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09:25, 2019-09-17

Ray-Ban Investors Should Look Beyond the Optics EssilorLuxottica’s top shareholder and activist investor Third Point are both building stakes in the eyewear giant, setting up a fresh governance battle....
07:28, 2019-09-17

China Is Pitting the Yuan Against the Dollar. So Far, It's Not Going to Plan. The yuan has failed to rise in currency-trading rankings even as Beijing has promoted it as a core element of their international political engagement, and officials talk of positioning it as an alternative to the U.S. dollar for trade and finance....
07:28, 2019-09-17

Mona Sinha on How Women Can Use Their Wealth to Do Good If you are uncomfortable with the word “philanthropist,” deal with the discomfort, says Mona Sinha. She tell host Veronica Dagher how women can share their wealth to change the world today and for generations to come in this Secrets of Wealthy Women ...
07:28, 2019-09-17

Prudential Pays $32.6 Million to Settle Probe of Mutual-Fund Business The company agreed to settle claims that it didn’t disclose how a reorganization of its mutual-fund business would cost the funds millions in lost interest income....
07:28, 2019-09-17

Inflation Bonds Lead Gains in U.S. Government Debt U.S. government bonds that offer investors protection against inflation rallied Monday, powered by concerns that a surge in oil prices would raise consumer prices after an attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry....
07:28, 2019-09-17

Oil Prices Log Historic Rally After Saudi Attack Oil prices logged one of their largest rallies ever, highlighting anxiety that weekend attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry could cause supply shortages and pose a new threat to the global economy....
07:28, 2019-09-17

Taiwan pushes hard – and late – into digital banking Despite being a global leader in IT and semiconductors, Taiwan has long been a digital laggard. The regulator has just issued the island’s first digital banking licences, but is it a simple case of ‘too late’ rather than ‘better late than never’?...
22:00, 2019-09-16

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle The bid by HKEX for the London Stock Exchange is bold and has scale on its side, but faces regulatory barriers – and the fact the LSE has a different idea of what an exchange should look like....
18:56, 2019-09-16

Banks Warm to Mortgage Bonds That Burned Them in 2008 Lenders all but gave up on packaging mortgages into securities and selling them after the financial crisis. But now banks like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are getting back in....
15:56, 2019-09-16

Activists Bark Loudly With Smaller Bites The phenomenon of cantankerous shareholders staking their claim on very large companies with ever smaller interests has grown, but in many cases it isn’t clear if companies would have taken decisions on their own accord....
15:56, 2019-09-16

High-Interest Online Bank Accounts Could Lose Some Shine Big banks bet that online savings accounts would help them bring in customers when rates were rising. Now that rates are falling, that growth may stall....
15:56, 2019-09-16

Oil Prices Surge After Saudi Attack But Capped by Ample Supply The world is flush with excess oil, a factor that put a cap on the increase in crude prices following the attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry....
15:56, 2019-09-16

U.S. Stock Futures Retreat as Oil Prices Jump U.S. stock futures fell and haven assets like gold and the Japanese yen gained after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent crude prices surging....
07:28, 2019-09-16

Oil Prices Soar After Saudi Attack Crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure and announcement from President Trump that he has authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve....
03:28, 2019-09-16

Saudi Oil Attack Is the Big One The implications of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility may be substantial in both the short and the long run for the region and the global economy....
19:56, 2019-09-15

Sorry Energy Consumers, Shale Won't Save You Booming U.S. oil production has altered the world energy landscape, in part because it is so nimble, but it can’t plug a hole of the size created by the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia....
19:56, 2019-09-15

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 by a consulting firm said they weren’t sure they will be prepared for Libor’s demise in two years.....
13:28, 2019-09-15

Junk Debt Sends Early Warning Signals Warning signals are starting to flash in the market for junk debt, an indicator that investors are worried that companies with high debt loads could be at risk even if the U.S. economy avoids recession....
13:28, 2019-09-15

Resilient U.S. Growth Propels Stocks as Trade Fears Ease Investors are piling back into stocks and unwinding massive bets on haven assets, illustrating renewed faith that a resilient U.S. consumer can continue powering economic growth....
11:56, 2019-09-15

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 say they are effectively blacklisted from the banking industry....
09:00, 2019-09-15

Saudi Oil Attack: This Is the Big One The implications of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility may be substantial in both the short and the long run for the region and the global economy....
09:00, 2019-09-15

Falling Yields Unleash Flood of Muni 'Century Bonds' State and local governments, along with universities, are joining companies in a dash to issue debt and lock in low rates, sometimes for up to 100 years....
00:14, 2019-09-14

London Stock Exchange Rejects Bid From Hong Kong Rival The U.K. exchange operator rejected a $36.6 billion bid from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saying it had “fundamental concerns” about the price and Hong Kong’s long-term future as a financial gateway....
00:14, 2019-09-14

Popeyes Chicken Idea Could Come Home to Roost Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen sold out of its chicken sandwiches but suggested customers make their own by bringing their own buns and ordering a different menu item....
00:14, 2019-09-14

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 keep crude prices down....
00:14, 2019-09-14

Stocks Extend Weekly Winning Streak U.S. stocks clinched a third consecutive week of gains and are sitting within a hair of their records, as moderating tensions between the U.S. and China eased fears about a potential recession....
00:14, 2019-09-14

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 enterprise information-technology companies....
00:14, 2019-09-14

Is Deutsche Bank drinking in the last chance saloon? As it presses ahead with restructuring, Deutsche will exit cast equities, cut back in rates and centre itself on a traditional corporate banking business. CEO Christian Sewing calls it the most radical transformation the bank has undertaken in decade...
20:14, 2019-09-13

Charles Li Linked Hong Kong and China but LSE Deal Could Be a Bridge Too Far Charles Li, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has built his career and company’s success on China. Now that could prove to be his biggest challenge....
11:14, 2019-09-13

Mexico's Pemex Sells Bonds for $7.5 Billion in Refinancing Pemex said the refinancing operation is the largest in its history, and that all of the money will be used to refinance existing debt. It was the state oil company’s first foray into international capital markets this year....
11:14, 2019-09-13

WeWork to List on Nasdaq, Make Governance Changes WeWork’s parent company has chosen to list its shares on Nasdaq and plans sweeping changes in its governance as the shared workspace provider speeds up preparations for its hotly anticipated initial public offering in the face of tepid interest from ...
11:14, 2019-09-13

Global Stocks Edge Up on Stimulus, Trade Hopes Global markets ticked higher Friday as investors digested news of fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and signs that the deadlock in U.S.-China trade talks could be broken....
11:14, 2019-09-13

Charlotte on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Patrick Komorous, a utility-sales representative in Charlotte....
02:56, 2019-09-13

Hong Kong Exchange's Salesman in Chief Confronts China Challenge Charles Li, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has built his career and company’s success on China. Now that could prove to be his biggest challenge....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Minneapolis on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Nathalie Blockhus, a financial resolution specialist in Minneapolis....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Charlotte, N.C, on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Patrick Komorous, a utility-sales representative in Charlotte....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Five Cities: Living on $50K a Year Recent graduates in entry-level jobs make an average of $51,347 annually. How far that goes depends a lot on where you live. Meet millennials living in Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, N.C., and Tucson, Ariz....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Why Rate Cuts in Europe May Do More Harm Than Good The European Central Bank launched a fresh wave of loose-money policies to jolt its stubbornly low inflation rate. But many suspect its primary target was something else: the euro....
20:42, 2019-09-12

OPEC Defers Decision on Oil Output Reduction OPEC and its oil-producing allies put off any talk of further output reductions, despite growing evidence of a mounting global supply glut and slowing demand growth for crude....
20:42, 2019-09-12

U.S. Government-Bond Yields Rise on Trade Hopes U.S. government-bond prices fell after a report that the Trump administration is considering an interim trade deal with China, reversing previous gains that came after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Treasury to Sell $99 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department next week will auction $99 billion in securities, ranging from 13-week bills to 10-year Treasury inflation-protected securities....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Stocks Climb After ECB Stimulus Package U.S. stocks edged higher after the European Central Bank unveiled a sweeping stimulus package and President Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports....
20:42, 2019-09-12

Clothes don’t cover Haiti’s problems The country’s poverty is in marked contrast to the relative affluence of its neighbours. It needs access to finance beyond disaster relief. But can banks make a business case for a nation in such poor repair?...
19:00, 2019-09-12

The places finance forgot Countries fall off the global financial grid for a host of reasons: political obtuseness, lack of sovereign recognition, the departure of correspondent banking relationships, even Ebola. But we make a mistake if we think of these places as distant an...
19:00, 2019-09-12

Kurdistan readies for post-ISIS future It’s not long ago that Kurdistan was on the brink of accessing the international markets. Then came ISIS, strained relations with Iraq and the challenge of being shackled to a state from which the population wants independence. Is Kurdistan ready to ...
19:00, 2019-09-12

Laos’s past is its present In the landlocked nation, credit is in short supply and few have bank accounts. Foreign lenders, development banks, microfinance institutions and fintechs want to solve its woes – it’s just not clear that Laos wants them back....
19:00, 2019-09-12

Liberia sees a second chance For many international investors, Liberia isn’t relevant. It offers little in terms of natural resource, while global banks find doing business there too risky and its young and poor population offers little commercial opportunity. Can China help tur...
19:00, 2019-09-12

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache It is 11 years since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, and even now, only about half of the UN recognizes it as a free-standing sovereign state. That lack of international validation – not least the absence of a credit rating – is holding bac...
19:00, 2019-09-12

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 Amsterdam—instantly creating a rare European tech giant....
01:14, 2019-09-12

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....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Disputed Debt Hangs Over European Maestro of Private Bonds German financier Lars Windhorst’s debts highlight the murky world of private bonds in Europe, for which there are typically no credit ratings, little trading and scant regulation....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Aramco IPO, Economic Slowdown to Weigh on OPEC Meeting OPEC and its oil-producing allies are under considerable pressure as fresh forecasts point to declining global demand growth for crude and a potential world-wide economic slowdown....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Global Currency Decline Bruises Investors Currencies around the world are tumbling to multiyear lows against the dollar, bruising investors’ portfolios and fanning the flames of a global trade war....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Ex-KPMG Partner Gets a Year and a Day in 'Steal the Exam' Scandal A former high-ranking partner at KPMG was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his role in a scheme to steal confidential information to help the accounting firm perform better in its annual inspection by a regulator....
01:14, 2019-09-12

