@WSJ reporter covering financial markets. Former reporter at Bloomberg and The Times-Picayune. I like sailing and fishing.

A Reason to Worry: Markets Move in Step

wsj.com — Stocks, bonds, oil and gold are on track to finish the year with gains for the first time since 2010, in the latest sign that major markets are moving together more than usual. It is a move, though, that raises the concern that what went up together could come down together.

Stocks Swing Between Gains and Losses

foxbusiness.com — U.S. stocks swung between slight gains and losses as government bonds slipped and oil cracked $50 a barrel for the first time since June. Some traders said early declines led by health-care shares were mitigated by fresh hopes that the European Central Bank was holding course on easy money policies.

Stocks End Quarter on a High Note

wsj.com — U.S. stocks wrapped up their best quarter of the year with help from the beleaguered banking sector. Financial firms had been battered for much of 2016 by volatile markets, sluggish growth and central banks that are putting pressure on profits by keeping interest rates near or below zero.

Tech Stocks Are Eating the S&P 500

blogs.wsj.com — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The surge in technology stocks this quarter has the S&P 500 tech sector hitting a milestone last seen at the tail end of the dot-com era Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal's pre-market primer.

Buyback Mania Ebbs as Companies Repurchase Fewer Shares

blogs.wsj.com — S&P 500 companies spent $127.5 billion buying back shares in the second quarter of 2016, a 21% drop from the first quarter and a 3.1% decrease from the same period of 2015, according to a report by S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Amid All the Fed Headlines, Investors Should Pay Close Attention to BOJ

blogs.wsj.com — OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS Rising oil prices lifted global stocks Monday as energy companies rebounded from a bruising week. Futures pointed to a 0.4% opening gain for the S&P 500, reversing Friday's losses, while the Stoxx Europe 600 was up 1%, led in large part by last week's worst-performing sectors-energy companies and banks.

Apple Shares’ Best Streak in More Than 2 Years

wsj.com — In a rough week for stocks, Apple Inc. has soared. Shares in the Cupertino, Calif.-based company rose 12% this week through Thursday, their best four-day streak in more than two years. Apple was the top performer in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday, and the only stock in the blue-chip index to gain during a selloff Tuesday that sent...

Rebirth Eludes Baltimore as Camden Reality Lags Promises

bloomberg.com — Boosters of Baltimore's Oriole Park at Camden Yards, built at taxpayer cost of $210 million, promised the baseball stadium would lead an urban renaissance, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods and bringing jobs and tax revenue to the city's struggling downtown. More than two decades later, the pledge stands unfulfilled.

Volatility Puts Some Funds at Risk

wsj.com — Broad selling rattled stock and bond markets again Tuesday, intensifying concerns that the surge in volatility could force sales by a breed of hedge funds that use borrowed money to boost returns. So-called risk-parity funds seek to produce above-market gains with lower risk by using futures or other derivatives to increase their returns on safer assets such as bonds.

U.S. Stocks Drop as Oil Slides

wsj.com — Stock markets in Europe and Asia steadied Tuesday after a strong finish on Wall Street, as investor concerns eased over a potential September rise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. The Stoxx Europe 600 was little changed recently after falling for three consecutive sessions, as losses in energy stocks weighed on the broader market amid weaker oil prices.
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Oct 25, 2016

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This crushing. Goodbye to a great reporter and great friend. @colinmacnaught

Oct 25, 2016

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