Finance

It was Wall Street that scared the markets as storied institutions failed during the financial crisis, and now as stocks fall into bear market territory, it’s Washington that’s getting the blame. Making matters worse, is that when financial markets are in trouble, market pros turn to Washington’s lawmakers and regulators for help, and now they
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President Trump’s hard-line advisor Peter Navarro added to doubts of a U.S.-China trade agreement happening in the next three months. Navarro, a well-known trade hawk, told Japanese newspaper Nikkei that it would be “difficult” for the two countries to arrive at a long-term agreement unless “Beijing was prepared for a full overhaul of its trade
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President Donald Trump wants to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates, according to a report, an unprecedented action by a president against the independent body that could undermine confidence in the U.S. financial system already under the strain of a vicious equity sell-off. Trump has discussed firing Powell privately because of
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President Donald Trump‘s growing dissatisfaction with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell could be veering into dangerous territory: Late Friday, Bloomberg News, citing four unnamed sources, reported that Trump has discussed firing the central bank head. With the Fed embarked on a campaign to tighten monetary policy, the president has repeatedly attacked Powell, reportedly fearful that
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New York Fed President John Williams took a step Friday toward undoing the blunt blow to markets delivered by the Federal Reserve and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday. Stocks initially jumped, the dollar rose and bonds sold off, after Williams indicated the Fed would be flexible and could consider changing policy if the economy
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Omega Advisors founder Leon Cooperman said on Thursday that the indicators he looks at do not show him stocks are in a bear market. He said he’s finding “tremendous value” with many stocks today and suggest investors buy more of “their favorite stocks” here. Cooperman spoke with CNBC’s Scott Wapner on the “Halftime Report.” “Don’t
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Shares of SoftBank Corp began trading on Wednesday in Japan’s biggest-ever IPO and one of the world’s largest with shares opening 6.40 percent lower. The company is the mobile unit of billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group holding company, which includes U.S. telecoms company Sprint. The group also holds significant stakes in Yahoo Japan and Chinese
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Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed his nation Tuesday morning in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s “reform and opening up,” striking a relatively defiant tone to international calls for major changes in his country’s economy. His remarks are being watched to see whether Xi’s idea of progress aligns with the West’s increasingly vocal
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DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach took a shot at passive investment strategies such as index funds on Monday, declaring the investing strategy a “mania” that is causing widespread problems in global stock markets. “I’m not at all a fan of passive investing. In fact, I think passive investing … has reached mania status as we
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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in early discussions to acquire security software company McAfee from TPG and Intel for a significant premium over the company’s 2016 $4.2 billion valuation, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks may still fall apart and a deal announcement isn’t expected soon, said the people, who asked not
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