4:42 a.m. Today4:42 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020
Presidential Betting Markets Are Tightening. Is It Time to Hedge?
RealClear Politics’ average of presidential betting odds shows a marked narrowing of the lead of former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in the past week and a half.
1:30 a.m. Today1:30 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020
Markets Are Bracing for a Democratic Win, TD Securities Says
Investors are positioning themselves for a Biden win. That would boost renewables, industrials, and consumer discretionary stocks, while a contested election will likely result in a stock sell off, TD Securities said.
11:45 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
The unraveling of this popular bond-market trade shows investors believe U.S. recovery will outpace Europe once againThe widening gulf between U.S. and European bond markets could point to a reversal of Europe's fortunes in the eyes of Wall Street.
10:36 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
Here's how the Supreme Court can protect its reputation amid political partisanshipAmericans have slowly become more disillusioned with the Supreme Court over the past three decades.
8:52 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
- By Mark Hulbert
‘Trump stocks’ have significantly lagged the U.S. market since 2016 — while ‘Clinton stocks’ have soared Investors should be wary of predictions about stocks to buy if Biden or Trump wins the 2020 electionInvestors should be wary of predictions about stocks to buy if Biden or Trump wins the 2020 election, writes Mark Hulbert.
8:29 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
- By Victor Reklaitis
Here are the Senate races to watch, as Democrats battle to take control from Republicans Democrats need a net gain of 4 seats to take control of the Senate — or just 3 seats if Joe Biden wins the presidential raceIf Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate, that could shake up key sectors such as tech, health care, finance and energy — especially if the Nov. 3 election brings a “blue wave” that puts Joe Biden in the White House.
6:56 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Climate change and COVID-19 to feature in final debate between Trump and Biden — when and where to watchPresident Donald Trump, once counted in the climate-change "denial" camp, will be challenged formally again on the topic. Fracking, a Green New Deal, and the future of fossil fuels are on the agenda when the final debate between Trump and challenger Joe Biden takes place Oct. 22.
3:37 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020
Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania extension for mailed ballotsThe Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea.
12:49 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020
- By Vincent Reinhart
The FOMC and Fed governors have become less important as decision-making revolves around Chairman Powell One consequence of the Fed’s greater openness: Chairman Powell’s closer hold on powerOne consequence of the Fed’s greater openness: Chairman Powell’s closer hold on power, writes Vincent Reinhart.
11:46 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020
6 Russian military hackers charged with attacking U.S. businesses, targeting foreign electionsSix current and former Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday. It details destructive attacks on a broad range of targets and implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.
10:24 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020
- By Meera Jagannathan
Early voting is underway — 7 tips for making sure your ballot gets countedOne key point: If you are standing in line when the polls close, you are still entitled to vote.
7:02 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020
- By William Watts
No stimulus, no problem? Stock-market bulls put faith in resilient consumerBulls are convinced the American consumer -- and the stock market -- are going to be fine, even if politicians fail to approve another round of fiscal stimulus before next month's elections. But some economists see consumption taking a big hit after a robust third quarter.
6:04 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
John Fogerty joins the likes of Tom Petty, Rihanna and Prince’s estate in telling Trump’s campaign to stop playing his songs Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Bob Dole have also drawn musicians’ rebuke — but the artists can’t always pull the plug Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Bob Dole have also drawn musicians’ rebuke — but the artists can’t always pull the plugRonald Reagan, Barack Obama and Bob Dole have also drawn musicians’ anger — but the artists can’t always pull the plug
3:29 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
What is a poll watcher and who’s allowed to be one on Election Day? Not just anyone President Donald Trump says he wants his supporters ‘to go into the polls and watch very carefully’President Donald Trump says he wants his supporters ‘to go into the polls and watch very carefully.’
2:29 p.m. Oct. 17, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 39 million as trial of promising therapy finds it does not stop patients dying Gilead questions validity of trial conducted by World Health OrganizationThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide climbed above 39 million on Friday, as a clinical trial found one therapy believed to be promising as a treatment to have no effect on mortality in hospitalized patients.
6:08 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020
If Biden Wins, Experts Expect to See the First U.S. Woman Treasury Secretary
Potential candidates including Elizabeth Warren and Lael Brainard would break the glass ceiling at the pivotal department.
5:48 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
How a contested election in key states could send the U.S. into a constitutional crisisWhat you need to know now about the prospect of a contested election.
4:39 p.m. Oct. 16, 2020
Optimistic Investors Say Where They Think the Markets Are Headed
In an exclusive Barron’s survey of U.S. money managers, respondents say they’re bullish on the prospects for stocks after a year of turmoil.
11:14 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Why Goldman Sachs sees a 'blue wave' in November as positive for U.S. credit marketsAfter U.S. companies binged on a record amount of cheap debt this year, a Democratic sweep in November probably is a good bet going forward, says Goldman analysts.
