The Wall Street Journal – Markets News

  • Is Tesla Abandoning the Mass Market?
    on May 22, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Tesla has given its first signals that it’s giving up on its ambition to become a mass-market car maker, when Chief Executive Elon Musk admitted that his promised $35,000 Model 3 vehicle would cause the company to “lose money and die” if built right away. […]

  • Fifth Third Signals Resurgence of Banker Confidence
    on May 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Fifth Third Bancorp’s $4.7 billion deal to acquire a small Chicago lender is a sign that positive animal spirits have returned to the banking world. Investors should expect many more mergers and acquisitions. […]

  • Small Outages Have Big Impact on Oil Prices
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Multiple oil supply outages at the same time helped prices hit a multi-year high and should keep the market tight into early summer. […]

  • Welcome to the U.S.-China Cold Soup War
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Chinese-U.S. trade relations are showing signs of warming again after this spring’s chill. Don’t mistake that for a resolution of the core issues—trade tensions increasingly look like a permanent feature of the investment environment. […]

  • The Euro's Headache: Growth, Not Italian Politics
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Italy is back in the headlines and the euro is falling, giving up all its gains and more against the dollar this year. But while the formation of an antiestablishment government in Rome is a headwind, there are bigger forces at work: the currency market has been rethinking the global growth story. […]

  • The Mystery of the Small-Cap Rally
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Hot sectors are driving small stocks while a few big companies are holding back the large-cap indexes. […]

  • Italian Bonds: Out in the Cold
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    The re-emergence of political risk in Italy risks resurrecting bad memories of the eurozone crisis, when contagion spread across the continent. For now, though, Italian misery may stay within its borders. […]

  • Nordstrom Racked by Macy's Good Numbers
    on May 17, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Macy’s cheery report, when it posted strong earnings, was a positive sign for retail—and a welcome rebuff of the notion that the sector is doomed. It was not so great for Nordstrom, however, which was put in the unenviable position of having to follow Macy’s act. […]

  • Kroger's Big, Risky Bet on Grocery Delivery
    on May 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Kroger is betting that robots will give it an edge in the food fight with Walmart and Amazon. Investors can expect a long receipt. […]