These are Wall Street’s top dividend stock picks for 2020


U.S. stocks with attractive dividend yields have performed very well this year, for obvious reasons: Interest rates have declined at home and investors in Europe and Japan — where government and central-bank policies have pushed bond yields well into the negative — are desperate to find investments that will giveRead More →

Asian markets tumble, following Wall Street’s lead


Asian stock markets tumbled in early trading Tuesday, following Wall Street’s worst day of the year as trade tensions between the U.S. and China grew even worse. Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -2.03%   sank 1.9%, while South Korea’s Kospi 180721, -0.62%   fell 1% and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -2.49%  Read More →

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street’s record highs


Asian markets were mixed Thursday, following record closing highs for U.S. stocks in a shortened trading day. The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China after they agreed to refrain from new tariffs pending a new round of negotiations. That has relieved some pressureRead More →

Asian markets fall, following Wall Street’s lead


Asian markets fell in early trading Wednesday, following losses on Wall Street as the trade war between the U.S. and China showed no signs of thawing. With a lull in economic releases closer to home, investors digested President Donald Trump’s comments that the country was “not ready” for a tradeRead More →

Asian markets pull back, following Wall Street’s lead


Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.27%   slipped 0.3% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.43%   gained 0.4% while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.30%   fellRead More →