Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) have affirmed it is the perfect time to tap the debt market and raise capital. The two tech giants have carried out a series of bond issuance, taking advantage of record-low interest rates to raise cheap capital to finance buybacks as well as working capital.
The stock market is on a hot streak lately with all three major New York markets showing an upward trend. The Dow Jones rose 1.08% to close at 31,055.85. The NASDAQ rose 1.23% to close at 13,777.74 and the S&P 500 rose 1.09% to close at 3,871.74. STOXX Europe also saw an increase today, coming
What is going on in the markets? Many people don’t really know yet and even more are unsure of what to project forward with market moves. Investors are going over a large swath of corporate earnings while also waiting for the weekly jobless claims data to see what their short term strategy should be.
The stock market saw a good start to the week today with all three major New York stock markets showing an increase. The Dow Jones rose 0.75% to close at 30,211.91. The NASDAQ closed up 2.55% to finish at 13,403.39 and the S&P 500 closed up 1.61% to close at 3,773.86. STOXX Europe was also
The stock market is finally heading in the right direction, with all three major stock markets out of New York reporting improvements. The Dow Jones saw an increase of 0.99% to close at 30,603.36. The NASDAQ saw an increase of 0.50% to close at 13,337.16 and the S&P 500 saw an increase of 0.98% to
Exchange-Traded Funds have been a central theme and a preferred investment vehicle for investors looking to diversify investment portfolios in the equity markets. Likewise, the ETF marketplace has registered significant capital inflows as investor’s eye broad exposure. Mutual Funds Conversion Concerned by the strong demand for ETFs, a number of mutual funds are contemplating changing
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The stock market closed with mixed results today, with the Dow Jones coming in lower by 0.03% to close at 31,060.47. The NASDAQ closed up 0.43% to finish at 13,128.95 and the S&P 500 closed up 0.23% to finish at 3,809.84. STOXX Europe climbed today, by 0.11% to close at 409.07. GameStop Corp. saw
Following yesterday’s chaos at the Capital, it seems the stock market is coming back up as we head into the weekend. The Dow Jones finished up 0.18% to close at 31,097.97. The NASDAQ closed up 1.03% to finish at 13,201.98 and the S&P 500 closed up 0.55% to finish at 3,824.68. STOXX Europe also saw
It’s not the best time to own bonds, but time to shore up cash buffers. Those are sentiments echoed by the head of BlackRock’s $2 trillion fixed-income division Rick Rieder. The world of depressed interest rates means the risk-reward in the fixed income sector, especially bonds is not the best for income-focused investors. Cash Over
Even with an expanding economy in November the United States appears to be slowing even more as November was the worst on record yet for new coronavirus cases and the effects of that just keep rippling through the system. A measure that consolidates multiple measures to show total growth was at its lowest number since
Struggles in the $4 trillion Chinese domestic credit market are starting to creep up. Reports that a major Chinese clothing maker has failed to repay a $153 million bond signals everything is not well in one of the biggest bond and credit markets in the world. Chinese Bond Market Defaults Shandong Ruyi Technology is the
The market saw another mixed day though numbers were very slow to fluctuate throughout the day. The Dow Jones rose 0.16% to close at 30,046.37. The NASDAQ closed down 0.23% to finish at 12,377.87 and the S&P 500 fell 0.13% to close at 3,663,46. STOXX Europe fell slightly today, by 0.73% to close at 390.28.
