Tag Archives: stock market

Financial Daily Dose 7.31.2020 | Top Story: Amazon a Juggernaut?

BY: Juvian Hernandez | July 31, 2020

Amazon a juggernaut? Quarterly sales and profit prove how indispensable tech giants have become to our society. In the midst of a pandemic, Big Tech mostly shows gains. – WSJ Market Snapshot: S&P 500 Index increased 0.3% as of 8:23 a.m. London time; Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index declined 0.3%; 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.17.2020 | Top Story: Consumer Spending Up in June

BY: Juvian Hernandez | July 17, 2020

Consumer spending at stores and auto dealerships increased in June, the second straight month, but the recent uptick in coronavirus cases could slow future growth. – WSJ and NYTimes Big banks state that economic uncertainty will likely continue until a vaccine is developed for coronavirus. – Bloomberg Market Snapshot: S&P 500 Index increased 0.2% to 3,333.30 as of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.10.2020 | Top Story: Gilead Reports Strong Remdesivir Results

BY: Juvian Hernandez | July 10, 2020

Gilead Sciences Inc. reports that its remdesivir virus treatment has been positively correlated with a 62% reduction in death risks compared with the standard of care in an initial analysis. The results still need to be confirmed by other clinical trials. Bloomberg Market Snapshot: The S&P 500 Index fell 0.5%; The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.1.2020 | Top Story: Airbus to Cut 15,000 Jobs in Effort to Weather Pandemic-induced Drop in Air Travel

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 1, 2020

French aircraft giant Airbus is cutting 15,000 jobs—the “largest downsizing in the company’s history”—as it prepares for a “lasting decline” in airline demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch More on the U.S.’s suddenly hot tech cold war with China, with the FCC on Tuesday designating Chinese telecomm … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.30.2020 | Top Story: Supreme Court Allows President to Fire CFPB Director, Lets Agency Remain

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 30, 2020

By a 5-4 margin, the Supreme Court has ordered the restructuring of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, “ruling the agency’s structure was unconstitutional because its director held too much unchecked power.” The fix, according to the Court, is allowing the President to remove the CFPB’s director “for any reason,” which it deemed sufficient to reject … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.26.2020 | Top Story: Federal Reserve Limits Bank Payouts and Suspends Share Buybacks

BY: Juvian Hernandez | June 26, 2020

The Federal Reserve has “temporarily restricted shareholder payouts by the biggest banks,” preventing stock buybacks and barring increases in dividend payments in the third quarter. NYTimes and Bloomberg Market Snapshot: S&P 500 fell 1.7% to 3,030.13; Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 2.1% to 25,199.81; Nasdaq Composite Index declines 1.6% to 9,851.85; Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index climbed 0.4% to … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.15.2020 | Top Story: Reopening-Related COVID Surge Pauses Recent Market Rally

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 15, 2020

Rising infection rates around the U.S. and the globe are worrying markets, as fear of a second wave of cases linked with the reopening of the economy freaks out traders – WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Coronavirus-related litigation looks to be a hot topic in America for months and years to come, which is why … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.12.2020 | Top Story: American Airlines Pledges Loyalty Program as Collateral for COVID Stimulus Package

BY: Juvian Hernandez | June 12, 2020

American Airlines Group Inc. stated that it plans to pledge its loyalty program “as collateral for a $4.75 billion government loan as it seeks to shore up capital to manage through the coronavirus pandemic.” The company expects second quarter revenue to be down about 90%. – WSJ Market Snapshot: S&P 500 gained 1.9%; Bloomberg Dollar Spot … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.10.2020 | Top Story: Fed Expected to Stay the Course Despite Jump in May Jobs

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 10, 2020

The Fed is expected to hold rates steady as its June Open Market Committee meeting wraps today. Analysts expect that the better-than-expected May jobs numbers won’t be nearly enough for the central bank to suggest it is close to “exiting from emergency policies to keep credit flowing as it monitors what officials have warned will … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.9.2020 | Top Story: NBER Declares US Entered Recession in February

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 9, 2020

No one—truly, not even the most casual economic observer—should be shocked by yesterday’s official declaration from the National Bureau of Economic Research that the U.S. is in a recession that officially began in February. But we’ll all dutifully report that designation anyway, along with the fact that the “longest expansion on record” [records, mind you, … Continue reading