Tag: Stocks

  • At $1 Trillion, Amazon Should Fear Regulators More Than Rivals

    Amazon briefly touched $1 trillion in market capitalization on Tuesday, barely a month after Apple topped $1 trillion. The companies share the letter A and 12 zeros, but the similarity largely ends there. WIRED Opinion About Zachary Karabell is a WIRED contributor and president of River Twice Research. Apple is a cash machine, with a […]

  • Trump Signals He Favors Less Confrontation With China on Tech

    President Donald Trump signaled he may take a less confrontational path toward curbing Chinese investments in sensitive American technologies, potentially relying on a U.S. committee that scrutinizes foreign acquisitions for national security risks. Trump made remarks Tuesday at the White House that appeared to align with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s approach, in an internal administration […]

  • Yale Endowment’s Casting Call Says All Inquiries Are Welcome!

    If you think winning a seat in Yale University’s freshman class is hard, try becoming a money manager for the school’s $27 billion endowment. Yale’s investment office, run by David Swensen for more than three decades, said in its annual report that it scours all kinds of sources — even social media — to find […]

  • Harvard Blew $1 Billion in Bet on Tomatoes, Sugar, and Eucalyptus

    Six years ago, Jane Mendillo, then head of Harvard’s Source: Harvard Harvard bet the farm in Brazil and lost. The university, which invested at least $150 million in the development, is now exiting, according to people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because they aren’t authorized to discuss the investment. The venture contributed to […]

  • $1 Trillion Fund Committed to U.K. No Matter What Brexit Outcome

    The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund will continue to invest in the U.K. no matter what the outcome of Brexit talks. “We remain a long-term and committed investor in the U.K. in all asset classes,” Norges Bank Investment Management’s Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad said at a press conference in Oslo, where the fund is […]

  • Bond-Stock Clash Has Just Begun as Inflation Looms

    The tug-of-war between stocks and bonds is at the heart of the shakeout roiling financial markets. This week’s U.S. inflation report could hold the key to the next phase. Seemingly every time 10-year Treasury yields approached a four-year high last week, equities investors panicked, fearing the specter of higher inflation and a more aggressive pace of […]