The short-vol trade is dead. Long live the short-vol trade.
Investors are discovering fresh ways to bet volatility across asset classes will tumble anew even as hawkish monetary policy, emerging-market turmoil and February’s vol-mageddon underscore headwinds to the complex trade.
ZTE Corp.’s shares cratered after it agreed to pay at least $1 billion in penalties and overhaul its management as part of a sweeping settlement agreement that allows it to resume business after a two-month hiatus.
China’s second-largest telecoms equipment maker fell as much
All four initial public offerings (IPOs) on last week’s calendar successfully reached the public market and combined to raise a total of $1.1 billion in new capital. Another high-tech firm and one medical device maker plan to test the market in the coming week.
First a recap. Enterprise software maker MuleSoft Inc. (NYSE: MULE) raised $221 million pricing above its expected range at....More>>>
Big U.S. banks like Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) have completed their Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, or CCAR, submissions and now investors will wait to see how much capital the Fed allows them to return to shareholders. Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke and team offer their thoughts:
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Wells Fargo has reached a $110 million settlement with its bank clients tied to as many as 2 million fake accounts. This news comes about six months after the bank agreed to pay $185 million in fines and penalties....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) is an American conglomerate with investments in a variety of businesses from American Express to Coca-Cola. It reported Q3 earnings last week, which were in line with analysts expectations, as the group revealed a 7% increase in operating profit compared to the same period last year.
Althoughthe group revealed mixed performance from its various subsidiaries,....More>>>
The apparel industry has become a minefield in recent years due to declining mall traffic, fickle consumer tastes, and tougher competition from e-tailers and fast fashion retailers like H&M. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) — which is heavily weighted toward apparel stocks — has fallen 11% over the past 12 months, compared to the S&P 500’s 15% gain.
Last week, women’s clothing retailer The Limited announced it was closing down all of its stores. It’s yet another casualty in the war on shopping malls and highlights the further transition of clothing retail to “fast fashion” and online formatting. It has been an ominous year for brick-and-mortar stores, but another one down could be good news for the survivors.
On Tuesday, Chenier Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) (“LNG” or “Cheniere”) filed a Form 8-K and Form 424B7 announcing that certain shareholders were selling LNG stock to the public. The stock sale stems from LNG’s recent acquisition of additional shares in its subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEMKT:CQH) (“CQH”), and any weakness in LNG’s....More>>>
News coverage about Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies
Press coverage about Tapestry (NYSE:TPR) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale
Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 3,045,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 269% from the previous session’s volume of 825,553 shares.The stock last traded at $22.76 and had previously closed at $22.71.
A little-known Office of Management and Budget official is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to become permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
If approved by the Senate, Kathy Kraninger would suc
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) stock has surged more than 35% over the past couple of weeks. A slew of much-needed good news has been released, offering relief for shareholders after results from the first quarter of 2018 failed to impress. While recent events may be the proof many investors have been lookin