances in shares of everything from retailers to technology firms. Major indexes flitted between small gains and losses throughout the morning, then bounced higher, ultimately pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
2019-08-29 00:48

A Crypto Miner Cuts Costs and Rides Bitcoin's Price Rise Hut 8 Mining, a Canadian firm that deals in bitcoin, has returned to profitability, offering a unique look at the impact of the recent rally in the cryptocurrency....
2019-08-29 00:48

Few Places to Hide When Markets All Move Together Seemingly unrelated areas of the market are trading in the same direction more frequently than normal, a trend that some investors say is contributing to recent volatility and could drive more fluctuations in the future....
2019-08-29 00:48

How NOT to Panic When Looking at a New Price Chart You ever find yourself staring at a price chart and not knowing how to read it? It's easy to feel a little panicked at moments like that. In fact, says, the editor of our Trader's Classroom Jeffrey Kennedy, he used to feel that way almost all the ti...
2019-08-28 20:16

How to Tell a Market's Trend at a Glance Most methods of technical analysis, including Elliott waves, are visual. To gauge the trend, you LOOK at prices and how they relate to your chosen indicators. But there is an even simpler way. Watch the editor of our Interest Rates Pro Service show y...
2019-08-28 18:48

Treasurers need to move out of risk-management comfort zone Cash flow at risk and earnings at risk can help ensure FX risks are reported correctly, but treasurers need to do more to convince senior management to move away from tried and trusted methods that are no longer fit for purpose....
2019-08-28 15:16

Jeffrey Epstein's Road Through Wall Street a Bumpy One Jeffrey Epstein worked closely with some of the world’s largest investment banks, but he cut a course that was marked by disagreements, lawsuits and acrimony....
2019-08-28 12:32

Global Stocks Slip, Pound Falls on Brexit Fears Global stocks were broadly lower amid persistent economic and trade fears, and the British pound fell after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspended Parliament....
2019-08-28 12:32

Investors Betting Against the British Pound Fear a Reversal Some investors are betting that the biggest risk to the British pound isn’t that the turmoil around Brexit causes it to plunge further against the dollar, but that it stages an unexpected rally....
2019-08-28 09:00

Trump's Ethanol Promises Come Due The Corn Belt carries a lot of weight in Washington—especially at the moment. That is coming in handy for ethanol companies that have lost some recent rounds to the fossil fuel sector....
2019-08-28 09:00

Oil Investors Turn Focus to Inventories as Demand Fears Linger As a rocky August in financial markets wraps up, energy investors are looking ahead to Wednesday figures on U.S. oil stockpiles that could impact expectations for excess supply moving forward....
2019-08-28 09:00

Glut in Natural Gas Goes Global More shale gas than ever is leaving U.S. shores. Unfortunately for the country’s beleaguered natural-gas producers, global prices for the fuel have never been lower....
2019-08-28 09:00

U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Worries U.S. stocks fell and bond yields slipped again, as guarded investors hedged their bets on whether the U.S. and China are working toward de-escalating their trade spat....
2019-08-28 09:00

Cboe Was a Winner From Recent Market Turmoil Investors have turned to products from Cboe Global Markets to bet on volatility as markets have grown rockier. Shares of the exchange operator, which is known for Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” have rallied 23% this year, outpacing its peers....
2019-08-28 09:00

4 Tools to help You Spot Stock Market Tops Could you have spotted the August reversal in stocks -- before it happened? Only the hindsight is 20/20, of course -- but even so, there are tools you can employ to spot trend reversals with high confidence....
2019-08-28 08:32

U.S. Stocks: See What Can Happen After Volume Contracts The DJIA's trading volume has just done something that rarely happens. Indeed, it's only the third time it's occurred since 1987. If you're not a subscriber, you can find out exactly what this suggests for stocks in the immediate weeks ahead via "U.S...
2019-08-28 08:32

Disney Tries to Lock Down Fans for Streaming War With Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and the 20th Century Fox library under its wing, Walt Disney owns some of the most powerful entertainment properties in the business. That gives it one of the most powerful fan bases—the kind of people most likely to loc...
2019-08-27 08:48

It Is Too Early for Pharma Investors to Cheer Opioid Verdict Hold the celebration: The opioid litigation cloud hanging over drug stocks won’t clear up soon, despite an Oklahoma judge’s ruling that Johnson & Johnson is liable for fueling the opioid crisis....
2019-08-27 08:48

