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The Other Yield Curve Investors Should Watch as Trouble Mounts

Escalating trade tensions have helped push the U.S. Treasury yield curve to its flattest in more than a decade. But another curve deserves attention—and it is getting steeper.
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The Other Yield Curve Investors Should Watch as Trouble Mounts

Escalating trade tensions have helped push the U.S. Treasury yield curve to its flattest in more than a decade. But another curve deserves attention—and it is getting steeper.

When Past Performance Actually Is a Guide to Future Results

Past performance isn’t necessarily a guide to the future. Investors in public stock markets and mutual funds have heard this for years, and academics have shown it to be true. But it isn’t so in private markets.
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When Past Performance Actually Is a Guide to Future Results

Past performance isn’t necessarily a guide to the future. Investors in public stock markets and mutual funds have heard this for years, and academics have shown it to be true. But it isn’t so in private markets.

Ignore the OPEC Drama, More Oil Is Coming

OPEC is back to its squabbling ways. But investors who are bidding up oil prices in the expectation of a split are misunderstanding both the history of the cartel and the current state of the oil market.
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Ignore the OPEC Drama, More Oil Is Coming

OPEC is back to its squabbling ways. But investors who are bidding up oil prices in the expectation of a split are misunderstanding both the history of the cartel and the current state of the oil market.

Can't Anyone Here Cook Anymore?

Delivery apps like Grubhub, meal kits and takeout are a rising threat to supermarkets like Kroger and Walmart and packaged food companies like Kraft Heinz
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Can't Anyone Here Cook Anymore?

Delivery apps like Grubhub, meal kits and takeout are a rising threat to supermarkets like Kroger and Walmart and packaged food companies like Kraft Heinz

Goodbye ECB Bond-Buying, Hello Forward Guidance

The ECB hasn’t finished surprising investors yet. Thursday it brought the end of its massive bond-buying program closer, but pushed any interest-rate increases further out. The more dovish message won, sending the euro sinking against the dollar.
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Goodbye ECB Bond-Buying, Hello Forward Guidance

The ECB hasn’t finished surprising investors yet. Thursday it brought the end of its massive bond-buying program closer, but pushed any interest-rate increases further out. The more dovish message won, sending the euro sinking against the dollar.

U.S. Politics Is the ABC for ZTE

China’s ZTE has narrowly escaped death, only to become living proof of the way political risk can dominate a stock’s fortunes. The Hong Kong-listed shares of the Chinese telecom-equipment maker dropped about 40% Wednesday.
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U.S. Politics Is the ABC for ZTE

China’s ZTE has narrowly escaped death, only to become living proof of the way political risk can dominate a stock’s fortunes. The Hong Kong-listed shares of the Chinese telecom-equipment maker dropped about 40% Wednesday.

AT&T-Time Warner Judge Fires Starting Gun in the Battle Against Tech

Approval of the deal pushes government to the sidelines and encourages media, tech and telecom companies to find partners to compete against Silicon Valley.
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AT&T-Time Warner Judge Fires Starting Gun in the Battle Against Tech

Approval of the deal pushes government to the sidelines and encourages media, tech and telecom companies to find partners to compete against Silicon Valley.

Grocery Chains Are Being Squeezed From All Sides

Pressure from rapidly changing consumer tastes, European discounters and Whole Foods will hurt smaller grocery chains most but the big players like Kroger will struggle to grow.
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Grocery Chains Are Being Squeezed From All Sides

Pressure from rapidly changing consumer tastes, European discounters and Whole Foods will hurt smaller grocery chains most but the big players like Kroger will struggle to grow.

Apple and the Art of the Buyback

Apple’s share repurchases aren’t only a tax-efficient way to return cash to shareholders, but may help boost demand for the stock during a traditionally weak seasonal period.
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Apple and the Art of the Buyback

Apple’s share repurchases aren’t only a tax-efficient way to return cash to shareholders, but may help boost demand for the stock during a traditionally weak seasonal period.

