U.S. stock futures declined on Tuesday as investors were taking a defensive stance on risk ahead of this weekend's G-20 summit in Japan. With Donald Trump announcing a new set of sanctions on Iran, and U.S. officials downplaying expectations for a breakthrough in talks with Beijing from the upcoming G-20 meeting with China's Xi Jinping, investors appeared unwilling to reach for risk in the absence of headline drivers on trade or central bank support. Powell will be interviewed by New York Times senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York at 1 p.m. ET.
Capgemini's shares surged on Tuesday on the back of the software and consultancy company's 3.6 billion euro ($4.1 billion) takeover of smaller rival Altran to create a company with more than 250,000 staff. With the acquisition, Capgemini said it hoped to tap into demand from its customers for software services in industries ranging from telecom to aerospace. The combined company would have annual revenues of 17 billion euros ($19.4 billion).
China's largest telecommunications operator China Mobile said on Tuesday it will set up a 30 billion yuan ($4.36 billion) 5G industry fund and has already raised the first installment of 7-10 billion yuan. China Mobile Chairman Yang Jie made the announcement at a press conference in Shanghai, according to a transcript of his speech provided by the company. Yang also said China Mobile will invest 3 billion yuan into developing 5G content such as ultra-high definition videos and games.
Carrefour boss Alexandre Bompard said he had no plans to exit other countries after the French supermarket retailer agreed to sell a majority stake in its Chinese operations to electronics retailer Suning.com. "China was a very specific situation, a very small market share, a small player with losses. The other countries do not have the same configuration." Bompard told BFM Business TV on Tuesday.
Americans who are nearing retirement age have about $200,000 in their 401(k) accounts on average, a new survey found. According to Vanguard's “How America Saves 2019” report, published this month, the average American worker aged 65 and older has about $192,877 in their 401(k) and a median balance of around $58,035. While their median balance is slightly below that age group as well — by about $3,700, it's still considerable since many start tapping into their 401(k) starting at 65.
Saving macaroni and cheese maker Kraft Heinz (KHC) may be one of the toughest gigs in Corporate America today (well that and trying to run what's left of Sears). The iconic company has been embarrassed by two years of terrible sales growth, a $15 billion write-down to the Kraft and Oscar Meyer trademarks, a depleted corporate culture, an awful stock price and a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to an investigation of its accounting practices. “In our view, Patricio faces a monumental challenge to put Kraft Heinz on a path to success as a standalone company,” contends Guggenheim Securities analyst Laurent Grandet.
Zoom Video plunged Monday, threatening to be its worst one-day percentage loss yet, starting to fill in the gap after earnings earlier this month. The stock has done very well since its IPO, but many hot IPO stocks are retreating. So are many growth software names today.
Even before Sanders formally made his proposal to cancel $1.6 trillion in student debt and make public colleges free by levying a tax on trading, analysts have warned that it could make markets more volatile and that the costs -- much like President Donald Trump's tariffs -- would ultimately be borne by American households. For politicians looking to burnish their everyman credentials, Wall Street and its billions in profit can be a tempting target. Plans for a financial-transactions tax have been debated by the European Commission for almost a decade, and U.S. lawmakers have revived it in recent months.
U.S. consumers will delay or forgo technology upgrades if President Donald Trump imposes a new round of 25% tariffs on Chinese goods, slowing the U.S. innovation engine, technology industry executives said on Monday. Trump's administration is preparing to levy tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports after a public comment period ends on July 2 if the U.S. and Chinese presidents cannot relaunch talks to end their trade war. The two countries have been at odds since July 2018 over a host of U.S. demands that Beijing adopt policy changes that would better protect American intellectual property and make China's market more accessible to U.S. companies.
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest stock investor. Buffett personally lost about $23 billion in the financial crisis of 2008, and his company, Berkshire Hathaway, lost its revered AAA ratings. Buffett invests only in companies he thoroughly researches and understands.
If we are indeed entering a major bull market for the metal then savvy investors should consider buying smaller cap gold mining stocks rather than either the metal itself or the larger miners. The easiest way to do that via the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners exchange-traded fund , which tracks a basket of smaller, so-called junior gold mining firms. Weak Dollar, Strong Gold Part of the recent surge in the price of gold is because the dollar is weakening.
