A money manager is urging investors to shift their portfolios out of stocks amid the rally

  02/16/2019 05:38 PM
Russell Investments' Douglas Gordon is worried investors are too invested in stocks right now.

  A big change in accounting will put $3 trillion in liabilities on corporate balance sheets

  02/16/2019 03:18 PM
2019 marks the first time companies have to put operating leases onto their balance sheets.

  These tools can prepare investors for threats lurking in the market

  02/16/2019 11:00 AM
A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you test them out on your investments before they ever happen.

  Dow and Nasdaq notch eighth straight weekly gains; S&P 500 logs third straight weekly win

  02/15/2019 04:02 PM
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  Nasdaq exits bear market

  02/15/2019 04:01 PM
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  Dow notches 440-point gain and stocks soar to weekly win streaks as trade optimism grows

  02/15/2019 04:01 PM
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  Nasdaq climbs 40 points, or 0.5%, to 7,407

  02/15/2019 03:50 PM
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  S&P 500 gains 28 points, or 1%, to 2,773

  02/15/2019 03:50 PM
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  Dow jumps 421 points, or 1.7%, to 25,861

  02/15/2019 03:49 PM
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  Aurora, Ill., active-shooter incident at Henry Pratt Co.: reports

  02/15/2019 03:38 PM
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  Active shooter at company location in Aurora, Ill., west of Chicago

  02/15/2019 03:38 PM
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  Mattel's stock tumbles nearly 16% in afternoon trade, on track for worst day in 2 years

  02/15/2019 03:34 PM
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  Mattel has worst day in nearly 20 years after undercutting analysts' 2019 estimates

  02/15/2019 02:56 PM
Mattel had its worst day in nearly 20 years after undercutting analysts' 2019 estimates on Friday during an analyst meeting in New York.

  Trump has signed spending bill to avert shutdown, White House says

  02/15/2019 02:36 PM
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  Stocks making the biggest moves midday: XPO Logistics, Nvidia, Canopy & more

  02/15/2019 12:29 PM

  Small banks you've never heard of quietly power the tech takeover of the financial industry

  02/15/2019 12:15 PM
A small group of banks are handling the "financial" side of billion-dollar fintech start-ups.

  Consumer sentiment surges higher than expected after government shutdown ends

  02/15/2019 10:00 AM
Consumer sentiment gained more than expected in early February as the spending power recovered after the end of the longest government shutdown in history.

  Berkshire trimmed its Apple stake, but it reportedly wasn't Buffett's idea

  02/15/2019 08:51 AM
Berkshire Hathaway decreased its stake in Apple by nearly 3 million shares, to 249.5 million, in the fourth quarter, but Warren Buffett reportedly had nothing to do with the selling.

  XPO Logistics tanks after earnings miss, 2019 warning

  02/15/2019 08:29 AM
Shares of XPO Logistics plummeted more than 13 percent after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings and issuing a dire warning about its business in 2019.

  Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: PepsiCo, Deere, Newell Brands, CBS & more

  02/15/2019 07:50 AM
Names on the move ahead of the open.

  Charlie Munger says states have been 'stupid' for driving rich people away

  02/15/2019 07:15 AM
Munger says, "There are a number of places that have shot themselves in the foot; Connecticut, California, New York City."

  Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to lay off 15% of its workforce

  02/15/2019 12:13 AM
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to lay off about 2,000 people, or 15 percent of its workforce, this year, a source familiar with the situation said Friday, confirming Chinese media reports.

  Markets are now only hoping US-China tariffs don't get worse on March 1, JP Morgan says

  02/14/2019 11:49 PM
Markets have lowered their bar for what trade talk developments they will cheer, a J.P. Morgan Asset Management global market strategist, Hannah Anderson, said Friday.

  Prominent investors stock up on eBay, then activists flex muscle

  02/14/2019 08:18 PM
EBay Inc.'s stock price slumped for most of last year but a number of prominent hedge funds were so convinced that change is on the horizon for the e-commerce company that they established new or...

  Jeff Vinik offers fee cuts to help bring in cash for new fund

  02/14/2019 07:53 PM
Prominent U.S. investor Jeffrey Vinik is promising potential clients a cut in fees and said that it had been tougher to raise money than he initially thought, as he prepares to relaunch Vinik Asset...

  Big hedge funds dumped China stocks, Apple as market tumbled

  02/14/2019 07:21 PM
Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter,...

  Berkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits Oracle

  02/14/2019 06:40 PM
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it has trimmed its stake in iPhone maker Apple Inc, though none of the selling was Buffett's, and added positions in Canada's Suncor Energy Inc and...

