Hong Kong’s stock market hit hard by the market rout

Hong Kong’s stock market hit hard by the market rout

Hong Kong’s stock market has underperformed this year – but its exchange operator has made it even worse. The shares in Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. is down 43% since the start of the year, even after a rally so far in November. That’s a bigger drop than Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index, … Read more

Private-equity giants are the latest targets of the SEC’s record-breaking probes

Private-equity giants are the latest targets of the SEC’s record-breaking probes

WASHINGTON—Wall Street’s private equity giants are the latest companies to face regulatory probes into dealmakers’ use of prohibited communications channels. Apollo Global Management Inc., KKR KKR 0.23% & Co. Inc., and Carlyle CG -7.69% Group Inc. revealed on Tuesday that it is facing investigations into whether its employees used messaging apps such as WhatsApp to … Read more

Crypto Exchange Binance to Acquire Rival FTX

Crypto Exchange Binance to Acquire Rival FTX

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX, just months removed from looking like a shining survivor in a struggling industry, succumbed to its own sudden liquidity crisis on Tuesday and was taken over by rival Binance. The deal signals a shift in power in the crypto world, which has been decimated by rising interest rates and investors retreating from … Read more

Tensions Between Crypto Giants FTX, Binance Are Spilling Public

Tensions Between Crypto Giants FTX, Binance Are Spilling Public

Tensions between two of the richest men in cryptocurrency erupted into open warfare on Twitter over the weekend, upsetting much of the digital currency world. On the one hand is Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of crypto trading firm Alameda Research and FTX, a crypto exchange that has grown in size and recognition over the past … Read more

Why the Powerball Jackpot Jumped to a Record $1.9 Billion

Why the Powerball Jackpot Jumped to a Record $1.9 Billion

A lucky ticket in Monday night’s Powerball drawing could win a $1.9 billion jackpot, the largest lottery prize in American history. If no one picked the right numbers, the game would set another record: 40 consecutive draws without a winner. Big jackpots have become more common and harder to win in recent years. The Multi-State … Read more

Walgreens unit close to about $9 billion deals in summit health

Walgreens unit close to about $9 billion deals in summit health

A unit of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. WBA 3.72% is nearing a deal to combine with a major owner of medical practices and urgent care centers in a transaction valued at about $9 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest in a series of acquisitions by large consumer-focused companies that … Read more

The best places to get income in the bond market now

The best places to get income in the bond market now

Bonds have performed so poorly this year that many investors are probably wondering what the point of owning any is. People usually buy fixed-income investments to add stability to portfolios in addition to collecting regular income — but that strategy has backfired this year. Funds that track the U.S. bond market have fallen about 16%, … Read more

How to use ETFs to build a fixed income portfolio

How to use ETFs to build a fixed income portfolio

Rising inflation and corresponding interest rate increases have left many fixed income portfolios in ruins this year. Core bond funds, typically the foundation of a multi-asset portfolio, are down 15% to 20%. “It’s very clear that the interest rate environment in the next 10 years is not going to look like the last 10,” said … Read more

Startups are looking to lay off techies

Startups are looking to lay off techies

Debt-laden with investor capital, tech startups plan to snap up software developers, engineers and marketers flooding the job market after job cuts at Twitter Inc., Lyft Inc. and other major tech employers. Kathy Zhu said she is fielding candidates for engineering, customer service and other roles at Streamline AI, the two-year-old tech startup she co-founded. … Read more

US equity funds showed life in October

US equity funds showed life in October

No one is saying mutual fund investors will be celebrating 2022 when it’s done. But October’s out-of-the-blue rally was a respite from the pain. The average U.S. stock fund gained 8.7% in October, according to Refinitiv Lipper data, as the stock market rallied. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 14% during the month, its best … Read more