Finance

FAANG stocks displayed at the Nasdaq. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Investors and traders have historically turned to less-risky assets such as U.S. Treasurys to weather market volatility and uncertainty. During the coronavirus pandemic, however, they have turned to unlikely place: tech and software stocks. Shares of Apple, Netflix, Microsoft, and Amazon are all trading at,
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A major financial institution is starting to lose enthusiasm for U.S. stocks. Invesco’s Kristina Hooper is worried the latest coronavirus spike will push states to close their economies again. “Up until now the U.S. has been rewarded because of expectations that we wouldn’t see any kind of significant lockdowns even if infection rates grew,” the
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Christian Sewing, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing conceded his firm should never have taken accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein as a client in 2013, but said
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A summer rally may be underway. Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan cites a bullish, under-the-radar trend in a chart highlighting the firm’s special weekly leading index and S&P 500. “This is a fundamentally optimistic chart,” the Economic Cycle Research Institute co-founder told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday. “It’s showing us that the cyclical fundamentals are to
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U.S. and China flags along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 17, 2011. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges is “a pointless drive” that will neither deny those firms access to American capital markets nor hurt China’s growth, according to a report by think tank Peterson Institute for
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Getty Images Banks have pulled back from a popular credit card promotion on concerns that borrowers struggling during the coronavirus crisis may leave them with defaulting loans. Balance transfer offers, which typically entice borrowers to move their debt to a new lender in exchange for a temporary 0% interest rate, have been sharply reduced at banks
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It may be time to add global exposure to your portfolio. UBS Global Wealth Management’s Alejo Czerwonko sees upside going abroad despite a surge in coronavirus cases. “We expect them to be fairly well-handled by health systems worldwide,” the firm’s emerging markets strategist told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Tuesday.  Czerwonko is building his bull case
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Wirecard, once hailed as the darling of Germany’s financial technology scene, is now facing a fight for survival amid scrutiny into its accounting practices. The payments processor said Thursday, for the fourth time, that it couldn’t publish its financials for 2019. Auditors at EY couldn’t account for 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) of cash on
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An Institutional Investor Hall of Famer sees more trouble lurking in the market. Richard Bernstein warns unprecedented Federal Reserve policies may eventually cause serious harm. He cites near record deficits and aggressive efforts to increase the money supply among the biggest problems. “I’m surprised that people aren’t more concerned about what huge monetary growth means
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