Finance

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman warned that the speculative stock trading from retail investors won’t end well. “They are just doing stupid things, and in my opinion, this will end in tears,” Cooperman said on Monday on CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” referring to a flood of new retail investors into brokers especially the millennial-favored Robinhood. “The notion that
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Matt Marfoglia, a waiter at the Tasting Kitchen in Los Angeles, was furloughed in March. Enhanced unemployment benefits are helping him make ends meet financially, but they may end after July. Matt Marfoglia Matt Marfoglia was living paycheck to paycheck before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, while unemployed, he’s barely scraping by.  The 51-year-old was furloughed
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Private equity firm KKR’s co-chief executive officer and co-founder, Henry Kravis, said 80% of companies that it controls now have at least two board directors with diverse backgrounds. The firm set out to reach that threshold a few years ago and accomplished that in the first quarter of 2020, Kravis told CNBC’s Seema Mody on “The Exchange.”
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The Robinhood application is displayed in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Retail investors speculating in stocks are not responsible for the market’s comeback and their top picks tend to underperform, according
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Nikola Motor’s Tre semi-truck. Nikola Motor Company Speculative traders are betting big that Tesla won’t be the only successful company of the future named for inventor Nikola Tesla. Shares of Nikola Corporation, which makes battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks, advanced more than 20% on Tuesday, after more than doubling on Monday. The company began trading on June 4
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It appears a major shift is underway in the bond market. BofA Global Research’s Mark Cabana sees an improving jobs market adding fuel to the Treasury yield rally and providing some relief to the Federal Reserve ahead of Tuesday’s policy meeting. “We were really thinking that the economy would still really struggle to rebound in
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The coronavirus pandemic altered society in immeasurable ways, including, of course, investing. Stocks that benefited from people staying home, such as Netflix and Zoom Video, outperformed expectations in the past few months, while retailers and airline companies, among others, saw their stocks fall off a cliff. And now some of those worst-performing stocks of March
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The normally busy boardwalk at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, was still largely shuttered on May 24. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images The $600 enhancement to weekly unemployment checks is ending at the end of July. While Democrats want to extend the extra pay into next year, Republicans appear resolute in blocking an extension. 
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