Tag: Hedge Funds&Private Equity

Is The Era Of Stay-At-Home Stocks Over? Here’s Why Zoom, Peloton And Others Have Slumped In 2021

Topline Popular stay-at-home stocks like Peloton and Zoom, which surged during the height of pandemic lockdowns in 2020, have taken a beating this year as investors increasingly focus on companies that will benefit from the economy reopening and consumers returning to in-person activities. Some of the pandemic’s hottest stay-at-home stocks have undergone brutal selloffs this […]

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Departing Fed Governor Suggests Central Bank Shouldn’t Control ‘Extraordinary’ Stimulus As More Officials Sound Inflation Alarms

Topline Outgoing Federal Reserve Governor Randal K. Quarles said in his final speech on Thursday that he has “concerns” about the precedent set by the central bank’s massive pandemic monetary stimulus, while other Fed officials elsewhere ramped up warnings about higher inflation. An increasing number of Fed officials appear to have ditched the narrative that […]

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This Wall Street Firm Sees A Negative Year Ahead For The Stock Market

Topline With signs of excessive speculation and high valuations in the stock market, the current environment resembles a late-cycle bubble that is very much “similar” to the dotcom boom in 2000, Bank of America says, predicting a negative year ahead for stocks in 2022. Bank of America expects stocks to be bumpy in 2022 as […]

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Elon Musk Trolls Bernie Sanders Over Billionaire Tax Debate—Offers ‘To Sell More Stock’

Topline Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk, who has been offloading billions of dollars worth of Tesla stock since last week, taunted Bernie Sanders on Twitter over the weekend after the U.S. senator repeated his calls for the wealthy to pay more in taxes. Musk, the richest person in the world, got into a spat with […]

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Is Russia Brewing A Confrontation Over Belarus, Ukraine?

Perevalne, UKRAINE – MARCH 02: A woman standing at the gate outside a Ukrainian military base that … [+] was surrouneded by several hundred Russian-speaking soldiers crosses herself after praying as five Ukrainian soldiers and a Ukrainian army tank stand just inside the gate in Crimea on March 2, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Several hundred […]

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Inflation Is Rising, Has The Fed Got It Wrong And Will Volatility Rise?

US Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a press conference in Washington, DC, on … [+] December 11, 2019. – Powell said Wednesday he would want to see a “significant” and “persistent” inflation rise before he would raise rates to clamp down on prices. For now, the Fed’s benchmark interest rate “is appropriate […]

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Wall Street Is Buying Up Music Rights: Cities Should Too

Last week, Blackstone BX launched a $1 billion USD investment fund with music rights firm Hipgnosis, to invest in songs. This announcement is one of a host of announcements lately where traditional investment houses representing pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other investors have turned to music rights as an asset class. This includes Round […]

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Macy’s Shares Jump Over 17% After Activist Investor Pushes For Online Spinoff

Topline Shares of Macy’s climbed 17.5% on Monday thanks to optimism around an activist investor who is reportedly pushing the retailer to spin off its growing online business—much like Saks Fifth Avenue, which is looking to IPO its e-commerce unit at a $6 billion valuation. Macy’s stock has been surging as speculation rises around a […]

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US Vivendi Investors Were Shortchanged, But ABBA Mania & George Lucas Are The Key To Great Growth For UMG

ABBA, one of the most successful Universal Music Group bands in history, has reunited after 40 … [+] years. UMG has faith the new Voyager album and space-age digital London shows created by Star Wars legend George Lucas’ firm Industrial Light & Magic will be a winner. getty Pioneering Universal Music Group will have exponential […]

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