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09/24/2019

Citadel's Griffin Reaps Windfall From Company's Bond Sale The management company of the hedge-fund giant founded by Kenneth Griffin sold $500 million in investment-grade bonds earlier this month to fund a dividend to its owners....
08:24, 09/24/2019

Credit Suisse Launches Probe Into Its Surveillance of Top Executive Credit Suisse launched an investigation into its surveillance of a departing top executive who is joining crosstown rival UBS, after the executive filed a report with Zurich police....
08:24, 09/24/2019

Overstock Shares Fall 25% Shares of Overstock.com Inc. continued their wild ride Monday, slumping to a three-month low, after the online surplus-goods retailer announced the departure of another key executive and cut its earni...
08:24, 09/24/2019

SoFi Pays Clients for Unexpected Tax Hit Social Finance Inc. is paying money to customers for unexpected capital-gains taxes after the financial technology startup pulled money from Vanguard’s funds into its own ETFs....
08:24, 09/24/2019

Budweiser Brewer Raises $5 Billion in Asian Listing The Asia business of the world’s largest brewer raised about $5 billion in its second attempt at a Hong Kong initial public offering, just months after it called off a much bigger share sale....
08:24, 09/24/2019

Meat Is Getting Pricier Because China Is Peckish for Protein China is scrambling to import meat after a swine disease hit hog farms across the country and decimated its pig herd. It’s pushing up beef, pork and poultry prices around the world....
20:00, 09/23/2019

Gold Prices Rise on Fears of Economic Slowdown Gold prices rose after weak economic data from Europe raised new fears of a slowdown in global growth and pushed some investors toward assets considered safer....
20:00, 09/23/2019

California Courts Could Set Limit on Uber's Valuation Under California’s bill, ruling drivers as employees would mean the state’s courts interpret Uber’s core service to be transportation, not technology....
17:24, 09/23/2019

Your Meat Is Getting Pricier Because China Is Peckish for Protein China is scrambling to import meat after a swine disease hit hog farms across the country and decimated its pig herd. It’s pushing up beef, pork and poultry prices around the world....
17:24, 09/23/2019

What Drove SoftBank's Vision Fund Up Is Dragging It Down Investors’ sudden skepticism toward pricey, profitless tech companies is threatening SoftBank’s Vision Fund, which may take a hit on some of its biggest investments, including WeWork’s parent....
17:24, 09/23/2019

Fed Adds $49.7 Billion to Financial System The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added $49.7 billion to the financial system Monday, using the market for overnight repurchase agreements, or repo, to relieve funding pressure in money markets....
17:24, 09/23/2019

What Thomas Cook's Collapse Says About Modern Tourism The demise of 178-year old British tour operator Thomas Cook is a testament to the profound changes faced by the tourism industry. It also contains clues as to its future direction of travel....
17:24, 09/23/2019

The Philippines taps samurai market The Republic of the Philippines returned to the samurai bond market in August, becoming the latest sovereign issuer to tap a yen investor base desperate for yield....
15:12, 09/23/2019

Securities regulation: No more bad research in China Securities firms will get a reputation management score from SAC, limiting their ability to provide balanced views. It looks like a step backwards for the country’s financial system....
15:12, 09/23/2019

PBoC: China’s rate reform is no reform at all The People's Bank of China has thrown out a four-year-old lending rate and introduced two new references, but onshore bankers have doubts about what the central bank's change will achieve....
15:12, 09/23/2019

India scraps tax increase to lift equities The government has done an about-turn on its plans to introduce higher taxes on foreign portfolio investors as it finds ways to boost the equities market. Experts reckon the finance ministry misjudged...
15:12, 09/23/2019

California Courts Could Set Speed Limit on Uber's Valuation Under California’s bill, ruling drivers as employees would mean the state’s courts interpret Uber’s core service to be transportation, not technology....
14:00, 09/23/2019

China's Meat-Buying Spree Drives Up Global Prices China is scrambling to import meat after a swine disease hit hog farms across the country and decimated its pig herd. It’s pushing up beef, pork and poultry prices around the world....
14:00, 09/23/2019

August's Hot Recession Trade Is Cooling Stocks are a hair’s breadth away from records and Treasury yields are soaring, a shift that investors say points to an unraveling of fear-driven bets that sent markets tumbling in August....
09:12, 09/23/2019

Unicorns' Pre-IPO Profit Claims Get Scrutinized Investors are starting to demand profits, or at least profits in the near future, from richly valued tech companies when they go public. That has put the spotlight on claims from companies including P...
09:12, 09/23/2019

Where the World Stores Its Emergency Stockpiles of Oil Attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities have sharpened focus on the world’s ability to absorb massive shocks to its energy supplies and raised pressing questions about emergency stockpiles around ...
09:12, 09/23/2019

The Coming Currency War: Digital Money vs. the Dollar Central banks are getting closer to issuing their own digital currencies. If they do, the dollar might finally face real competition as the world’s dominant currency....
09:12, 09/23/2019

Muni-Bond Investors Embrace Higher Risk Investors are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of debt issues from unrated and below-investment-grade municipal borrowers, a shift in a corner of the bond market commonly considered almost as sa...
02:24, 09/22/2019

Muni-Bond Investors Embrace Higher-Risk Issuers Investors are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of debt issues from unrated and below-investment-grade municipal borrowers, a shift in a corner of the bond market commonly considered almost as sa...
01:36, 09/22/2019

Muni-Bond Investors Embrace Higher-Risk Investors are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of debt issues from unrated and below-investment-grade municipal borrowers, a shift in a corner of the bond market commonly considered almost as sa...
22:00, 09/21/2019

Country risk: Why Hungary lags the Visegrad pack The country’s risk scores have lagged its central European neighbours since the financial crisis. Is overspending in the mid 2000s entirely to blame, or should the Fidesz government take some responsi...
05:36, 09/21/2019

Apple's Triple Shot May Add Some Kick By all accounts, Apple is expected to have another dud year of iPhone sales. Ironically, that may work out well for the company as its three new phones hit stores on Friday....
04:36, 09/21/2019

Why Hong Kong's Currency Is Still Rock Solid The Hong Kong government decided to peg its currency to the dollar during a time of turmoil to restore confidence. The exchange-rate system put in place then should once again weather the turmoil the ...
04:36, 09/21/2019

Japan's Mitsubishi Says Rogue Oil Trader Lost $320 Million Japan’s Mitsubishi said a subsidiary has lost about $320 million on energy derivatives, after a rogue employee in Singapore entered into secret unauthorized trades and then lost money as crude prices ...
04:36, 09/21/2019

Gail Simmons on Setting Boundaries with Your Money and Time Gail Simmons, the cookbook author and “Top Chef” judge tells host Veronica Dagher in WSJ’s “Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast,” she generally doesn’t invest in people she knows really well....
04:36, 09/21/2019

Saudi Oil Attacks Could Halt Natural-Gas Rally Natural-gas prices have recovered from their summer swoon, but analysts and investors are skeptical that the gains will last, particularly after the attacks on Saudi oil facilities....
04:36, 09/21/2019

CME Group Plans to Offer Bitcoin Options Exchange operator CME Group said Friday it planned to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in the first quarter of 2020, the latest move by an established market player to expand into the c...
04:36, 09/21/2019

Distressed Debt Trading Overshadows Corporate Bond Market A sharp rally in the bonds of three distressed companies—McDermott International, California Resources and PG&E—dominated trading in the corporate bond market....
04:36, 09/21/2019

Frontier Communications, Creditors Prepare for Debt Restructuring Talks Frontier Communications is telling bondholders that it will shortly present a detailed plan to slash its $17 billion debt load, according to people familiar with the matter....
04:36, 09/21/2019

Crude Prices Inch Lower, but Post Weekly Gains Brent crude futures, the global benchmark, fell slightly on Friday, but still notched their best week since January as investors remained uneasy about supply disruptions following attacks on Saudi Ara...
04:36, 09/21/2019

Mexico risk to Pacific Alliance’s IG club status Three-quarters of fund managers that responded to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey think that Mexico is going to lose its investment grade status....
21:12, 09/20/2019

FX market bounces back on swaps, forwards growth While spot volumes remain below 2013 levels, the latest BIS triennial central bank survey notes that FX markets have recovered from the decline recorded in 2016 on the back of strong growth in swap an...
11:00, 09/20/2019

U.S. Government Bonds Steady After Fed Moves to Stabilize Markets U.S. government bond prices held steady after the Federal Reserve added $75 billion to the financial system to stabilize short-term money markets in its third such operation this week....
03:01, 09/20/2019

Crude Rebounds on Renewed Concerns About Saudi Production Oil prices rose Thursday, highlighting fresh signs of pressure on Saudi Arabian output after weekend attacks on one of the kingdom’s largest oil facilities....
03:01, 09/20/2019

Datadog Shares Soar as Investors Bet on Cloud-Based Software Shares of Datadog jumped as they made their debut in the public markets, reflecting robust investor demand for companies tied to cloud-based technologies....
03:01, 09/20/2019

SEC's Clayton Says SEC Doesn't Judge Direct Listings The Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t mind when companies go public using a cheaper ‘direct listing’ on exchanges instead of a more traditional underwritten IPO, the agency’s chairman said....
17:36, 09/19/2019

Bond Dealers Show Little Interest in Treasury Ultra Bonds The Treasury Department wants to take advantage of falling interest rates to borrow long term, selling bonds that don’t mature for a half-century. Wall Street may not want them....
15:36, 09/19/2019

Snapchat Must Hit More Angles with Advertisers A recent RBC survey showed that while future advertising spending intentions on Snapchat have improved, Snapchat spending remained the weakest of all surveyed social-media platforms....
15:36, 09/19/2019

Bank Reserves: What Are They and Why a Shortage Is Roiling a Key Rate Bank reserves are normally obscure, even to bankers and professional investors. But this week, they hit the news when a shortage of them caused a key measure of borrowing costs—known as the overnight ...
15:36, 09/19/2019

Fed Adds $75 Billion to Financial System in Third Repo Transaction This Week The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added $75 billion to the financial system, using the market for overnight repurchase agreements, or repo, to relieve funding pressure in money markets....
15:36, 09/19/2019

Chinese Property Giants Could Regret Milking the Country's Middle Class Using presales as a method of financing might seem cheap compared with the high-yield bond market, but Chinese property companies may have now promised buyers too much....
12:24, 09/19/2019

Euromoney and the IMF/World Bank: A special relationship For those that work on them, every edition of Euromoney is special. We try our utmost to reflect the issues of the moment, to delve into the intricacies of the global financial system and never forget...
11:36, 09/19/2019

