01.12.2018 08:30 : Microsoft обошла Apple по рыночной капитализации и стала самой дорогой компанией США
Microsoft обошла Apple по рыночной капитализации и стала самой дорогой компанией США. По данным телеканала CNBC, на закрытии торгов стоимость Microsoft превысила 851 миллиард долларов против 847 у Apple. Ранее сообщалось, что капитализация Amazon впервые превысила 1 триллион долларов.
01.12.2018 04:09 : Microsoft обошла Apple по рыночной капитализации и стала самой дорогой компанией США
По данным телеканала CNBC, на закрытии торгов стоимость Microsoft превысила 851 миллиард долларов против 847 у Apple. Ранее сообщалось, что капитализация Amazon впервые превысила 1 триллион долларов.
Microsoft обошла Apple по рыночной капитализации и стала самой дорогой компанией США. Об этом сообщает CNBC. По данным телеканала, на закрытии торгов стоимость Microsoft составила $851,2 млрд против $847,4 млрд у Apple. Как отмечается, ...
Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, All it took was two 10% stock market corrections in a single year and some heavy “browbeating” from President Trump to reverse Jerome Powell’s hawkish stance on hiking interest rates. On Wednesday, Powell took to the microphone to give the markets what they have been longing for – the “Powell Put.” During his speech, Powell took to a different tone than seen previously and specifically when he stated that current rates are “just below” the range of estimates for a “neutral rate.” This is a sharply different tone than seen previously when he suggested that a “neutral rate” was still a long way off. Importantly, while the market surged higher after the comments on the suggestion the Fed was close to “being done” hiking rates, it also suggests the outlook for inflation and economic growth has fallen. With the Fed Funds rate running at near 2%, if the Fed now believes such is close to a “neutral rate,” it would suggest that expectations of economic growth will slow in the quarters ahead from nearly 6.0% in Q2 of 2018 to roughly 2.5% in 2019. Such will also correspond with a drop in inflationary pressures, as we noted previously, which is already occurring with the drop in energy prices. “More importantly, falling oil prices are going to put the Fed in a very tough position in the next couple of months as the expected surge in inflationary pressures, in order to justify higher rates, once again fails to appear. The chart below shows breakeven 5-year and 10-year inflation rates versus oil prices.” But here was the key comment that suggests the recent blasting by President Trump hit home: “Powell says moving too fast would risk shortening U.S. expansion, moving too slow could risk higher inflation and destabilizing financial imbalances.” President Trump has been adamant that Powell’s aggressiveness was jeopardizing the economic recovery. More interesting was when Powell reiterated they see “no major asset class, however, where valuations appear far in excess of standard benchmarks” I am not sure which benchmarks the Fed looks at exactly. The real risk to the market is not valuations at historically high levels by virtually every measure, but rather the risk of a credit related event due to the impact of higher rates on an abundance of lower-rated corporate debt. Nonetheless, in the short-term, the “bulls” got their Christmas wish as noted by Bloomberg economists “Tim Mahedy and Yelena Shulyatyeva: ‘Powell’s comment that rates are just below neutral is a step back from his comments earlier in the fall implying the FOMC still has a ways to go. This could be the first sign that the pace of rate hikes is set to slow next year.’ However, not all economists got the same dovish message as noted by Greg Robb via Marketwatch. “I really don’t think he was dovish, not really. He didn’t say inflation was weaker or the economy was weaker than we thought. It is a bit of a market overreaction.” -Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics. “The Fed has said they wanted to go above neutral. If they wanted to be neutral, they could have walked that back. He gave no hint of a pause in December.” – Avery Shenfeld, chief economist at CIBC All the “bulls” need now is for President Trump to “cave in” on his demands on China, a problem he created in the first place, at this weekends G-20 summit. I would expect a deal that is well short of any original objective as China agrees to issues which are economically unimportant to them. However, such will “look like a win” for the Trump administration and should clear the way for “Santa to visit Broad and Wall.” After that, it’s anyone’s guess, but the real issues plaguing the economy and the markets have not been resolved. Just something to think