2:45 p.m. March 5, 2021
Lael Brainard is a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve
2:35 p.m. March 5, 2021
Meet Our 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance for 2021
Twenty-eight new names join Barron’s list of path-breakers in the public and private spheres
1:26 p.m. March 3, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Expert 'mortified and disgusted' by Texas reopening plan; it 'will kill Texans,' says top DemocratNews that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, will lift the state's face mask mandate and allow businesses to fully reopen on March 10 was met with a wave of alarm on Wednesday, as health officials warned the U.S. is not out of the woods yet, even as the vaccine program looked set to get a needed boost.
5:06 a.m. March 3, 2021
How the Fed Found Itself at the Heart of America's Inequality Crisis
'It may seem geeky to talk about statistical mistakes, but bad data make bad policy,' says bank analyst Karen Petrou in a Q&A about her new book.
6:07 a.m. March 2, 2021
Central banks don't have to pick winners and losers to fight climate changeDisclosures and financial regulation don't get enough respect as tools to reduce emissions
10:44 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021
Americans Are Sitting On Lots of Spare Cash. It May Not Boost Growth Much.
Staying home and getting checks from the government has done wonders for the average American’s balance sheet.
3:43 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
What to Make of the Bitcoin Bear Market
House expected to pass stimulus bill today, retail wage wars heat up, nursing home Covid-19 cases have dropped sharply, and other news to start your day.
12:19 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
- By Jack Denton
Why you should ‘just forget about what’s next’ and stick with your favorite growth stocks, says this analystStocks rallied on Wednesday, as Federal Reserve officials made it clear they would keep monetary policy loose despite concerns about inflation, and markets may carry that momentum into Thursday.
11:26 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
This is the best way to fix the chaos surrounding COVID-19 vaccine appointmentsStates must move to a one-stop preregistration system and then notify residents when it's their turn to schedule appointments.
1:15 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
New Zealand Has a Lesson for the Fed on House Prices and Inflation
The method the U.S. uses to include housing costs in the consumer-price index understates how rapidly home prices have risen.
4:07 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
America's excessive government spending must stopIn his final commentary, George P. Shultz warned of grave economic and national-security risks from excessive government spending and borrowing.
3:37 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Here’s One Way the GameStop Speculation Could End
GameStop’s CFO is stepping down, Biden to sign an executive order to address chip shortage, Fed is committed to easy money, and other news to start your day.
9:57 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
- By Sarah Max
Future Returns: Why Investors Shouldn’t Tune Out to InflationWhile there’s no imminent threat, strategists have been factoring in the potential of rising prices into forecasts
2:05 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
Bitcoin drops further below key $50,000 level after Yellen calls it 'extremely inefficient' The price of bitcoin fell below the psychologically important $50,000, after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sounded a warning over the cryptocurrency.
9:34 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
Treasury's Yellen criticizes bitcoin again as 'inefficient' and highly speculativeBitcoin keeps going up in value and setting records, but new U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is not as high as investors on the leading digital currency. She's hinted that more regulation is likely.
8:59 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
- By William Watts
'Excessive stimulus' puts value stocks on track to outperform growth over next 4 years, says Stifel's BannisterThere's limited upside for the S&P 500, but value stocks could solidly outpace growth over the next four years as “excessive stimulus” works its way through the financial system, says a veteran Wall Street strategist.
3:55 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Yes, Rates Are Rising. But Equity Investors Don’t Seem to Care.
Stocks continues to accentuate the positive, even as the interest-rate derivatives market suggests higher rates ahead.
2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2021
The Next Smart-Beta Category?
Letters on investing in sustainable companies, federal and state minimum wages, Moderna, legalizing cannabis, and Mark Mobius’ ideas about inflation
7:40 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By William Watts
Complacent stock-market investors underestimate danger of big drop by U.S. dollar, warns veteran currency watcherInvestors underappreciate just how big moves can be in currency markets when cycles turn, says Ulf Lindahl of Currency Research Associates.
