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Blackstone Executive Goodman, Who Led Leveraged-Loan Binge, Is Retiring

Blackstone Executive Goodman, Who Led Leveraged-Loan Binge, Is Retiring

Blackstone, the biggest private-equity firm, says one of its top executives, Bennett Goodman, would retire. Goodman founded GSO, which was bought by Blackstone in 2008 and became the nucleus of the private-equity firm's rapid expansion into the risky business of investing in loans of junk-grade companies.

Tough Day to Pick Stocks

Tough Day to Pick Stocks

Despite movement following statements from the Dutch Central Bank, Thursday's action is mostly technical trading, with no change in fundamentals.

I Find Demand More Important Than Supply When Analyzing the Oil Market

I Find Demand More Important Than Supply When Analyzing the Oil Market

While the products used by consumers are growing solidly, those refined products that are used solely for commercial operations are showing signs of a slowdown.

Yield Curve Points to May '20 Recession, December '19 Stock Selloff, Stifel Says

Yield Curve Points to May '20 Recession, December '19 Stock Selloff, Stifel Says

Investment bank says historical trends indicate the U.S. will see a recession next May. Stocks would sell off roughly five months beforehand.

U.S. Economy Grows 2% in Second Quarter, Slower Than Previously Estimated

U.S. Economy Grows 2% in Second Quarter, Slower Than Previously Estimated

The U.S. government's Bureau of Economic Analysis reduces its estimate of second-quarter gross domestic product growth to 2%, from an initial estimate of 2.1%.

Dudley Didn't Do Right

Dudley Didn't Do Right

Following ex-Fed board member's advice would actually give President Trump reasonable cause to fire Powell and politicize the bank even more.

Protecting the Portfolio Against Recession? Take a Hint From Autodesk's Guidance

Protecting the Portfolio Against Recession? Take a Hint From Autodesk's Guidance

Autodesk's management pinned its weak guidance on the global trade conflict and slowing eurozone economy.

Here Are All the Insults Trump Has Tweeted About His Own Federal Reserve Chief

Here Are All the Insults Trump Has Tweeted About His Own Federal Reserve Chief

President Donald Trump has suggested via Twitter that Jerome Powell, his own appointee to lead the Federal Reserve, might be an 'enemy' worse than Chinese President Xi Jinping. Powell says the Fed is an independent institution, and insists he wouldn't step down if Trump tried to fire him. But how does it feel to be constantly berated, in public, by the leader of the world's most powerful country?

Recession Check: What Is the Yield Curve Telling Investors Now?

Recession Check: What Is the Yield Curve Telling Investors Now?

The 10-year treasury has fallen to its lowest level against the 2-year treasury since 2007, signaling heightened fears of a recession.

What Is the 10-Year Treasury Bond?

What Is the 10-Year Treasury Bond?

The 10-year treasury bond is like an investors piggy bank.