4:00 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021
Scorched Stock Bulls Learn That Bonds Aren’t So Boring, After All
Rise in yields clobbers equity market and bond prices. Why one bond fan nonetheless views the swoon as a “gift from the gods.”
7:14 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021
Bond Yields’ Jump Could Be a Big Problem for Stocks
Continued rise boosts risks of inflation and higher borrowing costs, while making debt securities more alluring than stocks to income investors.
6:00 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020
Municipal Budget Crunch Puts Pressure on Payrolls
State and local governments won’t receive direct aid if the latest version of the $910 billion stimulus package is signed into law—and when it comes to employment at municipalities, there is a lot of lost ground to recover.
3:14 p.m. Dec. 18, 2020
All the Good News Is Baked Into Stocks. How to Stay Safe.
Surveys show rampant bullishness, born of the belief that vaccines will stifle Covid-19 and boost the markets.
1:52 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020
- By Andrew Keshner
5 ways Joe Biden can advance his tax agenda (without a Senate majority) With two Senate seats up for grabs, what does this mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a Biden era? With two Senate seats up for grabs, what does this mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a Biden era?
11:53 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020
Pandemic or Not, a House Needs a Deck. That’s Good News for Azek.
Azek is the No. 2 maker of composite wood decking, and is growing fast after its June initial public offering. As recycling rises and composite costs fall, Azek anticipates steady growth by taking share from its real rival: wood.
10:41 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020
Biden's dilemma: picking nominees he wants without looking too partisanIf Joe Biden is officially called the 2020 U.S. presidential election winner, he'll have to decide on his cabinet. One piece of advise from both sides of the aisle: don't go too far left.
2:00 p.m. Oct. 23, 2020
A Promising Prognosis for Tenet Healthcare
Company appears to be handling Covid-19 challenges well. Also, Wall Street views on Sirius XM, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and WesBanco.
8:25 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020
- By Andrea Riquier
Stocks have 5% more upside this year, according to this measure, which has been right since MarchStock-market moves this year have faithfully tracked those after the 2008-2009 financial crisis, which means another 5% move higher, if the correlation continues
6:46 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020
- By Rex Nutting
'The 25-cent solution' would have prevented the COVID recession, says the most accurate forecasterThe U.S. economy cratered because some of us have been resistant to the proven measures: masks, social distancing, testing, tracking and isolation.
3:54 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020
- By Steve Goldstein
Why the U.S. economy could approach 'stall speed' after stimulus talks collapseWhy one economist says a lack of a stimulus deal could bring the U.S. economy to a perilous state.
6:06 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020
Economists and businesses react as U.K. Chancellor Sunak unveils emergency jobs programThe U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an emergency jobs program on Thursday as part of a wider ‘winter economy plan’ to stave off mass unemployment.
2:53 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Snowflake IPO Shows Investors’ Hunger for a Rarity: True Growth
Software seller’s $88 billion first-day valuation exceeds estimated size of its entire addressable market. Why “growth stock” often is a misnomer.
12:23 p.m. Sept. 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is about to enter its most treacherous phaseThe assumption that we're past the worst of the pandemic could be dangerously wrong. In fact, the more dangerous phase of the crisis may actually be coming this fall.
2:52 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020
Barron’s Daily: Stocks Are Rising—but the Wild Swings Just Won’t Stop
Republicans’ “skinny bill” fails in Senate vote, Citigroup names Jane Fraser as its next CEO, LVMH claims Tiffany’s poor pandemic performance invalidates merger, and other news to start your day.
9:25 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020
- By Therese Poletti
The pandemic has brought the personal computer back to life, with help from Zoom The personal computer, given up for dead by many consumers when smartphones became the device of choice at home, has had a huge revival, thanks to the pandemic, and to Zoom Video.
10:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020
The Fed May Have to Do More to Keep the Economy on Track. Here’s What Could Come Next.
