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Equities.com 05/24/2020 12:48
Image: Leon Black, cofounder, chairman and CEO, Apollo Global Management. Source: Pension Pulse. Christine Idzelis of Institutional Investor reports that Apollo took just two months to raise a credit fund that seeks to profit from tumultuous markets — and it got a swift and significant contribution from Canadian pension manager IMCO:. When Apollo Global Management approached the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario about a credit fund it was raising in the market tumult caused by the coronavirus, the Canadian pension manger was ready to be nimble — even with its staff dispersed and working from home since mid-March. “It was clearly in the maelstrom, in the midst of the market chaos,” Christian Hensley, IMCO’s senior managing director of equ.
Equities.com 05/23/2020 14:23
Here's the latest update from Roger Seheult, MD, co-founder and instructor at MedCram. Dr. Seheult is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine and Allied Health at Loma Linda University. Dr. Seheult is certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to being a preceptor for PA and medical students, Dr. Seheult was the Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Sciences Program at Loma Linda University, the Medical Director for a sleep lab and the Medical Director for the Crafton Hills College Respiratory Care Program. Hi.
Equities.com 05/22/2020 17:12
Image: Five-day chart, S&P 500 Index. Source: Yahoo Finance. By Alex Veiga and Damian J. Troise. Stock indexes finished mostly higher Friday as Wall Street shook off an early slide, closing out a solid week of gains for the market. The S&P 500 index inched up 0.2% after having been down 0.5%. It ended the week with a 3.2% gain, largely due to a big rally on Monday that offset all of the benchmark index’s losses from earlier in the month. Strength in technology, communications and real estate stocks helped reverse much of the market’s early slide. Energy stocks fell the most as crude oil prices closed lower after six straight gains. Bond yields were mixed. Trading was choppy for much of the day ahead of the long holiday weekend. Markets in the.
Equities.com 05/22/2020 13:08
Image source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. By Dan Burns. (Reuters) - Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close across the United States, the Labor Department said on Friday. The department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said 43 states set record-high rates of unemployment last month, with the highest being in Nevada, the state with the greatest reliance on the hard-hit food services and hospitality industry.
Equities.com 05/22/2020 12:34
By Lori Hinnant, Sheikh Saaliq and David Biller. NEW DELHI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as infection curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. Many governments — even those where the virus is still on the rise — say they must shift their focus to saving jobs that are vanishing as quickly as the disease can spread.
Equities.com 05/22/2020 12:02
Image source: BlackRock. Sustainable investing will sustain investment portfolios during times of market turmoil, according to BlackRock and Bank of America . Recent research from the firms shows that the majority of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments outperformed their non-sustainable counterparts during the first quarter market crash. BlackRock, which made sustainable investing the focus of its investment strategy earlier this year, said its research has found a correlation between sustainability and traditional factors such as quality and low volatility, which its says indicates resilience. As a result, the firm expects sustainable companies to be more resilient during downturns. “In the first quarter of 2020, we have
Equities.com 05/22/2020 09:30
Image: Deere T Series Combine. Source: Deere & Co. (Reuters) - Deere & Co on Friday forecast a sharp fall in full-year profit as farmers and ranchers struggle to bring their goods to market because of coronavirus-led restrictions, crushing demand for equipment like harvesters and tractors. President Donald Trump announced a $19 billion relief program in April to help U.S. farmers cope with the impact of the health crisis, and analysts have said the additional liquidity will likely support farm machinery sales this year. Shares of Deere rose 3.6% to $148.00 in premarket trading after the company topped quarterly estimates for profit as demand for farm equipment fell less than feared and the company kept a tight lid on costs. The company typic.
Equities.com 05/22/2020 09:21
Image source: Alibaba Group. (Reuters) - China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday reported fourth-quarter revenue and profit that topped market expectations, as the COVID-19 lockdowns drove more people to shop online for essentials. As people stayed indoors and brick-and-mortar stores remained shut during the health crisis, online orders surged, with the company’s core commerce business rising nearly 19% to 93.87 billion yuan ($13.16 billion) in the quarter. Revenue at its cloud computing business surged about 58%. With China’s economy starting up again much ahead of major economies in Europe and the United States, the e-commerce giant said it expects to generate over 650 billion yuan in revenue in fiscal 2021. The company has been pushin.
