UniCredit To Cut 8,000 Jobs

UniCredit intends to cut roughly 8,000 jobs, or around 9% of total workforce, and close about 500 branches through 2023 as it targets gross savings of €1 billion in Western Europe. Its plan offers an insight into the headwinds facing Europe’s largest lenders, as low rates, stringent regulation and greater competition from U.S. rivals dent […]

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Stocks Fall on Manufacturing Report

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Monday’s moves were a step back for stocks after they closed out their best month since June. The market has climbed to fresh highs in recent weeks, buoyed by data showing the U.S. service sector on solid footing. But lingering uncertainty over trade policy and signs of weakening in the industrial […]

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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Uber can continue to operate in the city through an appeals process that could take months. Still, the public reproach over a loophole in Uber’s software threatens to further shake trust in the platform here and elsewhere. Uber has long found itself in the crosshairs of authorities around the world over […]

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Investors Bet on Volatility Comeback in 2020

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ A better-than-feared corporate earnings season and swinging sentiment on U.S. and China trade talks have helped lift stocks to fresh records in recent weeks, pushing volatility lower. A number of factors make next year’s outlook rockier, leading some investors to pay up for hedges that would protect against a downturn well […]

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Disappointing Retail Earnings

◊ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ◊ U.S. stocks eased off their record pace Tuesday after a round of weak earnings reports from retailers. The Dow Jones industrial Average fell 0.1% to 28013. The S&P 500 dropped less than 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.1%. All three indexes closed at record levels Monday. U.S. stocks […]

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Financial Markets – Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

◊ Financial Market News Today ◊ Here’s what you need to know to start your week. 1. Central Banks In Focus On Wednesday the Fed is to publish the minutes from its October meeting, when it indicated that its easing plans were now on hold after three consecutive rate cuts. The U.S. central bank has […]

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Saudi Aramco Valuation Set At Up To $1.7 Trillion

◊ Stock Market News ( Today – 17/11/2019 ) ◊ Saudi Aramco has set a price range for its listing that implies the oil giant is worth between $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion, below the $2 trillion the Saudi crown prince had targeted but still making it potentially the world’s biggest IPO. Aramco said on […]

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Wall Street Rises on Upbeat Trade News

◊ Stock Market News ( Today – 15/11/2019 ) ◊ Wall Street rose on Friday, as investors turned optimistic on upbeat comments on the U.S.-China trade front. The Dow was up 85 points or 0.3% by 9:48 AM ET (13:48 GMT), while the S&P 500 gained 10 points or 0.3% and the Nasdaq composite rose […]

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U.S. Retail Sales Rebound

U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.3% last month, lifted by motor vehicle purchases and higher gasoline prices, reversing September’s unrevised 0.3% drop, which […]

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Google Plans To Partner With Banks To Offer Checking Accounts

Google will soon offer checking accounts to consumers. The project, code-named Cache, is expected to launch next year with accounts run by Citigroup Inc. and a credit union at Stanford University, a tiny lender in Google’s backyard. Big tech companies see financial services as a way to get closer to users and glean valuable data. […]

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Financial Markets News For This Week

◊ 5 Things To Know Before The Stock Market Opens ◊ 1. Trump to Speak at Economic Club of New York On Tuesday, Trump will deliver remarks at the Economic Club of New York with markets hoping for more clarity on a planned “phase one” deal. Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to […]

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Aramco Kick-Started Its Initial Public Offering (IPO)

◊ Aramco IPO ◊ Saudi Arabia’s state oil company kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to list on the domestic bourse as the kingdom seeks to diversify and create the world’s most valuable listed company. Aramco did not give a time frame or say how much of the company it […]

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Better-Than-Expected Earnings Ease Growth Fears

◊ Stock Market Earnings Season ◊ Although earnings are on track to decline for the third consecutive quarter, about 75% of the 342 companies in the S&P 500 that have posted results through Thursday morning have beaten expectations, according to FactSet. That is slightly above the five-year average of 72%. Dozens of companies report through […]

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Apple Revenue Rises

◊ Apple Stock Rises ◊ Apple Inc. reported revenue rose 1.8% in the September quarter to $64.04 billion behind a rise in sales of wearables and services such as apps, streaming-music subscriptions and mobile payments. Those gains helped offset a 9.2% decline in iPhone sales during the period. Profit fell 3% to $13.69 billion. That […]

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Fca-Psa Merger – Talks in Progress

◊ Fca Psa Merger Talks ◊ Sometimes they come back. Fca has resumed flirting with the French group Psa. After the rumors of ongoing contacts between the two groups, an official note confirms ongoing negotiations. Fiat Chrysler shares rose sharply after news of the talks and ended up more than 7.5% in U.S. trading. Investors […]