U.K. Could Block Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange The U.K. government is unlikely to approve a potential $36.6 billion takeover of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by its Hong Kong rival because it forms too critical a part of the country’s financial infrastructure,....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Gold Rises After Trump Tweet The price of gold snapped a four-day losing streak after President Trump renewed his call for lower interest rates, urging the Federal Reserve to cut borrowing costs to zero or less....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Small-Caps Extend Gains as Growth Worries Recede Small-cap stocks are regaining some of their shine as hopes for lower interest rates and optimism about coming trade talks have lifted sentiment about the economic outlook....
01:14, 2019-09-12

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes $36.6 Billion Offer for London Rival A deal would unite two of the world’s major stock exchanges when both regions are under political pressure, with Hong Kong reeling from a summer of violent protests and London gripped by political paralysis....
01:14, 2019-09-12

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....
08:56, 2019-09-11

Oil Prices Sink After Trump Ousts John Bolton U.S. oil prices fell by about $1 a barrel when President Trump announced the resignation of national security adviser John Bolton, a policy hawk whose exit, analysts said, could lead to a greater global supply of crude....
08:56, 2019-09-11

A Giant Bet Against Natural Gas Is Blowing Up Hedge funds and other money managers in August built up a big bet that natural gas prices would decline—their most bearish position in the futures market in over a decade—only to have prices shoot up 25%....
08:56, 2019-09-11

Hunting for Cheap Stocks Is Back in Favor Over the past decade, value stocks have underperformed their growth counterparts in all but one year. But for the past two days, there has been a shift....
08:56, 2019-09-11

Aramco Plans Two-Part Saudi Listing to Expedite IPO Saudi Arabia is planning a two-part listing of Aramco on its domestic stock market to ensure that the exchange can easily absorb what would be the kingdom’s largest initial public offering....
08:56, 2019-09-11

Libor transition: Are markets ready for a $350 trillion white-knuckle ride? It is less than two and a half years until Libor, the benchmark on which trillions of dollars-worth of financial instruments are based, will disappear. That is a hopelessly ambitious timetable in which to complete what has been called the largest fin...
20:14, 2019-09-10

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....
15:28, 2019-09-10

The Gig Could Be Up for Ride Hailers A California bill reclassifying contracted gig-economy workers as employees could lead to significant increases in expenses for ride-hailers and food-delivery platforms alike....
15:28, 2019-09-10

There's Too Much Negativity About Negative Rates European bankers are squealing in fear that they’ll be stuck with even steeper negative interest rates by the European Central Bank this week. The banks quite rightly fret that lower rates hit their profits, and they want the ECB to help. To avoid tr...
15:28, 2019-09-10

Stocks Are Back Near Records, but Memories of 2018 Leave Investors Uneasy Stocks have raced higher to start September, but signs of faltering growth are keeping investors on edge as they navigate what historically has been a turbulent period for markets....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Hong Kong Is Unique---China Needs It to Stay That Way Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has always been viewed with deep ambivalence in the ultra-capitalist city and Beijing alike, but maintaining the arrangement is paramount to the success of both....
04:42, 2019-09-10

How to Understand Alibaba's Latest Shopping Trip The imminent retirement of co-founder Jack Ma hasn’t dimmed the ambitions of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The company’s recent deals seem aimed at keeping old rivals at bay....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Irish Banks Battered as Disorderly Brexit Looms Some of the stocks worst hit by Brexit uncertainty aren’t in the U.K.: They are Irish banks. The Republic of Ireland’s two largest lenders are among the worst-performing European banks this year....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Treasurys Extend Price Declines U.S. government bonds pulled back sharply Monday, extending recent price declines that have reflected hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks and some encouraging economic data....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Dow Industrials Edge Up in Quiet Session Major U.S. stock indexes were little changed as investors looked ahead to meetings later this month where central bankers are expected to cut interest rates....
04:42, 2019-09-10

One Wall Street Bank Thinks Boeing Can Rally to $500 Boeing shares haven’t yet recovered from the fallout stemming from the grounding of the 737 MAX. But they are worth taking a second look at, Morgan Stanley says....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Investors Bet on Big Gains by Gold, Silver Options bets are signaling the precious-metals resurgence has much further to go, with traders making wagers that gold may rally an additional 40% and silver almost another 80%....
04:42, 2019-09-10

SEC Chairman Scolds Weak Anticorruption Enforcement Abroad Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, chided counterparts around the world for spotty enforcement of antibribery laws....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Media Stocks Struggle to Erase Earnings-Related Losses Meredith is trading near its lowest level in more than six years, and New York Times shares haven’t recovered since the company’s latest earnings report on Aug. 7. Both publishers face dimmer outlooks....
04:42, 2019-09-10

Elliott Appears to Revert to Old Form in Taking On AT&T Elliott Management, one of the most ambitious and aggressive activist investors, has set its sights on one of its biggest targets yet in picking a fight with AT&T....
04:42, 2019-09-10

SEC Pressures Exchanges on Market-Surveillance Project The SEC is stepping up pressure on exchanges to finish a huge, long-delayed database designed to help detect market manipulation and investigate episodes of anomalous trading....
04:42, 2019-09-10

High Debt Levels Are Weighing on Economies A mountain of debt built up during the past decade has made some economies more fragile as global growth slows, adding to the challenges faced by central banks....
21:42, 2019-09-08

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....
21:42, 2019-09-08

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....
21:42, 2019-09-08

Investors Notch Victory Over Fannie, Freddie Profits Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac notched a win in their yearslong challenge to the U.S. sweep of nearly all of the mortgage-finance giants’ profits....
00:28, 2019-09-08

The Buck Starts Here: Accounting for Women's Spending Power Women’s growing economic power will radically alter the American marketplace, but what exactly the consumer landscape will look like and who will benefit are unclear....
16:28, 2019-09-07

New York Hits Out-of-Stater With Hefty Tax Bill Over Vacation Home Hedge-fund manager Nelson Obus liked to stay at his cottage in the Adirondacks during cross-country ski trips. He had no idea how expensive those vacations were until he heard from New York tax collectors....
15:43, 2019-09-07

Baby Unicorns Are Doing a Bit Too Well Uber, Lyft and WeWork are stellar examples of what can happen when investors cram too much cash into a company ahead of an initial public offering. Zoom Video and CrowdStrike are proving to be the opposite....
15:43, 2019-09-07

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....
00:56, 2019-09-07

Banks Want Reassurance on Payday-Type Loans Some lenders want to get back into the business of offering short-term, small-dollar loans to cash-strapped customers but are wary of running afoul of regulators....
00:56, 2019-09-07

U.S. Junk Bonds With Negative Yields? Yes, Kind of Some investors are buying lower-rated corporate bonds that could lose them money even if their prices don’t decline. It is a sign of the hunt for yield in a low-interest-rate environment and their aversion to the very riskiest forms of debt....
00:56, 2019-09-07

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....
00:56, 2019-09-07

Knowing If You Can Stomach the Next Big Market Swing That quiz your financial adviser gave you isn’t really a good way of understanding your tolerance for risk. (And how would your adviser score on the same test?)...
00:56, 2019-09-07

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....
00:56, 2019-09-07

How to Have the Inheritance Talk With Older Parents Ask Encore: Retirement columnist Glenn Ruffenach also answers a reader’s question about whether it’s wise to keep all your retirement assets in one fund company....
00:56, 2019-09-07

Barbara Marcus on Being Ready for New Opportunities Barbara Marcus is a publishing veteran and the president of the children's division at Random House. She tells The Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how a powerful career in business and marketing prepared her for her latest chapter of success....
00:56, 2019-09-07

Gold Sinks as Investors Grapple With Powell, Jobs Data Gold prices shuffled between gains and losses Friday, as investors digested U.S. employment data and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell....
00:56, 2019-09-07

Fannie and Freddie Shares Slide on Reform Plan Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares fell more than 8%, a day after the U.S. Treasury released a blueprint to release the companies from government control that some investors found lacking in specifics....
00:56, 2019-09-07

Buyout Firms Seek to Acquire Symantec for More Than $16 Billion Symantec has received interest from a pair of private-equity suitors seeking to buy the cybersecurity firm after it agreed to a sale of a big chunk of its business....
00:56, 2019-09-07

U.S. Government Bonds Gain After Hiring Slows in August U.S. bond prices rose, with yields falling, after the Labor Department said the economy added fewer jobs than expected last month, raising new concerns about slowing growth....
00:56, 2019-09-07

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....
07:42, 2019-09-06

Stocks Rally on Plan for New Trade Talks U.S. stocks lurched higher after the U.S. and China said they would hold talks in Washington in October, reigniting hopes for an eventual trade truce. The Dow industrials jumped more than 370 points....
07:42, 2019-09-06

Hedge Fund Loses $1 Billion in One Month on Argentina Bet Hedge fund Autonomy Capital lost about $1 billion last month largely on investments tied to Argentina, making it one of the most prominent investors caught on the wrong side of market turmoil in that country....
07:42, 2019-09-06

Government Bonds Fall After U.S. and China Plan New Trade Talks Government-bond yields around the world climbed after signs of a thaw in trade relations between the U.S. and China and a series of reports showed signs of health in the U.S. economy....
07:42, 2019-09-06

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 expansion. The stock slid nearly 14% after hours....
16:00, 2019-09-05

Stocks to Watch: Slack, Palo Alto Networks, MongoDB, and More Slack Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, database-software provider MongoDB, software maker Smartsheet, Cloudera, and aerospace and defense company AeroVironment are among Thursday’s stocks to watch....
16:00, 2019-09-05

Peloton Will Struggle to Be the Apple of Fitness The richly priced athletic-equipment company sells its tech experience along with the hardware. The model is like Apple, but more expensive and less useful....
16:00, 2019-09-05

