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WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Quiet Stocks, Nestle Plastic Problem, Elderly Mortgage
An initial U.S.-China trade deal and lower interest rates have led to calm trading; Nestle wrestles with trying to cut use of plastic made from fossil fuels, and retirees with fixed incomes find they might still qualify for a mortgage.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Commodity Boost, Wealthy Renters, Future Gym
The weakening dollar could lift commodities and commodity producers; developers build more luxury apartments in a bid to lure wealthy renters, and the gym of the future will feature senior citizens seeking small talk and little sweat.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 15, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stock Market Melt-Up, Top Consumer Trends, Heart Disease
The Fed probably didn't cause the stock rally of the last three months, but if it hadn't acted, the market would almost certainly be lower; top consumer trends for 2020, and heart disease strikes back across the U.S., even in healthy places.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 14, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Geopolitical Risk, Stock Research, Less Wine
Equity investors have been rewarded for brushing off short-lived geopolitical market panics; many sell-side outfits have scaled back their research as investors have spend less money on it, and American are drinking less win for the first time in 25 years.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 13, 2020

Energy Journal—Traders, Oil Producers Divided on Mideast Tensions
As markets rise and fall, they also learn and adapt. The oil-price rally that began after tensions flared between the U.S., Iran and Iraq fizzled quickly. And some investors are skeptical such rallies can last after other recent geopolitical dust-ups failed to sustain higher prices over time, reports Sarah Toy. Crude futures jumped as much […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 13, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Junk Bond Crash, Money-Losing Firms, Saipan Travel Restrictions
Low liquidity fueled a hidden flash crash in junk bonds; money-losing companies mushroom even as stocks high new highs, and immigration concerns in the U.S. commonwealth of Saipan can complicate travel.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 10, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Big Oil Writedowns, New ETFs Fight, Wine World Losses
Big petroleum producers are expected to write off the value of billions of dollars of oil and gas assets; new exchange traded funds fight to escape the shadow of BlackRock and Vanguard, and wine professionals and restaurateurs fear new tariffs on European wine.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 09, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: UBS Job Cuts, Online Home Buying, Roller Coaster Cruise Ship
UBS Group will cut up to 500 jobs in a move to strip out layers of bureaucracy in its wealth-management arm; real estate startups exploit new technologies to transform how to buy investment homes and Carnival is putting a roller coaster on a cruise ship.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 08, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser: Real Estate Funds, Goldman Financials, Parenting Match
Small investors have been pouring funds into a once-discredited type of real-estate fund; Goldman Sachs' overhaul of the its financial disclosure will reveal lending and proprietary bets, and an online service matches people who want children but not love and marriage.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 07, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Corporate Loans, Cocoa Cartel, Restaurant Freebies
The market for low-rated corporate loans suffers sharp declines; Ivory Coast and Ghana join forces in the global cocoa market, and restaurant freebies get fancy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 06, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Life Insurance Risks, Tesla on Top, Marrakesh Tasting Tour
Regulators worry insurers are underplaying the dangers of life-insurance policies tied to the bull market; Tesla meets it's ambitious growth goals, and the delights of a tasting tour of Marrakesh.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 03, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Muni-Bond Shopping, Sleepy Stock Exchange, John Steinbeck Letters
The shopping spree going on in the municipal-bond sector shows no sign of stopping; a massive oil boom could shakeup the laid-back Guyana stock exchange, and author John Steinbeck's letters will be sold at auction.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 02, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Student Housing, Energy Producers, Long Flights
The student-housing sector is losing it's attractiveness; energy producers have more than $200 billion in debt due in the next four years, and surviving a long flight requires a carefully planned strategy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 31, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: IPO Disappointment, Greener Roads, Finer Things
Myriad issues put the brakes on what could have been a record-smashing year for IPOs; some say a budget is the only way to keep spending in check, and how to get out of debt in 2020.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 30, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Short Sellers, Savings Goals, Mega Mansions
Stock-picking fund managers are more willing than ever to lend their shares to other investors, how to reach your savings goal in 2020, and the decade of the uber-decadent house.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 27, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bear Stearns, State Street CEO, 3M
It took until this month for one financial adviser to break even on JPMorgan Chase's 2008 deal to buy Bear Stearns, State Street CEO Ronald O'Hanley discusses shareholder activism, and 3M stock took a hit this year from both the economy and the environment.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Luxury Brands Suffer, Retailer Stress, Cool Tokyo Hotels
American is a land of opportunity unequal opportunity for luxury brands; U.S. retailers and delivery companies stress over last-minute shoppers, and a tour of Tokyo's coolest new hotels.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 24, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Distressed Assets Trouble, Risky Mall Bet, Holiday Card Reveal
Distressed-asset hedge funds run into trouble; Brookfield Asset Management's big bet on malls looks riskier than ever, and using holiday cards to reveal big life changes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 23, 2019

