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WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 20, 2019

Glencore's Coal Reversal—Energy Journal
Good morning. In what experts are calling an extraordinary about-face Glencore PLC is promising to put a ceiling on its coal output because of the fossil fuel's link to climate change. The unexpected move comes as coal is resurgent around the world as a cheap source of electric power and after the Anglo-Swiss mining giant […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Momentum Investing, SoftBank Disappoints, Angel Investing
Momentum investing's bad luck might be ready to turn around; key investors are unhappy with SoftBank's tech-investment fund, and investing in startups can be both highly risky and rewarding.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 19, 2019

OPEC Plans Business As Usual Despite U.S. Sanctions On Its President—Energy Journal
Major oil producers in OPEC have so far shrugged off Washington's sanction targeting the oil cartel's Venezuelan president. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is entertaining easing diplomatic ties and opening a liaison office in North Korea. Elsewhere, the Anglo-Australian miner BHP reported higher earnings but sounded the alarm about the impact that a continued trade dispute […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: 401(k)s, Guggenheim, Coffee for Overachievers
A small number of financial firms are launching personalized versions of target-date funds, the SEC won't take action against Guggenheim Partner following an investigation of its asset-management business, and a new generation of coffee-lovers looks for the next level.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 18, 2019

Prices for Electric-Car Metals Lose Power—Energy Journal
Good morning. Investors who bet on the rise of electric car batteries to supercharge the market for metal alloys are feeling burned, reports the Journal. Prices for those metals have slumped compared with other commodities. Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia is revving up its diplomatic efforts after the killing of a Saudi dissident eroded its relationship with […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 15, 2019

Oil Will Still Matter in the Future Says, BP—Energy Journal
Investors are being treated to an upbeat chorus of energy results this earnings season and Italian energy major, Eni continued to sing from the same song sheet as the rest of its oil giant peers today. It posted adjusted earnings for the final quarter of 2018 that rose nearly 50%. Competitor BP added to the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Price-Gap Costs, Servicing Mortgages, Summer Camp Homes
Brief price gaps in equity trades cost investors about $2 billion a year; mortgage servicing rights sales take off amid a cooling housing market and higher interest rates, and vacation homes that feel like summer camp.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 14, 2019

Oil High Grips the Market—Energy Journal
Good morning. Crude prices are continuing to benefit from OPEC's supply cut. Meanwhile the drop-off in oil flows from Venezuela is creating opportunities for other sovereign producers to sell their heavy crude but some like Canada are finding it difficult to take advantage of the situation. Let us know what you think of this newsletter […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 14, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Unicorn Investments, Carbon Risk in Pensions, Biking in Hawaii
The venture-capital business is booming but that might not be good for investors in public markets; employees in some U.K. firms remain exposed to climate change risks via their pension funds, and biking around Hawaii's largest island.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 13, 2019

Oil Is Riding High on U.S.-China Trade Hopes—Energy Journal
Good morning. Oil is riding high on a possible extension on the deadline for a deal to settle the trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. Meanwhile, the U.S. has been spared the sting of inflation as low energy prices have kept the economy in check. Let us know what you think of this […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 13, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Millennial Wealth, Socially Responsible Profits, Dubai Property Prices
Morgan Stanley seeks to be one-stop shop for millennials as they acquire wealth; ways to earn income with socially responsible funds, and the sharp decline in Dubai housing prices.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 12, 2019

OPEC Tightened the Spigots Last Month—Energy Journal
Good morning. Major oil producers kept their promise to cut back on the oil supply last month, reports the Journal. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, is battling perceptions among U.S. officials that it has failed to hold accountable some of the actors behind the killing of a dissident journalist. And in another foreign policy challenge for […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 12, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Being More Tax Savvy, Reinventing 401Ks, Donating Art
Smart ways to be a tax-savvy investor; how to reinvent retirement plans, and turning to colleges and universities for art donations.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 11, 2019

Ports Plan for Rising Tides—Energy Journal
Good morning. Seaports in the U.S. are spending money to prepare for rising sea levels that have been linked to global warming. Meanwhile, a Swedish investment firm is creating the conditions for Stockholm syndrome by capturing prime U.S. oil service firms. Let us know what you think of this newsletter by emailing EnergyJournal@wsj.com. Did someone […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: PRIM Investment, ETF Demand, Concorde Comparisons
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board could have as much as $2 billion to commit to private equity this year, market turbulence spurs demand for fledgling active ETFs, and charting the Concorde's speed compared to other vehicles.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 08, 2019

