Howard Marks explains how to avoid crashes by learning to recognize signs of bull-market excess

Howard Marks explains how to avoid crashes by learning to recognize signs of bull-market excess

Oaktree Capital founder Howard Marks is a boldfaced name on Wall Street, equally well known for his firm’s performance as for his lengthy investor letters that he periodically publishes free online to reach the widest possible audience. As stocks plunged earlier this month, Marks – who built one of the most successful distressed-debt funds in … Read more

Accounting Firm EY Considers Split of Audit, Advisory Businesses

Accounting Firm EY Considers Split of Audit, Advisory Businesses

Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young is considering a world-wide split of its audit and advisory businesses amid regulatory scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest in the profession, according to people familiar with the matter. A split would be the biggest structural change at a Big Four firm since Arthur Andersen fell apart some … Read more

The West united against Russia. Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

The West united against Russia.  Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

Davos, Switzerland CNN Business – When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by video to a packed room at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he thanked the West for its solidarity against Russia. But he also issued a warning to political leaders and business executives: Do not lose your nerve. “I would only wish … Read more

Gap (GPS) reports Q1 2022 earnings

Gap (GPS) reports Q1 2022 earnings

Gap Inc. on Thursday slashed its profit guidance for the full year as it reported a decline in fiscal first-quarter sales, which were dragged down by its Old Navy business. Shares fell more than 10% after hours, after closing the day up 4%. An imbalanced mix of clothing sizes, ongoing inventory delays and an uptick … Read more

Ethereum could ‘take over everything’, and there won’t be a multi-chain future, says EY’s blockchain leader

Ethereum could ‘take over everything’, and there won’t be a multi-chain future, says EY’s blockchain leader

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we … Read more

The West united against Russia. Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

The West united against Russia.  Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

Davos, Switzerland CNN Business – When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by video to a packed room at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he thanked the West for its solidarity against Russia. But he also issued a warning to political leaders and business executives: Do not lose your nerve. “I would only wish … Read more

After 2 stormy years of ‘moonshot’ house prices, do not hold out hope for a major correction. Why COVID-era property values ​​may be here to stay.

After 2 stormy years of ‘moonshot’ house prices, do not hold out hope for a major correction.  Why COVID-era property values ​​may be here to stay.

There is hope for first-time buyers looking to enter the US housing market, but observers say they will have to be patient. After a two-year surge in home prices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market is finally showing signs of cooling – in terms of demand and sales, if not those persistently high prices … Read more

3 takeaways from Dollar General, Dollar Tree earnings that sent stocks soaring

Dollar General and Dollar Tree stores Getty Images Shares of Dollar General and Dollar Tree popped Thursday, as discounters beat Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations, raised outlooks for the coming year and spoke of consumers flocking to lower prices during inflationary times. As of midday Thursday, shares of Dollar General were up about 14% and … Read more

After 2 stormy years of ‘moonshot’ house prices, do not hold out hope for a major correction. Why COVID-era property values ​​may be here to stay.

There is hope for first-time buyers looking to enter the US housing market, but observers say they will have to be patient. After a two-year surge in home prices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market is finally showing signs of cooling – in terms of demand and sales, if not those persistently high prices … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures higher as Wall Street looks to break losing streaks Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 18, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images US … Read more