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09/20/2019

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 a...
22:48, 09/19/2019

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 record...
22:24, 09/19/2019

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 t...
11:24, 09/19/2019

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 ...
11:24, 09/19/2019

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 technolog...
11:24, 09/19/2019

Fintech Firm Stripe Climbs Ranks of U.S. Startup Valuations Stripe’s latest funding round values the company at $35 billion, up about 50% from an early 2019 round, putting the financial technology firm above Ai...
11:24, 09/19/2019

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 closin...
11:24, 09/19/2019

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 promise...
09:24, 09/19/2019

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. Wal...
09:24, 09/19/2019

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 ...
09:24, 09/19/2019

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 reli...
09:24, 09/19/2019

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 tradition...
09:24, 09/19/2019

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 lende...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 compe...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 retir...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 with...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 u...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 t...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 o...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 o...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 e...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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...
17:48, 09/18/2019

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 ...
13:36, 09/18/2019

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 direct...
13:36, 09/18/2019

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 spo...
13:36, 09/18/2019

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 systemicall...
08:36, 09/18/2019

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 intricaci...
08:36, 09/18/2019

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 f...
06:24, 09/18/2019

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 a...
06:24, 09/18/2019

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 corresponden...
09:00, 09/17/2019

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 digit...
09:00, 09/17/2019

The new shines bright in Brazilian banking Investors expect a radical transformation in Brazilian financial services in the next five years: this enthusiasm is depressing incumbent stocks while...
09:00, 09/17/2019

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 ...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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 int...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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 con...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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...
06:00, 09/17/2019

Oil's Violent Swings Reinforce Saudi Arabia's Key Role in Energy Markets The surge in oil prices in response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry has reminded investors that crude prices are still largely driven by ...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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 ...
06:00, 09/17/2019

Bud Brewer Takes Another Shot at Asian IPO After First Attempt Went Flat 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 r...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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 ...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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...
06:00, 09/17/2019

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 p...
02:48, 09/17/2019

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 ...
12:24, 09/16/2019

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 batt...
10:12, 09/16/2019

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...
10:12, 09/16/2019

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 stal...
07:36, 09/16/2019

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...
07:36, 09/16/2019

Oil Prices Surge After Saudi Attack, Though 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 indu...
07:36, 09/16/2019

Attack Increases Risks for Saudi Aramco's IPO The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities are testing new top officials at the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. and the kingdom’s national oil ministry, addin...
05:00, 09/16/2019

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 Sach...
05:00, 09/16/2019

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 is...
05:00, 09/16/2019

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 sugge...
04:12, 09/16/2019

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 were...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 b...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 a...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 t...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 contin...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 ...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 price...
20:36, 09/15/2019

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 busin...
17:48, 09/14/2019

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 an...
10:48, 09/14/2019

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 differen...
10:48, 09/14/2019

Oil's Weekly Drop Highlights Lingering Oversupply Fears Oil prices fell for the fourth consecutive session Friday to bring their drop for the week to 3%, illustrating how fears of excess supply continue to ...
10:48, 09/14/2019

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 Chi...
10:48, 09/14/2019

Cloudflare Jumps 20% in Market Debut Shares of Cloudflare surged 20% in its first day of trading, following a streak of technology upstarts’ IPOs to meet investors’ growing appetite for e...
10:48, 09/14/2019

No One Wants to Hire the Fired Wells Fargo Branch Staffers Wells Fargo fired thousands of branch employees as it tried to deal with millions of potentially fake accounts—and now many of those former workers sa...
10:48, 09/14/2019

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 re...
10:48, 09/14/2019

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 Min...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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 i...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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 secu...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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 ...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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 challe...
19:00, 09/12/2019

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 ba...
06:00, 09/12/2019

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 corresponden...
06:00, 09/12/2019

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 challen...
06:00, 09/12/2019

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 fint...
06:00, 09/12/2019

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 ...
06:00, 09/12/2019

Algeria’s battle for modern banking A properly functioning financial system has long eluded the country. As it moves on from Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year leadership, can the financial ...
06:00, 09/12/2019

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 stat...
06:00, 09/12/2019

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...
10:00, 09/11/2019

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 he...
10:00, 09/11/2019

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 vi...
10:00, 09/11/2019

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...
05:12, 09/11/2019

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-purcha...
05:12, 09/11/2019

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 ...
05:12, 09/11/2019

Introducing Prosus: A Rare European Mega-Tech Stock Shares in an internet conglomerate that is the largest shareholder in China’s Tencent soared, after listing its assets under the name Prosus NV in Ams...
05:12, 09/11/2019

Biotech Moves to Reopen 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...
05:12, 09/11/2019

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 ...
05:12, 09/11/2019

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Bids Nearly $37 Billion for London Rival A deal would unite two of the world’s major trading hubs when both are under severe political pressure, with Hong Kong reeling from a summer of violen...
05:12, 09/11/2019

