Tag: Alternative Investments

Dole IPO: 5 things to know about the newly-public fruit and vegetable giant

Dole Plc, the Dublin, Ireland-based fruit and vegetable giant, started trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ‘DOLE,’ with shares falling...

Opinion: If you want to fix climate change, you need to fix this flaw in conventional economic thought

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Project Syndicate)—Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking—the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced—more apparent than in the...

Sustainable themes top investor searches, overshadow growth versus value debate, says DataTrek

The battle over growth versus value in stocks isn’t over. But investors increasingly have been browsing with their fingertips to learn more about responsible investing...

Opinion: Public pensions lose on hedge funds — again

One of these days I’m going to write about a bunch of retirees and future retirees who have just made a ton of extra money...

How oil soaring to $100 a barrel could be bad for this boom-bust sector and the economy

Oil companies often find religion in the wake of a boom-and-bust cycle, including after last year when crude prices crashed into negative territory for the...

Stocks get a boost after hedge funds latch on. These companies were snapped up in the first quarter, according to Goldman Sachs.

Copying is a tried-and-true strategy. Of course it’s better to know the answers yourself, but if not, just find someone smarter who does. It’s the...

Crypto platform Coinbase rolls out convertible debt deal, stock skids below $250 reference price

Coinbase Global Inc. said Monday it plans to sell $1.25 billion of convertible debt, the same day its stock closed below its $250 reference price...

Hedge funds had become ‘extreme’ sellers of stocks even before Yellen’s remarks. Here’s why.

Oops. As a former Federal Reserve chair herself, now Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen should have known that her comments about the possibility of a need...

Investors are still keeping their cash levels high — but here’s what’s drawing them to stocks, UBS says

Investors have kept their cash piles high even after markets and the economy strengthened in recent months, as many search — or wait — for...

ETF Wrap: Let’s get away from it all

Raise your hand if you’ve got a mean case of cabin fever. After the past 13 months, of course you do! You want to see...

Synlab targets $6 billion market capitalization in Frankfurt IPO as COVID-19 testing booms

Synlab has set the price range for its planned initial public offering in Frankfurt at €18 to €23 a share, giving Europe’s largest laboratory services...

Get ready for stock buybacks to roar back

U.S. corporations ranging from financial powerhouses to technology titans also have been stockpiling cash as a ballast against the COVID-19 storm. Investment-grade companies ended 2020...

The streaming wars have a winner — in this real estate sector

Hollywood was running out of studio space even before the pandemic hit. Now after a stay-at-home year, appetite for streamed entertainment, including original content, is...

‘51% to go’: Reddit crowd rejoices at report that Melvin Capital rang up a 49% first-quarter loss

Melvin Capital is giving the Reddit crowd something to cheer about on a Friday. The hedge fund, which has come to exemplify the worst of...

How to choose investment funds—what to do, and what to avoid

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. This article provides information and education for investors. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does...

Vanguard is beefing up its ESG staffing – are more sustainable-investing funds on the way?

Vanguard isn’t known for its broad suite of environmental, social and governance investment funds. It has just five available in the U.S., versus dozens at...

Opinion: If Social Security were a private retirement fund, we’d sue

One of the worst performing pension funds in the world last year was yours. And you probably didn’t even know it. All that money you’ve...

Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Would you put your mother in a nursing home that is owned by a private-equity firm? It’s a question a growing number of us are...

Europe joins Wall Street’s boom in ‘blank-check’ companies

It’s the monster trend on Wall Street. Now it’s crossed the Atlantic. LVMH MC, -0.34% founder Bernard Arnault and former UniCredit UCG, -0.09% chief Jean-Pierre...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

Opinion: Code red — here’s what it means for the stock market now that company insiders are selling shares

Now that WallStreetBets’ 15 minutes of fame is over, it’s all clear in the stock market, right? Maybe not. Right before the GameStop GME, -28.41%...

Trader beware: Read this before buying stocks with investment apps like Robinhood

As social media has stoked interest in an assortment of stocks that recently were being shorted by hedge funds, Robinhood and similar, low-cost trading and...

Don’t worry, the GameStop-Reddit fiasco won’t tank your 401(k)

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This big Wall Street player made out like a bandit on AMC stock

Private-equity firm Silver Lake made out like a bandit this week by piggybacking off the stock market frenzy stoked in recent weeks by users of...

Opinion: Why Tesla is not a safe stock for long-term investors 

Tesla is one of the world’s highest-flying stocks. While optimism about the future of electric vehicles (EVs) is understandable, Tesla’s current valuation reflects aggressive assumptions...