Oil on an Upswing, Looking Ahead to 2020 — Energy Journal
As 2020 approaches, oil is on an upswing. Brent crude oil is up 7.5% so far this month, after the OPEC alliance committed to deeper production cuts, and as the U.S. and China make progress toward a ‘Phase One' trade deal. Even as a new decade comes into clear view, The Wall Street Journal has […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 23, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Biotech Rally, Steady Portfolio, Park City
The rally in biotech shares has been fueled by new deals and easing political worries; the Voya Corporate Leaders Trust hasn't changed its portfolio since 1935, and Park City, Utah offers a small-town feel.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging-Market Junk, Goldman Sachs Guilt, DNA Tests
Emerging market junk bonds are selling at record prices; Goldman Sachs in talks to admit guilt and pay a fine to settle 1MDB probe, DNA test connect siblings, mothers, fathers who didn't know of each other.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Options Traders Hedge, Frugality Comes Back, Roomy Cruise Ships
Options traders turn to insurance contracts as stocks soar; being thrifty becomes socially acceptable again, and the trick to making a gigantic Carnival cruise ship feel cozy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: International Investing, Restating Earnings, Australian Hollywood
Investing outside of America raises a depressing repeat of a familiar pattern; clients of PricewaterhouseCoopers are more likely to revise financial statement, and visiting the Australian outback for a taste of Hollywood.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 17, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: OPEC Doubts, Tech Banking Expansion, Reluctant Spouses
Investors doubt OPEC cuts can boost oil prices; rule changes could help tech firms advance into banking, and getting a reluctant partner involved in retirement finances can be challenging.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 16, 2019

Climate Consensus Falters at UN Summit — Energy Journal
Climate change is playing an increasingly significant role in the energy industry. CEOs are talking more openly about it—and some are even publicly rethinking their businesses for a world that's less reliant on fossil fuels. Investors are prodding companies to do more to reduce carbon emissions. And Saudi Arabia, anticipating that peak demand for crude […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 16, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Market Uncertainty, Reputation Cleaning, Chernobyl Tours
The future could bring a renewed market boom or the late stage of a monster relief rally; reputation management firms can scrub the Internet clean of damaging content; and the Chernobyl disaster site has become a tourist attraction.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 13, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bond Yields, Grocery Warehouses, Wealth Tax
Investors are split about the direction of government-bond yields; food retailers are making big bets on small warehouses to aid deliveries, and Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is seen falling $1.1 trillion short of projections.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 12, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: BlackRock Debt Preference, Sicilian Home Sales, Trendy Luggage
BlackRock favors U.S. government debt over other nations' amid policy pause; depopulated areas of Italy are auctioning off abandoned homes at rock bottom prices, are rare luggage makes a fashion statement at the airport.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Chinese Tariffs, HSBC Exec Cuts, Brady Problem
Investors await word on Chinese consumer good tariffs, HSBC cuts more top executives, and the New England Patriots have a Tom Brady problem.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 10, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Smart-Beta Funds, Rally Bail, LA House Flippers
What investors need to know before jumping into the factor-fund pool, investors bail on the stock market rally, and house flipping in Los Angeles.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 09, 2019

Aramco IPO Enters Final Phase, Shares to Start Trading Wednesday—Energy Journal
Saudi Aramco's IPO saga has turned into "A Tale of Two Princes." As Saudi Arabia's day-to-day ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has guided the IPO far from public view, his half-brother Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman stepped onto center stage in Vienna last week, presiding over a crucial gathering of OPEC and its oil-producing allies […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 09, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Muni-Bond Ratings, Tax Moves, Dog Interviews
Bond-ratings firms struggle to judge the creditworthiness of cities and local governments with deep financial problems, now is the time for freelancers to work on lowering their tax bills, and how to help your dog pass a co-op board interview.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 06, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Earnings Contraction, Wall Street Rent Collector, Accounting Errors
The percentage of S&P 500 companies posting a year-over-year decline in earnings hits a high; one of Wall Street's biggest bundlers of mortgage bonds moves into rentals, and companies are fixing accounting errors on the down low.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 05, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Cooling Markets, Regional Banks, Low Airfares
Market were calmed by swarms of investors betting against volatility; regional banks faced a bumpy road away from Libor, and nabbing a low fare could be as easy as finding an airline looking to elbow in on a rival's turf.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Brazil Markets, Real Estate Funds, Art Basel Predicament
Brazil's capital markets attract investors; real-estate firms roll out new funds for small investors, and the Miami district housing trendy Art Basel contends with gentrification.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 03, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retail Pain, Credit Union Growth, Office Spouse Search
Investors bet on more pain for retailers; how credit unions outgrew their down-home reputation, and women flock to franchising.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 02, 2019

