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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.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 14, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Geopolitical Risk, Stock Research, Less Wine
Equity investors have been rewarded for brushing off short-lived geopolitical market panics; many sell-side outfits have scaled back their research as investors have spend less money on it, and American are drinking less win for the first time in 25 years.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 13, 2020

Energy Journal—Traders, Oil Producers Divided on Mideast Tensions
As markets rise and fall, they also learn and adapt. The oil-price rally that began after tensions flared between the U.S., Iran and Iraq fizzled quickly. And some investors are skeptical such rallies can last after other recent geopolitical dust-ups failed to sustain higher prices over time, reports Sarah Toy. Crude futures jumped as much […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 13, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Junk Bond Crash, Money-Losing Firms, Saipan Travel Restrictions
Low liquidity fueled a hidden flash crash in junk bonds; money-losing companies mushroom even as stocks high new highs, and immigration concerns in the U.S. commonwealth of Saipan can complicate travel.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 10, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Big Oil Writedowns, New ETFs Fight, Wine World Losses
Big petroleum producers are expected to write off the value of billions of dollars of oil and gas assets; new exchange traded funds fight to escape the shadow of BlackRock and Vanguard, and wine professionals and restaurateurs fear new tariffs on European wine.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 09, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: UBS Job Cuts, Online Home Buying, Roller Coaster Cruise Ship
UBS Group will cut up to 500 jobs in a move to strip out layers of bureaucracy in its wealth-management arm; real estate startups exploit new technologies to transform how to buy investment homes and Carnival is putting a roller coaster on a cruise ship.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 08, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser: Real Estate Funds, Goldman Financials, Parenting Match
Small investors have been pouring funds into a once-discredited type of real-estate fund; Goldman Sachs' overhaul of the its financial disclosure will reveal lending and proprietary bets, and an online service matches people who want children but not love and marriage.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 07, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Corporate Loans, Cocoa Cartel, Restaurant Freebies
The market for low-rated corporate loans suffers sharp declines; Ivory Coast and Ghana join forces in the global cocoa market, and restaurant freebies get fancy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 06, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Life Insurance Risks, Tesla on Top, Marrakesh Tasting Tour
Regulators worry insurers are underplaying the dangers of life-insurance policies tied to the bull market; Tesla meets it's ambitious growth goals, and the delights of a tasting tour of Marrakesh.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 03, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Muni-Bond Shopping, Sleepy Stock Exchange, John Steinbeck Letters
The shopping spree going on in the municipal-bond sector shows no sign of stopping; a massive oil boom could shakeup the laid-back Guyana stock exchange, and author John Steinbeck's letters will be sold at auction.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 02, 2020

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Student Housing, Energy Producers, Long Flights
The student-housing sector is losing it's attractiveness; energy producers have more than $200 billion in debt due in the next four years, and surviving a long flight requires a carefully planned strategy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 31, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: IPO Disappointment, Greener Roads, Finer Things
Myriad issues put the brakes on what could have been a record-smashing year for IPOs; some say a budget is the only way to keep spending in check, and how to get out of debt in 2020.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 30, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Short Sellers, Savings Goals, Mega Mansions
Stock-picking fund managers are more willing than ever to lend their shares to other investors, how to reach your savings goal in 2020, and the decade of the uber-decadent house.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 27, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bear Stearns, State Street CEO, 3M
It took until this month for one financial adviser to break even on JPMorgan Chase's 2008 deal to buy Bear Stearns, State Street CEO Ronald O'Hanley discusses shareholder activism, and 3M stock took a hit this year from both the economy and the environment.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 26, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Luxury Brands Suffer, Retailer Stress, Cool Tokyo Hotels
American is a land of opportunity unequal opportunity for luxury brands; U.S. retailers and delivery companies stress over last-minute shoppers, and a tour of Tokyo's coolest new hotels.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 24, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Distressed Assets Trouble, Risky Mall Bet, Holiday Card Reveal
Distressed-asset hedge funds run into trouble; Brookfield Asset Management's big bet on malls looks riskier than ever, and using holiday cards to reveal big life changes.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 23, 2019

Oil on an Upswing, Looking Ahead to 2020 — Energy Journal
As 2020 approaches, oil is on an upswing. Brent crude oil is up 7.5% so far this month, after the OPEC alliance committed to deeper production cuts, and as the U.S. and China make progress toward a ‘Phase One' trade deal. Even as a new decade comes into clear view, The Wall Street Journal has […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 23, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Biotech Rally, Steady Portfolio, Park City
The rally in biotech shares has been fueled by new deals and easing political worries; the Voya Corporate Leaders Trust hasn't changed its portfolio since 1935, and Park City, Utah offers a small-town feel.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 20, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Emerging-Market Junk, Goldman Sachs Guilt, DNA Tests
Emerging market junk bonds are selling at record prices; Goldman Sachs in talks to admit guilt and pay a fine to settle 1MDB probe, DNA test connect siblings, mothers, fathers who didn't know of each other.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 19, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Options Traders Hedge, Frugality Comes Back, Roomy Cruise Ships
Options traders turn to insurance contracts as stocks soar; being thrifty becomes socially acceptable again, and the trick to making a gigantic Carnival cruise ship feel cozy.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 18, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: International Investing, Restating Earnings, Australian Hollywood
Investing outside of America raises a depressing repeat of a familiar pattern; clients of PricewaterhouseCoopers are more likely to revise financial statement, and visiting the Australian outback for a taste of Hollywood.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 17, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: OPEC Doubts, Tech Banking Expansion, Reluctant Spouses
Investors doubt OPEC cuts can boost oil prices; rule changes could help tech firms advance into banking, and getting a reluctant partner involved in retirement finances can be challenging.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 16, 2019

