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The returns of the S&P 500's technology sector have more than doubled the benchmark index's over the past year. In contrast, utilities — a defensive sector that investors like for its indifference to the economic cycle and regular dividend payments — fell nearly 3% over the same period. A ratio of both ...
The implosion of a company with ties to South Africa's wine country has caused a hangover for one of Wall Street's most opaque businesses. When shares in Steinhoff International Holdings cratered in December, global investment banks lost more than $1 billion tied to so-called corporate equity derivatives ...

The Netflix of China had a tough first day on Wall Street. Shares in video streaming platform iQiyi (IQ) tanked on their Nasdaq debut Thursday, closing down more than 13%. The company raised nearly $2.3 billion in its initial public offering this week, pricing shares at $18 each. But by the end of its first day ...
Wall Street Journal staff members circulated an anonymously written email on Thursday accusing “a senior editor” – which some later identified as editor-in-chief Gerry Baker -- of suppressing a story and accompanying graphic because they were too liberal. The email urged staffers to begin tweeting the ...
“We're in the silly season,” a longtime Wall Street mergers-and-acquisitions banker told me this week. “There's no question about it.” He could have been talking about nearly anything: the latest White House meltdown; the continued fallout from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal; or perhaps ...
It's been difficult for me to believe that bitcoin (!) – the wackiest of financial products – could ever infect traditional capital markets. “It's so fringe. It has to be a fad,” I've thought. But now, I'm beginning to change my mind. Harry's found a quite interesting link between the ups and downs of bitcoin… and the ...

Only Wall Street's Dumbest Will Blame Fed Chair Powell for This Market Downturn ... Stop picking on Fed chair Jerome Powell, Wall Street. ... It was his first real day on the job as Fed chairman, and he had to answer the questions all of Wall Street wanted to know: when are more rate hikes coming, and ...
Activists on the left are opening a new front in their campaign to undercut gun manufacturers, this time putting pressure on financial companies and pension funds. Progressives have already seen great success pressuring retailers to limit gun sales, with a slew of chains in recent days pledging that they will ...
While that's great news for Main Street, the strong jobs report set off a wave of panic on Wall Street about the threat of inflation, higher rates and lower corporate profits. The Labor Department will release February's jobs report on Friday, with new details about workers' pay. Another month of strong wage ...
The first significant bipartisan attempt to alter rules established after the 2008 financial crisis is turning into a battle on Capitol Hill, as some of the biggest Wall Street banks seek to weaken a crucial requirement aimed at ensuring that they can withstand financial losses. The Senate plans to vote this week on ...
The U.S. Justice Department has asked a court to lift a stay on civil proceedings linked to 1MDB so that a settlement can be reached with producers of the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street." The court filing on Friday requesting the lifting of the stay order did not say whether prosecutors would now go ahead ...
Women on Wall Street say they "wear black every day" and it doesn't make a difference. Bethany McLean wrote about it in Vanity Fair. In the '80s and '90s, when women were entering the workforce on Wall Street in larger numbers, harassment was explicit and prevalent. We asked how the environment ...
Circle, a cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, will announce today that it is buying crypto exchange Poloniex—a move that immediately makes Circle one of the largest and most influential companies in the industry. Fortune's Robert Hackett profiles a company that hopes to leverage the ...
The Cboe Volatility index fell on Monday, setting Wall Street's so-called "fear index" for its fourth straight daily decline as it dipped ever lower back beneath its long-term average. The VIX VIX, +1.33% fell 1.8% to 16.19 at its low of the session, building on a 15.3% drop that was seen over last week, which ...
During the financial crisis of 2008, bankers' pay was deemed so egregious in the wake of massive federal bailouts that the U.S. government had to appoint a special compensation czar to curb Wall Street payouts. The goal was to make sure the money wasn't getting funneled back to the executives whose ...
European stocks pushed higher Monday, with investors starting the week in the mood to take on risk following Friday's rally on Wall Street and indications that U.S. stocks are set to extend their march higher. How markets are trading. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.35% rose 0.5% to 383.11.
The FTSE 100 started Monday's session in the green, in line with advances across Europe and Asia, after Friday's rally on Wall Street that left the major U.S. benchmarks SPX, +0.42% DJIA, +0.68% COMP, +0.51% up by more than 1% each. Those gains came after the Federal Reserve's semi-annual ...

