Tesla Board WeighsMusk’s Go-Private Gambit Doubted by the Market
August 29, 2018

Wall Street and Washington have the same question for Elon Musk: Where’s the money?

Two days after he vowed on Twitter that he had “funding secured” for a spectacular $82 billion deal to take Tesla Inc. private, he has offered Continue reading

As Tesla ConsidersGoing Private, Wall Street Wonders How
August 14, 2018

Elon Musk might have a clear plan for taking Tesla Inc. private. Analysts aren’t convinced.

Reactions to the chief executive officer’s tweet Tuesday that he was considering going private have widely varied on Wall Street. While some analysts say the Continue reading

Peak Earnings? Investors May Think So. Analysts Really Don’t
August 4, 2018

Worried earnings can’t get any better than they are now? Investors seem to be, with another impressive reporting season about to end and not much to show for it in stocks.

But one Wall Street constituency that usually shares the Continue reading

New Hedge-Fund Tax Dodge Triggers Wild Rush Back Into Delaware
March 13, 2018

Wall Street’s fast-money crowd is returning to well-trodden ground to elude Trump-era tax laws: Delaware.

Since late 2017, hedge fund managers have created numerous shell companies in the First State, corporate America’s favorite tax jurisdiction. These limited liability companies share Continue reading

Inside Wall Street’s $8 Billion VIX Time Bomb
February 13, 2018

It was the hot trade on Wall Street, a seemingly sure thing that lulled everyone from hedge fund managers to small-time investors.

Now newfangled investments linked to volatility in the stock market — until a few years ago, obscure niche Continue reading

Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO
January 13, 2018

Dropbox Inc., the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion, has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will lead the potential listing, Continue reading

Thiel’s Founders Fund Has Been Quietly Buying Bitcoin Since 2012
January 10, 2018

Bitcoin has gained global fame in the past year, but it’s been popular at Peter Thiel’s venture firm since at least 2012.

Founders Fund, Thiel’s San Francisco-based firm known for early bets on SpaceX and Airbnb, has been purchasing small Continue reading