Tag: Equity Markets

Musk says Tesla sold about 10% of bitcoin to test market, and will ‘resume allowing crypto transactions’ when 50% of miners are green

Prices of the world’s No. 1 crypto on Sunday were trading sharply higher, as digital-asset bull Elon Musk said Tesla would resume allowing transactions at the vehicle-maker’s stores when key members of bitcoin infrastructure can confirm that 50% of the energy used to mine for bitcoin is derived from clean energy sources. The Sunday afternoon […]

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Here’s what the market wants — and doesn’t want — to hear from Powell at this week’s Fed meeting

You couldn’t fault Wall Street for envisaging a bit of Hamlet in Jerome Powell at the Federal Open Market Committee’s June policy meeting this coming week: Therein lies the question that the interest rate-setting Fed committee needs to answer for financial markets on Wednesday, at the conclusion of the FOMC’s two-day gathering. Whether ’tis nobler […]

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The best Father’s Day gift I have ever received

Not long ago, I received an unexpected early Father’s Day gift from my older daughter when she returned home for a long weekend visit with us. Since graduating from college, Alyssa had been living in the Chicago area, where she worked as a research assistant for a prestigious university. She thoroughly enjoyed living in the […]

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Stock markets outside the U.S. could beat inflation even at 1970s levels, says Citigroup

Investors weighing stocks as a way to beat inflation may want to look beyond the U.S. market, according to research from Citigroup.  While equity gains exceeded inflation in decades outside the 1970s and 2000s, valuations matter more to long-term performance, Citi strategists said in a research note Monday. Based on cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings, or CAPE […]

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Opinion: The best way to have plenty of money in retirement

If you want a financially comfortable retirement with ample money available, you need to take two basic steps. First, save plenty while you’re still working. Second, withdraw the money in a way that will be unlikely to leave you out of money before you run out of life. In a recent article I described how […]

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