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4:33 a.m. Today - By Mark Hulbert
Here’s the one Dow stock to buy now if you believe that what goes down must come up Worst performer in a given year tends to rebound over the next yearDow’s worst performer in a given year tends to rebound over the next year, writes Mark Hulbert.
4:11 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Get ready for QE4, says Credit Suisse analyst, as Fed fails to calm short-term markets Credit Suisse’s Zoltan Pozsar says the Fed may resume bond purchasesThe Federal Reserve’s actions to calm the stresses in short-term funding markets haven’t worked, a key analyst said in predicting the central bank may have to resort to purchasing bonds as they did during the financial crisis.
3:36 a.m. Today - By Paul Brandus
No one influenced the late 20th century economy more than Volcker It wasn’t Reagan who turned around things around in the 1980s — it was Paul VolckerPaul Volcker was labeled a villain for raising interest rates and causing massive unemployment. But he saved the economy, says Paul Brandus.
12:02 p.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
Volcker Did Whatever It Took to Quash Inflation, Regardless of Politics Two words best sum up how the world has changed in the four decades since Paul Volcker took charge of the Federal Reserve: inflation and independence. He died over the weekend at the age of 92.
6:09 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
Paul Volcker, Man Who Tamed Inflation, Dies Paul Volcker, the central-banking giant who tamed inflation in the 1980s but may best be remembered today for a financial rule that bears his name, has died, according to multiple sources.
4:12 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker dies at 92Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who had a second career pushing for reform on Wall Street, has died at 92, according to numerous reports. Volcker was a legendary Fed chairman at the central bank for his fight against inflation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Volcker was praised for establishing the Fed's credibility to control inflation. After the 2008 financial crisis, Volcker pushed for reform. He said in his memoir published in the fall of 2018 that he was worried about the impact of money in the political system.
7:52 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
How bad will the next bear market be? This is what typically happens to U.S. stocks after a long bull runThis is what typically happens to U.S. stocks after a long bull run, writes Mark Hulbert.
6:53 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
There are two versions of the S&P 500 index — this is the better investment One weights companies by market value; the other treats them equallyOne weights companies by market value; the other treats them equally.
4:54 a.m. Dec. 7, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Amazon Web Services sees stronger competitors, but believes it will still rule the cloud Cloud-computing leader AWS plans to build on its lead over Microsoft and Google with new technology that focuses on hybrid cloud, machine learning and edge computingA series of product announcements highlighted Amazon’s intentions to weave its services more closely with on-premises data centers, an area where Microsoft is particularly strong.
9:18 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - 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.
3:09 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - 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.
9:32 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019 - 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.
2:30 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019 - Barrons.com
Don’t Pay $120,000 for a Banana, and Other Investing Lessons From Art Basel A big event for a unique alternative asset class happens this week. It might not be on most people’s radar screens, but investors should pay attention.
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
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?
6:46 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
Cleveland-Cliffs Drops a Bombshell in a Bid to Remake the U.S. Steel Sector Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs shocked the steel establishment with a surprise all-stock buyout of AK Steel. The move has AK Steel shares up in premarket trading while Cliffs shares are tumbling.
3:08 a.m. Dec. 3, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Apache’s stock plunges to 18-year low after update on well status disappoints Shares suffer the biggest one-day drop in 11 years to pace peer group’s and S&P 500’s losersShares of Apache Corp. got drilled Monday, and was trading at the lowest price seen in 18 years, after the oil and natural gas producer provided a disappointing update of its first exploratory well in Block 58 offshore Suriname.
11:12 a.m. Nov. 30, 2019 - By John ESI Money
5 money-saving tips people hate Make a few changes and you’ll be rewarded when it’s time for retirementMake a few changes and you’ll be rewarded when it’s time for retirement
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
7:24 a.m. Nov. 26, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Bond yields can’t stay low forever, Dudley says. Not so fast, says one analyst. Former New York Fed president says the central bank may be taken by surprise if yields jumpA former high-ranking Federal Reserve official says interest rates may jump, but an economist points out the flaws in that argument.
10:46 a.m. Nov. 23, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Bull Market Could End in 2020. Be Prepared. How do you stay invested for possible upside while preparing for what could be the end of the bull market?
11:04 a.m. Nov. 22, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
JPMorgan anticipates ‘disorderly’ year-end funding pressures again as banks retrench JPMorgan CEO Dimon has blamed liquidity regulations for contributing to elevated rates in funding marketsThe liquidity problems in U.S. money markets that pushed up short term interest rates in September may recur at the end of this year, despite the Federal Reserve’s move to begin regular auctions to inject cash into the banking system, according to J.P. Morgan.
