The Meta meltdown: This chart shows Facebook’s fall from grace among the most valuable U.S. companies

Dogged by competitive and macroeconomic threats, Meta Platforms Inc. is sinking down the ranks of the largest U.S. companies. After a 9.4% daily slide in its stock, Meta META, -9.37% ranked 10th by market value as of Tuesday’s close, falling below Visa Inc. V, -3.37% for the first time since the start of August. Meta, … Read more

The crypto graduates are coming — and they want your finance jobs

Veterans of traditional finance watch out: An ever-growing horde of graduates armed with crypto skills will soon enter the workforce as universities ramp up efforts to teach the subject. The number of students enrolling in courses teaching crypto and blockchain is growing by hundreds each year, British universities tell Financial News. While major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have … Read more

Abrdn boss Stephen Bird plots digital assets push: ‘Expect to hear more from me on this’

Abrdn is on the cusp of making its first foray into digital assets — a segment of the non-traditional finance market that is fast becoming an attractive target for the global fund management sector. “You can expect more from me very shortly on this,” Abrdn CEO Stephen Bird told Financial News when asked about plans … Read more

Disney, Coinbase, BioNTech, Rivian, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Text size Second-quarter earnings season continues this week, while a pair of July inflation figures and consumer sentiment surveys will be the highlights on the economic-data calendar. On Monday, Tyson Foods , BioNTech , AIG, and Take-Two Interactive Software will report. Coinbase Global, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings , Sysco , and Ralph Lauren go on … Read more

London Stock Exchange boss: ‘It shouldn’t be easier to invest in crypto than capital markets’

Traditional equity markets need to cut the red tape if they want to lure retail investors away from crypto, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange has said. “If we want to protect consumers we should absolutely be making it easier for them to purchase regulated assets rather than having them go into the … Read more

Coinbase Stock Soars as Crypto Exchange Forms Partnership With BlackRock

Text size BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase to offer Bitcoin trading services. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase Global to offer Bitcoin trading services to institutional clients, representing a push into cryptocurrencies for the world’s largest asset manager and a ringing endorsement for the embattled crypto exchange. Institutional investors who use BlackRock ’s Aladdin … Read more

Alibaba Stock Has Slumped This Week. Here’s Why.

Text size Alibaba shares have slumped since the company said it would apply for a primary listing in Hong Kong. (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images) Shares of Alibaba , the Chinese e-commerce giant, fell sharply Friday following a report that said billionaire Jack Ma plans to cede control of Ant Group. Alibaba (ticker: … Read more

PayPal Is Being Targeted by Activist Elliott. Here’s Why.

Text size PayPal shares have slid this year as people have returned to their prepandemic spending habits. Courtesy of PayPal Payments giant PayPal finally has attracted an activist. PayPal (ticker: PYPL) had been a pandemic-darling as households increasingly shopped online but shares have slid more than 60% this year as people returned to their prepandemic … Read more

Tesla Ends Streak of Record Quarterly Profits After China Factory Shutdown

Updated July 20, 2022 6:17 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Tesla reported its first sequential decline in quarterly profit in more than a year as it navigates global economic turmoil and recovers from an extended shutdown at its Shanghai assembly plant. The company has felt the sting of supply-chain disruptions, the global chip … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett: Barron’s Top CEOs 2022

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Steve Pope/Getty Images Text size Warren Buffett is snapping up stocks, buying an insurer at a bargain price, and exciting investors in Berkshire Hathaway . Buffett, who turns 92 in August, had been relatively inactive in the wake of the pandemic, but has sharply picked up the pace of … Read more