Bonds

The Wall Street debt machine pauses as China’s property woes rattle stocks, crypto, memes and more

The largest part of the nearly $10.6 trillion U.S. corporate bond market sat idle on Monday as investors watch for spillover from the debt woes of China's second-largest property developer. 7:03 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021

How to safely break the housing and stock markets’ addiction to quantitative easing and the speculation it’s fueling

Central banks' QE was supposed to boost the real economy, but the money it creates is going instead into financial speculation 9:45 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021

Weekend reads: Crypto and the sniff test

Also, early signs of cooling for U.S. housing, an overlooked income play in the stock market and a big increase expected for Social Security checks. 8:36 a.m. Sept. 18, 2021

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Coinbase initiated at junk levels by Moody’s, citing ‘uncertain regulatory environment and fierce competition’ in crypto

Moody’s Investors Service initiate a debt-issuer rating of Coinbase Global Inc. at noninvestment grade, or junk, citing an “uncertain regulatory environment and fierce competition” as a key reason for not rating the crypto exchange an investment grade debt issuer.

1:08 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021
Verizon raises another $1 billion to push more carbon off the grid, and will provide paperwork to prove it

Verizon Communications Inc. is emerging as a green-bond heavyweight in the U.S., using its vast network to bring more renewable power to the electricity grid. It's also taking on diversity and inclusion on Wall Street.

11:37 a.m. Sept. 9, 2021
Powell risks his legacy if he doesn’t start tapering soon

The Fed shouldn't allow the White House or financial markets to bully it into continuing easy-money policies that could lead to a steep recession or stagflation.

11:21 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021
Tilray eyes U.S. cannabis market with MedMen move, stock gains

Tilray announced Tuesday afternoon that it has agreed to purchase convertible bonds put forward by U.S. pot company MedMen Enterprise Inc. as it sought to avoid insolvency. The deal could eventually give Tilray a path to own MedMen if marijuana is federally legalized in the U.S.

7:24 a.m. Aug. 18, 2021
Cloudera gets $2.14 billion debt package to help take company private

Software company Cloudera raises $2.14 billion in the loan market as private-equity firms KKR & Co. and Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC look to take the company private.

6:16 p.m. Aug. 10, 2021
The emergency is over. The Fed should bring its firetrucks back to the station

This has the potential to go down as the greatest policy error in central bank history.

2:52 p.m. Aug. 7, 2021
‘Better wine, better meat, more orchids’: Albertsons’ CEO says customers have traded up and they’re not going back down

Analysts were upbeat about Albertsons despite year-over-year declines based on the company's investments in areas like digital.

10:51 a.m. Aug. 7, 2021
Junk-bond spreads see sharpest monthly selloff since September 2020

U.S. corporate bonds with non-investment grade, or "junk," ratings see worst monthly selloff in July since September 2020, as U.S. investors keep tabs on delta variant of coronavirus.

6:04 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021

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