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WSJ MoneyBeat
May 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Real-Estate Stocks, Beauty Industry, Rocket Town
Real-estate stocks are in high demand amid trade battle; the push to better serve consumers of color in the beauty industry, and the private space industry brings back jobs and visitors to Florida's Cocoa Beach.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 21, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Betting on Volatility, Criticizing Deutsche Bank, Splurging on Art
Some investors bet that market volatility will remain; Deutsche Bank prepares for the wrath of shareholders, and art collectors are splurging on trophy works.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 20, 2019

Energy Journal: Trade Disputes and Gulf Tensions Stir Oil and Gas Markets
The possibility of military conflict in the Persian Gulf is adding to uncertainties around oil-market supply. And at the same time, the energy industry is feeling the impact of the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser: CLO Recovery, Crypto Firms, Visiting Prague
The nascent recovery in the market for collateralized loan obligations is being threatened; a lack of banking options is a big problem for crypto businesses, and a guide to Prague's buzziest neighborhood.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 17, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Chinese Stocks, Goldman Boutique Buy, Million-Dollar Homes
Two of the largest global index providers are about to unleash a flood of money into China stocks; Goldman Sachs is buying a boutique wealth-management firm, and million-dollar home owners seek to sell their houses with the click of a button.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 16, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Opioid Fallout, Legg Mason, Saving Money
Some hedge funds are betting that drugmakers will face financial pressures from potential settlements of opioid lawsuits; Trian may wage an activist campaign at Legg Mason, and Soledad O'Brien reveals how saving money allows for options.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Investor Faith, Performance Alternatives, Art Speculation
The sharp stock-market selloff is testing investors faith in U.S. growth; Uber and Lyft's alternatives for measuring performance aren't blinding investors to their losses, and some art speculators are bidding to lose.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 14, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Day Trading in Options, Tiny Island Bonds, Ancient Venice
Day trading in options has been picking up steam; companies are flocking to issue bonds on a tiny English Channel island, and the newest, must-see attractions in Venice.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 13, 2019

Oil Prices Jump After Attack on Saudi Tankers—Energy Journal
Conflict—whether it's between regional rivals in the Persian Gulf or corporate foes in the Permian Basin—is seeping back into the oil business. Oil prices shot upward Monday after Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers came under attack Sunday near the Strait of Hormuz, the waterway in and out of the Persian Gulf — […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 13, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging-Market Currencies, Selling Luxury Yachts, Luxury Home Hopping
This year's rally in emerging-market currencies is facing a test: Ferretti's CEO talks about how superyachts vary by market, and a couple split their time between six high-end homes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 10, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Adviser Pay Drop, Gulf Debt Boom, Best of Maui
Financial advisers' base pay declined amid the rise of robo-advisors; investors are betting against the Persian Gulf debt boom; and a guide to Maui's sweet spots.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 09, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Generic Drugs, Insurance Opportunities, Flight Bargains
Falling prices are hurting the revenue and profit of generic drug makers; Blackstone sees the insurance business as a way to build a trillion-dollar stockpile of assets, and coast-to-coast nonstop flights have rarely been cheaper.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retiring Advisers, Buy the Dip, Virtual Therapists
Raymond James addresses the problem of losing advisers to retirement; the buy-the-dip strategy stalls as stocks rise, and a psychotherapist has a physical office as well as a virtual one for clients.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 07, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tax Dodge, Momentum Investing, Job Advice
An old tax dodge for the wealthy is making a comeback; a new way to think about momentum investing, and offering job advice to college graduates.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 06, 2019

Trump Calls for More Crude. Will the Saudis Answer?—Energy Journal
Oil is testing the steadfast friendship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.—in ways that are likely to have global effects. Markets seem cautiously hopeful that the Saudis will supply the rescue barrels needed after the Trump administration moved last week to end waivers for the handful of countries that were still importing oil from Iran. […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 06, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Dark Pools, Ginnie Mae, Travel Pics
Dark pool platforms are drawing more trading amid low volatility; Ginnie Mae is moving to crack down on repeated mortgage refinancings, and the secrets to taking better travel photos.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 03, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Lumber Prices, Hedge Funds, Learning Vacations
Lumber prices are being hit hard by bad weather and a decline in home building; hedge funds are cleaning up in a China rally, and taking a luxury vacation that can also teach new skills.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 02, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Foreign Bonds, ESG Investors, Airport Terminals
Government bonds issued in a foreign currencies can provide good returns with low risk; more U.S. companies are making room for investors pushing climate and social issues, and airports that try to make long delays tolerable.

