The ECB, meeting today, has cut , which were already in negative territory, even further. But deeper negative rates, having already failed to boost the European economy, will almost certainly clear the path to an extended long-term slide for the . The European Central Bank introduced negative rates in...
Why have China and Russia — America's two biggest opponents in trade and global dominance — been amassing ? Might they be planning to dump U.S. Treasurys? China’s gold reserves now stand at more than 1,950 tons. Russia has more than 2,200 tons, the fifth largest stockpile by...
For Ford Motor Company (NYSE:) and General Motors Company (NYSE:), 2019 has been a tough year. Both automakers are facing a deep slump in demand in their home market as well as in China, where economic woes and stricter emissions rules are hurting sales. To deal with this challenging...
Is the gold rally under threat? The world’s favorite safe haven has gone far this year—hitting highs not seen since 2013—as collapsing bond yields, currency and equity market flux, sliding global rates, Brexit scare and recession fears over the U.S.-China trade war forced global investors to look for the...
U.S. futures take cue from Asian surge on reports Hong Kong will withdraw extradition bill European shares leap as Italy nears new government coalition Pound jumps on reduced no-deal Brexit prospects Treasurys, gold drop on improved sentiment Key Events Global stocks and futures on the , and rebounded this morning as...
Long-term investors seeking ways to diversify risks may want to consider some exposure to real estate. The timing for investing in this asset class has become favorable again on expectations that the Federal Reserve will deliver more cuts to save the U.S. economy from entering a recession...
The furious, sustained rally that pushed Amazon.com (NASDAQ:) shares up some 427% over the past five years is losing its steam and many investors are taking a second look at the technology behemoth which handles half of all e-commerce in the U.S. Trading at $1,786.40 at yesterday's close, Amazon's...
, which in late June briefly jumped past $13,000 to gain 236% during 2019 up to that point, has since been reversing course. As of yesterday that slide appears to have accelerated. The most popular cryptocurrency by market cap slumped more than $600 in 30 minutes, falling back below...
Investors in the cannabis sector on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border should take added interest in several upcoming earnings reports this week as the findings could signal a significant shift in the direction the sector takes in the short- to mid-term. Much of the attention to date has...
With the second-quarter earnings season almost over, it’s becoming clear that the companies which powered the market’s nine-year bull-run are coming under pressure and may not have much more steam left to fuel the rally. The combination of slowing earnings growth and the economic headwinds coming from the U.S.-China...