Amid Aramco IPO, Saudis Take Tough Stance With OPEC—Energy Journal
Pressure is on Saudi Arabia's OPEC delegation—and it all culminates later this week. In Vienna, Saudi energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman is expected to push for an extension of oil-production cuts at an OPEC-plus producers' summit starting Thursday. The effort by the de facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is meant […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 02, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Oil Stock Strategy, Profiting From Regulation, Fossil Fuel Search
Companies are reaping strong yields from the mineral rights beneath oil fields; some CEOs are making regulations work for them, and Tracey Henderson of Kosmos Energy stresses the need for energy exploration.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 29, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Chinese Junk Debt, Fake Meat Fight, Italian Ski Town
A Hong Kong trader hit pay dirt with dollar bonds from Chinese borrowers with low or nor credit ratings; America's cattle ranchers are fighting back against fake meat, and a profile of an Italian town offering good food and skiing.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 27, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Natural-Gas Prices, Silicon Valley Funding, Thanksgiving Diner Meals
Investors brace for a spring drop in natural-gas prices; tech investors become cautious after Silicon Valley companies lose $100 billion in value, and diners offer up pricey and no-frills meals for Thanksgiving.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Schwab/TD Deal, Focus on Fundamentals, Dunkin's Foam Cup Breakup
The proposed Schwab/TD deal isn't sitting well with the financial advisers who park their clients' money with the big online brokerages, easing market tensions are allowing investors to refocus on fundamentals, and breaking up with Dunkin's foam cup is hard to do.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 25, 2019

Big Oil Differs on Climate Change Strategy—Energy Journal
Climate change is altering Big Oil in remarkable ways. In the transformation to a lower carbon future, two of the world's largest oil and gas companies—Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell—are articulating distinctive visions of what an energy company might look like a decade from now. Shell plans to turn itself into a cleaner business […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Future of Online Trading, Tiny Tax Moves, Your Health Data
Potential merger between TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab would help the pair bulk up in areas beyond commission-free trading; tiny tax moves can save you big on Medicare premiums, and your health data isn't as safe as you think.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Adviser Compensation, Robot Real Estate, Luxury Guest Suites
Morgan Stanley is tweaking its compensation plan for financial advisers; robots are taking over the rental screening process, and luxury home buyers can use guest suites to house friends and family.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 21, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Battery Metals, Mall Owners, Plane Seats
Battery metal stocks slide as other commodities stabilize; Carl Icahn places a big bet that mall owners won't be able to pay their debts, and many airlines ignore customer concerns about cramped seat spaces.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tech Stocks, Luxury Giants, Christmas Shopping
Technology stocks head toward their best year since 2009; giant luxury brands may continue to merge to benefit from advantages of scale, and some Americans are wrapping up their holiday shopping before most people even start.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Talcott Payout, Value Stocks, Electric Mustang
Several wealthy families and investment firms receive an early $700 million payout from Talcott, value stocks are back in vogue, and Ford bets on a new electric SUV.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 18, 2019

New Aramco IPO Deadline Looms—Energy Journal
The Aramco IPO process delivered another weekend of suspense and drama that will likely linger for weeks to come. The oil giant released a valuation target ranging from $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion. The figures fall short of the $2 trillion target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been fixed on for more than […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: China's VC Boom Ends, U.S. Trade Uncertainty, Echo Studio
China's venture-capital boom ends, Powell optimistic on economy but warns on trade, and a review of Amazon's Echo Studio.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Treasury Yields, Retirement Jobs, Airport Menu
Yields on U.S. government bonds have rebounded from near-historic lows hit just two months ago; one retiree decided to go back to work and took up three new jobs, and airports are updating their dining menus.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 14, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bank Stocks, Municipal Advisers, Thanksgiving Table
Bank stocks make gains because investors believe that banks can manage through the Federal Reserve's easing; small independent firms are getting a hold in the $4 trillion municipal bond market, and how to fit guests around the Thanksgiving table.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 13, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: November Rally, Investment Giants, Senior Housing
November stock rally weighs on low-volatility funds; Vanguard and Blackrock raise their voices in debate over their impact on competition, and senior housing faces a glut because aging baby boomers want to stay in their own homes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 12, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Unloved Assets, CLO Selloff, Florida Billionaires
Investors are piling into beaten-up assets; a selloff in collateralized loan obligations is flashing warning signs to the junk bond market, and Florida's sunshine and tax benefits beckon billionaires.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 11, 2019

