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J.P. Morgan Securities’ Colleen O’Callaghan is taking steps to protect portfolios from an economic setback. O’Callaghan warns the domino effect from coronavirus aid gridlock on Capitol Hill is the biggest risk facing Wall Street right now. As a result, she’s increasing cash exposure for her ultra-high net worth clients. “What we’ve been working to do
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Investor Peter Boockvar believes Wall Street is on the cusp of taking inflation more seriously. With the 10-year and 30-year Treasury Note yields trading around four-month highs, the Bleakley Advisory Group chief investment officer warns high inflation paired with slower economic growth, otherwise known as stagflation, is becoming a major risk. “A stagflationary-type environment, if
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Crowdcube co-founder and CEO Darren Westlake. Crowdcube LONDON — British start-up investing platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs are set to merge in an industry-shaking deal that will create a £140 million ($181.4 million) equity crowdfunding powerhouse. Crowdcube and Seedrs, founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, shook up the capital markets by allowing the
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A technician prepares a flow cell slide for loading onto a genetic sequencing machine at a Regeneron Pharmaceuticals laboratory at the biotechnology company’s headquarters in Tarrytown, New York Mike Segar | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Regeneron — Shares of the biotech company rose 5.9% after President Donald Trump used
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President Donald Trump addresses the U.S. public after being hospitalized at Walter Reed. October 3, 2020. The White House Stock futures rose in overnight trading on Sunday as investors brace for another volatile week with President Donald Trump’s hospitalization adding more uncertainty to the market outlook ahead of Election Day.  Futures on the Dow Jones
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak to reporters after their coronavirus relief negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 7, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The trading community is actively debating the
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Stock futures fell in early morning trading on Friday after President Donald Trump said he tested positive for the coronavirus. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 266 points after earlier plunging more than 500 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were also in negative territory.  Meanwhile, the yield on the benchmark
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U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, September 30, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters Shares of companies tied closely to the economy reopening declined on Friday as President Donald Trump’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis raised concerns about a second
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Layoffs in several of the nation’s biggest industries are making headlines this week. The list includes Disney eliminating 28,000 employees connected to the coronavirus theme park shutdowns, United Airlines and American Airlines collectively planning to put 32,000 workers on furlough, and insurer Allstate cutting almost 4,000 jobs. But MKM Partners’ Michael Darda suggests it’s not the time to
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Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Datadog — Shares of Datadog popped more than 11% after the cloud security platform announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft’s cloud computing service Azure. Datadog will now be available in the Azure console as a first-class service, the company said. Nikola — Nikola soared 11% after
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A computer-generated image from interiors contractor Portview shows how office space may be segregated as people go back to the workplace after the coronavirus lockdowns are eased. Portview What will the post-Covid workplace look like? Steelcase is one of the largest manufacturers of office furniture — desks, chairs, storage products and office pods — and
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People visit China Telecom’s booth during 2019 World 5G Convention at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center on November 21, 2019 in Beijing, China. VCG | Getty Images BEIJING — Global investors are stepping up their bets on Asia, particularly China, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic’s shock to growth or growing geopolitical tensions.  Just this
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