WSJ MoneyBeat
May 01, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Dollar Smile, Small Caps, Art Auction
The dollar usually smiles in recessions but maybe not next time; small-cap stocks stand to benefit from a stronger dollar, and a boutique auction house turns to a Sotheby's vet for help.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 30, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: European Stocks, Schwab Strategy, Tech Compatibility
Some investors think Europe's economic gloom is lifting and are gingerly returning to the region; Charles Schwab has turned into a personal-finance supermarket that's dragging rivals, and how to combat marital strife over technology usage.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 29, 2019

Chevron, Occidental, Joust for Anadarko—Energy Journal
Not so fast, Chevron…The jostling over Anadarko, the American independent, continues, threatening a bidding war for a company with prime assets in the world's hottest shale play, the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. Last week, Occidental offered to buy Anadarko for $38 billion, seeking to top Chevron's $33 billion deal price, write Bradley […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 29, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Stock Dip, Deutsche Revenue, Celebrity Encounters
Options strategies that could be profitable during a stock market dip; Deutsche Bank cuts revenue target a day after merger talks fail, and the new vacation perk is celebrity encounters.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Liquor Haven, Vanguard Voting, Colombia Tourism
Liquor stock are seen as a better haven for investors that food stocks; Vanguard is handing over some of its voting power, and Colombia's Medellín is becoming a hot tourist destination.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Yield Hunt, Soros Overhaul, Office Restroom
The hunt for yield renews investors appetite for European banks' riskiest debt; the Soros Fund's new leader upends the firm in a strategic overhaul, and the office restroom gets a makeover.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 24, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Calm Markets, Rent Control, Retirement Finances
An unusual period of calm has blanketed trading of stocks and commodities; more states are pursuing rent control and that's bad news for landlords, and workers are feeling better about retirement finances.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 23, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Merrill Team Focus, FANG Stocks Rebound, Retirement Mistakes
Merrill Lynch focuses on teams of advisers rather than those working solo; big money managers are buying FANG stocks again, and the biggest financial mistakes retirees make.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Spicy Chocolate, Venmo Credit Card, Girl Scout Cookies
Confectionery brands try to please new palates with hot-chicken-flavor Oreos and ruby-pink chocolate; Venmo turns to credit cards to turn a profit, and the logistics of selling Girl Scout cookies.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Not-So Good Friday, Bad Loans, Expensive Renovation
Good Friday sometimes brings bad company news; Cerberus raises $5.1 billion to buy bad loans, and a $40 million renovation of a 240-year-old building.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Skittish Investors, Risky Oil Bet, Zurich Vacations
Nervous investors are hedging their bets and buying funds that protect against market volatility; a new fund seeks to benefit from crude oil recovery, and a Zurich vacation for value-conscious travelers.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 17, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Predicting Client Lifespans, Top Finance Earners, Malls Under Pressure
Using technology to predict a client's lifespan; the top earners in the financial sector work at real estate investment trusts, and malls are still under pressure as stores close.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 16, 2019