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EIA: Oil Markets Could Face Oversupply in 2020

◊ Oil Markets ◊ Oil markets are expected to face excess supplies in 2020 due to a production boost amid weak demand growth, the director for energy markets and security at the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. “Overall, we will continue to see a well supplied market in 2020,” said Keisuke Sadamori at the Singapore […]

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S&P 500 Hits a New High

◊ S&P 500 New Record high ◊ The S&P 500 set a new intraday high Monday to kick off a busy week featuring a flurry of corporate earnings, a Federal Reserve meeting and the October jobs report. The index climbed 0.6% to 3039.91, passing its previous record of 3027.98 from July 26. The Dow Jones […]

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Amazon Shares Fall 7%

◊ Amazon Stock Market News Today ◊ Amazon shares fell 7%, as revenue growth for the company’s lucrative cloud computing business slowed down in the third quarter, missing analysts’ estimates. Amazon beat expectations on overall third-quarter revenue, posting a sales rise of 24% to $70 billion. The news underscores the big investment Amazon is making […]

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Tesla Surprising Profit

◊ Tesla Stock Market News ◊ Tesla’s shares climbed 20% in after-hours trading. “We were able to make great strides in controlling our costs,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a call with analysts Wednesday. “Our operating cost is now the lowest level since Model 3 production started.” The company said trial production of its […]

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Boeing Profit Plunges

◊ Boeing Stock News Today ◊ Boeing cut production of its flagship Dreamliner and delayed the arrival of a successor to its 777 mini-jumbo Wednesday, piling new pressures on a rejigged senior management team as the continued safety grounding of its 737 MAX sliced third quarter profits. The world’s largest plane maker said it was […]

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SoftBank to Take Control of WeWork

◊ SoftBank Buy WeWork ◊ SoftBank Group Corp. won approval from WeWork’s board to take control of the troubled co-working startup, in a deal that would hand co-founder Adam Neumann nearly $1.7 billion and sever most of his ties with the company. WeWork, in danger of running out of cash in the coming weeks, chose […]

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Erdogan Seeks Putin’s Support

◊ Erdogan and Putin Meeting ◊ Turkish President Erdogan met with his Russian counterpart to discuss dividing influence in Syria as U.S. troops pull out and a five-day halt to a Turkish offensive comes to an end, with both Ankara and Moscow seeking to capitalize on a rebalancing of power in the region. Ahead of […]

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Week Ahead: Brexit Deal Failure Will Rattle Markets

◊ The Week Ahead in Business and Finance ◊ The Week Ahead – Stock Markets All times listed are EDT. Sunday 21:30: China – PBoC Interest Rate Decision Monday 20:30: Australia – RBA Meeting Minutes: expected to provide additional insights into current—and possibly future—Aussie interest rate policy. Tuesday 8:30: Canada – Core Retail Sales: anticipated […]

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Strong Economy??? … Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?

How strong is the us economy today?… Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point. Autoworkers, teachers […]

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How To Start Trading Today

How To Start Trading Online Stock markets attract speculative capital, with most throwing money at securities without understanding why prices move higher or lower. Instead, they chase hot tips, make binary bets and sit at the feet of gurus, letting them make buy and sell decisions that make no sense. A better path is to learn how to trade the markets with skill […]

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Coca-Cola Sales Rise

The company’s sales rose in large part thanks to variations on its namesake cola—including some that contain less sugar. A diet version called Coke Zero Sugar has grown 14% by volume globally so far this year, Mr. Quincey said. And unit sales of the company’s 7.5 oz “mini cans” have increased 15% this year in […]

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SEC Seeks Ideas For Improving Trading in Small-Cap Stocks

Regulators are looking for ways to make the U.S. stock market a better place for trading shares in small- and medium-size companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday asked stock exchanges and other firms to submit proposals on how to improve the markets for thinly traded securities. The call for fresh ideas is the […]

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U.S. Futures Point To Mixed Open

U.S. stock index futures were mixed Thursday morning. At around 04:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 5 points, indicating a negative open of more than 6 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were slightly higher. The moves in pre-market trade come amid heightened concerns about the health of the world’s largest economy. On Wednesday, […]

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Commodity Market Insights

Prospects for a “mini” trade deal between the U.S. and China leading to further progress have lifted agricultural commodities, taken the wind out of gold and left energy markets unimpressed. Energy CRUDE OIL prices fell for the first time in four days yesterday despite the announcement of the first steps in a trade deal at […]

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Trade Deal: China Wants More Talks Before Signing

