Analysis - Investors Seek Value in Clobbered U.S. Regional Bank Shares

As U.S. banking contagion worries ebb, some investors are hunting for shares of fundamentally strong regional lenders that were swept up in this month’s epic sell-off. Investors sent a record net $236.2 million into the iShares Regional Bank ETF over the last two weeks, after Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse earlier this month fueled concern about […]

Shares Fall as Market Stress Stokes Volatility

Global shares fell for a sixth day on Tuesday as a brewing U.S. banking crisis prompted investors to downgrade their expectations for interest rate hikes, even ahead of key inflation data later in the day. As recently as a week ago, investors were just recovering from a reality-check that prompted many to assume that rates […]

Chatgpt Mania Pumps up Chinese AI Technology Stocks

Chinese artificial intelligence stocks are the latest rage in mainland markets as the global frenzy around the Microsoft-backed ChatGPT chatbot spurs speculative bets on the revolutionary computing technology. Just two months after its launch, ChatGPT – which can generate articles, essays, jokes and even poetry in response to prompts – has been rated the fastest-growing […]

Goldman Sachs Platform Solutions Business Lost $3 Billion in Nearly Three Years

Goldman Sachs Group Inc lost $3.03 billion in nearly three years on its platform solutions business that houses transaction banking, credit card and financial technology businesses. This is the first time that Goldman has given a detailed look into the financials for the consumer and fintech arms that were intended to diversify the Wall Street […]

What 2022 Held for the Telecom Sector

It would be an understatement to say that the past 12 months have been filled with challenges. Although there were highs and lows in the telecom industry, ultimately, we were all able to succeed. We can’t help but look back on everything as 2022 approaches. Now is the time to reflect on the circumstances that […]

Analysis-with Banks’ Results on Tap, Options Traders Prepare for Volatility

Options traders are bracing for volatility in U.S. bank shares days ahead of an earnings season many believe will bring lower profits and reflect worries over an expected recession. Current market positioning signals a gloomy outlook: The one-month moving average of open puts on the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the largest financials ETF with […]

With Big Bets on Musk, These Funds May Have a Tesla Problem in ‘23

Tesla Inc’s steep sell-off is proving to be an ongoing nightmare for fund managers that have bet heavily on the Elon Musk-led electric vehicle manufacturer. Overall, 50 actively-managed U.S. equity funds have more than 5 percent of their assets in the company, exceeding the barrier that many portfolio managers will not cross for one equity […]

S&P Closes Higher After Fed Minutes Confirm Inflation Focus

The S&P 500 finished higher on Wednesday but below its session peak after volatile trading following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting, which showed officials laser-focused on controlling inflation even as they agreed to slow their interest rate hiking pace. Officials at the Fed’s Dec. 13-14 policy meeting agreed the U.S. […]

Wall St. Starts the Year with a Dip; Apple, Tesla Shares Drag

Wall Street’s main indexes closed lower on the first trading day of 2023 with the biggest drags from Tesla and Apple, while investors worried about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate hiking path as they awaited minutes from its December meeting. Shares in electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc closed down 12 percent after hitting their lowest level […]