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10:05 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By David Koenig
Robo advisers are facing their first major market challenge 4 biggest questions from clients 4 biggest questions from clients
2:46 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why U.S. struggles with the coronavirus could lead to Europe’s stock market taking the leadA growing number of prominent Wall Street institutions are making the prediction that 2020 will be the year for Europe’s stock market to outshine its U.S. counterpart as the coronavirus takes diverging tracks in the two economic powerhouses.
3:31 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Target-Date Funds Are Performing Well. How to Choose the Right One. Whether your target date is this year or decades from now, here’s what you need to know about investing in these asset-allocation funds.
11:54 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Why Your Money-Market Fund Isn’t as Safe as You Think Low interest rates make money-market funds exceedingly hard to manage. Investors should be wary, as rates look likely to stay low. What to watch for—including negative yields.
10:27 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
American Funds’ Quiet Rise to Bond Dominance American Funds, owned by Capital Group, has been quietly retooling its fixed-income group. The results are impressive: Most are top performers in 2020 and longer term.
8:46 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus CDC director claims ‘our nation failed over decades to effectively invest in public health”The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
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.
5:00 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more ‘I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to... the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct’The upheaval caused by the coronavirus may mean the end of the 60/40 portfolio, investing icon Burton Malkiel tells MarketWatch, but some other truths will likely endure. Investors are probably better off in passive portfolios, not chasing active managers - or even worse, day trading out of boredom.
2:30 a.m. July 1, 2020 - Barrons.com
What the Supreme Court’s Ruling Means for the CFPB The last financial crisis convinced Congress to create a powerful consumer-protection agency whose signature feature was independence. In the midst of a new crisis, that agency has lost some of its autonomy.
2:12 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic is ‘not even close to being over,’ says WHO head, urging better testing — and face masks Micron Technology has a better-than-expected quarter thanks to a boom in demand for cloud computing during the pandemicThe coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over,” according to the head of the World Health Organization, and the worst is still to come, in what was a grim assessment of the state of affairs some six months after the first cases were reported in China.
8:16 p.m. June 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain after Wall Street caps impressive quarter Nikkei slips as manufacturer sentiment falls, but stocks rise in Hong Kong, Seoul, SydneyAsian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street capped its best quarter since 1998, shrugging off continued signs of global economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
5:58 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Why stock-market strategists have never been more confused in June about the year-end outlook for equitiesIt has been the best of times and the worst of times for U.S. equity benchmarks over the past two quarters, and that is, perhaps, why Wall Street analysts are facing their most befuddling challenge yet.
10:25 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold posts largest quarterly gain in 4 years; talk of record prices by year end grows Gold futures end nearly 13% higher for the quarterGold futures post a gain of nearly 13% for the three-month period ended Tuesday—-the largest quarterly percentage climb since 2016—with analysts renewing talk of record prices by year end.
9:57 a.m. June 30, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
There is a 'right thing' to do when the market tanksEvery downturn is different and scary in its own way
8:26 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
After years of talk, tech companies appear to be getting serious about diversity efforts Tech companies large and small offer targets for hiring black workers and devote large sums to the effort, but black tech workers say ‘We’ve heard it before’Amid nationwide protests, tech companies that have struggled to recruit black workers are moving from nebulous efforts that proved to be mostly lip service to concrete plans and financial commitments, including specific hiring goals and amounts of money dedicated to the effort.
6:48 a.m. June 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
Royal Dutch Shell Stock Falls as Oil Major Warns of $22 Billion Hit Royal Dutch Shell said in a trading update on Tuesday it expects to take a hit of up to $22 billion from lower demand after the coronavirus pandemic
6:44 a.m. June 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Stocks Are Stuck in a Frustrating Pattern. What’s Behind the Moves. Bars seem like a bad idea, the president can fire the head of the CFPB, Twitch, Reddit suspend online Trump platforms, and other news to start your day.
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.
11:14 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Vasant Dhar
Day-trading reality check: humans are poor investors and even worse traders Here’s why you should stay away from ‘free’ digital trading platformsHere’s why you should stay away from “free” digital trading platforms.
9:16 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Recovery will be slow if governments don’t do more, says influential economist After the coronavirus comes under control, policymakers should initiate public projects and offer incentives to jumpstart corporate spendingRichard Koo, chief economist at the Nomura Research Institute, argues further fiscal stimulus measures will be needed even after the severity of the pandemic lessens
5:29 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Top CEOs 2020: Laurence Fink The Federal Reserve turned to Fink’s firm to help manage its bond buying.
12:43 p.m. June 26, 2020 - By Abby Schultz
Art World Awaits Live-Streamed New York AuctionsThe postponed major sales feature a range of top-quality works, and are expected to draw strong demand
12:31 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
U.S. Stocks Drop as Banks Take a Hit and Infections Climb Weaker-than-expected economic data, rising coronavirus cases, and an unfavorable result for banks in Thursday’s Federal Reserve stress tests knocked the market lower on Friday.