How to Tap Into Aramco's IPO Many investors outside of Saudi Arabia are unfamiliar with the market and its rules. Here’s how foreign investors might gain exposure to Aramco shares...
21:12, 09/10/2019

Are Apple's Shares Approaching a Speed Bump? As consumers celebrate Apple’s unveiling of its new iPhone, investors best beware. The company’s stock tends to rise in the month leading up to announ...
21:12, 09/10/2019

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...
21:12, 09/10/2019

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...
21:12, 09/10/2019

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 mar...
21:12, 09/10/2019

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 shif...
21:12, 09/10/2019

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 kin...
21:12, 09/10/2019

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...
09:36, 09/10/2019

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 vaca...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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. Zo...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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 bene...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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’ pro...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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 cent...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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...
10:24, 09/08/2019

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....
16:36, 09/06/2019

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...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 yiel...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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....
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 s...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 fu...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 Dagh...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 Pow...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 contr...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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 concern...
16:36, 09/06/2019

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....
17:12, 09/05/2019

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....
17:12, 09/05/2019

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 t...
17:12, 09/05/2019

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...
17:12, 09/05/2019

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 c...
17:12, 09/05/2019

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 sig...
17:12, 09/05/2019

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 antici...
04:12, 09/05/2019

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 offer...
04:12, 09/05/2019

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...
04:12, 09/05/2019

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....
04:12, 09/05/2019

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 pr...
04:12, 09/05/2019

Slack Was Too Tightly Wound The company’s results showed predictable strong revenue growth, deeper operating losses and continued cash burn as it continues to prioritize its expa...
04:12, 09/05/2019

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 Aer...
04:12, 09/05/2019

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 u...
04:12, 09/05/2019

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 ...
20:48, 09/03/2019

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 turmo...
20:48, 09/03/2019

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. ...
17:24, 09/03/2019

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...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 w...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 ris...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 ...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 theo...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 ...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Dollar Hits Two-Year High as Yuan Slumps 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 turmo...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Soft Manufacturing Data Pushes Treasury Yields Lower U.S. government bond prices climbed, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield closer to a record low, after weak manufacturing data added to concerns that a...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 sign...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 econom...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 g...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 coul...
13:00, 09/03/2019

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 exa...
22:36, 08/31/2019

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 despit...
22:36, 08/31/2019

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 buff...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 tip...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 a...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 re...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 improvem...
02:36, 08/31/2019

PC Makers Power Up After Dell Earnings A strong earnings report from Dell Technologies is giving shares of personal-computer makers a lift, easing fears of a slowdown in the technology sect...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 mon...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 r...
02:36, 08/31/2019

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 rais...
06:00, 08/30/2019

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 challeng...
06:00, 08/30/2019

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 ...
06:00, 08/30/2019

Stock Rally Powers On Despite Tariff Deadline Global stocks extended their rally on the final trading day of the month on optimism around U.S.-China trade relations, despite impending new tariffs....
06:00, 08/30/2019

Cheap Gas Revs Up Consumers---and the 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 buff...
06:00, 08/30/2019

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 ...
18:00, 08/29/2019

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 late...
18:00, 08/29/2019

TD Bank Group's Profit Lifted by U.S. Retail Operations Toronto-Dominion Bank Group joined its largest Canadian rival in slowing spending during its fiscal third quarter amid macroeconomic uncertainty and f...
18:00, 08/29/2019

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 he...
18:00, 08/29/2019

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...
18:00, 08/29/2019

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 a...
18:00, 08/29/2019

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 recomme...
18:00, 08/29/2019

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 t...
02:12, 08/29/2019

Mexico adds to LatAm bank gloom Banorte CEO says market will be 'surprised' by what comes next for the bank; fintech growth unlikely to impact bank growth in the short-term....
19:01, 08/28/2019

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...
17:00, 08/28/2019

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 loss...
17:00, 08/28/2019

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 ob...
17:00, 08/28/2019

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 a...
09:48, 08/28/2019

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...
09:48, 08/28/2019

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 t...
09:48, 08/28/2019

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 ...
09:48, 08/28/2019

U.S. Stocks Climb, Pound Falls on Brexit Fears U.S. stocks rose, lifted by gains across everything from retailers to technology firms, and the British pound fell after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Joh...
09:48, 08/28/2019

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 cr...
09:48, 08/28/2019

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 ne...
10:48, 08/27/2019

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 dol...
10:48, 08/27/2019

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...
10:48, 08/27/2019

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 expe...
10:48, 08/27/2019

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 ...
10:48, 08/27/2019

U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Worries U.S. stocks turned lower and bond yields slipped again, as guarded investors hedged their bets on whether the U.S. and China are working toward de-esc...
10:48, 08/27/2019

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...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 do...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 pa...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 ...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 p...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 ...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 worl...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 tr...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 & John...
16:48, 08/26/2019