Bidding for Fox Will Get Serious After Court Ruling

Not so long ago, Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell the crown jewels of his media company, 21st Century Fox, looked like an acknowledgment that the sun was setting on his reign. Now, as Disney and Comcast prepare to do battle over those coveted assets, Mr. M
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Bidding for Fox Will Get Serious After Court Ruling

Not so long ago, Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell the crown jewels of his media company, 21st Century Fox, looked like an acknowledgment that the sun was setting on his reign. Now, as Disney and Comcast prepare to do battle over those coveted assets, Mr. Murdoch looks set to go out in a blaze of glory.

One Surprising Reason Why Companies Struggle to Fill Jobs

The churn rate in the jobs market is less than you’d think with unemployment at multi-decade lows, and one reason is an aging workforce.
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One Surprising Reason Why Companies Struggle to Fill Jobs

The churn rate in the jobs market is less than you’d think with unemployment at multi-decade lows, and one reason is an aging workforce.

The Battle of German Yields: Bill Gross vs. Eurozone Politics

Higher inflation and less central-bank stimulus should equal higher bond yields, right? The answer has been yes in the U.S., but not in Germany.
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The Battle of German Yields: Bill Gross vs. Eurozone Politics

Higher inflation and less central-bank stimulus should equal higher bond yields, right? The answer has been yes in the U.S., but not in Germany.

China Inc. Arms Up in Tech With Latest SoftBank Deal

The sale of chip designer Arm Holdings’ China unit to a Chinese-led consortium illustrates the challenge the U.S. faces in pushing back against Beijing’s appetite for intellectual property.
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China Inc. Arms Up in Tech With Latest SoftBank Deal

The sale of chip designer Arm Holdings’ China unit to a Chinese-led consortium illustrates the challenge the U.S. faces in pushing back against Beijing’s appetite for intellectual property.

Time for Australian Banks to Lose Their Premium

Past wrongdoing has mired Australia’s leading banks in controversy. Investors should worry, too, that the country’s rip-roaring property market is finally cooling.
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Time for Australian Banks to Lose Their Premium

Past wrongdoing has mired Australia’s leading banks in controversy. Investors should worry, too, that the country’s rip-roaring property market is finally cooling.

In Biotech, $6 Billion Can Vanish Quickly

Nektar Therapeutics shed billions in market value after a disappointing clinical trial update for investors. Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Nektar’s development partner, also slid.
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In Biotech, $6 Billion Can Vanish Quickly

Nektar Therapeutics shed billions in market value after a disappointing clinical trial update for investors. Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Nektar’s development partner, also slid.

Food Makers Can't Figure Out What Americans Want to Eat

The food industry is struggling to keep up with consumers who are shifting to fresh from packaged products while new competitors are beating them on price and quality.
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Food Makers Can't Figure Out What Americans Want to Eat

The food industry is struggling to keep up with consumers who are shifting to fresh from packaged products while new competitors are beating them on price and quality.

Deutsche Bank Is Sick but Not at Death's Door

Deutsche Bank isn’t teetering on the brink of collapse. Despite Friday’s downgrade from Standard & Poor’s, Deutsche is stronger and has more stable funding than at any time in the past decade.
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Deutsche Bank Is Sick but Not at Death's Door

Deutsche Bank isn’t teetering on the brink of collapse. Despite Friday’s downgrade from Standard & Poor’s, Deutsche is stronger and has more stable funding than at any time in the past decade.

Global Markets: A New, More Difficult Stage

If last year in markets was all about strong returns, this year is about rising risks: a brewing trade war, renewed political turmoil and concerns about growth.
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Global Markets: A New, More Difficult Stage

If last year in markets was all about strong returns, this year is about rising risks: a brewing trade war, renewed political turmoil and concerns about growth.

Hong Kong's Stock Market Is Running Short of Integrity

Leading lights of the hedge fund world have gathered in Hong Kong to float their big bets on stocks at the annual Sohn conference. One of their biggest challenges: The local market’s setup.
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Hong Kong's Stock Market Is Running Short of Integrity

Leading lights of the hedge fund world have gathered in Hong Kong to float their big bets on stocks at the annual Sohn conference. One of their biggest challenges: The local market’s setup.