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12:15 p.m. Today - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates jump to highest level since April — and inflation concerns could push them higherThe recent upswing in mortgage rates is expected to continue, so long as the markets are assuming that high inflation isn’t going anywhere.
10:58 a.m. Today - By Jillian Berman
Companies have a new weapon in the hunt for talent: free college degrees. Why it's important to read the fine print.The benefit, which has been gaining traction over the past few years, saw a recent boost as companies vie for workers.
9:58 a.m. Today - By Jeffry Bartash
The chips are down for automakers - and so are car salesFord, General Motors and other automakers were gleefully anticipating their best sales year ever. Then the chip shortage struck.
6:52 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
This Bull Market Can Weather a Setback, Money Managers Say Our latest Big Money Poll finds investors cautious about the near-term outlook for stocks, but upbeat about the future. Where the pros see value now.
6:45 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
These 5 Stocks Control the Stock Market. Things Are About to Get Interesting. As Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon go, so goes the S&P. Keep your eyes on the 10-year Treasury yield and regulators’ agendas.
6:11 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
These fund managers have found the key to winning 'quality' stocks — and these are the ones they ownThe Lazard International Quality Growth Fund has been a stellar performer for investors who want to diversify outside the U.S.
5:54 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
5 quality energy stocks with high dividend yields propelled by soaring oil pricesThese stocks have dividend yields as high as 5.91%, and the companies never cut dividends after oil prices began their long decline in 2014.
5:37 a.m. Today - By Alisa Wolfson
5 cool beach towns across America where you can buy a house for $300,000 or lessDreaming of a beach house that you can actually afford? We might have a few answers for you.
4:26 a.m. Today - By Mark Hulbert
How much should retirees worry about the price of oil?The oil-stock correlation is anything but stable over time
3:54 a.m. Today - By Alisa Wolfson
The single best month to buy a home, according to this analysis of 33 million home sales over 8 yearsHomebuyers may want to time their purchases strategically.
3:45 p.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Stock Market’s High Multiples Letters to the editor on market valuations, mega tech companies, regulating Facebook, ex-dividend dates, and inflation.
1:37 p.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Wall Street isn't quitting troubled LIBOR yet, even as new SOFR-linked debt heads for a record ahead of deadlineCompanies are on pace to issue a record amount of debt this year using the new LIBOR replacement, but that doesn't mean Wall Street has given up yet on the scandal-plagued benchmark rate, according to a Goldman Sachs report.
12:49 p.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
5 Stocks That Aren't Banks to Play a Steepening Yield Curve A variety of sectors besides financials can benefit from rising interest rates, including equipment makers, material manufacturers and energy producers.
8:42 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Modern Portfolio Theory Can Fail ‘Miserably,’ Says Top-Ranked Advisor Joe Jacques, Barron’s third-ranked advisor in Maryland, sees a tenuously propped-up stock market—and a safe haven in annuities.
8:01 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Who should, and should not, buy points when refinancing their mortgageHomeowners looking to refinance can lower their interest rate by buying points. Is it right for you?
7:52 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Even as some rates remain around 2.5%, these 3 things are holding homeowners back from refinancingOne mortgage pro says, "You’re missing out on the lowest rate you’ll ever have on a mortgage."
7:49 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Some HELOC rates now start below 3%. Tempting, but is a home equity line of credit right for you?The pros and cons of home equity lines of credit.
7:44 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Goldman Sachs powers past Wall Street forecast, stock risesDow component's earnings top $5 billion on boost from investment banking unit, while CEO David Solomon sees attractive opportunities ahead.
7:24 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Rates on 5-year fixed-rate personal loans fall to their lowest level since August for those with good credit. Should you take out a personal loan?Is a personal loan the right option for you?
7:18 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
The under 3% mortgage rate is still a thing. Is now the time for you to buy a home?Today's average mortgage rates.
5:33 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Trying to get a mortgage? One mistake too many Americans make before they even applyMortgage rates just hit their lowest level since winter. Here’s what to know if you’re a home buyer shopping for a mortgage.
