List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2018

Need to Know: Watch for ‘violent selloff’ to thwart Saudi’s wish for $100 oil

Need to Know: Watch for ‘violent selloff’ to thwart Saudi’s wish for $100 oil

Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih and that $100 oil wish. Saudi Arabia would like to see oil prices at $80 or even $100 a barrel — and that’s “icing on… Read more »

Commodities Corner: Nickel prices rally to more than 3-year high on growing concerns over U.S. sanctions on Russia

Commodities Corner: Nickel prices rally to more than 3-year high on growing concerns over U.S. sanctions on Russia

By Markets/commodities reporter Markets reporter Nickel prices continued to rally on Thursday, jumping to their highest level since December 2014, on concerns that Russian nickel producer Norilsk Nickel will be… Read more »

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Five companies looking promising this earnings season

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Five companies looking promising this earnings season

The stock market is once again giving investors mixed messages. Talk of a trade war is causing concern. But for all the uncertainty, the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.08% has… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as earnings reports roll in

Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as earnings reports roll in

Most European stock benchmarks moved modestly higher Thursday, led by gains for commodity and industrial shares, as investors waded through a pile of corporate earnings reports. What indexes are doing… Read more »

The net worth of college graduates with student debt is truly depressing

The net worth of college graduates with student debt is truly depressing

The kids still aren’t alright. Despite economic and stock market gains over the past nine years, many young adults are still struggling to get ahead in their financial lives and,… Read more »

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: The ‘Trump risk’ in the markets is still hard to quantify

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: The ‘Trump risk’ in the markets is still hard to quantify

Is the worst over for stocks? On April 2, the S&P 500 index virtually matched its Feb. 8 closing low of 2,581, perhaps marking what technicians call a “double bottom.”… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures search for a catalyst as earnings stay in focus

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures search for a catalyst as earnings stay in focus

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a roughly flat open Thursday, putting the main gauges on track for a second-straight day of muted action. The equity market is staying on course… Read more »

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery trend takes place below the belt

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery trend takes place below the belt

By Personal finance reporter Americans apparently don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror, and they’re keeping plastic surgeons busier than ever. Cosmetic surgery procedures jumped 11%… Read more »

Deep Dive: Why these top bond pros aren’t scared of rising interest rates

Deep Dive: Why these top bond pros aren’t scared of rising interest rates

Now that interest rates are rising, you may have seen headlines screaming “sell bonds” because bond prices fall when interest rates climb. But Jeff Klingelhofer and Christian Hoffmann, co-managers of… Read more »

BookWatch: How the ‘#’ symbol has the power to upend your investments and your job

BookWatch: How the ‘#’ symbol has the power to upend your investments and your job

Companies increasingly register the raw power of online discontent — for example the #MeToo and #NeverAgain movements. Power nowadays lives and dies on the strength of one deceptively powerful tool:… Read more »

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