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7:58 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Why copper just scored its biggest monthly gain since 2016Copper prices score their largest monthly gain in over four years on Friday, as traders bet that a recovery in the pandemic-hit global economy will lead to a significant rise in demand for the industrial metal.
7:05 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Oscar Health is going public: Five things to know about the digital insurer Oscar Health Inc., the digital health insurance company well known to New Yorkers thanks to a subway advertising campaign, is going public in a deal that could value the company at up to $8 billion.
5:59 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Michael Brush
How to find the most promising SPACs and dodge the hidden dangersThe track record of the sponsors and the investors involved is key.
5:06 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Democratic-run Washington means worries for defense sector, retreat for Saudi lobby, watchdog saysForeign lobbyists are dealing with a new Washington, as Democrats nowadays control the White House and both chambers of Congress. One expert on the influence industry, Ben Freeman, speaks with MarketWatch about important trends that he’s spotting.
2:49 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Utilities: How Investors Can Plug In to the Greening of America Utility companies offer attractive yields and inexpensive valuations. And they are getting better for the environment.
2:33 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Rising Rates Are Crushing Tech Stocks. Here Are 10 That Can Still Thrive. In the next few months, the opportunity might be in old school tech, forgotten stocks like HP Inc. and Dell Technology.
11:31 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Airbnb stock enjoys best day since IPO as analysts call company 'best asset in travel'Airbnb Inc.'s resilience in the face of a continued travel slowdown because of the pandemic, plus its position against its peers, have analysts bullish and the company's shares surging Friday.
11:01 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Dominating global fintech requires these things, says U.K. strategic reviewImmigration reform and changes to stock-listing rules are among the key policies the U.K. must adopt to protect one of the crown jewels in its massive financial services industry, according to a new strategic review.
9:51 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Cronos stock falls after wider-than-expected loss, but revenue is boosted by Canadian adult-use cannabis marketCronos Group Inc. shares slid 2.4% Friday, after the Canadian cannabis company posted a wider-than-expected loss for the fourth quarter, but revenue that beat estimates, buoyed by growth in the Canadian and U.S. adult-use markets.
8:59 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Airbnb lost nearly $4 billion during holiday quarter, but sales held up better than online travel rivalsAirbnb Inc., the online lodging booking platform that executed one of the largest initial public offerings of 2020 despite operating in a pandemic-whipped travel industry, continued to hold up better than other online-travel companies in the holiday season, according to its first earnings report as a public company.
7:15 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 holds 50-day average (again) Focus: 10-year yield takes flight, Charting a largely bullish sub-sector backdrop, Apple, Facebook and Amazon test key thresholds, TNX, IYT, XLF, QQQ, XLE, XLI, AAPL, FB, AMZNU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating as a late-month market whipsaw persists. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks remain in divergence mode — amid uneven price action — though the bigger-picture technical backdrop remains bullish, on balance.
1:30 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Flying Cars, of a Sort, Are Coming. There Are Two Stocks for That. Joby Aviation is building an urban air-mobility business---a sort of Tesla plus Uber, in the skies---that is merging with a SPAC sponsored by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.
11:41 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Ignore climate change at your own risk, says BlackRock --- green-energy transition will drive 25% output growth by 2040 Sitting out an orderly energy transition could mean forgoing economic growth potential of 25% over the next two decades, the world's largest fund manager, BlackRock, said Thursday.
7:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents: Late-month divergence persists Focus: 10-year yield matches S&P 500’s dividend yield, Financials take flight, TNX, XLF, F, ETN, ZG, HDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured as persistently surging U.S. Treasury yields present a market headwind. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have largely weathered the recent market whipsaw, though amid increasingly uneven price action.
6:13 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Norwegian Cruise Line Racks Up More Losses as Ships Remain Sidelined. Shares Sink. The cruise operator is hopeful Covid vaccines will help it return to sailings, but the timing remains uncertain as health protocols are shaped.
4:43 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
4 SPAC Mergers Worth $16 Billion Were Announced on Wednesday An electric air taxi company, an AI-powered robotics firm, a 3D-printing start-up, and an Indian wind and solar energy utility all announced transactions on Wednesday morning.
10:18 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Mining stocks have surged — and have 2 more tailwindsMining stocks have rallied as the global economy has recovered, and there are factors that could further lift the sector.
7:14 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500 maintains the breakout point Focus: Nasdaq 100 holds 50-day average, Industrials tag record highs, Airlines take flight, QQQ, XLI, JETS, UAL, ORCL, WIXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of a pronounced market whipsaw. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have maintained major support, rising amid rotational, and still largely bullish, late-month price action.
1:56 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Bausch Health stock surges toward 5-year high after agreement with activist investor Carl IcahnShares of Bausch Health Companies Inc. surged 2.9% toward a five-year high in premarket trading Wednesday, after the pharmaceuticals and medical devices company said it reached an agreement with billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, and will add two of his nominees to its board of directors. The . The company said it will appoint Brett Icahn and Steven Miller, portfolio managers at Icahn Capital LP, to its board as new independent directors. "Our new colleagues bring a wealth of transaction experience to our Board, which will serve us well as we continue to execute on our strategic priorities, including our previously announced intention to spin off our leading eye health business," said Bausch Health Chief Executive Joseph Papa. The stock, on track to open at the highest price seen during regular-session hours since May 2016, has run up 64.1% over the past three months through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 6.8%.