What the Interest-Rate Cut Means for You The Federal Reserve’s decision to cut its short-term benchmark rate can mean different things for your mortgage, your student loans and other kinds of borrowing....
02:01, 09/19/2019

Repo Spike Signals Wrong Kind of Volatility Banks can suffer or benefit from volatility, but the recent spike in repo or short-term funding costs signals more of the wrong kind for Wall Street trading revenue....
02:01, 09/19/2019

Stocks Climb Back as Fed Cuts Rates U.S. stocks wobbled, then staged a late-session rebound after the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates but signaled a divided outlook for the rest of the year....
02:01, 09/19/2019

Gold Reverses Gains as Investors Turn to Fed Gold prices turned lower in aftermarket trading Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve trimmed interest rates but signaled that officials were divided on how much to ease policy in coming months....
02:01, 09/19/2019

Falling Demand for Architects a Warning Shot for Industry The American Institute of Architects said Wednesday that its monthly billings index, which measures the demand for design services, fell to its lowest point since May 2012....
02:01, 09/19/2019

Entering the era of intelligent payments Automation and artificial intelligence are transforming the payments industry into one of the most dynamic sectors of transaction banking. But there are still many teething problems in an industry tha...
23:00, 09/18/2019

How MAS propelled Singapore to the top of the class Singapore’s emergence as a global financial hub is no accident, and has not happened overnight. The key, according to Ravi Menon – the managing director of financial regulator the Monetary Authority o...
23:00, 09/18/2019

Need a Loan? Equifax Plans to Sell More Utility, Phone Records Equifax will soon give consumers the option to let lenders review their electric, phone and cable payment information, a move aimed at providing lenders more data to determine whether to approve loan ...
20:12, 09/18/2019

Justice Department Backs Opposition to New California Retirement Plan The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate California’s state retirement plan, taking aim at states sponsoring retirement savings plans for people who lack access to ...
20:12, 09/18/2019

Treasury Yields Fall Ahead of Fed Decision U.S. government bonds strengthened ahead of the Federal Reserve’s afternoon interest-rate decision, pushing yields lower for the third straight session....
20:12, 09/18/2019

No McFunerals Please A study concludes that descriptive logos outperform simpler ones for companies trying to gain traction, except when it comes to describing something unpleasant....
20:12, 09/18/2019

Fed Injects More Into Money Markets After Banks Bid Heavily for Funds The Federal Reserve Bank of New York saw huge demand from banks as they rushed to bid on the $75 billion on offer in a second day of intervention to ease a crunch in overnight funding markets....
20:12, 09/18/2019

How democracy benefits Africa’s debt In Africa, the more democratic a country is, the higher its Euromoney Country Risk score, but as the continent’s ECR grade stalls, African countries are diverging – politically and economically....
18:37, 09/18/2019

Why India is as risky as it ever was Some uncomfortable conclusions arise from a close look at Euromoney’s country risk data for Asia since 1982. India’s opening has been rewarded with a dismal decline in its score, while the overthrow o...
18:37, 09/18/2019

Market reform, Aramco IPO in focus as Saudi seeks to reassure investors Saudi Arabia is pressing on with capital markets reform and its planned IPO of Aramco in spite of drone attacks on its oil facilities that briefly spooked markets. Virginia Furness reports from Riyadh...
18:37, 09/18/2019

GM's Big Fight for Flexibility Following its bankruptcy and government bailout in 2009, General Motors is under intense pressure to show it can cruise through the next downturn without too much damage....
15:00, 09/18/2019

Short-Term Funding Spike Raises Hopes for Fed Cuts The tumult this week in U.S. overnight money markets is adding to investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve might cut rates faster than expected or restart bond buying to boost the amount of money in ...
15:00, 09/18/2019

Exchanges Vie With Ultrafast Traders for Mom-and-Pop Stock Orders Exchanges are challenging high-speed traders in the battle for mom-and-pop investors’ stock orders, looking to gain market share in the fiercely competitive business of U.S. equities trading....
15:00, 09/18/2019

The Philippines central bank: Is Duterte’s outsider a governor for the people? When the Philippines needed a new central bank governor earlier this year, no one expected the president to pick an outsider for the job. During his first months in office, Benjamin Diokno has promise...
14:36, 09/18/2019

Need a Loan? Equifax Plans to Sell More Utility, Phone Records. Equifax will soon give consumers the option to let lenders review their electric, phone and cable payment information, a move aimed at providing lenders more data to determine whether to approve loan ...
12:36, 09/18/2019

U.S. Stocks Rise as Oil Prices Slump U.S. stocks ticked up as oil prices retreated from a historic gain and investors looked ahead to an expected cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve....
07:36, 09/18/2019

Bud Brewer Takes Another Shot at Asian IPO The world’s largest brewer is taking a second shot at listing its Asian business, seeking to raise up to $7.6 billion in Hong Kong, even as the city reels from a summer of protests and from trade tens...
22:24, 09/17/2019

Oil-Thirsty Asia Feels the Strain After Saudi Attack Effects from an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure this past weekend threatened to ripple across Asia, which has spent much of the past year increasing its reliance on crude exports from the ...
22:24, 09/17/2019

A New Central Bank Approach: Pay Banks to Lend If you think negative interest rates are weird, brace yourself: The European Central Bank is about to start lending to some banks at less than it pays them for putting money on deposit....
22:24, 09/17/2019

Netflix Pays for Serenity Now The media company has acquired five years of global streaming rights to NBC’s hit series “Seinfeld.” Is Netflix crazy, or is it so sane that you just blew your mind?...
22:24, 09/17/2019

The Repo Market: What It Is, and Why Everyone Is Talking About It Again Traders are scrambling to discern what caused an unexpected rate spike in a vital but murky part of the financial system—the market for repurchase agreements, known as repo. Here’s an explainer....
22:24, 09/17/2019

Raymond James Entities Settle With SEC for $15 Million Raymond James Financial has settled an order with the Securities and Exchange Commission over improperly charging fees and excess commissions and has agreed to pay the regulator $15 million....
22:24, 09/17/2019

Oil's Swings Reinforce Saudi Arabia's Key Role in Energy Markets The swings in oil prices after the attack on Saudi Arabian production facilities have reminded investors that the cost is still largely driven by the world’s largest exporter, despite the flow of U.S....
22:24, 09/17/2019

Banks Set to Win $40 Billion in Relief From Postcrisis Rule Banking agencies moved to ease a postcrisis rule that could free up nearly $40 billion for big global banks, the latest regulatory victory for Wall Street....
22:24, 09/17/2019

Copper's Reversal Highlights Chinese Growth Fears Copper futures have fallen more than 2.5% in the first two sessions of the week, a sign that some investors are still uneasy about the U.S.-China trade war despite hopes for coming talks....
22:24, 09/17/2019

Oil-Market Turbulence Whipsaws Junk Bonds Volatility in oil prices is whipsawing the U.S. high-yield bond market, with investors focusing on junk bonds of oil-and-natural gas companies. California Resources and Chesapeake Energy were the top-...
22:24, 09/17/2019

The new shines bright in Brazilian banking Investors expect a radical transformation in Brazilian financial services in the next five years: this enthusiasm is depressing incumbent stocks while driving strong valuations for start-ups....
20:12, 09/17/2019

Oil's Violent Swings Reinforce Saudi Arabia's Key Role in Energy Markets The surge in oil prices in response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry has reminded investors that crude prices are still largely driven by the world’s largest exporter, despite the flow of ...
13:12, 09/17/2019

HSBC's Geopolitical Balancing Act When investors worry about geopolitical risk, they tend to think of oil producers or car makers exposed to tariff threats. One company that gets less attention than it should is HSBC....
13:12, 09/17/2019

The places that finance forgot Countries fall off the global financial grid for a host of reasons: political obtuseness, lack of sovereign recognition, the departure of correspondent banking relationships, even Ebola. But we make a...
11:48, 09/17/2019

FX: Last-look acceptance still boils down to caveat emptor It has just received a very public vote of no-confidence from non-bank liquidity providers, but concerns around transparency are yet to outweigh the perceived benefits of last look....
11:48, 09/17/2019

Ray-Ban Investors Should Look Beyond the Optics EssilorLuxottica’s top shareholder and activist investor Third Point are both building stakes in the eyewear giant, setting up a fresh governance battle....
09:48, 09/17/2019

China Is Pitting the Yuan Against the Dollar. So Far, It's Not Going to Plan. The yuan has failed to rise in currency-trading rankings even as Beijing has promoted it as a core element of their international political engagement, and officials talk of positioning it as an alter...
09:48, 09/17/2019

Mona Sinha on How Women Can Use Their Wealth to Do Good If you are uncomfortable with the word “philanthropist,” deal with the discomfort, says Mona Sinha. She tell host Veronica Dagher how women can share their wealth to change the world today and for gen...
09:48, 09/17/2019

Prudential Pays $32.6 Million to Settle Probe of Mutual-Fund Business The company agreed to settle claims that it didn’t disclose how a reorganization of its mutual-fund business would cost the funds millions in lost interest income....
09:48, 09/17/2019

Inflation Bonds Lead Gains in U.S. Government Debt U.S. government bonds that offer investors protection against inflation rallied Monday, powered by concerns that a surge in oil prices would raise consumer prices after an attack on the heart of Saudi...
09:48, 09/17/2019

Oil Prices Log Historic Rally After Saudi Attack Oil prices logged one of their largest rallies ever, highlighting anxiety that weekend attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry could cause supply shortages and pose a new threat to the glo...
09:48, 09/17/2019

Budweiser Brewer To Relaunch Slimmer, $4.84 Billion Asian IPO The world’s largest brewer is taking a second shot at listing its Asian business, seeking to raise up to $4.84 billion in Hong Kong, even as the city reels from a summer of protests and from trade ten...
09:48, 09/17/2019

Taiwan pushes hard – and late – into digital banking Despite being a global leader in IT and semiconductors, Taiwan has long been a digital laggard. The regulator has just issued the island’s first digital banking licences, but is it a simple case of ‘t...
23:00, 09/16/2019

Malaysia turns again to the indispensable Zeti After the challenges of Asian and global financial crises and the 1MDB scandal, Zeti Akhtar Aziz is back in the top echelons of Malaysian influence again. She tells Euromoney about her achievements as...
23:00, 09/16/2019

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle The bid by HKEX for the London Stock Exchange is bold and has scale on its side, but faces regulatory barriers – and the fact the LSE has a different idea of what an exchange should look like....
17:24, 09/16/2019

Banks Warm to Mortgage Bonds That Burned Them in 2008 Lenders all but gave up on packaging mortgages into securities and selling them after the financial crisis. But now banks like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are getting back in....
17:00, 09/16/2019

