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An observational study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found the generic malaria drug hydroxychloroquin...
05/08/2020
Hydroxychloroquine Doesn’t Lower Risk of Death for Coronavirus Patients, Study Finds

An observational study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found the generic malaria drug hydroxychloroquine didn’t lower the risk of patients needing to be intubated or dying.

An observational study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found the generic malaria drug hydroxychloroquine didn’t lower the risk of patients needing to be intubated or dying.

The company announced it plans a phased reopening of Disney Springs—an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment compl...
05/08/2020
Shanghai Disneyland Tickets Sold Out in Minutes. Disney Stock Is Rising.

The company announced it plans a phased reopening of Disney Springs—an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex near Florida’s Disney World—on May 20.

The company announced it plans a phased reopening of Disney Springs—an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex near Florida’s Disney World—on May 20.

Barron’s spoke with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about how the company competes with email, why at-home workers feel st...
05/08/2020
Slack CEO: Working From Home Will Become Less Stressful

Barron’s spoke with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about how the company competes with email, why at-home workers feel stressed, and how big Slack can become.

Slack Technologies CEO Stewart Butterfield Says Working From Home Will Become Less Stressful

The June contract is less precarious. Here's why.
05/08/2020
Here’s Why Oil Isn’t Likely to Go Negative Again This Month

The June contract is less precarious. Here's why.

Open interest in the June contract is at less than half the level it was for the May contract at the same point, according to a report from ING on Thursday. That has made the June contract less precarious.

Taiwan never needed to resort to shutdowns to control the coronavirus, but its faltering economy bears lessons for U.S. ...
05/07/2020
Taiwan Never Needed Shutdowns to Control Covid-19. Its Economy Is Stalling Anyway.

Taiwan never needed to resort to shutdowns to control the coronavirus, but its faltering economy bears lessons for U.S. and European countries looking to reopen, writes economics commentator Matthew C. Klein.

Taiwan never needed to resort to shutdowns to control the coronavirus, but its faltering economy bears lessons for U.S. and European countries looking to reopen, writes economics commentator Matthew C. Klein.

As many parts of the world started to shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became the...
05/07/2020
Nintendo Stock Rises on Record Animal Crossing Sales

As many parts of the world started to shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became the fastest-selling game on the Nintendo Switch console.

As many parts of the world started to shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became the fastest-selling game on the Nintendo Switch console.

“This is a very strong company that could have withstood just about anything other than a worldwide pandemic where the g...
05/07/2020
Norwegian Cruise Line CEO: We Have Enough Cash for More Than 18 Months of No Revenue

“This is a very strong company that could have withstood just about anything other than a worldwide pandemic where the government has closed us down for at least 3½ months and possibly longer,” Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio said in an interview with Barron's.

Having raised about $2.4 billion of new capital this week, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has enough liquidity to last more than 18 months even with zero revenue, CEO Frank Del Rio told Barron’s.

The news is the latest sign that global oil production cuts are having the desired effect.
05/07/2020
Oil Is Rising Again, Thanks to Saudi Arabia Price Increases

The news is the latest sign that global oil production cuts are having the desired effect.

Saudi Arabia is raising prices on oil, and it’s helping restart the oil rally that stalled on Wednesday. The news is the latest sign that global oil production cuts are having the desired effect.

These stocks could outperform in a U-shaped rebound, according to a Raymond James strategist.
05/07/2020
35 Stocks to Buy if the Economy Recovers in a U-Shape

These stocks could outperform in a U-shaped rebound, according to a Raymond James strategist.

Raymond James strategist Tavis McCourt examined what stocks would win out under various recovery scenarios. He says defensive stocks with less leveraged names would outperform in a U-type rebound.

Stocks slid into the red as investors lost their nerve.
05/06/2020
The Dow Fell 218 Points Because There Are Too Many Elephants in the Room

Stocks slid into the red as investors lost their nerve.

Stocks were largely flat during the Wednesday session before sliding into the red in the last hour as investors lost their nerve. Investors seemed to ruminate late in the day on the news: a surge in lost jobs; a crippled economy; and soaring debt from a potential new aid package.

Tinder's daily active users and daily “swipes” hit all-time highs during the depths of the crisis.
05/06/2020
Match Stock Jumps in a Bet the Shutdown Won’t Slow the Search for Love

Tinder's daily active users and daily “swipes” hit all-time highs during the depths of the crisis.

Match Group stock was trading sharply higher Wednesday as investors celebrated the online dating company’s ability to provide a way for people to date even while sheltering in place.

Stocks might be rebounding, but there is plenty of uncertainty about where investors should look for value. Here's where...
05/06/2020
These 10 Stocks Have Healthy Dividends and Low Default Risk

Stocks might be rebounding, but there is plenty of uncertainty about where investors should look for value. Here's where to look—and what to avoid—according to a Citigroup strategist.

Stocks might be rebounding, but there is plenty of uncertainty about where investors should look for value. Avoiding companies that could default on their debt is a big factor, Citigroup’s Tobias Levkovich says.

At the same time, assets are growing more concentrated.
05/06/2020
The ETF Universe Shrinks for the First Time Ever

At the same time, assets are growing more concentrated.

It appears to have lifted market share for Vanguard Group and State Street Global Advisors, Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, among the top 10 ETF providers.

Despite the abundance of shopping options, and the freedom to go out, consumers just aren’t buying.
05/06/2020
China’s Businesses Are Reopening. Consumers Are Still Scarce.

Despite the abundance of shopping options, and the freedom to go out, consumers just aren’t buying.

The dearth of spending in China was so severe that several local governments and companies doled out coupons to citizens, which can be used at stores and restaurants. Upcoming data may indicate a rebound, but for now, residents are spending on necessities and little else.

United’s troubles are getting worse, but one analyst says investors should look past the turbulence and buy the stock.
05/06/2020
Looking to Take a Flyer on Airlines? Consider United.

United’s troubles are getting worse, but one analyst says investors should look past the turbulence and buy the stock.

United’s troubles are getting worse, but Citi analyst Stephen Trent says investors should look past the turbulence and buy the stock.

The layoffs keep coming for companies hit hard by the coronavirus.
05/06/2020
Uber Plans to Lay Off 3,700 Employees. Its Stock Is Dropping.

The layoffs keep coming for companies hit hard by the coronavirus.

“Due to lower trip volumes in its Rides segment and the Company’s current hiring freeze, the Company is reducing its customer support and recruiting teams by approximately 3,700 full-time employee roles,” Uber said in a filing.

These stocks could outperform in a W-type rebound, according to a Raymond James strategist.
05/06/2020
30 Stocks to Buy if the Economy Recovers in a W-Shape

These stocks could outperform in a W-type rebound, according to a Raymond James strategist.

Raymond James strategist Tavis McCourt examined what stocks would win out under various recovery scenarios. He says defensive stocks with less leveraged would outperform in a W-type rebound.

Walt Disney said it won’t pay a dividend for the first half of its current fiscal yea.
05/05/2020
Disney Suspends First-Half Dividend Amid Covid-19 Disruption

Walt Disney said it won’t pay a dividend for the first half of its current fiscal yea.

Walt Disney said that by forgoing its semi-annual dividend—most recently at 88 cents a share—it would save $1.6 billion of cash as it tries to preserve liquidity during the coronavirus pandemic.

The stock market was soaring —and then Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida started talking.
05/05/2020
The Dow Just Gave Back More Than Half Its Gain. Here’s Why.

The stock market was soaring —and then Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida started talking.

The Dow had been up as much as 419.96 points at its high...and then a member of the Federal Reserve Board started talking. Here’s what he said that spooked the market.

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