Tumbling Markets Imperil Tech, the Dollar, and Private Equity

Text size Japan has had to intervene to support the sliding yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep its interest rates low. Akio Kon/Bloomberg The world has been hooked on cheap money for years. Now we’re witnessing what withdrawal looks like. Lifting interest rates from nil has produced a … Read more

Time for economies to factor in happiness and well-being

Globally, economies are on the path of targeting high economic growth and, in this context, have witnessed significant rise in global living standards and wealth. However, with advanced standard of living, whether people have become happier is something which seems difficult to answer considering a whole lot of subjective and objective factors associated with the … Read more

The Other Doomsday Scenario Looming Over Markets

By James Mackintosh Sept. 3, 2022 10:00 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Think inflation is the biggest threat to your investments? Perhaps not: One fund manager that successfully navigated the past two major stock crashes is bracing for an awful end to the year because it fears the Federal Reserve’s quiet exit from … Read more

Warren Buffett Has Been Buying T-Bills. Here’s Why That’s a Smart Strategy.

Elias Stein Text size Warren Buffett parks most of Berkshire Hathaway ’s cash in ultrasafe U.S. Treasury bills, and individual investors may want to consider following Buffett’s lead now that the yields are as high as 3%. Treasury bills, which are U.S. government securities maturing in less than a year, are a good alternative to … Read more

Warren Buffett Loves T-Bills. You Should Consider Them.

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has $75 billion in Treasury bills. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Text size Warren Buffett parks most of Berkshire Hathaway’s cash in ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bills, and individual investors may want to consider following Buffett’s lead now that they are yielding as much as 3%. Treasury bills, … Read more

Crypto crash? It’s ‘just a blip’ says BTCS boss Charles Allen

The crypto winter is upon us, hammering institutional and retail investors alike. In a Barron’s Live webinar on 21 July, Financial News talked to Charles Allen, chief executive of blockchain infrastructure firm BTCS, to discuss the lasting consequences of the crash, the role of regulators, and what’s next for digital assets. This excerpt has been edited for clarity and … 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

Crypto’s Domino Effect Is Widening, Threatening More Pain

Turmoil in the digital-assets ecosystem has grown in recent weeks, with losses in cryptocurrencies blowing holes in balance sheets and pushing firms near bankruptcy. After a pair of cryptocurrencies crashed, wiping out billions of dollars in value in May, a British Virgin Islands court this past week ordered a hedge fund that had survived several … Read more

Asian markets mostly fall ahead of U.S. holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the U.S. Worries over inflation and risks of a global recession from central bank efforts to bring it under control appeared to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency … Read more

Bitcoin’s nosedive through the $20,000 mark is a Minsky Moment for crypto: ‘Psychologically for a lot of people, this is galling’

Is bitcoin BTCUSD, +4.88% facing a breaking point? That’s what some investors, acolytes and otherwise, might be contemplating, as the cryptocurrency’s descent accelerates over the weekend. The world’s No. 1 digital asset was last trading at $18,654, down more than 70% from its peak of around $65,000, with the broader crypto market feeling to some … Read more