Category Archives: Business

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – May 23, 2022

The S&P 500 indexrefuses to fall into a bear market—but that doesn’t mean it’s found a bottom just yet.

Not that it wasn’t a painful week. The S&P 500 dropped 3% and has now fallen 18.7% from its Jan. 3 all-time high. A slide of 20%, which it touched Friday before bouncing back, signifies a bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.9%, its eighth consecutive week of losses, matching its longest losing streak since 1932. The Nasdaq Composite, already in a bear market, slid another 3.8%, and is down 28.2% from…

World Economic Forum: Top Stories Of The Week

This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – green steel that could help save the planet, a device that allows you to feel the Metaverse with your bare hands, a wind turbine that fits in your backpack and jet packs for paramedics on mountains.

Timeline: 00:15 Green Steel 02:09 Feeling the Metaverse 03:10 Backpack Wind Turbines 04:46 Jet Packs for Paramedics

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – May 16, 2022

Barron’s Magazine, May 16, 2022 – How Workers Gained Leverage, and Why They Won’t Lose It Soon

Employees in many industries have seized on the pandemic’s upheaval to score higher pay, better benefits, flexible schedules, and more. While some gains will fade, a number of economic and demographic forces suggest workers have the edge.

Aviation: Are Electric Air Taxis & Planes Ready Yet?

The aviation industry is keen to reduce its carbon footprint, and big money is being spent developing battery-powered aircraft. Last year, investors poured around $5bn into companies seeking to get manned electric VTOLs – vertical take-off and landing craft – airborne. The technology is improving, but as the FT’s Charlotte Middlehurst reports, there are still major hurdles to overcome.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – May 14, 2022

The Economist, May 14, 2022 – The Indian economy is being rewired. The opportunity is immense—and so are the stakes.

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – May 9, 2022

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Food: Sourcing Local Fish In Southwest England

The war in Ukraine has hit the supply of grains and vegetable oils, while around 70% of the world’s cod and haddock comes from Russian boats. Global food prices are soaring and some restaurateurs fear a plate of cod and chips could rise to £20. The FT’s Daniel Garrahan and food writer and restaurateur Tim Hayward travel to England’s south west coast to see how two restaurants which source local, sustainable fish are coping with inflationary pressures.

Filmed by Petros Gioumpasis and Richard Topping. Edited by Richard Topping. Produced by Daniel Garrahan and Tim Hayward.

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – May 2, 2022

Columns

UP AND DOWN WALL STREET

A Tough Month Hits Stocks Hard but Spares the Real Economy

Randall W. Forsyth

THE TRADER

Earnings Season Has Been Just One More Reason to Sell Stocks

Ben Levisohn

TECHNOLOGY TRADER

This Time, Big Tech Can’t Easily Fix the Market’s Woes

Eric J. Savitz

UP AND DOWN WALL STREET

China’s Plunging Yuan Is a Bigger Deal Than Twitter

Randall W. Forsyth

EMERGING MARKETS

Russia’s Gas-for-Rubles Plan Finds Soft Targets. What It Means for Prices.

Craig Mellow

INCOME INVESTING

Why REITs Can Help You Win, or Lose Less, Right Now

Lawrence C. Strauss

Previews: The Economist Magazine – April 30, 2022

So far, the invasion of Ukraine has been a disaster for Russia’s armed forces. About 15,000 troops have been killed in two months of fighting, according to Britain’s government. At least 1,600 armoured vehicles have been destroyed, along with dozens of aircraft and the flagship of the Black Sea fleet. 

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – April 25, 2022

Columns

UP AND DOWN WALL STREET

Here Come the Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than Many Feared.

Randall W. Forsyth

THE TRADER

Apple Is the Last FAANG Standing

Ben Levisohn

THE TRADER

Netflix’s Plunge Is a Wake-Up Call for Streaming

Nicholas Jasinski

THE TRADER

The Fed Finally Pushes the Market Over the Edge

Ben Levisohn

THE ECONOMY

Gold Is Headed Higher. It Isn’t Just Gold Bugs Who Think So.

Lisa Beilfuss

STREETWISE

Netflix Stumbles and Disney Takes Heat. Chill on the Stocks.

Jack Hough

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