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 ...
03:36, 08/26/2019

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 ...
03:36, 08/26/2019

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 wit...
00:24, 08/26/2019

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 ...
00:24, 08/26/2019

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...
00:24, 08/26/2019

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 ...
00:24, 08/26/2019

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’...
00:24, 08/26/2019

Global Stocks Fall as Trade Tensions Escalate Global stocks and government bond yields fell as a new escalation in commercial tensions between the U.S. and China cast fresh doubt on growth prospec...
00:24, 08/26/2019

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 ar...
02:12, 08/25/2019

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...
21:24, 08/23/2019

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 t...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 ...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 off...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 e...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 ...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 compa...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 t...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 ...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 a...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 ...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 late...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 s...
15:24, 08/23/2019

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 an...
10:12, 08/22/2019

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...
10:12, 08/22/2019

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 wh...
10:12, 08/22/2019

U.S. Government Bonds Send Warning About Slowing Growth U.S. government bonds sent a fresh warning about the economy after a report showed that manufacturing activity slowed this month to the lowest in almo...
10:12, 08/22/2019

U.S. Stocks Waver on Disappointing Manufacturing Data U.S. stocks flipped between small gains and losses after weaker-than-expected manufacturing data raised fresh worries over the health of the economy....
10:12, 08/22/2019

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...
10:12, 08/22/2019

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 t...
07:24, 08/22/2019

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 Jerom...
19:00, 08/21/2019

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 incre...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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 ...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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 ...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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 fea...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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 c...
11:48, 08/21/2019

Silver Rally Cools as Investors Await Fresh Fed Signals 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 Jerom...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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 thoug...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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 lis...
11:48, 08/21/2019

Global Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Minutes Global stocks mostly gained on Wednesday ahead of fresh data from the Federal Reserve and after President Trump said he was weighing measures to boost...
01:24, 08/21/2019

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 pur...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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 resu...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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 p...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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 regula...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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 ec...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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...
18:12, 08/20/2019

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 s...
05:24, 08/20/2019

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’ p...
04:48, 08/20/2019

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...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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 ...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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 sti...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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 f...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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 i...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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 slowin...
01:36, 08/20/2019

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...
03:36, 08/19/2019

Business Roundtable Steps Back From Milton Friedman Theory The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what...
03:36, 08/19/2019

Investors Rush Into Havens as Growth Fears Persist Investors are snapping up safer assets including gold, dividend-paying stocks and the Japanese yen, underlining anxiety over trade tensions and slowin...
03:36, 08/19/2019

Global Stocks Jump to Start the Week Stocks in Europe and Asia and U.S. futures climbed on the prospect of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and expectations of central-bank stimulus mea...
03:36, 08/19/2019

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...
07:24, 08/18/2019

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 ...
07:24, 08/18/2019

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 bo...
07:24, 08/18/2019

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-w...
13:00, 08/17/2019

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-growi...
13:00, 08/17/2019

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 m...
13:00, 08/17/2019

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...
20:12, 08/16/2019

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 yiel...
20:12, 08/16/2019

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 ...
20:12, 08/16/2019

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 po...
20:12, 08/16/2019

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...
12:36, 08/16/2019

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 definit...
12:36, 08/16/2019

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-...
12:36, 08/16/2019

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 a...
12:36, 08/16/2019

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...
07:24, 08/16/2019

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 soc...
07:24, 08/16/2019

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 Marc...
07:24, 08/16/2019

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 ca...
07:24, 08/16/2019

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....
07:24, 08/16/2019

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...
21:24, 08/15/2019

Data Errors Plague Stock Traders in Volatile Week Volatile stock markets, recession fears and the U.S.-China trade fight have traders on edge. Now, they are grappling with another problem: garbled dat...
16:12, 08/15/2019

Forget Stocks. Ultralong Bonds Are the Real Gamble. The government bond market is no longer the calm, dependable alternative to its excitable equity-market sibling. Bonds are now just as good a place to...
16:12, 08/15/2019

ECB Takes Hacked Website Offline The European Central Bank, which supervises data protection at Europe’s largest banks, said Thursday that it temporarily shut down one of its websites...
16:12, 08/15/2019

Subha Barry on Getting Women Interested in Stocks and Bonds Subha Barry, an ex-financial adviser at Merrill Lynch, says women often abdicate investment decisions to their spouse. But she contends “women are alm...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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 i...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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 ...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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 secu...
16:12, 08/15/2019

Earnings Outlook for S&P 500 Companies Looks Bleak Wall Street analysts have cut third-quarter profit estimates, painting a bleak picture for investors already grappling with a trade war, economic weak...
16:12, 08/15/2019

Argentina Peso Strengthens for First Time Since Primary Election Argentina’s peso strengthened against the dollar Thursday, the first improvement for the currency since a left-wing presidential candidate performed b...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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 ...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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 an...
16:12, 08/15/2019

