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Behind the Mysterious Demise of a $1.7 Billion Mutual Fund | Sidnaz Blog

April 20, 2021

A U.S. mutual fund that suffered nearly $500 million of losses appears to have misvalued its large derivatives portfolio, according to an analysis of the fund’s disclosures by The Wall Street Journal, academics and traders. The Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund disclosed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission valuations of investments that in […]

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New Carbon Market Pays Southern Pine-Growers Not to Cut | Sidnaz Blog

April 20, 2021

Here is a new way for Southern pine growers to get paid for their timber: Leave it standing. Companies eager to offset their emissions are paying Southern timberland owners not to cut more than a million acres of mill-bound pine trees until next year. The idea is that the longer the timber stands, the more […]

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Stock Futures Wobble Ahead of Earnings Flurry | Sidnaz Blog

April 20, 2021

U.S. stock futures wobbled Tuesday ahead of a bumper day of earnings reports from blue-chip companies. Futures on the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up less than 0.1%. Technology-heavy Nasdaq-100 futures rose 0.1%, a day after faltering tech companies dragged major indexes lower. Investors are looking to companies’ first-quarter earnings and […]

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The Earnings Season Is Great. Investors Are Already Looking Past | Sidnaz Blog

April 19, 2021

It is shaping up to be a stellar earnings season for stocks, particularly cyclical ones like banks and retailers. The problem is that the market may already be moving on. Because the U.S. economy is emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, most analysts thought first-quarter numbers would be good. So far, they have been much better […]

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Stock Futures Waver After S&P 500, Asian Shares Decline | Sidnaz Blog

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021 3:47 am ET U.S. stock futures meandered around the flatline, after major indexes pulled back as investors sold government bonds along with shares of technology companies. S&P 500 futures traded mostly flat and futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat. Changes in futures don’t necessarily predict market moves after […]

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Tesla-Loving Chinese Day-Traders Flock to a Bullish Broker | Sidnaz Blog

March 25, 2021

The international trading boom has sent a Chinese broker on a wild ride. Worth just $1.2 billion a year ago, Nasdaq-listed Futu Holdings Ltd. has surged in value and at its peak in February was worth nearly $26 billion. Despite a pullback since then, the company, which is backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCEHY -5.09% […]

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U.S. Stock Futures Point to Gains for Tech | Sidnaz Blog

March 22, 2021

U.S. stock futures wobbled Monday, signaling a mixed start to the week for major indexes. Futures tied to the S&P 500 wavered between gains and losses. The broad gauge of large-cap U.S. stocks snapped a two-week winning streak to slide less than 1% lower by the end of last week. Contracts for the technology-focused Nasdaq-100 […]

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FedEx, Nike, Boeing: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens | Sidnaz Blog

March 19, 2021

Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Friday’s opening bell. —U.S. stock futures ticked higher, with technology stocks poised to lead the rebound, as bond markets calmed and the 10-year Treasury yield eased down from a 14-month high. S&P 500 futures edged up 0.4%, leaving the broad-market index on track for a tepid drop this week. Contracts […]

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Tesla, American Outdoor Brands, Dollar General: What to Watch | Sidnaz Blog

March 18, 2021

Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Thursday’s opening bell. —U.S. stock futures fell a day after the Federal Reserve’s outlook and policy statement lifted both the Dow and the S&P 500 to records. Futures tied to the S&P 500 lost 0.7% while Dow futures were flat. Contracts for the Nasdaq-100 index fell 1.6%. Read our full market […]

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Stock Futures Edge Lower After Dow Hits New Milestone | Sidnaz Blog

March 18, 2021

U.S. stock futures edged lower Thursday, with investors selling government bonds and richly valued technology stocks a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 33000 for the first time. S&P 500 futures ticked down 0.3%, after the broad market gauge hit an all-time high on Wednesday. Nasdaq-100 futures fell over 1%, pointing to […]

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