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- By Callum Keown
Bitcoin is at a 'tipping point' between mainstream boom and speculative implosion. Citi says one is more likelyCiti analysts said we could see a "massive transformation" of cryptocurrency into the mainstream.
11:41 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Ignore climate change at your own risk, says BlackRock --- green-energy transition will drive 25% output growth by 2040 Sitting out an orderly energy transition could mean forgoing economic growth potential of 25% over the next two decades, the world's largest fund manager, BlackRock, said Thursday.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Why the world's largest fund manager is getting more aggressive — and says climate change boosts the case for equitiesBlackRock makes the case for increasing allocation toward stocks and away from government bonds.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
This California investor predicts a 10-year 'good economy' revolution that shoves the sharing economy asideJoe Sanberg is co-founder of financial services startup Aspiration.com, an investor and a public-policy advocate for labor, corporate responsibility and climate initiatives in California. In 2019, he entertained a run as a presidential candidate, declaring a war on poverty and homelessness. He still harbors political dreams.
3:16 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
What’s Behind the Tech Selloff
Facebook befriends Australia again, two of Biden’s most controversial cabinet picks begin confirmation hearings today, Democrats aim to push stimulus through House this week, and other news to start your day.
3:19 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
Silicon Valley is not suffering a tech exodus, and money is flowing in at record rate --- for a fortunate few Despite reports of an exodus, Silicon Valley remains the tech capital of the world, with new data showing continued record investment in the industry in 2020 and no overall declines in jobs and population in the region.
12:00 p.m. Feb. 20, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
GameStop hearing challenges assumptions about rookie investors --- ‘Retail investors making up this new surge are different’ Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev discussed average account sizes and user demographics during a congressional hearing on GameStop's rise and fall.
7:15 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Bill Gates explains why he's optimistic about preventing catastrophic climate change, even as he warns we have 'no time to waste'The transition to clean energy will have to be driven by both governments and the private sector working together—just as the personal computer revolution was, says Bill Gates.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
How Short-Term Treasury Yields Could Go Negative, and What It Means
Unless policy makers act, some short-term bill yields could fall below zero in coming weeks, making cash even less attractive.
11:45 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
- By William Watts
Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banksThe Dow industrials eke out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limp lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and data showing falling COVID-19 cases, fails to help stocks definitively overcome a steady rise in government bond yields.
2:00 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
A Huge Fund Bought Tesla, Apple, and Microsoft Stock. Here’s What It Sold.
Dutch pension fund PGGM initiated a position in EV-giant Tesla, bought more Apple and Microsoft stock, and sold AT&T stock in the fourth quarter.
9:04 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
TikTok Could Get a Reprieve. What That Means for Investors.
The Biden administration could scrap some China executive orders and clarify others, which is potentially good news for investors who have grappled with recent uncertainty.
3:33 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
- By Chris Matthews
Robinhood-GameStop saga could put spotlight on DC, Wall Street revolving doorAs the financial services industry prepares for congressional scrutiny following the public outcry related to online broker Robinhood's decision to restrict trading of GameStop Inc. and other stocks, the perception of a cozy relationship between financial regulators and the industry could once again come to the fore.
9:22 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
- By Michael Edesess
Here's a better way than GameStop attacks for the 'little guy' to stick it to Wall Street A financial transaction tax would curb the high-frequency trading that hurts mutual funds.
6:08 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Jeff Bezos built Amazon into a monolith — but did it hurt American workers? Research has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they open Research has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they openResearch has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they open.
8:47 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuelsThe Biden administration wants to steer the American economy away from fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. So why are oil prices and energy stocks and bonds rallying?
2:30 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Changes Are Coming to Financial Regulation. What It Means for Investors.
Investors big and small could benefit from rules that boost transparency and financial protections, while the financial-services industry can look forward to stricter rules and tougher enforcement.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
A perfect storm is brewing for interest rates to surge, says this bond expertScott Peng, the founder and chief investment officer of New York investment manager Advocate Capital Management, says a perfect storm is being unleashed.
10:32 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
- By Lina Saigol
Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine shows 91.6% efficacy in late-stage trialPreliminary findings, published in The Lancet on Tuesday, are based on data gathered from 19,866 participants.
2:30 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
Money-Market Funds Create a New Term for Losing Money
A new report addresses concerns that U.S. money funds won’t be able to maintain even zero yields after deducting their fees in a negative interest-rate environment.