Wealth Adviser Briefing: Trading Activity Stalls, Deutsche Bank's Badwill, Ritzy Film Fest
Trading volumes have fallen as major indexes climb toward all-time highs; Deutsche Bank may rely on negative goodwill, or so-called badwill, to close Commerzbank acquisition, and $25,000 film festival tickets.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tax-Loss Harvesting, Revenge of the Nurdles, Being Burned Out
Critics of tax-loss harvesting say tax situations often are more complicated and the benefits can be overstated; tiny plastic pellets bond companies and socially conscious investors, and the small steps required to find or reignite your passion.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 12, 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
Apr 12, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Fund Restructurings, Rockefeller Foundation, Mexican Mole
Private-equity sponsors are urged to give investors complete information during the fund-restructuring process; the Rockefeller Foundation wants to manage investors money, and where to find the best mole dish in Oaxaca, Mexico.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bank Earnings, Coal Market, Old Wood
Bank earnings will reveal the Fed's impact on banks; a chill descends on the coal market, and old wood is sought by homeowners, interior designers and craft fans.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 10, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Tech Stocks Jump, Wells Fargo Struggles, House Flipping Returns
Investor hunger for growth pushes technology stocks to record highs; Wells Fargo struggles to boost its business lines, and house flipping it back to pre-crisis levels but seems less risky than before.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 09, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Yield Hungry Investors, Millennial ETF, Bali Vacation
Investors are hunting for big paydays in emerging-market currencies; a fund focused on companies that target millennials isn't attracting much interest, and how to have a quintessential island experience on Bali.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 08, 2019

Oil Traders Mull Libya, China and $3 Gas—Energy Journal
This oil rally has serious momentum. U.S. oil recently broke through $60 a barrel, and Brent, the global benchmark, hit the $70 mark, crossing milestones that analysts say could lure more investors into the market. New geopolitical risk in oil-rich Libya is also supporting prices. American drivers are feeling it as gasoline climbs towards $3 […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Capitalism, Alibaba, No-Fuss Renovations
JPM CEO Jamie Dimon's annual letter defends capitalism and lower corporate taxes, luxury brands snub Amazon in favor of Alibaba, and the no-fuss renovation.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 05, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Yield Plays, Unicorn Shares, Travel Insurance
When to consider buying financial stocks as yield plays, BNP Paribas and the Peter Thiel-backed Forge Global team up to sell unicorn shares, and whether travel insurance is worth it.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Goldman Code Sharing, Bracing for Profit Hits, Historic Gardens
Investors brace for a hit to profits as costs rise for companies; Goldman's trading floor is going open-source, and a guide to historic and art-filled gardens to visit.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 03, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Big Banks, AI Experts, April Fools
Big banks go for small deals as merger boom slows; artificial intelligence tools are spreading to more industries, and April Fools jokes can prove risky in the corporate world.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 02, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: FOMO Helps Stocks, Big Food Innovation, Drone Deliveries
Fear-of-missing-out has pushed investors toward stocks; the world's biggest food companies says they need to innovate while budgets are shrinking, and drone deliveries are almost here.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 01, 2019

Tweeting the Oil Market—Energy Journal
It's no secret: President Trump wants lower oil prices. He's been sharing his thoughts about the cost of crude directly with OPEC—and the rest of the world—in a series of strongly worded tweets over the last year. And last week, he did it again. But, if you're only watching Mr. Trump's Twitter feed, you're missing […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Apr 01, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Crypto Interest Payments, Death-Care Stocks, Beach Holiday in Spain
Cryptocurrency firm Coinbase is offering institutional investors a set interest rate when they park their money with the company; death-care stocks face competition and greater price transparency, and a guide to where to sleep, golf, eat and take in the polo matches in Spain's most glamorous seaside spot.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 29, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Low Rates, Aramco Bond, Passports Fall Short
Rates are low again so investors have to search for high-yield havens for cash; Aramco launch of a $10 billion bond will also reveal its finances, and sometimes passports aren't enough for overseas travel.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 28, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Consumer Payments, WFC WM Head, Seed Recipes
Citigroup is starting a consumer-payments business, Wells Fargo names an interim wealth management head, and recipes that start with seeds.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 27, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Magical Thinking, Marijuana Banking, Weekend Vacations
Investors can look forward to a stampede of technology unicorns coming to the IPO market; mainstream businesses are pressing Congress to make it easier for marijuana firms to use banks, and ways to turn weekends into mini-vacations.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging Market Caution, New York Startups, Digital Art Market
Emerging-market investors are starting to realize that moves by the Federal Reserve may not be all good news; some startup founders are leaving Silicon Valley and heading to New York City, and the digital art market is heating up.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 25, 2019

