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How PMIs Signal Early Warnings for the Economy

In 2018 and 2019 during the U.S.-China trade war, investors and policy makers embraced global manufacturing PMIs as a leading barometer of economic health. WSJ explains how purchasing managers can offer an early look at the direction of the economy.
By WSJ
updated24/01/2020 12:01

How PMIs Signal Early Warnings for the Economy

In 2018 and 2019 during the U.S.-China trade war, investors and policy makers embraced global manufacturing PMIs as a leading barometer of economic health. WSJ explains how purchasing managers can offer an early look at the direction of the economy.
By WSJ
updated24/01/2020 12:01

How Global Trade Runs on U.S. Dollars

Nearly 90% of international transactions in 2019 were in U.S. dollars, giving the U.S. extraordinary power over nearly every entity that imports or exports anything anywhere. Here’s how the global economy runs on the U.S. dollar -- and why some countries are trying to chip away at its dominance.
By WSJ
updated22/01/2020 12:01

Why Big Tech Is Getting Into Finance

In 2019, many large tech firms announced plans to offer financial products and services. WSJ’s Liz Hoffman explains why Google, Apple, and others are offering products that might someday replace your wallet.
By WSJ
updated13/01/2020 12:01

Cash Is Back. Here’s Why

Cash is often viewed as a safe, but boring investment. But lately, it’s looking shinier than it has in a while. WSJ explains why investors are piling trillions into money market accounts, even as stocks reach new highs.
By WSJ
updated09/12/2019 12:12

Meet Your New Cable Package. It’s Called Streaming.

The streaming wars might mean you have way more options when it comes to platforms and content for entertainment. But ultimately, paying for all those options is going to look a lot like the high prices you used to pay for your old-school cable package. Photo: Alexandra Cardinale
By WSJ
updated26/11/2019 13:11

The Gender Gap: How the Economic Experience Shapes Politics

According to WSJ/NBC News polling men and women view the strength of the economy differently. WSJ’s Lorie Hirose reports that’s why the way candidates talk about the economy makes a difference. Photo Illustration: Adele Morgan
By WSJ
updated18/11/2019 13:11

What Second Alibaba Listing Means for Hong Kong and the U.S.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, already listed in New York, will join the Hong Kong stock exchange this month. WSJ’s Quentin Webb explains the significance for the embattled city and the U.S. of what could be the largest listing of the year. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images
By WSJ
updated13/11/2019 14:11

McDonald’s Next CEO Will Struggle to Keep Up the Strong Performance

McDonald’s shares hit a bump Monday after news that CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired for having a consensual relationship with an employee. Heard on the Street’s Aaron Back explains why continuing the fast-food company’s strong performance will be an uphill battle. Photo: Joshua Lott/Bloomberg News
By WSJ
updated05/11/2019 0:11

The Repo Market, Explained

The repo market shook the financial world in September when an unexpected rate spike choked short-term lending, spurring the Federal Reserve to intervene. WSJ explains how this critical, but murky part of the financial system works, and why some banks say the crunch could have been prevented. Illustration: Jacob Reynolds for The Wall Street Journal
By WSJ
updated24/10/2019 12:10

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