Hong Kong Protests: Why It's a "BUY" Signal Protests in Hong Kong have now entered their 2nd month. The mainstream investment world is worried. Is it time to sell the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite? For a different take, watch this Bloomberg TV interview with our Asian-Pacific Opportunities ...
2019-08-27 02:32

Hong Kong's Dollar Peg: How It Works and Why It's In Question Hong Kong’s standing as a financial center rests partly on its decadeslong currency peg to the U.S. dollar. But street protests, trade tensions and a looming recession have pressured the Hong Kong dollar, and some investors are preparing for a ruptur...
2019-08-26 21:00

Big Tech Shares Lose Their Luster Owning shares of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet has given investors little upside over the past 12 months, depriving the long-running bull market of one of its biggest drivers....
2019-08-26 21:00

Soaring Student Debt Opens Door to Relief Scams Soaring student debt has been fertile ground for companies that promise to help stretched borrowers by navigating a maze of federal programs. But some services are outright scams and others make promises that are illegal....
2019-08-26 21:00

Shares of Pitney Bowes Gain on Sale of Software Business Shares of Pitney Bowes rose after the shipping-services company said it struck a deal to sell its software business, part of a broader move to slim down its portfolio....
2019-08-26 21:00

Amgen Shows Price Is Still Right for Blockbuster Drug Deals Amgen’s $13.4 billion purchase of anti-inflammatory drug Otezla from Celgene is the second recent signal that drugs executives are still willing to pay top dollar for high-quality assets....
2019-08-26 21:00

Indian Sugar Glut Pushes Prices Close to Decade Lows August has been a bitter month for sugar traders as a potential surfeit of Indian exports, the strong dollar and a slowing world economy combined to push prices toward their lowest level in a decade....
2019-08-26 21:00

Treasury Yields Rebound on Trump's China Comments U.S. government-bond yields whipsawed, dropping early in the session before recovering after comments by President Trump about a possible easing in trade tensions with China....
2019-08-26 21:00

Maysoon Zayid on Debt and Ambition Comedian and actress Maysoon Zayid explains how she dealt with $25,000 in credit-card debt—and persevered in the face of limits others put on her —in WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast....
2019-08-26 21:00

U.S. Stocks Gain as Trump Says China Wants a Deal U.S. stocks rose after President Trump said China wants to strike a trade deal, signaling a potential de-escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies....
2019-08-26 21:00

Latest Stock Volatility Adds to August Turbulence Stocks enter the final week of the month coming off one of their rockiest stretches of 2019, the latest example of tariff-induced volatility that has some investors bracing for more fluctuation....
2019-08-25 22:32

The Bond Market Is Wrong. Inflation Will Return, Someday. To believe inflation will stay very low for a very long time requires believing both that central banks are running on empty and that governments won’t offer fiscal help to counter a downturn. The first has a kernel of truth, but central bankers are ...
2019-08-25 22:32

Hedge Funds Wager China's HNA Will Look After Foreign Investors Hedge funds have made quick profits on debt tied to HNA Group, even as the airlines-to-hotels conglomerate has scaled back internationally and fallen behind on other obligations....
2019-08-25 15:00

Deutsche Bank and UBS Explored European Banking Alliance Deutsche Bank and UBS had talks as recently as mid-June to form an unusual alliance of investment-banking operations, according to people familiar with the discussions....
2019-08-25 15:00

China's Central Bank Unveils New Mortgage Loan Policy China’s central bank adjusted interest-rate mechanisms Sunday for the second time this month, this time focused on mortgage loans, in what it said was a bid to price them closer to market rates but also in ways that might avoid further inflating prop...
2019-08-25 15:00

Clients Want to Work With Female Advisers, and Firms Are Taking Notice Financial advisory firms have seen an increase in requests from prospective clients who want to work with female financial advisers. However, women are still a minority in the wealth-management business....
2019-08-25 00:16

Beyond Meat Investors Will Choke on Their Optimism Investors in the maker of pea-based burgers will almost certainly be disappointed, due to absurd growth expectations that ignore the realities of an economic downturn....
2019-08-23 23:00

The Apple Card: Leave Home Without It Sleek white with a titanium base and laser-etched with your name, the Apple Card might just be more precious than anything you actually purchase with it....
2019-08-23 23:00

