Here come the tariffs. Is a trade war next?
President Trump signed an order Thursday imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from nearly all countries, raising fears of a trade war. Trump exempted Mexico and Canada — for now. But if NAFTA talks keep moving at a sluggish pace, Trump warned, those countries could be hit, too. From China to the European Union, the tariffs are expected to....More>>>
3 Things in the Markets to Know Right Now TheStreet’s May 5 “Investor Boot Camp” conference is coming up, and you won’t want to miss it. Quickly register here. Food for thought from Jefferies: The large-cap Russell 2000’s price-to-earnings multiple continues to contract and at 16.6 times, is off quite considerably versus the recent peak of 20 times. It....More>>>
Stocks slumped Wednesday because investors were worried about new tariffs imposed on China by the United States.
But the biggest fear facing US investors shouldn’t be growing global trade tensions. It should be rising interest rates.
“The Fed is more likely to kill the bull market than a trade war,” said Emily Roland, head of capital markets research for John....More>>>
President Donald Trump has made his opinion clear: He wants the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates.
Presidents usually avoid criticizing the central bank, which is designed to be independent from political interference. But Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.
“I’m not thrilled with his raising of interest rates, no. I’m not....More>>>
The threat of an all-out trade war with China has investors and traders alike on edge. But while a global trade war involving the United States could hurt some stocks, it’s creating a profit opportunity in others. I’ll show you exactly which stocks could benefit as new trade barriers are erected…
It’s not just China that is a concern for the United States, either.
Whether you’re in stocks, trading, or both, this is a market environment with a lot of “loose ends,” to put it mildly.
Most of these loose ends relate to the headlines – or, to put a point on it, tweets – that are roiling the market every day, sometimes several times a day
Just as trade war fears had ebbed thanks to China....More>>>
Google posted a rare profit decline on Monday as it absorbed the cost of a record antitrust fine.
Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30), the parent company of Google, reported a net income of $3.5 billion for the three months ending in June, down from about $4.9 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.
The dip was the result of the European Union slapping Google with a record $2.7 billion....More>>>
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) aren’t the only players in the smartwatch game. In this episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and analyst David Kretzmann dive into Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN), the technology company that you might remember getting completely crushed by GPS-enabled smartphones a few years ago. Things are looking up for Garmin, and long-term investors might want to....More>>>
Rumors about a possible merger between Potash Corp (NYSE:POT) and Agrium (NYSE:AGU) have sent shares of the companies up 13.4% and 7.9%, respectively. The global fertilizer industry is struggling with pricing as slowing demand, particularly from farmers in China and India, has led to a situation of excess potash capacity and weighed on the earnings of fertilizer producers. The merger would make....More>>>
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares rose 23.1 percent to $7.16 in the pre-market trading session after....More>>>
Man Group Plc’s Chief Executive Officer Luke Ellis, who oversees the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund firm, said recent bond defaults in China show that regulators are trying to shift to a more “sensible” market model.
“The Chinese government, as part of their process of a mixture of liberalizing and normalizing markets, is clearly trying to get....More>>>
JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), the second largest e-commerce player in China, could be returning to Russia soon according to a recent Kommersant report. JD previously entered the Russian market in 2015, but retreated a year later after struggling with cross-border logistics issues, merchant partnerships, and high marketing expenses.
JD’s previous effort featured partnerships with payment providers....More>>>
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Asian markets rose in early trading Friday although trade tensions between the U.S. and China lingered. While China said it welcomed an invitation for new trade talks with the U.S., an editorial in a state-run newspaper Friday warned that China would not cave to pressure.
“The Trump administration should not be mistaken that China will surrender to the U.S. demands. It has enough fuel to....More>>>
Alibaba has a trio of new partners in Russia.
China’s top e-commerce player will form a joint venture with Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, telecom company MegaFon and internet firm Mail.Ru Group. Alibaba (BABA) will contribute an unspecified amount of cash and its existing business in the country, AliExpress Russia.
The deal was announced in a joint statement during....More>>>