Majestic Wine says retail business attracts many suitors

Majestic Wine said on Tuesday multiple suitors had shown interest in its retail business, a month after Britain’s largest specialist wine retailer said it was looking to sell the unit to focus online. Majestic Wine shares were 3.6% higher at 275.5 pence at 0940 GMT. Britain’s traditional store groups are facing the brunt of rising […]

What’s the main driver for the stock market: trade, earnings or the Fed?

U.S. stocks on Friday wrapped up a Byzantine journey into negative territory, a period that began with the worst day for stocks since January, yet featured sessions marked by uncanny intraday swings that helped equities to limit losses for the week. Last week’s performance is perhaps a taste of what’s ahead, analysts and investors told […]

A Small-Cap ETF For Globe-Trotting Investors

While some market participants may be doubting the efficacy of investing in stocks outside the U.S., some investors may want to consider contrarian viewpoints and visit some ex-U.S. developed markets. For small-cap investors, the Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF SCHC, -0.47% is a sensible way of adding some international diversity to portfolios. The Schwab International […]

Duignan Sees Triple Threat Impacting Deere

Ann Duignan, U.S. Machinery Analyst and Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, discusses earnings from Deere. She says the U.S., China trade war, a glut of soft commodities and an African swine fever lead her to downgrade the stock to underweight.

Wall St. falls as trade anxieties spike

Wall Street ended lower on Friday as continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down, and the Dow capped a fourth straight week of losses in its longest weekly losing streak in three years. While all three major U.S. indexes struggled for direction for much of the session, they turned decisively negative following a […]

NAFTA Negotiations Stall

High-level negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada failed to find common ground during Friday’s talks about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), leaving analysts wondering whether an agreement will be reached before the May 17th deadline. The deadline, set by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, was chosen to give ample […]

Stock Prices Plummet Worldwide as Fears Continue

As selloff on Wall Street on Wednesday sparked fears of contagion worldwide, sending Asian markets broadly lower and positioning European markets for an expected triple-digit loss on the open today. As of 1:06 p.m. HK/SIN, the Nikkei 225 was down 3.90 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down 3.76 percent and the Shanghai Composite […]

Asian Stocks Struggle for Third Straight Session

Asian stocks fell for the third consecutive session on Monday morning as traders worried about trade war escalations and struggling emerging markets, both of which have been weighing on the region. U.S. President Donald Trump said last week that he’s ready to unleash the next round of tariffs, which some analysts believe may be another […]

Stock Markets Seek Corrections After Lira Scare

European stock indexes traded higher on Tuesday after two days of selling sent stock prices broadly lower in Europe and across the globe. Traders took a breath of relief after the Turkish lira firmed on Tuesday and Turkey’s central bank committed to providing liquidity. Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak also committed to giving a conference […]

Global Stocks Surrender to Turkish Pressures

Global stocks indexes hit fresh lows on Monday as traders dumped equities and shed emerging market shares in favor of safer assets including the government bonds and the U.S. dollar. Asian and European shares took a beating, showing red across the board after the Turkish lira hit record lows. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down nearly […]