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7:02 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
'Head-smacking craziness' has reached new heights in today's markets, says hedge-fund billionaire Paul SingerBillionaire Paul Singer of Elliott Management thinks that the market for equities has pretty much jumped the shark, in a Jan. 28 letter to clients, reported by Bloomberg on Friday.
3:38 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
What to Buy When Good News Means Bad News for Stocks A “hot” economy will favor some sectors, not others. But the question remains whether the spike in bond yields is a hiccup or something more lasting.
3:09 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Yield Curve Is Steepening. What That Means for Small-Caps Yield-curve steepening shows up 15 months later as small-cap outperformance. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on consumer spending, the end of the Reagan-Volcker era, and bank M&A.
2:49 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Utilities: How Investors Can Plug In to the Greening of America Utility companies offer attractive yields and inexpensive valuations. And they are getting better for the environment.
2:42 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Rising Treasury Yields Signal This Rally Could Be Nearing an End You don’t have to doubt the Fed to be worried about the possibility of rising interest rates. All you have to do is consider the amount of money that is heading into the economy.
2:33 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Rising Rates Are Crushing Tech Stocks. These 10 Can Still Thrive. In the next few months, the opportunity might be in old school tech, forgotten stocks like HP Inc. and Dell Technology.
2:24 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Pandemic Tested Healthcare R&D. Now the Future Looks Bright. Mass vaccinations are necessary to keep Covid-19 at bay. But there’s a lot more than just vaccines in pharma and biotech pipelines.
1:07 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Biden matches Obama’s ‘social cost of carbon’ for now --- it's a figure roughly 50 times greater than Trump'sPresident Biden’s climate-change team is temporarily returning to numbers used by the Obama administration to assign monetary value to curbing greenhouse gas emissions --- at $51 per ton.
11:55 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Here's what one hedge fund trader says happened in Thursday's bond-market tantrum, which sent the 10-year Treasury yield to 1.60%Even for one investment veteran, the forced unwinding of popular trades among market participants this week was among the most violent in his career.
11:45 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Are Already Responding to Post-Covid Pent-Up Demand The recent decline in stocks is actually a positive signal about the economy.
11:32 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Nasdaq Posts Worst Weekly Loss in Months After Bond-Driven Rout The tech benchmark closed higher on Friday but it wasn't enough to offset steep weekly declines.
11:24 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow closes 470 points lower as rising yields saddle stocks with weekly lossesThe Dow tumbled Friday, and the S&P 500 extended its weekly losses, triggered by a sudden rise in Treasury yields that left the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite in the green Friday but with its worst weekly skid since October.
11:03 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
10-year, 30-year Treasury yields book biggest monthly surge since Trump's 2016 election victoryU.S. Treasury yields pull back Friday, but still left rates on long-dated Treasurys with their biggest monthly rise since Donald Trump's presidential election victory in Nov. 2016
10:17 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
It Wasn't Quite a 'Tantrum,' But Bond Markets Saw Ugly Trading This Week. Here's What It Means. Even after yields fell Friday, the 10-year Treasury yield was still on track for a 12-basis-point weekly climb.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
So long, there-is-no-alternative trade. What should investors do now?The swift and violent rise in bond yields has meant that equities are no longer the obvious choice to make on a relative valuation basis.
9:37 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Small businesses benefit when wages riseAn increase in the minimum wage would increase consumer spending—and business revenue- by billions of dollars.
8:37 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Cracks in this multidecade relationship between stocks and bonds could roil Wall StreetWith bonds and stocks both taking hits this week, investors are facing the ugly possibility that the multidecade relationship between the two assets are on the precipice of breaking down.
7:45 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global COVID cases top 113 million as FDA committee meets to vote on J&J vaccineThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 113 million on Friday, amid a flurry of positive vaccine news and as a regulatory advisory committee gathered to review Johnson & Johnson's vaccine candidate for a possible emergency use authorization.
7:35 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: How to select the best SPACs so you don't get burnedAlso, rising interest rates, tax-time tips and stock picks.
