Tag: securities

Dow futures under pressure Sunday night as investors weigh global lockdown easings

U.S. stock-index futures Sunday evening headed firmly lower, in thinly traded weekend action, as investors assessed the staggered plans for the reopening of economies all...

The next 45 days are the ‘most critical period in U.S. financial history,’ says stock-market expert who profited in 1987 and 2008 crises

After recovering a chunk of the losses racked up during the worst of the coronavirus-induced selloff last month, the stock market finds itself at a...

These money and investing tips can help settle coronavirus-caused financial worries

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers this past week, offer ways to manage your...

Coronavirus creates a market of ‘haves and have-nots,’ with the Dow posting its best 2-week run in 82 years amid 22 million job losses

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,” to borrow...

Nightmare scenario for economy is becoming less likely, award-winning forecaster says

Even in normal times, being an economic forecaster requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Not only do you need to understand the economic relationships, but you have...

Human ingenuity will solve the coronavirus, but I’m worried we might screw up everything else

It is very, very hard to be short human ingenuity. For example, when you buy commodities, you are betting, partially, that people will be incompetent...

How China could win over the post-coronavirus world and leave the U.S. behind

To understand the post-COVID-19 world that is coming, there is one important human statistic we must bear in mind: 330 million people live in the...

‘This is going to hurt’ — pain is on the way for the four big U.S. banks

The four largest U.S. banks posted profits in the first quarter, even though they set aside billions of dollars for expected loan losses. Some analysts...

Vulture funds prepare to swoop in and feast on troubled company debt

The world’s biggest distressed debt funds are gearing up to capitalize on the worst market turmoil in decades as they look to snap up the...

SBA touts $250 billion loan approvals, but there’s little evidence small businesses are seeing cash

The Small Business Administration said that banks have approved nearly $250 billion in emergency lending to American small businesses, but there is scant evidence that...

Gold pulls back from highest level since 2012 to end at lowest in a week

Gold futures ended at their lowest in a week on Wednesday, snapping a multiday climb that had lifted prices for the metal to a more...

‘It’s a complete abomination’ says Wall Street money manager about hedge funds applying for bailouts from small-business recovery funds

“ ‘It’s a complete abomination.’ ” Tha’s Nate Koppikar, a partner at Orso Partners, as quoted in a Bloomberg News article on Tuesday expressing his...

IMF isn’t convinced the global economy can shake the ‘Great Lockdown’ by 2021

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday forecast that the global economy would recover partially next year from the “Great Lockdown” of 2020, but the economists...

Why the stock market is nowhere near a bottom and investors can expect a massive hit

Stock prices have rebounded on the news that the COVID-19 pandemic is improving in New York and other parts of the U.S., and on the...

Many Americans are underprepared for retirement — and that was before the coronavirus pandemic

Half of Americans said they retired before they were ready because of factors outside of their control — and that was before the coronavirus became...

16 million people just got laid off but U.S. stocks had their best week in 45 years

This was the best of weeks, and it was the worst of weeks. To start with the “worst:” we learned that 6.6 million more people...

Stocks will revisit their coronavirus crash low, and here’s when to expect it

Is the great coronavirus bear market of 2020 now history? Many exuberant bulls would have you believe that it is, since the S&P 500 SPX,...

Is this the retirement apocalypse?

If you just retired last year, you were feeling pretty good about things: Stocks kept hitting all-time highs and your portfolio looked as if it...

Gold may soon soar to a record $2,000, because we ‘borrowed from the future, and there is not enough economy to pay it down’

Gold’s performance in the weeks since Covid-19 became a pandemic has been anything but stellar. Prices were volatile, briefly turning lower for the year before...

Fed’s souped-up lending programs extends aid to ‘junk’ bonds

The Federal Reserve took the unprecedented action of offering aid to sub-investment grade companies, or “junk’-rated issuers, on Thursday when it super-sized its lending facilities...

Jobless claims soar 6.6 million in early April as coronavirus layoffs swell to nearly 17 million

The numbers: The latest round of coronavirus-induced layoffs and furloughs soared by 6.6 million in early April based on records from state unemployment offices, bringing...

Why one fund manager sees a wealth bubble putting the property and stock market at risk

There isn’t data available yet, but the 20% downturn for the S&P 500 SPX, +3.40% in the first quarter will put a big dent in...

Billionaire Mark Cuban explains how stock-market bears feel about bulls: ‘I don’t think they are really factoring in what they are going to see on the other side’ of the pandemic

“ ‘I don’t think they are really factoring in what they are going to see on the other side.’ ” — Mark Cuban That is Dallas...

These bargain bank stocks may emerge from the coronavirus crisis as big winners

With the U.S. economy set to contract severely this quarter amid the COVID-19 lockdown, bank stocks as a group have fallen much more than the...

Pelosi and Schumer peg further small-business aid to additional help for hospitals, states

As Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration push for additional coronavirus aid for small businesses, top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday said they want that assistance...