U.S. Lawmakers Dust Off OPEC Antitrust Bill—Energy Journal
Good morning. American lawmakers have taken a dim view of Saudi Arabia's efforts to form a more formal oil alliance with OPEC and Russia. Senators recently rolled out a bill that would allow the U.S. to penalize the cartel for trying to control the price of oil. Meanwhile, Riyadh's efforts to project a more modern […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Juicy Bonuses, Bull Market Test, Green Bond Scarcity
A trio of brokerages offer hefty bonuses to attract brokers and advisers; tepid earnings forecasts could stymie the bull market, and green bonds that meet rigorous standards can be hard to find.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 07, 2019

Saudi Report Clears Top Brass From Involvement in Killing—Energy Journal
Good morning. A new report from the Saudi government contradicts U.S. intelligence findings that the oil-rich nation's defacto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, likely ordered operatives to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Meanwhile, France's oil juggernaut Total posted a profit for the last quarter and announced a major gas discovery off the coast of South […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 07, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tech Rally, Token Funding, Israel Ski Trip
Optimism about U.S.-China trade deal and U.S. monetary policy pushes shares of large technology firms higher; a blockchain-based offering could provide a form of early-stage financing, and a ski resort doubles as an Israeli military base.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 06, 2019

Russia Tries for a Crude Alliance With a Cartel—Energy Journal
Good morning. Investors are watching whether a formal Russia-OPEC alliance emerges-one that has potential to create new winners and losers in the crude market, reports the Journal. Meanwhile, one of those oil-rich OPEC nations, Venezuela, is still gripped by turmoil and many of its citizens are in dire need of food assistance. Let us know […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 06, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: VIX Caution, Miami Real Estate, Losing Weight
Analysts caution against betting on prolonged calm in the market; residents of high-tax cities are increasingly drawn to South Florida, and dieters get help from gadgets and online tools.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 05, 2019

BP Rides An Oil Price Wave—Energy Journal
Good morning. The British oil-giant BP swung to a profit in the fourth quarter of last year, the company reported today, beating analysts' expectations amid strong operating performance across all its business units. At the same time, oil prices climbed on the back of ongoing risks to Venezuelan supply and continued market confidence that OPEC-led […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 05, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Investing in Down Markets, Impact Investing Debate, Grandparent 529
How to invest when markets are down; the solutions offered by impact investing and how grandparents can help pay for college.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 04, 2019

U.S. Coastal Regions Prepare For Storms Due to Climate Change—Energy Journal
Good morning. The polar vortex's frigid air and other environmental calamities have awakened some U.S. lawmakers to the need for preparation against extreme weather that scientists largely attribute to climate change. U.S. coastal regions are set to spend big money to protect themselves from rising seas and other threats. Meanwhile, Washington is intent on warding […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Buying Opportunities, Corporate China, DNA Test Risks
Morgan Stanley chief investment officer Mike Wilson sees a big dip coming--and says it's good news; a large number of Chinese companies expect to incur annual losses, and genetic testing kits can reveal information both useful and shocking.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 01, 2019

Venezuela's Crisis Creates Problems for a U.S. Refiner—Energy Journal
Good morning. Crude futures have had a rollercoaster ride this week buffeted by several forces most recently signs that major oil producers reduced their crude flows to the market. The turmoil in Venezuela continues to lift energy prices but is also creating headaches for Citgo, one of the biggest refiners in the U.S, which now […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 01, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Mutual Fund Overcharging, Buying Renewables, Better Air Travel
More than 50 investment advisers face pressure to settle federal claims of overcharging for mutual funds as part of SEC probe; corporate buyers are leading the growth in spending on wind and solar, and suggestions for airlines that want to win back customers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2019