Precious Metals Enjoy Resurgence in Negative-Yield World Investors are piling into precious metals at the fastest clip in years, driven by a plunge in global bond yields that has fueled a search for assets that can hold their value during troubled times....
16:00, 2019-09-05

U.S. Stocks Open Higher on New Trade Talks U.S. stocks rose shortly after the opening bell on hopes for trade progress after the U.S. and China said they would hold talks in Washington in October. The Dow industrials jumped more than 300 points....
16:00, 2019-09-05

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....
02:00, 2019-09-05

Options Clearing Corp. to Pay $20 Million to SEC, CFTC The central clearinghouse serving as a backstop for trades in the options market has agreed to pay a $20 million fine and strengthen its compliance programs to settle U.S. regulatory investigations....
02:00, 2019-09-05

Dow, S&P Rise Amid Global Rally Shares and benchmark indexes rose following strong gains for global stocks amid political developments around the world that countered a set of weak economic data....
20:28, 2019-09-04

Starbucks Is Cooling Off in Bad Sign for Corporate Profits Starbucks served up a weak outlook to shareholders for next fiscal year’s earnings, adding to an increasingly hazy view around corporate-profit growth beyond 2019....
20:28, 2019-09-04

Goldman's Coder-in-Chief Ditches Wall Street for California Sunshine Martin Chavez is retiring from Goldman Sachs, where he was the face of a new breed of engineers ruling Wall Street and one of its most senior openly gay executives....
16:56, 2019-09-04

Dorian Is Exposing an Insurance Gap in the Bahamas The vast majority of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian to the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries is unlikely to be covered by insurance, which could slow recovery in the region....
16:56, 2019-09-04

Trade Impasse Sends Oil Prices Lower Oil prices dropped Tuesday as concerns mounted over the China-U.S. trade impasse and as Hurricane Dorian rumbled along a path that should keep it from disrupting production in the Gulf of Mexico....
16:56, 2019-09-04

U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data U.S. stocks and bond yields slumped as fresh data showed that the manufacturing sector contracted in August, adding to worries about the global economy and impact of trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
16:56, 2019-09-04

Deere Sells 30-Year Corporate Bonds at Record Low Yields On a busy day for corporate bond issuance, Deere sold 30-year bonds at an initial yield of 2.877%. That broke the previous record of 3.197% that Walt Disney had set when it sold 30-year bonds in July 2016....
16:56, 2019-09-04

Dollar Index Climbs to Two-Year High The dollar reached its strongest level in over two years as the gloomy outlook for global growth, rising U.S.-China trade tensions and political turmoil in Europe weighed on major currencies world-wide....
16:56, 2019-09-04

An All-American Pickup Fight Is Revving Up So far, Tesla’s efforts to disrupt the auto industry have caused more trouble in the luxury-sedan hub of Germany than in Detroit. But that is starting to change....
16:56, 2019-09-04

JPMorgan to Add China to Bond Indexes JPMorgan Chase plans to add Chinese government debt to its widely followed indexes, marking the latest stamp of foreign approval for the country’s assets and one that is likely to draw yet more money from abroad....
16:56, 2019-09-04

How U.S. Banks Took Over the World A decade after fueling a crisis that nearly brought down the global financial system, America’s banks are ruling it, earning the majority of global investment-banking fees, merger fees and stock commissions last year....
16:56, 2019-09-04

Carbon-Emissions Credits Slide Over Brexit Fears The price of carbon-emissions credits has slid sharply in recent weeks as traders worry that a deluge of U.K. credits could flood the market in anticipation of a disruptive Brexit....
16:56, 2019-09-04

The Dividend Yield Delusion The S&P 500’s dividend yield is now above the yields of the longest-term U.S. government bonds. This is a historical rarity, but one which sadly offers little useful information to investors....
16:56, 2019-09-04

U.S. Stocks Open Higher Amid Global Rally Shares and benchmark indexes rose following strong gains for global stocks amid political developments around the world that countered a set of weak economic data....
16:56, 2019-09-04

Trade finance and blockchain: now is the time for a network of networks A lack of regulation and standardization creates opportunities for businesses that can create a one-stop shop for all blockchain trade finance needs. So who is doing it?...
23:00, 2019-09-03

Van Eck, SolidX to Offer Limited Version of Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund Crypto enthusiasts have been trying without much success to get regulatory approval for funds to bring bitcoin to investors. Two firms plan to use a workaround....
12:14, 2019-09-03

The U.S. Wants to Adopt a Flawed Cap-and-Trade Plan for Water An attempt in Australia to apply market discipline to the water supply has drawn criticism for failing to anticipate hoarding and theft. The approach is being considered in several western U.S. states....
12:14, 2019-09-03

China's Yuan Drops to Fresh 11-Year Low China’s yuan weakened further, at one point nearing 7.2 to the dollar, less than a month after Beijing let the currency pass a threshold it had previously defended....
12:14, 2019-09-03

Chinese Steel Slowdown Slams Iron-Ore Prices Iron-ore prices posted their biggest one-month fall in almost eight years as China’s huge steel engine cools and global shipments of the commodity rise....
12:14, 2019-09-03

China's Yuan Drops to Weakest Level in More Than a Decade China’s yuan weakened further, at one point nearing 7.2 to the dollar, less than a month after Beijing let the currency pass a threshold it had previously defended....
10:42, 2019-09-03

Global Stocks Slip Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data Global stocks slipped a day after Beijing said it had lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organization over U.S. tariffs, and the British pound scratched new multiyear lows ahead of a tumultuous week in U.K. politics over Brexit....
10:42, 2019-09-03

One Obscure Reason for August's Big Bond Rally: Negative Convexity Analysts trying to make sense of the steep slide in bond yields around the world in August are pointing fingers at many things, including the phenomenon of hedging against negative convexity in the mortgage market....
17:56, 2019-09-02

The Market Forces That Propelled a Massive Rally in Long Bonds Long-term bonds have been on a tear in recent weeks with yields tumbling more rapidly than almost any other time in the past decade. But the recession signals flashed by these moves may have been exaggerated....
17:56, 2019-09-02

Women's Other Economic Gap: Financial Acumen Women are more likely to leave long-term decisions about money to their spouses, hurting their progress in financial literacy and their financial position later in life....
17:56, 2019-09-02

Argentine Peso Strengthens Against Dollar After Currency Controls Introduced The Argentine peso gained against the dollar after the government announced measures on Sunday to try to slow an outflow of the currency amid a crisis of confidence....
17:56, 2019-09-02

Regulator Wields First IPO Veto on China's New Tech Board China’s market regulator vetoed a proposed share listing, faulting the accounting in an application that had already been approved by the country’s biggest stock exchange....
14:14, 2019-09-02

Ailing Chinese Bank Stops Paying Coupons on CoCo Bonds Bank of Jinzhou said it would skip a year’s worth of interest payments to international bondholders, days after reporting that losses and problem loans had soared....
14:14, 2019-09-02

Pay-Access Apps Face Regulatory Test A growing industry of financial apps that allow workers to access payday funds early is drawing scrutiny from regulators to prove they are different from payday lenders....
11:56, 2019-09-02

Some Companies Offer a New Benefit: Payroll Advances and Loans More companies are helping workers gain access to payroll advances and loans, reflecting concern over the impact money problems are having on productivity levels and worker retention....
11:56, 2019-09-02

China's Red-Hot Tobacco Stock is Cooling Cigarette sales are holding up better in China than in many markets, but that’s no reason for investors to continue to puff on Hong Kong-listed China Tobacco International....
18:42, 2019-09-01

Venture-Capital Stalwart Fights Crypto Crackdown Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm known for early investments in companies including Facebook, is putting up a fight against Washington’s cryptocurrency crackdown....
18:42, 2019-09-01

Markets Show Resilience in Topsy-Turvy August Stocks capped off a volatile August down only slightly for the month and near recent records, the latest example of the bull market’s stability despite global threats....
22:14, 2019-08-31

The Horsemen Stalking the Korean Stock Market South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made a public display of personal support for Korean companies, but investors would be unwise to follow his example....
16:42, 2019-08-31

Bank of Jinzhou Posts Net Loss After Filing Delay Hong Kong-listed lender Bank of Jinzhou reported a net loss, citing increased bad loans and a change of accounting measures that have more-stringent requirements on loan impairment....
15:00, 2019-08-31

Euro Tumbles to Two-Year Low After Weak Economic Data The euro fell to a two-year low Friday as some investors bet that lackluster economic data will force the ECB to further ease monetary policy next month....
00:14, 2019-08-31

Cheap Gas Revs Up Consumers, Boding Well for U.S. Economy Drivers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend will enjoy the cheapest gasoline prices in three years, a boon to consumers as fears of recession buffet Wall Street....
21:00, 2019-08-30

Campbell Turnaround Needs Time to Simmer Campbell shares rallied on early signs of a turnaround, but the stock is up sharply this year and investors should now await more evidence of improvement....
21:00, 2019-08-30

Would Warren Buffett Buy Greenland? As far as we know, President Trump hasn’t contacted Warren Buffett on the question of what price he should put on Greenland, much less negotiating tips. But one of Mr. Buffett’s earliest letters to investors has an interesting way to think about such...
21:00, 2019-08-30

A Tokyo Listing for Aramco Highlights Japan's Less-Stringent Disclosure Rules A Tokyo listing by Saudi Arabia’s Aramco would boost Japan’s effort to re-establish itself as a global financial center, but it could also highlight areas in which the country has laxer disclosure standards....
21:00, 2019-08-30

Risky Seller Financing Flourishes Where Homes Are Cheapest Buyers of inexpensive homes are often shut out of the mortgage market, forcing them to rely on a type of seller financing that is prone to abuse, a recent study found....
21:00, 2019-08-30

U.S. Stocks Waver to End a Volatile Month U.S. stocks relinquished most of their early-morning advance to cap off a volatile month but remained on track to notch their biggest weekly gains since June....
21:00, 2019-08-30

How Women Can Confidently Speak Up for What They Want Some women struggle with confidence, and this has real implications for their career advancement and pay. But confidence is a learned skill, according to a panel of confidence and communication experts on WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast with V...
21:00, 2019-08-30

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 sector amid heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
21:00, 2019-08-30

