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WSJ MoneyBeat
May 28, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Japan Haven, Farm Bank Risks, Cleaning Meditation
Japanese stocks provided an investment haven during the pandemic; Norinchukin Bank took a nearly $4 billion hit on debt tied to risky U.S. debt, and the way to turn cleaning into meditation.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 27, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Hotel Occupancy, CEO Networks, Lockdown Skincare
Hotel occupancy rose as weekend trippers hit the road; CEO's moved to repurpose their personal networks to talk virus, and the various remedies used to treat skin break outs in lockdown.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 26, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Business Jets, Financial Planning, Summer Jobs
Private aviation has been an cyclical business but Covid-19 crisis has made business jets more attractive; companies financial planning came up short amid the virus, and summer jobs have dried up for teens.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 22, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Large Tech Firms, Wishful Thinking, Drive-In Resurgence
Wild stock swings reflected investors betting on what they want to happen; large tech companies have prepared for an acquisition spree, and drive-in theaters made a comeback amid the pandemic.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 21, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bond Market Stall, Silicon Valley Layoffs, Beach Town Reopening
Investors feared a difficult economic recovery given that yields on government bonds have stalled near all time lows; coronavirus layoffs remade the Silicon Valley job market, and beach towns entered a make a break summer season.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 20, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: In-Person Entertainment, Commercial Real Estate, Casinos Reopen
Disney, Live Nation and cruise ship companies provided false sense of hope that in-person entertainment will recover quickly; commercial real-estate's havens were harmed by mortgage issues, and gamblers drove hours as casinos reopen amid coronavirus.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 19, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Low-Cost Airlines, Mall Shopping, Golf Pushcarts
Budget air carriers like Ryanair could benefit from a shrinking market; some malls attempted to reopen with smaller crowds and closed stores, and golf pushcarts became a high demand item.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 18, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Swiss Watchmaker, French Banks, RV Vacations
Cartier owner Richemont missed profit expectations and cut its dividend; banks in France lost big in the complex world of structured finance, and recreational vehicles provided the safest way to travel over the summer.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 15, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: TV Shopping, IPO Trend, Home Ergonomics
Television shopping channels have avoided the woes that befell the media and retail industries; the majority of money raised by U.S. IPOs was for companies whose purpose is to fund acquisitions, and working from home has taken a toll on workers backs and necks.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 14, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Investment Banks, Tax Breaks, Meat Shortage
The largest U.S. and European investment banks saw headcounts decline despite banner first-quarter results; companies in diverse industries have reaped billions in tax breaks to ride out the economic slump, and sellers of meat alternatives looked to take advantage of the meat shortage.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 13, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Oil Storage Peak, Crime-Scene Cleaners, Tourist Destinations
Signs appeared that oil storage companies have seen their peak profitability; crime-scene cleaners have seen a surge in demand from retailers, and tourist destinations tried to figure out how to reopen safely.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 12, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging-Market Debt, Money Managers, Oil Storage
Investors tempted to dip their toes into cheap-looking emerging-market dollar bonds were advised to exercise caution; big money managers took a lead role in managing coronavirus stimulus, and schemes to store inexpensive oil get creative.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 11, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tech Firms, Closed Factories, Corporate Debt
The pandemic made sudden heroes of the technology companies; factories closed for good as coronavirus reduced demand, shutdowns sparked an explosion of new bond sales.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 08, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Budweiser Bright Spots, Clorox Wipes Scarcity, Home Workouts Rise
Budweiser sales were hurt by the pandemic but the company sees bright spots in the U.S. and China; the maker of Clorox wipes remained unsure of when supplies will replenish, and at-home virtual fitness programs have seen high adoption rates.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 07, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: European Junk Bonds, Silver Lake Deals, Meat Shortage Guide
Investors shunned European junk bonds while risky U.S. debt rebounded; Silver Lake has been one of the most active deal makers during the pandemic, and a smart guide to the U.S. meat shortage.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 06, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Private Equity, Home Prices, Safe Tourism
Distressed markets created opportunities for private-equity firms sitting on cash piles; home buyer demand softened but the supply of homes has contracted faster, and some rural destinations saw their remote seclusion as a selling point in anxious times.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 05, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Investment Risk, Oil Majors, Grocery Delivery
Investors who wanted to account for stock-market danger have to figure which metrics to use; oil majors delayed deals amid volatile crude prices, and how to navigate grocery delivery services.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 04, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Oil Crash Bet, Coal Producer Struggles, Museums Reopen
Investors were betting that the oil crash would weaken middle east currency pegs; coal producers struggled after years of investor payouts, and new rules were placed on visitors to reopening museums and galleries.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 01, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stock Market Surge, Cash-Hungry Firms, Financial Gift Giving
Investors who thought the market was missing something because it is up so much may have interpreted what has driven it up; cash-hungry companies reached for a lifeline in convertible bonds, and giving people financial gifts could lead to bad feelings.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 30, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Aviation Crisis, Insurance Fight, Luxury Property
The downsizing of the aviation industry could be a permanent response to what may be years of depressed demand; the legal fight between insurers and businesses has expanded, and the virus hasn't stopped wealthy homeowners from listing their luxury properties.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 29, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Junk Bonds, Dividend Suspensions, Roomy Airplanes
Bargain hunters picked up deb of riskier companies, firms have suspended their dividends at the fastest pace in years, and the huge decline in air travel made for plenty of room on flights.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 28, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Reaching for Yield, Deutsche Bank's Journey, Online Night Spots
Investors snapped up asset-backed securities despite recession concern and falling consumer spending; Deutsche Bank warned that its capital buffers will be slimmer than hoped this year, and some nightlife venues continued to operate online.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 27, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Developing Country Debt, Credit Card Troubles, Las Vegas Return
Investors have been buying up debt from stronger developing countries; credit-card customers and lenders braced for the impact of defaults, and Las Vegas struggled with how to reopen.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 24, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Liquor Sales Rise, Grocers Go Green, Europe Tourism Doldrums
Spirits have outperformed beer in America as shoppers load up on expensive drinks but that might not last; retailers filled shelves with eco-friendly alternatives when they ran out of Clorox wipes and Lysol sprays, and southern Europe's vital tourist industry has been threatened by coronavirus.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 23, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: High-Speed Trading, Gulf Oil Wells, Remote-Home Owners
High speed trader GTS said it planned to create an online market for pre-IPO shares; drillers in the Gulf of Mexico shut wells as oil prices plunged, and remote-home owners have figured out social distancing.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 22, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: China Investors, Real-Estate Play, Movie Escape
China investors stashed more cash in money-market funds during the pandemic; cash pours into distressed real-estate funds and several directors suggested the movies that take them away.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 21, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Short Sellers Rise, Plane Repair Troubles, Popularity of Bidets
Bets against the stock market have risen to their highest level in years; the business of repairing planes has dropped off, and bidet makers have seen a rise in demand.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 20, 2020