5:31 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Barkin leaning toward starting taper in mid-NovemberRichmond Fed President Tom Barkin said Friday his "instinct" was to start to slowing down asset purchases in November, but said he would listen to the debate at the central bank's next policy meeting on Nov. 2-3.
4:56 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Here’s exactly what you can expect to pay for a personal loan right now, based on your credit scoreAverage personal loan interest rates for this week.
4:40 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Brienne Walsh
‘It doesn’t seem fair': She has $131K in student loans and can’t afford her life, despite making $110K a year. How to get out of student-loan debt fasterStrategies for digging out of student loan debt.
4:37 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Jeremy Grantham is right that there's a bubble, this strategist says. Why right now is a good buying opportunity for stocks.Just because assets are inflated doesn't mean it's time to get out.
4:36 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Morgan Stanley Stock Is Downgraded. This Analyst Says It's About the Valuation. Morgan Stanley is downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC with the price target maintained at $97.
4:04 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Credit union CEO says smaller lenders also need to merge to prosperSouthern California's University Credit Union CEO David Tuyo steers company toward $1 billion-plus in assets under management as it continues its acquisition approach, amid pressure to consolidate in the credit union business.
12:45 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Morgan Stanley lowered to sector perform at RBC Morgan Stanley was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital Markets. "Its performance over the last 18 months has been very strong due to better than expected core results (driven by the current bull market) and the successful acquisitions of E*TRADE and Eaton Vance. We believe the outlook for the company is still healthy but with the likelihood of higher interest rates over the next 12-18 months, traditional commercial banks will likely outperform the investment banks including MS, in our view," said analyst Gerard Cassidy in a note to clients. Morgan Stanley shares have gained 47% this year.
12:45 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
How to Play India’s Stock Market Momentum Investors should consider companies with expanding digital channels in India, such as tele-medicine and fast-food chains with online ordering.
2:21 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Some student loan refi rates fall to their lowest levels in more than a year. Is it time to refinance your student loans?This week's average student loan refinance rates.
12:20 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Had a Euphoric Day Banks beat expectations, the 10-year Treasury yield dipped and jobless claims fell to a new pandemic low.
11:57 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
Long dated Treasury yields fall to lowest level in weeks despite inflation and jobs dataTreasury yields continued to fall on Thursday as government data shows U.S. producer price index climbed 0.5% last month while weekly jobless claims fell below 300,000.
9:34 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
AT&T Gets Another Upgrade. Still, It's a Slow Climb Out of a Deep Hole. Wall Street is slowly warming up to the stock, which is undeniably cheap after performing pitifully the past five months. But the company's work has just started.
9:19 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
New York Fed official, giving no fresh taper-plan details, says central bank remains focused on `flexible and adaptable' implementation of policyImproving the resiliency of the Treasury market, technological innovations, and the approaching end of LIBOR are all on the radar as the Federal Reserve stays focused on a "flexible and adaptable" implementation framework, says New York Fed's Lorie Logan.
6:25 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Fed Can't Wait Any Longer Sustained inflation is no longer a remote possibility. The longer the Federal Reserve waits to normalize monetary police, the harder it will be avoid that outcome, writes Leslie Lipschitz.
5:33 a.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed tapering could begin in mid-November or mid-December: meeting minutes showMeeting minutes of the Fed's Sept. 21-22 meeting show officials discussed that a slowdown of asset purchases could start in mid-November or mid-December
11:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
How Options Investors Should Play This Earnings Season Investors are so pessimistic about corporate earnings that any bit of good news could prompt strong moves in individual stocks. Here are 14 potential winners.
9:49 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Tech stocks lead gains in Asia following rally on Wall StreetAsian stocks pick up where Wall Street left off on Thursday, with gains largely focused on the technology sector.
12:22 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends flat, S&P 500 and Nasdaq snap 3-session skid after Federal Reserve minutes point to looming tapering plansU.S. stocks close mostly higher Wednesday, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting pointed to looming plans by the central bank to taper its $120 billion of monthly bond purchases, a move investors largely anticipate.
12:17 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks End Mostly Higher After Sorting Through Fed Minutes, Inflation Data, and Earnings JPMorgan, Delta Air Lines, and BlackRock are among the corporate heavyweights who kicked off earnings season Wednesday.
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