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    Why Investors Are Obsessed With the Inverted Yield Curve Why Investors Are Obsessed With the Inverted Yield Curve 4:11
    Despite Fed Rate Cut, Rates on Credit Cards Could Go Up Despite Fed Rate Cut, Rates on Credit Cards Could Go Up 2:46
    Opinion: Trade Damage Results in Another Federal Interest Rate Cut Opinion: Trade Damage Results in Another Federal Interest Rate Cut 0:44
2:31 p.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Repo-market turmoil raises almost existential question about post-crisis Wall Street rules, former Fed official says Tarullo asks if regulators have inadvertently put in place a system where big banks sit on cash and starve the financial system when liquidity is most neededFormer Fed Governor Dan Tarullo said the repo-market turmoil seen in September raises some broad questions about the regulations put in place after the financial crisis.
1:37 p.m. Today - By Meera Jagannathan
Read this before you panic about a global coffee shortage, and this bleak chart makes scary reading for all home buyers Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance storiesThursday’s top personal finance stories
12:51 p.m. Today - Barrons.com
Here’s How Big the Boomer-Millennial Wealth Gap Is Millennials hit a median age of 35 in four years, but the generation accounts for just 3% of the nation’s wealth.
12:19 p.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Fed’s Quarles says there are now more ‘options’ than just bailing out failing banks Pressed at Senate hearing if there are still banks that are too big to fail, regulator doesn’t give ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answerFaced with a failing bank, future regulators will have other options than just bailing them out, Fed Governor Randal Quarles said Thursday.
9:32 a.m. Today - By Larry Hatheway
Central banks must regain their credibility before the next recession Unproven monetary policies may not work as well if the public doesn’t trust policy makersWithout effective tools and the public’s confidence, central banks will be unable to rise to the occasion when the next recession arrives.
9:17 a.m. Today - By Caroline Baum
Don’t be too quick to give the economy the all-clear signal Recession risk abates, but there are plenty of reasons to be cautiousThere are still many reasons to be cautious about the U.S. and global economies
6:17 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
Federal Reserve and others agencies have a plan to make it easier to approve personal loans ‘The agencies recognize that use of alternative data may improve the speed and accuracy of credit decisions,’ they said in a joint statement‘The agencies recognize that use of alternative data may improve the speed and accuracy of credit decisions,’ they said in a joint statement.
5:14 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
What’s in Your Wallet? Hopefully, Capital One Stock Investors will end up paying a lot more for a financial-technology company or a banking giant than it will for a consumer-finance firm. Which is a long way of saying that Capital One Financial stock is cheap and looking attractive right now.
4:45 a.m. Today - By Barbara Kollmeyer
This stock bear is waiting for one clear signal to jump back into markets Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day comes from a stock bear who says he needs to see one clear signal before he starts jumping back into stocks.
4:18 a.m. Today - By Howard Gold
The U.S. stock market remains the best place to invest Among all global stock markets, the U.S. offers the best long-term prospectsAmong all global stock markets, the U.S. offers the best long-term prospects.
4:17 a.m. Today - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
This depressing chart shows the jaw-dropping wealth gap between millennials and boomers Millennials may inherit boomers wealth in time Boomers had seven times the wealth at age 35 than millennials will at the same age
3:36 a.m. Today - By Chris Matthews
A ‘clear, unambiguous and broad-based’ economic slowdown means stocks go nowhere in 2020, says top Deutsche Bank strategist Cumulative impact of trade war will weigh on economic growth in 2020 Chadha expects S&P 500 index to end 2020 at of 3,250 - the same as 2019.
10:34 a.m. Dec. 4, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Fed Has Been Quietly Increasing the Size of Its Money-Market Interventions The central bank is seeking to keep interest rates from rising around the end of the year.
9:29 a.m. Dec. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Quarles agrees with JPMorgan CEO Dimon on cause of repo-market turmoil Rules put in place after the financial crisis ‘were contributors’ to the severe stress, central banker saysFed Vice Chairman for Banking Supervision Randal Quales sided with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon that the rules put in place since the financial crisis contributed to the turmoil in the short-term lending market in September
9:09 a.m. Dec. 4, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
The repo market is ‘broken’ and Fed injections are not a lasting solution, market pros warn Banks prefer to keep money at Fed instead of lending to other banks Demand for short-term funding from the Federal Reserve is still running high ahead of the typical year-end cash crunch, even as the central bank has poured more than $320 billion into financial markets to keep credit flowing.
3:12 a.m. Dec. 4, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Here’s how much stock could’ve been bought with all the QE central banks have doneOne of the major stories of the last decade was central bank enthusiasm for what’s called quantitative easing, or in simpler terms, buying bonds. Chris Bennett, director of index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices, decided to add it all up.
10:12 p.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
An AI winter for chip stocks and an America First Tax are Saxo Bank’s ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for 2020 ECB hiking rates and a Democratic election sweep in the U.S.?Welcome to Saxo Bank’s annual rite of passage — “Outrageous Predictions 2020,” a shock-inducing report that the Danish investment bank’s team has been coming up with for nearly 20 years.
10:45 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
An Election-Year Recession? It Could Happen. The economy is still slowing, trade is once again a wild-card. Will the U.S. enter a 2020 recession as Americans go to the polls?
