Oil prices rose on Monday, extending gains from Friday when producer club OPEC and some non-affiliated producers agreed a supply cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January. International Brent crude oil futures were at $62.21 per barrel at 0218 GMT, up 54 cents, or 0.9 percent, from their last close. Prices surged on Friday after the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and some non-OPEC producers including heavyweight Russia announced they would cut oil supply by 1.2 million bpd, with an 800,000 bpd reduction planned by OPEC-members and 400,000 bpd by countries not affiliated with the group.
Treasury yields extended last week’s retreat and the dollar fell. Shares fell from Sydney to Hong Kong and futures indicated lower starts for sessions in Europe and the U.S. on Monday. Dampening the mood at the start of the week was news China’s vice foreign minister has summoned the U.S. ambassador Terry Branstad in protest over the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer and weak data on China’s slowing economy.
Most people think they’re above average in intelligence, relationship status and professional achievement. Social scientists call this “illusory superiority.” My business partner Scott Puritz, has found the one area where even above-average people, objectively smart, rich, successful professionals, seem to wave the white flag and admit to not understanding — money and investing. “One of the most shocking things is the low-level financial literacy throughout our culture,” Puritz told the Washington Post.
Hedge funds that had stocked up on American equities are still sitting on substantial inventory, according to Sundial Capital Research Inc. While exposure to the S&P 500 Index among long-short equity funds has come down significantly from the record high of early October, it’s still well above levels that marked other market lows over the past decade, Sundial President Jason Goepfert wrote in a note to clients Friday. “Hedge funds are fleeing stocks, but not fast enough,” he said.
Lowe’s Companies said Monday that it will close 51 underperforming stores and other locations, including 20 stores in the U.S., as part of its plan to focus on its most profitable stores. The stores being closed in the U.S. are located across 13 states
“The Coming Collapse of China” author Gordon Chang says China's government supported the business practices of Huawei Technologies.
Naming a trust as a beneficiary of your retirement account can help protect heirs who are minors, disabled or vulnerable to creditors. Failing to correctly structure your trust could accelerate the liquidation of your IRA, resulting in a massive taxable distribution. Remember: Trusts only need $12,500 of taxable income in 2018 ($12,750 in 2019) in order to be subject to the top tax rate of 37 percent.
An investment in a venture capital fund that bought into Uber Technologies Inc. has proved to be a lifeline for the disgraced cyclist. Armstrong in 2009 invested $100,000 in Chris Sacca’s newly started Lowercase Capital, CNBC reported.
I’m a big fan of “Shark Tank,” the CNBC show where successful entrepreneurs listen to young hopefuls pitch the next big thing — and maybe buy a piece of the action. Of course I would be. As an entrepreneur myself I totally get where they’re coming from
High-quality dividend growth stocks, including the Dividend Aristocrats , have obvious appeal. Income investors such as retirees who desire higher levels of investment income for their portfolios should consider the list of Dividend Aristocrats. The Dividend Aristocrats represent the cream of the crop of dividend growth stocks, as they have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years or longer.
Despite the many perks of early retirement — waking up whenever you want, for example — it wasn’t the easiest decision. Earnings tend to peak around 48 for men and about 39 for women, according to an analysis by PayScale.
The Dow lost 4.5%, the S&P 500 dropped 4.6%, and the Nasdaq dropped 4.9%. “We think that this week’s turbulence provides a reasonable guide to the trends to watch for in markets next year,” said Oliver Jones, markets economist at Capital Economics. As of Friday’s close, the S&P 500 was off 1.5% for the year, while Treasury yields are still up sharply from where they began the year, with the 10-year finishing the week at 2.845% after starting 2018 at around 2.45%.