about as you catch up on your weekend reading list. Economy & Fed US Economy Is Strong – 3 Signs It Won’t Last by Lydia Depillis via CNN Business Why US-China Ceasefire Is Coming Soon by Anatole Kaletsky via Project Syndicate Levered Companies Layer Loans Over Loans by Sally Bakewell & Kelsey Butler via Bloomberg Is The US Economy TOO Strong? by Joe Calhoun via MyPersonalCFO The Fed’s Cheat Sheet by Eric Cinnamond Why Economists Insist Powell Wasn’t That Dovish by Greg Robb via MarketWatch Fed Warns Of “Large Plunge” In Markets If Risks Materialize by Jeff Cox via CNBC The Scariest Economic Chart Is Coming From China by Pedro de Costa via Forbes Fed’s Speech Sends Stocks Soaring, But Should It? by Mike Shedlock via Mishtalk Jerome Powell Sends Markets Soaring by Binyamin Appelbaum via NYT GM & Trump Go To Blows by Bruce Yandle via Washington Examiner GE’s $15 Billion Money Pit by Katherine Chiglinsky via Bloomberg The Smashing Effects Of A Trade War by Seth Levine via The Integrating Investor 10-Years Later – Did Bailouts Work by Kevin Williamson via National Review The Fed Finally Blinks by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist Markets Was Yesterday The “All Clear” Or “More Noise by Bryce Coward via Zerohedge Don’t Blame The Strong Dollar by Mark Hulbert via MarketWatch Bull Market Is More Fragile Than It Looks by Stephen Gandel via Fortune History Says FANG Feast Is Finished by Dana Lyons via The Lyons Share Blue Chip Companies Are Piling On Debt by William Cohan via NYT October Sucked, What Now? by Cliff Asness via AQR Capital Management Did Powell Just Push Investors Into A “Bear Trap” by Barbara Kollmeyer via MarketWatch The Uphill Struggle For Equities by Louis-Vincent Gave via Evergreen Gavekal Hope, Fear & Reality by Jamie Powell via FT Alphaville What You Need To Know To Sell Before It’s Too Late by Jared Dillian via MarketWatch Most Read On RIA Rising Rates Are Killing The Housing Market by Lance Roberts Lessons From Thanksgiving Dinner by John Coumarianos Why We Sold AAPL Stock by Vitaliy Katsenelson GM Cuts Jobs As Auto Bubble Begins To Burst by Jesse Colombo 15-Surprises For 2019 by Doug Kass The Difference Between A Bull & Bear Market by Lance Roberts UTX Faces Reality – Will Other Companies Follow Suit by Michael Lebowitz The Fallacy Of The Positive Impact From Falling Oil Prices by Lance Roberts Watch Research / Interesting Reads Goldman Sachs 2019 Economic Outlook via Goldman Sachs What Will The Next Financial Crisis Look Like by Daniel LaCalle via The Epoch Times GM: A Case Study To End Share Buybacks by Patrick Hill via The Progressive Ensign 21-Quotes From Henry Hazlitt by Gary Galles via FEE Ray Dalio’s Principles For Dummies by Matthew Walther via American Affairs Why MSFT Is A Better Bet Than AAPL by Paul La Monica via CNN Money Overparenting In America Created Generation Of Snowflakes by Shawn Langlois via Marketwatch Paul Volcker’s Wisdom For America by John Cassidy via The New Yorker Why GM Killed Cars & Jobs by Nathan Bomey via USA Today US Corporations Are Winning Their War On Capitalism by Jonathan Tepper via Bloomberg When Next Recession Hits, Will Benefits Be Enough? by Gary Burtless via Real Clear Markets “There is nothing like price to change sentiment.“ – Helene Meisler
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Update: It appears Adam Shiff didn't like it - The White House has just confirmed that Presidents Trump and Putin will NOT have a "scheduled pull aside" meeting at the G-20 meetings. * * * As we detailed earlier, Adam Schiff isn't going to like this. One day after President Trump said he wouldn't be meeting with his Russian counterpart because of Russia's refusals to return three Ukrainian ships and release two dozen sailors captured during Sunday's confrontation near the Kerch Strait, the Kremlin is claiming that Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet for a brief "impromptu" meeting during the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, according to CNBC. Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2018 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin will have a "brief impromptu meeting" with President Trump, just as he expects to meet with other leaders at the G-20 summit. Russia said Thursday that it regretted Trump's decision, but that it was still "ready for contact," while also warning that by not meeting with Putin, Trump risked "indefinitely" postponing important talks about issues that affect both countries. Assuming Putin does meet with both Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, it would mean that the three most influential figures for global oil markets will have had a chance to talk during the summit.
