The Wall Street Journal – Markets News

  • Shell Will Win on Gas But Is Losing on Oil​
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Shell’s first-quarter net profit surged thanks to higher prices and natural gas output. The company’s strategic shift into natural gas makes sense long term, but has a cost now as oil rebounds. […]

  • Facebook Stays in the Friend Zone
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    The social network’s first-quarter report showed that about 48 million daily active users signed up during the period, suggesting that the world’s largest social network isn’t easily unplugged despite its recent problems. […]

  • A Healthier Viacom Makes a CBS Deal Trickier
    on April 25, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Struggling media company Viacom’s revival won’t make reaching a deal with CBS any easier. […]

  • Resurgent Twitter Is No Free Bird
    on April 25, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Twitter’s strong first-quarter results support the case for a recovering business, but much was already priced in. […]

  • Why Wynn Remains a Risky Bet
    on April 25, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Steve Wynn has left the firm he founded, but the risks from his legacy remain and new management aren’t saying and doing the right things to reduce them. […]

  • Higher Rates Hide a World of Easy Money
    on April 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has returned to 3% for the first time since early 2014 and markets are clearly sensitive to higher rates. But the bigger picture is that investors are still living in a world with very low rates. […]

  • Credit Suisse Finds Right Formula for Fickle Markets
    on April 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Credit Suisse has spent the past couple of years focusing on what it could control and worrying less about what it couldn’t: that approach is bearing fruit. […]

  • Beware the Chinese Tech IPO Rush
    on April 25, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Several Chinese household tech names are planning to list this year. The hype already looks out of control. […]

  • How African Deals Entangled a Billionaire Media Mogul
    on April 25, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Investors already attach such a governance discount to Vivendi that allegations of bribery in Africa at its parent company may not add much. […]