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....
05:00, 08/15/2019

Warren Buffett Is a Huge Backer of U.S. Banks Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds nearly $100 billion in financial-services stocks, underscoring the size of the billionaire investor’s ongoin...
13:24, 08/14/2019

How Five Money Managers Are Playing Swings in the Market U.S. stocks have been increasingly volatile lately, with the S&P 500 rising or falling by more than 1% almost every day in the past few weeks. Here’s ...
13:24, 08/14/2019

Repo Rates Fuel Concern Over Mounting U.S. Debt The elevated cost of borrowing cash overnight using Treasurys as collateral highlights the expense of widening budget deficits, even as U.S. 10- and 3...
13:24, 08/14/2019

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 e...
13:24, 08/14/2019

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 off...
13:24, 08/14/2019

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...
13:24, 08/14/2019

Safety in the Stock Market Is Getting Expensive Investors flocked toward safe-haven stocks amid a market selloff, including utilities, real-estate and consumer-staple shares. But gains across those ...
13:24, 08/14/2019

Embattled Bank Stocks Lose Billions Investors continued their run on bank stocks, sending shares of some of America’s biggest financial institutions sharply lower following the latest si...
13:24, 08/14/2019

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 slo...
13:24, 08/14/2019

Stocks Fall as Bond Yields Flash a Recession Warning U.S. stocks tumbled and Treasury markets sent a new recession signal after weak German and Chinese economic data stoked fears of an impending global s...
13:24, 08/14/2019

Argentine Vote Slams U.S. Bond Funds Yield-seeking investors everywhere are getting singed this week by the meltdown in Argentina’s markets following the victory of a populist candidate i...
00:36, 08/14/2019

Retail Stocks Rally as Tariffs Are Delayed Shares of department stores, discount chains and even toy makers rallied Tuesday after the U.S. said it would delay some tariffs against China until D...
11:49, 08/13/2019

Fannie, Freddie to Consider Alternatives to FICO Scores Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two mortgage-finance firms that back nearly half of U.S. mortgages, will have to consider credit-score alternatives to Fai...
11:49, 08/13/2019

Greek Stocks Poised for Best Performance in 20 Years Greek stocks are headed for their best year in two decades amid investors’ optimism that a new government will be able to pare back austerity measures...
09:36, 08/13/2019

Uranium Giant Cameco Can't Catch a Break Jitters over a nuclear accident in Russia, while they won’t affect civilian nuclear demand, are the latest in a cascade of negative sentiment for the ...
09:36, 08/13/2019

One of the Most Lucrative Washington Jobs Is Now Open One of the highest-paying jobs in public service just became available: heading a small but powerful regulator responsible for overseeing the $4 trill...
09:36, 08/13/2019

Why Tencent Music Is Stuck With the Same Old Song China’s largest online music company will struggle to change its tune. Buying a stake in Universal won’t help Tencent solve one of its more-serious pr...
09:36, 08/13/2019

MarketAxess Breaks Into Treasury Trading With Acquisition MarketAxess Holdings, the dominant online corporate bond-trading marketplace, is expanding into the $16 trillion market for U.S. government bonds with...
09:36, 08/13/2019

Yield Curve Telegraphs Recession, but Its Wires Are Crossed The yield on a 10-year Treasury note has fallen below the yield on a 3-month bill, the most-reliable signal yet found of danger ahead. But Treasurys o...
09:36, 08/13/2019

Fewer Reasons for Another Fed Cut Inflation picked up and the Trump administration delayed some tariffs. Yet investors still expect the Federal Reserve to lower rates again next month....
09:36, 08/13/2019

U.S. Stocks Rally on Tariff Delay Stocks, bond yields and commodities jumped as news that the U.S. would delay some tariffs against China rekindled investors’ hopes for an eventual tra...
09:36, 08/13/2019

Gold Pares Early Advance as Trade Hopes Boost Risk Assets Gold prices erased an early rally after the U.S. Trade Representative said it would delay some tariffs on Chinese imports and China’s Xinhua News Agen...
09:36, 08/13/2019

Israel fintechs: From start-up to scale-up Israel has become one of the world’s most important fintech hubs, attracting millions in investment from some of the biggest global brands and venture...
20:00, 08/12/2019

U.S. Government Bond Yields Slide A rally in U.S. government bonds resumed, pushing yields back to multiyear lows, as global political uncertainty further stoked investors’ economic an...
17:36, 08/12/2019

These Are the Winners From Last Week's Market Mayhem In addition to selling stocks and picking up assets considered safer, such as government bonds, investors are piling into funds meant to protect again...
17:36, 08/12/2019

Bank Stocks Are Having a Rough August Falling interest rates, fears of a global economic slowdown and unrest in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong have conspired to beat up bank stocks t...
17:36, 08/12/2019