Euro Tumbles to Fresh Two-Year Low, Drawing Trump Rebuke The euro fell to a two-year low Friday as some investors bet that lackluster economic data will force the ECB to further ease monetary policy next month....
21:00, 2019-08-30

How ETFs Swallowed the Stock Market ETFs have excelled at grabbing trading, with far more trading now in several of the big ETFs than in the largest members of the indexes to which they are linked....
13:56, 2019-08-30

The Little Differences Between 401(k)s and IRAs Can Cost Big Individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans share many features in common, but they also have subtle differences. Not knowing the nuances can raise a tax bill—sometimes by a lot....
11:56, 2019-08-30

The Bear Case Against Amazon Wall Street’s optimism about the internet juggernaut suggests that a lot of good news is already priced into Amazon’s stock. As the company’s challenges mount, it might not take much bad news to disappoint investors....
11:56, 2019-08-30

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....
11:56, 2019-08-30

UBS Nabs Top Ex-Credit Suisse Banker UBS has hired Iqbal Khan, the former wealth-management head of Swiss rival Credit Suisse, as part of a broad reshuffle that creates a fresh lineup of potential internal successors to Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti....
01:56, 2019-08-30

Treasury Proposes Guidance Clarifying Tax Consequences of Libor Transition The Treasury issued proposed guidance Wednesday clarifying the tax consequences of eliminating the London interbank offered rate, a move that could help ease the transition to a new reference rate....
01:56, 2019-08-30

Few Sectors Escape August's Stock-Market Selloff The S&P 500 is on pace for its worst August in four years, as investors fled sectors they consider vulnerable to the increasing antagonism between the U.S. and China. The broad index is down nearly 2% for the month....
01:56, 2019-08-30

New Mexico Attorney General Says State Should Reclaim Parts of Jeffrey Epstein Ranch New Mexico’s attorney general said Jeffrey Epstein got a “sweetheart deal” on leases of state land that are part of the ranch he owned—and has recommended that the leases be canceled and the land given to a local ranching family....
01:56, 2019-08-30

Foreign Investors Pile Into U.S. Stocks and Bonds In a global market dominated by negative-yielding debt, foreign investors say they see American assets as a haven, piling into U.S. stocks and bonds at the fastest pace in about a year....
19:00, 2019-08-29

Aramco Plans Split IPO, Shunning London, Hong Kong Saudi Aramco is considering a plan to split the world’s largest IPO into two stages, debuting a portion of its shares on the Saudi stock exchange later this year, and following up with an international offering in 2020 or 2021....
19:00, 2019-08-29

TD Bank Group's Profit Lifted by U.S. Retail Operations Toronto-Dominion Bank Group’s quarterly profit rose more than 4% from a year earlier, driven largely by higher loan and deposit volumes in its U.S. retail operations....
13:56, 2019-08-29

U.S. Stocks Climb in Quiet Session U.S. stocks climbed, lifted by advances in shares of everything from retailers to technology firms. Major indexes flitted between small gains and losses throughout the morning, then bounced higher, ultimately pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
10:14, 2019-08-29

Boaz Weinstein Spars With BlackRock and Neuberger Boaz Weinstein’s New York hedge fund Saba Capital is embroiled in separate fights with BlackRock and Neuberger as well as a major law firm over the obscure mechanics of closed-end fund boards....
10:14, 2019-08-29

Treasurers need to move out of risk-management comfort zone Cash flow at risk and earnings at risk can help ensure FX risks are reported correctly, but treasurers need to do more to convince senior management to move away from tried and trusted methods that are no longer fit for purpose....
04:42, 2019-08-29

Stocks to Watch: Dycom, Coty, Hewlett Packard and More Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, after it raised its full-year earnings guidance, and Dycom, Tiffany, Coty and Autodesk....
20:14, 2019-08-28

A Crypto Miner Cuts Costs and Rides Bitcoin's Price Rise Hut 8 Mining, a Canadian firm that deals in bitcoin, has returned to profitability, offering a unique look at the impact of the recent rally in the cryptocurrency....
20:14, 2019-08-28

Mozambique and Bondholders Near $900 Million Restructuring Mozambique is close to completing an exchange of its so-called tuna bonds into new debt, an important step toward renewing its access to international markets after a three-year hiatus....
20:14, 2019-08-28

A Brexit Showdown Could Be What Investors Need British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reduce the time that U.K. lawmakers will have to block a no-deal Brexit, and investors are scared. But they should probably welcome signs of a final showdown....
20:14, 2019-08-28

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 Johnson moved to suspend Parliament....
20:14, 2019-08-28

Jeffrey Epstein's Road Through Wall Street Was a Bumpy One Jeffrey Epstein worked closely with some of the world’s largest investment banks, but he cut a course that was marked by disagreements, lawsuits and acrimony....
14:14, 2019-08-28

Stocks to Watch: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Autodesk and Costco Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, after it raised its full-year earnings guidance, and Autodesk, Costco, Veeva Systems and Heico....
14:14, 2019-08-28

Global Stocks Slip, Pound Falls on Brexit Fears Global stocks were broadly lower amid persistent economic and trade fears, and the British pound fell after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend Parliament....
14:14, 2019-08-28

Few Places to Hide When Markets All Move Together Seemingly unrelated areas of the market are trading in the same direction more frequently than normal, a trend that some investors say is contributing to recent volatility and could drive more fluctuations in the future....
14:14, 2019-08-28

Jeffrey Epstein's Road Through Wall Street a Bumpy One Jeffrey Epstein worked closely with some of the world’s largest investment banks, but he cut a course that was marked by disagreements, lawsuits and acrimony....
12:14, 2019-08-28

Global Stocks Slip on Weak Data, Trade Doubts Global stocks were broadly lower amid persistent economic and trade fears, and the British pound fell after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspended Parliament....
12:14, 2019-08-28

Glut in Natural Gas Goes Global More shale gas than ever is leaving U.S. shores. Unfortunately for the country’s beleaguered natural-gas producers, global prices for the fuel have never been lower....
20:42, 2019-08-27

Investors Betting Against the British Pound Fear a Reversal Some investors are betting that the biggest risk to the British pound isn’t that the turmoil around Brexit causes it to plunge further against the dollar, but that it stages an unexpected rally....
20:42, 2019-08-27

Trump's Ethanol Promises Come Due The Corn Belt carries a lot of weight in Washington—especially at the moment. That is coming in handy for ethanol companies that have lost some recent rounds to the fossil fuel sector....
20:42, 2019-08-27

Oil Investors Turn Focus to Inventories as Demand Fears Linger As a rocky August in financial markets wraps up, energy investors are looking ahead to Wednesday figures on U.S. oil stockpiles that could impact expectations for excess supply moving forward....
20:42, 2019-08-27

Cboe Was a Winner From Recent Market Turmoil Investors have turned to products from Cboe Global Markets to bet on volatility as markets have grown rockier. Shares of the exchange operator, which is known for Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” have rallied 23% this year, outpacing its peers....
20:42, 2019-08-27

U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Worries U.S. stocks fell and bond yields slipped again, as guarded investors hedged their bets on whether the U.S. and China are working toward de-escalating their trade spat....
20:42, 2019-08-27

A Primer on the Future of Fannie, Freddie The Trump administration is close to releasing a blueprint for overhauling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To help readers know what to expect, we answer some basic questions about the two housing-finance companies....
12:42, 2019-08-27

Global Stocks Seesaw on Trade Hopes, Weak Economic Data U.S. stock futures posted modest declines following mixed trading in European markets, after Asian shares jumped on optimism over trade negotiations between the U.S. and China....
12:42, 2019-08-27

Shares of Pitney Bowes Gain on Sale of Software Business Shares of Pitney Bowes rose after the shipping-services company said it struck a deal to sell its software business, part of a broader move to slim down its portfolio....
07:56, 2019-08-27

Amgen Shows Price Is Still Right for Blockbuster Drug Deals Amgen’s $13.4 billion purchase of anti-inflammatory drug Otezla from Celgene is the second recent signal that drugs executives are still willing to pay top dollar for high-quality assets....
07:56, 2019-08-27

Maysoon Zayid on Debt and Ambition Comedian and actress Maysoon Zayid explains how she dealt with $25,000 in credit-card debt—and persevered in the face of limits others put on her —in WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast....
07:56, 2019-08-27

Disney Tries to Lock Down Fans for Streaming War With Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and the 20th Century Fox library under its wing, Walt Disney owns some of the most powerful entertainment properties in the business. That gives it one of the most powerful fan bases—the kind of people most likely to loc...
07:56, 2019-08-27

Treasury Yields Rebound on Trump's China Comments U.S. government-bond yields whipsawed, dropping early in the session before recovering after comments by President Trump about a possible easing in trade tensions with China....
07:56, 2019-08-27

It Is Too Early for Pharma Investors to Cheer Opioid Verdict Hold the celebration: The opioid litigation cloud hanging over drug stocks won’t clear up soon, despite an Oklahoma judge’s ruling that Johnson & Johnson is liable for fueling the opioid crisis....
07:56, 2019-08-27

Hong Kong's Dollar Peg: How It Works and Why It's In Question Hong Kong’s standing as a financial center rests partly on its decadeslong currency peg to the U.S. dollar. But street protests, trade tensions and a looming recession have pressured the Hong Kong dollar, and some investors are preparing for a ruptur...
16:14, 2019-08-26

Indian Sugar Glut Pushes Prices Close to Decade Lows August has been a bitter month for sugar traders as a potential surfeit of Indian exports, the strong dollar and a slowing world economy combined to push prices toward their lowest level in a decade....
16:14, 2019-08-26

Soaring Student Debt Opens Door to Relief Scams Soaring student debt has been fertile ground for companies that promise to help stretched borrowers by navigating a maze of federal programs. But some services are outright scams and others make promises that are illegal....
16:14, 2019-08-26

U.S. Stocks Gain as Trump Says China Wants a Deal U.S. stocks rose after President Trump said China wants to strike a trade deal, signaling a potential de-escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies....
16:14, 2019-08-26

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 prospects....
10:14, 2019-08-26

China's Central Bank Unveils New Mortgage Loan Policy China’s central bank adjusted interest-rate mechanisms Sunday for the second time this month, this time focused on mortgage loans, in what it said was a bid to price them closer to market rates but also in ways that might avoid further inflating prop...
22:14, 2019-08-25

