• Barrons.com

    2 Small Biotech Stocks Just Made Citi’s Top 5 List

    Analysts at Citi Research anointed two of them as “Top 5 Buys:” (SRPT) which is coming off a difficult year, and (AMRN) which is trading more than 500% higher than it did twelve months ago. Other stocks named to the list earlier include (ELOX)(ticker: ELOXX) and (PTCT) (PTCT). “Pullback overblown,” Citi's Joel Beatty wrote of Sarepta (SRPT).

  • Financial Times

    Private equity secondary deals soar 

    The game of pass the parcel in the private equity industry is booming with secondary market activity — the buying and selling of assets before the end of a PE fund's agreed term — running at record levels. Deals worth $42.1bn were completed in the first half of 2019 in the private equity secondary market, up by a third on the same period last year, according to Setter Capital, a Toronto-based investment bank. This is a conservative estimate because the activities of sovereign wealth funds are excluded and it is difficult to capture all the deals done by the many opportunistic buyers that dip into the market.

  • Benzinga

    Najarian Brothers See Unusual Activity In FXI, DISH Network, Toll Brothers And Juniper

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report," Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSE: FXI) and DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH). He said options traders are rolling up from the Oct. $40.50 calls to the Oc. calls in iShares China Large-Cap ETF and added that 52,000 contracts were sold and 52,000 contracts were bought.

  • MarketWatch

    Datadog's expected IPO pricing increased, lifting value of share offering to up to $624 million

    Datadog (ddog) disclosed Tuesday that expected pricing of its initial public offering has increased to $24 to $26 a share from $19 to $22, which raises the value of its 24-million-share offering to up to $624 million from $528 million. If the underwriters exercise the options to buy up to an additional 3.6 million shares, the company could raise up to $717.6 million. The digital transformation and cloud migration software company's stock is expected to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "DDOG." The lead underwriters of the IPO are Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse.

  • Reuters

    Budweiser APAC launches second IPO attempt, targets up to $6.6 bln

    Anheuser-Busch InBev NV kicked off a second attempt to spin off its Asian business in Hong Kong with the launch of an IPO on Wednesday worth up to $6.6 billion in what is poised to be the world's second largest IPO this year. The Belgium-based brewing giant, which in July tried to raise up to $9.8 billion through an initial public offering of Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Ltd, said on Tuesday that it would re-launch its deal on Wednesday offering 1.3 billion shares at between HK$27-$30 ($3.45-$3.83) apiece. Proceeds will help AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, reduce with a debt burden of over $100 billion, accumulated following the purchase of rival SABMiller in late 2016.

  • Bill Gates Says Big Tech Companies Shouldn’t Be Broken Up
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    Bill Gates Says Big Tech Companies Shouldn’t Be Broken Up

    Microsoft Corp. Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Bill Gates discusses concerns that some lawmakers in Washington have that companies from Alphabet Inc. s Google to Facebook Inc.

  • U.S.News & World Report

    The High Cost of Long-Term Care Insurance (and What to Use Instead)

    Long-term care insurance is coverage that will pay for assisted living, nursing home care or home health care in the event you are unable to care for yourself because of a chronic condition or disability. Long-term health insurance can be a smart purchase when you consider that 70% of those turning age 65 today will need some type of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For instance, according to the industry group American Association of Long-Term Care Insurance, a 65-year-old couple can purchase a policy for $4,800 per year that will give them base benefits of $180,000 plus 3% inflation growth.

  • The 9 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade
    InvestorPlace

    The 9 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade

    That's what you call “pulling power,” and it's a big reason why AMZN stock will be a winner for the long haul and why it's a top stock to buy for the next decade. Apple (AAPL) You can say what you want about the iPhone maker's best days being behind it, but I have a feeling Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will continue to create products people want to buy for years to come. What these products are, I couldn't tell you … What I know is that Apple will continue to generate a huge amount of free cash flow to reward shareholders for their patience and loyalty.