U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Trade Woes U.S. stocks fell as a wave of selling that analysts attributed to mounting doubts about a trade deal pulled lower everything from bank stocks to share...
17:36, 08/12/2019

Corn, Wheat Prices Fall on USDA Report The USDA estimated in a monthly report that 90 million acres of corn were planted by farmers this year—greater than market expectations, traders said....
17:36, 08/12/2019

Some Stock Prices Delayed as Glitch Hits NYSE-Run Data Feed A key stock-market data feed run by the New York Stock Exchange suffered a technical glitch on Monday, leading to delays in releasing the end-of-day v...
17:36, 08/12/2019

Investors Ponder Negative Bond Yields A steep slide in U.S. government-bond yields last week wrong-footed investors and left some pondering what was once unthinkable: whether interest rate...
07:51, 08/12/2019

The Turn in the Yield Curve A key market barometer of the risk of future recessions is sounding its loudest warning since April 2007, months before the start of the last financia...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Planet Fitness Must Come Down to Earth Our third annual Summer Stock Picking Contest begins. Fast-growing gym chain Planet Fitness depends on a constant supply of flabby customers and is pr...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Weaker Yuan Tests China's Ability to Prevent Capital Flight China’s biggest experiment with the yuan since a botched devaluation in 2015 suggests Beijing believes it can stem a flood of money fleeing its border...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Big Investors Leverage Their M&A Promises As breakup fees fall out of favor in the U.K., bidding companies have increasingly started seeking promises from the biggest shareholders of a target ...
07:51, 08/12/2019

BlackRock Takes Stake in Owner of Sports Illustrated, Nine West BlackRock has become the largest shareholder of Authentic Brands, the company that owns brands including Sports Illustrated and Nine West, in the firs...
07:51, 08/12/2019

BlackRock Fund's First Big Private-Equity Deal Is a Sign of What's to Come BlackRock’s private-equity fund hopes its deal for a stake in Authentic Brands will be the first in a series that will help the firm close the gap wit...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Chinese Financial Institutions' Lending Dives Lending by Chinese financial institutions slumped in July on weakening demand, signaling further economic headwinds from trade tensions with the U.S. ...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Stocks and Bonds Are Talking Past Each Other The yawning gap between markets is perplexing some investors, who say they struggle to discern how stocks can churn higher when bond yields are signal...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Stocks to Watch: GE, Sysco, AMD, BlackRock, CBS, Rite Aid and More Shares of General Electric, Sysco, Advanced Micro Devices, BlackRock, CBS and Rite Aid are among the stocks expected to trade actively in Monday’s ses...
07:51, 08/12/2019

Once-Unpopular Carbon Credits Emerge as One of the World's Best Investments The price of the carbon-emission credits, doled out in Europe to polluting power plants and steel mills to curtail the production of greenhouse gases,...
04:12, 08/11/2019

Investors Ponder Negative Bond Yields in the U.S. A steep slide in U.S. government-bond yields last week wrong-footed investors and left some pondering what was once unthinkable: whether interest rate...
04:12, 08/11/2019

That Offer to Make You Debt-Free? It Can Make You Worse Off Debt-settlement firms powered by the credit-reporting industry seek out struggling consumers to sell them plans that can leave them with high fees, da...
16:00, 08/10/2019

EMS survey highlights FX traders’ platform predicament A reluctance to dispense with legacy technology, combined with heightened regulatory oversight and changing liquidity provision from banks, has seriou...
14:48, 08/09/2019

British Pound Hits Multiyear Lows as Brexit Deals Blow to Economy The British pound took a hit Friday, touching multiyear lows against the dollar and euro as the economy showed signs of being hampered by the U.K.’s p...
14:48, 08/09/2019

Malaysia Charges Goldman Executives Over 1MDB Scandal Malaysia filed criminal charges against 17 current and former Goldman Sachs executives over their handling of the multibillion-dollar financial scanda...
14:48, 08/09/2019

U.S.-China Trade Battle Is Crimping Global Oil Demand Worries about the health of the world’s economy and increasingly uncertain trade relations between the U.S. and China will put further pressure on glo...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Malaysia Charges Goldman Directors Over 1MDB Scandal Malaysia filed criminal charges against 17 current and former Goldman Sachs directors over their handling of the sprawling, multibillion-dollar financ...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Fall in Copper Prices Threatens to Drive Metal Shortages The recent slide in copper prices threatens to limit investment in new mines, which could lead in coming years to sizable shortages of the material cr...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Chip Makers Can Muddle Through Asia Trade Spat Life just got a fraction tidier for chip makers.Trade relations between Japan and South Korea, two key countries for the industry, may be less messy t...
10:00, 08/09/2019

