List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2018

In One Chart: The smart money smells opportunity — but it’s a risky play for retail investors

In One Chart: The smart money smells opportunity — but it’s a risky play for retail investors

The junk-bond market has been on fire. And, now, as corporate debt piles up to “precarious heights” in the face of a rising-rate environment and a hawkish Federal Reserve, Wolf… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’ll sign order to end migrant family separations

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’ll sign order to end migrant family separations

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will sign an executive order addressing his policy that’s resulted in family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, telling lawmakers “we’re going to keep families… Read more »

Key Words: ‘Oil is not a weapon’: Iran’s energy minister wants OPEC to push back against Trump

Key Words: ‘Oil is not a weapon’: Iran’s energy minister wants OPEC to push back against Trump

‘Oil is not a weapon—it is not a political tool to be used against some countries, producers or consumers.’ —Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh thinks… Read more »

CryptoWatch: Cryptos bounce after being sent lower by another exchange hack

CryptoWatch: Cryptos bounce after being sent lower by another exchange hack

Security issues continue to dog the cryptocurrency industry after yet another hack of a prominent South Korean exchange. Bithumb, the sixth largest cryptocurrency in the world according to data from… Read more »

London Markets: FTSE 100 ends higher, rising from 6-week low as Ocado, tobacco firms rally

London Markets: FTSE 100 ends higher, rising from 6-week low as Ocado, tobacco firms rally

U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, with tobacco companies among biggest gainers after a positive broker note, helping London’s blue-chip index bounce off a six-week low that it reached as trade… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Starbucks says racial bias incident delayed its marketing push, hurt same-store sales

The Ratings Game: Starbucks says racial bias incident delayed its marketing push, hurt same-store sales

Starbucks Corp. executives said a planned marketing push for afternoon sales was halted after an April racial bias incident and follow-up sensitivity training across many of its locations, which hurt… Read more »

Tesla will face first true test of its position in electric vehicle market in 2019, analyst says

Tesla will face first true test of its position in electric vehicle market in 2019, analyst says

Tesla Inc. will face the first true test of its position in the electric vehicle market in 2019, as competition from legacy car makers, including Jaguar, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes,… Read more »

Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields rise as Fed’s Powell reaffirms need for gradual hikes

Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields rise as Fed’s Powell reaffirms need for gradual hikes

Treasury prices fell Wednesday, pushing up yields, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reasserted the need for gradual rate increases, citing a tight labor market. This comes a day after… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow threatens 7-day losing streak; tech rally sends Nasdaq to a record

Market Snapshot: Dow threatens 7-day losing streak; tech rally sends Nasdaq to a record

U.S. equity benchmarks mostly rose in afternoon trading on Wednesday, though the Dow threatened to extend its recent losing streak to a seventh straight session, while gains in technology stocks… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar steadies as trade-war worries cool—for now

Currencies: Dollar steadies as trade-war worries cool—for now

The dollar saw muted action Wednesday, as major currency trading calms somewhat, a day after fears of a trade war between China and the U.S. sparked fresh haven-currency buying. The… Read more »

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