Latest Stock Volatility Adds to August Turbulence Stocks enter the final week of the month coming off one of their rockiest stretches of 2019, the latest example of tariff-induced volatility that has some investors bracing for more fluctuation....
22:14, 2019-08-25

The Bond Market Is Wrong. Inflation Will Return, Someday. To believe inflation will stay very low for a very long time requires believing both that central banks are running on empty and that governments won’t offer fiscal help to counter a downturn. The first has a kernel of truth, but central bankers are ...
22:14, 2019-08-25

Clients Want to Work With Female Advisers, and Firms Are Taking Notice Financial advisory firms have seen an increase in requests from prospective clients who want to work with female financial advisers. However, women are still a minority in the wealth-management business....
12:42, 2019-08-25

Hedge Funds Wager China's HNA Will Look After Foreign Investors Hedge funds have made quick profits on debt tied to HNA Group, even as the airlines-to-hotels conglomerate has scaled back internationally and fallen behind on other obligations....
12:42, 2019-08-25

Deutsche Bank and UBS Explored European Banking Alliance Deutsche Bank and UBS had talks as recently as mid-June to form an unusual alliance of investment-banking operations, according to people familiar with the discussions....
12:42, 2019-08-25

Stocks, Bond Yields Fall on Trade Tensions The Dow closed more than 600 points lower after China said it would impose retaliatory tariffs and President Trump vowed to respond. Treasury yields also sank, as did commodities markets that are sensitive to the two countries’ trade battle....
22:42, 2019-08-23

U.S. Treasury Prices Climb Amid Trade Turmoil U.S. government bond prices surged—pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to its lowest level since August 2016—as investors flocked to safer assets in response to a further escalation of the U.S.-China trade conflict....
22:42, 2019-08-23

South Korea Feels the Trade War Burn South Korean stocks are among the world’s worst performers this year, as its export-focused companies grapple with not one, but two trade fights and slowing global growth....
20:42, 2019-08-23

The Apple Card: Leave Home Without It Sleek white with a titanium base and laser-etched with your name, the Apple Card might just be more precious than anything you actually purchase with it....
20:42, 2019-08-23

U.S. Treasury Prices Climb In Wake of Trade Tensions, Powell U.S. government bond prices rose after China said it will impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank will provide additional stimulus if needed to support the U.S. economy....
20:42, 2019-08-23

Not All Energy Stocks Are Depressed Diamondback Energy shares are up nearly 4% this year, compared with a 20% loss at an exchange-traded fund tracking oil and gas producers, as the company’s low-cost strategy pays dividends....
20:42, 2019-08-23

VMware Goes Beyond Dell Family Matters With its stock price being beaten down, software maker VMware will have to show it can juggle two complex acquisitions and while still managing some tricky Dell family relationships....
20:42, 2019-08-23

La-Z-Boy Shares Aren't Taking a Break In a stumbling stock market, La-Z-Boy shares are up 17% so far this year, outpacing the broader market as well as the broader retail segment. The latest boosts for the stock were some upbeat results, announced this week...
20:42, 2019-08-23

Liquidity-hunting algos the next big thing in FX NDFs Other players are expected to follow Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas in introducing algos designed to source both internal and external liquidity for FX NDFs, despite limited liquidity in many non-deliverable currencies....
18:14, 2019-08-23

Some Coca-Cola Stocks Fizz More Than Others Coca-Cola is supposed to have the same flavor everywhere, but that’s not the case for Coca-Cola stocks. Some of the soda giant’s bottling partners offer fizzier growth than others....
16:42, 2019-08-23

Seoul Cycle: Korea Feels the Trade War Burn South Korean stocks are among the world’s worst performers this year, as its export-focused companies grapple with not one, but two trade fights and slowing global growth....
16:42, 2019-08-23

U.S. Stocks, Bond Yields Fall on China Retaliatory Tariffs U.S. stocks, commodities and Treasury yields faltered after China said it would impose retaliatory tariffs on additional U.S. products and investors started to hear from a series of central bankers speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyo....
16:42, 2019-08-23

Beyond Meat Investors Will Choke on Their Optimism Investors in the maker of pea-based burgers will almost certainly be disappointed, due to absurd growth expectations that ignore the realities of an economic downturn....
16:42, 2019-08-23

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, the latest protectionist trade policy that could crimp fuel consumption....
16:42, 2019-08-23

Hunter Harrison's Train Overhaul Starts Running Out of Steam Precision-scheduled railroading, the industrywide system to boost efficiency pioneered by the late Hunter Harrison, led to widespread improvements in recent years. But the momentum from that shift is now fading....
11:42, 2019-08-23

Global Stocks Rise, With All Eyes on the Fed Stocks climbed on hopes of clear signals of interest-rate cuts ahead of a closely watched speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day....
11:42, 2019-08-23

Don't Overthink Overstock.com It is probably a good thing that Patrick Byrne has resigned as chief executive of Overstock.com. That doesn’t mean investors should rush into the stock....
07:14, 2019-08-23

U.S. Government Bonds Send Warning About Slowing Growth U.S. government bonds sent a fresh warning about the economy Thursday after a report showed that manufacturing activity slowed this month to the lowest in almost 10 years. That data led the yield on the 10-year note to fall below the yield on the two...
07:14, 2019-08-23

Copper Nears Multiyear Low as Economic Worries Grow The price of copper dropped to within striking distance of a fresh multiyear low as weak U.S. manufacturing data added to concern over the health of the global economy....
07:14, 2019-08-23

August Data Heighten Pressure on Industrial Stocks One of the hardest-hit areas of the stock market in recent months is under fresh pressure after a series of reports showed the manufacturing sector in decline....
07:14, 2019-08-23

Silver Rally Cools as Market Rebound Limits Haven Buying Prices of silver edged lower, pausing a recent rally as investors looked ahead to the release of Fed minutes and a Friday speech by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell....
18:00, 2019-08-22

Home-Builder Stocks Soar Past S&P 500 Home-builder shares are fast approaching their highs for the year, moving past steep 2018 losses because of a combination of falling mortgage rates and firming housing data....
18:00, 2019-08-22

Yields Plumb New Lows, but 'Century Bonds' Remain Scarce Bond yields in many countries have fallen to record lows this summer. Yet few governments have responded as many bankers and investors say they should, by locking in ultralow rates for decades....
18:00, 2019-08-22

August Data Could Prove Ominous for Lagging Industrial Stocks One of the hardest-hit areas of the stock market in recent months faces a fresh test Thursday when a series of reports on the manufacturing industry are released....
18:00, 2019-08-22

Will Argentina’s economy do the dead cat bounce? Argentina is about to default; again. It will be the ninth time in the past 200 years, and the Latin American sovereign is about to test its ability to survive beyond the ascribed mortality of cats....
16:00, 2019-08-22

Traders Bet on Falling Volatility Stock volatility has receded in recent days, and some investors have bet the tranquility will persist. Leveraged funds like hedge funds recently increased bearish wagers on futures linked to the Cboe Volatility Index, a measure of market turbulence, ...
18:28, 2019-08-21

Mortgage Market Reopens to Risky Borrowers More than a decade after the financial crisis, home buyers with low credit scores or high debt levels as well as those lacking traditional employment are finding it easier to obtain credit....
18:28, 2019-08-21

Slowing Buybacks Remove Pillar of Stock Market U.S. corporations are repurchasing their own shares at the slowest pace in 18 months, a potential sign of more volatility as the buyback bonanza from the corporate tax overhaul wanes....
18:28, 2019-08-21

Strong Demand for Bank Bonds Allays Fears From Sinking Shares The relatively strong performance of bank bonds is sending an encouraging signal at a time when financial stocks are under pressure from recession fears....
18:28, 2019-08-21

Goldman Pursues Majority Stake in Chinese Venture Goldman Sachs has applied with Chinese regulators to take a majority stake in an investment-banking joint venture, the most recent move by a foreign company to tap the nation’s vast financial sector....
18:28, 2019-08-21

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 Jerome Powell....
18:28, 2019-08-21

Some Firms Say to Hold Out for an Emerging-Market Rebound Shares of stocks from India to Russia to South Africa have slid, pulling the MSCI Emerging Markets Index down 5.5% for the month. Some investors though say a rally may be near....
18:28, 2019-08-21

Germany for First Time Sells 30-Year Bonds With Negative Yields In an unprecedented move, Germany sold 30-year bonds at a negative yield, as investors desperate for safe assets bet that further falls in yields will boost the value of the bonds in the future....
18:28, 2019-08-21

As the Fed Frets, Retailers Rake in Sales Before Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell puts the finishing touches on a speech he is delivering this week, maybe he should take some time to listen to a playback of Target’s earnings conference call....
18:28, 2019-08-21

Recession Fears Take a Rest at Home Depot For Home Depot, a mixed second quarter was enough to send its stock sharply higher Tuesday. Investors had apparently steeled themselves for worse results....
00:56, 2019-08-21

Shrinking U.S. Crude Discount Threatens Exports The discount of the U.S. crude-oil benchmark to the global Brent price has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, driven by an expansion in pipelines....
00:56, 2019-08-21

Madison Square Garden Shares Have Trouble Scoring Shares of Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Knicks basketball team, fell 9.3% in recent trading Tuesday, on track for the biggest single-day decline on record....
00:56, 2019-08-21

Banks Get Some Relief in Volcker-Rule Changes Banks are on the verge of getting some relief from Volcker-rule limits on speculative trading, one of the industry’s priorities in amending the regulations put in place after the financial crisis....
00:56, 2019-08-21

BlackRock Unit Gets Approval to Take Russia-Linked Firm's Stake in Cybersecurity Company A national-security panel that oversees foreign investment in U.S. businesses approved the transfer of a stake in cybersecurity company Cofense from a Russia-linked private-equity firm to funds managed by BlackRock....
00:56, 2019-08-21

Regulators Flesh Out Volcker Rule Changes U.S. regulators unveiled final changes to Volcker-rule restrictions on proprietary trading by financial firms, removing a provision opposed by the biggest banks and giving some regulatory relief to smaller firms....
17:14, 2019-08-20