Activists Bark Loudly With Smaller Bites The phenomenon of cantankerous shareholders staking their claim on very large companies with ever smaller interests has grown, but in many cases it isn’t clear if companies would have taken decisions ...
17:00, 09/16/2019

High-Interest Online Bank Accounts Could Lose Some Shine Big banks bet that online savings accounts would help them bring in customers when rates were rising. Now that rates are falling, that growth may stall....
17:00, 09/16/2019

Saudi Officials Consider Delaying Aramco IPO After Attacks Saudi Arabian officials are discussing delaying Aramco’s initial public offering, after attacks on the company’s largest oil facilities sidelined more than half of the kingdom’s output, people familia...
17:00, 09/16/2019

Oil Prices Surge After Saudi Attack, Though Ample Supply Eases Concerns The world is flush with excess oil, a factor that put a cap on the spike in crude prices following the attacks on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry....
17:00, 09/16/2019

U.S. Stock Futures Retreat as Oil Prices Jump U.S. stock futures fell and haven assets like gold and the Japanese yen gained after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent crude prices surging....
11:00, 09/16/2019

Attack Increases Risks for Saudi Aramco's IPO The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities are testing new top officials at the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. and the kingdom’s national oil ministry, adding fresh risk for investors hoping to take part in ...
11:00, 09/16/2019

Oil Prices Soar After Saudi Attack Crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure and announcement from President Trump that he has authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve....
11:00, 09/16/2019

Resilient U.S. Growth Propels Stocks as Trade Fears Ease Investors are piling back into stocks and unwinding massive bets on haven assets, illustrating renewed faith that a resilient U.S. consumer can continue powering economic growth....
19:36, 09/15/2019

Companies Slow to Move Away From Libor The world is moving toward a new short-term lending benchmark to replace the London interbank offered rate, but most companies surveyed by a consulting firm said they weren’t sure they will be prepare...
19:36, 09/15/2019

Junk Debt Sends Early Warning Signals Warning signals are starting to flash in the market for junk debt, an indicator that investors are worried that companies with high debt loads could be at risk even if the U.S. economy avoids recessio...
19:36, 09/15/2019

Saudi Oil Attack Is the Big One The implications of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility may be substantial in both the short and the long run for the region and the global economy....
19:36, 09/15/2019

Sorry Energy Consumers, Shale Won't Save You Booming U.S. oil production has altered the world energy landscape, in part because it is so nimble, but it can’t plug a hole of the size created by the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia....
19:36, 09/15/2019

Saudi Oil Attack: This Is the Big One The implications of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility may be substantial in both the short and the long run for the region and the global economy....
02:24, 09/15/2019

No One Wants to Hire the Fired Wells Fargo Branch Staffers Wells Fargo fired thousands of branch employees as it tried to deal with millions of potentially fake accounts—and now many of those former workers say they are effectively blacklisted from the bankin...
17:36, 09/14/2019

Is Deutsche Bank drinking in the last chance saloon? As it presses ahead with restructuring, Deutsche will exit cast equities, cut back in rates and centre itself on a traditional corporate banking business. CEO Christian Sewing calls it the most radica...
07:12, 09/14/2019

Stocks Extend Weekly Winning Streak U.S. stocks clinched a third consecutive week of gains and are sitting within a hair of their records, as moderating tensions between the U.S. and China eased fears about a potential recession....
00:01, 09/14/2019

Cloudflare Jumps 20% in Market Debut Shares of Cloudflare surged 20% in its first day of trading, following a streak of technology upstarts’ IPOs to meet investors’ growing appetite for enterprise information-technology companies....
00:01, 09/14/2019

Just Starting Out? Here's Money Advice From the Pros The Wall Street Journal asked five executives what their top financial tips are for young people starting out in their careers. Here’s what they said...
19:36, 09/13/2019

Falling Yields Unleash Flood of Muni 'Century Bonds' State and local governments, along with universities, are joining companies in a dash to issue debt and lock in low rates, sometimes for up to 100 years....
19:36, 09/13/2019

Hong Kong Protesters' New Target: City's Vaunted Subway System Hong Kong protesters accuse the city’s subway operator, 75%-owned by the local government, of aligning with the authorities—and have made the system a target of their anger....
19:36, 09/13/2019

Oil's Weekly Drop Highlights Lingering Oversupply Fears Oil prices were on track for a roughly 2% weekly drop Friday, illustrating how fears of excess supply continue to keep crude prices down even as hopes for coming trade talks boost the outlook for the ...
19:36, 09/13/2019

WeWork Parent Adjusts Corporate Governance Ahead of Nasdaq IPO WeWork’s parent agreed to make sweeping governance changes and chose Nasdaq for its exchange, as the shared-workspace provider scrambles to keep its closely watched initial public offering on track....
19:36, 09/13/2019

Stocks Edge Up on Trade Hopes, Stimulus U.S. stocks edged higher as trade tensions with China appeared to cool, putting major indexes on track for a third consecutive week of gains and within a hair of their records....
19:36, 09/13/2019

London Stock Exchange Rejects Bid From Hong Kong Rival The U.K. exchange operator rejected a $36.6 billion bid from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saying it had “fundamental concerns” about the price and Hong Kong’s long-term future as a financial gate...
19:36, 09/13/2019

Popeyes Chicken Idea Could Come Home to Roost Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen sold out of its chicken sandwiches but suggested customers make their own by bringing their own buns and ordering a different menu item....
19:36, 09/13/2019

Global Stocks Edge Up on Stimulus, Trade Hopes Global markets posted ticked higher Friday as investors digested news of fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and signs that the deadlock in U.S.-China trade talks could be broken....
10:49, 09/13/2019

WeWork to List on Nasdaq, Make Governance Changes WeWork’s parent company has chosen to list its shares on Nasdaq and plans sweeping changes in its governance as the shared workspace provider speeds up preparations for its hotly anticipated initial p...
10:00, 09/13/2019

WeWork to List Shares on Nasdaq, Make Governance Changes WeWork’s parent company has chosen to list its shares on Nasdaq and plans sweeping changes in its governance as the shared workspace provider speeds up preparations for its hotly anticipated initial p...
06:36, 09/13/2019

Charles Li Linked Hong Kong and China but LSE Deal Could Be a Bridge Too Far Charles Li, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has built his career and company’s success on China. Now that could prove to be his biggest challenge....
04:36, 09/13/2019

Mexico's Pemex Sells Bonds for $7.5 Billion in Refinancing Pemex said the refinancing operation is the largest in its history, and that all of the money will be used to refinance existing debt. It was the state-oil company’s first foray into international cap...
04:36, 09/13/2019

Hong Kong Exchange's Salesman in Chief Confronts China Challenge Charles Li, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has built his career and company’s success on China. Now that could prove to be his biggest challenge....
19:12, 09/12/2019

U.S. Government-Bond Yields Rise on Trade Hopes U.S. government-bond prices fell after a report that the Trump administration is considering an interim trade deal with China, reversing previous gains that came after the European Central Bank cut it...
19:12, 09/12/2019

Treasury to Sell $99 Billion in Debt The U.S. Treasury Department next week will auction $99 billion in securities, ranging from 13-week bills to 10-year Treasury inflation-protected securities....
19:12, 09/12/2019

Clothes don’t cover Haiti’s problems The country’s poverty is in marked contrast to the relative affluence of its neighbours. It needs access to finance beyond disaster relief. But can banks make a business case for a nation in such poor...
17:36, 09/12/2019

The places finance forgot Countries fall off the global financial grid for a host of reasons: political obtuseness, lack of sovereign recognition, the departure of correspondent banking relationships, even Ebola. But we make a...
17:36, 09/12/2019

Kurdistan readies for post-ISIS future It’s not long ago that Kurdistan was on the brink of accessing the international markets. Then came ISIS, strained relations with Iraq and the challenge of being shackled to a state from which the pop...
17:36, 09/12/2019

Laos’s past is its present In the landlocked nation, credit is in short supply and few have bank accounts. Foreign lenders, development banks, microfinance institutions and fintechs want to solve its woes – it’s just not clear ...
17:36, 09/12/2019

Liberia sees a second chance For many international investors, Liberia isn’t relevant. It offers little in terms of natural resource, while global banks find doing business there too risky and its young and poor population offers...
17:36, 09/12/2019

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache It is 11 years since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, and even now, only about half of the UN recognizes it as a free-standing sovereign state. That lack of international validation – not lea...
17:36, 09/12/2019

Mnuchin Says U.S. Looking Closely at Issuing 50-Year Bond The Treasury Department is “very seriously considering” issuing a 50-year bond next year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, as the Trump administration looks to take greater advantage of low int...
17:13, 09/12/2019

Charles Li, Hong Kong Exchange's Salesman-in-Chief, Confronts China Challenge Charles Li, the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, has built his career and company’s success on China. Now that could prove to be his biggest challenge....
17:13, 09/12/2019

Minneapolis on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Nathalie Blockhus, a financial resolution specialist in Minneapolis....
17:13, 09/12/2019

Charlotte, N.C, on $50K a Year How far does a $50K salary go when you’re starting out? It depends on where you live. Meet Patrick Komorous, a utility-sales representative in Charlotte....
17:13, 09/12/2019

Five Cities: Living on $50K a Year Recent graduates in entry-level jobs make an average of $51,347 annually. How far that goes depends a lot on where you live. Meet millennials living in Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Charlotte, ...
17:13, 09/12/2019

OPEC Defers Decision on Oil Output Reduction OPEC and its oil-producing allies put off any talk of further output reductions, despite growing evidence of a mounting global supply glut and slowing demand growth for crude....
17:13, 09/12/2019

Stocks Climb After ECB Stimulus Package U.S. stocks edged higher after the European Central Bank unveiled a sweeping stimulus package and President Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports....
17:13, 09/12/2019

Bud Brewer Plans Slimmed-Down Listing in Hong Kong Two months after calling off a blockbuster listing in Hong Kong, European beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev started shopping a slimmed-down version of its Asia business and is hoping to pull off a deal ...
14:36, 09/12/2019

Epstein Used Opaque Charity Account at Deutsche Bank for Own Benefit The money that flowed through Jeffrey Epstein’s nonprofit, Gratitude America, followed an opaque path that appears to be designed to generate tax benefits....
14:36, 09/12/2019

The Secret Life of Regional Airlines Under the surface of the U.S. airline industry, 65 largely unknown regional carriers account for 40% of all flyers. After years of stability, they are once again facing a shake-up....
14:36, 09/12/2019

