The Goldman Lunch That Set the Scene for 1MDB’s Money Probe
July 5, 2018

In a private dining room at Singapore’s Taste Paradise restaurant, over a meal of abalone and suckling pig, two Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bankers were explaining a $1.75 billion bond offering to six executives of a Swiss bank.

It was Continue reading

Mnuchin Sees Solid Treasuries Demand After Record U.S. Borrowing
May 17, 2018
  • Treasury sees stage set for growth pickup over near term
  • CBO sees U.S. budget deficit rising to $1 trillion by 2020

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s unconcerned about the bond market’s ability to absorb rising government debt after Continue reading

Tesla Asks for Model 3 Factory Volunteers to Prove Haters Wrong
April 2, 2018
  • Some Model S and X workers may switch to Model 3 line Friday
  • Reaching goal would be ‘incredible victory,’ executive says

Tesla Inc. exhorted its factory workers to prove wrong the “haters” betting against the company and is letting a Continue reading

Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA
March 9, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co. has emerged as the preferred financier for the U.S. gun industry.

The bank has helped two of the biggest U.S. firearm and ammunition companies access $431.1 million in loans and bonds since December 2012, when the gun Continue reading

Buffett Warns Investors That Safe-Looking Bonds Can Be Risky
March 6, 2018

Sometimes the best lessons are worth repeating.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his widely-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday to again call out the wasteful fees that many money managers charge. He highlighted the risk of Continue reading

What Just Happened? Six Views on How the Correction Finally Came
February 20, 2018

Like everything in markets, this defies easy narratives. Is it rising yields, hedge funds selling out of arcane positions, inflated valuations bursting or none of the above? After two days of relative peace, investors theorized on what drove U.S. stocks Continue reading

Dow Plunges 666 Points as Rate Angst Sinks Bonds: Markets Wrap
February 11, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 666 points in the biggest plunge since June 2016, as the worsening bond rout stirred angst that the Federal Reserve will accelerate its rate-hike schedule.

Solid jobs data that underscored the strength of the Continue reading