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UK’s Sudden Tax Slashing Plans Put Currency, Treasury Bonds on the Line

The UK government is trying 80-style “trickle down” economics, and even some of its own members are skeptical.

The Fed’s Balancing Act May Have Tipped Over Market Fears

Pain, lots of pain. Take one quick look at your Robinhood, Schwab, or Vanguard app and you’ll get the picture. After the S&P 500’s worst start to a year since 1939, markets are staring down one simple question: can Jerome…

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A Third of the S&P 500 Will Report Earnings This Week

Goldman Sachs

It’s put-up-or-shut-up week on Wall Street, a.k.a. earnings season. Just shy of 180 companies on the S&P 500, worth close to half of the blue-chip index’s market value, will report results by the time the closing bell tolls on Friday….

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European Companies Say ‘No Thanks’ to China’s Offer to List There

China has ramped up efforts to convince European multinationals to list their shares in Shanghai, but has run into just a tiny little problem: nobody’s interested. Among the many sound reasons for politely saying boo (meaning no in Mandarin), one…

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Wall Street Posted Its First Losing Quarter in Two Years

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“… So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” So wrote the poet Robert Frost in Q4 1923, and so said the stock market in Q1 2022. For the first time in two years, Wall Street’s three main…

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US Companies are Buying Up Record Amounts of Their Own Shares

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It’s the stock market equivalent of a self-help pep talk. Believe in yourself, buy yourself. It’s called the share buyback, and it’s also an increasingly popular tactic among companies as stock markets wobble, new Goldman Sachs data suggests. A record…

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SEC Proposes Rule to Force Companies to Disclose Climate Risks

On Monday, US regulators gave a green light to what many corporate accountants see as a red flag. For the first time ever, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it plans to make businesses disclose the risks climate change poses…

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Markets Will Enter This Week a Little Less Afraid, Data Hints

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Even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine stretches to nearly a month old with no clear end in sight, financial markets have started to…relax a little. Wall Street enters this week with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) — nicknamed the “fear…

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James Bond, Matrix Special Effects Firm Goes Public in $1.6 Billion SPAC Merger

One of Hollywood’s most renowned special effects companies is jumping from the ones and zeros of coding The Matrix to the statistical frenzy of stock indexes. DNEG — whose visual creators have won Academy Awards for work on Tenet, Inception,…

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A Week of Selloffs Came to a Halt, But Many Are Making Bearish Plans

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“Winter is here,” is how Morgan Stanley analysts described January’s stock market rout Monday, alluding to the Game of Thrones motto calling on warriors to steel themselves for harsh environments. At least the day brought a slight reprieve, as the…

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Welcome to Earnings Season: Here’s What’s to Expect

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Was last week — when the S&P 500 fell 2% after crushing 2021 with 27% in gains — a case of New Year’s jitters or a preview of what’s to come in 2022? Earnings season kicks off this week, which…

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