Square Wants to Be a Bank But Doesn't Want to Be Taxed Like One Square has lent billions to small businesses and consumers and applied for a banking license, but it says it isn’t a financial company. The payments processor says it is a tech company and is suing Sa...
14:36, 09/12/2019

Canada's Oil Market Finds Outlet in U.S. Demand A glut of oil in Canada is easing, thanks to higher demand for dense crude from U.S. Gulf Coast refineries and government-imposed production cuts that have offset a shortage of pipeline capacity....
14:36, 09/12/2019

Big U.S. Investment Banks Crowd Into Aramco IPO Global investment bankers launched the underwriting process for the initial public offering of Saudi oil giant Aramco, a sign financiers who shunned the kingdom after the murder of journalist Jamal Kh...
14:36, 09/12/2019

Why Rate Cuts in Europe May Do More Harm Than Good The European Central Bank is likely to launch a fresh wave of loose-money policies to jolt its stubbornly low inflation rate. But many suspect its primary target is something else: the euro....
11:24, 09/12/2019

Stocks Hold Firm Ahead of ECB Decision Global stocks wavered ahead of expected stimulus from the European Central Bank, though Asian shares got a boost after the White House delayed extra tariffs on Chinese imports....
11:24, 09/12/2019

Bud Light: Brewer Plans Slimmed-Down IPO in Hong Kong Two months after calling off a blockbuster initial public offering in Hong Kong, European beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev started shopping a slimmed-down version of its Asia business to investors in t...
09:48, 09/12/2019

Disputed Debt Hangs Over European Maestro of Private Bonds German financier Lars Windhorst’s debts highlight the murky world of private bonds in Europe, for which there are typically no credit ratings, little trading and scant regulation....
05:24, 09/12/2019

Aramco IPO, Economic Slowdown to Weigh on OPEC Meeting OPEC and its oil-producing allies are under considerable pressure as fresh forecasts point to declining global demand growth for crude and a potential world-wide economic slowdown....
05:24, 09/12/2019

Global Currency Decline Bruises Investors Currencies around the world are tumbling to multiyear lows against the dollar, bruising investors’ portfolios and fanning the flames of a global trade war....
05:24, 09/12/2019

U.K. Could Block Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange The U.K. government is unlikely to approve a potential $36.6 billion takeover of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by its Hong Kong rival because it forms too critical a part of the country’s financial ...
05:24, 09/12/2019

Gold Rises After Trump Tweet The price of gold snapped a four-day losing streak after President Trump renewed his call for lower interest rates, urging the Federal Reserve to cut borrowing costs to zero or less....
05:24, 09/12/2019

Small-Caps Extend Gains as Growth Worries Recede Small-cap stocks are regaining some of their shine as hopes for lower interest rates and optimism about coming trade talks have lifted sentiment about the economic outlook....
05:24, 09/12/2019

Ex-KPMG Partner Gets a Year and a Day in 'Steal the Exam' Scandal A former high-ranking partner at KPMG was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his role in a scheme to steal confidential information to help the accounting firm perform better in its annua...
05:24, 09/12/2019

Biotech Firm Moves to Revive Hong Kong IPO Market Chinese company Shanghai Henlius Biotech kicked off what would be Hong Kong’s first sizable listing after a summer of unrest and stock-market weakness....
05:24, 09/12/2019

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes $36.6 Billion Offer for London Rival A deal would unite two of the world’s major stock exchanges when both regions are under political pressure, with Hong Kong reeling from a summer of violent protests and London gripped by political par...
05:24, 09/12/2019

Libor transition: Are markets ready for a $350 trillion white-knuckle ride? It is less than two and a half years until Libor, the benchmark on which trillions of dollars-worth of financial instruments are based, will disappear. That is a hopelessly ambitious timetable in whic...
02:36, 09/11/2019

Europe's Tougher Approach to Big Tech U.S. tech giants beware: Margrethe Vestager is back and she is planning to change the rules. The European Union’s steely competition commissioner was reappointed for another five years with extended r...
22:36, 09/10/2019

Aramco Plans Two-Part Saudi Listing to Expedite IPO Saudi Arabia is planning a two-part listing of Aramco on its domestic stock market to ensure that the exchange can easily absorb what would be the kingdom’s largest initial public offering....
22:36, 09/10/2019

A Giant Bet Against Natural Gas Is Blowing Up Hedge funds and other money managers in August built up a big bet that natural gas prices would decline—their most bearish position in the futures market in over a decade—only to have prices shoot up ...
22:36, 09/10/2019

Tapping Into Aramco's IPO Many investors outside of Saudi Arabia are unfamiliar with the market and its rules. Here’s how foreign investors might gain exposure to Aramco shares....
22:36, 09/10/2019

Hunting for Cheap Stocks Is Back in Favor Over the past decade, value stocks have underperformed their growth counterparts in all but one year. But for the past two days, there has been a shift....
22:36, 09/10/2019

Are Apple's Shares Approaching a Speed Bump? As consumers celebrate Apple’s unveiling of its new iPhone, investors best beware. The company’s stock tends to rise in the month leading up to announcing a new phone, only to fall in the month follow...
22:36, 09/10/2019

Irish Banks Battered as Disorderly Brexit Looms Some of the stocks worst hit by Brexit uncertainty aren’t in the U.K.: They are Irish banks. The Republic of Ireland’s two largest lenders are among the worst-performing European banks this year....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Treasurys Extend Price Declines U.S. government bonds pulled back sharply Monday, extending recent price declines that have reflected hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks and some encouraging economic data....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Dow Industrials Edge Up in Quiet Session Major U.S. stock indexes were little changed as investors looked ahead to meetings later this month where central bankers are expected to cut interest rates....
15:00, 09/10/2019

One Wall Street Bank Thinks Boeing Can Rally to $500 Boeing shares haven’t yet recovered from the fallout stemming from the grounding of the 737 MAX. But they are worth taking a second look at, Morgan Stanley says....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Investors Bet on Big Gains by Gold, Silver Options bets are signaling the precious-metals resurgence has much further to go, with traders making wagers that gold may rally an additional 40% and silver almost another 80%....
15:00, 09/10/2019

SEC Chairman Scolds Weak Anticorruption Enforcement Abroad Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, chided counterparts around the world for spotty enforcement of antibribery laws....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Media Stocks Struggle to Erase Earnings-Related Losses Meredith is trading near its lowest level in more than six years, and New York Times shares haven’t recovered since the company’s latest earnings report on Aug. 7. Both publishers face dimmer outlooks...
15:00, 09/10/2019

Elliott Appears to Revert to Old Form in Taking On AT&T Elliott Management, one of the most ambitious and aggressive activist investors, has set its sights on one of its biggest targets yet in picking a fight with AT&T....
15:00, 09/10/2019

SEC Pressures Exchanges on Market-Surveillance Project The SEC is stepping up pressure on exchanges to finish a huge, long-delayed database designed to help detect market manipulation and investigate episodes of anomalous trading....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Rush to Corporate Bonds Reflects Cautious Optimism A shift by some investors to corporate bonds from stocks indicates relative confidence in the ability to pay back debt despite slowing earnings growth....
15:00, 09/10/2019

The Gig Could Be Up for Ride Hailers A California bill reclassifying contracted gig-economy workers as employees could lead to significant increases in expenses for ride-hailers and food-delivery platforms alike....
15:00, 09/10/2019

There's Too Much Negativity About Negative Rates European bankers are squealing in fear that they’ll be stuck with even steeper negative interest rates by the European Central Bank this week. The banks quite rightly fret that lower rates hit their p...
15:00, 09/10/2019

Stocks Are Back Near Records, but Memories of 2018 Leave Investors Uneasy Stocks have raced higher to start September, but signs of faltering growth are keeping investors on edge as they navigate what historically has been a turbulent period for markets....
15:36, 09/09/2019

Hong Kong Is Unique---China Needs It to Stay That Way Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has always been viewed with deep ambivalence in the ultra-capitalist city and Beijing alike, but maintaining the arrangement is paramount to the success of both....
15:36, 09/09/2019

Global Stocks Tick Higher on Strong Data U.S. futures and global stocks ticked higher after economic data from Europe came in better than forecast while expectations remained in place for looser policy from central banks....
15:36, 09/09/2019

How to Understand Alibaba's Latest Shopping Trip The imminent retirement of co-founder Jack Ma hasn’t dimmed the ambitions of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The company’s recent deals seem aimed at keeping old rivals at bay....
15:36, 09/09/2019

WeWork Parent Weighs Further Cut to Its Valuation WeWork’s parent is eyeing a valuation for its initial public offering that could fall below $20 billion as some existing investors push the workspace company to shelve the planned offering, people fam...
09:36, 09/09/2019

ETFs With a Focus on Health-Care AI Robo Global Healthcare Technology & Innovation is one of several new funds betting that aging populations will spark a technological revolution in health care....
09:36, 09/09/2019

How Fannie and Freddie Have Changed Since the Crisis The two mortgage giants have quietly transformed in the decade since they were seized by the U.S. government during the depths of the financial crisis....
17:12, 09/08/2019

New York Hits Out-of-Stater With Hefty Tax Bill Over Vacation Home Hedge-fund manager Nelson Obus liked to stay at his cottage in the Adirondacks during cross-country ski trips. He had no idea how expensive those vacations were until he heard from New York tax collec...
15:12, 09/08/2019

Baby Unicorns Are Doing a Bit Too Well Uber, Lyft and WeWork are stellar examples of what can happen when investors cram too much cash into a company ahead of an initial public offering. Zoom Video and CrowdStrike are proving to be the opp...
15:12, 09/08/2019

The Buck Starts Here: Accounting for Women's Spending Power Women’s growing economic power will radically alter the American marketplace, but what exactly the consumer landscape will look like and who will benefit are unclear....
15:12, 09/08/2019

Investors Notch Victory Over Fannie, Freddie Profits Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac notched a win in their yearslong challenge to the U.S. sweep of nearly all of the mortgage-finance giants’ profits....
15:12, 09/08/2019

High Debt Levels Are Weighing on Economies A mountain of debt built up during the past decade has made some economies more fragile as global growth slows, adding to the challenges faced by central banks....
15:12, 09/08/2019

Negative Bond Yields Bring Positive Returns U.S. investors are entering into complex strategies that generate a positive return even from negative-yielding debt. Currency hedges are a key driver....
15:12, 09/08/2019

Barbara Marcus on Being Ready for New Opportunities Barbara Marcus is a publishing veteran and the president of the children's division at Random House. She tells The Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how a powerful career in business and marketing...
03:36, 09/07/2019

Gold Sinks as Investors Grapple With Powell, Jobs Data Gold prices shuffled between gains and losses Friday, as investors digested U.S. employment data and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell....
03:36, 09/07/2019

