List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2018

BlackRock annual report calls punditry risk to index fund business

BlackRock annual report calls punditry risk to index fund business

NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc on Wednesday disclosed in its annual report for the first time a risk associated with “third-party commentary citing concerns about the growth of index… Read more »

Key Words: Trump calls for taking guns first and going through due process second at White House meeting

Key Words: Trump calls for taking guns first and going through due process second at White House meeting

Flanked by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) President Donald Trump meets with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety on Wednesday. President Donald Trump suggested… Read more »

The Tell: Here’s why ‘ultralow volatility’ isn’t coming back

The Tell: Here’s why ‘ultralow volatility’ isn’t coming back

The stock market can continue to rise, but the ultralow volatility backdrop that accompanied the relentless 2017 rally is gone and investors will need to adjust, said a pair of… Read more »

Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins on his love of acting: ‘I couldn’t do anything else’

Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins on his love of acting: ‘I couldn’t do anything else’

In Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” actor Richard Jenkins plays Giles, a single, sad-eyed artist who tends to hide behind his easel inside his apartment, or under a… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields pull back after bond investors rush to finish month-end trades

Bond Report: Treasury yields pull back after bond investors rush to finish month-end trades

Long-dated Treasury prices rose on Wednesday, pushing yields lower, after investors completed their final trades before the end of February as part of their monthly rebalancing. This comes a day… Read more »

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: These 9 experts warn that another stock-market correction is coming

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: These 9 experts warn that another stock-market correction is coming

Despite data that continue to show decent economic growth and corporate profits, the stock market is still struggling to retain prior highs set at the end of January. That’s because… Read more »

This city saw the biggest home-price growth in 2017 — and, no, it’s not on the West Coast

This city saw the biggest home-price growth in 2017 — and, no, it’s not on the West Coast

San Jose, Calif., may have the most expensive housing market in the U.S., but it played second fiddle when it came home-price growth last year. Kansas City, Mo., experienced the… Read more »

DIYers can expect better-trained associates in the aisles, says Lowe’s

DIYers can expect better-trained associates in the aisles, says Lowe’s

Lowe’s says it’s going to focus on associate training and technology Lowe’s Companies Inc. says it now sees that paying associates isn’t the only way to improve performance. You also… Read more »

BookWatch: Blockchain will make today’s accountants (and many Wall Street jobs) obsolete

BookWatch: Blockchain will make today’s accountants (and many Wall Street jobs) obsolete

The Big Four accounting firms—Deloitte, Price Waterhouse, Ernst Young, and KPMG—seem to be taking an “if-you-can’t-fight-them-join-them” approach to the onset of blockchain technology. As of mid-2017, Deloitte alone had 250… Read more »

Amazon HQ2? Housing experts put their money on Atlanta or Northern Virginia

Amazon HQ2? Housing experts put their money on Atlanta or Northern Virginia

Housing analysts and economists think Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.03%   will choose either Atlanta or Northern Virginia for its second headquarters. The real estate web site Zillow polled 85 experts,… Read more »

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