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7:11 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Treasury Yields Are Higher After Strong Inflation Data. What It Means for Investors. The question for markets is whether reopening-related strength in prices will affect individuals' and businesses' longer-term expectations.
6:51 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Dow off 300 points, testing 50-day moving average after inflation climbs to highest in 13 yearsU.S. stock indexes trade sharply lower early Wednesday, after a reading on inflation for the year to April climbed 4.2%, marking the highest rate in about 13 years, reigniting fears that the Federal Reserve may need to dial back its easy money policies earlier than expected.
6:49 a.m. Today - By Ciara Linnane
Global tally of COVID-19 cases nears 160 million as independent panel slams handling of pandemicThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged closer to 160 million on Wednesday, as an independent panel said the crisis was preventable if world leaders had better coordinated their response and moved faster to limit illness and deaths.
6:18 a.m. Today - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices on track for first back-to-back decline in May after a jump in U.S. inflationGold prices are on track to log their first back-to-back retreat so far this month, as a reading of U.S. inflation revealed the biggest monthly increase in 13 years, leading U.S. benchmark stock indexes to extend their decline and providing support for U.S. Treasury yields.
5:58 a.m. Today - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. inflation soars in April to 13-year high, CPI shows, and reveals fresh stress on the economy Consumer prices rose sharply again in April and drove the rate of inflation to the highest level in nearly 13 years, signaling greater stress on the economy as businesses grapple with supply shortages that are raising the cost of many goods and services.
5:42 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Some states are cutting unemployment payments to push people back to work --- are extra benefits really keeping Americans out of the labor force?'The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what should be a stronger jobs market,' the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.
5:41 a.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Fed's Clarida expresses more concern about weak labor market than higher inflationFederal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida indicated Wednesday he is more worried about the weak labor market than higher inflation.
5:34 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
10-year Treasury yield rises after U.S. inflation data rises to 13-year highTreasury yields pick up Wednesday morning, after consumer prices rose sharply again in April, driving the rate of inflation to the highest level in nearly 13 years, signaling greater stress on the economy in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic as businesses grapple with supply shortages that are raising the cost of many goods and services.
5:12 a.m. Today - By Meera Jagannathan
Americans are increasingly going out to eat, visiting friends and warming to ‘normal’ life amid the pandemicA new poll also shows a modest bump in mental health.
4:49 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
What Rising Inflation Means for the Stock Market EU court says Amazon was wrongly ordered to pay $300 million in back taxes, job openings hit a record, long lines at East Coast gas stations, and other news to start your day.
2:00 a.m. Today - By Peter Morici
Industrial policy and Fed policy are the keys to confronting inequality and China America's economic future depends upon outcompeting China in high tech, and upon quickly retraining the workers being left behind.
9:41 p.m. May 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian stocks drop, led by a nearly 4% tumble in Taiwan equitiesStocks across Asia have been influenced by Wall Street losses. More U.S. inflation were due out Wednesday. Investor concern is increasing following a price rise for industrial materials including copper and crude oil.
8:07 p.m. May 11, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Biggest risk for crypto? 'Its own success,' says founder of world's largest hedge fund Ray DalioBillionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio sounds a bullish tone for cryptographic assets even as he warns that the Federal Reserve is fostering a bubble in markets fueled by its loose monetary policy.
12:59 p.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
U.S. Stocks Close Down on Inflation Concerns Technology shares declined in favor of more economically sensitive and cyclical sectors, but Tuesday's losses were indiscriminate.
12:53 p.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Dow Fell 474 Points Because the Fear Is Real Stocks fell broadly Tuesday. Worries about economic growth and inflation are catching investors after a period of marked bullishness.
12:33 p.m. May 11, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow ends more than 470 points lower, while Nasdaq nearly erases 2% fall as tech shares bounceTech-related shares bounce back from early losses as the Nasdaq erases an early fall to end with a small loss on Tuesday, while the broader market suffers a bigger drop.
12:15 p.m. May 11, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Bullard joins chorus on central bank saying it is not time to talk taper St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said Tuesday it is not time yet to begin talking about when to scale back asset purchases.
11:15 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Investors are ignoring a ticking-time-bomb stock market, says this money manager Investors aren't worried about risk and the Fed helped them get there, but it isn't going to end well, warns our call of the day from Thomas H. Kee Jr., president and chief executive of Stock Traders Daily and portfolio manager at Equity Logic.
11:03 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Emily Bary
What booming debit card spending means for the payments industryIt's not unusual for debit-card spending growth to outpace credit growth during economic downturns as people get more conservative with their money, but the pandemic has added new twists to that dynamic.
11:00 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Harker says it is 'premature' to talk about tapering asset purchasesIt is premature to start to talk about scaling back asset purchases, said Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Tuesday.
11:00 a.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Dow Gets Hammered. Is the Tech Wreck Over? In early trading Tuesday morning, it looked like tech stocks would be leading the stock market lower once again. Instead, tech has cut its losses, while the blue chips have taken it on the chin.