Fannie and Freddie Shares Slide on Reform Plan Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares fell more than 8%, a day after the U.S. Treasury released a blueprint to release the companies from government control that some investors found lacking in specifics....
03:36, 09/07/2019

Buyout Firms Seek to Acquire Symantec for More Than $16 Billion Symantec has received interest from a pair of private-equity suitors seeking to buy the cybersecurity firm after it agreed to a sale of a big chunk of its business....
03:36, 09/07/2019

Food Delivery Deal Comes With a Large Investor Pickle Many shareholders in Takeaway.com’s $6 billion bid for food-delivery service Just Eat are on both sides of the deal, creating a conflict of loyalties....
19:12, 09/06/2019

Banks Want Reassurance on Payday-Type Loans Some lenders want to get back into the business of offering short-term, small-dollar loans to cash-strapped customers but are wary of running afoul of regulators....
19:12, 09/06/2019

U.S. Junk Bonds With Negative Yields? Yes, Kind of Some investors are buying lower-rated corporate bonds that could lose them money even if their prices don’t decline. It is a sign of the hunt for yield in a low-interest-rate environment and their ave...
19:12, 09/06/2019

When New Investor-Protection Rules Come Up Short, States Step In A Nevada investor’s recent victory against her former Wells Fargo broker highlights the efforts by some states to enact tougher investor protections....
19:12, 09/06/2019

U.S. Government Bonds Gain After Hiring Slows In August U.S. bond prices rose, with yields falling, after the Labor Department said the economy added fewer jobs than expected last month, raising new concerns about slowing growth....
19:12, 09/06/2019

Knowing If You Can Stomach the Next Big Market Swing That quiz your financial adviser gave you isn’t really a good way of understanding your tolerance for risk. (And how would your adviser score on the same test?)...
19:12, 09/06/2019

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher After Jobs Report U.S. stocks ticked higher after the August jobs report showed hiring slowed in a month racked by trade threats, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to cut interest rates again later this month...
19:12, 09/06/2019

Don't Worry About the Job Market---Yet Friday’s employment report shows the job market is cooling. While that is probably no cause for alarm, there are risks investors should keep an eye on....
19:12, 09/06/2019

How to Have the Inheritance Talk With Older Parents Ask Encore: Retirement columnist Glenn Ruffenach also answers a reader’s question about whether it’s wise to keep all your retirement assets in one fund company....
19:12, 09/06/2019

Storm Clouds, Not Capital Ones, Ease for Reinsurers Hurricane Dorian’s shifting path away from Florida will be a relief to reinsurers, but the man-made phenomenon of ultralow interest rates still looms....
13:12, 09/06/2019

Global Stocks Waver Ahead of Jobs Report Global stocks wavered ahead of the U.S. jobs report for August that will be carefully watched for clues about the health of the world’s largest economy....
11:36, 09/06/2019

Trump Administration Aims to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac The Trump administration said it would support returning mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private hands, a development that could keep the companies at the center of the housing m...
23:12, 09/05/2019

Stocks to Watch: Slack, Palo Alto Networks, MongoDB, and More Slack Technologies, Palo Alto Networks, database-software provider MongoDB, software maker Smartsheet, Cloudera, and aerospace and defense company AeroVironment are among Thursday’s stocks to watch....
21:12, 09/05/2019

Hedge Fund Loses $1 Billion in One Month on Argentina Bet Hedge fund Autonomy Capital lost about $1 billion last month largely on investments tied to Argentina, making it one of the most prominent investors caught on the wrong side of market turmoil in that ...
21:12, 09/05/2019

Precious Metals Enjoy Resurgence in Negative-Yield World Investors are piling into precious metals at the fastest clip in years, driven by a plunge in global bond yields that has fueled a search for assets that can hold their value during troubled times....
21:12, 09/05/2019

Sharpie Makes Its Mark The kerfuffle over President Trump’s use of a weather map draws attention to the marker, but its manufacturer, Newell Brands, shouldn’t push its luck....
21:12, 09/05/2019

Government Bonds Fall After U.S. and China Plan New Trade Talks Government-bond yields around the world climbed after signs of a thaw in trade relations between the U.S. and China and a series of reports showed signs of health in the U.S. economy....
21:12, 09/05/2019

Stocks Rally on Plan for New Trade Talks U.S. stocks lurched higher after the U.S. and China said they would hold talks in Washington in October, reigniting hopes for an eventual trade truce. The Dow industrials jumped 400 points....
21:12, 09/05/2019

An All-American Pickup Fight Is Revving Up So far, Tesla’s efforts to disrupt the auto industry have caused more trouble in the luxury-sedan hub of Germany than in Detroit. But that is starting to change....
01:12, 09/05/2019

JPMorgan to Add China to Bond Indexes JPMorgan Chase plans to add Chinese government debt to its widely followed indexes, marking the latest stamp of foreign approval for the country’s assets and one that is likely to draw yet more money ...
01:12, 09/05/2019

How U.S. Banks Took Over the World A decade after fueling a crisis that nearly brought down the global financial system, America’s banks are ruling it, earning the majority of global investment-banking fees, merger fees and stock commi...
01:12, 09/05/2019

Carbon-Emissions Credits Slide Over Brexit Fears The price of carbon-emissions credits has slid sharply in recent weeks as traders worry that a deluge of U.K. credits could flood the market in anticipation of a disruptive Brexit....
01:12, 09/05/2019

The Dividend Yield Delusion The S&P 500’s dividend yield is now above the yields of the longest-term U.S. government bonds. This is a historical rarity, but one which sadly offers little useful information to investors....
01:12, 09/05/2019

Starbucks Is Cooling Off in Bad Sign for Corporate Profits Starbucks served up a weak outlook to shareholders for next fiscal year’s earnings, adding to an increasingly hazy view around corporate-profit growth beyond 2019....
01:12, 09/05/2019

U.S. Stocks Rise After Global Rally The S&P 500 closed at its highest level in nearly four weeks amid political developments around the world that countered a set of weak economic data....
01:12, 09/05/2019

Options Clearing Corp. to Pay $20 Million to SEC, CFTC The central clearinghouse serving as a backstop for trades in the options market has agreed to pay a $20 million fine and strengthen its compliance programs to settle U.S. regulatory investigations....
01:12, 09/05/2019

Van Eck, SolidX to Offer Limited Version of Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund Crypto enthusiasts have been trying without much success to get regulatory approval for funds to bring bitcoin to investors. Two firms plan to use a workaround....
21:48, 09/03/2019

Chinese Steel Slowdown Slams Iron-Ore Prices Iron-ore prices posted their biggest one-month fall in almost eight years as China’s huge steel engine cools and global shipments of the commodity rise....
21:48, 09/03/2019

Troubled Pot Industry Shows Its Pick-and-Shovel Trades Investment legend has it that the best money in the California gold rush was made selling picks and shovels. Fertilizer and real estate are equivalent bets on the volatile pot boom....
21:48, 09/03/2019

A Flawed Cap-and-Trade Plan for Water Could Come to U.S. An attempt in Australia to apply market discipline to the water supply has drawn criticism for failing to anticipate hoarding and theft. The approach is being considered in several western U.S. states...
21:48, 09/03/2019

Want to Save the Environment? Buy Oil Stocks Should green activists finance big oil corporations and anti-gun organizations lend money to arms manufacturers? As crazy as it sounds, financial theory provides a logically sound argument for why the...
21:48, 09/03/2019

Thinning Liquidity Adds to Headaches for Traders The problem of thinning liquidity is complicating the trading of assets from stocks and bonds to currencies and derivatives, potentially exaggerating big moves across markets....
21:48, 09/03/2019

Dollar Hits Two-Year High as Yuan Slumps The dollar reached its strongest level in over two years as the gloomy outlook for global growth, rising U.S.-China trade tensions and political turmoil in Europe weighed on major currencies world-wid...
21:48, 09/03/2019

Soft Manufacturing Data Pushes Treasury Yields Lower U.S. government bond prices climbed, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield closer to a record low, after weak manufacturing data added to concerns that a slowdown in global growth is catching up to the U...
21:48, 09/03/2019

Trade Impasse Sends Oil Prices Lower Oil prices dropped Tuesday as concerns mounted over the China-U.S. trade impasse and as Hurricane Dorian rumbled along a path that should keep it from disrupting production in the Gulf of Mexico....
21:48, 09/03/2019

Another Recession Sign to Ignore at Your Peril A worrying signal from the ISM Manufacturing Survey follows an inversion of the yield curve, and it no longer makes sense to keep explaining such signs away....
21:48, 09/03/2019

U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data U.S. stocks and bond yields slumped as fresh data showed that the manufacturing sector contracted in August, adding to worries about the global economy and impact of trade tensions between the U.S. an...
21:48, 09/03/2019

Goldman's Coder-in-Chief Ditches Wall Street for California Sunshine Martin Chavez is retiring from Goldman Sachs, where he was the face of a new breed of engineers ruling Wall Street and one of its most senior openly gay executives....
21:48, 09/03/2019

Dorian Is Exposing an Insurance Gap in the Bahamas The vast majority of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian to the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries is unlikely to be covered by insurance, which could slow recovery in the region....
21:48, 09/03/2019

Trade finance and blockchain: now is the time for a network of networks A lack of regulation and standardization creates opportunities for businesses that can create a one-stop shop for all blockchain trade finance needs. So who is doing it?...
17:48, 09/03/2019

Women's Other Economic Gap: Financial Acumen Women are more likely to leave long-term decisions about money to their spouses, hurting their progress in financial literacy and their financial position later in life....
21:00, 09/02/2019

Argentine Peso Strengthens Against Dollar After Currency Controls Introduced The Argentine peso gained against the dollar after the government announced measures on Sunday to try to slow an outflow of the currency amid a crisis of confidence....
21:00, 09/02/2019

Regulator Wields First IPO Veto on China's New Tech Board China’s market regulator vetoed a proposed share listing, faulting the accounting in an application that had already been approved by the country’s biggest stock exchange....
14:36, 09/02/2019

Ailing Chinese Bank Stops Paying Coupons on CoCo Bonds Bank of Jinzhou said it would skip a year’s worth of interest payments to international bondholders, days after reporting that losses and problem loans had soared....
14:36, 09/02/2019

The Market Forces That Propelled a Massive Rally in Long Bonds Long-term bonds have been on a tear in recent weeks with yields tumbling more rapidly than almost any other time in the past decade. But the recession signals flashed by these moves may have been exag...
14:36, 09/02/2019

One Obscure Reason for August's Big Bond Rally: Negative Convexity Analysts trying to make sense of the steep slide in bond yields around the world in August are pointing fingers at many things, including the phenomenon of hedging against negative convexity in the mo...
14:36, 09/02/2019

