List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2017

Stratfor: Putin, in the news in the U.S., faces an enemy at home

Stratfor: Putin, in the news in the U.S., faces an enemy at home

Though Russian President Vladimir Putin still has high approval ratings, public discontent is spreading over worsening economic conditions and a perceived over-politicization in the country’s day-to-day affairs. Russia’s legislature may… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Samnsung’s de-facto leader Lee Jae-Yong to be charged with bribery

The Wall Street Journal: Samnsung’s de-facto leader Lee Jae-Yong to be charged with bribery

South Korean prosecutors said they would indict the Samsung conglomerate’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong on charges of bribery and four other offenses, setting in motion legal proceedings that could… Read more »

Europe Markets: Defense stocks rise but broader European market pauses before Trump speech

Europe Markets: Defense stocks rise but broader European market pauses before Trump speech

European stocks sought firm direction Tuesday, with earlier gains clipped as investors prepared to hear from U.S. President Donald Trump about his plans to boost growth in the world’s largest… Read more »

Brett Arends's ROI: Does Trump really know how to fix Americans’ health care?

Brett Arends's ROI: Does Trump really know how to fix Americans’ health care?

We await with foreboding Donald Trump’s big plan to “fix” Obamacare. You can’t fix something if you don’t understand why it’s broken. And by the sound of things, Trump doesn’t… Read more »

London Markets: FTSE 100 marks time ahead of Trump address

London Markets: FTSE 100 marks time ahead of Trump address

U.K. stocks failed to find momentum Tuesday as investors waited to hear from President Donald Trump about his plans for infrastructure and other spending in the U.S. The FTSE 100… Read more »

Mark Hulbert: You can kiss 10% stock returns goodbye

Mark Hulbert: You can kiss 10% stock returns goodbye

Maybe you’re expecting the stock market over the coming decade to match its historical annualized total return of 10%. Fuggedaboutit. We’ll be lucky if the S&P 500 SPX, +0.10%  gains… Read more »

Brokerage CLSA shuts US equity research; plans fixed-income launch

Brokerage CLSA shuts US equity research; plans fixed-income launch

Hong Kong-based brokerage CLSA will halve its U.S. headcount by shutting its equity research services, as declining payments prompt it to make an about-turn from its recent measures to expand… Read more »

Market Extra: What’s going on in Scotland, and what it means for the pound

Market Extra: What’s going on in Scotland, and what it means for the pound

Worries that Scotland is headed for another referendum on independence could clobber the pound, already driven low by concerns over the U.K.’s own exit from the European Union. The pound… Read more »

Marsh on Monday: Theresa May’s Brexit hand strengthens at home, but weakens on the Continent

Marsh on Monday: Theresa May’s Brexit hand strengthens at home, but weakens on the Continent

By European markets columnist LONDON (MarketWatch) — The good news for Theresa May, the British prime minister, is that a collapse in support for the opposition Labour party has strengthened… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar drifts south as market waits to hear from Trump

Currencies: Dollar drifts south as market waits to hear from Trump

The dollar trended south Tuesday, though many investors were sitting on the sidelines ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress later. The greenback USDJPY,… Read more »

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