If you’ve been fortunate enough to work in a place that offers a 401(k) you should consider yourself lucky. It appears that many companies are going to end that perk, if they haven’t ended it already. Posts of it on job searching boards like those on Glassdoor or on Social Media show that there is
Default on Chinese bonds is on the rise, all but arousing concerns among bond investors. Demand for such bonds has taken a significant hit in the wake of the U.S government hitting a number of state firms with sanctions. November saw the lowest number of issued bonds in seven months by Chinese companies, down by
The stock market seems to have peaked and started coming back down again, though not quite as badly as it did last month. In fact, the Dow Jones reported a drop of 0.53% to close at 29,790.25. The NASDAQ reported a drop of 0.18% to close at 11,903.24 and the S&P 500 reported a drop
The stock market is looking quite comfortable even though the election in the US is quite controversial and still uncertain. Even on the day after the election it’s looking like there could be some confusion about who the winner truly is, especially as the election comes in tight. Following the closing of the election polls
The stock market saw a huge jump today ahead of election results, with all three US markets making a step back in the right direction after large falls the week before. The Dow Jones closed up 2.06% at 27,480.03. The NASDAQ saw an increase of 1.85% to close at 11,160.57 and the S&P 500 saw
Election Day appears to be the investors’ hay day as worldwide markets are up majorly as Wall Street opened in the morning. There are voices mentioning that the markets are having an early victory lap for a Joe Biden presidential win, as well as a Democratic Party Senate majority on the expectation that stimulus funds
One of the co-founders of the legendary Quantum Fund made statements about how the next bear market will likely be the worst in almost 80 years, asd that younger investors will be the ones hurt the most. That would be Jim Rogers, the 78 year old co-founder of that fund with George Soros is reiterating
The bond market has taken a significant beating in the wake of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates to record lows. With the central bank unlikely to raise interest rates anytime soon, things do not look good for the once-booming sector. Proposed regulatory changes now threaten to compound woes in the ailing housing-bond market. Housing
The need for diversification is becoming a key theme, given the elevated volatility levels in the equity markets. Likewise, Exchange Traded Funds continue to offer a way out of the current dilemma as investors look to gain access to a broad pool of investments. Pacer ETFs Soaring AUM Pacer ETFs, a renowned provider of strategy-driven
Stocks closed down for the beginning of the week today with the Dow Jones reporting a loss of 1.44% to close at 28,195.42, the NASDAQ down 1.65% to close at 11,478.88 and the S&P 500 reporting a loss of 1.63% to close at 3,426.92. STOXX Europe also closed down 0.28% today to close at 366.45.
Climate change is not a facade but an issue that could hurt countries finances if necessary measures are not taken. Investment firm BlackRock has unveiled a new sovereign bond ETF that weight’s countries based on their level of risk to climate change. The new ETF comes amid growing calls for the fund industry to do
The stock market saw a decrease today following the announcement that the President has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The Dow Jones reported a decrease of 134.09 or 0.48%. The NASDAQ reported a decrease of 251.491 or 2.22% and the S&P 500 reported a decrease of 32.36 or 0.96%. Dow Jones The Dow Jones today
Demand for fixed income exchange-traded funds has been on the rise as investors look to diversify their investment portfolios, given the uncertainties triggered by COVID-19. ETF funds have been cropping up as fund managers look to provide investors ideal investment tools for gaining exposure in the broader stock market. Likewise, Bloomberg is poised to become
The stock market set a good start for the week with an increase in values across all three major markets of the New York Stock Exchange today. The Dow closed up 410.10 points, the NASDAQ up 203.96 points and the S&P 500 up 53.14 points. The Dow Jones The Dow Jones today closed up
Exchange-Traded Funds have performed exceedingly well as extreme levels of volatility and uncertainty forced investors to pursue diversified exposure in the market. Building up with the ETF frenzy, a new Cannabis ETF has hit the market as the need to provide investors with diversified exposure to the burgeoning segment continues to heat up. Pure U.S
The Exchange Traded Fund market has been a buzz of activity in 2020 in the wake of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates to record lows. Investors have continued to shun yields in favor of ETFs that continue to provide broad exposure to a stock market that shows no signs of slowing down, clocking record
Bitcoin is one of the best performing alternative asset classes giving the stock market a race for its money. A 30% plus rally since the start of the year attests to strong demand for the flagship cryptocurrency that is increasingly arousing institutional investors’ interest. Buoyed by the digital asset strong demand, Fidelity Investment is reportedly