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Carson Block Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Carson Block’s Muddy Waters Research announced Wednesday it has taken a short position in eHealth Inc., which owns a digital health insurance exchange.  Block, the firm’s founder, disclosed the position on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.“ Muddy Waters argues eHealth, with a stock market value of $3 billion as of Tuesday’s close,
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A pronounced economic slump sparked by the coronavirus outbreak has imperiled a popular investment strategy: buying dividend stocks. These stocks have traditionally been highly coveted during periods of market turbulence because they provide shareholders a dividend or a guaranteed return, typically paid out annually out of the company’s profits or reserves. That investment approach is
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My colleague, Jim Cramer, made a very interesting recommendation Monday morning, calling on the U.S. Treasury to issue a $1 trillion, 30-year “war bond” to finance out battle against the coronavirus. He pitched the idea on CNBC to Larry Kudlow, who chairs the White House National Economic Council and promised to propose the idea directly
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Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Washington. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin confirmed on Monday that two employees at its Seattle-area headquarters tested positive for coronavirus. The employees, who are married couple, work at Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Washington and were last in the office about two weeks ago. The company has
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The stock market could still touch new lows as uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic persists, Mohamed El-Erian said Friday.  “I don’t think we’re forming a bottom yet. I think we’re going down at a slower rate,” the chief economic advisor at Allianz said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There is a very important distinction there.”  Calling a
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This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Short seller Jim Chanos warned investors about piling into “virus stocks” boosted by the coronavirus lockdown temporarily. “One area I would warn people about for example is the virus stocks,” Chanos said on Thursday on CNBC’s Halftime Report. They are “doing well right now in this enforced lockdown.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. Lucas Jackson | REUTERS Heading into earnings season, investors should expect delayed reports, withdrawn forecasts and confusing results from U.S. businesses grappling with the coronavirus shutdown.  There is a general consensus that company earnings are going
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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks along Wall Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. on Monday, March 30, 2020. Michael Nagle Bloomberg | Getty Images Oaktree Capital co-chairman Howard Marks is leaning toward a more negative outlook because of the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, but
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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said Monday that the practice of short selling — effectively betting that a stock will drop — is needed to “facilitate ordinary market trading.” “We shouldn’t be banning short selling,” Clayton told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” However, he said the Securities and Exchange Commission did replace the old uptick rule with a
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The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out to
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Mike Wilson, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist and Chief Investment Officer at Morgan Stanley. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Investors should be taking advantage of the market’s steep coronavirus-driven sell-off from February highs, Morgan Stanley‘s Mike Wilson told CNBC on Thursday.  “We’ve been scaling back into stocks over the last two, three or four weeks. We’re not
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday he did not think investors were properly factoring in the likelihood a successful antiviral treatment for COVID-19 is developed.  “Is anyone even thinking anymore that there is something going on at any drug company that actually may have an antiviral?” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” “I have just been
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Dell CEO Michael Dell Getty Images Executives are loading up on their company shares as the coronavirus-driven sell-off dents the broader market, signalling the heads of U.S. businesses are confident their companies will rebound.  The heads of Dell Technologies and Wells Fargo are purchasing shares while outsiders ditch riskier assets, sucking trillions in value from
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