Posts Tagged ‘Markets’

Tesla’s SolarCity Hangover

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Car maker’s investors should be concerned after solar-panel unit’s Justice Department settlement over allegations of False Claims Act violations.

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Death of World’s Richest Woman Sets Stock Scramble in Motion

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

L’Oréal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt’s passing opens the door to shareholder-friendly maneuvers at some of Europe’s most storied companies.

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What If Apple’s Supercycle Isn’t So Super

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Early concerns about Apple’s iPhone 8 and cell-connected watch provide a rough start to what needs to be a big year

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Nintendo Switches on the Growth

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo is having another renaissance, but execution remains an obstacle to realizing investors’ lofty expectations.

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Americans Are Richer; Why Are They Still Cautious?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

U.S. household net worth reached a record $96.2 trillion in the second quarter, the Fed reported, but, if households are feeling flush, they aren’t acting like it.

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Why the Auto Industry Is Betting Big on an Uncertain Future

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Johnson Matthey is investing heavily in battery parts despite an extremely wide range of predictions for the future of electric cars.

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What China’s Downgrade Signals to Investors

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A global rating agency has once again downgraded China, and there is little new information for investors to digest. It may however be worth reading between the lines.

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Fed Paves the Way for the ECB to Follow

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Federal Reserve’s persistence in signaling rising interest rates may help the European Central Bank by tempering the euro’s strength.

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Why It’s So Hard for Europe’s Big Banks to Do Big Deals

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Everyone wants bank deals in Europe—the problem is finding one acceptable to investors, executives, regulators and politicians. Commerzbank is a case in point.

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A Surprise Bump in Bad Card Loans

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Credit card lenders are seeing some of the highest delinquency rates in years.

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How the Fed’s Unwind Will Ripple Through Banks

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The gradual wind down of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet will have far-reaching effects throughout the banking system. For the most part, major banks stand to benefit.

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Call It ‘Fintech’ and Watch the Valuation Soar

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

China’s ZhongAn insurance company wants to be seen as tech play, rather than a boring old insurer.

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Adobe’s Cloud Hits First Headwind

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Larger deals have been taking longer to close, but software maker’s cloud transition still packs a lot of growth ahead.

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Murky World of Drug Rebates Gets Airing in Lawsuit

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The closely guarded world of drug pricing is getting a public airing in a feud between two of the industry’s biggest companies. The attention drawn to rebates could hurt the profits of some very successful drugs.

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Thyssenkrupp: A Success Story for European Activism

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Thyssenkrupp’s move to join its European steel operations with those of Tata Steel paves the way for a more investor-friendly structure but investors shouldn’t bank on speedy results.

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German Election: For Markets, Wages Are What Matter Most

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Angela Merkel appears on course to win a fourth term as Germany’s leader. For markets, the political stability allows a focus on more fundamental changes going on in Europe’s most important economy.

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How to Make Money on the Chinese Internet

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Activist investor Aristeia Capital shows the way for New York-listed Sina to unlock long-trapped value in subsidiary Weibo.

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Unfinished Business: Why Oil Output May Surprise

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

There are signs that the surge in drilling by shale-oil producers has ended, reducing estimates of U.S. oil output and pushing up prices.

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Pirelli IPO: Are Expensive Tires Worth It?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Car tires can be surprisingly glamorous. But investors may be better off waiting before buying into Italian tire-maker Pirelli.

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The Hidden Obamacare Detail That Could Cost Hospitals Billions

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

A seemingly arcane detail of Obamacare could put significant cost pressure on hospital companies and eventually drug and medical device makers.

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Dear Apple: Thanks for the Memory

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Little noticed amid the hype around the newest iPhones is the boon that the new wave of fancy phones means for the makers of memory chips inside.

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China’s Backdoor Real-Estate Bailout

Monday, September 18th, 2017

China’s housing market is clearly in retreat. But that doesn’t mean a collapse is near: The government is propping up the market in a new way.

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A $15 Billion Merger at Risk From Shareholders Who Don’t Vote

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The merger of chemical giants Huntsman and Clariant could trip up on weak turnout in a Swiss shareholder vote.

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Maybe Markets Shouldn’t Be So Scared of ECB Tapering After All

Monday, September 18th, 2017

For markets fretting about a world with less central-bank stimulus, Portugal has given a hint that it might not be that bad after all.

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Why P&G Investors Should Want Nelson Peltz on the Board

Friday, September 15th, 2017

After some serious missteps, the once irreproachable consumer-goods giant has lost the right to say: Just trust me.

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Why U.S. Consumers Are Feeling Spent

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The weak August retail sales report reflects the limited wherewithal Americans have to spend more.

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Oracle’s Cloud Is a Rainmaker

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The software giant’s transition is picking up steam, though its near-term forecast dims the stock.

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Australian Banks Could Finally Head Down Under

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Australia’s housing market has long looked headed for a fall. That could finally be true—a bad sign for the country’s highly valued major lenders.

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Drug Stocks Benefit from the Sound of Silence

Friday, September 15th, 2017

A movement to crack down on high drug prices appears to have fizzled, giving stock prices a lift.

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The World’s Biggest Auto Makers Aren’t Always the Best for Investors

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi automotive alliance is doubling down on scale and cost-sharing, but investors only care about margins.

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