9:35 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Will no China trade deal bring more Fed rate cuts? It’s not that simple, analysts say U.S. central bank seen dragging its feet If China and the U.S. don’t reach a trade deal, its not certain there will be more rate cuts. And the Fed will not move quickly, analysts said Tuesday.
8:03 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
Are the New Trade Threats Just the Art of the Deal? Talk about being whipsawed. The market has gone from cheering word from President Donald Trump that negotiators were in the “final throes” of an initial trade deal to concern over Tuesday’s comments that the dispute with China could drag out past the 2020 election.
7:46 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish December start, S&P 500 ventures under major support Focus: 10-year yield tests 50-day average, Gold miners’ breakout attempt underway, TNX, GDX, PAAS, NUAN, COP, DXCTechnically speaking, each big three U.S. benchmark has ventured under major support amid an early-December market downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
7:11 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bearish December start, S&P 500 ventures under major support Focus: 10-year yield tests 50-day average, Gold miners’ breakout attempt underway, TNX, GDX, PAAS, NUAN, COP, DXCTechnically speaking, December selling pressure has surfaced following the U.S. benchmarks’ persistent November break to record territory. Against this backdrop, each big three benchmark has ventured under major support early Tuesday — S&P 3,100, Nasdaq 8,500 and Dow 27,400 — and a close near current levels would inflict near-term damage for the first time since October.
5:42 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Jared Dillian
Why it pays to (occasionally) mix your politics with your investing You must be politically malleable to make money in different economic cyclesYou must be politically malleable to make money in different economic cycles, argues Jared Dillian.
4:19 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
How give the gift of a college education instead of an iPad — and sell the idea to your kids Why you should put some holiday gift money into a 529 plan, and how to ask family members to do the sameWhy you should put some holiday gift money into a 529 plan, and how to ask family members to do the same.
1:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Richard Eisenberg
A $50 million plan to help Americans save for emergencies How these companies want to help low- and moderate-income people prepare for unexpected expensesBlackRock’s initiative works with companies like Mastercard, Uber, Etsy and UPS to provide a safety net.
12:28 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - By Nigam Arora
Believe in a Santa Claus rally if you want, but first look at this chart The U.S. stock market is overbought, which means it’s vulnerable to a decline if bad news hitsThe U.S. stock market is overbought, which means it’s vulnerable to a decline if bad news hits.
12:22 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Stock Market Could Get Cut in Half Next Year, Warns Hedge-Fund Manager An analyst reads the 2020 field of presidential candidates and the potential effect of an incumbent loss.
12:13 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Lost 268 Points Because Manufacturing Data Blew a Hole in Cyber Monday U.S. stocks fell on Monday as November’s manufacturing data showed a fresh setback. Also, President Donald Trump restored tariffs on steel and aluminum produced in South America.
9:41 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
Steel Stocks Jump After Trump Adds Tariffs. Wall Street Is Still Cautious Steel stocks are moving after President Donald Trump tweeted about renewed tariffs on steel imports from Argentina and Brazil. The tariffs could be significant for the sector, but analysts are reacting with caution.
9:29 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
Disney Stock Is Loved by Wall Street. Its Bonds? Not So Much. Credit-research firm Gimme Credit is bearish on the debt of the media conglomerate as well as AbbVie’s bonds.
7:45 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
The stock market could get cut in half next year, warns hedge-fund managerSteven Gidumal, managing partner of Virtus Capital, says the fate of this relentless bull market hangs on what happens in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
7:00 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
Bonds Are Selling Off. Here's Why the Losses Could Continue. While Wall Street sees the market’s drop as a buying opportunity, Monday’s price action provides reason for caution.
6:57 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Here are the most accurate S&P 500 predictions of the year, so far Goldman’s David Kostin leads the packMarketWatch ranks Wall Street strategists based on the accuracy of their year-end 2019 S&P 500 index targets
12:15 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
Podcast: Will Stocks Keep Climbing Next Year? No, Says Morgan Stanley Listen to Monday morning’s episode of our mini-podcast Numbers By Barron’s.
4:22 a.m. Dec. 1, 2019 - By David Trainer
Companies’ core earnings are more crazily distorted than investors realize, and that puts stocks at risk Over the trailing 12 months, GAAP earnings fell 1% while adjusted core earnings fell 6%Look at Northrop Grumman as an example.
7:07 a.m. Nov. 30, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Are stock-market investors underestimating the chances of a recession in 2020? Fears of a downturn have evaporated since AugustQuestions remain as to whether investors are now ignoring lingering signs that a U.S. recession may still be on its way next year
6:05 a.m. Nov. 30, 2019 - By Mark Hackett
4 reasons why this bull market in stocks will keep going in 2020 Focus on ‘quality’ companiesIt’s time to focus on “quality” companies.
3:15 p.m. Nov. 29, 2019 - Barrons.com
Jobs Data, Eurozone Outlook, Trouble for ETFs Investment strategists and newsletter writers discuss the outlook for stocks, the economy, interest rates, and more.
2:11 p.m. Nov. 29, 2019 - Barrons.com
Tesla Preorders Show High Demand, but There’s a Low Bar Analysts don’t see a high conversion rate for the battery-powered pickup truck’s $100 reservations into shipments.
4:13 a.m. Nov. 29, 2019 - Barrons.com
Finding Bargains Among Closed-End Funds It’s harder now than it was a year ago, but not impossible. We found seven, plus an attractive exchange-traded fund.
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