  • EUR/USD Daily Forecast – Euro Attempts to Hold Above 1.10
    FX Empire

    EUR/USD Daily Forecast – Euro Attempts to Hold Above 1.10

    A Range May Form Ahead of Fed Meeting With a relatively light economic calendar in the early week, we may see EUR/USD consolidate within a range over the next few days. Much of the recent volatility in EUR/USD came on the back of last week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB eased policy by sending the interest rate into further negative territory and expanding its quantitative easing program.

  • MoneyShow

    Vanguard's Five Best Income Funds

    Investing a portion of a portfolio across several funds from the same provider, such as the best Vanguard dividend funds, can offer investors protection from market fluctuations and deliver long-term returns, explains income investing specialist Ned Piplovic, editor of DividendInvestor. The lowest yield among these funds is 3.4% and each one of these funds has delivered a total return of more than 10% over the trailing 12 months. Additionally, four of these funds have also delivered double-digit percentage total returns over the past three and five years.

  • MarketWatch

    Oil's price skid deepens on report that Saudi crude plant may return to normal in 2 or 3 weeks

    A slide for crude accelerated early Tuesday after a report indicated that major plants in Saudi Arabia that were damaged in a weekend strike may return online sooner than expected. A report from Reuters, citing unnamed a top Saudi official, said that Saudi Aramco may restore about 70% of the 5.7 million barrel-per-day of output knocked off line on Saturday. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery (CLV19) the U.S. benchmark contract, was $3.10, or or 5%, lower at $59.79 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after the largest daily gain for the most-active contract since Sept. 22, 2008, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

  • MarketWatch

    3M, Dow Inc. share losses lead Dow's 68-point drop

    Shares of 3M and Dow Inc. are trading lower Tuesday morning, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 68 points lower (-0.3%), as shares of 3M (MMM) and Dow Inc.

  • Barrons.com

    Your Parents’ Financial Advice Is (Kind Of) Wrong

    Ms. Weeks still owes more than $140,000 on her student loans despite making monthly payments over the past decade. Home prices in Seattle have soared as the economy has boomed. In 1989, the median home price there was $77,300, or $163,773 in today's dollars, according to the National Association of Realtors.

  • AT&T CEO addresses activist investor, 'heir apparent'
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    AT&T CEO addresses activist investor, 'heir apparent'

    AT&T Inc. CEO Randall Stephenson gave a somewhat nuanced take on the push by the activist investor as he addressed succession talk after elevating one of his top lieutenants. “From our view, it's a mixed bag,” Stephenson said during a conference Tuesday hosted by Goldman Sachs. There are some other areas, you look at it, and as you would guess, it's not quite as clear in terms of how that would make sense for us." While saying the board has discussed the letter in-depth, he didn't discount the people at Elliott Management, one of Wall Street's well-known activist investors.

  • Here's what GM is offering UAW workers on strike
    Fox Business

    Here's what GM is offering UAW workers on strike

    General Motors said its offer to United Auto Workers "builds a stronger future for all," but the roughly 50,000 members on strike want more after walking out on Sunday night. "We presented a strong offer that improves wages, benefits and grows U.S. jobs in substantive ways and it is disappointing that the UAW leadership has chosen to strike at midnight tonight," GM said in a statement Sunday. Talks between the union and GM were tense from the start, largely because GM plans to close four U.S. factories, including the one on the Detroit border with the enclave of Hamtramck, and Lordstown, Ohio.

  • Bernstein’s Lim Likes China Cyclicals and Domestic Demand Stocks
    Bloomberg

    Bernstein’s Lim Likes China Cyclicals and Domestic Demand Stocks

    Joanne Lim, algorithmic and portfolio trader at Bernstein, discusses her outlook for Chinese stocks. She speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.

