Oil Stocks Are Showing A Peculiar Disconnect From Crude Prices

Oil Stocks Are Showing A Peculiar Disconnect From Crude Prices

Oil stocks have continued to show a peculiar disconnect from the commodity they track, with oil equities staging a powerful rally even as oil prices have fallen sharply since the last OPEC meeting. Over the past two months, the energy sector’s leading benchmark, the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLE), has climbed 34% while … Read more

‘We let FTX get too big before we started questioning.’ Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao regrets not tweeting about FTX sooner

‘We let FTX get too big before we started questioning.’  Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao regrets not tweeting about FTX sooner

“I actually reflect on the FTX situation and I kind of blame myself for tweeting that too late. As an industry, we let FTX get too big before we started questioning some of those things.“ That was Binance founder Changpeng Zhao speaking to Bloomberg TV on Thursday about the latest developments surrounding failed crypto exchange … Read more

Is the stock market open on Black Friday? Thanksgiving week trading hours for major assets.

Is the stock market open on Black Friday?  Thanksgiving week trading hours for major assets.

It’s going to be a short week on Wall Street. US stock exchanges will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 24, and will reopen the next day only for an abbreviated session on Black Friday, with trading ending at 1 pm Eastern on Nov. 25. The roughly $53 billion US bond market follows … Read more

Energy stocks are in a bubble — and here’s when they’re likely to crash

Energy stocks are in a bubble — and here’s when they’re likely to crash

Oil and gas stocks are likely in a market bubble that’s vulnerable to popping. That’s the conclusion when applying a formula from recent academic research into the predictability of stock market bubbles and subsequent crashes. The research, which appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics, was conducted by Robin Greenwood and Andrei Shleifer of Harvard … Read more

They pulled money out of FTX at last minute: ‘Thank God I dodged it twice’

They pulled money out of FTX at last minute: ‘Thank God I dodged it twice’

As the FTX debacle started to unravel last week, a 26-year-old customer of FTX.US who lived in the New York City area faced a thorny dilemma. While he was concerned about the situation that was unfolding, he was hesitant to withdraw his $20,000 worth of holdings from the cryptocurrency platform because he knew it would … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway discloses stakes in TSMC, Jefferies, Louisiana-Pacific, sending those stocks higher

Berkshire Hathaway discloses stakes in TSMC, Jefferies, Louisiana-Pacific, sending those stocks higher

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. added positions in materials manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific Corp., investment bank Jefferies Financial Group and chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. during the third quarter, according to a filing released after Monday’s closing bell. The company’s latest 13-F filing revealed a new position in Louisiana-Pacific LPX, -1.80% amounting to nearly 5.8 million shares, … Read more

Fed warns of ‘low’ market liquidity in $24 trillion Treasury market, in latest financial stability report

Fed warns of ‘low’ market liquidity in  trillion Treasury market, in latest financial stability report

The Federal Reserve on Friday confirmed what many investors were saying for some time: the $24 trillion Treasury market has been experiencing low levels of market liquidity in recent months. The central bank has been rapidly increasing interest rates since March as part of a fight to bring inflation down from a 40-year high. The … Read more

Beyond Covid: Las Vegas Strip Faces Another Health Crisis

Beyond Covid: Las Vegas Strip Faces Another Health Crisis

In late 2021, Las Vegas appeared to be well on the road to recovery from the covid pandemic. International travelers and older customers had yet to return in large numbers, but tourists had begun to fill Strip hotels, and January 2022’s Consumers Electronics Show (CES) looked like it would mark a huge return for major … Read more

Alibaba, JD.com, Nio extend rally in Chinese stocks amid continued hope for relaxing COVID rules

Alibaba, JD.com, Nio extend rally in Chinese stocks amid continued hope for relaxing COVID rules

US-listed shares of Chinese internet companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Nio Inc. were rallying sharply in premarket trading Friday as hopeful sentiment continued to build over the possibility that the country was planning to relax its strict COVID-19 policies. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Zeng Guang, who was formerly the chief … Read more

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Is in Trouble

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Is in Trouble

Billionaire Jeff Bezos has been keeping a low profile in recent months. He briefly broke his silence last month to issue a dire warning about the economy at a time when economic concerns are running high. “Yep, the probabilities in this economy tell you to batten down the hatches,” Bezos posted on Twitter on Oct. … Read more