The longer Congress and the White House go without reaching a deal to extend income support, the likelier it becomes that the economy will require additional help from the central bank. Here are three ways the Fed can do more, writes economics commentator Matthew C. Klein.
8:59 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020
How will the U.S. ever repay all this debt?Assuming that America eventually defeats COVID-19 and does not devolve into a dystopia, how will it avoid the approaching fiscal cliff and national bankruptcy?
10:21 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020
The Next Stimulus Bill Still Hasn’t Arrived. The Market Doesn’t Care.
Why the disconnect between the stock market and the economy is stark.
2:10 a.m. Aug. 17, 2020
- By Mark DeCambre
Stock market looks like 'hapless Wile E. Coyote, running off the edge of a cliff,' says behavioral economist
Although the rally by arguably the most important stock-market benchmark in the world has stalled out, its proximity to an all-time closing peak has made a number of investors uneasy to say the least.
9:17 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020
- By Jeffry Bartash
Americans worry the economy will suffer for a long time—but it hasn’t stopped them from spending Federal aid gave the economy a boost. Now what? If we go by what Americans think, the economy stinks. If we go by what they do, an ailing economy is getting better.
7:06 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020
Australia's central bank lays out grim scenarioSYDNEY--Australia's central bank said the country's unemployment rate could stay near its peak throughout next year if Australia is roiled by a series of regional coronavirus outbreaks and rolling lockdowns to slow the pathogen's spread.
6:59 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020
- By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through: S&P 500 nails next resistance (3,328) Focus: Gold’s decisive break to record highs, GLD, VZ, CRM, RUN, CDEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising amid optimism over a pending fiscal stimulus package and following a batch of well received earnings reports. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has extended its August breakout — rising to tag next resistance (3,328) — while the Nasdaq Composite continues to register record highs.
1:26 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020
A Stimulus Plan Seems Far Away. Stocks Rose Anyway.
“So maybe, just maybe, Mr. Market is looking at the ‘fiscal cliff’ as an unnecessary cause for worry,” one strategist writes.
3:00 p.m. July 31, 2020
Trane Stock Looks Like a Very Cool Pick
A new emphasis on air quality, spawned by the Covid-19 pandemic, is boosting the HVAC company’s outlook. Also, Wall Street opinions on Texas Instruments, Horizon Technology Finance, Boeing, Amedisys, and Kadant.
2:26 a.m. July 31, 2020
- By Rex Nutting
The government kept the economy afloat in the second quarter, so why are Republicans in a rush to pull the support away right before the election? A fiscal cliff looms as the coronavirus pandemic worsens and Election Day approachesGovernment relief checks are the only thing that’s kept tens millions of families from starving or from losing their homes. Why wouldn’t Republicans want to continue that support through the election?
11:17 a.m. July 30, 2020
- By William Watts
Dow, S&P 500 finish lower but Nasdaq books a gain ahead of parade of earnings from megacap tech-related firms Quarterly results from dozens of high-profile companies were due after Thursday’s close, including Alphabet, Amazon.com, Apple and Facebook U.S. stocks finish off their worst levels of the day, with the Nasdaq eking out a positive finish as investors braced for a litany of quarterly results from behemoths of the technology and e-commerce world, which could influence trade to end a choppy week.
8:02 a.m. July 25, 2020
If Big Five Falter, Rest of the Market Could Be Deep-Sixed
Tech giants’ gains have propped up the S&P 500. But some money managers are approaching the limits of how much of these stocks they can own.
2:00 a.m. July 22, 2020
What to Look for in Next Round of Stimulus: More Direct Aid, No Payroll-Tax Cut
As lawmakers negotiate the terms of a potential new round of fiscal stimulus amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fast-approaching income cliff threatens a tenuous economic recovery that has been under way since states began to reopen in May.
12:00 p.m. July 17, 2020
Forget the Income Cliff for a Moment. The U.S. Is About to Go Over a Child-Care Cliff.