The data is used by the government to track the number of people in different jobs, focus government education programs, and forecast which jobs will grow in the future. p It's an astonishing trove of information for people looking for a job.
Fracking has been an “unmitigated disaster” for shale companies themselves, according to a prominent former shale executive. “The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions,” Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, said at a petrochemicals conference in Pittsburgh. “While hundreds of billions of dollars of benefits have accrued to hundreds of millions of people, the amount of shareholder value destruction registers in the hundreds of billions of dollars,” he said.
Bank of America – Merrill Lynch (BofAML) released the 181st edition of its Truckload Diffusion Indicator, a survey that aggregates and analyzes shipper sentiment toward truckload markets. Shippers believe that trucking rates are nearing their bottom. In the current survey, 33 percent of shippers said they expect rates to continue falling, down from 53 percent two weeks ago.
That's based on Fidelity's rule of thumb that says your savings should total 10 times your income by retirement, even though Fidelity assumes you retire at age 67. So how do you get $43,000 out of a retirement savings balance of $700,000? Vanguard's No.
Second, energy stocks have underperformed the broad stock market and even underperformed oil itself. That makes the Fed put more powerful than if it was already a "crowded' trade." In addition, any deal with China, which I think we will eventually get (I don't think at the G-20, more like three to six months down the road), will include a commitment from China to buy U.S. liquified natural gas.
The affordable cost of living and low housing prices means relocating to North Carolina could help improve your retirement finances. Many of North Carolina's most beautiful attractions, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, cost nothing at all. Consider these retirement communities in North Carolina: Raleigh & Durham The research triangle is named for the three research universities in the Raleigh and Durham area: Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill.
Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment Corp. for $8.5 billion. Activist investor Carl Icahn is Caesars' biggest shareholder.
Many assume that their retirement funds are protected from creditors, but depending on the type of retirement account you have—and the state where you live—that's not necessarily the case. If you are concerned that creditors may come calling, here is what you need to know. In general, retirement accounts that qualify under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) are protected from creditors, bankruptcy proceedings, and civil lawsuits.
The S&P 500 is at a record, but areas of the stock market with a reputation for economic prescience are sending warning signals that hearken to the global financial crisis. It's small caps and transportation stocks, whose performance has deteriorated at a much faster clip than other parts of the market. Relative to the S&P 500, each group is on the brink of hitting its lowest point since 2009.
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California has become notorious for its war on fossil fuels, which has made the state the largest electric vehicle market in the United States if not the largest producer of renewable electricity. And yet, for all its green efforts, California continues to be uncomfortably dependent on foreign crude oil that, according to at least one analyst, makes the state a risk to national security. California's oil production has been falling steadily as a result of the environmental push of the local government and legislators.
Federal Reserve policy makers are discovering they likely need to shift into an even lower gear if they are to speed up the U.S. economy. Chairman Jerome Powell and colleagues last week estimated that the so-called neutral interest rate -- the level which neither stimulates nor restricts growth -- now sits around 2.5%, down from 2.75% in March and as high as 4% in 2014. That means the Fed's current benchmark of 2.25%-2.5% is unlikely to provide the power policy makers once assumed it would, leaving eight of them anticipating they will have to reduce rates this year amid growing risks to the economic outlook.
“The ATM fees are the worst thing about most banks when you travel abroad,” says Bronner, since people do still use cash a lot while traveling – especially if you're going someplace where cash is king. Why It Wins: In addition to being one of the rare banks that doesn't charge you for international purchases, Capital One 360 also has low fees across the board – with no monthly service or ATM fees either (although it won't reimburse you fees charged by the ATM owner). TD Bank's new 'Beyond Checking' account is the only other one that doesn't charge you for either kind of international fee.
Financial advisors generally recommend contributing around 10% of your paycheck to your 401(k), but Americans in all age groups are falling short of that goal. The good news is that three-quarters of Americans with access to a company retirement plan are contributing something to it; the bad news is most aren't putting in enough to set themselves up for a comfortable retirement, according to the recently released How America Saves 2019 report from Vanguard. The saving rates in the chart below reflect employees' contributions only — they don't include any matching contributions that their company might offer.