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Stock Swings Don't Shake Investors

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:46:39 EDT
Stock indexes’ wild week rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money.

A 'Black Swan' Fund Made $1 Billion This Week

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:12:18 EDT
Universa Hedge Fund, a well-known ‘black swan’ fund, made more than $1 billion in profits in one week amid volatility.

Fund Reaps Windfall Investing in ETF 'Minefield'

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:44:18 EDT
A small mutual fund has returned 42% so far this year with an investment strategy involving exchange-traded funds that have been criticized in past years as a “minefield” for individual investors.

Fed's Fischer: 'Good Reason' to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:17:02 EDT
The Fed‘s Stanley Fischer said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank’s 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting.

For China, a Plunge and a Reckoning

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:58:52 EDT
The stock market fall pierced the party’s mystique of omnipotence. In an interwoven world, the crisis should spur Beijing to prefer compromise to bullying.

Judge Rules for Thornburg Mortgage in Suit Against RBC

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:07:49 EDT
A federal judge found that Royal Bank of Canada shortchanged the failed mortgage lender when it seized and subsequently sold some of its assets.

'Alternative' Mutual Funds Providing Limited Protection

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:10:55 EDT
As the U.S. stock market tumbled in the past three months, so-called alternative mutual funds didn’t provide a lot of shelter.

Stock Market Investors Should Watch the Credit Canary

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:33:11 EDT
Heard on the Street: The corporate bond market could give vital clues to equities investors about the outlook for growth and inflation.

The Real Reason the Fed Should Go Slow

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:39:57 EDT
Heard on the Street: While the Federal Reserve may raise rates in September, persistently low inflation would stay its hand from future increases.

China's Tesla Could Lose Power

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:52:43 EDT
Heard on the Street: Hybrid cars helped electrify sales at BYD, but that is riskily dependent on Chinese government support.

Freeport Pays Its Dues As Icahn Arrives

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:46:13 EDT
Heard on the Street: Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Freeport-McMoRan, the copper miner which recently has been a hive of activity in terms of cutting costs and addressing concerns about its balance sheet.

Standard Chartered's Puzzling Currency Questions

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:43:53 EDT
Heard on the Street: Asian currencies are the new threat to the emerging markets lender.

It's Time to Profit from Tiffany's Pain

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:38:08 EDT
Heard on the Street: Tiffany is exposed to the strong dollar and the fluctuations of the global economy. But much of that may be priced in.

The Case for a September Fed Rate Rise

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:54:11 EDT
Heard on the Street: Market turmoil has cast doubt on the Fed’s September intentions. But a rate increase remains very much on the table.

China's Oil Giants Don't Fit Into Cheap-Oil World

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:21:02 EDT
Heard on the Street: PetroChina, Sinopec and Cnooc’s latest results show China’s oil giants are still spending too much.

Cheap Fuel's Benefits Are a Slow Burn

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:32:16 EDT
Ahead of the Tape: Low gasoline prices haven’t spurred consumer spending, but the impact may be felt in coming months.