List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2018

Benefit of Trump tax cuts overshadowed by technology and misplaced policies: Milken conference speakers

Benefit of Trump tax cuts overshadowed by technology and misplaced policies: Milken conference speakers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The windfall gains from the tax cuts passed by the U.S. Congress in December have brought back “animal spirits” that encourage risk-taking throughout corporate America, according… Read more »

HNA set to drop acquisition of SkyBridge Capital: WSJ

HNA set to drop acquisition of SkyBridge Capital: WSJ

(Reuters) – Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co is set to drop its pursuit of hedge-fund investment firm SkyBridge Capital, after facing resistance from Committee on Foreign Investment in the United… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields turn lower as month-end buying offsets strong inflation data

Bond Report: Treasury yields turn lower as month-end buying offsets strong inflation data

Treasury price rose, pushing yields lower, on Monday after month-end buying offset data showing inflation had climbed to 2%, the Federal Reserve’s long-term target. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year… Read more »

Commodities Corner: Here’s why Netanyahu’s Iran allegations shook up the oil market

Commodities Corner: Here’s why Netanyahu’s Iran allegations shook up the oil market

By Markets/commodities reporter Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of hiding a nuclear weapons program Monday, causing a spike in oil prices as it reinforced expectations the U.S. will… Read more »

Currencies: April set to be strongest month for dollar since Trump election

Currencies: April set to be strongest month for dollar since Trump election

The U.S. dollar advanced on Monday, putting a key index that tracks the currency on pace for its best month since the election of President Donald Trump, at the start… Read more »

McDonald’s fresh-beef burgers expected to give the Quarter Pounder a boost

McDonald’s fresh-beef burgers expected to give the Quarter Pounder a boost

McDonald’s Corp.’s fresh-beef burgers are expected to keep the fast-food giant’s griddles busy, company executives said on the Monday earnings call. McDonald’s MCD, +5.77%  has “trained hundreds of thousands of… Read more »

Finding the ‘why’ behind your retirement plan

Finding the ‘why’ behind your retirement plan

You may have seen the bumper sticker “We are spending our kid’s inheritance” — or may even have it on your own vehicle. You probably have also heard the phrase… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’s considering meeting North Korea’s Kim in DMZ

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’s considering meeting North Korea’s Kim in DMZ

President Donald Trump said Monday he’s considering meeting Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, as he hosted Nigeria’s president and took a shot at… Read more »

Market Extra: Bonds aren’t a haven for all seasons, but deliver when they matter most, says Pimco

Market Extra: Bonds aren’t a haven for all seasons, but deliver when they matter most, says Pimco

Investors might not want to take shelter in Treasurys the next time volatility sears through the stock market. Mihir Worah of Pimco says the ability of bond investments to serve… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks end a positive April on a down note as shares fall broadly

Market Snapshot: Stocks end a positive April on a down note as shares fall broadly

U.S. stocks fell Monday, with major indexes dropping in a broad decline as the latest round of positive corporate earnings failed to excite investors. Despite the declines on the day,… Read more »

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