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Asian markets pull back in report U.S. may sanction Chinese officials

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following a report that the U.S. is preparing to slap sanctions on a dozen more Chinese officials, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing.

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Futures Rise as Biden Picks Health Secretary Nominee

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Disney, Salesforce, Costco, Chewy, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Earnings reports and investor days from Chewy, Costco, Oracle, Disney, Salesforce, Starbucks, Newmont, and more. Plus, inflation data, an ECB decision, and sentiment surveys.

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Second-Largest U.S. Pension Bought PG&E, Slack, D.R. Horton, and EBay Stock

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System more than doubled its investment in PG&E stock in the third quarter. It also bought more Slack, D.R. Horton, and eBay stock.

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Relationship between a rising stock market and weak dollar strongest since the wake of the financial crisis — will it continue?

The stock market saw its best November since 1928, while the dollar suffered a historic drubbing of its own, strengthening a relationship that some market watchers expect to remain in place for some time.

by William Watts
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As U.S. stock markets grow pricey by some measures, are European equities worth a bet?

With a number of indicators signaling that U.S. equity market valuations are getting rich, Europe may begin start to look more enticing.

by Mark DeCambre
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Paul Tudor Jones says bitcoin ‘reminds him of …internet stocks of 1999’

The prominent hedge-fund luminary has been among the traditional investors who is considered in the decidedly bullish cryptocurrency camp and sees big opportunities ahead.

by Mark DeCambre
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Stock-market values recently reached levels seen on the eve of 1929 crash, by one measure

According to Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid, the recent run-up in U.S. stocks has taken markets "above the level seen on the eve of the 1929 stock market crash and the recent peak in January 2018,"citing the CAPE ratio ...

by Mark DeCambre
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U.S. stock indexes sweep to records as hope for fiscal relief overshadows weak jobs data

U.S. benchmark stock indexes swept to new records Friday helped by hopes for another financial aid package from Congress to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with the November jobs report suggesting e...

by William Watts
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The stock market is signaling a ‘severe’ drop is imminent, says contrarian strategist

Investors are crowding into the stock market right now, and they aren't seeing the big signals that indicate they are about to get caught up in a rough period of selling, says our call of the day from contrarian investor S...

by Barbara Kollmeyer
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A popular stock-market indicator flashes red as Dow soars to records Friday

An often-cited measure of stock valuations, popularized by Warren Buffett, is affirming a growing fear on Wall Street: equity prices are richer than their fundamental underpinnings.

by Mark DeCambre
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A Top Pension Bought GM, Verizon, and Starbucks Stock. Here’s What It Sold.

The manager of Tennessee’s state pension, one of the best funded in the country, made major changes in some of its biggest investments.

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How to Invest in the Recoveries of the World’s Hardest Hit Countries

Jens Nordvig is the founder of Exante Data, whose focus on data helped the firm see just how big a problem Covid-19 would be—and how to navigate it

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Why Bitcoin Is the Best Investment Opportunity Post-Pandemic

Historian Niall Ferguson is a prolific , creator of the TV series ‘The Ascent of Money,’ and founder of Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advisory firm

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The Biggest Challenges — and Opportunities — Facing the World Post-Pandemic

Stephanie Kelton, Richard Thaler, Jim Rogers, and others weigh in on the ideas and issues that will shape the future.

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Howard Marks Outlines Investment Opportunities, Risks

Howard Marks is co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, which focuses on strategies that include distressed assets and high-yield debt. His regular memos to Oaktree clients are read widely on Wall Street and beyond.

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‘Within Two Years, Things Will Be Back to Normal.’ But the Recovery Will Be Uneven.

Marc Lasry is chairman and CEO of Avenue Capital Group, which specializes in distressed-debt investments, and is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks

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Overconfidence Could Be Investors’ Biggest Mistake, Richard Thaler Says

Nobel Prize-winning behavioral economist Richard Thaler is a co-founder of Fuller & Thaler, an asset manager that looks for bargains created when investors over- and under-react

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Climate Change Is the Biggest Investment Opportunity Post-Covid

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is founder and CEO of RockCreek, which manages $15 billion on behalf of pensions, endowments, and foundations, with a focus on multi-asset, sustainable, and emerging-markets strategies

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Think November’s Jobs Report Was Disappointing? Wait Until December

Next month’s payroll data could be even softer than November’s underwhelming figures. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on Chinese bond defaults, undervalued stocks, and Tesla’s impact on the S&P 500.

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Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 30218.26 248.74 0.83%
SPX S&P 500 Index 3699.12 32.40 0.88%
COMP NASDAQ Composite Index 12464.23 87.05 0.70%
GDOW Global Dow Realtime USD 3489.87 -2.16 -0.06%
TMUBMUSD10Y U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note 0.96 -0.014

Europe Markets

U.K. consumer confidence falls in november

Consumer confidence in the U.K. decreased for the second consecutive month in November, driven by a sharp deterioration of Britons' outlook for the...

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Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
UKX FTSE 100 Index 6550.23 59.96 0.92%
DAX Global X DAX Germany ETF 30.21 0.06 0.20%
PX1 CAC 40 Index 5609.15 34.79 0.62%
I945 FTSE MIB Index 22178.80 171.40 0.78%
IBEX IBEX 35 Index 8322.90 122.20 1.49%
SXXP STOXX Europe 600 Index 394.04 2.32 0.59%

Asia Markets

China's exports accelerated in November

BEIJING--China's exports rose at a faster pace in November thanks to robust external demand, according to official data released Monday. China's ou...

Australia's retail sales rise strongly in October

SYDNEY--Australian retail sales grew robustly in October after Victoria state, which accounts for around a quarter of the country's economy, emerge...

China services-sector activity sped up in November

BEIJING--A private gauge of China's services-sector activity rose at a faster pace in November, pointing to a further recovery of business activity...

Consumer spending boosts Australia's economy

SYDNEY--Australia's economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, shrugging off the pandemic-led recession that pummeled the country in t...

South Korea's inflation slowly rises in November

South Korea's headline inflation picked up at a slower-than-expected pace in November, still remaining well below the central bank's 2.0% annual ta...

RBA leaves record-low interest rates unchanged

SYDNEY--The Reserve Bank of Australia left official interest rates unchanged at record lows at its last policy meeting for 2020 on Tuesday, while s...

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Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
ADOW The Asia Dow Index USD 3688.53 -5.09 -0.14%
NIK NIKKEI 225 Index 26595.41 -155.83 -0.58%
HSI Hang Seng Index 26382.06 -453.86 -1.69%
SHCOMP Shanghai Composite Index 3421.85 -22.73 -0.66%
1 S&P BSE Sensex Index 45156.99 77.44 0.17%
STI FTSE Straits Times Index 2836.59 -3.30 -0.12%