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Behind the Price Tag of the Most Expensive Watches in the World

Expensive materials, delicate craftsmanship, and an economic principle that turns the usual equation of supply and demand on its head. WSJ explains why some watchmakers can charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single timepiece. Illustration: Alex Kuzoian/WSJ
By WSJ
updated26/02/2021 14:02

Four Reasons Why Biden Isn’t Rushing Into Trade Negotiations

President Biden signed dozens of executive orders in his first few weeks in office, but his administration has moved slowly on trade. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains why. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann
By WSJ
updated19/02/2021 12:02

Congress Questions Top Executives in GameStop Frenzy

Executives of Robinhood and other companies testified before Congress Thursday after January’s trading frenzy involving GameStop and other securities raised concerns about the integrity of the U.S. stock market and the rules that govern it. Photo illustration: Ang Li
By WSJ
updated19/02/2021 2:02

What Regulators Are Looking Into With the GameStop Frenzy

The recent trading volatility of GameStop and other stocks has prompted scrutiny of key players in the saga. Probes into potential wrongdoing are centered on actions taken by both brokerages and users on social media forums. WSJ explains what regulators are looking into and why this situation is so unique. Illustration: Jacob Reynolds
By WSJ
updated18/02/2021 17:02

U.S. vs China: The Battle for Bitcoin Mining Supremacy

Chinese bitcoin miners have long dominated the global processing power that runs the bitcoin network with sophisticated equipment and access to cheap electricity. But now, a group of U.S. miners with deep pockets wants to conquer a greater share of the industry. Photo illustration: Clément Bürge
By WSJ
updated17/02/2021 13:02

Meet the Investors Taking Tips From Social Media

The GameStop frenzy put the spotlight on a growing group of investors who seek and share trading information on social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Three investors explain how these online communities are helping them chase the market. Photo illustration: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal
By WSJ
updated16/02/2021 12:02

Amateur vs. Professional: Points of View on the GameStop Trading Frenzy

The recent run up in GameStop and other stocks involves investors in opposing camps: traditional Wall Street firms and small investors who are bucking the system. WSJ asked the same series of questions to one of each about the role of WallStreetBets in the trading frenzy. Photo Illustration: Carlos Waters
By WSJ
updated04/02/2021 12:02

GameStop Trading Craze: The Week Underdog Stocks Took On Wall Street

In just five days, GameStop’s shares soared up to 500%. WSJ analyzed how Reddit posts, YouTube videos and tweets by personalities including Elon Musk spread online and fueled a trading craze that turned Wall Street upside down. Photo illustration: George Downs/WSJ
By WSJ
updated03/02/2021 21:02

How Options-Trading Redditors Fed the GameStop Frenzy

Wall Street is in an uproar over GameStop shares this week, after members of Reddit’s popular WallStreetBets forum encouraged bets on the video game retailer. WSJ explains how options trading is driving the action and what’s at stake.
By WSJ
updated29/01/2021 13:01

What China’s New Digital Currency Tells Us About a Cashless Future

China is testing a digital yuan, aiming to accelerate the replacement of cash and increase state control in a society where digital payments via Wechat Pay and Alipay are already the norm. Here’s what Beijing’s new system looks like—and how it would work. Photo credit: Florence Lo/Reuters
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updated08/01/2021 12:01

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