9:28 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Trump shares satirical Babylon Bee story after Savannah Guthrie accuses him of retweeting conspiracies like ‘someone’s crazy uncle’ The president said retweets are just other people’s opinions, but research suggests people agree with posts they shareThe president said retweets are just other people’s opinions, but research suggests people agree with posts they share
8:34 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
A record-breaking avalanche of early votes is transforming the 2020 electionMore than 17 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.
8:25 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
Senate Republican Ben Sasse told Nebraska constituents that Trump coddles dictators instead of defending democracyRepublican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse told Nebraska constituents in a telephone town hall meeting that President Donald Trump has "flirted with white supremacists," mocks Christian evangelicals in private, and "kisses dictators' butts."
8:18 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
- By Jeffry Bartash
Consumer sentiment inches higher in early October as Americans look to improvement next yearAmericans grew more worried in early October about a resurgence in the coronavirus and slower hiring, but optimism that the economy will get better next year pushed consumer sentiment to a pandemic high.
6:38 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
- By Greg Robb
If Biden wins, experts expect to see the first woman Treasury secretary in historyIf Democrat Joe Biden is successful in his bid to be president, he is expected to make history by appointing the first woman as Treasury secretary.
4:40 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020
- By Steve Goldstein
Here's how to play the 3 big uncertainties hanging over the market, according to one hedge fundThe coming U.S. presidential election isn't the only major uncertainty hanging over the world's financial markets. Savvas Savouri, chief economist at U.K. hedge fund Toscafund Asset Management, says there are three, the other two being the EU-U.K. trade negotiations and the U.S.-China currency trade tensions.
4:21 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020
- By Mike Murphy
After uproar, Twitter explains why New York Post story on Hunter Biden was blocked Hours after blocking a New York Post article from being shared in tweets and direct messages, raising an outcry from many, Twitter Inc. late Wednesday explained the reasoning, saying the issue was images within the article -- not the article itself.
7:59 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020
What a Biden or Trump Election Win Means for Junk Bonds
A negative market response could be expected if the election is contested.
2:24 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020
- By Chris Matthews
Barrett says she's 'not on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act' as GOP downplays threat to lawRepublicans stress the difference between current legal threats to the law and those Barrett has opined on in the past
3:11 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020
- By Levi Sumagaysay
How Uber and Lyft's business model could be changed on Election DayUber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have long defended their "gig worker" business practices in the face of local crackdowns, class-action lawsuits and the scrutiny of going public, but their home state of California could finally push them to make some concessions — or blow up their business model.
1:01 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020
- By William Watts
Dow, S&P 500 breaks four-day win streak as J&J and Eli Lilly pause COVID-19 drug trials U.S. stocks end slightly lower in a choppy Tuesday session as investors saw some U.S. drugmakers face setbacks in vaccine or treatment trials for the COVID-19 disease.
12:09 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020
- By Brian Kraus
This is how to build a portfolio strong enough to handle any uncertainty about the economy and the election Use this time now to review your investment goals, expenses and philosophyUse this time now to review your investment goals, expenses and philosophy.
8:34 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020
- By Shawn Langlois
The best election result for stocks? A Democratic sweep, says investor who oversees $270 billion in assetsScott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners, shared his thoughts on the upcoming election at the Milken Institute 2020 Global Conference.
6:33 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020
- By Andrea Riquier
Financial markets have waited patiently for fiscal stimulus. That might change soonWe may be retrenching to the stock market-economy disconnect of the spring, and some analysts think something's gotta give.
6:26 p.m. Oct. 12, 2020
California orders state GOP to remove unofficial ballot drop boxesCalifornia's chief elections official on Monday ordered Republicans to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes from churches, gun shops and other locations and Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned those behind the “vote tampering" could face prosecution.
12:50 p.m. Oct. 12, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
Stock market books 4th straight gain ahead of earnings kick offU.S. stock benchmarks finish sharply higher Monday as investors buy technology giants and shift their focus to corporate earnings starting this week.
12:41 p.m. Oct. 12, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
Here's why 'believers in a blue wave' should dive into junk bonds, says JP MorganA sweeping victory by the Democratic Party across the White House and Congress could prove a boon for the worst-rated corporate bonds
6:31 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020
Minnesota will accept absentee ballots up to a week after Election Day A federal judge has upheld a Minnesota state court agreement that allows counting of absentee ballots received up to seven days after Election Day.
5:11 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020
- By Katie Marriner
Trump raised 5 times as much money from America’s top CEOs as Biden Thirty S&P 500 CEOs vote for Biden with their wallet, though they don’t contribute as much as Trump’s 15 doAs the Nov. 3 election sparks record spending, here’s how the CEOs of S&P 500 companies are helping to fund the war chests of President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden, while also contributing to other Republican and Democratic politicians.
4:04 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020
Pretty Soon, You Can Invest in the Boston Red Sox
U.S. Covid-19 cases and deaths climb as stimulus talks continue, Amy Coney Barrett hearings begin in the Senate, Hurricane Delta leaves hundreds of thousands on the Gulf Coast without power, and other news to start your day.
4:01 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett Senate Hearings Are Underway
The committee hearings will last for four days with Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham leading proceedings.