Asia Markets: Most Asian stocks rise with Nikkei on track for five-day winning streak

Asia Markets: Most Asian stocks rise with Nikkei on track for five-day winning streak

Getty Images Strong exports of semiconductor chips boosted Japan’s trade surplus in June. Most Asian stocks rose moderately Thursday, taking their cue from the U.S. markets where stocks got a boost from a Federal Reserve report that painted a rosy picture of the U.S. economy. The Beige Book, a collection of anecdotal account of business → Read More

Trump tax cut gives U.S. workers a hard landing

Trump tax cut gives U.S. workers a hard landing

Albania Bourdier is the person who, if President Donald Trump were a truth-teller, would be a big beneficiary of Trump’s corporate tax cut. The 44-year old gate agent for American Airlines’ Envoy Air commuter-airline subsidiary makes $13.50 an hour at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. She lives with her mother and 12-year old son in a → Read More

Personal Finance Daily: Why husbands and wives lie about their salaries and you should make your Venmo account private

Personal Finance Daily: Why husbands and wives lie about their salaries and you should make your Venmo account private

We’re more than halfway through the week, MarketWatchers! Here are Wednesday’s top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance When wives earn more than their husbands, they both lie It’s increasingly common for wives to make more than their spouses. ‘Real Housewives’ star Bethenny Frankel gets real about money Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl, opens up → Read More

CryptoWatch: Hedge-fund manager Marc Lasry says $40,000 bitcoin is achievable

CryptoWatch: Hedge-fund manager Marc Lasry says $40,000 bitcoin is achievable

A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the last name of billionaire, hedge-fund manager Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital Group. That error has been corrected. Getty Images Bitcoin is in rally mode, apparently. After months in the doldrums, the No. 1 digital currency extends its gains on Wednesday after following a sharp run-up in → Read More

Exclusive: Amazon denies it will challenge Cisco with switch sales

Exclusive: Amazon denies it will challenge Cisco with switch sales

Amazon.com Inc.’s top cloud-computing executive has officially denied that Amazon Web Services plans to start selling network switches to other businesses, after a report last week claiming that move was in the works damaged stocks of Cisco Systems Inc. and other major networking companies. “Cisco and AWS have a longstanding customer and partner relationship, and → Read More

The Tell: The bond market is ‘coiling’ for a violent yield surge, says BMO strategist

The Tell: The bond market is ‘coiling’ for a violent yield surge, says BMO strategist

Trading in Treasurys has been unusually muted in recent weeks, with yields traversing a narrow range. But to at least one strategist, this subdued action is evidence that a sharp selloff in the bond market—with yields inversely jumping higher—could be imminent. Ian Lyngen, an interest-rate analyst for BMO Capital Markets, says the 10-year Treasury yield → Read More

NewsWatch: Buffett’s Berkshire stock having best day in 7 years after buyback policy change

NewsWatch: Buffett’s Berkshire stock having best day in 7 years after buyback policy change

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Shares of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway were having their best day in nearly seven years on Wednesday, as Wall Street cheered the change in the company’s share repurchase policy, with one analyst calling it a “major positive catalyst.” See full story. Lawmakers are considering these changes to your 401(k) plan Annuities and → Read More

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