WSJ Your Money Briefing
Summary: Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, MoneyBeat, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.
U.S. companies are putting stockpiled cash to work at a pace not seen in seven years. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani explains why Wall Street is happy, but the ramp-up in spending is getting a cool reception from shareholders.
Wall Street firms like KKR and Goldman Sachs are raising up their bet on high-interest, short-term home loans. Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Dezember explains the risk and rewards, as well as lessons learned from 2007's housing crash.
For every movie blockbuster like 'Avengers: Infinity War', there are other big-budget movies that flop with audiences. Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains why movies that do not make the box-office grade are particularly painful to movie studios.
Videogame makers are planning to launch subscription services to bring gamers back to play repeatedly and launch games against other players. Heard on the Street columnist reporter Dan Gallagher explains.
Median pay for the biggest U.S. companies reached $12.1 million last year, a post-recession high. Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis reviews the numbers.
After ranking among the worst performing groups in the stock market, shares of energy companies have become a favorite of investors recently, especially as oil prices have zoomed higher, hovering around $70 a barrel. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.
U.S. sanctions on a large Russian aluminum producer have send shockwaves through the commodities market and are creating headwinds on earnings at companies like Boeing and Ford. Wall Street Journal reporter Amrith Ramkumar explains.
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains options available to investors who relied on the investment fee tax deduction, recently eliminated under the new tax law.
U.S. corporations are registering the best earnings season since 2011, thanks to the unusual combination of larger pretax profits and smaller tax bills. Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis explains that success has yet to benefit the broader economy.
Apple's iPhone sales rose just 3% in the last quarter, but Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher explains why Wall Street is still upbeat about the tech giant.
Federal regulators are determining whether widely traded cybercurrencies other than bitcoin should be considered securities and face scrutiny. Wall Street Journal reporter Dave Michaels explains.
More than half of companies in the S&P 500 have reported results and about 80% of those have exceeded Wall Street profit expectations. Heard on the Street coulmnist Charley Grant explains why stocks aren't following in an upward track.
The weaker U.S. Dollar against several foreign currencies has boosted corporate earnings but Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Eisen explains why that may not last very long.
Consumer-staple companies face hesitation by investors as a result of holding prices in check as a result of Amazon's pricing power, known as 'the Amazon Effect.' Wall Street Journal reporter Akane Otani explains.
What are the biggest personal finance mistakes athletes make when suddenly awash in millions of dollars, like some joining the National Football League? HighTower's Sports and Entertainment Managing Partner Jordan Waxman explains.