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12:40 p.m. Today - By Joy Wiltermuth
S&P 500, Dow book 4th days of gains, Nasdaq adds 6th, as market awaits more pandemic aid Disney shares rose 8.8%, led Dow’s gains WednesdayU.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, handing the Nasdaq Composite Index its 31st record close this year, as investors took heart in corporate earnings and service-sector data that surprised to the upside.
3:40 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
Coronavirus pandemic is closing Black-owned businesses at an outsized rate — but the next stimulus bill could help The number of active Black-owned businesses fell 41% from February to April by one count, compared to a 22% overall declineThe number of active Black-owned businesses fell 41% from February to April by one count, compared to a 22% overall decline.
12:47 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq logs 30th record of 2020 and S&P 500 ends above 3,300 in choppy session, as large-cap tech stocks take a breather Disney earnings after the close of regular trade Tuesday are in focusU.S. stocks end a bumpy trading session on a high note Tuesday, with another record for the Nasdaq Composite, even as technology-related names took a backseat to outperformance in beaten-down sectors energy, real estate and consumer staples.
2:45 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - Barrons.com
Birkin Bags, Bullion, and Sub-Zero Real Interest Rates They all have one common denominator, the Federal Reserve. Who wouldn’t want real assets if money is cheap?
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
4:23 p.m. July 31, 2020 - Barrons.com
Harley-Davidson Takes a Big Loss to Fuel a Major Turnaround The U.S. motorcycle maker came under pressure well before Covid-19 hit. Now a new CEO is unrolling some restructuring plans to revive the company.
12:22 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks close higher after Fed keeps interest rates near zero, Powell vows to keep up support during pandemic Big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet Inc. grilled before House antitrust panelS&P 500, Nasdaq finished more than 1.2% higher Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and the central bank’s Powell reiterated his promise to keep rates near zero and stimulus intact until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
8:01 a.m. July 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
Does the Pandemic Have You Thinking of a College Gap Year? It Could Be Costly. The cost of a gap year in lifetime earnings is enough to warrant caution by would-be students considering delaying enrollment, new research suggests.
5:51 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks struggle amid earnings rush and as Fed decision looms Deutsche Bank, Santander, Barclays among stocks on the move European stocks tilted mostly lower on Wednesday as investors waded through a ton of corporate results, largely from big banks. A Federal Reserve decision is expected later.
12:20 a.m. July 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
3 Things to Watch at Today’s Fed Meeting Pay attention to clues about the economic outlook and the possible introduction of new policy tools, writes Barron’s economics commentator Matthew C. Klein.
9:01 p.m. July 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid gloomy earnings and pandemic concerns Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gainAsian markets were mixed Wednesday as traders awaited the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
9:00 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed amid gloomy earnings and pandemic concerns Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gainAsian markets were mixed Wednesday as traders awaited the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.
1:36 p.m. July 28, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Kodak Stock Soared 200% Today. It Has Nothing to Do With Photography. What’s in the Republican coronavirus relief package, Moderna and Pfizer begin Phase 3 vaccine trials, two Major League Baseball games are called off after infections, and other news to start your day.
8:04 p.m. July 27, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets advance after Wall Street rally, and as gold extends gains Stocks edge higher in Hong Kong, Shanghai despite rising U.S.-China tensionsShares advanced in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. stocks resumed their upward march on Wall Street, while the price of gold pushed to nearly $1,970 per ounce.
12:32 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 114 points higher, U.S. stocks snap 2-day losing streak, as investors await stimulus progress Gold settles at highest level in history at $1,931 an ounce U.S. stocks closed higher Monday as investors monitored efforts in Washington to craft another coronavirus rescue package and braced for tech giant to report in the busiest week of earnings season.
2:00 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Peter Morici
Watch out: inflation could be lurking on the other side of the pandemicWithout more discipline at the Fed, inflation could easily get out of control.
4:47 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Clare Trapasso
‘It’s a tax on being Black in this country’ — 5 ways racism is embedded in the housing industry Black Americans still trail behind other races when it comes to owning a home. When they do purchase homes, they are more likely to be offered more expensive mortgages.Black Americans still trail behind other races when it comes to owning a home. When they do purchase homes, they are more likely to be offered more expensive mortgages.
3:42 p.m. July 24, 2020 - Barrons.com
Buffett Adds to His Hefty Stake in Bank of America The Berkshire Hathaway CEO takes advantage of a beaten-down valuation to buy more BofA shares, lifting his position to over 10%.
1:04 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Barrons.com
Wells Fargo Named a New CEO. That’s Good News for Its Stock. Mike Santomassimo was named chief financial officer at Wells Fargo, as recently-appointed CEO Charlie Scharf begins to enact change at the bank.
5:21 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Climate change poses a ‘systemic threat’ to the economy, investors with $1 trillion at stake warn the Fed and SEC Pension funds and other big investors want regulatory help on climate-change riskThe Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators should act on climate-change concerns to avoid economic disaster, a letter from pension funds and other investors representing almost $1 trillion in assets urges.
1:24 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P close higher as Covid-battered stocks surge, but off session’s best levels as tech sector sinks Gains for equities come even as gold is approaching its second-highest level in history, near $2,000 an ounceU.S. stock-indexes finish mostly higher Tuesday, but off the session’s best levels, as investors snap up beaten-down energy and financial stocks amid a slate of corporate earnings reports, including Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin’s second-quarter results.