Climate Consensus Falters at UN Summit — Energy Journal
Climate change is playing an increasingly significant role in the energy industry. CEOs are talking more openly about it—and some are even publicly rethinking their businesses for a world that's less reliant on fossil fuels. Investors are prodding companies to do more to reduce carbon emissions. And Saudi Arabia, anticipating that peak demand for crude […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 16, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Market Uncertainty, Reputation Cleaning, Chernobyl Tours
The future could bring a renewed market boom or the late stage of a monster relief rally; reputation management firms can scrub the Internet clean of damaging content; and the Chernobyl disaster site has become a tourist attraction.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 13, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Bond Yields, Grocery Warehouses, Wealth Tax
Investors are split about the direction of government-bond yields; food retailers are making big bets on small warehouses to aid deliveries, and Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is seen falling $1.1 trillion short of projections.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 12, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: BlackRock Debt Preference, Sicilian Home Sales, Trendy Luggage
BlackRock favors U.S. government debt over other nations' amid policy pause; depopulated areas of Italy are auctioning off abandoned homes at rock bottom prices, are rare luggage makes a fashion statement at the airport.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 11, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Chinese Tariffs, HSBC Exec Cuts, Brady Problem
Investors await word on Chinese consumer good tariffs, HSBC cuts more top executives, and the New England Patriots have a Tom Brady problem.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 10, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Smart-Beta Funds, Rally Bail, LA House Flippers
What investors need to know before jumping into the factor-fund pool, investors bail on the stock market rally, and house flipping in Los Angeles.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 09, 2019

Aramco IPO Enters Final Phase, Shares to Start Trading Wednesday—Energy Journal
Saudi Aramco's IPO saga has turned into "A Tale of Two Princes." As Saudi Arabia's day-to-day ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has guided the IPO far from public view, his half-brother Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman stepped onto center stage in Vienna last week, presiding over a crucial gathering of OPEC and its oil-producing allies […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 09, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Muni-Bond Ratings, Tax Moves, Dog Interviews
Bond-ratings firms struggle to judge the creditworthiness of cities and local governments with deep financial problems, now is the time for freelancers to work on lowering their tax bills, and how to help your dog pass a co-op board interview.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 06, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Earnings Contraction, Wall Street Rent Collector, Accounting Errors
The percentage of S&P 500 companies posting a year-over-year decline in earnings hits a high; one of Wall Street's biggest bundlers of mortgage bonds moves into rentals, and companies are fixing accounting errors on the down low.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 05, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Cooling Markets, Regional Banks, Low Airfares
Market were calmed by swarms of investors betting against volatility; regional banks faced a bumpy road away from Libor, and nabbing a low fare could be as easy as finding an airline looking to elbow in on a rival's turf.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 04, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Brazil Markets, Real Estate Funds, Art Basel Predicament
Brazil's capital markets attract investors; real-estate firms roll out new funds for small investors, and the Miami district housing trendy Art Basel contends with gentrification.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 03, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Retail Pain, Credit Union Growth, Office Spouse Search
Investors bet on more pain for retailers; how credit unions outgrew their down-home reputation, and women flock to franchising.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 02, 2019

Amid Aramco IPO, Saudis Take Tough Stance With OPEC—Energy Journal
Pressure is on Saudi Arabia's OPEC delegation—and it all culminates later this week. In Vienna, Saudi energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman is expected to push for an extension of oil-production cuts at an OPEC-plus producers' summit starting Thursday. The effort by the de facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is meant […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Dec 02, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Oil Stock Strategy, Profiting From Regulation, Fossil Fuel Search
Companies are reaping strong yields from the mineral rights beneath oil fields; some CEOs are making regulations work for them, and Tracey Henderson of Kosmos Energy stresses the need for energy exploration.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 29, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Chinese Junk Debt, Fake Meat Fight, Italian Ski Town
A Hong Kong trader hit pay dirt with dollar bonds from Chinese borrowers with low or nor credit ratings; America's cattle ranchers are fighting back against fake meat, and a profile of an Italian town offering good food and skiing.

WSJ MoneyBeat
Nov 27, 2019

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Natural-Gas Prices, Silicon Valley Funding, Thanksgiving Diner Meals
Investors brace for a spring drop in natural-gas prices; tech investors become cautious after Silicon Valley companies lose $100 billion in value, and diners offer up pricey and no-frills meals for Thanksgiving.

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