China wants further talks as soon as the end of October to hammer out the details of the “phase one” trade deal touted by Donald Trump before Xi Jinping agrees to sign it. China 50 Index Live Beijing may send a delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top negotiator, to finalize a written […]

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China’s Imports And Exports Fell More Than Expected

China’s import and export data for September came in worse than expected. In U.S. dollar terms, China’s exports fell 3.2% in September from a year ago, while imports dropped 8.5% during the same period, according to Reuters. Economists polled by Reuters had expected Chinese exports denominated in the U.S. dollar to fall by 3% and […]

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China’s Economic Slowdown

China’s economy keeps flashing warning signs that it is losing steam—but, unlike past episodes, Beijing isn’t likely to stoke the fires to boost growth. The world’s second-largest economy, battered by a trade war with the U.S., is experiencing a slowdown that is more broad-based than any it has faced since the global financial crisis. This […]

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Apple Shares Hit New Record

Apple shares rose to an all-time high on Friday, returning to record levels. The stock rose as much as 1.6%, touching a new intraday peak of $233.82 at 9:58 a.m. in New York, exceeding the prior high set approximately 53 weeks ago. How To Buy And Sell Apple Shares The record is the culmination of […]

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Dow Jumps More Than 400 Points

Dow was up more than 400 points, while the S&P 500 rose 1.5% and the Nasdaq jumped 1.7%. The gains put the Dow and S&P 500 on track to snap a three-week losing streak. Big tech shares such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet all gained more than 1%. Bank stocks also gained […]

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Oil Jumps as Iran Tanker Blast

Oil jumped back above $60 a barrel after a reported explosion on an Iranian tanker. Futures jumped by almost $1 a barrel after the Islamic Republic News Agency reported a National Iranian Oil Company tanker caught fire after a blast, taking the day’s gains to more than 2%. Prices were already higher after U.S. President Donald […]

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Trump: ‘Big Day of Negotiations With China’

Donald Trump said he’s meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Friday, fueling optimism about a positive outcome from this week’s high-level trade talks. “Big day of negotiations with China. They want to make a deal, but do I? I meet with the Vice Premier tomorrow at The White House,” Trump said in a […]

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Alibaba to Stop Sales of E-Cigarettes to U.S. Buyers

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is suspending sales of e-cigarettes and accessories to buyers in the U.S., citing concerns about underage vaping and a mysterious lung illness that has been linked to at least 23 deaths. How to Buy and Sell Alibaba Shares A sprawling black market for vaping products has complicated efforts of U.S. health […]

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Toys R Us Launches New Website and Teams with Target

◊ Toys R Us News Today ◊ Toys R Us is back in time for the holidays, but the bankrupt retailer‘s newly launched website is more of an online experience given that consumers can’t use it to make purchases. Instead, those ready to spend money are redirected to Target, which is powering ToysRUs.com. ⇓⇑ Stock […]

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Federal Deficit For 2019 is Estimated at $984 Billion

StockMarketNews.Today — The federal budget deficit for 2019 is estimated at $984 billion, a hefty 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and the highest since 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Monday. ⇓⇑ Stock Market Simulator ⇓⇑ The difference between federal spending and revenue has only ever exceeded $1 trillion four times, […]

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Samsung Warns Its Profit Fell 56%

StockMarketNews.Today — The South Korean technology giant said Tuesday that it expects to make an operating profit of roughly 7.7 trillion Korean won ($6.5 billion) for the quarter that ended in September, down from 17.57 trillion Korean won ($14.7 billion) for the same period a year ago. But that forecast beat the 7.1 trillion won […]

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American Railroads Are Already in Recession

® StockMarketNews.Today — This year’s railroad slump is getting worse as a slowdown in manufacturing threatens broader weakness in the U.S. economy. ⇓⇑ Stock Market Simulator ⇓⇑ There’s no bottom in sight as the decline in carloads for large U.S. railroads widened to 5.5% in the third quarter, the biggest drop in three years, according […]

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U.S. Economy: The Economic Slowdown Will Only Get Worse

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — The U.S. economy got off to a rough start this month, with various data pointing at a slowdown. Now economists are saying this trend will only get worse. How to Buy and Sell Volatility Index VIX The National Association for Business Economics said in a survey released Monday that US GDP growth […]

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Google Wants to Buy Firework

• StockMarketNews.Today — Google is weighing a deal for Firework, a free smartphone app for users to share 30-second homemade videos with strangers. Like TikTok, Firework tries to surface viral, edited videos from unlikely sources, though Firework aims for an older audience than its better-known competitor out of China that is big among teens. How […]