6:32 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Current bond-market selloff worse than 'taper tantrum' in one key way, argues analystThe vicious surge in bond yields over the past few weeks is drawing comparisons to bond-market selloffs of similar magnitude, but analysts say this analogy falls short in one crucial measure.
6:01 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Stimulus checks spark 2.4% surge in consumer spending and boost economy in early 2021Americans increased spending in January for the first time in three months after the government sent $600 stimulus checks to families and boosted unemployment benefits as part of effort to shore up the economy.
6:00 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Robert Powell
Have you read your Social Security statement? Here's howDon't procrastinate -- this is one of your most important retirement assets
5:14 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
It's Been an Epic Week for Fisker. Here's What Wall Street Is Saying. Fisker shares jumped almost 40% after the company announced a new partnership with Foxconn Technology to produce a new vehicle together.
4:28 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
How much should you pay for a dollar of earnings as valuation indicators are at extreme highs?For the stock market to produce anything close to its long-term historical average return, the cyclically adjusted price earnings (CAPE) ratio will need to remain at its current high level.
4:09 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Beyond Meat Jumps, Salesforce Dips, and Stock Futures Edge Lower Investors continue to focus on rising inflation expectations and climbing Treasury yields.
3:43 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
What to Make of the Bitcoin Bear Market House expected to pass stimulus bill today, retail wage wars heat up, nursing home Covid-19 cases have dropped sharply, and other news to start your day.
PCE 12-month rate of inflation rises to 1.5% in January from 1.3%
3:32 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
PCE inflation index rises 0.3% in January, core up 0.3%
3:30 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
1:00 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
These 7 Value Stocks Will Benefit From an Economic Recovery Investors have favored growth stocks, especially technology, for a decade. But the environment is ripe for a return to value, says John Rogers, CEO of Ariel Investments.
12:19 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Why you should ‘just forget about what’s next’ and stick with your favorite growth stocks, says this analystStocks rallied on Wednesday, as Federal Reserve officials made it clear they would keep monetary policy loose despite concerns about inflation, and markets may carry that momentum into Thursday.
6:18 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian shares sink after tech rout pulls Nasdaq lowerAsian shares skidded Friday after rising bond yields triggered a broad sell-off on Wall Street that erased the markets gain for the week and handed the Nasdaq composite index its steepest loss since October.
4:34 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. government bonds just staged epic yield climbs.What's next?U.S. Treasury yields see a steady rise in rates ignite into a surge Thursday, putting government debt across the curve on track to mark the biggest weekly yield moves in months and their sharpest monthly moves in four years.
3:57 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These Nasdaq 100 stocks fell the most on Feb. 25The biggest tech losers include Tesla, Nvidia and AMD.
2:20 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Charles Schwab: How RIAs Are Paying Employees Compensation constituted 74% of an RIA firm’s expenses in 2019, and more than three-quarters of firms gave staff performance-based incentive pay.
1:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Fisker's Earnings Don't Matter. More Sales Reservations and a New Model Do. The company said it lost a nickel a share, but what investors really care about is the plan to have Foxconn assemble a car for it.
1:06 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Tech Stocks Plummet as Treasury Yields Keep on Rising Stocks fell hard Thursday, with the Nasdaq notching its worst day since October.
12:39 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Nikola's Quarter Was Fine. Investors Are Focusing on Business Execution. Investors in the maker of alternative-fuel trucks won't care much about earnings, anyway, as Nikola doesn't even generate sales yet.
12:34 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
3 reasons the rise in bond yields is gaining steam and rattling the stock marketInflation fears, an inactive Federal Reserve and forced selling are cited as some of the forces accelerating the bond yield surge this week.
12:23 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
Virgin Galactic Earnings Don't Matter. But the Next Big Date for the Stock Is Coming. Virgin Galactic doesn't generate sales yet. But it is expected to in 2021. That's why upcoming flight tests are a bigger deal than current earnings reports.
11:50 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Dow Fell 560 Points Because Higher Rates Are Crushing Stocks Interest rates rose again, and this time value stocks were caught up in the selloff that growth stocks have been experiencing in recent days.
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