(Bloomberg) — With investment-banking revenue plummeting and a recession looming, Wall Street is in retrenchment mode. The job cuts and hiring freezes that struck the tech world have made their way to the finance industry, with banking executives preparing for what’s expected to be an austere year ahead.
There still is plenty of yield in the depressed preferred-stock market—even after the recent half-point yield decline in the Treasury 10-year note to 3.7%. Many preferred issues yield 6% or more and offer investors good dividend security since they are a senior form of equity. Preferred holders also benefit since dividends, like those on common … Read more
Investors seemingly can’t stop trying to pick a stock market bottom, no matter how bad the news—and it continues to backfire. The day for a real bounce, however, may be coming soon. Consider: This past Thursday, September’s consumer inflation report came in much hotter than expected, with the core CPI hitting a 40-year high. The … Read more
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has found a financing source to shore up its liquidity as it tries to weather recent missteps, according to people familiar with the matter. The company on Tuesday told prospective lenders that it has selected a lender to provide a loan following a marketing process conducted by JPMorgan Chase & … Read more
At least $21 billion in fresh share repurchase programs have been unveiled this week alone, with PayPal Inc. leading the charge and authorizing a new $15 billion buyback plan as it works with Elliott Investment Management to turn around its struggling shares. Moderna Inc., Airbnb Inc. and Marriott International Inc. have also added to or … Read more
Zar Amrolia started off as a quant at JPMorgan in 1988 when he was in his mid-20s. He drifted into trading and sales, with stints at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, rose to the head of currency trading at Deutsche Bank and eventually became co-chief of XTX Markets. Amrolia will step down in early 2023. Soon to join … Read more
Text size Investors are focusing on the steps JPMorgan is taking to prepare for a recession, rather than a double-digit increase in net interest income. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Bank earnings season got off to a rocky start Thursday after JPMorgan Chase ’s second-quarter results fell short of what Wall Street expected. Making matters worse, the … Read more