New Fed Rate Pulls Ahead in Race to Replace Libor Signs are appearing that a reference rate created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is gaining traction as the leading replacement for the discr...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Italian Banks, Long a Drag on Europe, Are Making Good on Bad Loans Italian banks have made a big leap forward in tackling a crucial problem that has dogged them for years and threatened the stability of the whole euro...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Green Dot Tumbles as Competitors Close In Shares in the bank known for issuing prepaid debit cards fell after it scaled back its revenue and profit outlook, citing competition from financial-t...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Saudi Plans for Biggest-Ever IPO Are Back On Saudi Arabia’s state oil company is revving up plans for an initial public offering and accelerating the timeline for what would be the world’s bigges...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Uber Is Latest Firm to Flounder Post-IPO Many of the most anticipated technology IPOs in the past decade have disappointed investors after reporting their first quarterly results as public co...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Stocks Fall as Trump Says China Meeting Might Not Happen U.S. stocks fell after President Trump raised the possibility that a meeting with China on trade might be canceled, capping a tumultuous week driven b...
10:00, 08/09/2019

How Hong Kong Can Save Itself Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a global financial powerhouse requires urgent action not only on resolving the political stalemate but also on dee...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Where You Went to College May Matter on Your Loan Application Policy makers are trying to address questions of fairness as they seek to encourage lenders to use new types of data and computer-driven models to all...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Emerging-Market Stocks Correct Sharply as Trade Battle Flares Investors are fleeing emerging-market stocks and currencies, fearful that an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China will weigh on global grow...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Mozambique Sues Billionaire in London Court Over Loan Deal The southern African country is suing Lebanese-French businessman Iskander Safa for fraud in a U.K. court, opening a new front in the country’s effort...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Through a Glass, Darkly, at McDonald's McDonald’s summer-themed drink cups in Japan portray young couples in innocent courtship. But if held a certain way, the images appear lewd—proving th...
14:24, 08/08/2019

It Is Tricky Finding Safety From a Market Storm The bond market is holding up a giant sign in capital letters warning of trouble ahead. The next big market scare might not be far away, but is hard t...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Nickel Jumps on Indonesian Export Ban Report Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange notched their highest close in over a year, surging more than 7% on media reports about a ban on ore export...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Homeowners Rush to Refinance, Thanks to Falling Yields Falling bond yields are reviving the U.S. mortgage market. Current rates, which are at their lowest level in almost three years, are prompting borrowe...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Broadcom Makes $10.7 Billion Deal to Buy Symantec's Corporate-Focused Security Business Broadcom, the semiconductor maker, struck a $10.7 billion deal to buy Symantec’s enterprise-security business focused on sales to companies, in a driv...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Stocks Climb as China Signals a More Stable Yuan The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed and investors sold safe-haven assets after China’s latest currency move eased concerns that the trade spat be...
14:24, 08/08/2019

Inflated Bond Ratings Helped Spur the Financial Crisis. They're Back. Credit-grading firms are giving out increasingly optimistic appraisals as they fight for market share in booming debt-securities markets. “We don’t tr...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Europe's Banks Warn About Prospects Banks in Germany, Italy and Holland, warned that making money and improving operations are becoming more challenging as already-low interest rates loo...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Oil's Slide Deepens on Mounting Demand Worries A rout in oil prices deepened after government data showed an unexpected increase in stockpiles, triggering fresh worries that demand for fuel is weak...
02:48, 08/08/2019

AIG's Profit Rises, Boosted by Flagship Business American International Group posted a nearly 18% increase in second-quarter net income, with a turnaround effort at one of the world’s biggest sellers...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Government-Bond Yields Continue to Drop Government-bond yields around the world dropped further after interest-rate cuts by three central banks exacerbated investors’ fears of slowing growth...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Brokers Bank on Your Cash, but Some Are Breaking From the Pack Fidelity Investments said it has sweetened the deal for customers holding cash there, the latest salvo in the price war playing out among brokerages....
02:48, 08/08/2019

Gold Price Tops $1,500 Gold prices topped $1,500 a troy ounce for the first time in six years, driven higher by a drop in bond yields and investors’ flight from global stock...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Bond Yields Fall, Sparking Volatility in Stocks A flight to safety that drove down bond yields globally sparked renewed volatility in the stock market Wednesday, highlighting uncertainty about how t...
02:48, 08/08/2019

China's Official Yuan Rate Crosses 7-Per-Dollar Milestone China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest level since 2008 on Thursday, crossing the symbolic 7-per-dollar threshold that th...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Democracy, Property and Oligarchy in Hong Kong Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a global financial powerhouse requires urgent action not only on resolving the political stalemate but also on dee...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Global Stocks Rally After Wild Swings on Wall Street Stocks around the world rose as stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data and upbeat indicators in Europe eased concerns about a sharp deterioration i...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Banks Hand Over Documents on Russians Possibly Linked to Trump Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may ...
02:48, 08/08/2019

Tencent Deal Music to Vivendi's Ears---for Now A potential deal to sell a stake in Universal Music Group to Tencent is better for the Paris-listed conglomerate’s paper valuation than its cash retur...
19:12, 08/06/2019