Junk-Bond Investors Turn Picky as Slowdown Talk Swirls Debt investors are shying away from junk bonds with lower credit ratings such as those from Rite Aid, PetSmart and EP Energy, as concerns about the economic outlook ripple through financial markets....
16:56, 2019-08-20

Don't Bet on Trump Rescuing the Stock Market Should investors rely on Donald Trump underpinning the stock market by backing away from trade threats as stocks fall? In short: not as much as they seem to....
16:56, 2019-08-20

Don't Expect a Meaningful Fiscal Push From Germany The German economy needs new sources of growth. Investors shouldn’t count on fiscal stimulus to be one of them, even if the government loosens the purse strings a bit....
16:56, 2019-08-20

Regulators to Ease Proprietary-Trading Compliance for Biggest Banks Regulators unveiled final changes to Volcker rule restrictions on proprietary-trading by financial firms, removing a provision opposed by the biggest banks and giving some relief to smaller firms....
16:56, 2019-08-20

Investors' New Weapon in Japan: Votes to Embarrass the Boss The taboo of lodging protest votes is weakening in the consensus-based corporate culture, as part of a yearslong push to improve Japanese companies’ profitability and corporate governance....
12:14, 2019-08-20

Pot Industry Underestimates Old-School Dealers Traditional drug dealers are still formidable competitors in states where cannabis is legal. Governments planning for huge tax windfalls and investors expecting rapid market-share gains have to adjust to a slower burn....
04:14, 2019-08-20

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Are Investing in Fintech Firm Acorns Acorns Grow wants to go viral–and it has enlisted A-Rod and J.Lo to help. The influencer strategy is the brainchild of Acorns CEO Noah Kerner, who is trying to transform the company from a niche savings app into a bank alternative....
04:14, 2019-08-20

Things Can Get Worse for Japan's Struggling Regional Banks Ultralow interest rates are making it a miserable year for Japanese banks, with many stocks hitting historic lows. The bad news is that things can still get worse....
04:14, 2019-08-20

U.S. Bank Regulator Pitches Low-Income Lending Rule Changes A Trump-appointed bank regulator is touring the country trying to sell his plans to modify lower-income lending requirements and overcome resistance from other regulators, banks and community advocates....
04:14, 2019-08-20

U.S. Government Bond Yields Rise as Treasury Again Explores Ultralong Bonds The Treasury Department’s latest expression of interest in issuing bonds with 50-year and 100-year maturities weighed on demand for existing Treasurys on Monday....
04:14, 2019-08-20

Visium Sues Widow of Portfolio Manager Who Died by Suicide A hedge fund that closed after securities regulators accused the firm of insider trading is seeking more than $100 million from the estate of one of its former portfolio managers....
04:14, 2019-08-20

Investors Seek Havens as Growth Fears Persist Investors are snapping up safer assets including gold, dividend-paying stocks and the Japanese yen, underlining anxiety over trade tensions and slowing global growth....
04:14, 2019-08-20

Business Roundtable Steps Back From Milton Friedman Theory The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
13:00, 2019-08-19

Investors Rush Into Havens as Growth Fears Persist Investors are snapping up safer assets including gold, dividend-paying stocks and the Japanese yen, underlining anxiety over trade tensions and slowing global growth....
13:00, 2019-08-19

Global Stocks Jump to Start the Week Stocks in Europe and Asia and U.S. futures climbed on the prospect of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and expectations of central-bank stimulus measures across major economies. Hong Kong’s index was on pace for its strongest performance in two mon...
13:00, 2019-08-19

Market Tumult Stings the New Bond King For much of the past decade, Daniel Ivascyn’s Pimco Income Fund has posted stellar returns. So far this year, though, the fund has fallen short of the fund’s benchmark index and nearly all of its peers....
21:56, 2019-08-18

A Hot S&P 500 Stock Is All About Bonds MarketAxess has risen by challenging Wall Street banks that have long dominated trading in corporate bonds. The trading platform was added to the S&P 500 this summer after its share price doubled in a matter of months....
18:00, 2019-08-18

Large Firms Trim Debt, Fueling Surge in Bonds at Center of Leverage Concerns Debt reduction at AT&T, Anheuser-Busch InBev and other companies is contributing to a surprising development: The lowest group of investment- grade bonds is outpacing other tiers....
18:00, 2019-08-18

Worried Hong Kong Residents Are Moving Money Out as Protests Escalate The local currency has weakened rapidly since early July, a move analysts attribute partly to outflows. Some businesses say they are seeing money move abroad, and individuals say they have either swapped money into other currencies or are considering...
12:42, 2019-08-18

Frugal Friends and How to Find Them Friendship has always called for some maintenance costs. But in a world where birthday parties for milestones might cost hundreds of dollars and pre-wedding festivities often come with a price tag, those hoping to stay frugal can have a hard time....
22:56, 2019-08-17

Today's Tech IPOs Offer Lower Growth for Top Dollar Investors who buy into today’s high-profile initial public offerings are getting a raw deal. Recent tech IPOs tend to be less profitable, slower-growing and more aggressively priced than their predecessors....
22:56, 2019-08-17

J.C. Penney, Viacom, General Electric: Stocks That Defined the Week Major U.S. stock indexes fell for the week on renewed concerns that the economy could be headed toward a recession, fueled by an inversion of the yield curve and other market signals flashing red....
00:42, 2019-08-17

U.S. Stocks Rise but Notch Modest Weekly Loss The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back from Wednesday’s 800-point selloff with two consecutive sessions of gains and a modest weekly loss. But investors’ lingering fears about a potential recession remain unresolved....
00:42, 2019-08-17

BlackRock Offers to Buy Cofense Stake from Russia-Linked Firm A rare showdown between a national-security panel tasked with overseeing foreign-investment in U.S. companies and a Russia-linked firm is nearing a potential resolution....
00:42, 2019-08-17

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....
23:56, 2019-08-16

For Burberry, China Is No Longer Ripe for the Picking It isn’t an easy time for companies that depend on selling expensive products to Chinese consumers. Trench-coat maker Burberry is particularly exposed to the chill winds blowing from Asia....
21:56, 2019-08-16

Expected Volcker Rule Update a Win for Large Banks An update of the Volcker rule expected next week will deliver a victory to large banks that have fought regulators’ efforts to clarify trading definitions, said people familiar with the matter....
21:56, 2019-08-16

Disney Claims Force Was Too Strong at Star Wars Attraction Walt Disney Co. blames itself for the disappointing attendance at its new Star Wars theme-park attraction, believing heavy promotion scared off would-be visitors who expected crowds. But higher prices surely didn’t help either....
21:56, 2019-08-16

Natural-Gas Prices Drop on Cooler-Weather Forecasts Natural-gas prices slid on Friday, while capping their biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as weather forecasts pointed to cooler temperatures ahead....
21:56, 2019-08-16

Regulators Approve Bitcoin Venture Backed by NYSE Owner New York state regulators approved a key license for Bakkt, a venture designed to make it easier for consumers to store bitcoins and pay for purchases in the cryptocurrency....
21:56, 2019-08-16

Burberry Is Down at Heel Without China It isn’t an easy time for companies that depend on selling expensive products to Chinese consumers. Trench-coat maker Burberry is particularly exposed to the chill winds blowing from Asia....
16:42, 2019-08-16

Instagram's Changes Could Leave Influencers Heartbroken Instagram influencers are akin to huge businesses, but Facebook’s moves to decrease social pressure and improve users’ happiness threaten to upend social-media celebrities’ business models and could boomerang to hurt Facebook itself....
16:42, 2019-08-16

Investors Flock to Gold ETFs Gold exchange-traded funds are regaining their luster. Investors poured about $2.6 billion into gold-backed ETFs in July, the highest total since March 2013, data from the World Gold Council show....
16:42, 2019-08-16

Some Investors Are Betting the Flight to Bonds Is Overdone A hearty pack of skeptical investors sees bond markets as overly pessimistic and is making bets against debt securities that are overbought—just in case yields rise in the months ahead as the market reassesses the economy....
16:42, 2019-08-16

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....
16:42, 2019-08-16

Global Stocks Follow U.S. Markets Higher Stocks around the world staged a modest rebound, lifted by hopes of a robust package of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank and strong retail sales data in the U.S....
11:00, 2019-08-16

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 be if you like to bet on big price moves....
00:42, 2019-08-16

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 after it was hacked and injected with a malicious software....
00:42, 2019-08-16

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 almost naturals at managing money” in the latest WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast....
00:42, 2019-08-16

Mick McGuire's Marcato Capital Loses 90% of Assets Assets of Marcato Capital Management, a well-known activist hedge fund that had the backing of billionaire William Ackman, fell to around $250 million at midyear from $3.2 billion in 2015....
00:42, 2019-08-16

Stocks Bounce but Fear Remains Near-dated futures contracts tracking the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, continue to hover above those expiring later, a sign that investors are still girding for turbulence in stocks ahead in the near-term....
00:42, 2019-08-16

Bank of Mexico Cuts Interest Rates as Economy Struggles The Bank of Mexico lowered interest rates Thursday for the first time in more than five years in a split vote, citing slowing economic growth, lower inflation and a decline in debt yields in Mexico and abroad....
00:42, 2019-08-16

WeWork Bond Prices Surge on Buyback Hopes WeWork’s debt is surging following the company’s S-1 filing for a proposed IPO, as investors bet the company could retire bonds before they mature in 2025....
00:42, 2019-08-16

Treasury to Sell $94 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department next week will auction $94 billion in securities, ranging from 13-week bills to 30-year Treasury inflation-protected securities....
00:42, 2019-08-16

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 better than expected in a primary election last Sunday....
00:42, 2019-08-16

Walmart Set to Outpace Amazon for 2019 Walmart shares advanced 6.1%, continuing a winning streak this year that has lifted it about 21% and put it neck-in-neck with shares of a highflying tech favorite: Amazon.com....
00:42, 2019-08-16

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack Before a giant data breach, Capital One employees raised concerns within the company about what they saw as high turnover in its cybersecurity unit and a failure to promptly install some software to spot and defend against hacks, according to people ...
00:42, 2019-08-16