3:33 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Federal Reserve starts playing catch-up on climate change Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Thursday outlined the work the central bank is undertaking to protect the financial system from climate-change risk.
10:48 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Felix Zulauf’s Guide to ‘Crazy’ Policies
Recent government actions threaten to erode global prosperity, warns the head of Zulauf Consulting.
4:35 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
Inflation worries are back. Here's what you should worry about — and what you shouldn't. Some economists and investors are warning about the threat of rising inflation even with the U.S. still struggling to recover from deepest recession ever. What's behind these seemingly sudden inflationary fears and and how big is the threat? MarketWatch explains.
11:12 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Stocks close mostly lower, but Dow scores another record after Fed minutes show commitment to stimulus U.S. stocks ended Wednesday's session mostly lower as economic reports pointed to an improving climate, but also suggested inflation might be picking up.
3:20 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
Bitcoin’s Run Doesn’t Make Sense
Berkshire Hathaway’s mystery investments are Verizon and Chevron, major winter storm slows U.S. vaccination effort, Epic Games takes Apple battle to Brussels, and other news to start your day.
12:11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
8:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021
Fierce winter storm rolls across U.S., forcing blackouts in some parts and leaving two dead in TexasThe storm was part of a massive system that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the southern Plains and was spreading across the Ohio Valley and to the Northeast.
8:14 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021
Mark Mobius: Emerging Markets Will Outperform After Covid
The longtime investor talks with Barron’s.
4:44 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021
Yellen will create new senior Treasury role for climate changeTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to wield the department’s broad powers to tackle potential risks to the financial system posed by climate change while pushing tax incentives to reduce carbon emissions.
3:35 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Why stock market is on a 'highway to the danger zone,' according to CNBC's CramerJim Cramer, host of CNBC's “Mad Money,” on his show on Wednesday described markets as on uncertain footing to say the least.
6:52 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
The U.S. could catch Japan's economic malaise if the Fed and other officials don't heed the warningsNote the striking parallels between the U.S. of today and Japan before it entered its lost decades.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
Yellen Is Retiring the Strong Dollar Policy. What Comes Next Is Tricky.
The new Treasury secretary is departing from a long-held tradition that has given the United States significant leverage, writes former senior Treasury official Nathan Sheets.
5:37 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Community colleges and their students were already vulnerable. Then the pandemic hitEnrollment at community colleges typically grows during a recession. This downturn, it's plummeted.
5:22 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021
Yellen Calls Meeting With Regulators to Discuss Market Volatility
Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
3:09 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Roundtable: 22 Ways to Invest in the Future
Barron’s Roundtable members present their favorite stock picks for 2021.
9:06 a.m. Jan. 31, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Is GameStop's surge market manipulation by a mob of Reddit users, a savvy group of investors --- or both?GameStop is up over 400% in January.
10:31 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
How new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will impact retirement in the future During a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans saveDuring a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans save
3:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021
Sectors That Could Shine Under Biden’s Policies
Commentary on the bonds and stock sectors that look good now, the difference between shareholder and stakeholder capitalism, whether stocks are in a bubble, and what history says about the first quarter of a presidential cycle.
3:27 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021
Inverters Are Critical to Solar Power. Tesla Wants to Own It, But That Won’t Be Easy.
The electric-car maker introduced a piece of equipment that allows current from solar panels to hook up to the grid. Investors dumped shares of its two big rivals, but they still appear to have an edge over Tesla.
3:21 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021
Barron’s Daily: The GameStop Frenzy Hasn’t Ended. Here’s What Happens Now.
GameStop catches the attention of lawmakers and regulators, Apple and Facebook post record quarters, but Tesla has a miss, Powell says vaccine rollout will be a “struggle,” and other news to start your day.
12:38 p.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Don’t Blame Fed for GameStop Stock Frenzy, Says Powell
When asked, Powell demurred to discuss any particular company or market activity, but pivoted to point to the strength of the banking sector through the pandemic as a sign of a healthy financial system.