2:55 a.m. Nov. 22, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Income seekers can reap 4% returns with this specialized bank-investing strategy On top of attractive monthly dividends, the Angel Oak Financials Income Fund seeks gains amid banking-industry consolidationOn top of attractive monthly dividends, the Angel Oak Financials Income Fund seeks gains amid banking-industry consolidation.
4:39 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By David Spreng
These are the companies most at risk if venture funding dries up Companies with ‘soft’ assets such as intellectual property in the form of patents, software code and contracts ought to shore up their balance sheet Companies with ‘soft’ assets such as intellectual property in the form of patents, software code and contracts ought to shore up their balance sheet, says David Spreng.
4:08 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Jimmy Sengenberger
Democrats will avoid the real causes of the student loan crisis at Wednesday’s debate Government mostly manufactured the student loan crisisGovernment mostly manufactured the student loan crisis.
8:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
The Fed is buying billions of mortgage bonds — here’s why it matters Fed’s goal is to eventually shed its MBS holdingsThe Federal Reserve is back to buying billions worth of mortgage bonds each month, but here’s why that doesn’t mean the central bank is stockpiling more of this type of debt on is balance sheet.
9:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Mike Murphy
‘This is the most prosperous economy the world has ever seen’ says Jamie Dimon — and it’s going to continue JPMorgan CEO tells ‘60 Minutes’ that income inequality is a big problem, but shrinking his pay isn’t the answerWhile many investors may worry about the effects that the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit and Middle East tensions are having on the global economy, Jamie Dimon has this advice: Relax.
12:20 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
The odds don’t favor KKR if it does a leveraged buyout of Walgreens No evidence that public companies perform better after being taken privateThere’s no evidence that public companies perform better after being taken private, writes Mark Hulbert.
6:39 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - Barrons.com
Following Predictions of a Stock Market Armageddon May Hurt Your Portfolio Dire predictions of imminent stock-market doom are a recurring feature since the 2008 financial crisis. One fund industry executive has had enough.
6:06 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Here’s the price to be paid for listening to ‘Armageddonist’ predictions from the likes of Soros, Icahn and Gundlach Critical information for the U.S. trading dayMichael Cembalest, the chairman of market and investment strategy for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, rounded up the dire predictions from a range of commentators and calculated the consequences of shifting money from stocks to bonds.
10:10 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Investors putting too much faith in mutual funds to return money in a panic, former IMF financial stability analyst says Liquidity shortfalls threaten half of high-yield assets funds: DB Redemptions in mutual funds that contain harder-to-sell assets could come at a steep price for investors in the next market panic, warns former IMF staffer Laura Kodres
6:28 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
FDIC Chairman on repo market, LIBOR, and farm loans One big concern: banks are still writing loans pegged to the LIBOR benchmark that will soon be retiredThe head of the banking regulator sat down with MarketWatch for a talk about the biggest issues in the banking world now.
4:52 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Climate-change deniers may be propping up home prices in waterfront communities, research suggests A new study examined how people’s opinions on climate change affect real-estate pricesA new study examined how people’s opinions on climate change affect real-estate prices.
12:02 p.m. Nov. 10, 2019 - Associated Press
U.K. parties trade allegations over spending plans ahead of upcoming election Labour accuses Conservatives of spreading fake newsBritain’s biggest political parties traded allegations of financial recklessness on Sunday as they vied to win voters’ trust on the economy ahead of the country’s Dec. 12 election.
11:44 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
This flight attendant has enough money saved to retire at 44, but she wants to keep working She hit her ‘FIRE number,’ saving 25 times her cost of living She hit her ‘FIRE number,’ saving 25 times her cost of living
4:19 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Climate change will break the housing market, says David Burt, who predicted the 2008 financial crisis Burt’s Cornwall Capital was player in the book ‘The Big Short’ Risk to the housing market from underestimated climate change — and a chance to capitalize on these miscalculations — echoes lessons from the 2008 subprime-mortgage debacle.
3:40 p.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - Barrons.com
6 Bank Stocks for Value Hunters Bank of America, Citigroup, and KeyBank are among the financials that could rally as investors gravitate back to undervalued stocks.
9:42 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By George Soros
George Soros worries about totalitarian resurgence on 30th anniversary of Iron Curtain’s demise Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hungarian-born financier reflects on how open societies can overcome brutish and nasty nationalismThe collapse of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago heralded the triumph of open societies and the end of one form of totalitarianism, but brutish and nasty nationalism is now ascendent across the world, writes George Soros.
6:21 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Fewer homeowners are burdened by housing costs — but there’s a big catch Owning a home doesn’t eat up as much of Americans’ income Owning a home doesn’t eat up as much of Americans’ income as it once did.
1:30 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - Barrons.com
Why Private Equity Isn’t for You The SEC may lift restrictions on regular investors. Why that would benefit no one.
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