Not All Energy Stocks Are Depressed Diamondback Energy shares are up nearly 4% this year, compared with a 20% loss at an exchange-traded fund tracking oil and gas producers, as the company’s low-cost strategy pays dividends....
2019-08-23 23:00

VMware Goes Beyond Dell Family Matters With its stock price being beaten down, software maker VMware will have to show it can juggle two complex acquisitions and while still managing some tricky Dell family relationships....
2019-08-23 23:00

Oil Slides as Latest China Tariffs Reignite Demand Fears Oil prices fell after China said it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of additional U.S. products including crude imports and President Trump said he would respond, the latest trade developments that investors fear could crimp fuel consumptio...
2019-08-23 23:00

Stocks, Bond Yields Fall on Trade Tensions The Dow closed more than 600 points lower after China said it would impose retaliatory tariffs and President Trump vowed to respond. Treasury yields also sank, as did commodities markets that are sensitive to the two countries’ trade battle....
2019-08-23 23:00

U.S. Treasury Prices Climb Amid Trade Turmoil U.S. government bond prices surged—pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to its lowest level since August 2016—as investors flocked to safer assets in response to a further escalation of the U.S.-China trade conflict....
2019-08-23 23:00

La-Z-Boy Shares Aren't Taking a Break In a stumbling stock market, La-Z-Boy shares are up 17% so far this year, outpacing the broader market as well as the broader retail segment. The latest boosts for the stock were some upbeat results, announced this week...
2019-08-23 23:00

South Korea Feels the Trade War Burn South Korean stocks are among the world’s worst performers this year, as its export-focused companies grapple with not one, but two trade fights and slowing global growth....
2019-08-23 23:00

Liquidity-hunting algos the next big thing in FX NDFs Other players are expected to follow Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas in introducing algos designed to source both internal and external liquidity for FX NDFs, despite limited liquidity in many non-deliverable currencies....
2019-08-23 15:32

Hunter Harrison's Train Overhaul Starts Running Out of Steam Precision-scheduled railroading, the industrywide system to boost efficiency pioneered by the late Hunter Harrison, led to widespread improvements in recent years. But the momentum from that shift is now fading....
2019-08-23 13:00

Seoul Cycle: Korea Feels the Trade War Burn South Korean stocks are among the world’s worst performers this year, as its export-focused companies grapple with not one, but two trade fights and slowing global growth....
2019-08-23 13:00

Some Coca-Cola Stocks Fizz More Than Others Coca-Cola is supposed to have the same flavor everywhere, but that’s not the case for Coca-Cola stocks. Some of the soda giant’s bottling partners offer fizzier growth than others....
2019-08-23 13:00

Global Stocks Rise, With All Eyes on the Fed Stocks climbed on hopes of clear signals of interest-rate cuts ahead of a closely watched speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day....
2019-08-23 13:00

How Badly Will the Hong Kong Protests Shake Global Stock Markets? Unrest continues in Hong Kong. China’s paramilitary forces are massing near the border. What if there’s more violence? Or an authoritarian invasion? Or a peaceful resolution? Investors all over the world want to know how much impact the Hong Kong cha...
2019-08-23 04:16

Don't Overthink Overstock.com It is probably a good thing that Patrick Byrne has resigned as chief executive of Overstock.com. That doesn’t mean investors should rush into the stock....
2019-08-23 01:48

U.S. Government Bonds Send Warning About Slowing Growth U.S. government bonds sent a fresh warning about the economy Thursday after a report showed that manufacturing activity slowed this month to the lowest in almost 10 years. That data led the yield on the 10-year note to fall below the yield on the two...
2019-08-23 01:48

Copper Nears Multiyear Low as Economic Worries Grow The price of copper dropped to within striking distance of a fresh multiyear low as weak U.S. manufacturing data added to concern over the health of the global economy....
2019-08-23 01:48

August Data Heighten Pressure on Industrial Stocks One of the hardest-hit areas of the stock market in recent months is under fresh pressure after a series of reports showed the manufacturing sector in decline....
2019-08-23 01:48

Will Argentina’s economy do the dead cat bounce? Argentina is about to default; again. It will be the ninth time in the past 200 years, and the Latin American sovereign is about to test its ability to survive beyond the ascribed mortality of cats....
2019-08-22 16:48

U.S. Stocks Open Higher U.S. stocks advanced, with investors monitoring the Jackson Hole symposium where central bank leaders from across the globe are meeting to discuss issues facing world economies....
2019-08-22 16:48