  • Is Cisco Stock A Buy Or Sell Right Now? Here's What Earnings, Charts Show
    Investor's Business Daily

    Is Cisco Stock A Buy Or Sell Right Now? Here's What Earnings, Charts Show

    In its glory days from a 1990 initial public offering through early 2000, Cisco Systems thrived as a major supplier of the hardware to build internet networks, both to large companies and telecom firms. Cisco stock soared more than 100,000% in that period, before the dot.com bubble burst. More recently, after a breakout in October 2017, Cisco stock gained 70% through July 2019.

  • Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman sees a 'wake-up call' for investors
    Yahoo Finance

    Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman sees a 'wake-up call' for investors

    Private equity chief Stephen A. Schwarzman, the founder of $545 billion Blackstone Group (BX), seems more conservative these days as it gets later in the market cycle. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, he acknowledged that the consumer, which makes up about 70% of the U.S. economy, continues to be strong. But he warned of weakness in manufacturing even as stock and bond prices sit near record highs.

  • Apple awards iPhone supplier Corning $250 million from U.S. manufacturing fund
    Reuters

    Apple awards iPhone supplier Corning $250 million from U.S. manufacturing fund

    Since the first iPhones hit the market in 2007, the glass on every iPhone sold has been produced at Corning's Harrodsburg, Kentucky, plant. Apple and Corning did not disclose the terms of the deal. In the past, Apple has made long-term supply agreements https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-finisar/apple-grants-390-million-to-finisar-to-boost-laser-chip-production-idUSKBN1E71EA with its vendors in which it provides upfront cash to lock in supplies of parts and better prices.

  • The ‘Secret’ Ingredient Set to Send Marijuana Stocks Soaring
    InvestorPlace

    The ‘Secret’ Ingredient Set to Send Marijuana Stocks Soaring

    Call it the secret ingredient that compels a stock to move higher. It's discussed in every company analysis and every Finance 101 class. It's available for everyone to see for every publicly traded company.

  • Former Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton takes on new cannabis roles as chairman, investor
    Yahoo Finance

    Former Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton takes on new cannabis roles as chairman, investor

    Formerly ousted Canopy Growth (CGC) co-founder and co-CEO Bruce Linton has landed a smattering of new roles within the cannabis industry. Just months after being pushed out by a Canopy board that had increasingly become controlled by investor and beer conglomerate Constellation Brands, the cannabis pioneer announced Tuesday that he'll be joining a multitude of smaller companies in advisor capacities, as well as trying his hand as an activist investor in global cannabis consumer packaged goods company Slang Worldwide (SLNG). Most notably, Linton will join Michigan-based Gage Cannabis as executive chairman.

  • The Bank of America Stock Price Is Finally Heading to $35 and Up
    InvestorPlace

    The Bank of America Stock Price Is Finally Heading to $35 and Up

    Since early 2018, on four separate occasions, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) stock has traded up to at least $30 per share. Each time, the BAC stock price has subsequently dropped. Three things are now working in Bank of America's favor: Yields are going the right way, the recession scare triggered by the yield curve inversion has faded, and the bank plans to retire a huge load of BAC stock in coming quarters.

  • Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense
    Associated Press

    Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

    One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don't know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security works, dramatically underestimate life expectancies or fail to plan for big expenses, such as long-term care or taxes. These aren't folks looking for advice.

  • Oil prices need to go this high to push the global economy into recession
    MarketWatch

    Oil prices need to go this high to push the global economy into recession

    a barrel — that would probably be enough to put the global economy in recession,” says Steven Kopits, managing director of energy consulting firm Princeton Energy Advisors. Or, to be on the safe side, let's say the point to get really worried is when prices start surging toward $100. Despite the panicked headlines around the world, Monday's 13% spike in fuel prices left West Texas Intermediate crude oil , the U.S. benchmark, around $62 a barrel.

  • Fox Business

    How a Fed rate cut could impact the housing market

    While the Fed does not control mortgage rates, it sets the federal funds rate, which can affect them. If the Fed cuts the benchmark rate by 25 basis points – as expected – it may not impact the housing market too significantly. If the Fed does the quarter-point cut, I don't expect any meaningful movement in mortgage rates,” Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, told FOX Business.