What else can Big Data do? Pick stocks.

Sep 21, 2018
Credit card swipes, satellite data, media subscriptions ... all kinds of information fuels data-driven investing.
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5 things you need to know about Lehman Brothers

Sep 10, 2018
Lehman's collapse is, to this day, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
Two employees of Christie's auction house manoeuvre the Lehman Brothers corporate logo on Sept. 24, 2010 in London, England.
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The global economy a decade after the financial crisis

Sep 5, 2018
A McKinsey Global Institute report looks at what we learned and the risks we can expect moving forward.
A video board shows the Dow Jones closing above 20,000 for the first time at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 25, 2017.
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We're about to enter the longest bull market ever

Aug 22, 2018
We explain what that means.
The Wall Street Bull sculpture is seen in the Financial District on Dec. 8, 2016 in New York. 
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Lloyd Blankfein changed Goldman Sachs. Will David Solomon keep it up?

Jul 17, 2018
Goldman Sachs reported quarterly profits today, beating analyst expectations. As is often the case on Wall Street, the ups were no match for the downs — like heavy legal expenses and weak trading results. But the big news for the bank…

Short-termism not long for Wall Street?

Jun 7, 2018
Only about a quarter of public companies continue to include earnings predictions in their quarterly reports. Guidance is not required by law, and experts say it has become the tail that wags the dog. Once companies forecast earnings for the…

The immediate economic future looks bright, barring a few bumps down the road

Apr 20, 2018
The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, which was up 0.3 percent in March, indicates the economy looks pretty good heading into summer and fall. The index crunches forward-looking measures like building permits, factory orders and unemployment claims to predict where…

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5 things you need to know about IPOs

What you need to know before you decide to invest.
The opening numbers are displayed on the floor during the Spotify IPO at the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, 2018 in New York.
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"The China Hustle" tells the story of a massive fraud you probably haven't heard about

Apr 2, 2018
In this documentary, director Jed Rothstein follows several acitivist investors who blew the whistle on dozens of fraudulent Chinese companies.
A scene from the film "The China Hustle." Activist short sellers investigated several Chinese companies that misled investors on the value of their company and used video surveillance on production facilities to see how busy they were.
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Wall Street’s Tuesday morning playlist features Spotify IPO

Apr 2, 2018
Spotify has helped revive the struggling music business. Now can the streamer show a changed industry how to make a profit in a digital world? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.