12:11 p.m. Feb. 1, 2021
- By Myra P. Saefong
Silver gets the GameStop treatment, rallies by as much as 13%Silver prices rally Monday to their highest intraday level since 2013, as a buying frenzy attributed to a post on Reddit last week suggesting a short squeeze on the precious and industrial metal continued.
2:54 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
It Was a Rough January. Get Ready for an Even Worse February.
This was supposed to be the Teflon stock market, able to absorb political turmoil, a resurgent virus, and mediocre data, and keep on rising. Then Reddit discovered GameStop.
2:35 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Investors Who Own Blacklisted Chinese Stocks May Be in Limbo
Smaller investors with American depositary receipts of blacklisted Chinese companies are lost in the shuffle in trying to divest their shares. Here are their options.
6:06 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021
Let's not backtrack on loosening 'accredited investor' rulesThe rule already makes it harder to get rich unless you already are rich.
11:24 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq logs record close but Dow, S&P 500 end lower, in solid week for Wall St.U.S. stock indexes close moderately lower Friday after posting fresh record highs this week, as lockdown measures in Europe and America to combat the COVID-19 pandemic took an economic toll and President Biden's proposed new round of fiscal stimulus ran into opposition in the Senate.
7:53 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
French oil giant Total exits American Petroleum Institute over climate changeTotal SE exited the American Petroleum Institute, a lobbying group that counts major oil companies among its members, after deciding it wasn't aligned with the organization on climate change.
10:11 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
With Rare Speed, Gene Editing Emerges as Biotech’s New Cutting Edge
Stocks of start-ups wielding tools like Crispr-Cas9 that allow companies to edit DNA and attack genetic diseases and cancer are suddenly hot. But the science is moving with incredible speed and the competition is rising.
5:56 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
- By Robert Powell
What's a SPAC? And should I invest in one? 6 reasons retirement savers should avoid these ‘blank check’ investments
3:08 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Barron’s Daily: Space Stocks Are Rocketing Higher. What’s Behind Their Big Moves.
Trump impeached for the second time, why Intel tapped Pat Gelsinger as its next CEO, Biden set to announce 100 million shot plan, and other news to start your day.
10:08 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021
Stock market exuberance is here to stay, Credit Suisse says. Here’s why investors can be positiveCredit Suisse strategists said the stock market exuberance was likely to continue, raising their target for global stocks and the S&P 500.
9:52 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
If 2020 was a year 'to buy the rumor,' maybe 2021 is time to 'sell the news,' veteran newsletter writer saysMarkets may zigzag this year as stocks will have to grow into their lofty valuations, says Kirk Spano.
3:08 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021
Your ESG investment may be a 'light-touch' fund and not as green as you thinkGo beyond the label: Some of the biggest ESG funds own oil and coal stocks.
2:40 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020
QuantumScape Was Unknown. Now It’s One of the Most Valuable Stocks in the Car Industry.
The decade-old battery maker went public by merging into a SPAC in November. Since then, its stock has taken a remarkable rise. Why is a bit of a mystery.
7:15 a.m. Dec. 19, 2020
- By Brett Arends
7 tips for 'passive income'Want to live off your investments? Financial independence isn't easy
9:31 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020
U.S. Adds Chinese Chip Maker to Blacklist. What Investors Should Know.
The intensifying strategic rivalry with China has played out most visibly in technology—specifically semiconductors.
11:43 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow books worst day in two weeks as COVID lockdowns intensify amid U.S. vaccine rolloutThe Dow pulls back from an intraday record to close lower, as investors weigh the U.S. rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine against tightening restrictions implemented in New York City and parts of Europe ahead of Christmas.
12:01 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020
It’s never too late to ramp up your retirement savings—here's how to get started later in life15 financial advisers talk about the key steps required to make a late-in-life start in investment savings. Here are the common themes that emerged.
3:36 p.m. Dec. 8, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers deadliest week from coronavirus since pandemic broke out A group of doctors and scientists urge leaders to follow the science and stop the misinformation that has undermined the U.S. response to the crisisThe U.S. has set another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, averaging the most deaths from COVID-19 in a week since the start of the outbreak, as cases continue to rise across the country and hospitals fill with patients
12:19 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020
The fund-management industry wants better ESG disclosure -- here's what it says Biden should doNew head of the ICI unveils a new position for the industry trade group on climate change and other environmental, social, and corporate governance factors.
8:34 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020
- By Michael Brush
It's time for stock market investors to get in caution mode, and here's how to prepare for itThere are several key signs, among them excessive bullishness.