Crude Delivers for the Energy Industry—Energy Journal
Good morning. The black combustible stuff called crude is hot again with some investors, reports the Journal. Oil also managed to lift the fortunes of Shell, which saw its profits bump up with rising crude prices. In fact so much oil is being produced in parts of North America that the pipelines meant to transport […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Eurozone Slowdown Feeds Global Growth Fears
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Dear reader, This is the last edition of the Brexit & Beyond newsletter, and we will soon begin sending you our daily What's News newsletter. It features the best of The Wall Street Journal, including Brexit and European news. You can also stay up to date on […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Year of the Pig, Green Bonds, Amazon Stroll
Individual investors are snapping up stocks in companies likely to benefit from demand related to the Lunar New Year holiday; Standard & Poor's sees the market for green bonds growing, and an urbanie takes a trip through the Amazon.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: French Economy Slows Sharply, Boding Ill for Eurozone
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here We are ending the Brexit & Beyond newsletter on Jan. 31, and will soon begin sending you our daily What's News newsletter. It features the best of The Wall Street Journal, including Brexit and European news. You can also stay up to date on the latest Brexit […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2019

Venezuela's Crisis Is Good For Oil—Energy Journal
Amid political turmoil in Venezuela and subsequent U.S. sanctions on the oil-rich nation, crude prices are rising—and so are the number of rumors circulating among Venezuelans trying to make sense of the mayhem. One these unconfirmed stories tells of a Russian plane seeking to take away some of  Venezuela's gold reserves. In Europe, several countries […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Housing Lenders, Fast-Food Investors, Happy-Ending Divorce
Cooling housing market prompts closer scrutiny of some lenders; fast-food investors urge cuts to water use and emissions, and ways to bounce back after divorce.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: U.K. to Seek Renegotiation of Brexit Deal
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Dear reader, We are ending the Brexit & Beyond newsletter on Jan. 31, and will soon begin sending you our daily What's News newsletter. It features the best of The Wall Street Journal, including Brexit and European news. You can also stay up to date on the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2019

U.S. Puts Pressure on Venezuela's Oil—Energy Journal
Good morning. Geopolitical turmoil is roiling the energy market today as the Trump administration made good on its promise to put the squeeze on Venezuela's crude sales. Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia is stepping up its efforts to court foreign investors, who have shied away from the kingdom after the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Meanwhile, […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tax Season, Risky Companies, Travel Precautions
The first tax-filing season under the 2017 tax law opens this week, risky companies aren't likely to crash the economy, and what fliers should keep in mind.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Companies Prepare for No-Deal Brexit Complications
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Dear reader, We are ending the Brexit & Beyond newsletter on Jan. 31, and will soon begin sending you our daily What's News newsletter. It features the best of The Wall Street Journal, including Brexit and European news. You can also stay up to date on the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2019

Internet Giants Make Forays Into the Electricity Market—Energy Journal
Good morning. The energy market is all about changing corporate strategies and ventures today. U.S. energy firms are looking to scale back their production of gas before ample supply drives prices into the ground. Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil firm struck a deal to get a large stake in an Asia-based refiner. Meanwhile, internet firms […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: RIA, Weed Vs Greed, Scamming Grandma
The RIA industry sees no end in sight for record M&A activity, weed industry growth will likely wilt investor resistance, and financial abuse of seniors hits a record.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

The Score: The Business Week in 7 Stocks
The Journal's weekly guide to the ups and downs of the business world.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: ECB Lowers Eurozone Growth Forecasts
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Dear reader, We are ending the Brexit & Beyond newsletter on Jan. 31, and will soon begin sending you our daily What's News newsletter. It features the best of The Wall Street Journal, including Brexit and European news. You can also stay up to date on the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

The Upheaval in Venezuela Endangers Foreign Investments—Energy Journal
Good morning. Venezuela's allies China and Russia are nervously watching for developments in Caracas as a possible U.S. move against President Maduro could imperil their investments. Elsewhere, energy chiefs from major firms met in Davos this week to discuss the push from investors for the industry to deal with climate change, according to Reuters. Let […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Adviser Equity, U2's Bono, Packing Anxiety
Independent Financial Partners to give its financial advisers a 15% equity stake in the company, U2's Bono and TPG launch a company to measure 'impact investments,' and capitalizing on travelers' baggage anxieties.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: ECB Worries Over Economy Mount, But Stands Pat on Rates
MUST READS ECB Keeps Rates on Hold as Europe's Outlook Darkens: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi opened the door to new stimulus measures as the bank stood pat on interest rates, warning that economic risks are mounting. Europe's Political Funk Sets Back Its Economy: Europe seems stuck, its economic recovery running out of steam and its […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2019