Stocks opened higher on Wall Street on Monday, extending the market's gains from late last week. Steel companies were climbing on reports of possible tariffs on imported steel. U.S. Steel rose 3.5%. AK Steel rose 3.1%. Advertisement. Investors were relieved to see that bond yields continued to retreat ...
It's been a rough few years for old-school IT companies, but HPE easily outpaced Wall Street expectations for its first fiscal quarter thanks to growth in demand for its IT hardware. Revenue for the quarter, which ended on Jan. 31st, was $7.7 billion, up 11 percent compared to the same period last year and ...
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner wiped $1.3bn (£1bn) off Snap's stock market value after tweeting that she no longer used its Snapchat messaging app. Celebrity Kim Kardashian's half-sister posted: "sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad." Snap's shares sank after Ms Jenner's ...
The Wall Street Journal thinks it might know your reading habits — and your potential spending habits — better than you know them yourself. For the past couple of years, the Journal — home to one of journalism's oldest paywalls — has been testing different ways to allow non-subscribers to sample its ...
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday in a rocky session after the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting pushed yields on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note to a four-year high. After the Fed left interest rates unchanged in January, minutes showed the ...
GRANITE, Utah — On a recent winter afternoon, the scene inside Dobrila Hasic-Botic's preschool classroom in Granite, Utah, seemed typical of a high-quality pre-K. A 4-year-old in a poufy pink skirt recited the first letter of her name. A boy in jeans and a golf shirt drew shapes on a small whiteboard in his ...
U.S. markets looked set to make gains for the sixth day on Friday, Feb. 16, ahead of data on import prices and as traders prepared for a long Presidents Day weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had an implied open of 57 points to the upside, S&P 500 futures were 0.28% higher and the Nasdaq ...
After the mass shooting and killing of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, in late 2012, activists made an appeal to Wall Street money managers: sell your stock holdings of gun makers and gun sellers. It was a similar argument activists had made to exert pressure on tobacco and big oil companies.
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by gains in technology and healthcare stocks, putting the main indexes on course for strong weekly gains as they bounced back from a brutal selloff earlier this month. The indexes have closed higher for the last five days allaying fears of rising inflation and faster ...
This week, the #MeToo movement arrived on Wall Street. On Tuesday, a female employee of Point72 Asset Management, the investment firm run by the billionaire Steven Cohen, filed a lawsuit against Cohen and the company, alleging gender discrimination. The suit comes at a complicated moment for Cohen, a onetime ...
For one traders, whose lifeblood is unearthing profit from the vagaries of asset prices on Wall Street, view the recent shift to a decidedly bumpier ride for stocks as a downright happy-making event. Prominent trader Mark Fisher told CNBC on Monday that the wild gyrations, which have become the norm ...
In the past 10 years, the wolves of Wall Street have become much more like passive house cats, living easy lives going long the market and watching money grow in a friendly bull-market world created for them by central banks in the wake of the financial crisis. They have forgotten that their nature was once to roam in the ...
Wall Street bankers gorged on fees from HNA Group Co. as they helped the debt-laden Chinese conglomerate clinch $55 billion of acquisitions around the world. They're set for another bonanza as the company offloads some of those same purchases to stave off a liquidity crisis. HNA doled out as much as ...
KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Frankfurt's DAX jumped 1.7 percent to 12,318.15 and France's CAC 40 advanced 1.2 percent. London's FTSE 100 added 1 percent to 7,166.86. On Friday, the DAX tumbled 1.2 percent, the CAC 40 dropped 1.4 percent and the FTSE 100 shed 1.1 percent. On Wall Street ...
After a rough week on Wall Street which saw massive losses of more than 1,000 points and smaller rebounds, many people are worried about their 401Ks. What's behind recent volatility on Wall Street and how concerned should we be? Jeffrey Korzenik, chief investment strategist at Fifth Third Bank, visited ...
Global stock markets rose Monday and Wall Street was expected to open higher after gains late Friday ended a turbulent week with a more upbeat mood. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX jumped 1.8 percent to 12,324 and France's CAC 40 advanced 1.4 percent to 5,152. London's FTSE 100 ...
