11:39 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020
Diverse Business Leaders Wanted for a Biden White House
Some on the progressive left want to exclude Wall Street from serving in a new administration. That would rule out many qualified minority candidates.
5:47 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020
Mary Deatherage: Don’t Swim in the Tsunami
Barron’s 10th-ranked woman advisor talks about reducing risk in client portfolios, welcoming next-gen clients, and accommodating the growing interest in impact investing.
5:41 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020
- By Steve Goldstein
Fed dismisses stress-test appeals from five banks, including Goldman SachsThe Federal Reserve on Monday said it dismissed the stress-test appeals lodged by five banks. BMO Financial , Capital One Financial , Citizens Financial , The Goldman Sachs Group , and Regions Financial each went through a reconsideration process, which involved an independent group that analyzed and evaluated the results, the Fed said. The results were checked for errors and to ensure that the stress test models worked as intended and were consistent with the board's stress test framework. The Fed also announced the capital requirements as of Oct. 1, which consist of at least 4.5% in minimum capital, a stress capital buffer of at least 2.5% and where applicable a capital surcharge for global systemically important banks of at least 1%. Total capital requirements range from 7% at several banks to as high as 13.4% at Morgan Stanley .
11:39 a.m. July 30, 2020
- Associated Press
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 due to complications related to COVID-19 Cain had been co-chair of Black Voices for TrumpHerman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.
10:30 a.m. July 29, 2020
- By William Watts
Dollar weakens across the board after Fed decisionThe U.S. dollar weakened versus major rivals Wednesday after the Federal Reserve, as expected, left interest rates near zero, while observing that economic activity had picked up but remained well below pre-pandemic levels. The Fed indicated it would maintain its easy-money policies to shore up the economy. The dollar, which spiked higher earlier this year as the COVID-19 outbreak sparked a scramble for the greenback, has been under pressure in recent weeks. The euro on Wednesday added to recent gains, rising 0.6% to $1.1788, its highest since September 2018, according to FactSet. The dollar traded at its lowest level since March against the Japanese currency , off 0.2% at 104.88 yen. while the British pound was up 0.5% at $1.2993 after touching $1.30 for the first time in four months. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index, a measure of the currency against a basket of six major rivals, was off 0.4% at 93.31, hitting its lowest level since June 2018.
1:36 p.m. July 28, 2020
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.
12:49 p.m. July 28, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow slides 205 points, stocks end near session lows, as investors await coronavirus aid progress S&P 500’s top gainers are Norwegian Cruise Line, real estate investment trustsU.S. stocks indexes finished lower Tuesday, with losses mounting in the final hour of trade, as investors monitored talks between Republicans and Democrats on a second coronavirus aid package and a flood of second-quarter corporate results.
12:30 p.m. July 28, 2020
U.S. Stocks Close Lower as Investors Digest Earnings
The market is also considering the Republican stimulus plan and looking ahead to a press conference with the Federal Reserve’s chairman on Wednesday.
8:25 a.m. July 28, 2020
- By Greg Robb
Fed extends emergency loan programs for three months until end of 2020 So far, use of the programs has been scarceThe Federal Reserve Board of Tuesday extended seven emergency loan programs for three months until the end of the year.
7:58 a.m. July 28, 2020
The Fed Is Extending the Application Window for Seven of Its Programs
The lending facilities had been due to close on Sept. 30.
7:14 a.m. July 28, 2020
U.S. Consumers Turned Less Confident in July as Virus Cases Spiked
Declines in confidence were most notable in Michigan, Florida, Texas, and California, no doubt a result of the resurgence of Covid-19, the Conference Board said.
5:36 a.m. July 28, 2020
- By Greg Robb
Fed extends several emergency lending programs to end of year from Sept. 30The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said its board of governors had decided to extend several emergency loan programs until the end of the year. The programs had been set to expire on Sept. 30. "The three-month extension will facilitate planning by potential facility participants and provide certainty that the facilities will continue to be available to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," the Fed said in a statement. Set up to keep credit flowing in the aftermath of the market disruption in March, many of the Fed programs haven't seen a lot of interest in recent weeks. Fed officials argued that this was a healthy sign that credit was available from other sources and that it was important that the lending programs were in place in case that financial conditions deteriorated again.
1:48 p.m. July 27, 2020
Notre Dame Will No Longer Host First Presidential Debate
Here’s what you need to know about the impact of Covid-19 to navigate the markets today.
2:27 p.m. July 26, 2020
Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Starbucks, Visa and Other Stocks to Watch This Week
It’s the peak of second-quarter earnings season, with results pouring in from key companies.
2:20 p.m. July 26, 2020
- By Greg Robb
This week we’ll learn the size of the hole the U.S. economy fell into when COVID-19 struck Economists expect an unprecedented 33% contraction in U.S. April-June GDPOn Thursday the government will report Q2 GDP and we’ll learn how much the economy contracted after COVID-19 arrived.
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.
4:07 p.m. July 24, 2020
Even as Indy Goes Autonomous, the Race to True Self-Driving Has Been Long
In 2021 university teams will compete in an autonomous-car race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s a reminder how difficult the technology behind autonomous driving is.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
4:00 a.m. July 22, 2020
How the Pandemic Will Change Financial Markets Forever
“When people look back at financial market history, they won’t talk about 9/11 or the 2008 crisis, but this one,” J.P. Morgan’s Joyce Chang says.
3:00 a.m. July 22, 2020
- By rbisdale
What you need to know about bank stocks right nowThe banking sector's earnings took a hit because of the pandemic, but fee revenue is up. Here's what you need to know.