August Data Could Prove Ominous for Lagging Industrial Stocks One of the hardest-hit areas of the stock market in recent months faces a fresh test Thursday when a series of reports on the manufacturing industry are released....
2019-08-22 15:32

U.S. Stocks Set to Open Higher U.S. stock futures ticked higher as investors awaited the start of an annual conference in Jackson Hole, where central bank leaders will meet to discuss issues facing the global economy....
2019-08-22 15:32

Home-Builder Stocks Soar Past S&P 500 Home-builder shares are fast approaching their highs for the year, moving past steep 2018 losses because of a combination of falling mortgage rates and firming housing data....
2019-08-22 14:00

Yields Plumb New Lows, but 'Century Bonds' Remain Scarce Bond yields in many countries have fallen to record lows this summer. Yet few governments have responded as many bankers and investors say they should, by locking in ultralow rates for decades....
2019-08-22 14:00

Facebook's Libra Bets It Can Bank the Unbanked Facebook has an ambitious goal for its proposed cryptocurrency, Libra: to bring financial services to the hundreds of millions of people world-wide who don’t use banks or other traditional institutions. The cryptocurrency sector has for years tried t...
2019-08-22 14:00

Stocks Drift Lower as Economic Concerns Persist Global stocks slipped as better-than-expected economic data in Europe failed to ease recession concerns and investors awaited minutes from the European Central Bank for hints about its stimulus plans....
2019-08-22 14:00

Traders Bet on Falling Volatility Stock volatility has receded in recent days, and some investors have bet the tranquility will persist. Leveraged funds like hedge funds recently increased bearish wagers on futures linked to the Cboe Volatility Index, a measure of market turbulence, ...
2019-08-22 09:00

Mortgage Market Reopens to Risky Borrowers More than a decade after the financial crisis, home buyers with low credit scores or high debt levels as well as those lacking traditional employment are finding it easier to obtain credit....
2019-08-22 09:00

Slowing Buybacks Remove Pillar of Stock Market U.S. corporations are repurchasing their own shares at the slowest pace in 18 months, a potential sign of more volatility as the buyback bonanza from the corporate tax overhaul wanes....
2019-08-22 09:00

Goldman Pursues Majority Stake in Chinese Venture Goldman Sachs has applied with Chinese regulators to take a majority stake in an investment-banking joint venture, the most recent move by a foreign company to tap the nation’s vast financial sector....
2019-08-22 09:00

Some Firms Say to Hold Out for an Emerging-Market Rebound Shares of stocks from India to Russia to South Africa have slid, pulling the MSCI Emerging Markets Index down 5.5% for the month. Some investors though say a rally may be near....
2019-08-22 09:00

Royal Bank of Canada's Profit Increases Royal Bank of Canada’s profit increased in its fiscal third quarter as net interest income rose by almost 10%, but the bank’s chief executive said the lender would conserve capital and avoid acquisitions due to global economic uncertainty....
2019-08-22 09:00

Silver Rally Cools as Market Rebound Limits Haven Buying Prices of silver edged lower, pausing a recent rally as investors looked ahead to the release of Fed minutes and a Friday speech by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell....
2019-08-22 09:00

Germany for First Time Sells 30-Year Bonds With Negative Yields In an unprecedented move, Germany sold 30-year bonds at a negative yield, as investors desperate for safe assets bet that further falls in yields will boost the value of the bonds in the future....
2019-08-22 09:00

Strong Demand for Bank Bonds Allays Fears From Sinking Shares The relatively strong performance of bank bonds is sending an encouraging signal at a time when financial stocks are under pressure from recession fears....
2019-08-22 09:00

As the Fed Frets, Retailers Rake in Sales Before Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell puts the finishing touches on a speech he is delivering this week, maybe he should take some time to listen to a playback of Target’s earnings conference call....
2019-08-22 09:00

AUD/USD: Has Aussie Dollar Found a Bottom? The question in the title is an important one for a lot of forex traders today who are watching AUD/USD. Besides, any major move in this pair will have implications for other U.S. dollar pairs, too. You can get answers now in this new 2-min. video ...
2019-08-21 23:00

A Revealing Insight into the "Personality" of the Stock Market's Unfolding Elliott Wave Every Elliott wave has a "personality," or specific characteristics. Get important insights into the current wave so you can prepare for what our analysts anticipate next in the stock market....
2019-08-21 21:00