Good Monday morning. Here's what we're watching: • What investors should be watching to discern where the markets are headed. • General Dynamics's big deal shows that military spending is set to go up. • Where Dina Powell is going next. • Why Wall Street machers are still worried. • Unilever wants ...
The bad news for stocks is that analysts think Treasury rates may keep climbing, potentially adding to Wall Street's rate jitters. The good news is that a steady climb in bond rates could be absorbed by the stock market, because the underlying fundamentals -- the U.S. economy and corporate profits -- remain ...
After years of being able to count on low interest rates, market participants now face uncertainty about how the Federal Reserve could react to the possibility of higher inflation. This concern was a driving factor of the stock market's correction. The sell-off coincided with a changing of the guard at the helm of the central bank.
The bogeyman of Wall Street — aka inflation — is haunting investors again. But is it just a bad dream? After prolonged visions of nirvana, investors are suddenly having nightmares again about an old bogeyman: inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 9% of its value in the past two weeks, ...
On July 25, 2013, a high-ranking federal law enforcement officer took a public stand against malfeasance on Wall Street. Preet Bharara, then the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, held a news conference to announce one of the largest Wall Street criminal cases the American ...
WASHINGTON — When he took office a year ago, President Trump vowed that the “hour of action” had arrived. But as momentous events whipsawed Washington and Wall Street in recent days, Mr. Trump seemed oddly offstage, more of a spectator than the star. He stayed largely out of sight as the stock ...
For the second time in a week, Asian markets followed a swoon on Wall Street, with Shanghai and Hong Kong taking the biggest hit. Shanghai's SE Composite Index was off 4.5 percent at 3,129.85; Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 3.1 percent to 29,507.42 and Japan's Nikkei 225 lost more than 2 percent.
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. The Winter Olympics, jitters on Wall Street and tales of digital nomads. Here's the news: Photo. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times. • The 2018 Winter Olympics are here — and our coverage runs the gamut, from the frigid ...
Unemployment in the U.S. in 2018 will likely sink to its lowest level since astronaut Neil Armstrong took his giant leap for mankind in landing on the moon nearly 50 years ago. That's the view of noted Wall Street economist Joseph Lavorgna, who predicts that the nation's jobless rate -- now at 4.1 percent ...
Wall Street is piling back into the trade that blew up earlier this week. Frank Chaparro. 3h; 1,478. facebook · linkedin · twitter; email; print. A trader reacts as he ... Wall Street is unpredictable by nature, but this is one for the books. Traders are pouring back into the trade that imploded earlier this week: Short ...
Global stock markets sank Friday after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a weeklong sell-off. ... On Wall Street, futures for the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 were down 0.1% and up 0.2%, respectively, though the actual market open does not ...
HONG KONG — The turmoil gripping Wall Street swept across time zones on Friday as stocks dropped from Asia to Europe with no sector seemingly spared. Market Snapshot 6:10 am View Full Overview. FTSE 100–0.81%; Nikkei–2.32%closed; Shanghai–4.02%closed. Markets have sometimes appeared ...
Two of Wall Street's biggest players can't seem to agree on whether investors are nervous or euphoric about the markets. “Talking to our clients, we still find risk aversion and hesitance about the impact of fiscal reforms and political developments (e.g., midterm elections, Nunes memo, etc.),” JP Morgan's ...
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France on February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Reuters. By Supantha Mukherjee. (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's (Nasdaq: AMZN) shares rose 6 percent on Friday as Wall Street ...
Wall Street is buzzing over what Apple's latest financial results and poor iPhone sales numbers mean for the stock. Apple reported weaker-than-expected December-quarter iPhone unit sales on Thursday. The company also gave a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the March quarter. Here is what ...
The figures add to concerns in the bond market that inflation may be picking up faster than expected — and fears of a more aggressive Fed; There's reason to believe the spike in bond yields will reverse once the underlying economic momentum is revealed to not have shifted that substantially.
U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average experiencing its worst weekly percentage drop in two years. The Dow dropped nearly 666 points, or 2.5 percent, just two weeks after it surpassed the 26,000-mark for the first time. Investors said the drop was partly due to fears of rising ...


 

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