First Republic shares slid almost 33% after deposit infusion, dragging down other regional banks

People are seen inside the First Republic Bank branch in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Segar Mike Segar | Reuters Shares of First Republic were under severe pressure Friday despite the beaten-down regional bank receiving aid from other financial institutions the day before. At the market close, … Read more

Moody’s retains ‘negative’ outlook on China’s banks amid challenges of emerging from Covid-zero

Pictured here is Shanghai’s Lujiazui Financial District on June 7, 2022. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — Ratings agency Moody’s said Wednesday it maintained a “negative” outlook on China’s banking sector as a result of a drawn out recovery after Beijing’s Covid controls ended. China’s economy missed a national growth target … Read more

China takes a cautious approach to its economy in 2023

BEIJING — China’s leaders struck a cautious tone about the outlook for the country’s economic rebound, after ending most Covid restrictions on business activity late last year. Beijing announced Sunday a target of “around 5%” growth in gross domestic product for 2023, with only a modest increase in fiscal support. “The government’s conservative growth target … Read more

Time for a change? Shifting away from this popular ETF strategy may benefit investors

With Wall Street jitters increasing over the number of interest rate hikes ahead, VettaFi’s Todd Rosenbluth sees signs of a comeback in managed fixed-income exchange-traded funds and away from passive ETF products. “It’s not clear how fast the Fed is going to slow down and how quickly that that’s going to adjust the marketplace,” the … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Avis, Palantir, Cadence Design and more

A customer boards an Avis Budget Group Inc. shuttle bus at the Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in after-hour trading. Avis — The car rental company gained 3.5% after beating both top- and bottom-line … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Lyft, Spotify, Expedia, Yelp and more

Ramin Talaie | Corbis News | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Lyft — The ridesharing stock cratered 36.4% after issuing disappointing guidance for its first quarter. Lyft also got hit by a slew of downgrades from analysts who said Uber may look better positioned to capitalize on the broader … Read more

Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson warns there’s a group of stocks that are riskier than growth shares

Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson is telling investors to avoid a popular trade tied to the economy. “Cyclicals probably are more risky now than the growth stocks,” the firm’s chief U.S. equity strategist and CIO recently told CNBC’s ” Fast Money .” “The growth stocks — a lot of them had their comeuppance last year with … Read more

China’s Covid wave drives up consumer interest in insurance after health system shortfalls

Chuiyangliu hospital, pictured in January 2023 in Beijing, in the last few years finished renovations that allowed for a six-fold increase in daily patents to 5,000 a day, according to official estimates. Yin Hon Chow | CNBC BEIJING — At the top of the shopping list for anyone in their late 20s or older in … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Sunrun, U.S. Bancorp, Alphabet, AT&T and more

Shoppers shop at AT&T in the King of Prussia Mall on December 11, 2022 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela | Getty Images Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday: News Corp, Fox — News Corp rallied 5.4%, while Fox news gained more than 2%, after Rupert Murdoch called off plans to … Read more

Cramer’s lightning round: I like Juniper Networks

AT&T Inc: “It’s not as bad as it used to be.” Plug Power Inc: “[CEO] Andy Marsh has promised us profitably for a very long time. … My bountiful patience is beginning to get tried.” Devon Energy Corp: “Keep buying.” Disclaimer: Cramer’s Charitable Trust owns shares of Devon Energy. Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing Click … Read more