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6:57 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed after China cuts loan prime rate Nikkei rises, but Hang Seng slips after PBoC’s moveAsian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday after China’s central bank cut its loan prime rate, as expected.
4:14 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch
Australia's unemployment rises as fires take tollSYDNEY--Australia's unemployment rate jumped in January as the country battled extreme bush fires that ravaged key tourism and farming regions. Unemployment rose to 5.3% from 5.1% in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. A total of 13,500 jobs were created during the month. The Australian dollar fell after the data as the numbers stoked the case for further interest rate cuts later this year.
4:13 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch
ING's Ralph Hamers named new CEO of UBSUBS Group AG Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti is stepping down and will be succeeded by current ING Groep NV boss Ralph Hamers, in the latest leadership change at a major European bank. The Swiss bank, the country's largest by assets, said Mr. Hamers will join its board in September and become CEO on Nov.
3:22 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
The hedge-fund investor who has beaten Warren Buffett by 200x likely made a killing on Tesla The fund that Simons founded in 1982 added 3.3 million shares of Tesla in the 3-month period ended Dec. 31Renaissance Technologies, added more than 3 million shares of Tesla to its holdings in the fourth quarter of last year, as the electric-vehicle maker’s shares catapulted higher, according to public filings.
3:21 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Tesla, gold and the dollar soar—an ‘everything rally’ has some stock-market investors fearing how it all ends ‘Some of the largest stocks in the world have entered the manic phase’: strategistWhat happens when everything rises all at once? That’s what some investors are scratching their heads about as they look out at the current landscape on Wall Street.
1:11 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Cracks in the $1.3 trillion auto-finance market aren’t curbing investor demand for risky debt Investors are snapping up risky subprime auto bonds at ultralow yieldsSubprime auto bonds with “junk” BB-ratings are fetching yields of only about 3.5%, versus 9% four years ago, even though late-stage auto loan delinquencies are piling up.
12:48 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Dow Added 116 Points Because Coronavirus Might Be Slowing Down All three major U.S. stock indexes rose on Wednesday as investors welcomed signs that the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in China might be slowing down.
12:44 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Wallace Witkowski
CrowdStrike co-founder Alperovitch steps down as tech chief to start non-profitCrowdStrike Holdings Inc. co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch said late Wednesday he has left the cybersecurity company to launch a non-profit policy accelerator to deal with national security and foreign policy challenges. Alperovitch, who served as chief technology officer, announced his post-CrowdStrike plans in a after the close of markets, and CrowdStrike said Michael Sentonas is the company's new CTO effective immediately. CrowdStrrike shares declined 0.3% after hours, following a less than 0.1% decline to close at $66.03.
12:17 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
This diet will help reduce your risk of heart disease and fewer people are having trouble paying their medical bills Wednesday's top personal finance stories Wednesday's top personal finance storiesWednesday's top personal finance stories
11:56 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Nouriel Roubini
Here’s all the things likely to go wrong, according to Nouriel Roubini From hot wars to weaponized financial assets, the U.S. faces severe economic, financial, political, and geopolitical disturbances A number of potential disruptive ‘white swans’ can be seen on the horizon. Any of them could trigger severe economic, financial, political, and geopolitical disturbances unlike anything since the 2008 crisis.
11:55 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Claudia Assis
Tesla nets $2.31 billion in recent stock offeringTesla Inc. netted $2.31 billion in its recent stock offering, the company said in a filing late Wednesday. The company sold 2.65 million shares and the deal's underwriters exercised in full the option to buy another 397,500 shares, Tesla said. Tesla jolted markets last week in announcing the The offer priced on Friday at $767 a share. Tesla shares ended
11:51 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Harry Boxer
AMD, Ballard Power and two other stocks that are breaking out Harry Boxer highlights four stocks surging on strong momentumHarry Boxer highlights four stocks surging on strong momentum.
