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J.P. Morgan Asset Management said Monday that it has acquired Campbell Global LLC, which manages $5.3 billion worth of timberland on behalf of institutional investors
#WSJWhatsNow: U.S. stocks rallied Monday, lifting the Dow 500 points
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Heard on the Street: Activist hedge funds face a potential tax bill when the world’s biggest record label is demerged from its French owner. But there are other ways to profit.
Concerns about defaults grow as yields on Chinese junk bonds top 10% for the first time since May 2020
Heard on the Street: Japanese companies are divesting themselves from each other at a quickening pace—a development shareholders should cheer.
Businesses gird for fight over potential Securities and Exchange Commission requirements for disclosing more information on risks posed by climate change
Heard on the Street: Tencent’s anchor shareholder Prosus has revealed the value of its $39 billion portfolio of startups—and the full extent of its discount problem
Investors are unwinding trades that bet on stronger economic growth and inflation, leading to a flattening of the yield curve as they sell short-dated bonds and buy more 30-year notes
Price spikes post-World War II and the 1970s show how inflation can dominate stock market returns
The People’s Bank of China on Monday said the country’s largest banks and payment processors must take a more active role in curbing cryptocurrency trading and related activities
Deutsche Bank wants to get back into the suddenly valuable business of digital payments, nearly a decade after getting out of it
On our final episode of “To The Moon,” we follow the GameStop rocket ship as it returns to Earth, and we learn how the traders who poured money into the stock fared—and why they don’t want to quit trading.
Prices for natural gas, which fuel many power plants, have nearly doubled in the past year. And it's just the start of summer—and air-conditioning season.
Facebook, Alphabet outpace their so-called FAANG stock peers as big tech stocks set separate courses after a synchronized rise last year
Heard on the Street: Norway’s central bank signaled it will raise interest rates to curb a property boom. Other central banks could be tempted to make a similar mistake.
Heavy options activity amplified the week’s investor retreat from bets on stronger economic growth.
A few actively managed ETFs are dabbling in meme stocks, gambling on their ability to get out in time once the rally fizzles. But the strategy has its risks.
Small down payments aren’t going to cut it in this turbocharged housing market. If you want to buy a home, you’re likely going to need a big pile of cash.
Only around 1% of venture-capital funding went to Black-founded companies each year from 2016 through 2020. That figure has ticked up as investors recognize the importance of backing diverse entrepreneurs. via @WSJ
Heard on the Street: Car makers are increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of making EVs. While necessary, such efforts could slow the technology’s adoption.
Heard on the Street: With rising interest rates in some developing economies, pressure on Chinese tech and the potential for a stronger dollar, it is becoming harder to make a positive case for EM stocks
JPMorgan, Citigroup and Bank of America are among penalized banks that are now cleared to work on future EU bond sales
Credit Suisse has backed away from lending to SoftBank and founder Masayoshi Son as it tries to limit risk in the wake of Greensill and Archegos collapses
Investment gains have long gotten favorable tax treatment. The Biden administration is eyeing changes that could cut into the advantage.
The struggle to increase returns in a low-interest-rate world can breed desperation, and wishful thinking, for anyone with a portfolio—large or small.
Why bitcoin crime still pays
Electric-vehicle battery startup Solid Power is coming to the stock market with a much lower valuation than listed peer QuantumScape. It reflects investors’ thirst for disruption stories, explains @StephenWilmot. #WSJWhatsNow
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Heard on the Street: Real estate broker Compass’s tech-stock narrative needs all its agents to sell it
Heard on the Street: Meme cash lets AMC go “on the offensive” while other chains are shopping, but the final impact is unclear
Banking giant HSBC expects to take $3 billion in losses as part of an agreement to sell its unprofitable French retail lender
Medical Properties Trust, which helps private-equity firms profit from hospital deals, is heavily exposed to the financial issues of Steward Health Care
Overheard: Peloton’s fortune favors the fundamentals rather than the bold, according to an analyst
Data shows amateur stock investors have been upending everything from trading volume to large investors’ bets
U.S. stocks fell, putting the Dow on track for its worst weekly performance since the end of January… via @WSJ
Adobe, Smith & Wesson, BlackBerry, Orphazyme: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today
Grocery sellers are among the least loved stocks in the market. Boxed Inc. should hope investors see it as a tech company. @WSJheard explains. #WSJWhatsNow
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Heard on the Street: Kroger had a strong quarter and still has room to improve as normalcy returns.
#WSJWhatsNow: Companies holding bitcoin in their treasuries, like Tesla, face an accounting risk. @paulvigna explains.
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U.S. stocks flitted between gains and losses Thursday, kept under pressure by declines in materials and financial companies…
In the hypercompetitive grocery space, Boxed, Inc.’s success seems highly dependent on its technology -- Heard on the Street
Cambridge Mobile Telematics buys rival TrueMotion as auto insurers increase their use of technology monitoring drivers’ habits
Heard on the Street: Domestic mergers are relatively unpopular, but could be one of the few ways for European lenders to boost returns
The online money-transfer service Wise kicked off plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, taking advantage of surging investor interest in financial technology companies
Michelle Leung’s Xingtai Capital avoids companies that have yet to turn a profit and doesn’t hold stocks in Chinese internet giants, including Alibaba and Tencent
Once a famous brand for laptops and televisions, Toshiba recently has become better known for scandals. The latest should finally pave the way for an overhaul of the company.
Price of gold declines by most in almost six months, while dollar continues Wednesday’s rally
The SEC, which just ousted the head of the PCAOB, has now launched its second inquiry in two years into the agency, which oversees auditing of U.S. firms
Is the dot-com bust happening again right under our noses? Asks @jmackin2
Nonfinancial companies including Verizon Communications Inc. and 7-Eleven have sold more than $18 billion worth of investment-grade bonds with variable interest rates this year through June 14
The real-estate sector’s gains have outpaced that of the S&P 500 by more than double this quarter, as investors bet on it as an inflation hedge #WSJWhatsNow
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