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Dow Jumps 250 Points After Steady Jobs Report

® StockMarketNews.Today ® — U.S. stocks rose on Friday as moderate jobs growth in September offered some relief from a spate of dismal economic data this week that has rankled markets and fueled concerns that the United States was sliding into a recession. September jobs numbers are likely to keep open the prospect that the […]

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U.S. Futures Down Ahead of Payrolls

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — U.S. stocks were indicated to open lower Friday, as the market braced for a downbeat monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hiring in the U.S. economy is expected to have increased by a net 140,000 in September, up from 130,000 in August but still running at a clip well […]

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U.S. to Impose New Tariffs on EU Goods

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — The U.S. plans to swiftly impose new tariffs on $7.5 billion in aircraft, food products and other goods from the European Union. The new duties represent the most significant trade action against the EU since the Trump administration hit the bloc with steel and aluminum duties last year, and could further sour […]

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Dow Drops 300 Points … Fears of a Recession Continue

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — Stocks fell on Wednesday, adding to Wall Street’s poor start to the final quarter of 2019 as investors grapple with fears of an economic recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 273 points, or 1% to break below its 50-day and 100-day moving averages, two technical levels watched by traders. Dow […]

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Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Settle Ohio Opioid Lawsuits

◊ StockMarketNews.Today — Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it has agreed to a $20.4 million deal to avoid a coming trial accusing the company of helping spark an opioid-addiction crisis in two Ohio counties. The settlement makes J&J the fourth drugmaker to reach such a deal ahead of the trial, slated to begin later […]

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29% of Americans are Considered {Lower Class}

♦ StockMarketNews.Today — American Lower Class ♦ Nearly one-third of American households, 29%, live in “lower class” households, the Pew Research Center finds in a 2018 report. The median income of that group was $25,624 in 2016. Pew defines the lower class as adults whose annual household income is less than two-thirds the national median. […]

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Global Stocks Lifted by Hopes of More Easy Money

◊ Global Stocks – StockMarketNews.Today ◊ U.S. stock futures followed European shares higher amid hopes for continued support to the economy from central banks and governments. Futures on both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.2%. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.5% in midday trade, with the U.K.’s FTSE 100 […]

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Tokyo Inflation Slows To 16-Month Low

◊ Tokyo Inflation – StockMarketNews.Today ◊ A leading indicator of Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed for a second straight month to its lowest rate in more than a year, underscoring the challenge for the central bank in hitting its 2% price target. Government data released on Friday showed core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading […]

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Stocks To Buy Today … { October 2019 }

◊ Stocks To Buy Today – StockMarketNews.Today ◊ 1 – General Electric (GE) Once one of the most valuable and important companies in the world, industrial giant General Electric, has tumbled over the past several years. Now the company is a shell of its former self. About 20 years ago, this was a $50 stock. Today GE stock trades […]

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Conagra Brands Beats Profit Expectations

◊ Conagra Brands – Stock Market News Today ◊ Conagra Brands Inc. reported gains in snack-food and frozen-meal brands in its latest quarter but continued to face significant competition for canned products like Hunt’s tomatoes. The maker of Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn, Peter Pan peanut butter and Healthy Choice meals Thursday reported $2.39 billion in sales […]

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Philip Morris & Altria End Merger Talks

Juul Labs Inc. said Chief Executive Kevin Burns is stepping down and will be replaced by an executive at tobacco giant Altria Group Inc., which owns a 35% stake in the e-cigarette maker. The San Francisco company, which faces a potential crippling U.S. ban on most of its products, said Mr. Burns will be replaced […]

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How To Make Money Online by Investing Little Money

◊ How To Make Money Online by Investing Little Money – StockMarketNews.Today ◊ Internet offers many opportunities to make a lot of money. Whether you’re looking to make some fast cash, or you’re after long-term, more sustainable income-producing results, there are certainly ways you can make money online today. The truth is that making money […]

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5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Today { October 2019 }

5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Today { October 2019 } – StockMarketNews.Today 1 – General Electric (GE) Once one of the most valuable and important companies in the world, industrial giant General Electric, has tumbled over the past several years. Now the company is a shell of its former self. About 20 years ago, this […]

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Global Stocks Inch Up On Trade Hopes

Global Stocks – Trade Hopes – StockMarketNews.Today … — Global shares edged up on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed U.S.-China trade talks will resume next month, but lingering concerns about slowing global growth reduced the overall appetite for riskier assets. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1%, led […]

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Financial Markets News: Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

◊ Stock Market Today – Business & Financial News ◊ … — Upcoming appearances by Federal Reserve policymakers in the coming days will be even more closely watched by investors than usual in the wake of its second rate cut this year. In addition, investors will be focusing their attention on economic data for fresh […]