Oil Volatile Amid Venezuela's Turmoil—Energy Journal
Good morning. Crude prices were volatile as the political crisis in Venezuela deepened. President Trump recognized the country's opposition leader as interim president in an effort to sideline the embattled socialist government. Elsewhere, experts were bracing for a drop in gasoline consumption as China's economy slows down. Let us know what you think of this […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Non-Financial Risks, Volatility Fears, Helpful Forgetfulness
The biggest risks from global megatrends that are keeping experienced investors awake at night, risky assets moving in tandem stokes fears of volatility ahead, and how forgetfulness can be helpful.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Brexit Delays Entice Sterling Investors
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Brexit Delays Entice Sterling Investors to Rejoin the Market: The British pound has become more appealing to some investors as they bet that the probability of extending the Brexit negotiating period, or a second referendum on the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union, is becoming more […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2019

Pakistan Attracts Energy Investment from Saudi Arabia—Energy Journal
Good morning. Today's energy moves are more geopolitical than market-based. Saudi Arabia is spreading its energy investments to new partners such as Pakistan. Meanwhile, Russia seems hesitant about picking an oil price fight with the U.S. Moscow is more interested in continuing its alliance with the Saudis and OPEC to cut the supply of oil […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: IPO Workaround, Slower Growth, Empty Seats
The government shutdown is forcing some companies to seek alternate routes to go public, the world braces for slower growth, and flyers are finding more empty seats.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: May Offers Little New On Leaving EU
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS After Brexit Defeat, May Offers Little New on Leaving EU: After a humbling rebellion by her own party against her Brexit deal and several days of consulting lawmakers across the British Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her new plan for leaving the European Union. […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2019

Crude Edges Down On Slowing Global Growth—Energy Journal
Good morning. Oil prices continue to edge down in response to a less rosy picture for global economic growth. Still, investors should not despair. The U.S. economy remains robust, according to an analysis by the Journal, and robust spending from American consumers could be enough to power growth around the world. Elsewhere, another fossil fuel is […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Energy Surge, Wealthy Tax Gaps, Gray Hair
Shares of energy companies have surged out of the gate this year, how wealthy Americans like Jack Benny avoided paying a 70% tax rate, and gray hair is hot.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 21, 2019

Russia Woos U.S. Allies in the Mideast—Energy Journal
Good morning. Today's headlines illustrate just how much China and Russia are influencing oil markets. As the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing drags on, crude prices are responding to anemic growth in China. One result: The shale boom is decelerating. U.S. shale producers are already reducing output as oil prices remain under pressure. At the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 21, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Demonstrators Take to French Streets For 10th Weekend Straight
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Calls for Yellow-Vests to Debate, Not Demonstrate, Fall on Deaf Ears: Thousands of protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for the 10th consecutive weekend of demonstrations, despite efforts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel yellow-vest anger through public debates over the next two […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 18, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: EU Examines Tariffs on Industrial Goods
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS EU Examines Tariffs on Industrial Goods: The European Union unveiled its opening bid for trade talks with the U.S., outlining a narrow goal of slashing tariffs on industrial goods that sets the bloc on a collision course with President Trump. EU Nations Set to Snub Washington's […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 18, 2019

OPEC Oil Production Slows, IEA Says—Energy Journal
OPEC substantially lowered its oil production in December, even as the oil cartel's main production ally, Russia, ramped up output to a new record high

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Wells Cuts Advisers, Investing Millennials, Best/Worse U.S. Airlines
Wells Fargo's adviser headcount continues to drop, millennials invest in low-return savings accounts, and the best (and worst) U.S. airlines.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Corporate Europe's ‘Unbearable' Brexit Uncertainty
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Corporate Europe Faces ‘Unbearable' Uncertainty Over U.K. Exit: British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to get U.K. parliamentary approval for a deal to split the country from the European Union adds significant pressure on continental companies as they plan for the now greater possibility of an […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2019