10:02 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch
Hong Kong slaps 30% tax hike on share tradingHong Kong moved unexpectedly to raise taxes on share trading by 30%, putting a damper on the city's stock-exchange operator just as it was unveiling record annual sales and profits. A surge in trading and new listings has buoyed Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd., which has grown to become the world's largest exchange operator based on its own market valuation, and the fourth-biggest by value of companies listed on its exchange.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
This California investor predicts a 10-year 'good economy' revolution that shoves the sharing economy asideJoe Sanberg is co-founder of financial services startup Aspiration.com, an investor and a public-policy advocate for labor, corporate responsibility and climate initiatives in California. In 2019, he entertained a run as a presidential candidate, declaring a war on poverty and homelessness. He still harbors political dreams.
11:02 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Facebook befriends Australia again, after striking a deal with Canberra government on new lawFacebook said that it would restore Australian news on its platform, after striking a deal with the Canberra government on a new law that will force big technology companies to pay for news.
9:05 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. death toll atop 501,000 as Biden calls for unity, face masks and vaccination ‘when it's your turn’Just one day after the U.S. recorded half a million deaths from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19, the death toll hit 501,315, as President Joe Biden called for unity and urged his fellow Americans to mask up and get vaccinated in an effort to contain the deadly pandemic.
7:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:10 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven late-month price action.
6:48 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
ImpactAssets Annual Manager List Reflects Shifting MarketThis 2021 group of private capital funds also better represents the diversity of managers involved in impact investing
4:32 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
Medtronic's Latest Earnings Could Be a Warning for Other Medical Device Companies The medical device giant's CEO tells Barron’s that the impact of rising cases on hospital capacity this January led to a pullback for the company.
2:00 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
6 Inexpensive Stocks for Contrarians Companies with low stock prices relative to tangible book value can offer an opportunity.
3:53 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch
Texas energy woes are windfall for Australian bankThe deep freeze that plunged millions of Texans into darkness is rippling through energy markets in unexpected ways, producing a financial windfall for an Australian bank and severe pain for other companies caught up in the disruption.
9:40 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Michael Brush
Productivity will calm inflation this year --- these are the types of stocks you'll want to ownInvestors will want to favor "reopening" stocks as well as financial, cyclical and industrial companies.
8:34 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Wallace Witkowski
Roblox is going public: 5 things to know about the tween-centric gaming platformInvestors waiting on the long-awaited public debut of Roblox Corp. finally have a date for when the tween-centric gaming platform will roll out its direct listing.
7:17 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Japan sustains February break to record territory, EWJ, NTAP, SCCO, ODFL, KSSU.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating as tech stocks turn lower, pressured at least partly amid recently surging Treasury yields. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have maintained bullish holding patterns, asserting trading ranges underpinned by familiar support.
4:03 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By William Watts
Stock-market investors are already betting on an infrastructure spending spreeInvestors are once again factoring in the prospect of a big round of long-term infrastructure spending.
3:19 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Silicon Valley is not suffering a tech exodus, and money is flowing in at record rate --- for a fortunate few Despite reports of an exodus, Silicon Valley remains the tech capital of the world, with new data showing continued record investment in the industry in 2020 and no overall declines in jobs and population in the region.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
22 additional dividend stocks that Warren Buffett might consider buyingHis Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate recently started buying shares of Verizon and Chevron --- both have attractive dividend yields well-supported by expected cash flow.
3:08 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bausch Health, Qualtrics See Activist Action Icahn Capital disclosed a nearly 8% stake in pharmaceutical firm Bausch Health. Silver Lake said an affiliate took a large stake in experience-management firm Qualtrics.
9:48 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Best Fund Families of 2020 Record-setting returns helped propel many of the top-ranked fund families up the leaderboard in this year’s Barron’s Fund Family Ranking.
7:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting successful technical tests, U.S. benchmarks nail first support Focus: Biotech sector pulls in toward key support, Charting Apple’s bull-bear debate, XBI, AAPL, STX, GOOS, WMTU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising amid optimism over stimulus-package prospects. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has registered a bullish reversal from well-defined support. The S&P 500 has nailed its range bottom (3,885) while the Nasdaq Composite and Dow industrials have rallied from their breakout points.
5:50 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Inflation Is Looming. A Pair of New ETFs May Offer Protection. The answers to the inflation of the 1970s—money-market funds and gold—no longer suffice. And Treasury inflation-protected securities suffer from duration risk. But two new exchange-traded funds may do the trick, albeit in very different ways.
1:51 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
No-commission trading means 'you're the product,' lawmaker says in Robinhood-GameStop hearingThe major players in the GameStock saga faced tough questions from members of the House Financial Services Committee Thursday, as the rapid rise and collapse of the video-game retailer stock has shined a spotlight on some of the more obscure, and some would argue troubling, aspects of market structure in the U.S.
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