11:44 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
API data reveal a weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies, but gasoline and distillate stocks decline, sources sayThe American Petroleum Institute reported late Wednesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by 4.2 million barrels for the week ended Feb. 14, according to sources. The API data, which were delayed by a day because of Monday's Presidents Day holiday, also reportedly showed stockpile declines of 2.7 million barrels for gasoline and 2.6 million for distillates. Inventory data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Thursday. The EIA data are expected to show crude inventories rose by 3.3 million barrels last week, according to analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. They also forecast a supply climb of 300,000 barrels for gasoline, while distillate inventories are expected to decline by 1.6 million barrels. March West Texas Intermediate crude was at $53.55 a barrel in electronic trading, up from on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold’s rise to near 7-year highs feeds talk of a climb to record prices of $2,000 and beyond “The markets are in the throes of a weird mix of safe-haven and speculative motivations.”Gold prices now trade at their highest levels in almost seven years, as the economic impact of COVID-19 has raised expectations for stimulus from global central banks, feeding talk of record prices of $2000 an ounce and beyond for the precious metal.
11:22 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500, Nasdaq book record close as Fed signals strong economy with one eye on coronavirus Fed policy makers emphasize their hope to provide some rate stability for markets and the economy after three rate cuts in 2019 The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finish at all-time highs Wednesday as investors were encouraged by comments from the Federal Reserve and measures China says it has taken to help coronavirus-stricken businesses.
11:18 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By William Watts
Can stocks keep soaring as the U.S. dollar surges? What investors need to know ICE U.S. Dollar Index trades at more-than-2-year high as stocks hit recordsThe dollar is on fire in 2020, but that isn’t cooling investors’ ardor for U.S. stocks. Can that relationship continue?
11:02 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By William L. Watts
S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records in tech-led stock rallyU.S. stocks ended higher Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite each posting a record finish in a tech-led rally as investors looked past China's COVID-19 outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 115 points, or 0.4%, to finish near 29,348, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced nearly 16 points, or 0.5%, to close near 3,386. The Nasdaq Composite ended near 9,817, up around 84 points, or 0.9%. Shares of Apple Inc. , which weighed on the Dow in Tuesday's session after it warned the viral outbreak would hamper production of iPhones and demand for its products in China, rose 1.4% on Wednesday.
11:01 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Nigam Arora
In this wild stock market, some investors favor Tesla and Virgin Galactic over Apple and Amazon Public service announcement: If you’re an investing novice, you are setting yourself up for a painful lessonPublic service announcement: If you’re an investing novice, you are setting yourself up for a painful lesson.
10:57 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields inch higher after Fed minutesTreasury yields move slightly higher Wednesday as the Federal Reserve says it remains upbeat on the economy despite growing concerns around the outbreak of COVID-19.
10:46 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Marijuana ETF girding for a technical breakout Downtrend remains intact, but bullish technical divergence warns bears not to fight the rally this timeMarijuana bulls have good reason to fear being duped again by the recent bounce in the sector, but there are some underlying technical signals that suggest this time, the outcome will likely be different.
10:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Groupon and Blue Apron’s real problem: Neither business model works, experts say Groupon stock tumbles 42% and Blue Apron is down 22% as experts say they are unlikely to succeed Groupon Inc. shares slid 43% Wednesday and Blue Apron Inc. was down 22%, after far weaker-than-expected earnings from both companies revived concerns about the sustainability of their business models.
10:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Crude-oil prices settle at a nearly 3-week high Brent oil futures tally a 7th straight gainOil futures post their highest settlement in almost thee weeks, with Brent oil tallying a seventh straight advance, after the U.S. imposed sanctions on an arm of Russian oil giant Rosneft and as the reported number of new daily cases of China’s coronavirus declined.
9:41 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures settle higher, with U.S. prices at a nearly 3-week highOil futures , with U.S. prices at their highest in almost three weeks. Prices got a boost after the U.S. imposed sanctions on an arm of Russian oil giant Rosneft, as well as reports of a further decline in Libyan oil output. A slowdown in the spread of COVID-19 also eased worries about energy demand. March WTI oil rose $1.24, or 2.4%, to settle at $53.29 barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the highest front-month contract finish since Jan. 29, according to FactSet data.
9:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Virgin Galactic Stock Is Beating Tesla. Beware the Hype. Virgin Galactic stock is up about 200% year to date. That's even better than Tesla. The reasons, however, remain as mysterious as the stars.
9:24 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices post a 5th straight gain to extend rise above $1,600 Prices edge lower in electronic trading after Fed minutesGold futures tally a fifth straight gain on Wednesday as investors continue to buy the safe haven asset even though securities seen as risky also gained altitude on the back of a slowdown in the spread of China’s coronavirus.