BlackRock Unit Gets Approval to Take Russia-Linked Firm's Stake in Cybersecurity Company A national-security panel that oversees foreign investment in U.S. businesses approved the transfer of a stake in cybersecurity company Cofense from a Russia-linked private-equity firm to funds managed by BlackRock....
2019-08-21 06:32

Investors' New Weapon in Japan: Votes to Embarrass the Boss The taboo of lodging protest votes is weakening in the consensus-based corporate culture, as part of a yearslong push to improve Japanese companies’ profitability and corporate governance....
2019-08-20 22:32

Junk-Bond Investors Turn Picky as Slowdown Talk Swirls Debt investors are shying away from junk bonds with lower credit ratings such as those from Rite Aid, PetSmart and EP Energy, as concerns about the economic outlook ripple through financial markets....
2019-08-20 22:32

Don't Bet on Trump Rescuing the Stock Market Should investors rely on Donald Trump underpinning the stock market by backing away from trade threats as stocks fall? In short: not as much as they seem to....
2019-08-20 22:32

Don't Expect a Meaningful Fiscal Push From Germany The German economy needs new sources of growth. Investors shouldn’t count on fiscal stimulus to be one of them, even if the government loosens the purse strings a bit....
2019-08-20 22:32

Recession Fears Take a Rest at Home Depot For Home Depot, a mixed second quarter was enough to send its stock sharply higher Tuesday. Investors had apparently steeled themselves for worse results....
2019-08-20 22:32

Shrinking U.S. Crude Discount Threatens Exports The discount of the U.S. crude-oil benchmark to the global Brent price has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, driven by an expansion in pipelines....
2019-08-20 22:32

Banks Get Some Relief in Volcker-Rule Changes Banks are on the verge of getting some relief from Volcker-rule limits on speculative trading, one of the industry’s priorities in amending the regulations put in place after the financial crisis....
2019-08-20 22:32

Madison Square Garden Shares Have Trouble Scoring Shares of Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Knicks basketball team, fell 9.3% in recent trading Tuesday, on track for the biggest single-day decline on record....
2019-08-20 22:32

Visium Sues Widow of Portfolio Manager Who Died by Suicide A hedge fund that closed after securities regulators accused the firm of insider trading is seeking more than $100 million from the estate of one of its former portfolio managers....
2019-08-20 05:16

Move Over, Shareholders: Top CEOs Say Companies Have Obligations to Society 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....
2019-08-19 22:16

Investors Seek 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....
2019-08-19 22:16

Pot Industry Underestimates Old-School Dealers Traditional drug dealers are still formidable competitors in states where cannabis is legal. Governments planning for huge tax windfalls and investors expecting rapid market-share gains have to adjust to a slower burn....
2019-08-19 22:16

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Are Investing in Fintech Firm Acorns Acorns Grow wants to go viral–and it has enlisted A-Rod and J.Lo to help. The influencer strategy is the brainchild of Acorns CEO Noah Kerner, who is trying to transform the company from a niche savings app into a bank alternative....
2019-08-19 22:16

Things Can Get Worse for Japan's Struggling Regional Banks Ultralow interest rates are making it a miserable year for Japanese banks, with many stocks hitting historic lows. The bad news is that things can still get worse....
2019-08-19 22:16

U.S. Bank Regulator Pitches Low-Income Lending Rule Changes A Trump-appointed bank regulator is touring the country trying to sell his plans to modify lower-income lending requirements and overcome resistance from other regulators, banks and community advocates....
2019-08-19 22:16

U.S. Government Bond Yields Rise as Treasury Again Explores Ultralong Bonds The Treasury Department’s latest expression of interest in issuing bonds with 50-year and 100-year maturities weighed on demand for existing Treasurys on Monday....
2019-08-19 22:16

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...
2019-08-18 23:00

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....
2019-08-18 23:00

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....
2019-08-18 23:00

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....
2019-08-18 23:00

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....
2019-08-17 17:00

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....
2019-08-17 17:00

SoftBank to Lend Founder and Employees Billions to Invest in Fund Softbank is leaning on its employees, including its chief executive, for cash as the firm rushes to raise an ambitious technology fund amid volatile markets....
2019-08-17 17:00

Oil Prices: Thar She Woes! A Slump Like A Melting Snow Hill At the end of July, the conventional wisdom saw higher prices for the crude oil market. Now see the chart and forecast that show why Elliott Wave analysis (rightly) saw otherwise....
2019-08-17 09:00