What happens in the fall—whether and how schools reopen—is crucial to the economic recovery that is under way and will affect American households and the broader economy for generations.
2:30 a.m. July 13, 2020
Get Ready for the Market’s Day of Reckoning
It’s certain to be an earnings season full of surprises, violent reactions, and challenged assumptions. How to prepare.
4:29 a.m. July 10, 2020
- By Andrea Riquier
Forget earnings season. What’s the rest of 2020 going to look like? ‘In 2020, anything is possible’, one analyst saidThere will be very little useful guidance from U.S. corporations in the earnings reporting season starting mid-July on what the rest of 2020 will look like for the stock market and analysts are very divided on the outlook
10:17 a.m. July 9, 2020
Federal Unemployment Checks May Soon Run Out. 11 Stocks That Should Hold Up.
Consumer spending could take a hit this summer as federal unemployment benefits run out for millions of Americans.
1:56 p.m. June 26, 2020
Stocks Tumbled Friday — and Banks Weren’t Even the Biggest Problem
Bank stocks got pounded after the release of the Federal Reserve’s stress-test results. Financials weren’t the worst-performing sector, however.
1:00 p.m. June 22, 2020
- By Claudia Assis
Shoe Carnival stock up 7% after company reports online sales jumpShares of Shoe Carnival Inc. jumped 7% on Monday after the retailer said its online sales have risen more than 400% so far in the company's fiscal second quarter. Shoe Carnival also warned that margins likely will suffer due to shipping and other costs. As of Monday, the company has re-opened all but one of its 390 stores across the U.S., it said. Same-store sales are up 28.1% compared with the prior year, including a rise around 470% for e-commerce, the company said. "While the company is encouraged by the strong sales performance quarter-to-date, it does anticipate gross margin headwinds for the fiscal second quarter 2020" thanks to the increased shipping charges associated with the higher e-commerce sales, it said. As did other non-essential businesses, Shoe Carnival closed its brick-and-mortar stores in March on health orders designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. It had been reopening its stores since late April. "As we have slowly re-emerged with heightened safety procedures, we have welcomed back our customers to stores, and as a result, fiscal second quarter-to-date sales have exceeded our expectations. While there are still many unknowns, we are encouraged by these more than positive sales trends," Chief Executive Cliff Sifford said in the statement. Shoe Carnival is expected to report fiscal second-quarter results in August. The stock ended the regular trading day up 3.6%.
5:16 a.m. May 14, 2020
Dow Slides as Jobless Claims Disappoint, China Tensions Heat Up
Stocks started to slide after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is considering taking action to delist Chinese companies trading that don’t follow U.S. accounting rules. Elevated jobless claims only added to the pain.
4:14 p.m. May 1, 2020
The Great Disconnect: Stocks and Just About Everything Else
While the economy crumbles, and people lose jobs and lives, the market had a great April. Three states to keep an eye on to gauge whether America can come back, too, and whether this rally is real.
11:31 a.m. April 22, 2020
- By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks end higher, snap two-day losing streak on crude market stability and stimulus hopes Crude oil prices settle 19% higher U.S. stocks advanced for the first time in three days Wednesday, with the Dow closing up 450 points, amid signs of oil market stability and expectations for Congress to roll out another stimulus package.
3:53 a.m. April 22, 2020
- By Jeffry Bartash
Why the U.S. economy’s recovery from the coronavirus is likely to be long and painful President Trump’s ‘rocketship’ recovery looks less and less likelySome states are already trying to reopen for business and President Trump has repeatedly predicted growth will take off like a “rocket ship” once the coronavirus pandemic ends, but economists increasingly believe a recovery will be a long and uneven one.
4:13 a.m. March 26, 2020
- By Sunny Oh
Fed’s aid to battered corporate bond market creates ‘winners and losers’ Fed’s lending facilities could leave the junk bond market in the lurchOnly investment-grade companies stand to benefit from the Federal Reserve’s lending programs.