Pay-Access Apps Face Regulatory Test A growing industry of financial apps that allow workers to access payday funds early is drawing scrutiny from regulators to prove they are different from payday lenders....
12:12, 09/02/2019

Some Companies Offer a New Benefit: Payroll Advances and Loans More companies are helping workers gain access to payroll advances and loans, reflecting concern over the impact money problems are having on productivity levels and worker retention....
12:12, 09/02/2019

China's Red-Hot Tobacco Stock is Cooling Cigarette sales are holding up better in China than in many markets, but that’s no reason for investors to continue to puff on Hong Kong-listed China Tobacco International....
19:48, 09/01/2019

Venture-Capital Stalwart Fights Crypto Crackdown Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm known for early investments in companies including Facebook, is putting up a fight against Washington’s cryptocurrency crackdown....
19:48, 09/01/2019

Markets Show Resilience in Topsy-Turvy August Stocks capped off a volatile August down only slightly for the month and near recent records, the latest example of the bull market’s stability despite global threats....
19:48, 08/31/2019

The Horsemen Stalking the Korean Stock Market South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made a public display of personal support for Korean companies, but investors would be unwise to follow his example....
15:48, 08/31/2019

Bank of Jinzhou Posts Net Loss After Filing Delay Hong Kong-listed lender Bank of Jinzhou reported a net loss, citing increased bad loans and a change of accounting measures that have more-stringent requirements on loan impairment....
12:36, 08/31/2019

Euro Tumbles to Two-Year Low After Weak Economic Data The euro fell to a two-year low Friday as some investors bet that lackluster economic data will force the ECB to further ease monetary policy next month....
03:48, 08/31/2019

Risky Seller Financing Flourishes Where Homes Are Cheapest Buyers of inexpensive homes are often shut out of the mortgage market, forcing them to rely on a type of seller financing that is prone to abuse, a recent study found....
19:24, 08/30/2019

U.S. Stocks Waver to End a Volatile Month U.S. stocks relinquished most of their early-morning advance to cap off a volatile month but remained on track to notch their biggest weekly gains since June....
19:24, 08/30/2019

How Women Can Confidently Speak Up for What They Want Some women struggle with confidence, and this has real implications for their career advancement and pay. But confidence is a learned skill, according to a panel of confidence and communication expert...
19:24, 08/30/2019

PC Makers Power Up After Dell Earnings A strong earnings report from Dell Technologies is giving shares of personal-computer makers a lift, easing fears of a slowdown in the technology sector amid heightened trade tensions between the U.S....
19:24, 08/30/2019

The Little Differences Between 401(k)s and IRAs Can Cost Big Individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans share many features in common, but they also have subtle differences. Not knowing the nuances can raise a tax bill—sometimes by a lot....
17:48, 08/30/2019

The Bear Case Against Amazon Wall Street’s optimism about the internet juggernaut suggests that a lot of good news is already priced into Amazon’s stock. As the company’s challenges mount, it might not take much bad news to disap...
17:48, 08/30/2019

How ETFs Swallowed the Stock Market ETFs have excelled at grabbing trading, with far more trading now in several of the big ETFs than in the largest members of the indexes to which they are linked....
17:48, 08/30/2019

A Tokyo Listing for Aramco Highlights Japan's Less-Stringent Disclosure Rules A Tokyo listing by Saudi Arabia’s Aramco would boost Japan’s effort to re-establish itself as a global financial center, but it could also highlight areas in which the country has laxer disclosure sta...
17:48, 08/30/2019

Cheap Gas Revs Up Consumers, Boding Well for U.S. Economy Drivers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend will enjoy the cheapest gasoline prices in three years, a boon to consumers as fears of recession buffet Wall Street....
17:48, 08/30/2019

Campbell Turnaround Needs Time to Simmer Campbell shares rallied on early signs of a turnaround, but the stock is up sharply this year and investors should now await more evidence of improvement....
17:48, 08/30/2019

Would Warren Buffett Buy Greenland? As far as we know, President Trump hasn’t contacted Warren Buffett on the question of what price he should put on Greenland, much less negotiating tips. But one of Mr. Buffett’s earliest letters to in...
17:48, 08/30/2019

New Mexico Attorney General Says State Should Reclaim Parts of Jeffrey Epstein Ranch New Mexico’s attorney general said Jeffrey Epstein got a “sweetheart deal” on leases of state land that are part of the ranch he owned—and has recommended that the leases be canceled and the land give...
03:00, 08/30/2019

Treasury Proposes Guidance Clarifying Tax Consequences of Libor Transition The Treasury issued proposed guidance Wednesday clarifying the tax consequences of eliminating the London interbank offered rate, a move that could help ease the transition to a new reference rate....
21:48, 08/29/2019

UBS Nabs Top Ex-Credit Suisse Banker UBS has hired Iqbal Khan, the former wealth-management head of Swiss rival Credit Suisse, as part of a broad reshuffle that creates a fresh lineup of potential internal successors to Chief Executive S...
19:48, 08/29/2019

Aramco Plans Split IPO, Shunning London, Hong Kong Saudi Aramco is considering a plan to split the world’s largest IPO into two stages, debuting a portion of its shares on the Saudi stock exchange later this year and following up with an international...
19:48, 08/29/2019

Few Sectors Escape August's Stock-Market Selloff The S&P 500 is on pace for its worst August in four years, as investors fled sectors they consider vulnerable to the increasing antagonism between the U.S. and China. The broad index is down nearly 2%...
19:48, 08/29/2019

TD Bank Group's Profit Lifted by U.S. Retail Operations Toronto-Dominion Bank Group’s quarterly profit rose more than 4% from a year earlier, driven largely by higher loan and deposit volumes in its U.S. retail operations....
15:24, 08/29/2019

Foreign Investors Pile Into U.S. Stocks and Bonds In a global market dominated by negative-yielding debt, foreign investors say they see American assets as a haven, piling into U.S. stocks and bonds at the fastest pace in about a year....
15:24, 08/29/2019

Aramco Proposes Two-Stage IPO, Shunning London, Hong Kong Saudi Aramco is considering a plan to split the world’s largest IPO into two stages, debuting a portion of its shares on the Saudi stock exchange later this year, and following up with an internationa...
15:24, 08/29/2019

U.S. Stocks Climb in Quiet Session U.S. stocks climbed, lifted by advances in shares of everything from retailers to technology firms. Major indexes flitted between small gains and losses throughout the morning, then bounced higher, ul...
02:36, 08/29/2019

Boaz Weinstein Spars With BlackRock and Neuberger Boaz Weinstein’s New York hedge fund Saba Capital is embroiled in separate fights with BlackRock and Neuberger as well as a major law firm over the obscure mechanics of closed-end fund boards....
02:36, 08/29/2019

Mexico adds to LatAm bank gloom Banorte CEO says market will be 'surprised' by what comes next for the bank; fintech growth unlikely to impact bank growth in the short-term....
21:24, 08/28/2019

A Crypto Miner Cuts Costs and Rides Bitcoin's Price Rise Hut 8 Mining, a Canadian firm that deals in bitcoin, has returned to profitability, offering a unique look at the impact of the recent rally in the cryptocurrency....
21:00, 08/28/2019

U.S. Stocks Climb, Pound Falls on Brexit Fears U.S. stocks rose, lifted by gains across everything from retailers to technology firms, and the British pound fell after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend Parliament....
21:00, 08/28/2019

Mozambique and Bondholders Near $900 Million Restructuring Mozambique is close to completing an exchange of its so-called tuna bonds into new debt, an important step toward renewing its access to international markets after a three-year hiatus....
21:00, 08/28/2019

Stocks to Watch: Dycom, Coty, Hewlett Packard and More Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, after it raised its full-year earnings guidance, and Dycom, Tiffany, Coty and Autodesk....
17:48, 08/28/2019

Treasurers need to move out of risk-management comfort zone Cash flow at risk and earnings at risk can help ensure FX risks are reported correctly, but treasurers need to do more to convince senior management to move away from tried and trusted methods that ar...
17:24, 08/28/2019

Jeffrey Epstein's Road Through Wall Street Was a Bumpy One Jeffrey Epstein worked closely with some of the world’s largest investment banks, but he cut a course that was marked by disagreements, lawsuits and acrimony....
15:00, 08/28/2019

Stocks to Watch: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Autodesk and Costco Some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, after it raised its full-year earnings guidance, and Autodesk, Costco, Veeva Systems and Heico....
15:00, 08/28/2019

Few Places to Hide When Markets All Move Together Seemingly unrelated areas of the market are trading in the same direction more frequently than normal, a trend that some investors say is contributing to recent volatility and could drive more fluctua...
15:00, 08/28/2019

Global Stocks Slip, Pound Falls on Brexit Fears Global stocks were broadly lower amid persistent economic and trade fears, and the British pound fell after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend Parliament....
15:00, 08/28/2019

A Brexit Showdown Could Be What Investors Need British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reduce the time that U.K. lawmakers will have to block a no-deal Brexit, and investors are scared. But they should probably welcome signs of a final showd...
15:00, 08/28/2019

Investors Betting Against the British Pound Fear a Reversal Some investors are betting that the biggest risk to the British pound isn’t that the turmoil around Brexit causes it to plunge further against the dollar, but that it stages an unexpected rally....
00:36, 08/28/2019

Trump's Ethanol Promises Come Due The Corn Belt carries a lot of weight in Washington—especially at the moment. That is coming in handy for ethanol companies that have lost some recent rounds to the fossil fuel sector....
00:36, 08/28/2019

Oil Investors Turn Focus to Inventories as Demand Fears Linger As a rocky August in financial markets wraps up, energy investors are looking ahead to Wednesday figures on U.S. oil stockpiles that could impact expectations for excess supply moving forward....
00:36, 08/28/2019

Glut in Natural Gas Goes Global More shale gas than ever is leaving U.S. shores. Unfortunately for the country’s beleaguered natural-gas producers, global prices for the fuel have never been lower....
00:36, 08/28/2019

U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Worries U.S. stocks fell and bond yields slipped again, as guarded investors hedged their bets on whether the U.S. and China are working toward de-escalating their trade spat....
00:36, 08/28/2019

Cboe Was a Winner From Recent Market Turmoil Investors have turned to products from Cboe Global Markets to bet on volatility as markets have grown rockier. Shares of the exchange operator, which is known for Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” have rall...
00:36, 08/28/2019

Soaring Student Debt Opens Door to Relief Scams Soaring student debt has been fertile ground for companies that promise to help stretched borrowers by navigating a maze of federal programs. But some services are outright scams and others make promi...
01:00, 08/27/2019

