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    What a Fed-backed digital dollar means for the crypto revolution What a Fed-backed digital dollar means for the crypto revolution 19:18
    Stimulus Checks Alone May Not Spur Inflation. Here's What Could Stimulus Checks Alone May Not Spur Inflation. Here's What Could 6:51
    Bull Case for Hedge Funds Bull Case for Hedge Funds 1:33
4:06 a.m. April 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Beware of BubblesBarry Bannister, Stifel's chief equity strategist, delivers a macro warning for investors. Plus, Invesco's Alessio de Longis makes the case for value stocks and Barron's Carleton English discusses earnings expectations for American Express.
7:19 a.m. April 15, 2021 - By rbisdale
What a Fed-backed digital dollar means for the crypto revolutionChamber of Digital Commerce's Perianne Boring and Neha Narula of MIT Media Lab explain central-bank digital currencies and what their emergence means for crypto and fiat money.
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
11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
1:46 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
How to talk to your kids about the storming of the Capitol, and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’ Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
1:00 p.m. Dec. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Americans are draining their checking accounts as stimulus talks drag onDirect stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits allowed lower-income Americans to increase their checking-account balances by 65% year-on-year in April.
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.
2:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
What Near-Zero Interest Rates Mean for Your Investing StrategyThe Fed drastically cut interest rates in response to the economic fallout from the pandemic. Here's what that means for your investments.
10:53 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron's on the Election and the FedBarron's reporter Nicholas Jasinksi discusses Jerome Powell's tenure and outlines what to watch from the Fed following the election.
5:00 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Your Election 2020 PortfolioHere's how to manage your money regardless of the election's outcome: Skybridge's Anthony Scaramucci analyzes equities, Wells Fargo Securities discusses bonds, Union Bank hits retail and Barron's covers the Fed.
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
1:00 p.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Trump says: ‘I’m ready to sign a big, beautiful stimulus’ — but many Americans are not banking on it‘Without knowing when the next round of stimulus and relief measures will arrive, many people continued to keep their expenses low.’
11:09 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 211,000 as doctors caution that Trump is entering a key phase in his diagnosis White House adviser Stephen Miller is latest to test positive for coronavirusThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged above 211,000 on Wednesday, as doctors and medical experts said President Donald Trump is entering a key phase in the illness which can take a turn for the worse seven to 10 days into the onset of symptoms.
12:51 p.m. Oct. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why Trump is at higher risk of more severe illness from unpredictable COVID-19 Most COVID-related fatalities are over 70. Genes that are a major factor allowing the virus access to heart cells are more active in older peopleMost COVID-related fatalities are over 70. Genes that are a major factor allowing the virus access to heart cells are more active in older people.
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.
1:35 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
The $1.7 trillion question that did NOT come up during Trump-Biden presidential debate This issue affects millions of Americans, and has become especially prescient during the COVID-19 pandemicThis issue affects millions of Americans, and has become especially prescient during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
11:57 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci: ‘We may be able to put this coronavirus outbreak behind us’ — but he says Americans must play a critical role COVID-19 has now infected more than 30 million people worldwide COVID-19 has now infected more than 30 million people worldwide.
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.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Dow under pressure early Friday as tech stocks stumble, dragging down S&P 500, NasdaqU.S. stock indexes were headed lower early Friday, with the indexes trying to avoid a three-session weekly losing streak, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington lawmakers and concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China.
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.
5:00 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Tech bubble? Credit Suisse strategists say ‘no’ but say it’s time to get pickier with these stocksStrategists at Credit Suisse say the word "bubble" isn’t appropriate for the tech sector, but say it's time to get pickier.
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.
1:00 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five yearsVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
8:00 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By MarketWatch
U.S. jobless claims fall in mid-September, but the economy still suffering lots of layoffsThe number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits through state and federal programs fell in September for the first time in five weeks, but initial jobless claims are still very high and point to ongoing job losses due to the pandemic.
5:00 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Stock markets have now seen the ‘peak of Fed stimulus’ unless these 2 things happenInvestors were left disappointed by the Federal Reserve’s action — or lack of — late on Wednesday, as the central bank failed to indicate any new stimulus.
1:00 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘You may never see it as good as it is now’: Wealthy Americans prep their finances for a possible Joe Biden presidency — here’s howOne San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfolios.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
FOMC statement for September Fed plans to keep a key interest near zero until at least 2024The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it plans to keep a key U.S. short-term interest rate near zero at least through the end of 2023 to help the economy recover from the coronavirus.
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.
12:46 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
This is when people with COVID-19 are at their most contagious The actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 23 million, scientists sayThe actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 23 million, scientists say.
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