Wealth Adviser Briefing: Big Tech Earnings, Worsening Steelmaker Slump, Family Portraits
Big technology firms' resilience to the coronoavirus could be tested; steelmakers' worst slump in a decade seen getting worse, and young people took stock of their finances and prepared for uncertainty.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 17, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Online Drugstores, Amazon Goals, Sports Return
Online drugstores look healthier in the time of coronavirus; Amazon moved to get shoppers to buy less amid the pandemic, and the return of sports remained up in the air.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 16, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Airline Recession Threat, Saudi Dollar Bond, Travel Industry Devastation
The aid package for airlines shouldn't be read as a recovery signal; Saudi Arabia marketed a dollar bond to plug spending gap amid low oil prices, and the coronavirus changed airlines, hotels and other travel businesses in a matter of weeks.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 15, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Property Funds, Distressed Investing, Friends Reconnect
Individual investors found that withdrawal window for property funds was shut; private-equity fund to launch a roughly $5 billion distressed-investing fund; and people have rekindled friendships amid social distancing and quarantine.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 14, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Private Equity Scramble, Airline Cash Grab, Social Distancing Rules
Private-equity firms scrambled to shore up coronavirus-hit holdings; U.S. airlines mulled selling miles in bulk to raise cash, and those who break social-distancing rules get shamed online.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 13, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Death Industry Blues, Cattle Dealers Squeeze, Toilet Paper Trade
Stocks related to the death industry might not be a safe haven in a pandemic; the coronavirus created uncertainty for Texas cattle dealers, and people who stocked up on rolls of toilet paper bartered for other goods and services.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 09, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Aircraft Leasing Fund, Ignoring Inflation Data, Getting Trip Refund
Investors have bailed on aircraft leasing funds; inflation data has been affected by changes in consumption patters, and frustrated travelers faced off against travel firms for refunds.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 08, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Real Estate Bust, Deal Spreads, Vacation Deal Search
Sales of skyscrapers have fallen apart and investors unloaded shares of major office REIT; big merger deals offered investors the prospect of huge but highly uncertain gains, and some travelers discovered half-price holidays for summer and fall.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 07, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: ETF Sector Gains, Job Loss Fears, Blocked Tourist Towns
Utilities, health care and consumer staple exchange-traded funds have held up better than other sectors; the steps that could be taken when coping with job loss during coronavirus, and some tourists towns put up do-not-enter signs.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 06, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Property Bets, Bear Market Necessities, Garden Landscape
Publicly traded real-estate investments have been anything but a haven; investors are advised to remain calm and don't make sudden moves to survive a bear market, and how to create a self-contained miniature landscape in an alpine trough garden.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 03, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Hedge Fund Gains, Muni Market Crisis, Bread Baking Mishaps
Chris Hansen's Valiant boosted hedges and bet against companies it viewed as more likely to be hurt by an economic slowdown; how the muni market became the epicenter of the liquidity crisis, and baking bread under quarantine has proved difficult.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 02, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Problem Investing, Retirement Plan Cuts, Difficult Airlines
Investors could choose to assume the worst and find investments that can ride out the pandemic; more firms moved to cut contributions to employee retirement accounts, and airlines have made it difficult to seek refunds for busted trips.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 01, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Farm Challenges, Orange Juice Futures, Divorced Parents
Farms and orchards across the country scrambled to ensure a steady supply of workers; sleepy orange-juice futures were pumped up by frightened consumers looking to stock up, and the coronavirus caused extra complications for divorced parents.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 31, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging-Market Defaults, Airline Shakeup, Looking Professional
The risk of emerging-market defaults has been heightened by government struggling with falling oil prices and spread of coronavirus; the regional airline market could be ripe for consolidation, and how to get dressed from the waist up for virtual meetings.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 30, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Crisis Opportunities, High-Frequency Trading, Performing Arts Threat
Financial advisers have been seizing on low interest rates and deflated stock prices amid the coronoavirus crisis; high-frequency traders benefited from a volatile market, and financial disaster loomed over theaters, nightclubs and American institutions.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 27, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Junk Bonds, Market Meltdown, Exercise Routine
The specter of widespread corporate defaults in the coming months has caused a massive selloff in junk bonds; many people stand to benefit from using Roth IRA conversions to create tax-free income in retirement, and people found ways to work out at home,