Depressed Oil Prices Create Tough Environment for Aramco IPO—Energy Journal
Low oil prices are taking a toll around the world. In the midst of all the fanfare around Saudi Aramco's imminent stock market debut, it's easy to overlook just how tough the environment is in the energy business right now. The world's most profitable company took another major step this weekend toward what could be […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Defense Stocks, WeWork Banking, Holiday Travel
The ability of defense stocks to continue to return outsize returns is being threatened; Banks arranged giant fees and strict protections around WeWork's IPO, and it might pay to delay holiday travel.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Foreign Money, Pension Risks, Gorilla Trek
Foreign money is supporting the U.S. stock rally; pension funds are venturing into risky corners of the stock market for returns, and a gorilla-watching vacation helps to sustain the rare apes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 07, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Aramco IPO, $50K Hotel Suite, Bahamas Holiday
The math on the trillion dollar Aramco IPO probably doesn't add up; the Park Hyatt offers a $50,000 a night suites for big spenders, and the Bahamas could be a good holiday destination.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 06, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Pension Plans, Elliott Buyout, Honey-Do List
Pension plans continue to shift into U.S. stocks; Elliott rises $2 billion for buyouts as it prepares a $4 billion hedge-fund push, and couples turn to technology to equally share household chores.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 05, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging Markets, Plastic Recycling, Greatest Investor
A U.S.-China trade deal is is unlikely to rescue emerging-market stocks; companies seeking to cut plastic use are tapping a vast source of raw materials -- ocean garbage, and how Jim Simons became the world's greatest investor.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 04, 2019

Aramco Finally Launches IPO. Now Comes the Hard Part.—Energy Journal
It's official! After getting a go-ahead from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, what's expected to be the world's largest-ever IPO is finally under way. Saudi Aramco announced on Sunday that it will finally make its stock market debut early next month. For the company, there's little time for celebration. The oil behemoth and its […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Diamond Miners, Auto Mergers, Hotel Scents
Investors are increasingly skeptical of diamond miners; large mergers may be a possible lifeline for a troubled auto industry, and the trend of hotels creating their own scents might not agree with guests.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 01, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Shell's Investor Pledge, Auto Merger Risks, Bermuda Fly Fishing
Shell cast doubt on the share-buyback pledge it made to investors amid weaker oil prices; Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot attempt to make a merger work where others in the auto industry have failed, and the fly-fishing joys that await in Bermuda.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 31, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: PG&E Trade, Coal Firm Pensions, Cannabis Open House
PG&E stocks and bonds have lost about $4.1 billion in the four trading days since the California blaze; weakness in the industry is putting pensions and health benefits for coal miners under stress, and real-estate agents find cannabis can move high-end real estate in legalized areas.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 30, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Shy Investors, Bank Takeover, Department Store Restaurants
Risk-shy investors aren't hoarding as much cash as thought; shareholders led by a former Goldman Sachs analyst are hoping to cash in on South African takeover of central bank, and department stores are turning to restaurants to entice shoppers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 29, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Hedge Fund Drain, ETF Industry, HSBC Remodels
Clients are withdrawing money at record rates from hedge funds; exchange-traded funds are seen entering a new phase of competition and oversaturation, and HSBC enters a new round of restructuring.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 28, 2019