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 weakness and ominous signs from the bond market....
16:14, 2019-08-15

Lumber Liquidators: Get in on the Ground Floor Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators suffers from negative sentiment four years after a scandal and is being pinched by tariffs on Chinese imports, but its shares are too cheap to ignore....
16:14, 2019-08-15

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 data....
16:14, 2019-08-15

U.S. Stocks Stabilize on Strong Retail Sales Data U.S. stocks swung between small gains and losses as upbeat data on Americans’ spending habits helped to ease investor fears about a coming recession....
16:14, 2019-08-15

Global Stocks Stem Slide After U.S. Rout Stocks began to stabilize a day after the Dow industrials posted its largest decline this year on growing fears of a recession. However, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note extended its decline....
11:56, 2019-08-15

Corporate Earnings Outlook Looks Bleak Wall Street analysts have cut third-quarter profit estimates, painting a depressing picture for investors already grappling with the tariff dispute, economic weakness and ominous signs from the bond market....
11:56, 2019-08-15

The Hazards of Joining WeWork's Community Increasing losses, murky financial metrics and touchy-feely sales pitches are hallmarks of the recent IPO boom. WeWork brings them together in one offering....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Ethanol Hits Five-Year Low as Stocks Rise Ethanol futures prices are trading at five-year lows, adding the corn-based fuel to the roster of agricultural commodities piling up in storage across the U.S....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Oil Tumbles on Renewed Demand Worries Oil prices slid, falling alongside stocks and other risky assets, after downbeat economic news from China and Germany fueled fresh worries about a slowdown in global growth....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Bond Rally Drives 30-Year Treasury Yield to Record Low Another wave of buying in the U.S. government-bond market pushed the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond to a record low, the latest sign of mounting economic anxiety....
07:56, 2019-08-15

How Five Money Managers Are Playing Swings in the Market U.S. stocks have been increasingly volatile lately, with the S&P 500 rising or falling by more than 1% almost every day in the past few weeks. Here’s how some large money managers are playing the market....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Safety in the Stock Market Is Getting Expensive Investors have turned toward safe-haven stocks amid a market selloff, including utilities, real-estate and consumer-staple shares. But gains across those sectors have pushed price-to-earnings ratios higher....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Warren Buffett Is a Huge Backer of U.S. Banks Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds nearly $100 billion in financial-services stocks, underscoring the size of the billionaire investor’s ongoing bet on the future of the U.S. economy....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Dow Sheds 800 in Biggest Drop of Year The Dow industrials posted their largest decline this year and bond markets sent a recession warning signal, highlighting anxiety on Wall Street about the prospects for the decadelong economic expansion....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Repo Rates Fuel Concern Over Mounting U.S. Debt The elevated cost of borrowing cash overnight using Treasurys as collateral highlights the expense of widening budget deficits, even as U.S. 10- and 30-year yields are near record lows....
07:56, 2019-08-15

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 sign of trouble ahead for the U.S. economy....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Cisco Yields to Slowdown Fears Cisco’s forecast for the current quarter was a bit below expectations, knocking a stock that had already shed 4% during the regular session down another 7% after hours....
07:56, 2019-08-15

Global Stocks Fall on Recession Fears Global stocks and government bond yields fell, as weak economic data and ominous signs from the bond market added to fears about slowing growth around the world....
07:56, 2019-08-15

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....
07:00, 2019-08-14

Gold Pares Early Advance as Trade Hopes Boost Risk Assets Gold prices erased an early rally after the U.S. Trade Representative said it would delay some tariffs on Chinese imports and China’s Xinhua News Agency reported that officials from both sides plan to continue talks in two weeks....
07:00, 2019-08-14

Retail Stocks Rally as Tariffs Are Delayed Shares of department stores, discount chains and even toy makers rallied Tuesday after the U.S. said it would delay some tariffs against China until Dec. 15....
07:00, 2019-08-14

Fannie, Freddie to Consider Alternatives to FICO Scores Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two mortgage-finance firms that back nearly half of U.S. mortgages, will have to consider credit-score alternatives to Fair Isaac Corp.’s FICO score when determining a mortgage applicant’s creditworthiness....
07:00, 2019-08-14

U.S. Stocks Rally on Tariff Delay Stocks, bond yields and commodities jumped as news that the U.S. would delay some tariffs against China rekindled hopes for a trade truce among investors....
16:28, 2019-08-13

Greek Stocks Poised for Best Performance in 20 Years Greek stocks are headed for their best year in two decades amid investors’ optimism that a new government will be able to pare back austerity measures and revive the debt-laden economy....
14:56, 2019-08-13

Uranium Giant Cameco Can't Catch a Break Jitters over a nuclear accident in Russia, while they won’t affect civilian nuclear demand, are the latest in a cascade of negative sentiment for the Canadian company....
14:56, 2019-08-13

One of the Most Lucrative Washington Jobs Is Now Open One of the highest-paying jobs in public service just became available: heading a small but powerful regulator responsible for overseeing the $4 trillion market for state and local bonds....
14:56, 2019-08-13

Why Tencent Music Is Stuck With the Same Old Song China’s largest online music company will struggle to change its tune. Buying a stake in Universal won’t help Tencent solve one of its more-serious problems....
14:56, 2019-08-13

MarketAxess Breaks Into Treasury Trading With Acquisition MarketAxess Holdings, the dominant online bond-trading marketplace, is expanding into the $16 trillion market for U.S. government bonds with the acquisition of LiquidityEdge....
14:56, 2019-08-13

Yield Curve Telegraphs Recession, but Its Wires Are Crossed The yield on a 10-year Treasury note has fallen below the yield on a 3-month bill, the most-reliable signal yet found of danger ahead. But Treasurys of other maturities don’t show an inversion. What’s going on?...
14:56, 2019-08-13

Stocks Fall as Hong Kong Unrest Fuels Investors' Concerns Equities dropped around the world as protests in Hong Kong, a political shake-up in Argentina and trade tensions added to investors’ concerns about the global economy....
14:56, 2019-08-13

Planet Fitness Must Come Down to Earth Our third annual Summer Stock Picking Contest begins. Fast-growing gym chain Planet Fitness depends on a constant supply of flabby customers and is priced for unit growth that could take a hit in a downturn....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Weaker Yuan Tests China's Ability to Prevent Capital Flight China’s biggest experiment with the yuan since a botched devaluation in 2015 suggests Beijing believes it can stem a flood of money fleeing its borders....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Big Investors Leverage Their M&A Promises As breakup fees fall out of favor in the U.K., bidding companies have increasingly started seeking promises from the biggest shareholders of a target company to support the deal, pledges known as “irrevocables.” And shareholders are finding ways to c...
04:42, 2019-08-13

BlackRock Takes Stake in Owner of Sports Illustrated, Nine West BlackRock has become the largest shareholder of Authentic Brands, the company that owns brands including Sports Illustrated and Nine West, in the first deal for the investment giant’s new private-equity fund....
04:42, 2019-08-13

BlackRock Fund's First Big Private-Equity Deal Is a Sign of What's to Come BlackRock’s private-equity fund hopes its deal for a stake in Authentic Brands will be the first in a series that will help the firm close the gap with private-equity rivals, and drive momentum for a fund designed to hold stakes for the long haul....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Chinese Financial Institutions' Lending Dives Lending by Chinese financial institutions slumped in July on weakening demand, signaling further economic headwinds from trade tensions with the U.S. and potentially paving the way for more stimulus efforts by Beijing’s policy makers....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Stocks to Watch: GE, Sysco, AMD, BlackRock, CBS, Rite Aid and More Shares of General Electric, Sysco, Advanced Micro Devices, BlackRock, CBS and Rite Aid are among the stocks expected to trade actively in Monday’s session....
04:42, 2019-08-13

U.S. Government Bond Yields Slide A rally in U.S. government bonds resumed, pushing yields back to multiyear lows, as global political uncertainty further stoked investors’ economic anxieties....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Stocks and Bonds Are Talking Past Each Other The yawning gap between markets is perplexing some investors, who say they struggle to discern how stocks can churn higher when bond yields are signaling a downturn may not be far off....
04:42, 2019-08-13

These Are the Winners From Last Week's Market Mayhem In addition to selling stocks and picking up assets considered safer, such as government bonds, investors are piling into funds meant to protect against stock swings....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Bank Stocks Are Having a Rough August Falling interest rates, fears of a global economic slowdown and unrest in the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong have conspired to beat up bank stocks this month....
04:42, 2019-08-13

U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Trade Woes U.S. stocks fell as a wave of selling that analysts attributed to mounting doubts about a trade deal pulled lower everything from bank stocks to shares of technology companies....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Corn, Wheat Prices Fall on USDA Report The USDA estimated in a monthly report that 90 million acres of corn were planted by farmers this year—greater than market expectations, traders said....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Some Stock Prices Delayed as Glitch Hits NYSE-Run Data Feed A key stock-market data feed run by the New York Stock Exchange suffered a technical glitch on Monday, leading to delays in releasing the end-of-day values of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500....
04:42, 2019-08-13

Israel fintechs: From start-up to scale-up Israel has become one of the world’s most important fintech hubs, attracting millions in investment from some of the biggest global brands and venture capital funds. Can its start-up culture now evolve to grow large fintech businesses at home?...
02:14, 2019-08-13

That Offer to Make You Debt-Free? It Can Make You Worse Off Debt-settlement firms powered by the credit-reporting industry seek out struggling consumers to sell them plans that can leave them with high fees, damaged credit and a tax bill....
07:56, 2019-08-10

Stocks Cap a Turbulent Week With Declines Stocks declined, capping a tumultuous week where investors ricocheted between risky and safe assets as they reacted to the trade war and emerging currency fight between Washington and Beijing....
23:28, 2019-08-09

Fall in Copper Prices Threatens to Drive Metal Shortages The recent slide in copper prices threatens to limit investment in new mines, which could lead in coming years to sizable shortages of the material critical to manufacturing and renewable-energy projects....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Chip Makers Can Muddle Through Asia Trade Spat Life just got a fraction tidier for chip makers.Trade relations between Japan and South Korea, two key countries for the industry, may be less messy than feared....
21:28, 2019-08-09