Having slumped to session lows, US stock futures - extremely sensitive to any trade-related headlines - surged instantly when Bloomberg reported that trade hawk Lighthizer had a good feeling about tomorrow's dinner and would be surprised if the China dinner fails: LIGHTHIZER SAYS HE WOULD BE SURPRISED IF CHINA DINNER FAILS The headline was enough to spike equity futures, however algo momentum was quickly stopped when Reuters published its own take on what Lighthizer had just said: LIGHTHIZER: EXPECT XI-TRUMP DINNER TO BE A 'SUCCESS,' BUT NO PREDICTION ON POSSIBLE DEAL The following clarification from Reuters did not help sentiment either: LIGHTHIZER SAYS WHETHER OR NOT TRUMP AND XI REACH A TRADE DEAL IN THEIR MEETING IS ENTIRELY UP TO THE TWO PRESIDENTS ... but by then the headline scanning algos had established enough upside momentum, and having spiked on Bloomberg's initial take which boosted optimism for a favorable outcome especially once CNBC's own creative take came in... ... and refuting the Goldman pessimism we reported earlier, animal spirits have awoken with the Trump administration clearly intent on massaging stocks before - and perhaps after - the much anticipated dinner tomorrow.
База данных компании Starwood Hotels & Resorts подверглась кибератаке, в результате чего в руки хакеров могла попасть личная информация 500 млн клиентов Marriott International, сообщает 30 ноября CNBC со ссылкой на агентство Reuters.
Update: New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has launched an investigation into the hack of Starwood's guest registration system announced Friday morning. And while one analyst who appeared on CNBC Friday morning said he didn't expect the scandal to have a long-term impact on Marriott shares, analysts at Cowen have warned that it could impact enrollment in Starwood's loyalty program, which is seen as one of its most successful assets. * * * This is terrible news for Marriott shareholders (and great news for the VC backers of Airbnb). Marriott shares have fallen more than 2% in premarket trading after the hotel chain announced news of a massive data breach of its guest registration system at Starwood hotels, the hotel chain that it purchased in September 2016. According to a press release, Marriott believes the compromised database had information on up to 500 million guests who had made a reservation at a Starwood property. The information compromised includes sensitive details including their passport numbers (for those who booked at foreign hotels) as well as name, date of birth, dates of their reservation, email address and mailing address. The infiltration dates back to at least September 2014 - before Starwood was purchased by Marriott - and continued through September of this year. Payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates belonging to some of those affected were also stolen, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption. To put these numbers in context, going by sheer volume, the Starwood Hotels hack would be the largest since Yahoo announced that information belonging to roughly 3 billion users had been taken by hackers. Marriott was alerted to the breach when a security tool notified the company of an attempted intrusion back in September. After an investigation, the company learned that hackers had been accessing data from its guest registration system and had even attempted to remove and encrypt it. Just like Equifax and other major data breaches before it, news of the hack is bound to raise a number of questions about what Marriott knew and when, and whether Starwood should have been aware of and disclosed this information before the IPO, as well as exactly what the fallout for those affected might be. Marriott has informed the UK Information Commissioner's office about the hack of its global reservation system. "We have received a data breach report from Marriott Hotels, involving its Starwood Hotels and will be making enquiries," the regulator said. It asked any concerned customers impacted by the hack to report any suspicious activity. Read the full release below: BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marriott has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. On November 19, 2018, the investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties* on or before September 10, 2018. On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. Marriott quickly engaged leading security experts to help determine what occurred. Marriott learned during the investigation that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it. On November 19, 2018, Marriott was able to decrypt the information and determined that the contents were from the Starwood guest reservation database. The company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property. For approximately 327 million of these guests, the information includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. For some, the information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128). There are two components needed to decrypt the payment card numbers, and at this point, Marriott has not been able to rule out the possibility that both were taken. For the remaining guests, the information was limited to name and sometimes other data such as mailing address, email address, or other information. Marriott reported this incident to law enforcement and continues to support their investigation. The company has already begun notifying regulatory authorities. “We deeply regret this incident happened,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward.” “Today, Marriott is reaffirming our commitment to our guests around the world. We are working hard to ensure our guests have answers to questions about their personal information, with a dedicated website and call center. We will also continue to support the efforts of law enforcement and to work with leading security experts to improve. Finally, we are devoting the resources necessary to phase out Starwood systems and accelerate the ongoing security enhancements to our network,” Mr. Sorenson continued. Guest Support Marriott has taken the following steps to help guests monitor and protect their information: Dedicated Website and Call Center We have established a dedicated website (info.starwoodhotels.com) and call center to answer questions you may have about this incident. The frequently-asked questions on info.starwoodhotels.com may be supplemented from time to time. The call center is open seven days a week and is available in multiple languages. Call volume may be high, and we appreciate your patience. Email Notification Marriott will begin sending emails on a rolling basis starting today, November 30, 2018, to affected guests whose email addresses are in the Starwood guest reservation database. Free WebWatcher Enrollment Marriott is providing guests the opportunity to enroll in WebWatcher free of charge for one year. WebWatcher monitors internet sites where personal information is shared and generates an alert to the consumer if evidence of the consumer’s personal information is found. Due to regulatory and other reasons, WebWatcher or similar products are not available in all countries. Guests from the United States who activate WebWatcher will also be provided fraud consultation services and reimbursement coverage for free. To activate WebWatcher, go to info.starwoodhotels.com and click on your country, if listed, for enrollment. Marriott is furnishing a Form 8-K with the SEC attaching a copy of this press release and presenting certain other information with respect to the incident. Starwood brands include: W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels. Starwood branded timeshare properties are also included.
Об этом сообщает CNBC.
Ноябрь этого года оказался худшим месяцем для биржевых котировок нефти за десятилетие из-за растущих опасений по поводу глобального избытка предложения, сообщает Bloomberg.
Are you sitting comfortably? Many people are not – and they insist that the way we’ve been going to the toilet is all wrong. By Alex BlasdelFor their 27th wedding anniversary, the Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston gave his wife, Robin, a gift that promises “to give you the best poop of your life, guaranteed”. The Squatty Potty is a wildly popular seven-inch-high plastic stool, designed by a devout Mormon and her son, which curves around the base of your loo. By propping your feet on it while you crap, you raise your knees above your hips. From this semi-squat position, the centuries-old seated toilet is transformed into something more primordial, like a hole in the ground. The family that makes the Squatty Potty says this posture unfurls your colon and gives your faecal matter a clear run from your gut to the bowl, reducing bloating, constipation and the straining that causes haemorrhoids. Musing about the gift on one of America’s daytime talk shows in 2016, Cranston said: “Elimination is love.”More than 5m Squatty Potties have been sold since they first crept on to the market in 2011. Celebrities such as Sally Field and Jimmy Kimmel have raved about them, and the basketball sensation Stephen Curry put one in every bathroom of his house. “I had, like, a full elimination,” Howard Stern, the celebrity shock jock, said after he first used one, in 2013. “It was unbelievable. I felt empty. I was like, ‘Holy shit.’” The Squatty Potty has been the subject of jokes on Saturday Night Live, and of adulation by the queen of drag queens, RuPaul. This January, after Squatty Potty LLC hit $33m in annual revenues, the business channel CNBC, which helped bring the footstool to fame through its US version of Dragon’s Den, hailed the device as a “cult juggernaut”. Continue reading...
