Financial Markets

Why These 5 Popular Funds Are Wildly Overrated

Shutterstock<p>As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, <i>you</i>.<p>The good news? I can show you <i>seven</i> far better options.<p>While Wall Street still rolls …

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Is this the simple reason stock picking on Wall Street is dying?

Much has been made about the death of stock picking, in the advent of exchange-traded and passive funds that track popular equity benchmarks. But The Wall Street Journal’s veteran columnist Jason Zweig offers an alternative reason for the challenges facing money managers whose aim it is to …

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Bitcoin speculators are the new day-traders

To some market analysts, quiet, expensive stock markets are being overlooked by worrisome speculative activity in products such as bitcoin.<p>The price …

Stock Markets

Berkshire Hathaway Still Standing Strong

Berkshire has strongly outperformed the broad stock market since the beginning of this millennium.<p>The first 6 months of 2017 Berkshire has been …

Stocks

There’s a surprising new champion of the stock market

Don't look now, but there's some competition brewing atop the equity market standings.<p>US indices have been ruled by mega-cap technology companies and financial firms for much of the period since the presidential election in November. But after some bullish news last week, drug developers now look …

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Facebook, Baidu, Coach And 5 Other Blue-Chip Stocks To Buy For Second-Half 2017

In terms of stock market years, the bull market that kicked off in March 2009 should be on the front cover of AARP magazine. At age 8, it’s very old and very overvalued compared to its historical ratios. Given the less than stellar circumstances, how should you invest now? I asked a panel of …

S&P 500

The only S&P 500 Index funds you will ever need

More money is indexed to the S&P 500 than to any other benchmark. With some 49 S&P 500 Index funds available with 145 different share classes, …

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Stocks Are Ignoring Oil's Bear Market - Bloomberg

The bear market in crude in many ways resembles its more severe predecessors from 2014 and 2016: oil prices plummeting, non-U.S. producers …

S&P 500

The day after Brexit: Remembering a chaotic day in the markets one year ago

LONDON — One year ago today, having gone to bed with rain pouring down outside, Brits awoke to glorious sunshine — and the news that they'd voted to leave the European Union.<p>What followed on Friday, June 24, 2016, was a day of political and financial chaos unprecedented in Europe since the heart of …

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Trump Reaches Out To Lawmakers On Healthcare As Another Says 'No'

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill in its current form.<p>By Jeff Mason and Yasmeen Abutaleb | WASHINGTON<p>President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party’s healthcare overhaul while …

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Nintendo's Market Capitalisation Overtakes Sony's Following Switch Success

The ongoing success of the Switch has seen Nintendo's market capitalisation hit 5.44 trillion yen ($48.9 billion), which sees the Kyoto giant …

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What's News: Business & Finance -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the US print edition of The Wall Street Journal (June 24, 2017).<p>Uber's senior managers have been urging its more than 15,000 employees to stick around and see how the firm reinvents itself …

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Bed Bath Beyond Inc. Earnings Plunge 39%

The home goods giant's margins continued to weaken in the first quarter.<p><b>Bed Bath & Beyond</b> (NASDAQ:BBBY) reported first-quarter results on June 22. …

Stocks

Is Buying Low And Selling High Possible In America Anymore?

<i>By</i> <i>Eric Fry</i><p>Paris's ritzy Place Vendôme is a nice place to shop, but it's not a <i>cheap</i> place to shop. It offers top-quality goods at premium prices. New …

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The Hot Stock: EQT Jumps 8%

<b>EQT</b> (EQT) soared to the top of the <b>S&P 500</b> today as oil prices rose, its CFO bought shares, and investors reconsidered its acquisition of <b>Rice Energy</b> …

S&P 500

SkyBridge Flagship Sees Jump in Client Redemptions

Investors pulled a net $1.6 billion from SkyBridge Multi-Adviser Hedge Fund Portfolios in the year ended March 31, according to a filing this month …

Business

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Books Weekly, Daily Gain As Tech And Energy Sectors Rally

However, health-care stocks surrender Thursday's gains<p>U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday as investors scooped up battered energy shares, and technology stocks extended their recent advance, helping the main indexes close out the week on a positive note.<p>The S&P 500 rose 3.80 points, or 0.2%, …

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Health Stocks Surge, Shrugging Off Uncertainty in Washington - Bloomberg

There’s plenty of uncertainty about health policy in Washington, but on Wall Street, investors have a clear hunger for health stocks.<p>After Republican …

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Wall Street ends higher on tech, energy

US stocks have ended higher after a last-minute trading spike and a technology sector gain offset weakness in financial stocks and sent the Nasdaq …

Markets

Stop Fooling Yourself About 8% Easy Returns - Bloomberg Gadfly

There's an amazing amount of denial going on right now.<p>Investors are simply ignoring current market dynamics and are still expecting average annual …

Business

Tech Rebound Sends US Markets Higher (SPY, DIA)

The major U.S. indexes moved higher over the past week, led by technology stocks and lagged by industrials. The leading economic index rose 0.3% in …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Gold adds gain on global cues, jewellers' buying

<b>New Delhi:</b> Rising for the second straight session, gold prices went up further by Rs 35 to Rs 29,225 per 10 grams at the bullion market today in …

Business (India)

JSE suspends listing of Oakbay Resources

Cape Town - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange agreed to a request by Gupta-owned Oakbay Energy and Resources for a voluntary suspension of the listing …

Stock Markets

The Biggest Loser: Bed Bath & Beyond Plunges 12%

<b>Bed Bath & Beyond</b> (BBBY) tumbled to the bottom of the <b>S&P 500</b> today after reporting dismal earnings and sales.<p>Bed Bath & Beyond dropped 12% to $29.65 …

S&P 500

Summer Friday on Wall Street: Vix falls back below 10

Despite calls from investment banks that market tumult is on the horizon, Wall Street traders seemed to be taking it easy this Friday. A measure of …

S&P 500

U.S. Stocks on Track for Weekly Gains

U.S. stocks were on track to post weekly gains Friday, as a rise in health-care stocks offset a drop in energy companies.<p>Shares of pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms jumped this week following some positive drug trial results. Health-care companies also rose despite potential risks …

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A Bull Market That Creates Few Jobs in Finance

The big difference this time is technology and automation.<p>Today, we are going off the beaten path with an interesting look at an aspect of employment data. Stick with me, because what we found was a bit surprising.<p>The subject of Wall Street employment came up via my colleague Josh Brown, who mused …

Finance

Sprinkle Some Gold On Your SPY

Gold is a great way to hedge an equity portfolio even when the economic outlook is benign.<p>Gold returns during presidential transitions are usually …

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What Brexit has cost us – one year on from the historic vote to leave the EU

<b>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.</b><p>…

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Are All of Sears Vendors Getting Ready to Run?

The troubled retailer is tamping down more fires from its suppliers, but more may spring up.<p>As the financial condition of <b>Sears Holdings</b> (NASDAQ:SHLD) …

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