Equities.com 05/22/2020 08:54
By Elaine Kurtenbach. BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped on Friday, led by a nearly 6% decline in Hong Kong, after communist leaders in China proposed legislation that could limit opposition activity in the former British colony. For now, flaring tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong and other issues appear to have eclipsed optimism over moves to reopen many economies stalled by the coronavirus pandemic. Germany’s DAX shed 0.3% to 11,028 while the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.2%, to 4,425.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 16:57
Image: Five-day chart, S&P 500 Index. Source: Yahoo Finance. By Alex Veiga and Damian J. Troise. Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Thursday as investors weighed more data showing the economic damage being caused by the coronavirus pandemic and another flareup in tensions between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 fell 0.8%, shedding some of the gains it made in a solid rally a day earlier, though it remains on track to end the week sharply higher. Bond yields were mixed. Oil prices closed higher, extending a string of gains. Technology and health care stocks took some of the heaviest losses. Only industrial sector stocks eked out a gain. Homebuilders, meanwhile, moved broadly higher, extending the group’s solid rally this month. “It rea.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 13:45
Image source: Kornit Digital. A look at our top 30 charts:. Kornit Digital Ltd. has had quite a week, going from $28 to over $48 in the last 5 days. On Wednesday, it jumped $12.06, or 33.8%, to $47.74 on 3.2 million shares traded. It’s at the top of the long-term channel, but it may get a little bit of an extension in the next day or two taking it up to $50. Ingevity Corporation , which makes specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials, is coming out of a base and looking awfully good. On Wednesday it moved up $3.06, or 6.2%, to $52.26 on 342,900 shares traded. It’s in the fifth wave of an up-move that could take it to $63. Penn National Gaming, Inc. has been up five days in a row, and 11 out of the last 13 days. On Wednesday, i.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 12:11
By Michael Tackett. WASHINGTON (AP) — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the beach? Can our children go back to school? Can we visit grandma? The questions have an infinite run. The answers are less a product of math and hard science than one of highly variable, and often emotional assessment of the benefit relative to the cost. We know the odds of pre-coronavirus daily living. The lifetime chances of getting struck by lightning in the U.S. is about 1 in 180,000. Of dying in a car crash, about 1 in 106. Dying from heart disease? About 1 in 6. Dying from a storm? 1 in 54,699. Those statistics, dra.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 11:41
Image source: Best Buy. (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc said on Thursday it expects profit margins to be under pressure in the second quarter, as it spends more on expanding delivery services to support a surge in online shopping from people staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s shares, which have gained nearly 60% in the last two months, fell 3.5%. The electronics retailer was forced to shutter stores across the United States for weeks to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, but its outlets continued to provide curbside delivery for online sales, which surged over 155% on a comparable basis. Best Buy said it was also ramping up its same-day delivery services, as people stuck at home under lockdown restrictions shop
Equities.com 05/21/2020 10:53
Image source: Macy's. (Reuters) - Macy’s Inc said on Thursday it could rack up operating losses of up to $1.11 billion in the first quarter, as the department store operator was forced to shut stores due to lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus. The health crisis has forced brick-and-mortar retailers to tap credit lines, lay off employees and suspend dividends and buybacks in a bid to stay afloat amid store closures. Just this month, several retailers, including J Crew, J.C. Penney and luxury store chain Neiman Marcus Group filed for bankruptcy after failing to cope with market uncertainties and mounting debt. Macy’s, which shut all of its 775 stores on March 18 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, hired investment b.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 09:54
Image source: Starbucks. (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it had regained nearly two-thirds of its comparable U.S. store sales from the prior year, as it reopened stores and modified operations due to the coronavirus-related restrictions. The coffee-chain said it was tracking slightly above its expected recovery as it opened large number of outlets in the United States in the second week of May. The company had said it expects to reopen nearly 90% of stores in June.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 09:33
By. Patturaja Murugaboopathy. (Reuters) - The monthly tally of defaults in the U.S. leveraged loan market has hit a six-year high, data from Fitch Ratings showed, as companies are either missing payments or filing for bankruptcy because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Data from credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, based on their U.S. Leveraged Loan Default Index, showed the total amount of defaults in this high-risk, high-yielding area of the debt markets at $12.6 billion in May so far, the highest since April 2014. The leveraged loan default total for the year to date is $33.3 billion, Fitch said. At the end of April, the trailing 12-month default rate jumped to 2.8%, compared to just 1.8% at the end of last year.
Equities.com 05/21/2020 08:51
By Joe McDonald. Global stock markets declined Thursday on weak economic data in Europe and Asia and as Chinese trade tensions with Washington and Australia worsened. Investors were also looking ahead to Friday’s meeting of China’s legislature for details of possible new steps by Beijing to stimulate its virus-battered economy. London and Frankfurt opened lower.
Equities.com 05/20/2020 11:41
Image: Boeing 777-300ER. Source: United Airlines. By Tracy Rucinski. (Reuters) - U.S. carriers JetBlue Airways Corp and United Airlines Holdings Inc announced fresh safety measures on Wednesday aimed at restoring confidence in travel as several executives pointed to signs domestic demand is improving. U.S. states are starting to reopen following stay-at-home orders meant to curb the spread of the new coronavirus that has decimated air travel demand. “We are starting to see some small green shots,” JetBlue President and Chief Operating Officer Joanna Geraghty told Reuters, citing declines in no-show rates and cancellations, and interest in fall and winter bookings. JetBlue and others are scouring customer research, visits to their websites and.
Equities.com 05/20/2020 10:48
By Michael Biesecker and Jason Dearen. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican political operatives are recruiting "extremely pro-Trump" doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The plan was discussed in a May 11 conference call with a senior staffer for the Trump reelection campaign organized by CNP Action, an affiliate of the GOP-aligned Council for National Policy.

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