With oil prices in free fall and diplomatic crises raising the threat of more Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman are planning to meet on sidelines of the G-20 summit later this week, Bloomberg reports. Even if President Trump snubbed Salman, and threatened to snub Putin, energy traders will be watching closely as the two leaders meet for the first time since both countries started pumping oil at the fastest pace since the 2016 OPEC+ production cuts. Specifically, traders will watching for any indication of what both countries, which have formed an alliance allowing them to exert unrivaled influence over global oil markets (though producers in the Texas oil patch are struggling to change that), have planned for a meeting of the OPEC+ nations set for the following week in Vienna. As one energy analyst told CNBC, the OPEC+ meeting could turn into a formality if the two leaders decide on a new course for the cartel and its allies. The heads of the world's 20 largest economies are due to arrive in the Argentinian capital this weekend, where leaders will try to build a consensus on key issues. It comes a week before a much-anticipated meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC producers in Vienna, Austria, on December 6. "All eyes are now on the upcoming OPEC meeting, but the get-together could easily turn out to be a formality," Tamas Varga, senior analyst at PVM Oil Associates, said in a research note published Tuesday. The meeting between the two leaders is happening at a critical time for both Russia and KSA. They are struggling to defend their share of the global oil market from producers in the Texas oil patch. Meanwhile, falling oil prices - Brent crude futures for delivery next month traded below $60 a barrel on Wednesday - are putting pressure on both countries' budgets. Though Putin has repeatedly brushed off these concerns, saying Wednesday that Russia is "fine" with oil prices at $60 a barrel, not long after he said something similar about oil at $70. Though MbS could risk arrest on 'war crime' charges as soon as he steps off his plane, the Khashoggi scandal and the international backlash against what's seen as MbS's heavy handed rule likely won't factor into discussions between the two leaders. But any discussion of oil prices between the two leaders will be hindered by the fact that Trump might not meet with either of them during the summit, sensitive about the scandals encircling both leaders, whom he has taken pains to defend in the face of a mounting public backlash. After all, the three leaders have become part of a triumvirate that, should they choose to work together, could effectively dictate prices in global oil markets. Then again, while Trump has threatened to cancel his meeting with Putin, and has no plans to meet with MbS, traders can't rule out the possibility that the three could gather for a 'casual' chat on the sidelines of the summit. And given the ramp in US shale production, the three would have plenty to discuss.
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Немецкая полиция провела обыски в офисах Deutsche Bank во Франкфурте в связи с подозрениями в отмывании денег, сообщает CNBC.
Москва, 29 ноября - "Вести.Экономика". Торговая война, которую ведет администрация президента США Дональда Трампа, приведет к росту цен для американских потребителей, но не поможет вернуть много рабочих мест в производственном секторе. Об этом сообщает CNBC со ссылкой на результаты опроса, проведенного IHS Markit среди более 800 компаний.
В руководстве Федеральной резервной системы рассматривают возможность использования отрицательных процентных ставок в случае, если американская экономика вновь столкнется с серьезным кризисом.
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«Сейчас очень опасное время», - отметил в интервью CNBC нобелевский лауреат Роберт Шиллер. – «Типичное соотношение P/E (прим. ProFinance.ru: цена акции/доход на акцию), на которое обычно смотрит большинство инвесторов, на самом деле вводит в заблуждение. В то же время соотношение CAPE (Cyclically Adjusted Price-Earnings, разработанное господином Шиллером) указывает на «спра читать далее…