10:24 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Michael Brush
You should invest in big banks now for their rich dividends These stocks look cheap, and banks perform well as economies recoverThese stocks look cheap. Plus banks perform well as economies recover.
4:50 p.m. July 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Marathon Finds a Way The New York City Marathon race will take place between Oct. 17 and Nov. 1, with runners taking to their local streets, instead of the traditional 26.2 mile course across the city’s five boroughs.
3:18 p.m. July 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
Goldman Sachs Just Had a Blowout Quarter. It’s No Fluke. Goldman Sachs is a rare big financial company with an improving business and earnings outlook—and the shares still look attractive
12:02 p.m. July 16, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed needs stronger forward guidance to convince people ‘we’re really in it to win it,’ Evans says Chicago Fed president is another voice in favor of setting conditions to meet before interest rates riseThe U.S. central bank should adopt strong forward guidance to convince the market that ‘‘we’re in it to win it,” said Chicago Fed President Charles Evans on Thursday.
12:37 p.m. July 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow ends 228 points higher as vaccine optimism outshines rising coronavirus cases Apple shares eke out gain, after EU court battle win over $15 billion tax billU.S. stock indexes closed modestly higher on Wednesday, as investors focused on COVID-19 vaccine hopes and early signs of an economic upswing, rather than the toll of the pandemic.
10:22 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
New York Fed official says it isn't focused on bond yields when assessing market dysfunctionsLorie Logan, a senior official at the New York Federal Reserve, said the central bank did not measure market functioning based on the level of U.S. government bond yields but rather on measures of liquidity and price discrepancies within those debt markets. In a webinar for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the central bank's purchases may have reduced upward pressure on bond yields that may have otherwise resulted from the increased issuance of new debt. The U.S. central bank ramped up its Treasurys and agency mortgage-backed bond purchases since March in a bid to restore functioning in those markets, after a surge of selling seized up the bond-market. Fed officials and market participants have noted that liquidity in bond trading had been largely restored due to the central bank's interventions. The 10-year Treasury yield traded at 0.632%. Bond prices move in the opposite direction of yields.
8:43 a.m. July 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
Surging Factory Output Supports Case for V-Shaped Industrial Recovery Cornerstone Macro chief economist Nancy Lazar says a V-shaped rebound in manufacturing is “solidly in place.”
7:31 a.m. July 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Manufacturing Sector Is on the Mend, New York Factory Survey Suggests The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said its Empire State manufacturing index, comprising survey results collected July 2 through July 9, rose for the first time since the pandemic took hold in the U.S.
1:39 p.m. July 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Bullard says stock market’s optimism has been proven right, so far St. Louis Fed President says there could be sharp drop in unemployment rates ‘if we play our cards right’St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Tuesday said the stock market’s optimism has been validated by the economic data.
12:48 p.m. July 14, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends up 550 points, stocks jolt higher after Fed’s Brainard calls for ‘sustained’ large-scale asset purchases Wells Fargo’s stock ends 4.6% lower after its quarterly resultsU.S. stock-indexes finished near session highs Tuesday, after Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard calls for sustained large-scale asset purchases by the U.S. central bank to help the economy rebound amid a “thick fog of uncertainty” brought on by COVID-19.
10:12 a.m. July 13, 2020 - Barrons.com
37 Stocks to Buy in the Second Half of 2020 Our Roundtable experts identify stocks left behind in the rebound but poised to emerge even stronger after the crisis.
2:51 p.m. July 12, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Banks Are Reporting Earnings. The Best Advice: Think Long Term. The good news: the big banks didn’t cause the pandemic. The bad news: So far it’s been difficult to tell how badly they’ll be hurt.
11:00 a.m. July 12, 2020 - Barrons.com
Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Delta, JPMorgan Chase, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week Second-quarter earnings season begins this week. Plus, data on retail sales, consumer sentiment, and inflation.
6:28 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Senior Fed official says central bank may slow pace of corporate bond purchasesA senior official at the New York Federal Reserve said the U.S. central bank could slow its pace of corporate debt purchases if financial markets continued to improve. Daleep Singh, head of the New York Fed's markets group, noted the functioning of corporate credit markets had strengthened since the Fed unrolled its emergency lending backstops. Still, Singh said the central bank stood ready to tweak its approach given the uncertainty around a potential wave of bankruptcies from the economic impact of the coronavirus. The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond exchange-traded fund was down a modest 0.1% on Wednesday.
12:35 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends nearly 400 points lower, U.S. stocks swoon, on doubts of quick economic recovery Trump starts process for U.S. to quit World Health OrganizationU.S. stocks on Tuesday tumbled in the final hour of trade, ending a 5-day win streak for the S&P 500, as investors grew more wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.
7:47 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments The plan would deliver cash to borrowers directlyThe federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral.
3:47 a.m. July 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Stock Market Soars Because Good News Comes in Threes The fight over monuments escalates, coronavirus science faces a fresh setback, a new projection for Covid’s economic toll, and other news to start your day.
3:30 a.m. July 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
Bank Stocks’ Rocky Year Continues in Second Half of 2020 The first half of 2020 was far more challenging for the sector than it was supposed to be. The second half could bring more volatility.
12:36 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow books best quarter since 1987 despite warnings from Powell and Mnuchin on economy Fed, Treasury vow to keep up support for economy as U.S. COVID-19 infections climbU.S. stock-indexes finished higher Wednesday, as data showing recovering consumer confidence and higher home prices helped offset ongoing concerns about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in many American states.
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