Shares of Pitney Bowes Gain on Sale of Software Business Shares of Pitney Bowes rose after the shipping-services company said it struck a deal to sell its software business, part of a broader move to slim down its portfolio....
01:00, 08/27/2019

Amgen Shows Price Is Still Right for Blockbuster Drug Deals Amgen’s $13.4 billion purchase of anti-inflammatory drug Otezla from Celgene is the second recent signal that drugs executives are still willing to pay top dollar for high-quality assets....
01:00, 08/27/2019

Maysoon Zayid on Debt and Ambition Comedian and actress Maysoon Zayid explains how she dealt with $25,000 in credit-card debt—and persevered in the face of limits others put on her —in WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast....
01:00, 08/27/2019

Indian Sugar Glut Pushes Prices Close to Decade Lows August has been a bitter month for sugar traders as a potential surfeit of Indian exports, the strong dollar and a slowing world economy combined to push prices toward their lowest level in a decade....
01:00, 08/27/2019

Disney Tries to Lock Down Fans for Streaming War With Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and the 20th Century Fox library under its wing, Walt Disney owns some of the most powerful entertainment properties in the business. That gives it one of the most powerf...
01:00, 08/27/2019

U.S. Stocks Gain as Trump Says China Wants a Deal U.S. stocks rose after President Trump said China wants to strike a trade deal, signaling a potential de-escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies....
01:00, 08/27/2019

Treasury Yields Rebound on Trump's China Comments U.S. government-bond yields whipsawed, dropping early in the session before recovering after comments by President Trump about a possible easing in trade tensions with China....
01:00, 08/27/2019

It Is Too Early for Pharma Investors to Cheer Opioid Verdict Hold the celebration: The opioid litigation cloud hanging over drug stocks won’t clear up soon, despite an Oklahoma judge’s ruling that Johnson & Johnson is liable for fueling the opioid crisis....
01:00, 08/27/2019

Hong Kong's Dollar Peg: How It Works and Why It's In Question Hong Kong’s standing as a financial center rests partly on its decadeslong currency peg to the U.S. dollar. But street protests, trade tensions and a looming recession have pressured the Hong Kong dol...
13:24, 08/26/2019

Big Tech Shares Lose Their Luster Owning shares of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet has given investors little upside over the past 12 months, depriving the long-running bull market of one of its biggest dri...
13:24, 08/26/2019

U.S. Stock Futures Rise on Trump Comments on China Call U.S. stock futures climbed as President Trump said China wants to strike a trade deal, signalling a potential de-escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies....
13:24, 08/26/2019

Global Stocks Fall as Trade Tensions Escalate Global stocks and government bond yields fell as a new escalation in commercial tensions between the U.S. and China cast fresh doubt on growth prospects....
05:00, 08/26/2019

Hedge Funds Wager China's HNA Will Look After Foreign Investors Hedge funds have made quick profits on debt tied to HNA Group, even as the airlines-to-hotels conglomerate has scaled back internationally and fallen behind on other obligations....
16:36, 08/25/2019

Deutsche Bank and UBS Explored European Banking Alliance Deutsche Bank and UBS had talks as recently as mid-June to form an unusual alliance of investment-banking operations, according to people familiar with the discussions....
16:36, 08/25/2019

China's Central Bank Unveils New Mortgage Loan Policy China’s central bank adjusted interest-rate mechanisms Sunday for the second time this month, this time focused on mortgage loans, in what it said was a bid to price them closer to market rates but al...
16:36, 08/25/2019

Latest Stock Volatility Adds to August Turbulence Stocks enter the final week of the month coming off one of their rockiest stretches of 2019, the latest example of tariff-induced volatility that has some investors bracing for more fluctuation....
16:36, 08/25/2019

The Bond Market Is Wrong. Inflation Will Return, Someday. To believe inflation will stay very low for a very long time requires believing both that central banks are running on empty and that governments won’t offer fiscal help to counter a downturn. The fir...
16:36, 08/25/2019

Clients Want to Work With Female Advisers, and Firms Are Taking Notice Financial advisory firms have seen an increase in requests from prospective clients who want to work with female financial advisers. However, women are still a minority in the wealth-management busine...
18:36, 08/24/2019

Not All Energy Stocks Are Depressed Diamondback Energy shares are up nearly 4% this year, compared with a 20% loss at an exchange-traded fund tracking oil and gas producers, as the company’s low-cost strategy pays dividends....
23:00, 08/23/2019

VMware Goes Beyond Dell Family Matters With its stock price being beaten down, software maker VMware will have to show it can juggle two complex acquisitions and while still managing some tricky Dell family relationships....
23:00, 08/23/2019

U.S. Treasury Prices Climb Amid Trade Turmoil U.S. government bond prices surged—pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to its lowest level since August 2016—as investors flocked to safer assets in response to a further escalation of the ...
23:00, 08/23/2019

La-Z-Boy Shares Aren't Taking a Break In a stumbling stock market, La-Z-Boy shares are up 17% so far this year, outpacing the broader market as well as the broader retail segment. The latest boosts for the stock were some upbeat results, ...
23:00, 08/23/2019

South Korea Feels the Trade War Burn South Korean stocks are among the world’s worst performers this year, as its export-focused companies grapple with not one, but two trade fights and slowing global growth....
23:00, 08/23/2019

Stocks, Bond Yields Fall on Trade Tensions U.S. stocks slumped after China said it would impose retaliatory tariffs on additional U.S. products, escalating the trade tensions that have rattled markets in recent weeks....
17:24, 08/23/2019

Beyond Meat Investors Will Choke on Their Optimism Investors in the maker of pea-based burgers will almost certainly be disappointed, due to absurd growth expectations that ignore the realities of an economic downturn....
17:00, 08/23/2019

Oil Slides as Latest China Tariffs Reignite Demand Fears Oil prices fell after China said it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of additional U.S. products including crude imports, the latest protectionist trade policy that could crimp fuel consumpti...
17:00, 08/23/2019

Stocks, Bond Yields Fall on China's Retaliatory Tariffs U.S. stocks, commodities and Treasury yields faltered after China said it would impose retaliatory tariffs on additional U.S. products and investors started to hear from a series of central bankers sp...
17:00, 08/23/2019

The Apple Card: Leave Home Without It Sleek white with a titanium base and laser-etched with your name, the Apple Card might just be more precious than anything you actually purchase with it....
17:00, 08/23/2019

Hunter Harrison's Train Overhaul Starts Running Out of Steam Precision-scheduled railroading, the industrywide system to boost efficiency pioneered by the late Hunter Harrison, led to widespread improvements in recent years. But the momentum from that shift is ...
15:00, 08/23/2019

Some Coca-Cola Stocks Fizz More Than Others Coca-Cola is supposed to have the same flavor everywhere, but that’s not the case for Coca-Cola stocks. Some of the soda giant’s bottling partners offer fizzier growth than others....
15:00, 08/23/2019

Seoul Cycle: Korea Feels the Trade War Burn South Korean stocks are among the world’s worst performers this year, as its export-focused companies grapple with not one, but two trade fights and slowing global growth....
15:00, 08/23/2019

Liquidity-hunting algos the next big thing in FX NDFs Other players are expected to follow Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas in introducing algos designed to source both internal and external liquidity for FX NDFs, despite limited liquidity in many non-deliv...
15:00, 08/23/2019

Don't Overthink Overstock.com It is probably a good thing that Patrick Byrne has resigned as chief executive of Overstock.com. That doesn’t mean investors should rush into the stock....
06:36, 08/23/2019

Copper Nears Multiyear Low as Economic Worries Grow The price of copper dropped to within striking distance of a fresh multiyear low as weak U.S. manufacturing data added to concern over the health of the global economy....
06:36, 08/23/2019

August Data Heighten Pressure on Industrial Stocks One of the hardest-hit areas of the stock market in recent months is under fresh pressure after a series of reports showed the manufacturing sector in decline....
06:36, 08/23/2019

August Data Could Prove Ominous for Lagging Industrial Stocks One of the hardest-hit areas of the stock market in recent months faces a fresh test Thursday when a series of reports on the manufacturing industry are released....
19:00, 08/22/2019

U.S. Government Bonds Send Warning About Slowing Growth U.S. government bonds sent a fresh warning about the economy after a report showed that manufacturing activity slowed this month to the lowest in almost 10 years. That data led the yield on the 10-yea...
19:00, 08/22/2019

U.S. Stocks Waver on Disappointing Manufacturing Data U.S. stocks flipped between small gains and losses after weaker-than-expected manufacturing data raised fresh worries over the health of the economy....
19:00, 08/22/2019

Will Argentina’s economy do the dead cat bounce? Argentina is about to default; again. It will be the ninth time in the past 200 years, and the Latin American sovereign is about to test its ability to survive beyond the ascribed mortality of cats....
17:24, 08/22/2019

Home-Builder Stocks Soar Past S&P 500 Home-builder shares are fast approaching their highs for the year, moving past steep 2018 losses thanks to a combination of falling mortgage rates and firming housing data....
12:36, 08/22/2019

Yields Plumb New Lows, but 'Century Bonds' Remain Scarce Bond yields in many countries have fallen to record lows this summer. Yet few governments have responded as many bankers and investors say they should, by locking in ultralow rates for decades....
12:36, 08/22/2019

Stocks Drift Lower as Economic Concerns Persist Global stocks slipped as better-than-expected economic data in Europe failed to ease recession concerns and investors awaited minutes from the European Central Bank for hints about its stimulus plans....
12:36, 08/22/2019

Silver Rally Cools as Market Rebound Limits Haven Buying Prices of silver edged lower, pausing a recent rally as investors looked ahead to the release of Fed minutes and a Friday speech by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell....
00:12, 08/22/2019

Some Firms Say to Hold Out for an Emerging-Market Rebound Shares of stocks from India to Russia to South Africa have slid, pulling the MSCI Emerging Markets Index down 5.5% for the month. Some investors though say a rally may be near....
19:24, 08/21/2019

Royal Bank of Canada's Profit Increases Royal Bank of Canada’s profit increased in its fiscal third quarter as net interest income rose by almost 10%, but the bank’s chief executive said the lender would conserve capital and avoid acquisiti...
19:24, 08/21/2019

As the Fed Frets, Retailers Rake in Sales Before Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell puts the finishing touches on a speech he is delivering this week, maybe he should take some time to listen to a playback of Target’s earnings conference ...
19:24, 08/21/2019

Traders Bet on Falling Volatility Stock volatility has receded in recent days, and some investors have bet the tranquility will persist. Leveraged funds like hedge funds recently increased bearish wagers on futures linked to the Cboe ...
17:00, 08/21/2019

