How Quants Calm the Stock Market

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:36:54 EDT
One factor helping to keep the VIX and realized volatility extremely low is quant funds that are discovering surprises before they can create big stock-market moves.

The Saga Isn't Over for Dalian Wanda

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:43:22 EDT
Dalian Wanda Group may hope a last-minute tweak to a deal to sell nearly $10 billion of hotel and amusement park assets can solve some its near-term problems. Yet Beijing may still not be applauding.

Qualcomm: All in the Chips

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:57:07 EDT
Surprisingly strong chip sales at Qualcomm has been overshadowed by growing dispute with Apple and uncertainty about the ultimate fate of its NXP acquisition.

Morgan Stanley Is the Winner This Earnings Season

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:52:21 EDT
Morgan Stanley is on a roll. The investment bank’s trading business put competitors in the shade in the second quarter even as its stodgy wealth management division has become a source of growth.

The Last Market Still Betting on Trump

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:28:51 EDT
Bonds, the dollar and some stock sectors have given up, but the overall stock market is still hoping for tax cuts and stimulus spending.

Vertex Shares Haven't Hit Their Apex

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:12:06 EDT
The ferocious rally in Vertex Pharmaceuticals shares on results in early stage data for its new cystic fibrosis treatment will surely tempt some investors to exit. That may not be wise, though, as the rally is likely to continue.

One Hundred Days Later, China-U.S. Trade Thorny as Ever

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:27:35 EDT
President Donald Trump’s 100-day action plan to cut the trade deficit with China has ended with limited progress. More steel and aluminum import tariffs won’t do the trick.

Gaining a Better View of What Lurks in Banks

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:21:58 EDT
The last crisis left investors guessing about loan losses, an accounting change will fix that - at a cost.

Big Food's Next Big Problem: Supermarket Brands

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:10:30 EDT
Americans have been late to the game in adopting private-label supermarket products. That’s changing, leaving huge room for traditional brands to suffer.