Earnings Outlook: Alibaba earnings: Spending for a future beyond e-commerce

Earnings Outlook: Alibaba earnings: Spending for a future beyond e-commerce

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. dominates online shopping in China, but the company has bigger plans in mind. The Chinese e-commerce giant is investing aggressively as it tries to profit from more aspects of the retail experience, including food delivery and physical stores. These are part of Alibaba’s BABA, +0.46%  “new retail” initiatives, which are meant → Read More

Market Extra: Italy draws fresh scrutiny, as investors eye market risks in aftermath of Turkish-lira crisis

Market Extra: Italy draws fresh scrutiny, as investors eye market risks in aftermath of Turkish-lira crisis

As skittish investors scan for the next trouble spot in the wake of Turkey’s currency dilemma, some market participants are turning a fresh eye to perennial market bugaboo—Italy. The third-largest economy in the eurozone has resurfaced on investors’ radars as its populist government plans next year’s budget, which economists say are likely to expand fiscal → Read More

NewsWatch: Best stock investing strategy now is just to ‘stay home’

NewsWatch: Best stock investing strategy now is just to ‘stay home’

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE U.S. stock market is the star on the world stage, writes Ed Yardeni. See full story. Tesla stock sinks after Elon Musk describes his ‘excruciating year’ in NYT interview Tesla sank 8% on Friday as investors digested the news of a widening SEC probe of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s go-private tweet, and → Read More

New Arm designs help Samsung and Qualcomm compete with Apple and Intel

New Arm designs help Samsung and Qualcomm compete with Apple and Intel

New roadmaps released this week from Arm Ltd. detail the future of the company’s processor designs and show a shift in emphasis toward high performance. The two main takeaways: • These new cores (the building blocks of a CPU) will empower Android device makers and silicon providers like Samsung 005930, -0.34% SSNLF, -3.07%  and Qualcomm → Read More

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Investors’ opportunity in Turkey | Nvidia’s mixed reception | How to lower real-estate agents’ commissions

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Investors’ opportunity in Turkey | Nvidia’s mixed reception | How to lower real-estate agents’ commissions

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Turkey’s crisis and mismanagement Turkey isn’t reacting typically to its currency crisis, as Mohamed El-Erian explains. While President Trump’s doubling of tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum served as a catalyst for the decline of the Turkish lira, excessive → Read More

11 marijuana stocks’ money flows show which are investor favorites

11 marijuana stocks’ money flows show which are investor favorites

There was a big bombshell in marijuana land. Constellation Brands STZ, +0.72% known for its beer, wine and spirits, is investing about $4 billion in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth CGC, +9.15% Constellation paid a whopping 51% premium. So does that mean other marijuana stocks are worth about 50% more than they were before? Marijuana → Read More

The Fed: Fed’s Powell may use Jackson Hole speech to discuss potential trouble ahead

The Fed: Fed’s Powell may use Jackson Hole speech to discuss potential trouble ahead

Getty Images A buffalo holds up traffic near the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell may use his closely-watched speech in Jackson Hole to discuss potential trouble spots ahead for the economy and how the central bank might react. “We’re no longer in the early innings” of the expansion,” noted → Read More

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