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1:47 p.m. March 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bull Case for Hedge FundsDavid Lebovitz, global market strategist for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses how a volatile trading environment has highlighted the appeal of investing in hedge funds in 2021.
11:31 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
12:37 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Half of today’s households are at risk for retirement Retirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement systemRetirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement system
12:04 p.m. Dec. 16, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq ends at record, S&P 500 narrowly misses closing high as Fed emphasizes 0% interest rates through 2023 U.S. stocks finished at or near records on Wednesday, though the Dow closed nearly flat, as the Federal Reserve did little to indicate a change of the regime of ultralow interest rates amid the pandemic. The Fed said it was optimistic on the current recovery but emphasized that the outlook for the economy will hinge on how the U.S. deals with the worst viral outbreak in more than a century. Federal-funds rates were held at a range between 0% and 0.25%, as expected, as Washington tries to hammer out an agreement on another round of financial aid to combat the economic harm from the coronavirus. The central bank increased its GDP forecast but didn't adjust its $120 billion asset purchases, as had been expected by some Fed watchers. "Together these measures will ensure that monetary policy will continue to deliver powerful support for the economy until the recovery is complete," Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference after Wednesday's statement was released. "A big yawn," is how Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors, described the policy update to MarketWatch, immediately after the release. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down by about 44 points, or 0.2%, at around 30,155; the S&P 500 index rose 0.2% to 3,701, just shy of its Dec. 8 closing record at 3,702.25' while the Nasdaq Composite Index booked a 0.5% rise to a record close at about 12,658. In economic reports, a retail sales report showed that the economy may be slowing as coronavirus cases surge. U.S. retail sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in November from the prior month. The data and Fed update come as congressional lawmakers were hammering out a roughly $900 billion deal that was expected to include another round of direct payments to households, The Wall Street Journal reported. In corporate news, Shares of Facebook Inc. were in focus after it launched a PR assault against Apple Inc. claiming the iPhone maker's upcoming mobile operating system update will hurt small businesses. Bond yields also edged higher, with the 10-year Treasury note yielding 0.92%.
5:50 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By William Barritt
Beware of ‘zombie’ companies running rampant in the stock market A total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviableA total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviable, writes William Barritt.
6:52 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
401(k) and IRA balances are up modestly, a key survey shows But holdings remain low, and many households have noneBut holdings remain low, and many households have none
10:31 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By J. Christopher Giancarlo
The future of money should be cashless — with a digital dollar giving faster, easier and cheaper access to your savings Central bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with ChinaCentral bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with China.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
4:41 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - MarketWatch
Goldman Sachs's profit soars and beats estimatesGoldman Sachs Group Inc. 's third-quarter profit nearly doubled, the latest confirmation that, even in a pandemic and a recession, Wall Street can still make money. Goldman reported a quarterly profit of $3.62 billion, or $9.68 a share, on revenue of $10.78 billion. Both measures were better than the expectations of stock analysts, who forecast $1.94 billion in profit, or $5.54 a share, on revenue of $9.38 billion.
4:59 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
5 big financial issues Trump and Biden didn’t mention in their first debate Unemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debateUnemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debate.
4:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alexander Rossides
Making capitalism work better is a perfect job for good old American know-how To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities.
6:59 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Kaplan says he’s worried new forward guidance will spark risky trading Benefits of pledging to hold rates at zero don’t outweigh cost, Dallas Fed president saysBenefits of pledging to hold rates at zero don’t outweigh cost, Dallas Fed president says.
12:34 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Kashkari decries ‘absurd’ U.S. financial system that needs bailout every 10 years ‘How can it possibly be this fragile?’ Minneapolis Fed President asksMinneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari on Friday called for meaningful banking and financial system reform.
5:57 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Cody Willard
You’ve heard of bulls and bears in the stock market. Don’t be a chicken Investors need to avoid being followers during times of market euphoria or panicInvestors need to avoid being followers during times of market euphoria or panic.
1:24 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Andrew Ackerman
Fed to add pandemic-recession scenarios to next round of big banks’ stress tests Latest round of results to be released later this yearDesigned to gauge the health of the nation’s banking system, the stress tests were expanded this year to study the effect of downturn brought on by the pandemic.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Dan Quan
To fix problems with credit reporting, we need a better government watchdog, not Biden’s idea of new public credit bureau The credit reporting industry has problems, but a government-owned credit agency won’t solve themThe credit reporting industry has problems, but a government-owned credit agency won’t solve them.