Investors Brace for Big Oil's Results—Energy Journal
Big Oil Companies Face Tough Comparisons as Earnings Near American and European oil giants spend a lot of time talking about their differentiated strategies and approaches to hot-button issues such as climate change. But their bottom lines are still primarily driven by the same common factor: commodity prices. That shared reality doesn't bode well for […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 28, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Buy and Hold, UK Uncertainty, Dandy Destinations
Rethinking the lessons of Black Monday put the buy-and-hold investing strategy under scrutiny; Barclays warns about U.K. economic uncertainty, and a wrap up of the 10 best places to travel to in 2020.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: China Property Bonds, Home Improvement Boom, Private Island Challenges
Issuance of bonds by China real-estate developers has surged while the property market weakens; the U.S. home improvement boom is forecast to fizzle, and owning a private island comes with a host of challenges.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 24, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tech Giants, Softbank Costs, Auto Sector Struggles
Tech giants are moving into the home wireless business; Softbank may be succumbing to the sunk cost fallacy in its investment in WeWork, and the auto sector's struggles threaten global growth.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 23, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Financial Stress, UBS Fees, Funeral Food
A wave of financial stress is hitting low-rated companies; UBS eliminates fees on some accounts for wealth clients, and church volunteers are fighting to keep up their tradition of preparing funeral meals.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Shale Bonds, Tax Trap, NY-Sydney Flight
Shale companies offer asset-backed securities as they seek new sources of capital; avoid buying mutual funds before a big capital-gains distribution, and New York to Sydney flight that redefines long distance.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 21, 2019

Why Aramco Pushed Back Its IPO—Energy Journal
Aramco IPO Delay Down to Valuation Gap Netflix plus Bank of America and Exxon Mobil: That's an easy way to visualize the reason behind the latest delay in Aramco's stock-market listing, expected to be the world's biggest initial public offering. When you add the market value of these corporate behemoths you get nearly $700 billion. […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 21, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Rental Tax Breaks, Rate Cut Signals, Botox
Rental landlords should start planning for their 2019 tax breaks now, the Fed weighs annother rate cut, and is Botox too easy to get?

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Interest Rate Cuts, Mutual Fund Fees, Flu Shots
A consumer slowdown could prompt further interest-rate cuts, hefty fees continue for many mutual fund investors, and doctors urge Americans to get flu shots following a bad flu season in Australia.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 17, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Energy Stocks Fall, KKR Powers Up, Coach Seats Improve
The capital markets and global economy are caught in a feedback loop amplified by U.S. politics and the U.S. dollar. The question is how long investors will suffer. The U.S. is embroiled in a trade war with China, President Trump is under an impeachment inquiry, and the 2020 election already looks as bitter as 2016. […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 16, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Dollar Strength, Goldman Profit, Home Buying
The dollar's strength continues to hurt commodities; Goldman Sachs' profit drops as deal-making slows, and a record number of six-figure-income families are renting instead of buying homes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bond Investors, Cargo Flights, Corn Mazes
Bond yields near record lows while signs of rising recession risk create a dilemma; weakness in international trade is hurting airlines' freight revenue, and farms across the country adopt corn mazes and try to make them devilishly confusing.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 14, 2019

Russia and Saudi Arabia Talk Oil as Demand Worries Mount—Energy Journal
Two of the world's oil superpowers are solidifying their bonds today, as Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia. Among a number of foreign policy matters, Mr. Putin is set to discuss the future of the so-called OPEC crude-output pact. The current agreement has seen 14 OPEC countries led by Saudi Arabia coordinate with 10 […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 14, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Money Manager Squeeze, Biblical Investing, Norway Cruise
Money managers feel pressured as cautious investors pull $60 billion out of stock funds; biblically responsible investing is booming, and on one Norway cruise a visitor can hop on and off as she likes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Airline Stocks, Fidelity Commissions, Apple Picking
Investors tend to turn optimistic on airline stocks before the winter; Fidelity is the latest firm to cut online trading commission to zero, and orchards pull out the stops to lure patrons.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 10, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Muni Market, Social Media, Secret Condo Buys
More than half of the total amount of municipal bonds held by households—a third of the $4 trillion market—now sits in separately managed accounts or mutual funds; cocoa prices are surging as traders grapple with a new method for pricing exports; and a new law kills secret Manhattan condo purchases.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 09, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Jumbo Bond Trades, U.S. Firms Squeezed, Sleepover Worries
Innovations help bond traders make billion-dollar trades with the click of a mouse; the squeeze on U.S. companies may be worse than it seems, and parents are worried about midnight gadget use by their kids.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Quality Stocks, GE Fixer, Farewell Tours
Economic uncertainty has pushed investors into stocks that may be better able to withstand a downturn; GE CEO Larry Culp reassures executives of the struggling behemoth that he'll leave intact its traditional structure, and Elton John and many other musicians are filling venues with farewell tours.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 07, 2019