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 26, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Hot Finance Bet, Real-Estate Loans, Flight Deals
The coronavirus derailed one of the hottest bets in finance; loss rate on banks' real-estate loans expected to soar, domestic flight deals scheduled for later in the year might be worth the gamble.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 25, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Oil Crash, Airline Shutdown, Relieving Stress
The plunge in oil prices sent shock waves through closed-end funds, domestic passenger flights could virtually shut down, and ways to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 24, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bond ETFs, Race for Cash, CEO Challenge
Bond exchange traded funds flashed warnings signs of a growing mismatch with their underlying assets; big companies raced to build up cash amid the coronavirus crisis, and CEO have been faced with monumental leadership challenge in a turbulent business environment.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 23, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Cigarette Break, Online Gambling, Experience Gap
The current pandemic could pull tobacco stocks out of their three-year funk; corporate boards suffered an experience gap, and the online gambling industry sought to expand with Americans confined to home.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 20, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Trucking Hurdles, Strongest Restaurants, Trapped Travelers
The trucking industry has faced hurdles in keeping supply chains moving amid surging coronavirus-driven demand; stronger restaurants chain could rebound as weaker rivals fail, and Americans around the world are trapped abroad.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 19, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging Markets, Auto Industry, Elderly Parents
Emerging markets took a hit as investors flee from riskier assets; the auto industry's record run of robust sales has been threatened by the coronavirus, and concerned adult children made parents question the definition of elderly.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 18, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Private Credit, Big Banks Borrow, Generational War
Private-credit firms weighed the risks and opportunities in market turmoil; U.S banks borrowed straight from the Federal Reserve, and a generational war has bubbled up over the coronavirus.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 17, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Space Tourism, Banks Pressured, Weekend Life
Mom-and-pop investors craze for space tourism survived despite coronavirus rout; banks are being pressured as clients scramble for cash, how the coronavirus remade American life over a weekend.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 16, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Investment Grade Bonds, Hotel Layoffs, Work From Home
Investment-grade bonds could turn to junk amid global rout; hotels turned to layoff and lower room rates as business staggers, and some bosses learned some important lessons about having employees work from home.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 13, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Coronavirus Cash, Millennial Passions, Young Homebuyers
Investors faced the decision to hold a bigger cash stockpile as the coronavirus spreads; the housing market outlook weakens despite expectations of low mortgage rates, and young homebuyers have traded turn key houses for fixer-uppers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 12, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Corporate Bonds, Rent-A-Bank, Airline Fees
Corporate bond investors shied away from risk; rent-a-banks defied states growing efforst to curb high-cost lending, and airline rules have rankled travelers as coronavirus cancel trips.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 11, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Zero Yields, Self-Storage, Open Office
Government bonds bought in Japan could provide extra returns at very little risk; investors flocked to self-storage as a safety play, and open floor plans could help spread the coronavirus.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 10, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stock Buybacks, Robo Advisers, Angry Miami Beach Residents
The new coronavirus may threaten companies' buyback plans -- though a down market could also create a buying opportunity; robo advisers keep adding on services, and Miami Beach fights tide of angry residents.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 09, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Investors and Banks, Women on Boards, Light Bulbs and Your Sleep
It wasn't too long ago that investors were lauding banks for their ability to withstand the effects of low rates. Not anymore; California law pressures small-company boards to include women, and a new approach to LED design.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 06, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retirement Funds Tested, Personal Work Metrics, Outdoor Provisions
The list of institutions challenged by the impact of the coronavirus now includes America's pension funds; the power of personal metrics at work, and stockpilers buy up outdoor provisions amid coronavirus fears.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 05, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Junk Bond Frenzy, Cruise Industry Woes, Sharing with Strangers
The market meltdown made junk bonds more attractive; coronavirus left cruise industry with canceled trips and half-empty ships, and some people felt compelled to share their family secrets with strangers in public.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 04, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Banking Threat, Mortgage Refinancing, Only Lonely
The novel coronavirus posed a much bigger threat than the trade war was; fears about coronavirus may have given homeowners an opportunity to lower their monthly bill, more Americans reported feeling of loneliness.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 03, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Mexican Stocks, Grocery Goners, Venice Tourism
The coronavirus hasn't hit Mexican equities as hard as some regional peers; some specialty grocers stumbled as mainstream supermarkets expanded offerings, and Venice was left hurting for visitors after the high tides receded.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 02, 2020