GreenSky Is Latest Online Lender to Tumble Shares of online lender GreenSky slide after it says it is exploring a range of strategic alternatives, a humbling turn for a high-growth financial-te...
19:12, 08/06/2019

Market Turmoil Pushes Japanese Bond Yield Below Preferred Range The yield on Japan’s benchmark government bond edged out of the Bank of Japan’s preferred range for the first time, putting the central bank’s unconve...
19:12, 08/06/2019

Fertilizer StocksWilt Amid Trade Tensions Shares of farm-supply companies came under further pressure following disappointing quarterly results from fertilizer maker Mosaic Co. amid an escalat...
19:12, 08/06/2019

U.S. Stocks Regain Ground, Yuan Stabilizes U.S. stocks recouped some of their losses Tuesday after China backed off from a further escalation in the country’s trade and currency dispute with Wa...
19:12, 08/06/2019

Global Oil Prices Slide Into Bear Market Brent crude has fallen more than 20% from an April high amid fresh concerns that the U.S.-China trade war will hurt the global economy and curb fuel c...
19:12, 08/06/2019

Welcome to Turnaround Tuesday “Turnaround Tuesday,” when stocks rebound from Monday selloffs sparked by bad news over the weekend, is a part of market folklore. But the phenomenon ...
06:00, 08/06/2019

How China, Branded a Currency Manipulator, Steers the Yuan The U.S. Treasury has labeled China a currency manipulator. This escalation in the U.S.-China trade war has rattled global markets, and investors are ...
06:00, 08/06/2019

Japanese Banks Are Circling the Drain Banking in a country where almost nobody defaults sounds easy. For Japan’s lenders, it is anything but. After almost three decades of near-zero, zero,...
06:00, 08/06/2019

The Fall of Barneys Burns a Hedge-Fund Star Some billionaire hedge-fund managers buy sports teams. Richard Perry snapped up Barneys, one of New York’s most influential luxury department-store ch...
06:00, 08/06/2019

China Puts Soothing Spin on Currency Move Chinese media played down Beijing’s abandonment of a former red-line in currency policy as they sought to reassure the country’s millions of small inv...
06:00, 08/06/2019

Pension Funds Fell Short in 2019 Public pension plans fell short of their projected returns this year, adding to the burden on governments struggling to fund promised benefits to reti...
06:00, 08/06/2019

Trump May Get an Earful From the Heartland Industrial, agricultural, energy and transportation companies are all suffering as a result of the China trade dispute, which hits President Trump’s i...
06:00, 08/06/2019

Stocks Regain Ground, Yuan Stabilizes U.S. stock futures climbed after China’s central bank signaled it wouldn’t let the yuan fall much further, a day after escalating trade tensions trigg...
06:00, 08/06/2019

Fear a Weak Yuan, but No Repeat of the Last China Crisis It’s rare that anything labeled as a psychologically important level in markets actually matters. But seven yuan to the dollar—breached on Monday—real...
14:48, 08/05/2019

Trade Tensions Whipsaw Hog Prices Global trade tensions weighed on trader expectations that China will continue to rely on U.S. pork exports, leading to a volatile session in hog futur...
14:48, 08/05/2019

Tyson Foods, Gold Miners and Gun Makers Defy Market Downturn What do chicken breasts, gold, plywood and guns have in common? Companies that produce them gained on Monday, even as the broader stock market had its...
14:48, 08/05/2019

Dow Falls Sharply as Yuan Reels and Trump Jabs at China Waves of selling battered stock indexes from New York to Shanghai on Monday as fresh trade threats between Beijing and Washington raised fears of an e...
14:48, 08/05/2019

Dow Falls 700 Points as Yuan Reels and Trump Jabs at China Stocks were pummeled by selling, pushing indexes from New York to Shanghai lower, as the yuan slid and fresh trade threats between Beijing and Washing...
11:36, 08/05/2019

Fed to Create Payments System to Speed Money Transfers The Federal Reserve plans to develop a faster payments system for banks to exchange money, providing a public option to another real-time network buil...
11:36, 08/05/2019

Tyson Foods, Gold Miners and Gun Makers Defy the Market Downturn What do chicken breasts, gold, plywood and guns have in common? Companies that produce them are up today, even as the broader stock market is getting ...
11:36, 08/05/2019

Dow Falls 600 Points as Yuan Reels and Trump Jabs at China Stocks were pummeled by selling, pushing indexes from New York to Shanghai lower, as the yuan slid and fresh trade threats between Beijing and Washing...
09:36, 08/05/2019

Stocks to Watch: Tyson, Cars.com, Diamond Offshore and Prudential Tyson, Cars.com, Prudential Financial, and Diamond Offshore Drilling are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Monday’s sess...
09:12, 08/05/2019