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Business News Today USA: Walmart to Stop Selling All E-Cigarettes

♦ Business News Today USA ♦ … — Walmart Inc. said it would stop carrying the devices after it winds down its current inventory of e-cigarettes. It carries a variety of e-cigarette brands, including market leader Juul. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the […]

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Stock Market News: Airbnb Says It Plans to Go Public in 2020

Airbnb is considering several nontraditional approaches to its public offering, including a direct listing, the people said. In a direct listing, a company lists shares on a public market without raising any additional capital. Airbnb said on Thursday that it planned to go public in 2020, becoming one of the last of a generation of […]

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Australia’s Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Climbed

♦ Australian Unemployment ♦ Australia’s jobless rate unexpectedly climbed in August as the labor force swelled to a fresh record, signaling additional labor-market slack that sets the scene for further easing by the central bank. Unemployment climbed to 5.3%, the highest level in a year, and above the 5.2% forecast by economists, data from the […]

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FedEx Corporation – Shares Tumbled

Trade Online Without Risk With a Free Demo Account The shares tumbled 10% to $155.29 before the start of regular trading in New York on Wednesday. The drop wiped out FedEx’s year-to-date gain Blaming a weakening global economy, FedEx Corp. sliced its profit outlook in the latest sign that trade tensions are dragging down U.S. […]

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Boeing Co: U.S. Might Approve the 737 MAX to Fly

Boeing News Today – Stock Market News … — Boeing has said it expects the plane to be back in service, at least in some places, starting in the fourth quarter of this year, and the FAA could perform a certification flight as soon as next month. — Six months after the U.S. was the […]

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Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks Were Launched From Iran

Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks – Stock Market News — American intelligence indicates Iran was the staging ground for a debilitating attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, people familiar with the discussions said Monday, as Washington and the kingdom weighed how to respond. The assessment, which the U.S. hasn’t shared publicly, comes as President Trump raised the […]

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Stock Markets: Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

♦ Top 5 Stock Market News ♦ … Oil prices will react when markets open after an attack on a key Saudi production facility, amid uncertainty over how much global supply will be disrupted. Investors are also bracing for another interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve this week, as well as a flurry of […]

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Gucci Sales Dropped in U.S.

◊ Gucci Stock News ◊ Gucci lost the top spot among luxury companies for social media engagement in March, according to Tribe Dynamics, and in July it reported its first quarterly drop in North American sales since early 2016. The retreat shows how luxury companies that thrive on Instagram and other social-media outlets can just […]

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10 Best Stocks to Buy { Second Half of 2019 }

< StockMarketNews.Today > … Stocks to buy in the second half 2019 … Here are 10 stocks to buy today { Second Half of 2019 } … Netflix iRobot Amazon.com Intuitive Surgical Alphabet Axon Enterprises Wayfair Facebook Constellation Brands Lululemon athletica  5 of the Best Stocks for Beginning Investors Let’s start with five that are particularly […]

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PG&E Reaches $11 Billion Settlement with Insurers over Deadly Wildfires

Deal Moves PG&E Closer to Bankruptcy Exit PG&E said it has reached an $11 billion settlement with insurance companies over wildfire claims, a significant step toward emerging from bankruptcy. The deal covers insurance carriers and hedge funds that were seeking compensation from PG&E for payouts insurers made to homeowners and businesses in connection with fires […]

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European Central Bank Launches New Bond-Buying Program

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a massive new bond-buying program Thursday in a bid to stimulate the ailing euro zone economy. President Mario Draghi announced that the central bank would cut its main deposit rate by 10 basis points to -0.5%, in line with expectations. The ECB now expects interest rates to remain at […]

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Trump Raises Pressure on Fed

◊ StockMarketNews.Today – BUSINESS & FINANCIAL NEWS ◊ — … President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to a level typically reserved for recessions or periods of persistently weak growth, suggesting that such a setting could allow the government to refinance Treasury debt at a lower cost. Start Trading Now or Try […]

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Precious Metals Enjoy Resurgence in Negative-Yield World

♦ Precious Metals – Stock Market News Today ♦ … – Gold purchases by everyone from central banks to retail buyers have boosted the metal to its highest level in six years, with a coterie of famous investors now touting its role as a haven from market turmoil. Silver and platinum have outpaced all other […]

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Trade War: China & U.S. to Hold Trade Talks in October

China and the United States agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday, amid fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global economic recession. ◊ Easy Online Loans ◊ The announcement followed a call earlier in the day between China’s Vice Premier Liu He […]

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