Coronavirus Saps Energy Markets—Energy Journal
Crude prices were rallying this morning, with Brent—the global benchmark—up more than 2%. Still, oil and gas markets are preparing for what could be another unsettling week as the global coronavirus crisis continues its spread. The epidemic is upending operations, eroding prices and halting industry get-togethers. Houston's popular energy event, CERAWeek 2020, has been canceled […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 02, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Exaggerated Selloff, Birkin Bags, Hawaii Property
The coronavirus selloff might be exaggerated; the high resale prices of Birkin bags caused trouble for Hermes, and wealth property owners pursued property on Hawaii's Kona-Kohala coast.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 28, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Dine Out Stocks, Retirement and Longevity, Expensive Watches
Shake Shack, Madison Square Garden trailed behind stocks that could benefit from consumers pulling back on their regular activities; a big question in retirement planning has been figuring out lifespan, and why some watches carried high price tags.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 27, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Muni-Market Demand, AI Comes to the Tax Code, Smart Travel Planning
Rush to invest in municipal debt pushes yields to record lows; governments turn to machine learning to boost revenue as taxpayers seek to reduce their bills, and smart travel planning in the time of coronavirus.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 26, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stocks' Rude Awakening, Centuries-Old Investment Idea, Diamond Haggling
Did equities react in a reasonable way to the rapid spread of Covid-19 in South Korea and Italy over the weekend? Japan's aging population breathes new life into a centuries-old investment idea, and, in Manhattan's Diamond District, haggling is half the fun.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 25, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retreat From Oil, Berkshire Hathaway Underperforms, Big Wire Transfers
Investors retreated from oil firms in a sight of rising skepticism; Berkshire Hathaway's returns underperformed the most since 2009, and hackers tricked victims into big wire transfers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 24, 2020

