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Saudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund Joins 100-Year Bond Club

2 hours 17 min ago
Saudi Arabia joined the small club of issuers that have borrowed for 100 years from investors, with its sovereign-wealth fund selling the ultralong debt as part of a $3 billion bond-market debut. 

OPEC+ Brinkmanship Could Backfire

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 2:54pm
The oil cartel’s rationale for the production cut isn’t as important as how oil consumers interpret the move.

Rising Rates Could Help Reinsurers Price Climate Risk

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 1:39pm
If Hurricane Ian leaves some ‘cat bond’ investors with losses, reinsurers might see improved pricing in the future.

OPEC+ Agrees to Biggest Oil Cut Since Start of Pandemic

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:45am
The production cut move will likely push up already-high global energy prices and help oil-exporting Russia pay for its war in Ukraine.

How a Social-Media Frenzy Around Credit Suisse Rattled Its Stock

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 9:53am
Fast-spreading rumors circulating on Reddit and Twitter served as a reminder of the sway online forums can now exert over financial markets.

Britain Is Neither an Emerging Market Nor a Cheap Place to Invest

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 8:44am
The sterling rebound suggests the U.K. isn’t on the brink of a currency crisis, but the government’s focus on “growth, growth and growth” still has little to back it up.

Samsung is Going Big, Not Home, in Advanced Chips

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 7:38am
The South Korean company’s ambitious investments in its foundry business and the increasing politicization of the chip sector will be tailwinds over the long run.

Stock Futures Fall After Two-Day Rally

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 7:32am
U.S. stock futures fell after major indexes posted their biggest two-day gains in more than two years.

Stock Traders Dive Into Boom-or-Bust Options

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 5:30am
The most popular bets expire in a matter of days as equities experience some of the biggest swings since the 2008 financial crisis.

Commodity-Trading Hedge Funds Are Having a Strong Year

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 4:46am
Some hedge funds that trade raw materials have generated blockbuster returns this year, making them among the major beneficiaries of exceptionally volatile commodity markets.

Icahn, Others Clean Up on Musk's Twitter About-Face

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 7:30pm
The activist investor had a stake in the social-media company worth well over $500 million before Tuesday, sources say.

In Twitter, Musk Buys the Walking Dead

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 5:24pm
Amid the online ad market turmoil and legal drama, Elon Musk’s path to reviving Twitter is uncertain.

U.K. Regulator Pushed Pensions to Load Up on LDIs

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 2:41pm
The rush into the derivatives-based investment strategies concentrated risks in the market, sparking a Bank of England bond-market rescue.

Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio Hands Over Control of Firm

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 2:12pm
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio stepped down as co-investment chief of the largest U.S. hedge fund firm, nearly five decades after he started it in his Manhattan apartment.

Elon Musk Proposes Closing Twitter Deal on Original Terms

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 1:59pm
The two sides are discussing how the deal can be closed, and the judge overseeing their court case requested they come back to her by the end of the day with a potential plan that would allow the litigation to be dropped.

Job Market Gives Fed an Opening

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 12:20pm
A decrease in job openings, if it is followed by other signs of cooling, could give the Fed reason to slow rate increases.

Retirement Savers Tap 401(k) Plans After Hurricanes, Natural Disasters

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:42am
More people are taking emergency withdrawals from retirement plans because of natural disasters, but it should be a last resort, financial advisers say.

Markets Are Stuck In Overreaction Mode

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 10:49am
Investors are behaving like sugar-starved children offered a lollipop, grasping for it with delight only to scream when it is taken away again. 

India's Tech Regulation Onslaught Poses Dilemma for U.S. Companies

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 8:17am
India wants to form a government panel that will have the power to overturn social-media companies’ content moderation decisions.

Stock Futures Point to Second Day of Gains

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 7:54am
U.S. stock futures rose, putting major indexes on course to extend a strong start to the latest quarter, while a falling dollar and government bond yields offered investors some tentative relief.

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