Energy Journal: OPEC Reports Production Drop
Good morning. I'm Christopher Alessi with today's energy-market news. OPEC this morning released its monthly oil market report for December. The cartel said production declined by more than 700,000 barrels a day last month, driven largely by Saudi Arabia. The output drop comes as OPEC  has just implemented official production cuts at the start of […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Advisory Deals, Trade War Fears, Cambodia's Beaches
The size of advisory M&A deals ballooned in 2018; trade war tops global risks for business leaders, and Cambodia offers posh new beach resorts.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2019

Oil Pauses, But Maintains Gains—Energy Journal
Crude prices edged down Wednesday, even as oil largely held on to strong gains made Tuesday.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Advisory Deals, Riskiest Borrowers, Boogie Woogie
A strong pace for M&A is likely to continue into 2019, good times are turning bad for the riskiest borrowers, and staying fit with the help of a horse named Boogie Woogie.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: U.K. Parliament Overwhelmingly Rejects Theresa May's Brexit Deal
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS U.K. Parliament Repudiates Theresa May's Brexit Plan: The British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed Brexit deal Tuesday, prompting a no-confidence vote against U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and further stoking extreme uncertainty around Britain's exit from the European Union in just over two months. Theresa May's […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Theresa May Looks to Fight Another Day
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS As Another Tense Vote Looms, Theresa May Looks to Fight Another Day: A day after her historic defeat in Parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to brush off a no-confidence vote, before resuming the agonizing process of finding a compromise Brexit deal that lawmakers will […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 15, 2019

Russian Ally Seeks Closer Ties With U.S.—Energy Journal
Good morning. Belarus, a top Russian ally, is making overtures to the U.S. Meanwhile, Sudan, a cautionary tale on the importance of holding on to your oil assets, has been rocked by protests that could overthrow the government. Separately, BP's wells in Alaska are being reviewed. Lastly Venezuela may get hit by more U.S. sanctions. […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: U.K.'s May Heads for Likely Defeat as Brexit Deadline Nears
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS U.K.'s May Likely Faces Defeat as Brexit Deadline Nears: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a likely heavy defeat in a vote Tuesday on her plan to leave the European Union, setting the stage for further political turmoil that will test the U.K.'s historically stable political institutions and […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: U.K.'s May's Brexit Deal Looks Set for Big Rejection
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Theresa May's Brexit Deal Looks Set for Big Rejection: The British Parliament looks set to reject a proposed Brexit deal by a huge margin Tuesday, a defeat that will likely trigger a no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May's government and force yet another round of frenetic […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Home Lending, Slowing Earnings Growth, Toxic Masculinity
The Trump administration has revived a program that is key to home lending, slowing earnings growth and gloomy forecasts raise concerns, and P&G challenges men to shave their toxic masculinity in a Gillette ad.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 14, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Vote Set to Show How Brexit Is Straining Britain's Constitution
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Vote on Brexit Deal Is Set to Leave U.K. No Clearer on Route Out of EU: British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for a vote on her plan to leave the European Union, facing what could be the heaviest legislative defeat of any government since World […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 14, 2019

The Trump Administration Looked for Ways to Hit Iran—Energy Journal
Good morning. The Trump administration sought options to strike Iran last year, raising concerns in the Pentagon. Major oil producers are seeking ways to influence U.S. lawmakers as Washington mulls legislation that could hurt OPEC. Separately, a U.S. utility chief is stepping down as her firm is struggling with mounting liabilities from major wildfires. Across […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 14, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Intelligence Tools, R&D Spending, Happy Hosts
The advantages of BI, AI, and big data explained, strong returns for top spenders on research and development, and how to be a happy and relaxed host.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 11, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: British Politics Spins Wheels Over Brexit
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS British Politics Spins Wheels Over Brexit: Britain's ongoing Brexit crisis is turning into Groundhog Day. With just over two months until the U.K. is supposed to leave the European Union, Britain's raucous parliament has slipped into a pattern. U.K. Economy Slows as Factories Sputter: British factory output […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 11, 2019

