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Consumers see wellness apps as a way to meditate and improve...

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 19, 2019, 8:42 PM GMT By Ben KesslenCourtney Cheng’s smartphone reminds her when it’s time to meditate. Cheng, 25, a nonprofit project manager in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a paying member of…

Here’s the pitch deck this 29-year-old Russian-born VC used to convince...

Venture-capital firms are everywhere in Silicon Valley, but have you ever wondered how they got their millions to begin? Day One Ventures, a venture fund launched in 2018 by 29-year-old Russian-born entrepreneur Masha Drokova, recently shared with Business Insider the pitch deck it uses to convince investors to back its fund. "It's important to understand…

‘Significant controversy’ still surrounds Apple as investors debate whether it’s safe...

Reuters After upgrading Apple to "buy" from "neutral" earlier this week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch spoke with clients about the tech giant.   The bank says investors are "grappling with when to get back in the stock," and highlighted the stark division between Apple's bulls and bears. Apple has staged quite a comeback from its…

$18 billion hedge fund CQS is targeting America’s largest investors with...

A multibillion-dollar London-based hedge fund wants to expand its presence in the United States, and it thinks customized strategies built for specific investors is the way to do it. CQS, an $18 billion hedge fund manager founded by a billionaire who was knighted by the Queen, named a new CEO, Xavier Rolet, at the end…

One corner of the market stayed red-hot during the last recession....

When the economy is in utter disarray, consumer spending is drying up, and lending conditions are tightening, people still have to eat. It's for that simple reason that the catering industry is viewed as particularly defensive and capable of hanging around during tough times. If you're not sold, consider a situation in which a big…

A $2 trillion strategist is bracing for 3 years of pain...

Investing in stocks would be much easier if bull markets lasted forever. Since that's not the reality, the twilight era of strong market uptrends always raises the need to position defensively for flat or down periods. Investors are now faced with such a task, according to Alicia Levine, the chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment…

We got a copy of billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman’s...

Similar to his billionaire hedge-fund-manager counterpart, Ray Dalio, Baupost Group CEO Seth Klarman is concerned about an incoming financial crisis, as well as political and social tension in the US. In his annual letter to investors this week, which was viewed by Business Insider, Klarman laid out his biggest concerns about the economy, democracy, and…

A $2 trillion strategist unravels why a ‘pain trade’ that crushed...

Once the poster child of deregulation and tax cuts, the financials sector is among the biggest losers in the stock market's latest swoon. The sector dumped 13% in 2018, besting only industrials, materials, and energy in the market's worst year since 2008. "That was the pain trade," said Alicia Levine, the chief market strategist at…

A $1 trillion strategist lays out the looming worst-case scenario of...

Stock market investors are still largely shrugging off the longest US government shutdown in history. The partial shutdown entered its 28th day Friday as Democrats and Republicans had still not reached an agreement over President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border. Since the shutdown began on December…

Earnings season is kicking into high gear. Here are the most...

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Earnings season is heating up this week, with 34 S&P 500 companies scheduled to report their quarterly results, according to FactSet. Analysts are expecting earnings growth to slow. Strategists across Wall Street are looking for what kind of impact slowing global growth and the US-China trade war are having on results. Notably, on…
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