  U.S. fund investors charge into money market funds: Lipper

  02/14/2019 05:34 PM
U.S. fund investors added another $18.7 billion to money market funds during the latest week, likely putting the low-risk funds on track for a third straight quarter of positive demand, Lipper data...

  Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Nvidia, Truecar, CBS and more

  02/14/2019 05:18 PM
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.

  Charlie Munger targets active managers, Elon Musk; praises China

  02/14/2019 04:20 PM
Charlie Munger, the longtime business partner of Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, on Thursday criticized active fund managers, bankers and even Elon Musk as he urged investors to court...

  Buffett's Berkshire reports new stake in Canada's Suncor, shares spike

  02/14/2019 04:16 PM
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway added more than 10.8 million shares of Suncor in the fourth quarter, boosted its holdings of bank shares and trimmed its Apple stake, according to a filing.

  U.S. tax refunds down nearly 9 percent vs year ago: IRS data

  02/14/2019 03:09 PM
The average U.S. tax refund under President Donald Trump's tax overhaul is down nearly 9 percent so far in this year's tax filing season, according to Internal Revenue Service data released on...

  Economists slash growth for fourth quarter after big retail sales drop

  02/14/2019 01:11 PM
Economists slashed GDP forecasts for the fourth quarter, and now see growth closer to 2 percent than 3 percent, after a surprise drop in December retail sales.

  Stocks making the biggest moves midday: MGM Resorts, AIG, Marathon Oil & more

  02/14/2019 12:44 PM
Names on the move ahead of the open.

  'Robo-adviser' Wealthfront launches cash account

  02/14/2019 11:18 AM
Wealthfront, one of the largest digital wealth management firms known as "robo-advisers", said on Thursday it is expanding its suite of financial products by introducing a cash account with a rate on...

  Retail sales were so bad, it's either suspect data or a recession warning

  02/14/2019 11:02 AM
The sudden and unexpected plunge in December's retail sales data raised new concerns about recession, but economists also say the biggest drop in nine years clashes with other data and may be suspect.

  Fed Gov. Brainard sees 'downside risks' increasing, says balance sheet runoff should end this year

  02/14/2019 10:05 AM
The central bank offiical endorses a patient approach on rate hikes, particularly considering "crosscurrents" that are building up for growth.

  Wealthfront joins the battle for deposits with a high-yield cash account

  02/14/2019 09:49 AM
Wealthfront is offering a no-fee cash account with a 2.24 percent interest rate.

  China to reportedly boost purchases of US semiconductors to alleviate trade tensions

  02/14/2019 09:34 AM
China is promising to buy semiconductors in an attempt to alleviate trade tensions with the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal.

  Your first trade for Thursday, February 14

  02/14/2019 09:19 AM
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for the market open.

  What we learned from this earnings season: Trade war is clouding outlook

  02/14/2019 09:12 AM
The U.S.-China trade war is making corporate executives scratch their heads when it comes to their expectations for the future.

  Fed may use rebound as motive to revive rate hikes, market researcher James Bianco warns

  02/14/2019 08:30 AM
"The stock market is rallying basically for one reason: The Fed backed off," Bianco Research's James Bianco says.

  Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Coca-Cola, Alphabet, Canada Goose & more

  02/14/2019 07:57 AM
Names on the move ahead of the open.

  Beware this Valentine's Day: Romance scams cost Americans $143 million last year

  02/14/2019 06:00 AM
The Federal Trade Commission received a record 21,000 reports of romance scams in 2018, costing victims $143 million.

  JP Morgan rolls out first US bank-backed cryptocurrency to transform payments business

  02/14/2019 05:59 AM
Engineers at the lender have created the "JPM Coin," a digital token that will be used to instantly settle transactions in its wholesale payments business.

  One of the world's largest crypto exchanges says it's still profitable 'even in this bear market'

  02/14/2019 03:10 AM
"To date, even in this bear market, we still run a profitable business," Binance CFO Wei Zhou told CNBC.

  New York fund manager pleads guilty to Belize airport scam

  02/13/2019 10:12 PM
A New York investment manager pleaded guilty on Wednesday to running a $21.9 million fraud in which he falsely told dozens of investors their money was being used to build an international airport in...

  Digital Currency Group CEO says most cryptocurrencies will fail, but bitcoin is still king

  02/13/2019 05:28 PM
The thousands of cryptocurrencies that have popped up in the past few years will eventually be worthless, according to the CEO and founder of Digital Currency Group.

  Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Cisco, AIG, Yelp and more

  02/13/2019 05:18 PM
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.