7:36 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Market timing when ‘clocks have no hands’ — Warren Buffett’s warning is as relevant now as it was in 2000Different this time? “Is this really just another giant bubble, or is this the New Age fueled by low interest rates and massive bond buying by the FED? Only time will tell.”
8:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq sustain key technical breakouts Focus: 10-year yield tags two-month high, Airlines clear key trendline, TNX, JETS, COUP, MDT, TNDMU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a solid batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest recently dovish Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the big three U.S. benchmarks are vying to build on already-consequential week-to-date technical breakouts.
8:25 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the S&P 500’s persistently wild 2020 ride Focus: Technology sector scores massive single-day spike, Salesforce.com (+26%), Facebook (+8%), Netflix (+12%), Adobe (+9%) — in one dayU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid market-friendly Federal Reserve policy language. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended decisive breaks to record territory — clearing the 20-day volatility bands — while the Dow industrials have concurrently spiked to six-month highs.
8:04 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq breaks to uncharted territory, S&P 500 (narrowly) nudges a record high Focus: Small- and mid-cap benchmarks assert holding pattern as August rotation persistsU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising after a mixed batch of earnings reports, and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has extended a respectable break to record territory, while the S&P 500 has scratched out nominal record highs across consecutive sessions.
12:54 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
S&P 500, Nasdaq score record closes, reclaim their perch at all-time highs Dow closes lower, but 6% off record highMajor U.S. stock indexes finished Tuesday mostly in record territory, despite ongoing wrangling in Congress over a further coronavirus aid and concerns about how the economy will fare when an unprecedented raft of fiscal stimulus eventually burns off.
9:22 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Should I have gotten my stimulus check by now? Why some people are still waiting — and what to do about it Next week, an IRS watchdog agency will help track down stimulus payments for taxpayers facing certain scenariosNext week, an IRS watchdog agency will help track down stimulus payments for taxpayers facing certain scenarios.
12:33 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
This $20 billion bond fund produced outsized returns by capitalizing on market turmoil, and is set to do it again Anne Walsh of Guggenheim Investments explains her strategy in a difficult environment for income investorsAnne Walsh of Guggenheim Investments explains her strategy in a difficult environment for income investors.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
6:41 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Michael Brush
‘Gold is going higher’ despite recent surge, says investor who’s managed a precious-metals fund for a quarter-century Caesar Bryan of the Gabelli Gold Fund says investors need the yellow metal as an insurance policy against the coronavirus crisisCaesar Bryan of the Gabelli Gold Fund says investors need the yellow metal as an insurance policy against the coronavirus crisis.
7:17 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Why the collapse in volatility could soon be a problem for this stock market For now, the bulls remain in charge of the S&P 500For now, the bulls remain in charge of the S&P 500.
8:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Mid-year currency cross currents persist, UUP, FXE, FXY, PG, TGT, UALU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains range-bound, for now, though its intermediate-term path of least resistance continues to point higher.
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.
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.
5:35 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Stick to Apple and Microsoft, at least for now, says this fund manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day zeros on three big tech stocks that a Boston Private fund manager says are still delivering the goods for investors.
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.
10:14 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold edges up on dollar weakness, but strength in the stock market on vaccine hopes caps gainGold posts a gain on Wednesday, with the dollar-denominated metal finding some support from weakness in the U.S. dollar, but strength in global stock markets on optimism surrounding a coronavirus vaccine kept a cap on the price rise.
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.
9:27 a.m. July 13, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Williams says shift away from scandal-plagued, interest-rate benchmark in 2 years remains on track despite coronavirus SOFR is slated to replace Libor by 2022New York Fed President John Williams emphasizes that officials will follow through with plans to discontinue a embattled benchmark for rates in financial markets at the start of 2022, despite all of the focus by financial firms on the coronavirus pandemic.
11:25 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By William Watts
‘The idea sounds relatively ludicrous’...Why currency analysts don’t believe Trump administration will pursue a proposal to undermine Hong Kong dollar peg Plan runs risk of backfiring, economists sayA proposal reportedly under consideration by U.S. officials that would take aim at the Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the U.S. currency is being met with disbelief by economists and currency traders. Here’s why.
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.
10:41 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Cody Willard
I see more stocks I’d rather short-sell than buy Cody Willard is concerned about an overly expensive stock marketCody Willard is concerned about an overly expensive stock market.
8:43 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Greg Robb
In latest dark twist of pandemic, companies appear to be cutting wages Falling wages would be a concern for Federal Reserve It looks like companies are cutting wages for workers, a move that was almost unheard of pre-pandemic, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.
3:48 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Are the dividends from your bank stocks safe? Stress test results put pressure on future payouts Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.
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