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Dalio, however, doesn't see a 2008-repeat with a debt crisis, even as the IMF warned this week of the rising levels of corporate debt building up and investors pushing into riskier assets in search of yield. With rates so low around the world, the return on equity has been higher than the cost of borrowing and companies have been able to borrow, paying barely any interest rate, and almost a promise to never have to pay the principal back because they could just role over the debt, Dalio said. When you look at that, you say that's wild,” he added.
Big tech companies in Silicon Valley worry about retaining in-demand workers who are barraged with tempting job offers — but some companies seem to retain employees for longer than others. A Silicon Valley Business Journal analysis of data calculated by career website LinkedIn found that Facebook, ServiceNow, LinkedIn, Tesla, VMware and Google have the hardest time retaining workers, with average employee tenure ranging from 2.6 to 4.3 years. On the other end of the spectrum are more established, hardware-oriented companies like Applied Materials, Intel Corp.
United Auto Workers leadership approved a tentative agreement with General Motors Co., but the union will continue to strike until after ratification of an agreement. The UAW has been on strike since Sept. 15. The decision to continue the strike was posted on the Facebook page for UAW Local 651 in Flint, Mich. A ratification election most likely will be held next week.
These stocks are a bit riskier, but they also may be interesting options for investors who don't want to simply "set it and forget it" in stocks that may offer a few percentage points in dividends but little in the way of revenue growth or share appreciation. Here are nine examples of growth stocks offering dividends that may be worth a look. NextEra Energy Partners is an independent firm that owns and operates clean energy projects in the United States.
Borje Ekholm, chief executive officer at Ericsson, discusses the 5G market, Huawei, earnings and guidance for 2020. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.
BlackRock global chief investment strategist Mike Pyle tells Yahoo Finance he thinks the U.S. economy will likely strengthen going into the new year. His reasons are solid, and frankly refreshing amidst all the doom and gloom forecasts permeating markets as trade conditions with China continue to be tepid at best. Clearly to put the cautions out there, risks have risen.
Pulling up last year's information: If you want to compare this year's drug list with last year's, you must switch between the old plan finder and this year's – a major inconvenience. That means if you want to make sure last year's drug list is covered under this year's plan, you must access the old plan finder first. Caregiver access: If you're a caregiver who needs access to your senior's saved medical information on the old system, you need to first fill out an authorization form.
Intuitive Surgical stock popped Thursday after the company topped third-quarter expectations on bullish procedure growth for its robotic surgery system, da Vinci. Shares of Intuitive Surgical jumped 3.9%, near 550, in after-hours trading on the stock market today. During the third quarter ended Sept.
It's not reflected in the stock market yet, but make no mistake about it — Wall Street is growing worried about what a Senator Elizabeth Warren presidency would mean to stocks and the health of Corporate America. “We would advise investors to be cautious against two dimensions when thinking about elections and their portfolios today.
Software stocks have seen an average pullback of 20% from their 52-week highs, as rich valuations and high ownership interest made them susceptible to macro volatility, according to Morgan Stanley. Notwithstanding the pullback, Morgan Stanley does not see these software stocks as bargains, especially those with high multiples, but highlighted opportunities in growth-at-reasonable-price, or GARP, names. Analyst Keith Weiss downgraded ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: NOW) from Overweight to Equal-weight with a $267 price target.
Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) shares spiked 41.5% during Wednesday's after-market session at about 6:20 p.m. Peers such as Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE: ACB) and Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY) made significant moves higher in sympathy with Cronos Group.
The sub-Reddit WallStreetBets, with the tagline “Like 4chan found a Bloomberg terminal,” is rarely any of those things. The forum's 600,000 members dub satirical options-trade commentary over scenes from TV shows like “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and rant about a loss that caused a member to get their “face ripped off.” Toss in a smidge of casual racism and a whiff of locker-room misogyny, and WallStreetBets is a window into the back rooms of a seedy stock-market casino with no Burry to be found. The chat does have Eddie Choi, however.
Christopher Brigati, managing director and head of municipals at Advisors Asset Management, discusses the impact of tightening credit spreads on municipal bond investing. He speaks with Bloomberg's Taylor Riggs in this week's "Muni Moment" on "Bloomberg Markets."
Wood, a Scotland-based provider of project, engineering and technical services for the energy sector and other industries, has named a new CEO of its Americas business. Stephanie Cox has been named to the position, which is based in Houston, according to a press release. She's taking over the role from Andrew Stewart, who has been appointed executive president of strategy and development for the global business and will be based in Australia.