Mortgage Market Reopens to Risky Borrowers More than a decade after the financial crisis, home buyers with low credit scores or high debt levels as well as those lacking traditional employment are finding it easier to obtain credit....
17:00, 08/21/2019

Slowing Buybacks Remove Pillar of Stock Market U.S. corporations are repurchasing their own shares at the slowest pace in 18 months, a potential sign of more volatility as the buyback bonanza from the corporate tax overhaul wanes....
17:00, 08/21/2019

Strong Demand for Bank Bonds Allays Fears From Sinking Shares The relatively strong performance of bank bonds is sending an encouraging signal at a time when financial stocks are under pressure from recession fears....
17:00, 08/21/2019

Goldman Pursues Majority Stake in Chinese Venture Goldman Sachs has applied with Chinese regulators to take a majority stake in an investment-banking joint venture, the most recent move by a foreign company to tap the nation’s vast financial sector....
17:00, 08/21/2019

Silver Rally Cools as Investors Await Fresh Fed Signals Prices of silver edged lower, pausing a recent rally as investors looked ahead to the release of Fed minutes and a Friday speech by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell....
17:00, 08/21/2019

Germany for First Time Sells 30-Year Bonds With Negative Yields In an unprecedented move, Germany sold 30-year bonds at a negative yield, another sign of how investors’ desperation for safe assets is inflating their value....
17:00, 08/21/2019

BlackRock Unit Gets Approval to Take Russia-Linked Firm's Stake in Cybersecurity Company A national-security panel that oversees foreign investment in U.S. businesses approved the transfer of a stake in cybersecurity company Cofense from a Russia-linked private-equity firm to funds manage...
11:00, 08/21/2019

Global Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Minutes Global stocks mostly gained ahead of fresh data from the Federal Reserve and after President Trump said he was weighing measures to boost the world’s largest economy....
11:00, 08/21/2019

Goldman Pursues Majority Stake in Its China Venture Goldman Sachs has applied with Chinese regulators to take a majority stake in an investment-banking joint venture, the most recent move by a foreign company to tap the nation’s vast financial sector....
11:00, 08/21/2019

Shrinking U.S. Crude Discount Threatens Exports The discount of the U.S. crude-oil benchmark to the global Brent price has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, driven by an expansion in pipelines....
20:36, 08/20/2019

Banks Get Some Relief in Volcker-Rule Changes U.S. regulators unveiled final changes to Volcker-rule restrictions on proprietary trading by financial firms, removing a provision opposed by the biggest banks and giving some regulatory relief to sm...
20:36, 08/20/2019

Recession Fears Take a Rest at Home Depot For Home Depot, a mixed second quarter was enough to send its stock sharply higher Tuesday. Investors had apparently steeled themselves for worse results....
20:36, 08/20/2019

Madison Square Garden Shares Have Trouble Scoring Shares of Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Knicks basketball team, fell 9.3% in recent trading Tuesday, on track for the biggest single-day decline on record....
20:36, 08/20/2019

Investors' New Weapon in Japan: Votes to Embarrass the Boss The taboo of lodging protest votes is weakening in the consensus-based corporate culture, as part of a yearslong push to improve Japanese companies’ profitability and corporate governance....
17:24, 08/20/2019

Junk-Bond Investors Turn Picky as Slowdown Talk Swirls Debt investors are shying away from junk bonds with lower credit ratings such as those from Rite Aid, PetSmart and EP Energy, as concerns about the economic outlook ripple through financial markets....
17:24, 08/20/2019

Don't Bet on Trump Rescuing the Stock Market Should investors rely on Donald Trump underpinning the stock market by backing away from trade threats as stocks fall? In short: not as much as they seem to....
17:24, 08/20/2019

Don't Expect a Meaningful Fiscal Push From Germany The German economy needs new sources of growth. Investors shouldn’t count on fiscal stimulus to be one of them, even if the government loosens the purse strings a bit....
17:24, 08/20/2019

Regulators Flesh Out Volcker Rule Changes U.S. regulators unveiled final changes to Volcker-rule restrictions on proprietary trading by financial firms, removing a provision opposed by the biggest banks and giving some regulatory relief to sm...
17:24, 08/20/2019

Things Can Get Worse for Japan's Struggling Regional Banks Ultralow interest rates are making it a miserable year for Japanese banks, with many stocks hitting historic lows. The bad news is that things can still get worse....
06:00, 08/20/2019

U.S. Bank Regulator Pitches Low-Income Lending Rule Changes A Trump-appointed bank regulator is touring the country trying to sell his plans to modify lower-income lending requirements and overcome resistance from other regulators, banks and community advocate...
06:00, 08/20/2019

U.S. Government Bond Yields Rise as Treasury Again Explores Ultralong Bonds The Treasury Department’s latest expression of interest in issuing bonds with 50-year and 100-year maturities weighed on demand for existing Treasurys on Monday....
06:00, 08/20/2019

Visium Sues Widow of Portfolio Manager Who Died by Suicide A hedge fund that closed after securities regulators accused the firm of insider trading is seeking more than $100 million from the estate of one of its former portfolio managers....
06:00, 08/20/2019

Business Roundtable's New Philosophy: It's Not All About Shareholders The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
15:12, 08/19/2019

Investors Seek Havens as Growth Fears Persist Investors are snapping up safer assets including gold, dividend-paying stocks and the Japanese yen, underlining anxiety over trade tensions and slowing global growth....
15:12, 08/19/2019

Pot Industry Underestimates Old-School Dealers Traditional drug dealers are still formidable competitors in states where cannabis is legal. Governments planning for huge tax windfalls and investors expecting rapid market-share gains have to adjust...
15:12, 08/19/2019

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Are Investing in Fintech Firm Acorns Acorns Grow wants to go viral–and it has enlisted A-Rod and J.Lo to help. The influencer strategy is the brainchild of Acorns CEO Noah Kerner, who is trying to transform the company from a niche savin...
15:12, 08/19/2019

Global Stocks Jump to Start the Week Stocks in Europe and Asia and U.S. futures climbed on the prospect of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and expectations of central-bank stimulus measures across major economies....
15:12, 08/19/2019

Market Tumult Stings the New Bond King For much of the past decade, Daniel Ivascyn’s Pimco Income Fund has posted stellar returns. So far this year, though, the fund has fallen short of the fund’s benchmark index and nearly all of its peer...
06:48, 08/19/2019

Worried Hong Kong Residents Are Moving Money Out as Protests Escalate The local currency has weakened rapidly since early July, a move analysts attribute partly to outflows. Some businesses say they are seeing money move abroad, and individuals say they have either swap...
16:36, 08/18/2019

A Hot S&P 500 Stock Is All About Bonds MarketAxess has risen by challenging Wall Street banks that have long dominated trading in corporate bonds. The trading platform was added to the S&P 500 this summer after its share price doubled in a...
16:36, 08/18/2019

Large Firms Trim Debt, Fueling Surge in Bonds at Center of Leverage Concerns Debt reduction at AT&T, Anheuser-Busch InBev and other companies is contributing to a surprising development: The lowest group of investment- grade bonds is outpacing other tiers....
16:36, 08/18/2019

Frugal Friends and How to Find Them Friendship has always called for some maintenance costs. But in a world where birthday parties for milestones might cost hundreds of dollars and pre-wedding festivities often come with a price tag, th...
08:12, 08/18/2019

Today's Tech IPOs Offer Lower Growth for Top Dollar Investors who buy into today’s high-profile initial public offerings are getting a raw deal. Recent tech IPOs tend to be less profitable, slower-growing and more aggressively priced than their predece...
08:12, 08/18/2019

For Burberry, China Is No Longer Ripe for the Picking It isn’t an easy time for companies that depend on selling expensive products to Chinese consumers. Trench-coat maker Burberry is particularly exposed to the chill winds blowing from Asia....
00:48, 08/17/2019

Disney Claims Force Was Too Strong at Star Wars Attraction Walt Disney Co. blames itself for the disappointing attendance at its new Star Wars theme-park attraction, believing heavy promotion scared off would-be visitors who expected crowds. But higher prices...
00:48, 08/17/2019

Natural-Gas Prices Drop on Cooler-Weather Forecasts Natural-gas prices slid on Friday, while capping their biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as weather forecasts pointed to cooler temperatures ahead....
00:48, 08/17/2019

Regulators Approve Bitcoin Venture Backed by NYSE Owner New York state regulators approved a key license for Bakkt, a venture designed to make it easier for consumers to store bitcoins and pay for purchases in the cryptocurrency....
00:48, 08/17/2019

Expected Volcker Rule Update a Win for Large Banks An update of the Volcker rule expected next week will deliver a victory to large banks that have fought regulators’ efforts to clarify trading definitions, said people familiar with the matter....
00:48, 08/17/2019

J.C. Penney, Viacom, General Electric: Stocks That Defined the Week Major U.S. stock indexes fell for the week on renewed concerns that the economy could be headed toward a recession, fueled by an inversion of the yield curve and other market signals flashing red....
00:48, 08/17/2019

Some Investors Are Betting the Flight to Bonds Is Overdone A hearty pack of skeptical investors sees bond markets as overly pessimistic and is making bets against debt securities that are overbought—just in case yields rise in the months ahead as the market r...
00:48, 08/17/2019

Investors Flock to Gold ETFs Gold exchange-traded funds are regaining their luster. Investors poured about $2.6 billion into gold-backed ETFs in July, increasing their collective holdings to 2,600 tons—the highest total since Mar...
00:48, 08/17/2019

U.S. Stocks Rise but Notch Modest Weekly Loss The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back from Wednesday’s 800-point selloff with two consecutive sessions of gains and a modest weekly loss. But investors’ lingering fears about a potential reces...
00:48, 08/17/2019

BlackRock Offers to Buy Cofense Stake from Russia-Linked Firm A rare showdown between a national-security panel tasked with overseeing foreign-investment in U.S. companies and a Russia-linked firm is nearing a potential resolution....
00:48, 08/17/2019

Burberry Is Down at Heel Without China It isn’t an easy time for companies that depend on selling expensive products to Chinese consumers. Trench-coat maker Burberry is particularly exposed to the chill winds blowing from Asia....
12:24, 08/16/2019

Instagram's Changes Could Leave Influencers Heartbroken Instagram influencers are akin to huge businesses, but Facebook’s moves to decrease social pressure and improve users’ happiness threaten to upend social-media celebrities’ business models and could b...
12:24, 08/16/2019

Global Stocks Follow U.S. Markets Higher Stocks around the world staged a modest rebound, lifted by hopes of a robust package of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank and strong retail sales data in the U.S....
12:24, 08/16/2019