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?...
2019-08-17 09:00

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....
2019-08-17 06:48

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....
2019-08-17 06:48

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....
2019-08-17 06:48

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....
2019-08-17 06:48

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....
2019-08-17 06:48

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....
2019-08-17 06:48

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....
2019-08-16 20:48

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....
2019-08-16 20:48

U.S. Stocks Rise but Remain on Track for Weekly Losses U.S. stocks climbed for a second straight session but remain on track for modest weekly declines as investors parse signs of slowing economic growth....
2019-08-16 17:16

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 ...
2019-08-16 16:48

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....
2019-08-16 16:48

Mick McGuire's Marcato Capital Loses 90% of Assets Assets of Marcato Capital Management, a well-known activist hedge fund that had the backing of billionaire William Ackman, fell to around $250 million at midyear from $3.2 billion in 2015....
2019-08-16 14:16

Stocks Bounce but Fear Remains Near-dated futures contracts tracking the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, continue to hover above those expiring later, a sign that investors are still girding for turbulence in stocks ahead in the near-term....
2019-08-16 14:16

Bank of Mexico Cuts Interest Rates as Economy Struggles The Bank of Mexico lowered interest rates Thursday for the first time in more than five years in a split vote, citing slowing economic growth, lower inflation and a decline in debt yields in Mexico and abroad....
2019-08-16 14:16

WeWork Bond Prices Surge on Buyback Hopes WeWork’s debt is surging following the company’s S-1 filing for a proposed IPO, as investors bet the company could retire bonds before they mature in 2025....
2019-08-16 14:16

Earnings Outlook for S&P 500 Companies Looks Bleak Wall Street analysts have cut third-quarter profit estimates, painting a gloomy picture for investors already grappling with a trade war, economic weakness and ominous signs from the bond market....
2019-08-16 14:16

Argentina Peso Strengthens for First Time Since Primary Election Argentina’s peso strengthened against the dollar, the first improvement for the currency since a left-wing presidential candidate performed better than expected in a primary election last Sunday....
2019-08-16 14:16

Walmart Set to Outpace Amazon for 2019 Walmart shares advanced 6.1%, continuing a winning streak this year that has lifted it about 21% and put it neck-and-neck with shares of a highflying tech favorite: Amazon.com....
2019-08-16 14:16

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack Before a giant data breach, Capital One employees raised concerns within the company about what they saw as high turnover in its cybersecurity unit and a failure to promptly install some software to spot and defend against hacks....
2019-08-16 14:16

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....
2019-08-16 14:16

Burberry Is Down at Heel Without China 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....
2019-08-16 14:16

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....
2019-08-16 14:16

Global Stocks Follow U.S. Markets Higher Stocks around the world staged a modest rebound, lifted by hopes of a robust package of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank and strong retail sales data in the U.S....
2019-08-16 14:16

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, the highest total since March 2013, data from the World Gold Council show....
2019-08-16 14:16

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....
2019-08-16 14:16

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....
2019-08-16 14:16

Banking: Argentina is back where it started When Mauricio Macri won the last presidential election in 2015, the future for Argentina’s banks looked rosy: a spate of international debt and equity deals confirmed the optimism. No one who participated in those deals – including Galicia’s CEO Fabi...
2019-08-16 14:16

The Hazards of Joining WeWork's Community Increasing losses, murky financial metrics and touchy-feely sales pitches are hallmarks of the recent IPO boom. WeWork brings them together in one offering....
2019-08-15 00:00

Ethanol Hits Five-Year Low as Stocks Rise Ethanol futures prices are trading at five-year lows, adding the corn-based fuel to the roster of agricultural commodities piling up in storage across the U.S....
2019-08-15 00:00

Oil Tumbles on Renewed Demand Worries Oil prices slid, falling alongside stocks and other risky assets, after downbeat economic news from China and Germany fueled fresh worries about a slowdown in global growth....
2019-08-15 00:00

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

Safety in the Stock Market Is Getting Expensive Investors have turned toward safe-haven stocks amid a market selloff, including utilities, real-estate and consumer-staple shares. But gains across those sectors have pushed price-to-earnings ratios higher....
2019-08-15 00:00

Dow Sheds 800 in Biggest Drop of Year The Dow industrials posted their largest decline this year and bond markets sent a recession warning signal, highlighting anxiety on Wall Street about the prospects for the decadelong economic expansion....
2019-08-15 00:00