List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2016

In One Chart: This chart suggests more gains in store for Japanese stocks

In One Chart: This chart suggests more gains in store for Japanese stocks

Japanese stocks have a reliable, inverse relationship with the Japanese yen, often rising when the yen weakens, and vice versa. Since the beginning of the year, however, that historical correlation… Read more »

Bond Report: Short-term Treasury yields log largest monthly gain since December

Bond Report: Short-term Treasury yields log largest monthly gain since December

Treasury prices tumbled in May, pushing yields higher, as investors sold U.S. government debt on mounting fears that the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates sooner than initially expected. Yields… Read more »

Five things to know about Twilio before it goes public

Five things to know about Twilio before it goes public

A Silicon Valley unicorn has taken a first step into the IPO market. Twilio Inc., a cloud communications platform, recently filed to go public. The company was last valued at… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil futures score 4th straight monthly gain

Futures Movers: Oil futures score 4th straight monthly gain

By Markets/commodities reporter Overall declines in global crude production helped oil prices score their fourth straight monthly gain in a row on Tuesday. Oil futures, however, finished the session lower… Read more »

The Margin: How two buckets of pennies turned one sympathetic speeder into an Internet villain

The Margin: How two buckets of pennies turned one sympathetic speeder into an Internet villain

Brett Sanders was apparently driving nine miles an hour over the speed limit. Not outrageous. He said he didn’t endanger anybody, and that he was driving safe for the conditions… Read more »

Project Syndicate: Donald Trump’s promise to ‘make America great again’ is a political swindle

Project Syndicate: Donald Trump’s promise to ‘make America great again’ is a political swindle

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Project Syndicate) — Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee to contest the United States’ presidential election in November, is clearly not a standard Republican. The party’s leaders… Read more »

The Margin: Residents of this Swiss town are paying $300K to keep refugees out

The Margin: Residents of this Swiss town are paying $300K to keep refugees out

The wealthy residents of Oberwil-Lieli don’t want refugees roaming their streets, and they’re willing to pay a $300,000 fine to make sure that doesn’t happen. The picturesque village, located just… Read more »

The Sniff Test: StemCells can’t fix its problems with a reverse split, or by burying bad news

The Sniff Test: StemCells can’t fix its problems with a reverse split, or by burying bad news

When a company is in real trouble, using simple math to make its stock look more attractive, or burying bad news at the bottom of a press release, doesn’t usually… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Barclays banker alleged to have traded insider info for bathroom remodeling

The Wall Street Journal: Barclays banker alleged to have traded insider info for bathroom remodeling

A former Barclays PLC director was arrested Tuesday morning in New York and accused of engaging in an insider-trading scheme with his plumber. Steven McClatchey, 58, was a former employee… Read more »

The Tell: Gold selling off much like it did before December rate hike

The Tell: Gold selling off much like it did before December rate hike

Gold futures ended May with their first monthly decline of 2016, echoing a selloff that preceded the Federal Reserve’s December rate increase. The go-to handicapper for market-driven forecasts on Federal… Read more »

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