March Madness in the Oil Market—Energy Journal
It's been a March of gains—with oil prices hitting a four-month high last week. But a tumbling stock market and worries about a slowing global economy Friday spoiled what could have been three consecutive weeks of increases. Still, OPEC's production cuts and the Trump administration's sanctions on Iran and Venezuela continue to support prices. Major […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 25, 2019

March Madness in the Oil Markets—Energy Journal
It's been a March of gains—with oil prices hitting a four-month high last week. But a tumbling stock market and worries about a slowing global economy Friday spoiled what could have been three consecutive weeks of increases. Still, OPEC's production cuts and the Trump administration's sanctions on Iran and Venezuela continue to support prices. Major […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Wells Fargo Focus, Market Secret Sauce, Miami Beach Tour
Wells Fargo may focus more on its core banking and financial advice businesses; the stock market could lose the profit-margin momentum is has experienced, and a walking tour of Miami Beach.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Puerto Rico Bonds, Do-Good Funds, Retiring to the Mediterranean
Investors are hanging on to bonds issued as part of Puerto Rico's massive restructuring effort; funds that invest based on environmental, social and governance criteria aren't catching on, and a new kind of retiree is heading to the Mediterranean.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 21, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: BlackRock Price Cuts, Green Real Estate, NYC Investor Club
BlackRock cuts the price big clients pay to invest in its largest equity index mutual fund; S&P Global launches four new indexes for sustainable real-estate firms, and an investor club opens for all entrepreneurs.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Passive Investing, Proxy Oversight, Facebook Insurance Risk
Passive funds could have an edge during turbulent times; companies want government oversight of proxy advisory firms, and life insurers may comb through customers social-media accounts.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Active Investing, Solar Stocks, Parent's Money
Lower fees and rising volatility are making active management more competitive; solar demand is on the upswing and solar stocks are responding, and parents are warned against sharing their salaries with their children.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 18, 2019

OPEC Agrees to Deepen Cuts—Energy Journal
It's OPEC Monday—and oil markets are struggling to make sense of a deepened commitment from the cartel and its allies to cut crude. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and a 10-nation group led by Russia convened in Baku, Azerbaijan, over the weekend. It said Monday the group would cut slightly beyond the 1.2 […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Burned Investors, Royal Baby, Paul Allen's Houses
Proposed legislation would give Wall Street's top cop more power to recover funds for burned investors, the Duchess of Sussex and her soon-to-be new baby face U.S. tax complications, and Paul Allen's many houses.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 15, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Mutual Fund Fees, Risky Stock Sectors, Brussels Art Deco
A bevy of wealth management firms will pay back clients $125 million over mutual fund fee disclosures; investors are embracing riskier stock sectors, and Brussels is experiencing an art deco resurgence.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 14, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Goldman's Moneymaker, Mining Mergers, French Pastry
Goldman Sachs Group opens its profit machine up to outside investors; many gold miners have yet to join the current wave of mergers, and pastry chefs in France go viral.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 13, 2019

Oil Prices Edge Up Buoyed By Missing Barrels—Energy Journal
Oil prices are edging up this morning, with some support from U.S. sanctions that are limiting output in Iran and Venezuela. At the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proposed that the energy industry and the U.S. government team up to help spread American values such as free trade […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 13, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Barron's Best Advisers, Wells Fargo Shakeup, Food Delivery
Barron's is out with its 2019 state-by-state ranking of the top 1,200 advisers; Wells Fargo regulators weight executive shakeup, and food-delivery expands into rural markets.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 12, 2019