(BYND) shares are falling because of what happened to a competitor. Recently, Beyond Meat and privately held Impossible Foods have had a string of product placement successes, including Subway, (DNKN) (DNKN) and (QSR)'s (QSR) Burger King. Thursday's news, however, could mean the alternative-meat industry is entering a new phase where bullish Beyond Meat investors have to digest wins from new competitors.
Are indexed annuities a good substitute for stocks? Sam A.: Sam, I do not view Equity Indexed Annuities (EIAs) or other “indexed-linked” products as a good substitute for stocks. EIAs are regulated as fixed insurance products and not considered an investment in the securities markets.
Southwest Airlines canceled Boeing 737 Max flights until Feb. 8, later than any U.S. airline, after Air Canada Wednesday pulled the troubled jet from its schedules through Feb. 14. Boeing stock was roughly flat in early trading. On Monday, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said it does not anticipate the 737 Max returning to the skies until February at the earliest.
AT&T Inc. (t) is in talks with Elliott Management Corp. and could reach an agreement as early as this month to resolve Elliott's activist campaign for change, The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday. The Journal reported that the talks have been wide-ranging since Elliott disclosed its stake in the media conglomerate five weeks ago but the discussions may still fall apart. AT&T delayed its quarterly earnings, originally set for next week, in order to give the two sides more time to talk.
Even traders who stick exclusively to stocks often monitor option market activity closely for unusually large trades. Given the relative complexity of the options market, large options traders are typically considered to be more sophisticated than the average stock trader. Many of these large options traders are wealthy individuals or institutions who may have unique information or theses related to the underlying stock.
In his "No-Huddle Offense" segment of Mad Money Wednesday night, Jim Cramer said that as the market is slaughtering the high-growth stocks, those with dividends are coming back into fashion. Cramer said Wall Street is only now waking up to just how transformative Allergan will be to AbbVie, and now's the time to take advantage as the combined company will have both growth and an excellent dividend yield. In this daily bar chart of ABBV, below, we can see that prices have declined the past 12 months but now ABBV is testing the declining 200-day moving average line and the slope of the 50-day moving average line is positive.
Shares of Assembly Biosciences rocketed for a second day Thursday — and have nearly doubled since Tuesday's close — on excitement surrounding the biotech company's potential hepatitis B treatment. Shares of the biotech company touched a six-month high. Over the course of 24 weeks, a combination using Assembly's drug and a standard hepatitis B treatment significantly lowered the amount of virus found in patients' blood.
From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion. According to Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the University of California at Berkeley economists who developed that estimate, that is in part because the wealthiest American families declare only a small portion of their actual economic gains in any given year as income, while leaving the rest invested in stocks and other assets, to grow in value. Saez has been involved in a series of what are considered groundbreaking studies of U.S. income, inequality and economic mobility that involved both developing techniques to impute income based on holdings of wealth, and extensive access to U.S. Internal Revenue Service records.
It underscores the intense pressure facing U.S. coal producers. For years, they relied on exports and metallurgical coal used for steel making to offset shriveling demand from U.S. utilities. Now even those markets are suffering as the global economy slows, liquefied natural gas becomes cheap and plentiful in Asia and President Donald Trump's trade war churns away.
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union said on Thursday workers at General Motors Co will stay off the job while they vote on a proposed contract that delivers higher pay for full-time workers and better terms for temporary workers, but allows the automaker to close three U.S. plants. Union leaders are giving the 48,000 striking workers until Oct. 25 to vote on the contract terms, but have recommended ratification of the deal. The decision to keep the strike going for another week reflects the pressure on top UAW leaders amid a continuing federal corruption probe of the union.
Shares of Nio Inc. sank Wednesday, after a report that discussions over a potential large new funding deal had been halted, with investors now leaning on a “bullish engulfing” stock price chart pattern to halt further declines to fresh record lows. The National Business Daily (NBD) reported Tuesday that the China-based electric car maker was in talks with Wuxing District of Huzhou City in eastern China regarding an investment of over 5 billion renminbi, or more than $704.9 million at current exchange rates. According to 36Kr.com, as translated by Google Translate, Nio Chief Executive Bin Li said Tuesday there was not much to disclose, but that Weilai, the Chinese name for Nio that means Blue Sky Coming, was in contact with many local governments.