Falling Fuel Prices Delight and Dismay—Energy Journal
As many energy producers—including OPEC and its allies—struggle to restrain output and stabilize prices, U.S. consumers are feeling especially warm and cozy this winter. Some of the lowest crude oil and natural gas prices in years are saving many Americans money. The falling costs could help cushion the U.S. economy from fallout related to the […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 24, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Japan Pension Whales, Small Firm Pressures, Underwater Library
Japan's pension whales may be making waves in currency markets; small U.S. firms have been disrupted by the China virus, an underwater library and other hotel amenities awaited determined bookworms.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 21, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging Market Bonds, Energy Firms' Debt, High Garlic Prices
Emerging-market companies sold a record amount of foreign-currency debt this year; energy companies amassed a looming debt burden, and garlic prices have risen because of the coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 20, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Sour China Bonds, Purdue Pharma Breaks, Milan Real Estate
Investors fumed as China developed a new playbook for state-backed bonds; more investment funds reduced their times with the family behind Purdue Pharma, and Milan's real estate market has taken off.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 19, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Apple Sales Dip, China Global Tax, Married Finance Combo
Apple pulled its cheerful sales forecast for the current quarter; the little-known tax drive associated with China's Belt and Road initiative could shape corporate tax rules around the world, and making the choice to combine finances when getting remarried.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 18, 2020

BP Contemplates a Post-Oil World—Energy Journal
Define "Beyond Petroleum." That's BP CEO Bernard Looney's challenge. The oil giant rebranded itself with that moniker more than a decade ago—and the world will have a chance to hear a clearer definition next week, as BP's new CEO Bernard Looney is set to speak at the International Petroleum Week conference in London. Last week, […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 18, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stocks Hit Highs, Mom and Pop Millionaires, Inflight Movies
China plays got left behind as U.S. markets charged to new highs; mom and pop millionaires are driving Blackstone's growth, and some airlines are ditching seatback screens on domestic flights.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 14, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Slow and Steady Nestle, Tesla Financing Probed, Retirement Plan Rules
Nestlé was described as one of the most reliable operators in a changing consumer-goods industry; the SEC launched a probe of Tesla's financing, and the new rules for retirement plans are explained.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 13, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Small-Cap Health, Wells Fargo Overhaul, Oil Hedging
Small-cap health stocks have stood out in 2020; Wells Fargo CEO put his stamp on the firm with overhaul of reporting lines, and the hedging strategy adopted by some banks likely exacerbated oil price drop.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 12, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Commodities Pressured, Insurers Up Prices, Saudi Fund Broker
The coronavirus has weighed on multiple commodities; insurers have driven up prices on U.S. businesses, and a reality-TV producer has turned into a rainmaker for a $300 billion Saudi fund.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 11, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Energy Stock Turnaround, Tesla Bears Suffer, Stock Traders Meditate
Energy shares have performed poorly but could be in for a turn around; investors who took the position that Tesla shares were overvalued have taken $8.4 billion of losses, mindfulness might lead to better investment performance.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 10, 2020

Energy Journal—Viral Fears Weigh on Energy Prices
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on already-battered liquefied natural gas prices, as a mild winter in the U.S. combines with concerns that the outbreak in China is eroding overseas demand. LNG prices hit $3 per million British thermal units late last week, a record low, according to S&P Global Platts. And an array of energy […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 10, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Hot Bond Funds, Tesla Big Winner, Crowded Ski Resorts
The bull market in bond funds persisted despite historically low interest rates around the world; a Scottish fund manager made long-term bets on some of the world's most hyped stocks, and mega passes have prompted in skiers to crowd the slopes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 07, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Vaping's Mixed Blessing, Deutsche Bank Confidence, Pizza Pregnancies
The vaping crackdown has complicated tobacco firms' pitches to investors; Deutsche Bank got a show of confidence in the form of Capital Group taking a 3.1% stake, and would-be parents flocked to a famous Bay Area pizzeria for help.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 06, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Crude Trade Threatened, Vanguard Broadens Reach, Taxidermy Decor Weighed
A popular crude oil trade has been threatened by the coronavirus; Vanguard Group broadened its reach by entering private equity; and interior designers argued the merits of taxidermy animals in home decor.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 05, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tech Bubble Signs, Wildfires Sour Wine, West Side Revival
Goldman Sachs pointed out how the current run in technology stocks differs from the dot-com bubble; the smoke from wildfires in Australia and California posed a threat to the wine industry, and the Broadway revival of "West Side Story' found an appreciative audience.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 04, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Wells Fargo Adviser Exodus, Energy Bond Threat, Auto Industry Misstep
Profit struggles at Wells Fargo's wealth management has led to an adviser exodus; demand for energy-company bonds dampens amid coronavirus concerns, and the auto industry's desire for easier environmental rules backfires.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 03, 2020