Russian Hackers Infiltrated the U.S. Power Grid—Energy Journal
Good morning. - Russian cyber operatives have been busy probing U.S. power grid vulnerabilities, according to an extensive report by the WSJ. - Energy firms are poised to dive back into offshore exploration projects, thanks to the resurgence in oil prices but some oil-services firms won't see the benefit. In Europe, a gas pipeline meant […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Merrill Edge Raises the Stakes, Push to Sell Short, College Debt Fights
Bank of America's Merrill Edge unit raises the stakes; computer models are pushing shorts, and families fight over college debt.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 10, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Two Car Makers Slash Jobs in Europe
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Ford to Slash Jobs, Shut Plants in Major European Revamp: Ford Motor has launched talks with trade unions in Europe about job cuts that could run into the thousands as it shuts European plants and cancels production of unprofitable models in response to a storm of […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 10, 2019

North Korea Signals Desire to Resume Nuclear Talks With the U.S.—Energy Journal
Good morning. The leaders from North Korea and China had a tête-à-tête in a gesture to the U.S. that the two parties want to continue talks over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, Iran has arrested an American, which could further deteriorate relations with the Trump administration. Separately, the U.S. oil industry's success is leading to a […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 10, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Consultative Selling, Frozen IPOs, Hotel Fees
The appeal of consultative selling, a frozen IPO market, and questionable hotel fees.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 09, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: Unemployment Shrinks in Europe, But Stays High in the South
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS As Unemployment Shrinks in Europe, Big Disparities Linger: The eurozone's unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate in more than a decade during November, a sign that the currency area's economic slowdown is unlikely to quickly turn into a recession. German Exports Fall, Adding to Growth […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 09, 2019

Saudi Arabia Eyes Investment Into U.S. Gas—Energy Journal
Good morning. After seeing its oil dominance wane, Saudi Arabia is considering an investment in the U.S. gas industry. Meanwhile, oil prices are benefitting from positive chatter coming from the U.S.-China trade talks. That aside, the U.S., once able to boast about its reduced carbon emissions, has lost those bragging rights as a strong economy […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 09, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Cash is King, Small Caps Shine, Slow Mornings
Financial advisers are shifting from U.S. stocks to cash amid market uncertainty; small-cap stocks take on a new shine as market slump, and some people wake early to do nothing.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 08, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: German Economy Shows New Signs of Slowdown, Raising Wider Fears
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS German Economy Shows New Signs of Softening, Raising Broader Fears: Fresh signs of a weakening German economy are raising fears that last year's slowdown could spill into 2019, deepening the challenges facing policy makers in Europe and the U.S. EU Agrees Fresh Sanctions on Iran Over Assassination […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 08, 2019

U.S. Seeks To Bolster Nuclear Sector—Energy Journal
Good morning. The U.S. has woken up to the foreign competition in the nuclear sector. Now Washington aims to bolster America's nuclear power industry. Meanwhile, the electric car manufacturer Tesla is breaking new ground with the opening of construction on a plant in China. Lastly, according to a Journal investigation Beijing has been busy offering […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Future of ETFs, New Exchange, Drinking Soup
A race to the bottom in fees should continue for exchange traded funds; Wall Street firms plan a new exchange to challenge NYSE and Nasdaq, and food makers offer soup packaged for sipping.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 07, 2019

Brexit & Beyond: British Parliament Gears Up for Crucial Brexit Vote
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS British Parliament Gears Up for Crucial Brexit Vote: British lawmakers this week begin debating Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan before a critical vote she is widely expected to lose, heightening political and economic uncertainty as Britain's withdrawal from the European Union nears. On Both Sides […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 07, 2019

Job Numbers Helped Boost Oil—Energy Journal
Good morning. Strong U.S. jobs numbers buoyed crude prices. Meanwhile, the Fed is flying blind as it tries to manage monetary policy with little official economic data due to the government shutdown. Elsewhere, Bill Gates said his nuclear energy venture has been made more difficult by the U.S.-China trade fight. Lastly, the race is on […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 07, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Mortgage Help, Inflation, Home Selling Upgrades
Rising home prices are sending first-time home buyers to their parents for help with mortgage down payments, inflation was a bad bet last year, and the top 10 upgrades to sell your home for top dollar.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 04, 2019

