3:02 a.m. Today3:02 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
'It feels predatory': 6 million people are not eligible for a COVID-19 pause on student-debt payments --- even if they work in public serviceOne student-loan borrower is slated to pay off her debt when she’s 87, despite a career in public service.
8:55 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
The Economy Needs a Push, But Just How Much Is a Trickier Puzzle
While the Fed says the economic recovery still has a way to go, others see pent-up growth ahead.
1:08 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021
- By Abby Schultz
Bill and Melinda Gates Aim to Spur More Individual GivingSpeaking during their foundation’s annual Giving Summit, the couple focused on reimagining philanthropy post-Covid
5:42 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Inflation could make a stealthy comeback, with devastating consequencesThose who believe the official forecasts of continued low inflation could be in for a rude awakening, writes Axel A. Weber.
8:21 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021
HSBC sharpens Asia focus as earnings tumble 35%HSBC Holdings PLC, one of the world's largest banks, said it would pour about $6 billion of extra investment into Asia in the next five years, as it doubles down on its core business. The London-based bank, which makes most of its profit in Hong Kong and mainland China, said Tuesday that earnings fell 35% to $3.9 billion last year as the coronavirus pandemic roiled the global economy.
10:01 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
6 Black financial pros everyone should follow this yearWhat they have to say about the financial setbacks that came with COVID-19, and the banking industry's relationship to people of color.
10:10 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Chris Matthews
Civil liberties groups are suing the SEC, saying policy of 'no admit, no deny' is unconstitutionalOn Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments in the case Romeril v. SEC, in which the former chief financial officer of Xerox Holdings Corp. XRX, Barry Romeril is challenging the constitutionality of the gag order the SEC imposed on him in a 2003, when he settled claims that he directed his employees to make misleading accounting adjustments that inflated Xerox earnings between 1997 and 2000, without admitting nor denying the allegations. He was forced to pay more than $4 million in penalties and disgorgements.
9:48 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Barron’s Best Fund Families of 2020
Record-setting returns helped propel many of the top-ranked fund families up the leaderboard in this year’s Barron’s Fund Family Ranking.
9:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Bitcoin's $1 trillion market valuation is Twitter goldBitcoin is carving out fresh history on Friday, and generating a ton of buzz on Wall Street and Main Street, as the world's No. 1 cryptocurrency staged an epic rally that took it well above $1 trillion in market value.
5:51 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
Ahead in the vaccination race? Pound taps $1.40, partly on optimism over U.K.'s pandemic progressThe pound is rising on Friday, as investors shake off weak retail sales data and look ahead to potential lockdown restrictions easing next week. That isn't helping the FTSE 100, though.
11:21 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Can’t afford that luxury home? Just buy half of itIt’s pretty well known that demand for vacation homes has shot up in the past year as city folk become fixated on the idea of getting away and avoiding crowds. Whether the destination is a lake, a mountain range, the beach or just another city, almost everyone is looking for an escape.
10:48 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
Felix Zulauf’s Guide to ‘Crazy’ Policies
Recent government actions threaten to erode global prosperity, warns the head of Zulauf Consulting.
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.
1:55 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Global debt surged by more during the pandemic than the 2008 financial crisis, IIF findsGovernments and countries accumulated more debt during the COVID-19 pandemic than they did during the 2008-09 financial crisis, a leading trade group said on Wednesday.
8:52 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021
Credit Suisse posts loss, despite IB boostCredit Suisse Group AG said hefty legal charges pushed it to a fourth-quarter loss, even as a rebound in investment banking lifted other parts of the bank's operations. On Thursday, the Swiss bank reported a loss of 353 million Swiss francs, or nearly $393 million, for the fourth quarter. Analysts expected a loss of about 566 million Swiss francs.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Looking to avoid an obscenely overpriced U.S. stock market? Here's one strategist's advice on how to ride the inflation waveIf inflation is coming, where should investors go? How about Latin America, says one strategist.
11:20 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Big city flight led to surging suburban home prices --- Will it outlast the pandemic?Home prices are surging in less dense suburbs of big cities in the past year due to the pandemic. But as the U.S. vaccination effort ramps up, Fitch Ratings expects price gains in the suburbs to cool.
7:04 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Despite surging stocks and home prices, U.S. inflation won't be a problem for some time Baseball stadiums, conference halls and amusement parks are being used for mass COVID vaccinations, likely underscoring how far the nation needs to go before significant inflation takes hold.
4:30 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
The Fed's new stress test is for a scenario easier than last year's actual eventsThe Federal Reserve on Friday announced the conditions for the annual stress test simulations — and they are actually easier than what lenders experienced last year.
