List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Wall Street Journal: Nymex consigns open-outcry pit trading to the history books

The Wall Street Journal: Nymex consigns open-outcry pit trading to the history books

The open-outcry trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in lower Manhattan will shut down after markets close Friday, the latest step in the inexorable shift toward electronic trading…. Read more »

Market Extra: These are the best—and worst—performing assets of 2016

Market Extra: These are the best—and worst—performing assets of 2016

Brazilian and Russian stocks, joined by crude oil, top the table when it comes to price performance in 2016, while Britain’s vote to exit the European Union mangled the British… Read more »

Market Extra: Passive investing, a winner in 2016, shows no sign of stopping

Market Extra: Passive investing, a winner in 2016, shows no sign of stopping

2016 was the year of the passive investor—again. One of the biggest investment trends of the past decade continued unabated this past year, as investors rotated out of active investments—where… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Vermont utility finds malware code traced to Russian hackers

The Wall Street Journal: Vermont utility finds malware code traced to Russian hackers

A Vermont public electric utility company said it detected on one of its laptops malware that the U.S. government has linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department said the… Read more »

The higher-income Americans who may pay more taxes under Trump

The higher-income Americans who may pay more taxes under Trump

If you’re wealthy, then you stand to benefit from Donald Trump’s tax plan… right? That’s the theme that most analyses of the president-elect’s tax plan have focused on: The rich… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock market bulls wary of new-year hangover

Market Snapshot: Stock market bulls wary of new-year hangover

The euphoria that took the U.S. stock market to all-time highs in December on great expectations for more fiscal spending and tax reforms following Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election victory… Read more »

NewsWatch: Happy New Year! America braces for a multibillion-dollar hangover

NewsWatch: Happy New Year! America braces for a multibillion-dollar hangover

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE ’New Year’s Day is our Super Bowl,’ says the maker of one hangover treatment. See full story. 10 things you should NOT buy in 2017 Think twice… Read more »

Avoid these common mistakes if you’re filing for divorce in January

Avoid these common mistakes if you’re filing for divorce in January

Angelina Jolie in happier times in her 2015 film, “By the Sea.” Think before you jump or, in this case, file. Divorce filings surge in January as people decide to… Read more »

Mark Hulbert: What the final week of 2016 tells you about 2017’s stock market

Mark Hulbert: What the final week of 2016 tells you about 2017’s stock market

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Relax. The last week of the year tells you nothing about whether the stock market will be higher or lower in 2017. Many on Wall Street… Read more »

Moneyism: A message for Facebook and Twitter users when celebrities die: It’s not about you

Moneyism: A message for Facebook and Twitter users when celebrities die: It’s not about you

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher after the former received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award last year. In 2016, death and Facebook appear to go hand-in-hand. As the death… Read more »

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