U.S. Economy in ‘Good Place' as Oil Edges Upward—Energy Journal
The U.S. economy—with low inflation, low unemployment, and an outlook for continued moderate growth—remains in a "good place," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said last week. Even so, it faces some risk of a sharper-than-expected slowdown amid weaker global growth and rising trade and geopolitical uncertainty. Those risks mean global demand for oil is in […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 07, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Gold ETF Risks, Fed Bank Breaks, Dual-Career Bliss
What to consider before investing in gold exchange traded funds; the Fed could give big banks a break on postcrisis rules, and the key to bliss in a dual-career relationship.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Industrial Stocks, Tax Season, Next Tesla
Industrial stocks are poised for their worst week since December; the end of tax season finds some accountants almost ready, and the next Tesla might be found in an all-electric hypercar.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 03, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Haunted Stock Market, BlackRock in China, Home Redo Perils
Past October performances haunt investors in U.S. stocks; BlackRock has talks with Tencent in bid to strengthen its foothold in China, and a list of the pluses and perils of living through a home renovation.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 02, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Japan Stock Market, Charles Schwab, Wisconsin Risky Bonds
Some investors seem to think and Japan's stocks merit watching if the global economy turns up; Charles Schwab ends online trading commissions on U.S.-listed products, and Wisconsin becomes know for its risky debt.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Oct 01, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Convertible Securities, Goldman Struggles, Young Savers
Convertible bonds, the hybrid between stocks and bonds, attracts a following in uncertain markets; Goldman Sachs has lost $1.3 billion on its consumer bank, and saving for retirement depends on a mix of age, income and expectations.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 30, 2019

Trump Seeks Partners Not "Permanent Enemies" Ahead of U.S.-China Talks—Energy Journal
It may be hard to see, but there's new optimism regarding the U.S.-China trade war. Talks between the world's two biggest economies are set to begin in a few weeks, just days before tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods are scheduled to rise to 30% on Oct. 15. The tariffs were supposed to kick […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 30, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tax Gap, Impeachment Matters, Goth Fashions
Americans pay about 86% of their federal taxes, investors should focus on the possible policy impacts of an impeachment process, and goth is in fashion for adults this season.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 27, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Election Volatility, Mortgage Rates, Seaside Haven
Options markets have been forecasting increased stock volatility around the 2020 presidential election; lower mortgage rates are being offered to select borrowers, and Turkey offers a seaside haven that's better in the off season.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Impeachment Strategy, Value Stocks, Yacht Cruise
Investors stuck with hot stock during the last impeachment proceedings; value stocks are popular again as the bull market ages, and yachts and pricey ships are drifting into the cruise market to lure upscale travelers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Expensive Stocks, Drugmaker Pricing, Stranded Travelers
U.S. stocks are super-expensive but for the right reasons; drugmakers worried about losing pricing power are lobbying hard, and the Thomas Cook liquidation calls for rescuing many stranded passengers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 24, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Music Royalty Funds, ESG Bond Funds, Mobile Bank Safety
Investors in search of yield turn to music-royalty funds; bonds aim to provide a return for investors while addressing important social causes, and how to keep your mobile banking safe.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 23, 2019

Iran Frees Oil Tanker Ahead of U.N. Summit—Energy Journal
As one Mideast energy standoff heats up, another appears to be easing. Saudi Arabian officials and Aramco executives are scrambling to fix their hobbled oil industry, which they say was hit by an Iranian attack last weekend. Iran denies its involvement, but global pressure is ratcheting up on Tehran. The U.S. has doubled down on […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 23, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Private Market Myth, Manufacturing Investment, Solo Travel
WeWork's postponed IPO challenges the supposed superiority of private markets; China's sovereign-wealth fund teams with Goldman Sacks to cautiously invest in U.S. manufacturing, and the indulgent pleasures of traveling solo.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Transport Stocks, Bond Dealers, Group Trip Hatred
The transport sector keeps flashing warnings signs even as stocks flirt with records; bond dealers show little interest in a sale of Treasury ultra bonds, and a group trip for people who hate group trips.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Index Funds, Exchange Challenge, Playing Nice
Index funds are the new kings of Wall Street; exchanges are challenging ultrafast traders for mom-and-pop stock orders, and playing nice is one of today's most prized leadership qualities.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Sep 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Real Estate Disruption, Wealthy Women, Teacher Trouble
Colony Capital is responding to the impact new technologies are having on commercial real-estate cash flow; wealthy women are urged to use their money to do good, and what to do if your child's teacher isn't a good fit.

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