Gold Futures Settle Lower As Dollar Rises

Gold prices fell on Wednesday as the dollar rebounded from recent losses, and investors looked ahead to the monetary policy meetings of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan. A positive trend on Wall Street weighed as well on the yellow metal. The European Central Bank is widely expected to hike interest rates by 50 basis points on […]

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Gold Futures Settle Modestly Lower

Gold futures settled lower on Friday, although the downside was just modest as the dollar gave up gains, retreating a bit from a 20-year high. Concerns about a 100-bps rate hike in the upcoming Fed meeting eased following a couple of Fed officials signaling a 75-bps hike in interest rate. A slew of encouraging U.S. economic data weighed on gold […]

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Wellness apps and fitness trackers: Why insurers love your smartwatch

If you’re looking for the must-have object for the era of self-optimisation, designed to ensure your life runs as efficiently as possible, look no further than the smartwatch. The device on your wrist can track your sleep, your heart rate, your exercise regime, your menstrual cycle – and in return for handing over your most personal information, it delivers better, […]

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'Worse than we anticipated:' CNN reporter breaks down inflation data

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. London (CNN Business)Central banks have made clear that after a sluggish start, they’re serious about putting a lid on inflation. Now, as prices […]

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5 ‘Strong Buy’ Blue Chips Expected to Raise Dividends This Week

After years of a low interest rate environment (though those rates now are trending higher faster), many investors have turned to equities, not only for the growth potential but also for solid and dependable dividends, which help to provide an income stream. What this equates to is total return, which is one of the most powerful investment strategies going. While […]

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JPMorgan Chase CEO warns of an economic 'hurricane'

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. New York (CNN Business)Earnings season is upon us once again! It’s just like the holiday season except instead of presents and sweets we get financial results and conference calls.  Big bank earnings will mark the unofficial beginning of […]

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The Top Grossing Movie Of 2022

The year is more than half over. Two big box office weekends are behind us – Memorial Day and July 4. The crippling effect of COVID-19 on theater attendance has also started to wane. After several years in which ticket sales in the U.S. were above $11 billion, they dropped to $2.1 billion in 2020 and $4.5 billion last year. […]

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