2:44 p.m. July 21, 2020
Trump’s Fed Nominations Advance but Questions Remain About Judy Shelton
More than her advocacy for a gold standard, critics worry Shelton could threaten Fed independence if she replaces Powell in 2022. Trump’s other nominee, Waller of the St. Louis Fed, could bring meaningful diversity of opinion.
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.
1:17 p.m. July 21, 2020
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
Get ready for another round of stimulus checks and why you might want to consider ditching your 401(k) plan Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
11:59 a.m. July 21, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
Two-year Treasury yield lowest in more than two months as bond market looks past deal on EU fiscal stimulus package Investors had mostly priced in an EU deal on the recovery fundU.S. Treasury and European bond yields showed muted reaction on Tuesday to a deal on the European Union’s recovery fund, which will deploy billions of euros across its member sates to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus-driven downturn.
11:15 a.m. July 21, 2020
Senate panel approves nomination of Judy Shelton to Fed board seatThe Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Trump advisor Judy Shelton to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
4:55 a.m. July 21, 2020
- By Steve Goldstein
The stock market is positioned to rally if it can clear this low bar, fund manager arguesWhy one fund manager is optimistic with the bulk of earnings still on tap.
3:50 p.m. July 20, 2020
GOP's Kennedy says he'll vote for Fed nominee Judy Shelton, expects swift actionA Republican senator who had publicly held off endorsing Federal Reserve Board nominee Judy Shelton said Monday he would support her, likely clearing the way to floor vote soon
12:08 p.m. July 20, 2020
- By Victor Reklaitis
Here’s how a Biden presidency could hurt financial stocks ‘We expect that financial stocks will sell off later this summer if it looks like a Biden win is likely,’ KBW analyst Brian Gardner saysAs Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by double digits in national polls, analysts are assessing how financial stocks could be affected by having the veteran Democratic politician in the Oval Office.
12:43 p.m. July 19, 2020
- Associated Press
Senate Republicans may face opposition from Trump as well as Democrats on next-phase coronavirus relief legislation ‘It’s not going to magically disappear,’ concedes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of the COVID-19 crisisHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed through a more sweeping $3 trillion relief bill to bolster virus testing, keep aid flowing and set new health and workplace standards for reopening schools, shops and workplaces.
11:00 a.m. July 19, 2020
Tesla, AT&T, Microsoft, Intel, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week
Second-quarter earnings season continues with results from Tesla, Microsoft, Chipotle, IBM, United Airlines, AT&T, Twitter, Verizon, Intel, and more. Plus, a Senate vote on Fed governors.
11:06 a.m. July 18, 2020
- Associated Press
No end in sight, Congress confronts new virus crisis rescue Lawmakers return Monday to Washington to try to pull the country back from the looming COVID-19 cliffIt stands as the biggest economic rescue in U.S. history, the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill swiftly approved by Congress in the spring. And it’s painfully clear now, as the pandemic worsens, it was only the start.
4:50 p.m. July 17, 2020
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.
12:16 p.m. July 17, 2020
BlackRock’s Fink Says U.S. Proposal to Limit ESG Investing Will Boost Interest
A recent U.S. proposal would discourage retirement plans from investments based on environmental, social and governance considerations. BlackRock’s Fink says using such criteria is consistent with a manager’s fiduciary responsibility.
12:01 p.m. July 17, 2020
Former Fed Chairs Bernanke and Yellen Call for More Fiscal Stimulus
Additional fiscal stimulus should include more public health spending and an extension of expanded unemployment benefits, they said.
5:49 a.m. July 15, 2020
Diversity Needed in CARES Act Commission
Oversight of hundreds of billions of dollars in Covid-19 relief funds lacks input from communities of color. There is limited time to fix the problem.
7:14 a.m. July 14, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Coronavirus slashes deal-making globally: What to expect next Drones, Zoom and COVID-19 have reshaped the M&A landscapeIt’s official: the first half of 2020 was the worst in at least 15 years for the global mergers and acquisitions business, according to Dealogic data. Here’s how rainmakers are making due in the new M&A landscape.
10:12 a.m. July 13, 2020
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.
9:50 a.m. July 11, 2020
- By Cody Willard
Get ready for the stock market bubble to burst The asset bubble, backed by the Federal Reserve, sets up a scenario similar to the market top in 2007 The asset bubble, backed by the Federal Reserve, sets up a scenario similar to the market top in 2007.
1:55 p.m. July 10, 2020
- By Greg Robb
Controversial Trump Fed nominee Shelton may move forward as Senate panel sets vote Republican skeptics had held up actionJudy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve, which had stalled since February, got fresh life on Friday when the Senate Banking Committee announced it would hold a vote on sending her name to the full Senate.
12:28 p.m. July 10, 2020
- By Greg Robb
Stalled nomination of Judy Shelton for Fed gets new life as Senate Banking committee sets voteThe stalled nomination of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, got a potential boost Friday when the Senate Banking Committee announced a July 21 vote on her nomination. Shelton's bid has languished since her confirmation hearing in February amid talk she didn't have enough committee support. Shelton, who was an informal Trump adviser during his presidential campaign, has been a long-time advocate for some form of tying the dollar's value to gold. She faces unanimous opposition from Democrats and some Republicans were on the fence. The committee will also vote on a second Trump Fed nominee, Christopher Waller, the director of research at the St. Louis Fed. Waller is expected to be confirmed easily.