New Fed Rate Pulls Ahead in Race to Replace Libor Signs are appearing that a reference rate created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is gaining traction as the leading replacement for the discredited Libor rate....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Italian Banks, Long a Drag on Europe, Are Making Good on Bad Loans Italian banks have made a big leap forward in tackling a crucial problem that has dogged them for years and threatened the stability of the whole eurozone: bad loans....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Green Dot Tumbles as Competitors Close In Shares in the bank known for issuing prepaid debit cards fell after it scaled back its revenue and profit outlook, citing competition from financial-tech startups that offer checking and savings accounts....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Uber Is Latest Firm to Flounder Post-IPO Many of the most anticipated technology IPOs in the past decade have disappointed investors after reporting their first quarterly results as public companies....
21:28, 2019-08-09

British Pound Hits Multiyear Lows as Brexit Deals Blow to Economy The British pound took a hit Friday, touching multiyear lows against the dollar and euro as the economy showed signs of being hampered by the U.K.’s political standoff with Europe....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Malaysia Charges Goldman Executives Over 1MDB Scandal Malaysia filed criminal charges against 17 current and former Goldman Sachs executives over their handling of the multibillion-dollar financial scandal at 1MDB, the country’s state fund....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Saudi Plans for Biggest-Ever IPO Are Back On Saudi Arabia’s state oil company is revving up plans for an IPO and accelerating the timeline for what would be the world’s biggest listing to as soon as early 2020. The offering by Saudi Aramco was all but shelved last year....
21:28, 2019-08-09

Stocks Cap a Turbulent Week The S&P 500 inched down, capping a tumultuous week where investors ricocheted between risky and safe assets as they reacted to the trade war and emerging currency fight between Washington and Beijing....
21:28, 2019-08-09

EMS survey highlights FX traders’ platform predicament A reluctance to dispense with legacy technology, combined with heightened regulatory oversight and changing liquidity provision from banks, has seriously complicated the execution management system (EMS) selection process for FX traders....
17:56, 2019-08-09

U.S.-China Trade Battle Is Crimping Global Oil Demand Worries about the health of the world’s economy and increasingly uncertain trade relations between the U.S. and China will put further pressure on global oil demand in 2019, the International Energy Agency said....
10:28, 2019-08-09

Stocks Drift Lower, Yuan Remains Stable Stock markets ticked lower in Europe and China amid a hiatus in the global trade tensions that led to volatility across asset classes in recent days....
10:28, 2019-08-09

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

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

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

How 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 deep, festering problems with the city’s economic model....
21:42, 2019-08-08

Banks Hand Over Documents on Russians Possibly Linked to Trump Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with the president, his family or his business, people familiar with the congressi...
21:42, 2019-08-08

Where You Went to College May Matter on Your Loan Application Policy makers are trying to address questions of fairness as they seek to encourage lenders to use new types of data and computer-driven models to allow more borrowers to qualify for loans and at lower prices....
21:42, 2019-08-08

Emerging-Market Stocks Correct Sharply as Trade Battle Flares Investors are fleeing emerging-market stocks and currencies, fearful that an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China will weigh on global growth....
21:42, 2019-08-08

Mozambique Sues Billionaire in London Court Over Loan Deal The southern African country is suing Lebanese-French businessman Iskander Safa for fraud in a U.K. court, opening a new front in the country’s efforts to rid itself of $2 billion in debt raised by state-owned companies....
21:42, 2019-08-08

Through a Glass, Darkly, at McDonald's McDonald’s summer-themed drink cups in Japan portray young couples in innocent courtship. But if held a certain way, the images appear lewd—proving that “sex sells.”...
21:42, 2019-08-08

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 borrowers to flood lenders with calls, with much of the activity fueled by refinancings....
21:42, 2019-08-08

It Is Tricky Finding Safety From a Market Storm The bond market is holding up a giant sign in capital letters warning of trouble ahead. The next big market scare might not be far away, but is hard to prepare for....
21:42, 2019-08-08

Stocks Climb as China Signals a More Stable Yuan The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed and investors sold safe-haven assets after China’s latest currency move eased concerns that the trade spat between the two countries was about to move into an all-out currency war....
21:42, 2019-08-08

Europe's Banks Warn About Prospects Banks in Germany, Italy and Holland, warned that making money and improving operations are becoming more challenging as already-low interest rates look set to tick lower....
10:56, 2019-08-08

AIG's Profit Rises, Boosted by Flagship Business American International Group posted a nearly 18% increase in second-quarter net income, with a turnaround effort at one of the world’s biggest sellers of insurance gaining ground....
10:56, 2019-08-08

Government-Bond Yields Continue to Drop Government-bond yields around the world dropped further after interest-rate cuts by three central banks exacerbated investors’ fears of slowing growth around the world....
10:56, 2019-08-08

Brokers Bank on Your Cash, but Some Are Breaking From the Pack Fidelity Investments said it has sweetened the deal for customers holding cash there, the latest salvo in the price war playing out among brokerages....
10:56, 2019-08-08

Gold Price Tops $1,500 Gold prices topped $1,500 a troy ounce for the first time in six years, driven higher by a drop in bond yields and investors’ flight from global stocks....
10:56, 2019-08-08

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 the trade and currency battle between the U.S. and China will play out....
10:56, 2019-08-08

China's Official Yuan Rate Crosses 7-Per-Dollar Milestone China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest level since 2008 on Thursday, crossing the symbolic 7-per-dollar threshold that the central bank had already allowed markets to breach earlier this week....
10:56, 2019-08-08

Global Stocks Rally After Wild Swings on Wall Street Stocks around the world rose as stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data and upbeat indicators in Europe eased concerns about a sharp deterioration in the global economic outlook....
10:56, 2019-08-08

Short-Seller Accuses Litigation-Finance Firm of 'Meaningless Metrics' The short-seller Muddy Waters accused the litigation-finance firm Burford Capital of poor governance and mismarking the value of legal cases it invests in, precipitating a sharp selloff....
18:00, 2019-08-07

Why SoftBank Needs a Second Vision Fund Softbank could use a second technology megafund following the success of its Vision Fund, which has added a powerful shot of growth to the company’s recent financial results....
18:00, 2019-08-07

Government Bond Yields Continue to Drop Government bond yields around the world dropped further after interest-rate cuts by three central banks exacerbated investors’ fears of slowing growth around the world....
18:00, 2019-08-07

Gold Tops $1,500 Gold prices topped $1,500 a troy ounce for the first time in six years, driven higher by a drop in bond yields and investors’ flight from global stocks....
18:00, 2019-08-07

Oil's Slide Deepens on Mounting Demand Worries A rout in oil prices deepened after government data showed an unexpected increase in stockpiles, triggering fresh worries that demand for fuel is weakening alongside the U.S. economy....
18:00, 2019-08-07

Stocks, Bond Yields Fall as Trade Jitters Jolt Markets Stocks dropped sharply after government-bond yields tumbled around the world, a flight to safety prompted by investors’ fears about growth and the U.S.-China trade and currency battle....
18:00, 2019-08-07

New Tax Laws Drive More Americans Into Muni Bonds Investors in high-tax states like New York and California are piling into municipal bonds this year, fueled in part by the 2017 tax overhaul that raised tax burdens for some high-income households....
14:56, 2019-08-07

Sharing Tech Won't Vindicate UTC-Raytheon Megamerger United Technologies and Raytheon tout the advantages of combining their technological expertise through the megamerger they announced in June. A look at their patent portfolios suggests that any such gains will be scant....
14:56, 2019-08-07

Short-Seller Accuses Litigation Finance Firm of 'Meaningless Metrics' The short-seller Muddy Waters accused the litigation finance firm Burford Capital of poor governance and mismarking the value of legal cases it invests in, wiping around 50% off the value of the U.K. firm’s shares....
14:56, 2019-08-07

China Keeps Official Yuan Rate Just Stronger Than 7 Per Dollar China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest since 2008 but again avoided moving that official rate beyond the symbolic 7-yuan-per-dollar level....
11:14, 2019-08-07

Pension Funds Fell Short in 2019 Public pension plans fell short of their projected returns this year, adding to the burden on governments struggling to fund promised benefits to retired workers....
07:42, 2019-08-07

Tencent Deal Music to Vivendi's Ears---for Now A potential deal to sell a stake in Universal Music Group to Tencent is better for the Paris-listed conglomerate’s paper valuation than its cash returns....
07:42, 2019-08-07

GreenSky Is Latest Online Lender to Tumble Shares of online lender GreenSky slide after it says it is exploring a range of strategic alternatives, a humbling turn for a high-growth financial-tech company that made a splashy debut on public markets just over a year ago....
07:42, 2019-08-07

Market Turmoil Pushes Japanese Bond Yield Below Preferred Range The yield on Japan’s benchmark government bond edged out of the Bank of Japan’s preferred range for the first time, putting the central bank’s unconventional policy of trying to control yields to the test....
07:42, 2019-08-07

Fertilizer StocksWilt Amid Trade Tensions Shares of farm-supply companies came under further pressure following disappointing quarterly results from fertilizer maker Mosaic Co. amid an escalation in the U.S.-China trade fight....
07:42, 2019-08-07

Global Oil Prices Slide Into Bear Market Brent crude has fallen more than 20% from an April high amid fresh concerns that the U.S.-China trade war will hurt the global economy and curb fuel consumption....
07:42, 2019-08-07

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 Washington....
07:42, 2019-08-07

China Puts Soothing Spin on Currency Move Chinese media played down Beijing’s abandonment of a former red-line in currency policy as they sought to reassure the country’s millions of small investors....
13:42, 2019-08-06

Welcome to Turnaround Tuesday “Turnaround Tuesday,” when stocks rebound from Monday selloffs sparked by bad news over the weekend, is a part of market folklore. But the phenomenon is backed by unusually strong evidence....
13:14, 2019-08-06

How China, Branded a Currency Manipulator, Steers the Yuan The U.S. Treasury has labeled China a currency manipulator. This escalation in the U.S.-China trade war has rattled global markets, and investors are wondering how much further Beijing will let the yuan fall. Here’s a look at how China’s hybrid finan...
13:14, 2019-08-06