10:12 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021
- By Mark DeCambre
Is the stock market due for a correction in 2021? Here's what some experts thinkA pullback for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday halted the longest win streak for stocks in months but a major concern for investors remains: is there a major correction looming ahead?
4:19 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021
- By Philip van Doorn
24 bank stocks with dividends of at least 3.57%, three times what 10-year Treasurys payBanks have "come full circle" through the pandemic, according to Christopher Marinac from Janney Montgomery Scott.
11:46 p.m. Feb. 11, 2021
- By Jack Denton
'Overconfidence': Why it's mostly men under 30 trading bitcoinAlready, the frenzy over WallStreetBets and GameStop is beginning to fade. In its wake, financial markets should be reminded that the most enduring retail investing mania over the last few months has focused on bitcoin.
4:13 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
Yes, Trading Is a Game, Just Not the One Many Investors Signed Up For.
Games are less fun when you're not the protagonist, a lesson many GameStop traders learned recently.
10:23 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Powell says he doesn't expect a 'large or sustained' inflation outbreakFed Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said he doesn't see an outbreak of inflation and pressed lawmakers and business leaders to focus on job creation.
10:01 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
Millennials Are Closing Generation Gap by Some Financial Metrics but Not Retirement Savings
Millennials saw their finances improve from 2016 to 2019, but student-loan debt is harming their readiness to retire.
6:17 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021
13 Stocks With Rock-Solid Dividends
Several large industrial companies managed to raise—or at least maintain—dividends through recent crises.
3:34 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
To address climate change, the SEC should require corporations to disclose more information about their risksTo make informed decisions about how to allocate capital and manage risks, investors and the public need complete, comparable, and reliable information about companies’ climate risk.
10:20 a.m. Feb. 7, 2021
Yellen says Biden economic plan could achieve full employment in U.S. by next year‘There's absolutely no reason why we should suffer through a long, slow recovery,’ says Treasury secretary and former Fed chairwoman.
2:45 p.m. Feb. 5, 2021
Here’s What the GameStop Affair Has Taught Us
Among other things, the frenzy for GameStop’s shares suggests the bull market is showing signs of developing into a historic mania.
1:45 p.m. Feb. 5, 2021
January’s Jobs Report Underscores Urgency of Vaccination Push
Job losses in pandemic-sensitive sectors seem to have peaked—but the rebound in the rest of the economy has paused.
9:26 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden says he could deliver $1.9 trillion aid package without Republican supportPresident Joe Biden on Friday continues to make the case for his $1.9 trillion relief plan, with his pitch coming after a soft jobs report for January.
9:32 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
From vaccines to moonshots, governments can succeed if they focus on accomplishing the mission A mission-oriented approach is not about government 'picking winners,' but about choosing directions for change that require investment and innovation in many sectors.
3:02 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
Don't breathe easy just yet: there's more volatility aheadTrading in the VIX, popularly known as the stock market's "fear gauge," is elevated for the foreseeable future, and deeper analysis on post-crisis periods shows pockets of volatility will persist, according to a DataTrek analysis.
9:46 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
- By Mark Hulbert
Short-sellers were pulling back even before Reddit's GameStop squeezeShort-interest is low right now and that's often bullish for stocks.
5:18 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021
- By Sarah Max
Future Returns: The Value Gap Is Too Big to IgnoreThe chasm between value and growth is the widest it’s ever been, particularly for emerging markets. GMO is betting this won’t last forever
8:23 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
Black Americans suffered the most under Trump-era consumer-protection agency, study findsSettlements paid by auto lenders, credit reporting bureaus, mortgage providers and other consumer finance companies to Black and lower-income communities dwindled over the past four years when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was asked to intervene, researchers find
8:11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
- By Emily Bary
Time for more record earnings reports from Big Tech, led by Amazon's first $100 billion quarterEarnings have overwhelmingly come in better than expected so far this season and another packed slate of high-profile reports awaits this week.
3:09 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
Roundtable: 22 Ways to Invest in the Future
Barron’s Roundtable members present their favorite stock picks for 2021.
1:36 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021
Reddit Dealt a Blow to an Underperforming Strategy
As markets soared in the last few years, short selling has become something of a high-risk money-loser. Now it has some traders wondering if it’s worth playing at all.
9:58 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021
- By William Watts
GameStop frenzy puts clearinghouses in spotlight as investors weigh systemic risk fearsIndividual investors --- and perhaps a few lawmakers --- got a quick lesson this week in how a crucial bit of stock-market plumbing works.