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Wells Fargo Misjudged the Risks of Energy Financing

At its annual investor conference in San Francisco in May 2014, with oil trading at $102 a barrel, Wells Fargo & Co. boasted that in just two years …

The Lone Analyst Who Said Sell Valeant When Hedge Funds Piled In

In July 2014, Dimitry Khmelnitsky advised investors to sell Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and then watched the stock double in a …

How Do You Beat Donald Trump? We Asked a Poker Champion

Editors' Pick: Originally published Feb. 29.<p>Republicans are scrambling to find a way to defeat Donald Trump. Here's one idea: Think of him as the …

Donald Trump

Goldman Sachs: The Energy Collapse Isn't Even Close to the Subprime Crisis

Don't even try to compare current troubles in the energy patch with the subprime crisis.<p>That's the message from credit analysts at Goldman Sachs …

EDC Provides C$750 Million in Emergency Funds to Oil & Gas Firms

Canada’s trade financing bank will provide as much as C$750 million ($553 million) in emergency loans to small- and medium-sized oil and gas …

Oil Loans and Cohen Cubs

Also stock-exchange consolidation, debt collection practices and e-mail-reading robots.

Warren Buffett's Secret to Paying a Lower Tax Rate Than You

He has claimed to be paying an effective rate of 17.4%.<p>Among investors, there may be none more revered than Warren Buffett. Although recent stock …

Investing

Hot Hedge Funds That Are Hiring Right Now

Izzy Englander’s $34 billion Millennium Management is planning a contrarian move this year in an industry that’s struggling with investment losses …

Singapore Lawyers Warn of 1998-Like Pain as Debt Defaults Spread

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Southeast Asia’s largest law firm, reckons the region’s rising bond defaults will inflict as much pain on creditors as …

Goldman Sachs Says 40% of Its Oil, Gas Lending to Junk Firms

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said about 40 percent of its oil and gas loans and lending commitments are to junk-rated firms.<p>The figure, which counts both …

HSBC's Dividend Danger

The dance around where HSBC will base its headquarters is over. Now, the bank's global footprint is causing it pain, and there's a question mark over …

AIG Death-Bet Impairments Climb; Energy Bond Portfolio Shrinks

American International Group Inc. suffered losses last year in investment portfolios tied to death-benefits bets and energy bonds.<p>Impairments on …

Millennials Are Using One of the Riskiest ETFs to Speculate on Oil

Perhaps millennials should just stick to investing in index funds—or at least the exchange-traded funds that their robo-advisers put them …