Crude Hits High Note As Big Oil Wrestles With Climate Change—Energy Journal
Oil prices is trading near a two-week high this morning, supported by tightening global supply. BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley is planning a call to action at the CERAWeek energy conference today, urging oil and gas companies to step up efforts to combat climate change, reports the Journal. To soften the sting of U.S. sanctions, […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 12, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser: Understanding Annuities, JPMorgan ETFs, Cannabis Drinks
Annuities offering a paycheck for life is an attractive retirement option but there can be flaws with the idea of a guarantee; JPMorgan's exchange-traded fund is a big hit with its own clients, and cannabis drinks taste terrible.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 11, 2019

U.S. Set to Become the World's Top Oil Exporter After 2021—Energy Journal
Oil executives and energy ministers are converging on Houston for the high-octane CERAWeek conference, where the U.S. shale revolution is sure to generate lots of buzz. The U.S. is set to surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world's top crude exporter in the next few years the IEA said today. Germany has greenlighted […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 11, 2019

Wealth Adviser Briefing: Small Investors, Wall Street Interns, LeBron Factor
The SEC wants smaller investors to have access to better, faster stock data; Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have eased up on intern-recruiting, and who drives wine trends?

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 08, 2019

Norway's Fund Eyes Exit From Oil—Energy Journal
One of the world's largest investors is considering a major reduction in its oil-and-gas holdings to minimize the risk of permanently lower oil prices. Norway's finance ministry recommended today that the country's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund sell off some of its substantial holdings in energy exploration and production companies. The Scandinavian country joins other […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 08, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Living to 100, Muni Bonds Rise, Alps Getaway
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management prepares for long-lived clients; muni bonds go on an historic run despite tax overhaul, and finding an old fashioned spa hotel in the Austrian Alps.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 07, 2019

Oil Prices Set to Rise This Year, Say Banks—Energy Journal
This morning, we've published our monthly analysts' forecast for oil prices. The prognosis: Prices will inch up in the first half of the year, though there are worries over U.S.-China trade talks. Stakeholders in the shale firm PDC are seeking to force the company to align investor pay with profitability amid a broader push by […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 07, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Taxing Wealth, High-End Homes, Travel Tips
The trouble with taxing wealth; the world's wealthiest are expected to absorb the high-end home glut, and money-saving travel tips.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 06, 2019

Exxon Paints Rosy Picture for Oil and Gas—Energy Journal
ExxonMobil hosts an investor day at the New York Stock Exchange today, where the company plans to outline what it says are its strongest opportunities since Exxon and Mobil merged nearly two decades ago. Oil prices are starting the day lower, as the market braces for a buildup in U.S. crude stocks. Getting a visa […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 06, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging Market Risks, Tax Refunds, Pork Rinds
Investors embrace risk in emerging markets; how accountants break the bad news about tax refunds, and pork rinds become hip and trendy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 05, 2019

Chevron Set to Ramp Up Shale Output—Energy Journal
It's a busy morning. Chevron plans to double crude output from its shale assets and other oil majors are set to follow in the firm's footsteps. Oil prices are down, amid expectations that crude will be pouring in again from one of Libya's largest oil fields, which has recently come back online. Cheniere is exploring […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 05, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Taxes, Inflation, 529s
What the new tax law means for you, investors scale back inflation bets, and the six biggest questions about '529' plans.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 04, 2019

Shale Firms Find More Wells Don't End Well—Energy Journal
Good morning. Companies operating in the Permian are drilling new shale wells closer and closer to older wells—and yielding less oil and gas than rosy forecasts had anticipated, the Journal has found. Oil got a boost overnight, rising nearly 1% in Asia, as the U.S. and China move closer to hashing out their trade dispute. […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Fidelity Helps Advisers, Getting Better Rates, Best Global Restaurants
Fidelity plans to help advisers capture new markets; better deals for consumers could hit traditional banks and brokerages, and a traveler's guide to discovering neighborhood restaurants.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 01, 2019