Energy Journal: EXCLUSIVE—Saudis Push for Large OPEC Cuts in Response to Coronavirus
Saudi Arabia is pushing OPEC to make a major, short-term oil production cut of some 500,000 barrels per day as it seeks to respond to the impact of China's deadly coronavirus on crude demand, report Benoit Faucon and Summer Said this morning.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 03, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Energy Stocks Drained, Manufacturing Catches Cold, Off-Limits Travel
Energy stocks have been the worst performing sector for the past two years; the effects of coronavirus could dog global industrial supply chains for years, and travel spots around the world where picture taking is banned.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging Market Stress, Retirement Paycheck Comeback, Weight Loss Math
Investors have pulled back from commodities and countries dependent on Chinese consumption; employers have made it easier to turn that nest egg into steady payments, and math behind weight loss can be tricky.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Utility Stocks Gain, Goldman Makes Nice, Hotel Fees Anger
Utility stocks were set for their biggest monthly gains since 2016; Golman Sachs talked to its critics in an effort to make friends, and legislators and online travel agencies pushed back against hotel resort fees.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: REITs Grow Popular, Electronic Green Bonds, Feet On A Plane
Income-seeking investors poured into stocks of real-estate investment trusts; trading in green bonds could get a boost, and some travelers adopted a habit of removing their socks and shoes on flights.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Ultrafast Trading Woes, Tech Regulation Plea, Fleeing High-Tax States
High-frequency trading was estimated to cost stock investors nearly $5 billion a year; tech giants appealed to global governments for more regulation, and some homeowners have chosen to flee high-tax states.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 27, 2020

Energy Journal—U.S. Shale's Age of Austerity
Diamonds are created under pressure—and so was America's energy dominance. U.S. shale producers helped make America the world's top oil producer, many of them using pressurized liquids to fracture tightly packed rock formations and uncork crude. Now shale producers are feeling pressure themselves—from bankers and investors who expect them to deliver consistent returns and live […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 27, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Transport Stock Warning, Online Broker Boost, Young Investor Fears
Transportation stocks have been flashing potentially ominous signs for investors looking forward to a rise in global growth; online brokers became more popular after implementing zero commissions, and young investors let their gloomy view of the futures influence investing decisions.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Precious Metal Surges, Shadow Banks Rise, FICO Scores Change
The world's most expensive precious metal surges amid emissions clampdown; the shadow banks have a growing presence in cross-border credit; and FICO changes could lead to lower credit scores.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Options Election Play, Trade Finance Appeal, Best Plane Seats
Wickham Cash Partners joined UBS Private Wealth Management after working at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where it managed $10.8 billion in client assets and generated $16 billion in revenue. Below, some of the best analysis and insight from WSJ writers and columnists, the Dow Jones Newswires team and occasionally beyond, on investing, the wealth-management business […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Vulture Investors, Real-Estate Funds, Placebo Pain Relief
Investors poured more than $3billion in nonperforming Chinese commercial loans; raising capital has become harder for real-estate funds; and a placebo for pain relief can work even when the patient knows it isn't an active medication

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 21, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retirement Tax Breaks, Low-Carbon Patents, Online Wine Auctions
Proposals on limiting retirement tax breaks have been circulating in Washington for years; oil and car companies lead list of most low-carbon patents, and a beginner's guide to online wine auctions.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 20, 2020

Leaders Confront Climate Change at Davos Gathering—Energy Journal
President Trump, Greta Thunberg and nearly 3,000 of the world's most powerful people are making their way to Davos, Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting. The official theme this year is "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World" and there are more than 30 sessions on the program that grapple with […]

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.

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