Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Strategies ByJeff Sommer Aug. 4, 2018 The American stock market has been shrinking. It’s been happening in slow motion — so slow you may not even have noticed. But by now the change is unmistakable: The market is half the size of its mid-1990s peak, and 25 percent smaller than it was in 1976. “This is troubling for the economy, for innovation and for transparence,” said René Stulz, an Ohio State finance professor who has written a new report on these issues for the National Bureau of Economic Research. When I say “shrinking,” I’m using a specific definition: the reduction in the number of publicly traded companies on exchanges in the United States. In the mid-1990s, there were more than 8,000 of them. By 2016, there were only 3,627, according to … [Read more...] about The Stock Market Is Shrinking. That’s a Problem for Everyone.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement DealBook Supported by ByPeter Eavis Aug. 3, 2018 Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them. __________ The United States stock market might be worth nearly $2 trillion more if not for the trade war. Consider that the cost that investors appear to be ascribing to President Trump’s efforts to upend decades of trade relationships. Typically, it’s hard to know why stocks are up or down over short periods. And the 5.8 percent gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index this year might seem to be one of those inscrutable moves. But a closer look at the factors that usually drive the stock market suggests that the escalating trade tensions are holding stocks back. Two things happened at the start of the year … [Read more...] about Why a Trade Truce Could Add Almost $2 Trillion to the Stock Market
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByPeter Eavis July 16, 2018 When rising interest rates and trade tensions weighed on the stock market in recent months, investors could always comfort themselves with four words: “There is always Netflix.” Not on Monday. Netflix disappointed investors with news that it added substantially fewer subscribers in the second quarter than expected. The company’s stock, which had more than doubled this year as the wider market stalled, plunged 14 percent after the close of regular trading. While Netflix’s revenue and profits are still surging, the shortfall in subscriber growth is a reminder that companies priced for perfection can disappoint when optimism seems to be at a peak. And the slip-up will revive skepticism about Netflix’s business model. Netflix had forecast that it would add … [Read more...] about Netflix, the Stock Market’s Big Hope, Disappoints
Published July 14, 2018 Markets Dow Jones Newswires Facebook Twitter Comments Print video The factors driving the US markets Charles Schwab and Co. Senior Vice President Liz Ann Sonders on the state of the markets. The story of Juan José Padilla must be legend within the Spanish bullfighting community. Blinded by a bull in one eye in late 2011 after badly losing his footing in a bullring, the matador made a stunning comeback to the arena about six months later, much to the utter shock of fans. Continue Reading Below Similarly, Wall Street investors find themselves facing off with a bull of their own, one that is in its ninth year and, despite being beset by a cavalcade of concerns, appears on the verge of resuming the second-longest run since WWII. That is perhaps much to the consternation of bears and the confusion of nervous optimist alike. On Friday, the 13th no less, the S&P 500 index finished above 2,800 for the first time since … [Read more...] about The stock market bull is still on its feet
The stock market rally that began in the wake of the financial crunch marked its second anniversary late last winter.Black Enterprise asked eight market-watching experts if the rally can last into 2012. Douglas Coe Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist Investment Banking/We’ve just entered into the second phase of one of the strongest bull markets in U.S. history. Interest rates will remain low. Stocks still remain the dominant asset class of choice for wise investors who are seeking to keep pace with inflation. Again, U.S. stocks are still undervalued.â€ Jacquette Timmons President and CEOSterling Investment Management | New YorkIt’s important to remember that any market rally or boom is a reflection of either our collective fear or optimism. So, yes, the current rally will continue provided the United States government doesn’t shut down or become engaged in another war, oil prices stabilize, and private industry job growth continues … [Read more...] about Can the Stock Market Rally Continue?