10:43 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
Beware heightened risks of ‘fragility shocks’ in a market too dependent on the Fed, BofA warnsFragility risks are at the highest ever for markets in increasingly ‘tricky territory,’ according to Bank of America analysts. Investors are ‘overly dependent’ on an accommodative Fed with its ‘pedal to the metal’ seeking to restore the labor market, they say.
10:14 a.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Should the Fed Raise Interest Rates? Here’s What Happens If It Goes Wrong. These days, it seems everyone is calling for the Fed to dial back its easy monetary policy to fight inflation. Just ask the ECB what happens if they move too fast.
10:05 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold pulls back from a 3-month high to mark first loss in 5 sessionsGold prices mark their first loss in five sessions Tuesday, pulling back from their highest levels since February.
8:01 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Brainard suggests a boom economy is not a sure thingFederal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Tuesday urged the Fed to be patient and not take its foot off the gas too soon, saying a strong economy was not a sure thing.
8:01 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By William Watts
'No doubt…that we are in a raging mania in all assets', says Stanley DruckenmillerInvesting legend Stanley Druckenmiller still sees a “raging mania” across assets, but says, in a television interview that he has “no clue” how it will end.
7:15 a.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why Is the Market Down Today? Here Are 3 Reasons. What started as a selloff in tech stocks has become a general market rout as risk-averse investors dial back their equity holdings.
6:51 a.m. May 11, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Fed needs to 'wake up' to the need for a digital dollar, says former CFTC head GiancarloPolicymakers in Washington are engaged in a fierce debate over infrastructure investment, what should count as infrastructure and how much should be spent to improve it. Ask Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and he'll tell you that missing from that debate is a discussion of our aging financial infrastructure.
2:30 a.m. May 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why Visa Stock Is Stuck—and What Could Get It Moving The card network needs cross-border travel to rebound sharply, and it is facing a tougher regulatory and competitive landscape.
8:04 p.m. May 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets retreat after tech selloff on Wall StreetOn top of that, a number of Asian countries are seeing rising coronavirus infections and deaths that are straining health systems and setting back progress toward vanquishing the pandemic.
1:26 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
BlackRock sees 'high bar' for Fed to change its policy stance, even with powerful economic restartThe U.S. economy may be seeing a powerful restart as the pandemic subsides, but the world's largest asset manager sees pitfalls in underestimating just how slow the Federal Reserve can go in tightening monetary policy.
12:57 p.m. May 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Fall as Pipeline Attack Sparks Fears of Higher Gas Prices Stocks are mixed, with a cyberattack on a major U.S. energy pipeline grabbing attention.
12:49 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
Investor appetite for stocks falls from ‘extremely elevated levels’ --- how much demand is left to keep pushing equities higher? Equity fund inflows have slowed since surging from November through mid-March, while individual investors have been less bullish in one corner of the stock market that had been “a powerful driver of equities,” according to Deutsche Bank strategists.
12:37 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Ethereum price surges above $4,000 but overshadowed by dogecoin buzz. What is Ether?Ether prices on the Ethereum blockchain have been steadily and quietly carving out new highs as buzz in the crypto has centered predominantly on the fervor around more speculative assets like dogecoin in recent weeks.
12:25 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Trio of Fed officials see strong labor market despite weak April report, but disagree on taper timingThree Federal Reserve officials on Monday say they didn't think the jobs market was stalling, even if employment figures in April were far below expectations.
8:30 a.m. May 10, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles at a nearly 3-month high after a weaker-than-expected U.S. April jobs reportGold futures climbed Friday to log their highest finish in almost three months after a closely watched reading of labor conditions in the U.S. for the month was much weaker than forecast.
7:41 a.m. May 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Unites Buffett and Powell: They're Both Wrong About Inflation Two of the biggest voices in the economy are misreading inflation data in different ways, write Larry Hatheway and Alex Friedman.
7:01 a.m. May 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Bond Investors Are Watching This Week: Inflation Data, Retail Sales Investors will be trying to get more perspective on what exactly happened to the U.S. economy in April after last week's confusing jobs report.
5:36 a.m. May 10, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
The Dow rises to record, aims for longest win streak since mid March but tech stocks retreat 1% early MondayThe Dow Jones Industrial Average opened in record territory Monday but the broader market wobbled as investors continued to process a disappointing jobs report that was seen keeping the Federal Reserve from tightening policy. The Dow gained 0.4% at 34,934, hitting an intraday record at 34,954.62, powered by gains in Goldman Sachs Group and Boeing Co. . The S&P 500 index was off by about 0.1% at 4,228, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was trading 1% lower at 13,622. Analysts said Friday's disappointing April jobs report, which saw U.S. nonfarm payrolls rise by 266,000 versus a consensus forecast for an increase of 1 million, continued to provide a positive backdrop for equities.
3:00 a.m. May 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
Yellen's Views on the Deficit and Rates Have Been Consistent—Even if Wrong In opining on the budget deficit and the appropriate level of interest rates, the Treasury secretary risks undermining the Biden administration, writes Matthew C. Klein
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