10:08 a.m. June 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
Many Will Pay Later If the Government Doesn’t Borrow Freely Now The Treasury should issue debt as needed to meet market demand and smooth out the business cycle, not be constrained by arbitrary thresholds, writes Barron’s economics commentator Matthew C. Klein.
4:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
2:43 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Buyer beware: SEC warns investors to avoid coronavirus-related frauds and scams ‘We’ve seen in other periods of crisis that people try to take advantage,’ says SEC’s enforcement division after halting trading in more than 30 companiesThe Securities and Exchange Commission is urging investors to beware of scams linked to the coronavirus pandemic and to carefully consider claims relating to treatments, therapies and equipment that promise big returns.
7:43 p.m. June 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain after U.S. banks’ stress test results Strong gains in Tokyo and Seoul; Chinese markets closedAsian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks’ ability to make investments.
10:22 a.m. June 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
How to Be ‘Forward-Looking’ on Stock Valuation Aswath Damodaran, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, describes how he thinks about companies and markets
10:21 a.m. June 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
Bank Regulators Ease Up on the Volcker Rule The move will let banks invest more easily in venture-capital funds, as well as allowing lenders to reduce margin requirements for derivatives trades.
7:00 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Bank stocks jolt market higher Thursday morning after FDIC said to loosen crisis-era Volcker regulations: reportsThe stock market late-morning Thursday jumped into positive territory after a report indicated that officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission would move to ease some regulations for the banking sector following a meeting. According to a Bloomberg report, , the FDIC and another regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, will soon vote on rolling back rules that prohibit banks from using their balance sheets to invest in companies and other assets, the regulators may also loosen rules pertaining to the amount of cash and cash equivalents the financial institutions would be required to set aside for reserves. The rules are related to regulations that were implemented in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis, known as the Volcker Rule, named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Shares of banks briefly burst higher on Thursday. The exchange-traded fund Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF which tracks the S&P 500's financial sector, was trading 1.5% higher, as was the SPDR S&P Bank ETF and the Invesco KBW Bank ETF . The S&P 500 index was off less than 0.1%, at last check, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading little changed at 25,442 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was about 0.1% higher at 9,913. The broader market had started trade lower amid signs of rising coronavirus cases. The reports for banks also come ahead of a stress test of the financial sector, with the results expected to be released at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday.
5:31 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Greg Robb
IMF says valuations of stock and bond markets ‘appear stretched’ International agency market expert says no hard evidence of asset price bubbles at this pointThe gap between stock and bond market prices and fundamental valuations is near historic highs in many major advanced economies including the U.S., according to an International Monetary Fund report released Thursday.
1:27 p.m. June 24, 2020 - By David Trainer
The S&P 500 is cheaper — and more profitable — than you think Second-quarter earnings are distorted, and the stock market will keep going upSecond-quarter earnings are distorted, and the stock market will keep going up.
10:19 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs to 2.35 million and 27 states are still showing increases in infections Dr. Fauci says next two weeks will be crucial in containing the spread of the deadly illnessThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed to 2.35 million on Wednesday, and 27 states were showing increases in infections, as Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned that the next two weeks will be crucial in containing the spread.
6:49 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Greg Robb
IMF slashes world growth outlook for 2020 and sees sluggish turnaround next year Global economy now seen contracting 4.9% in 2020, almost 2 percentage points below April forecastThe International Monetary Fund again cut its global economic forecast for 2020 on Wednesday, saying that the coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented decline in global activity.
11:20 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Can my investments survive a crisis if I retire early? It did for these FIRE pioneers living in Mexico ‘The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for situations like COVID, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt’‘The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for situations like COVID, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt.’
9:38 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Rob Csernyik
Future Returns: An Actuarial Take on Post-Covid-19 InvestingPaul Sandhu of BNP Paribas Asset Management says investors should look closely at how countries responded to the pandemic
2:30 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
The shift to thrift: COVID-19 propels an already surging secondhand clothing market Online secondhand is set to grow 27% in 2020, while the broader retail sector is projected to shrink 23%Sustainability-minded younger shoppers and consumers of all ages who are feeling the economic pinch of the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly opt for the $28 billion secondhand clothing and shoe market.
10:19 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
You can still be a 401(k) millionaire — if you even want to Fidelity research shows most companies will keep their match programThe strategy to hold your ground while markets swirl around you remains the best one.
4:03 p.m. June 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock-market legend who called 3 financial bubbles says this one is the ‘Real McCoy,’ this is ‘crazy stuff’ ‘And the chutzpah involved in having a bubble at a time of massive economic and financial uncertainty is substantial,’ says Jeremy GranthamJeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist at Boston-based money manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., offers up a major warning to speculators driving the stock market to new heights amid the greatest pandemic of the past century.
5:55 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
How Economic Metrics Mask the Fragility of Our Current System Once investors scratch the surface, however, the deep-seated issues of income and wealth inequality emerge.
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