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This May Be One of the Biggest Losses of Personal Wealth

Hedge fund manager Bill Hwang lost about $10B in a matter of days last month

(Newser) - The name Bill Hwang may not ring a bell for most people, but the low-profile hedge fund manager might just have earned a very unwanted distinction. Here is how industry expert Mike Novogratz sums it up to Bloomberg : "I've never seen anything like this—how quiet it was,...

Intended as a Joke, 'It Became a Cursedly Serious Thing'

The artist behind the Wall Street bull has died

(Newser) - The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Sicily at age 80, the AP reports. Arturo Di Modica died at his home in Vittoria on Friday evening, the town said in a...

Price of Silver Surges as Rebel Traders Zero In

Reddit forum helps send prices higher, as with GameStop

(Newser) - The same group of traders who sent prices of GameStop soaring last week is now pulling a similar move with silver, reports CNN . Silver futures rose 11% Monday to about $30 an ounce, which the AP reports is an eight-year high. Meanwhile, the phrase "#silversqueeze" was trending, a reference...

Stock Value Sinks After 'Deal Made in Heaven'
Stock Value Sinks After
'Deal Made in Heaven'
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Stock Value Sinks After 'Deal Made in Heaven'

But stocks mostly move up after early losses Wednesday

(Newser) - Stocks shook off early losses and managed to end mostly higher on Wall Street, even as weakness in technology companies weighed on major US indexes, the AP reports. The S&P 500 edged up 0.2% Wednesday after trading lower for much of the day. The Nasdaq fell slightly and...

Wall Street Hits a New Record
On Wall Street, a New Record
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On Wall Street, a New Record

The S&P 500 smashes yet another ceiling in shortened session

(Newser) - The S&P 500 rose to a record high in a shortened session Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy, the AP reports. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in...

Investor Makes $12B on Biggest Software IPO Ever
Investor Makes $12B on
Biggest Software IPO Ever
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Investor Makes $12B on Biggest Software IPO Ever

Snowflake has a massive debut

(Newser) - If you're hearing the word "snowflake" a lot today, it has nothing to do with politics. Snowflake the tech company is coming off the largest software IPO in history on Wednesday, reports CNN . The company priced its shares for the initial public offering at $120, but they opened...

For First Time, a Woman Will Lead Major US Bank

Jane Fraser is taking over at Citigroup

(Newser) - Citigroup's Jane Fraser will become the first woman to ever lead a Wall Street bank when she succeeds CEO Michael Corbat in February. The New York bank announced the succession Thursday, per the AP and the Wall Street Journal . Fraser, 53, is currently head of Citi's global consumer...

Jim Cramer Targets 'Clueless' Buyers as Stocks Keep Rising

On the bright side, the S&P 500 rose yet again

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, lifting the S&P 500 to its fourth straight gain and pulling it within 2% of the all-time high it set in February, the AP reports. Companies that rely on consumer spending, banks, industrial, and technology stocks accounted for a big share of...

A Dodgy Day Has Good Results
United Stock Sinks
Amid 87% Revenue Plunge 
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United Stock Sinks Amid 87% Revenue Plunge

But other stocks come out OK on a choppy day

(Newser) - Stocks closed with solid gains on Wall Street on Wednesday but only after a choppy day of trading that pulled indexes temporarily into the red, the AP reports. The S&P 500 rose 0.6%. The bumpy day came as investors sized up a mix of company earnings and another...

Stocks Rise After Bit of Good News Breaks
Stocks Rise After Good
News Breaks on the Virus
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Stocks Rise After Good News Breaks on the Virus

The S&P 500 rises 0.9% following early results on a coronavirus vaccine

(Newser) - Stocks rose across the board on Wall Street Wednesday following some encouraging, though very early results in developing a coronavirus vaccine , the AP reports. Researchers said late Tuesday that one developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna revved up people’s immune systems in a preliminary test, as...