China's Yuan Breaches 7-to-the-Dollar Level, Prompting Trump Critique China’s currency broke through the psychologically important level of 7 yuan to the dollar, prompting President Trump to accuse Beijing of manipulatin...
09:12, 08/05/2019

Luxury Investors Get a Wake-Up Call From China A weaker yuan is a direct threat to the growth hopes of Europe’s top luxury brands. It will force investors to take the sector’s over-dependence on Ch...
09:12, 08/05/2019

An Outside Hedge Fund Is Driving Steve Cohen's Gains Billionaire Steve Cohen’s hedge fund is up about 10% this year. But a significant part of that return has come from a money manager who doesn’t work a...
09:12, 08/05/2019

Treasury Yields Drop as Trade Tensions Escalate Government-bond yields fell to fresh 2019 lows after new trade tensions between the U.S. and China exacerbated concerns about slowing economic growth....
09:12, 08/05/2019

Dow Falls 500 Points as Yuan Reels and Trump Jabs at China Stocks were pummeled by selling, pushing indexes from New York to Shanghai lower, as the yuan slid and fresh trade threats between Beijing and Washing...
09:12, 08/05/2019

CFRA Agrees to Buy ETF Data Provider First Bridge CFRA said the acquisition of First Bridge will allow the company to base its research on more in-house data instead of relying on third-party data pro...
09:12, 08/05/2019

Vegans May Soon Have an ETF The ETF will seek to avoid companies whose activities directly contribute to animal suffering or environmental destruction. Some analysts are skeptica...
20:36, 08/04/2019

Banks Confront Fed on Faster Financial Payments Big banks are fighting a likely U.S. government effort to speed up how money moves through its payments system, arguing this could derail their privat...
12:36, 08/04/2019

Data Boom Fuels LSE's Deal With Refinitiv London Stock Exchange Group’s $14.5 billion bet on financial-information provider Refinitiv shows the growing value of a once-boring business: selling...
12:36, 08/04/2019

The Problem With Inflation: It Often Doesn't Exist For more than a decade, the world’s central banks have scrambled to bring inflation up to their targets—usually 2%. The problem is that inflation is o...
12:36, 08/04/2019

Growth Fears Push Investors to Renew Bets on Rate Cuts Following the worst week for stocks of 2019, investors are adding to bets that the Federal Reserve will continue lowering interest rates to stabilize ...
12:36, 08/04/2019

Wells Fargo to Tech Vendors: Please Send Us a Check Wells Fargo, forced to cut costs due to flagging growth and regulatory problems, recently asked technology consultants to refund some of the money the...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Germany's Longest Bond Goes Negative for First Time Investors spooked by a revival of trade tensions piled into safe assets on Friday, pushing 30-year German government yields into negative territory fo...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Are Dating Apps All Hot or Not? Dating apps lead our digital lives, but they don’t always lead to love at first swipe. Many users air their grievances about various dating platforms ...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Treasury Yields Fall to Lowest Since Before 2016 Vote U.S. government bond yields fell to their lowest levels since before the 2016 presidential election, completing a remarkable arc tracking the rise and...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Inside the Capital One Hack Capital One has prided itself on being a tech-forward bank. But earlier this year, the bank got hacked, and 106 million people had their information s...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Stocks Suffer Worst Week in Months on Trade Threats Stocks capped a down week with another decline as investors overlooked a jobs report in line with expectations and focused on threats by President Tru...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Where Did This 'Bull Market' Come From, Anyway? Everyone talks about bull markets, especially the current one, often called the longest in history. But nobody seems to agree on an exact definition o...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Legacy Airlines Are Proving They Can Catch Up The rise of budget airlines has been the aviation story of the 21st century. But legacy airlines are proving they can fight back. It is a shame invest...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Berkshire Posts Rising Profit and Cash Pile Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said second-quarter earnings rose due to unrealized investment gains, while the company’s cash pile grew to a reco...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Capital One Hack Puts Low-Profile CEO in Spotlight Capital One is under scrutiny after a hacker exposed the personal information of some 106 million people, raising questions about the technology CEO R...
06:12, 08/03/2019

Coffee Prices Have Worst Month in More Than Two Years Coffee traders endured the market’s worst month in more than two years in July, as prices fell victim to benign growing conditions in Brazil and scorc...
00:36, 08/02/2019

Tapping Homes for Cash to Get Tougher Under New FHA Limits The Trump administration is moving to restrict mortgage refinancings in which borrowers withdraw cash, the latest effort to curb the federal governmen...
00:36, 08/02/2019

Music to Apple's Ears Apple’s AirPods met with no small amount of derision when they first hit the market three years ago. Now the company is laughing all the way to the ba...
00:36, 08/02/2019

Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class Wages stalled but costs haven’t, so people increasingly rent or finance what their parents might have owned outright. The unreachable goal for some: b...
00:36, 08/02/2019