  Slower growth no reason to quit China: Epoch's Van Valen

  02/13/2019 01:54 PM
Slower overall growth is the new normal for China, but the globe’s second largest economy still holds much promise for choosy foreign investors, according to U.S. portfolio manager Kera Van Valen,...

  Union Investment to buy 16,000 German apartments from Chinese firm: sources

  02/13/2019 11:52 AM
German fund manager Union Investment is nearing a deal to buy about 16,000 German flats for roughly 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) from a Chinese investor, people close to the matter told Reuters.

  BlackRock hires former Fed official Fischer as an adviser: memo

  02/13/2019 11:18 AM
BlackRock Inc is hiring former U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer as a senior adviser, the world's largest fund manager said in a memo on Wednesday.

  Ackman's hedge fund gains nearly 25 percent in early 2019

  02/13/2019 11:01 AM
Hedge fund manager William Ackman told investors that his publicly traded portfolio has gained 24.7 percent this year, fueled by strong growth in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Chipotle Mexican Grill...

  Morgan Stanley's global head of macro trading in fixed income to retire

  02/13/2019 10:53 AM
Morgan Stanley's global head of macro trading in the bank's fixed income division is retiring, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

  Diversity in the 'man cave': Boardrooms gain women as minorities lag

  02/13/2019 10:04 AM
In America's corporate boardrooms, diversity is making uneven progress: Women increasingly are pulling up a chair while racial and ethnic minorities still rarely get seats at the table.

  Qatar revamps investment strategy after Kushner building bailout

  02/13/2019 06:41 AM
When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha.

  Blackstone to back ex-Eton Park partner with $150 million seed

  02/12/2019 03:39 PM
Blackstone Group LP is backing a new hedge fund being run by former Eton Park partner Aaron Wertentheil with a $150 million commitment, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  Fidelity, Schwab expand commission-free ETFs to over 500

  02/12/2019 02:54 PM
Fidelity Investments, one of the world's largest investment managers, said on Tuesday it had expanded its commission-free exchange traded fund (ETF) platform to include more than 500 ETFs.

  Wells Fargo's 2019 net interest income dependent on loan growth, deposits: CFO

  02/12/2019 12:35 PM
Wells Fargo & Co expects its net interest income, a key measure of bank profitability, to be up or down 2 percent for the year in 2019, depending on deposit pricing and loan growth.

  A bad omen? Emerging markets 'most crowded trade' for first time

  02/12/2019 08:13 AM
Investors made a U-turn on emerging markets, naming them the most crowded trade, in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's survey for the first time in its history.

  And On The Second Day, The Genius Cluster Invented Email

  02/07/2019 04:55 PM
Email continues to be the communicating-workhorse of choice by serious professionals of all industries and disciplines. But in many ways, it’s the killer app that never got the disruption respect it

  Revealing The Success Secrets Of Highly Effective People

  01/22/2019 11:18 AM
Through self-analysis, highly effective people see what they do well and capitalize on it, as well as recognize and evaluate what they don't do well and improve or minimize

  The Concorde Fallacy and the Concorde Question

  01/16/2019 01:00 PM
Perhaps the hardest decision a small business owner ever faces is when to end a business pursuit. Remember to ask yourself the Concorde Question: "Do I have a fighting chance, or just a chance to

  The Benefits of Fintech Partnerships in Emerging Markets

  01/16/2019 10:55 AM

  Jim Blasingame's 2019 Crystal Ball Predictions

  01/08/2019 01:09 PM
Jim Blasingame reveals his #2019 predictions for #smallbusiness, the #economy, #technology, and more. Stay tuned - last year his predictions were over 85%

  The real price of free information

  01/01/2019 11:30 AM
The Information Age can level the playing field for small businesses and empower them as never before. But it can take them down if they become victims of its worst aspects, like getting caught up in Availability

  5 Things I Wish I Had Together Before I Started My Own Business

  12/11/2018 09:00 AM

  5 Financial Steps To Take When Starting A Business

  11/29/2018 10:00 AM

  Five year-end steps to take while closing out this year

  11/27/2018 01:52 PM
Do you have the discipline to set up your business for a clean and fast start on January 1? While you're pushing 2018 over the goal line, here are five steps you can take for a great beginning in the new

  5 Things Retailers Need to Consider Heading Into the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season

  11/16/2018 11:06 AM

  What if your customers went away for a month - or more?

  11/09/2018 03:03 PM

  3 Reasons Why Loyalty Is More Important Than Ever

  11/05/2018 02:36 PM

  Small Businesses Need Their Bankers More Than They Realize

  10/22/2018 03:52 PM

  This Is How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Thriving Business

  10/12/2018 12:29 PM

  The First 3 Years of Self-Financing Your Business

  10/01/2018 12:47 PM