Tech Is Making Up for Wall Street Weakness
Caution Is in the Air
Despite Tech Gains
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Caution Is in the Air Despite Tech Gains

Nasdaq hits another record high

(Newser) - US stock indexes drifted higher on Wednesday, as more gains for big tech companies helped make up for weakness elsewhere across Wall Street, the AP reports. Treasury yields and oil prices were also holding relatively steady. But caution still hung over markets, as gold nudged toward its highest price since...

Dow Edges Lower After Record Day
A Day After Making
History, the Dow Dips
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A Day After Making History, the Dow Dips

It's a mixed day on Wall Street despite technology gains

(Newser) - Stocks are winding up with a mixed finish on Wall Street, even as gains for technology stocks pushed the Nasdaq to another record close, the AP reports. The Dow edged lower Wednesday but the S&P 500 rose 0.5%, a day after wrapping up its best quarter since 1998....

'Holy Cannoli': How Wall Street Left Loggers Reeling

Private timber companies are upending people's lives in Oregon

(Newser) - Drive outside Falls City, Oregon, and you'll see it: a lot of Douglas fir trees cut down to stumps. That image opens a ProPublica story about how Oregon—America's top lumber-producing state—allowed private timber companies to buy up land and suffered economically as a result. "You'...

S&P 500's Winning Streak Fizzles Out


S&P 500's
Winning Streak
Fizzles Out
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S&P 500's Winning Streak Fizzles Out

The S&P 500 falls 0.4% after a shaky day of trading

(Newser) - The S&P 500 gave up an early gain and ended slightly lower, ending a three-day winning streak, the AP reports. The benchmark index fell 0.4% after a wobbly day of trading. Like other markets worldwide, Wall Street took a pause following some recent gains. Treasury yields held steady...

Mnuchin Gives His Take on Closing the Economy Again

The treasury secretary gave his take as Wall Street shuddered over the coronavirus

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says re-closing the US economy is not an option. "We can't shut down the economy again. I think we've learned that if you shut down the economy, you're going to create more damage," he told CNBC 's Jim Cramer on...

Stock Market Says 'Protests, What Protests?'
Stock Market
Says 'Protests,
What Protests?'
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Stock Market Says 'Protests, What Protests?'

The S&P 500 rises 1.4%

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, extending the market's winning streak to a fourth day. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% Wednesday. Investors are hoping that the economy will continue to open up following the lockdowns put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the AP...

Optimism Bubbles With Banks, Retailers
Optimism Bubbles
With Banks, Retailers

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Optimism Bubbles With Banks, Retailers

S&P 500 gained 1.5% in a choppy day of trading

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way for more businesses to reopen, the AP reports....

One Stock Sector Plays Outsize Role Today
One Stock Sector
Plays Outsize
Role Today
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One Stock Sector Plays Outsize Role Today

Wall Street has an up day as the S&P 500 rises 1.7%

(Newser) - Stocks posted solid gains on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing their losses from a day earlier. Big-name investor favorites like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon helped pull the market higher, the AP reports. The S&P 500 rose 1.7%. Technology, the only sector that's holding on to a gain for...

Reserve Chair Speaks, and Wall Street Slides Again

The S&P 500 lost 1.7% as stocks fell for second straight day

(Newser) - Stocks fell for the second day in a row Wednesday on Wall Street, weighed down by worries about a slow recovery for the economy, the AP reports. The weakness came after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned about the threat of a prolonged recession because of the shutdowns related to...

S&P 500 Has Its First Loss This Week
Stocks Were Rising
Until This Data Came In
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Stocks Were Rising Until This Data Came In

The S&P 500 suffers its first loss this week

(Newser) - Stocks fell on Wall Street Wednesday, sending the market to its first loss in three days, after more depressing data rolled in on the devastation sweeping the global economy, the AP reports. The S&P 500 dropped 0.7%, and three out of four stocks in the index sank. But...

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