8:57 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why stock investors care about investment-grade credit ratings Kraft’s recent downgrades underlines risk to equity investorsAs U.S. corporations have racked up record levels of leverage after the financial crisis, the ability to keep borrowing at low rates has become increasingly important to stock investors, too.
8:49 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are 25 Dividend Aristocrat stocks screened for ‘quality’ This list is pared based on the advice of Matthew Page and Ian Mortimer of Guinness Atkinson Asset ManagementThis list is pared based on the advice of Matthew Page and Ian Mortimer of Guinness Atkinson Asset Management.
8:37 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures tally a fifth straight session climbGold futures for a fifth consecutive session, marking another settlement at their highest since March 2013, with strength in U.S. equities failing to pressure prices for the haven metal. "I believe retail investors are pouring into equities, while institutional investors are a little more cautious and seeking safe haven exposure," said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. April gold rose $8.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,611.80 an ounce, ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting.
8:36 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Analog Devices Spikes on Strong Earnings, Higher Dividend The chip maker reported revenue of $1.3 billion, down 15% from a year earlier, but in line with both guidance and Wall Street estimates. Adjusted profit of $1.03 a share was ahead of the Street at 98 cents.
8:20 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
What Apple, Walmart and other U.S. companies are saying about the coronavirus outbreak Coronavirus is becoming a dominant theme in earnings releases and on companies’ conference calls as investors seek to gauge its impact on corporate resultsThe new coronavirus that was first identified late last year in Wuhan, China, is becoming a dominant theme in the earnings releases and conference calls of S&P 500 companies as investors press for answers on how it will impact their business.
8:18 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Bed Bath & Beyond stores are getting a revamp Bed Bath & Beyond stock is up 3.7% Wednesday and analysts think there’s potential for better results later this yearBed Bath & Beyond announced the sale of PersonalizationMall.com and a capital allocation strategy that includes new store formats.
8:08 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Coronavirus Impact on BitcoinTom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors' head of research, explains how factors like volatility, geopolitical tensions and young investors all help drive the price of Bitcoin higher.
8:05 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Walmart could run into privacy issues in its efforts to get personal with consumers, analysts say Walmart shares ended Tuesday up 1.5% despite fourth-quarter earnings and revenue misses Walmart talked about the increased use of technology to create a personalized shopping experience during its investor community event.
8:01 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Do Fundamentals Support Record Levels for Equities?Chris Harvey, Wells Fargo Securities' head of equity strategy, discusses expectations for U.S. markets amid a plethora of bearish signals.
7:56 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Tom Lee on Bitcoin "Buzzkills" & "Parabolic Bulls"Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors' head of research, lays out his bull thesis for Bitcoin and explains why there's more room to run for the crypto currency.
7:45 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Oil Prices May Have Anticipated the Magnitude of Coronavirus. Here’s What They Say Will Happen Next. If both oil and copper pierce their critical-support breakdown levels, then we would expect cyclical and value stocks to come under even further downside pressure.
7:42 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Up 160 Points Because New Coronavirus Cases in China Are Down The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 160 points, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 gained 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 1%.
7:35 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Chip-related ETFs jump to records as Nvidia's stock soars on analyst's upgrade Exchange-traded funds that track the semiconductor sector were surging to all-time highs Wednesday afternoon after Nvidia Corp. , one of the biggest holdings in many semiconductor funds, surged 5.4%. The biggest such fund, iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF , which tracks the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index , was up 2.6%, with Nvidia representing the top holding of the fund at 8.1%, according to FactSet data. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF , meanwhile, was rising 2.5%, trading at a record, with Nvidia representing its third-largest holding after Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Nvidia's stock popped to its own all-time high after Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon on the graphics chip maker, citing upcoming product cycles, near-term catalysts and the resumption of hyperscale spending. Rasgon raised his rating to outperform, after being at market perform for the past year.
7:34 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Apple Aside, the Coronavirus Hasn’t Caused Many Companies to Adjust Their Outlooks Apple recently warned it wouldn’t be able to achieve its revenue guidance for the current quarter, citing the coronavirus impact. But not many other companies have changed their guidance because of the virus.
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