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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 […]

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 13, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 12, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 12, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 11, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 11, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 08, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 08, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 07, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 07, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 06, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 06, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 05, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 05, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 04, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 04, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 01, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Feb 01, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 31, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 30, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 29, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 28, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 25, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 24, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 23, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 22, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 21, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 21, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 18, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 18, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 18, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 17, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2019

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

WSJ MoneyBeat
Jan 16, 2019

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

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