Shell Faces Prosecution by Netherlands Over Nigeria Deal—Energy Journal
Good morning. Early Friday, Royal Dutch Shell disclosed that Dutch prosecutors are expected to press criminal charges against the oil giant over its dealings in Nigeria. Authorities there have been probing the settlement of an oil-related dispute dating back to 2011. In the U.S., the Senate confirmed former energy lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA head. Let […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Mar 01, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Chinese Stocks, UK Downgrades, Tree Dangers
Chinese stocks enjoy the best start of the year since 2000; UK companies face risk of credit downgrades, and giant trees can be a threat to homes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 28, 2019

It's Been a Great Two Months for Oil Prices—Energy Journal
It's a great morning to be an oil bull…for now. U.S. crude prices are having their best start to the year since 1984. It's a jolting reversal from just a few months back, when prices seemed to be in free fall. OPEC is getting a lot of the credit. Amid that price rise, Venezuela is […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 28, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bond Oversupply, Fidelity Probed, Ignored at Work
Ballooning European bond supply threatens the recent rally in corporate bonds; the Labor Department is investigating Fidelity Investments, and the pain of being ignored at work.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 27, 2019

OPEC Ignores Trump on Cuts—Energy Journal
Good morning. OPEC just laid down the gauntlet. The cartel will continue to cut supply and boost oil prices despite President Trump's objections. Speaking for the group, Saudi Arabia's oil minister expressed little concern that the U.S. Congress will strike back by passing antitrust legislation against the cartel. Meanwhile, Iran's government is struggling to contain […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 26, 2019

Gulf Allies Defy Trump Administration—Energy Journal
Good morning. Two U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf are going their own way in defiance of the U.S. The Trump administration, which failed to discourage the United Arab Emirates from doing business with Chinese telecom gear provider Huawei. The UAE chose its crude sales and economic ties to China over its relationship with the U.S., […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Blank Check Firms, Blackstone Recruits, Mall Hemp
Blank-check companies have raised more than $10 billion in new listings but investors should still be cautious; Blackstone is staffing up rapidly, and Simon Malls is going to sell hemp products.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Metals Rally, Buffett Overpays, Secret Safaris
Falling inventories and growing optimism about U.S.-China trade talks are fueling a rally in industrial metals; Warren Buffett says he overpaid for Kraft Heinz, and little-known national parks in Africa offer safaris.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 25, 2019

Trump Puts Off China Levies—Energy Journal
Good morning. Investors are breathing sighs of relief following President's Trump's announcement that U.S. China trade talks are making progress. Experts say the long trade fight between the two nations has crimped growth and could curb global demand for crude. And last year's tax overhaul left U.S. energy companies flush with cash, but many of […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 25, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Adviser Compensation, Calm Markets, Rolling Kitchens
Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo differ on how cross-selling should factor into adviser compensation; calm blankets markets from stocks to bonds even are risks remain, designers put rolling ladders in kitchens.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 22, 2019

Saudi Arabia Secures Big Deals With China—Energy Journal
Good morning. Saudi Arabia's crown prince scored some big deals on his whirlwind Asia tour, as he seeks to win new friends and allies after relations with the West soured over the kingdom's war in Yemen and the killing of a journalist. Meanwhile, the street is abuzz over the abrupt exit of the top honcho […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 22, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Buffett's Next Move, Dividend Growth Stocks, Wellness Getaways
Investors are hoping for new hints on Berkshire's plans to spend its cash; dividend growth stocks have their drawbacks, and spa resorts that offer wellness and tequila.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 21, 2019

Venezuela's Oil Stocks Hit Multiyear High—Energy Journal
Good afternoon. U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry are having an accidental effect. The Latin American country's inability to sell its crude may continue to drive up global energy prices, say analysts. Meanwhile, Russia notched up its saber rattling against the U.S. but some experts doubt that its government can make good on the threat […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 21, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Children of Wealth, Smart ETFs, Carnival in Haiti
How wealthy parents can raise responsible and grounded children; investors hunting for protection are buying so-called smart exchange traded funds, and taking a trip to Haiti during Carnival.

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 […]

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