Close that Yahoo Finance Dow Jones Industrial Average chart (^DJI) for a second and pull up one of the financials if you want a good scare on the economy. The Dow plunged 1,150 points last week amid concerns over an inverted yield curve (it usually predicts a recession), mixed messages on President Donald Trump’s trade deal at the G20, an expected Fed rate increase, and ongoing fears on Apple’s outlook. Financials (XLF) were the worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 (^GSPC) last week, and some major bank stocks got crushed.
In its first move since Meng Wanzhou was arrested Dec. 1, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum to urge the immediate release of Huawei’s chief financial officer, the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement Saturday. The move ignored the law, and Canada should be held accountable if Meng was not immediately released, Le said in the statement. Meng’s arrest, on allegations that she committed fraud to sidestep sanctions against Iran, has become a flash-point in trade tensions between the U.S. and China, roiling markets.
White House National Trade Council director speaks out on 'Sunday Morning Futures' on the chief of staff shakeup and trade fears rattling U.S. stock market.
Nine years in, the bloom is decidedly off the rose for U.S. stock investors While experts disagree whether we’re in a bear market, volatility is definitely back in a big way. Stock indexes have fallen by hundreds of points, recovered, then fallen
In fact, according to data provided by the National Association of Realtors, he points out inventory has more than doubled from a year ago. Richter says the red bars signal “bubble trouble” in the housing market. “They see the prices and they do the math with higher mortgage rates, and they walk,” Richter said.
Mark Cuban once drove around a real hunk of junk — seriously. The billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner says the best pieces of investing advice he got when young was to be as poor as possible first. The “Shark Tank” star these days doles out a lot of advice to young entrepreneurs on CNBC but he says it doesn’t take a million-dollar idea to become rich.
Using recent actions and grades from TheStreet's Quant Ratings and layering on technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, Trifecta Stocks identifies five names each Friday that look bearish. While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on the way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names. recently was downgraded to Sell with a D rating by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.
Get ready for a wild 2019 for tech stocks and the FAANG names in particular. Last year, he accurately predicted that Amazon would choose the Washington, DC area for one of its HQ2 locations, arguing that would clearly be the choice of CEO Jeff Bezos, who has a house nearby and owns the Washington Post. On Monday, Galloway made roughly 19 predictions and recommendations about the tech industry in 2019, although not all of them were about tech stocks specifically.
This week the United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced a groundbreaking oil and gas discovery in West Texas’ Permian Basin. According to the organization’s recent press release, a whopping 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are now believed to lie untapped in the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation area of Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin. Major players in the energy industry already have a significant presence in Wolfcamp and Bone Spring, including Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. It was already well known and well documented that these fields were remarkably fertile grounds for oil extraction, but the jaw-dropping extent of the new figures released this week by the USGS has made the massive crude and shale reserves of the Permian Basin freshly headline-worthy.
This weekend's Barron's cover story takes a look how subscriptions are changing corporate America. Other featured articles examine what a subscription model could mean for the iPhone maker and what to expect as Dell comes public again. Also, bargains
Futures on the Nasdaq 100 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average declined a maximum of 1 percent and 0.9 percent. “The lack of detail and the heightened rhetoric between China and the U.S. is moving back to a more ‘war-like footing’ regarding trade and relationships,” said James Soutter, the head of global equities at K2 Asset Management Ltd. in Melbourne.
Wall Street's sour mood after its latest tumble could stretch into the New Year, says Bank of America technical strategist Paul Ciana. "Going back long term, the dollar versus the S&P as a ratio has a few significant bottoms that end up leading to a period where the dollar severely outperformed the S&P 500," Ciana said on CNBC's " Futures Now " on Thursday. It was a similar setup in 2008 and 2014-15, said Ciana, BofA's chief global fixed income technical strategist.
1) Very few people are talking about the number of large hedge funds that are currently closing. In late September, I read that 6 or 7 hedge funds were shutting down on October 1, and we saw indiscriminate selling during the first few weeks of October. Since most hedge funds allow for redemptions on a quarterly basis, we are likely to see another large exodus at the beginning of 2019.