Oil Prices Edge Up—Energy Journal
Good morning and welcome back from the holiday break! Crude prices are higher, buoyed by a supply cut from major producers and news of a pause in the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing. Meanwhile, investors are pouring over the U.S. jobs report searching for clues about the energy sector and the overall health of […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Asset Managers, Currency Turmoil, Airport Bathrooms
Listed asset managers look to another difficult year, the twilight trading hour strikes currency markets, and airports install better bathrooms.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 03, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Top Hedge-Fund Managers, Private-Equity Firms, Rewards Cards
The top hedge-fund managers to watch in 2019, private-equity firms create funds that are built to last, and consumers figure out how to game the system of rewards credit cards.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 02, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Mergers, IPOs, New Tech
Companies struck mergers at a torrid pace in 2018, IPO-hungry investors look to have their moment in 2019, and the coming year will make good on some of the tech industry's biggest promises.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 31, 2018

WSJ Wealth Adviser: Expert Advice, Chinese Bonds Offer Refuge, Cryptocurrency No Longer A Rebel Asset
In 2018, the WSJ Experts panel on wealth management wrote about some of the ways we can position ourselves for comfortable retirement and how to leverage taxes and premiums once we're on a fixed income. Here are five of the most-popular Experts blog posts about retirement savings from 2018. And you can read what they had to […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 28, 2018

WSJ Wealth Adviser: No Carbon Windfall, Tough Year for Toys, How to Play Erratic Stock Market
Eleven years ago Dharsono Hartono, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. banker, spotted what he thought was a new way to make a fortune: climate change. Like Hartono, investors around the world have poured money into assets like once-frozen farmland in Canada and groundwater basins in California, betting that warming temperatures will raise their value. But the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 27, 2018

WSJ Wealth Adviser: Dow Posts Record 1000 Point Gain, Investors Pull Back from Funds, ETFS
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged a record 1086.25 points Wednesday, rebounding after a bruising four-session selloff put the blue-chip index and the S&P 500 on the brink of a bear market. Investor's are starting to see a buying opportunity, Barron's reports. — Below, some of the best analysis and insight from WSJ writers and columnists, the Dow […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 24, 2018

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Advisory Fees, Brexit, Sicily Living
Merrill Lynch is reducing the maximum fee it charges advisory clients, Brexit brings out the contrarian bulls, and luxury homeowners discover the delight of Sicily living.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 21, 2018

Brexit & Beyond: U.S. Regulators Warn of Shortcomings in Crisis Plans at Four European Banks
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Brexit & Beyond is taking a break after Dec. 21 and will be back Jan. 7. For Brexit coverage throughout the holiday period, visit WSJ.com, or sign up for What's News.  MUST READS U.S. Bank Regulators Warn of ‘Living Will' Shortcomings at Four Foreign-Owned Banks: U.S. bank regulators faulted Barclays, Credit Suisse Group, Deutsche Bank and […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 21, 2018

Iraq Gets the Art of the Deal on Oil From Trump—Energy Journal
Good morning. I'm Neanda Salvaterra with today's almost-holiday energy mix. The Trump administration gave Iraq a taste of the art of the deal. Despite U.S. sanctions, Baghdad got clearance to buy oil from Iran in return for promises to do business with American energy firms. Meanwhile, crude prices are still depressed even after The Wall […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 21, 2018

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Corporate Debt, Vera Bradley, Luxury Home Nomads
Fund managers are becoming more concerned about corporate debt, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard talks about building her empire, and nomads who own fractions of multiple luxury homes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 20, 2018

Brexit & Beyond: Britain and EU Plan for Brexit Breakdown
To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here Brexit & Beyond is taking a break after Dec. 21 and will be back Jan. 7. For Brexit coverage throughout the holiday period, visit WSJ.com, or sign up for What's News.  MUST READS Britain and EU Plan for Brexit Breakdown: Britain and the European Union are stepping up planning for a scenario they have both […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 20, 2018

Crude Prices Are Pressured After Fed Action—Energy Journal
Good morning. I'm Neanda Salvaterra with today's energy news. The Federal Reserve rattled the oil market sending crude on a downward trajectory. Meanwhile, participants in the U.S. natural gas market are anticipating more volatility as American exports are set to grow next year. Elsewhere, Germans bid farewell to their last coal mine pit. Help us […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 20, 2018

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Redemptions, REITs, Vaping
Investors are pulling billions out of global equity funds and investment-grade bond funds, REITs are gaining ground, and a surge in teen vaping gives rise to nicotine addiction.

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