“I've Had to Think Differently”
IN SEPTEMBER, Jane Fraser shattered the financial industry’s ultimate glass ceiling when she was named the next chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., one of the world’s three most important banks.
Yoyo Chang turned a hunch born in an English high school cafeteria into a next-generation payments app backed by serious, well-heeled investors
The Fintech Revolution Is Finally Here— And So Are the Regulators
SPEAKING IN OCTOBER to his banking brethren at the world’s biggest payments confab—the annual Sibos conference— Jamie Dimon didn’t mince words.
China’s entry into the WTO upended global manufacturing. Now it’s poised to disrupt the financial system— and the consequences could be just as dramatic and surprising
Global Finance Wants to Protect Its Culture. First, It Should Reform It
EVERYWHERE, the stewards of capitalism are in flux, grappling with the implications of a radically different future that’s set to play out from home offices, living rooms, and kitchen tables around the world.
Tame Inflation Risks With These Hedging Strategies
FOR MANY INVESTORS in the U.S., high inflation may feel like a distant worry—an historical footnote from the 1970s or a problem of poorly run economies in emerging markets. But there are signs indicating that some investors are worried. Bloomberg can help you see how they’re hedging their portfolios and what you can do to prepare for a dramatic change in prices.
The Crisis Fighters
The Crisis Fighters Central bankers used to bail out financial institutions. In a world wracked by Covid-19, they’ve doled out almost $9 trillion, some of it to a motley cast of unlikely beneficiaries. Will it ever end?
Using Growth Factors to Pick Investments in Equities and Bonds
IN LATE MARCH, the U.S. markets started their amazing recovery from the Covid-19 chaos and economic uncertainty.
Looking to Follow the Fed? Here's How to Find Key Data for That
CHAIR JEROME POWELL has repeatedly said the Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support economic activity.
China's Growth Story Isn't What It Seems
GROWING UP IN Bulgaria with the Soviet bloc crumbling around me, I knew from experience the communist gift for turning gold into dross.
Slice and Dice Holdings Data For Insights Into Where Money Is Moving
WHERE’S THE SMART money going nowadays?
Monitor the Race For a Covid-19 Vaccine
ON AUG. 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the first registration of a coronavirus vaccine, saying production was slated to begin even while drug trials continued.
KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA: ‘Been There, Done It'
Growing up in communist Bulgaria turned the IMF’s managing director into a committed capitalist. Now she wants to help make capitalism better
It's Easy to Build Custom League Tables That Show Wallet Share
WITH THE COVID-19 crisis driving down corporate revenue, many companies are resorting to borrowing—taking advantage of low interest rates and Federal Reserve lending programs. Stockpiling cash can help them navigate the uncharted territory of the pandemic.
Analyze How Private Equity And Hedge Funds Affect Portfolio Risk
IN THE WAKE OF the global financial crisis, money flooded into private equity as yield-hungry investors chased returns.
THE ONLY ONE IN THE ROOM
On Wall Street, being Black often means being alone, held back, deprived of the best opportunities. On these pages, Black men and women tell their stories
This Race Moment Affects You, Too
BLACK AMERICANS, myself included, were not surprised by what happened to George Floyd and countless others who preceded him. Or, sadly, those who will surely follow him.
Ghana's Finance Minister Says It's Time to Fix Global Markets
KEN OFORI-ATTA, 61, worked at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers before returning in 1990 to Ghana, where he helped found Databank Group, a leading West African investment banking and fund management company.
For One ESG Data Hunter, The Crisis Shows Companies Profited By Doing Good
FOR MILLIONS OF BRITONS, March 24 will be remembered as the lockdown moment when they either lost their job or were told not to come back to work for months. For Andy Howard, it was the day his workload doubled.
Bain Capital's Greg Shell Says He's Galvanized by This Moment
GREG SHELL SEEMS to have been preordained for a life of finance and civic duty.
The Fed Is an Axed Buyer—Use FIW To Analyze Which Bonds It May Purchase
ON APRIL 9 the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it was taking action to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in lending to support the economy.
This Time Really is Different
CARMEN REINHART and KENNETH ROGOFF studied eight centuries of economic data to show how similar most financial crises are. We asked them what they think about 2020
The One Thing You Need to Look for Now Is Cash
COMPANIES WITH STRONG balance sheets are back. Over the past few years, many investors have focused mainly on “income statement investing,” which looks at indicators such as earnings per share (EPS) guidance numbers, sales, and general revenue items.
Gaining Insights Into Equities During the Covid-19 Crisis Just Got Easier
AS THE CORONAVIRUS outbreak began ripping through parts of the U.S., the stock market plunge was sharp and short. By early May the recovery had been almost as dramatic.
The Just-in-Time IPO
The value and number of IPOs that started trading this year have plunged compared with the same period in previous years.
REMEMBER WHEN all of this was unthinkable? More than 20 million out of work in the U.S. China seizing up. The oil market collapsing, entire industries—airlines, professional sports—shutting down.
Fixed-Income ETFs Survive Their Big Test
SAM HUSZCZO had long been a skeptic.
Build Custom Scenarios for Insight Into How Your Portfolio May Perform
HOW DID STOCKS PERFORM as the Spanish flu ran its course a century ago?
A Fractured World Ushers In the End of Dollar Dominance
BACK IN AUGUST, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., about the problem of the U.S. dollar.
Track Fear in the Market With These Signals
ON JAN. 21, Paul Tudor Jones gave a television interview in Davos, Switzerland. U.S. monetary and fiscal conditions reminded him of early 1999, he said, and markets could still have a year or 14 months to run before a blowup.