Tom Buerkle

Breakingviews - Lyft takes some gas out of Uber’s IPO

08 May 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Lyft is likely to take some gas out of Uber Technologies' initial public offering. The smaller ride-hailing app beat revenue estimates in the first quarterly results since its listing, and burned less cash. But its rate of growth is slowing, making profit an ever-more distant goal.

Breakingviews - More American workers take one for the team

03 May 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - American workers are paying the price for keeping the economic recovery going. U.S. job creation accelerated in April, trimming the unemployment rate to a 50-year low of 3.6 percent. Yet wage growth remains modest and other data suggest slack in the labor market.

Breakingviews - Trump takes politics to heart of Fed with nominee

23 Mar 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - For a man who promised to surround himself “only with the best and most serious people,” Donald Trump has often delivered otherwise, and seen his administration racked by turmoil and ethical criticism. One exception has been the Federal Reserve, where the president has filled vacancies with a string of well-regarded experts, including Chairman Jay Powell.


13 Mar 2019

[ニューヨーク/ロンドン 11日 ロイター BREAKINGVIEWS] - この半年間でボーイングの新型機737MAX8で2度目となる墜落事故が起きたことを受け、同社株は11日に急落した。投資家の反応は、事故による短期的な財務面の影響を恐らく過大視しているが、もっと大きな長期的脅威を反映しているのかもしれない。

Breakingviews - Boeing needs to think faster than its watchdog

13 Mar 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Boeing may need to ground its own aircraft. Europeans joined the Chinese and others in suspending flights of the 737 Max 8 after two crashes in recent months, and two U.S. senators called on the Federal Aviation Administration to follow suit. Boeing’s stock lost a further 6 percent, lopping off $14 billion or so of market value, on Tuesday. Rather than waiting for its regulator, the company could get ahead of the crisis.

Breakingviews - Jack Bogle defined value in more ways than one

18 Jan 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who died on Wednesday, defined value in more ways than one. He turned the once-heretical idea of tracking the broad stock market into the dominant form of investing. Instead of pursuing personal riches, he spread the ethos of low-cost fund management, saving investors untold billions and building the mutually owned firm into a $5 trillion juggernaut.

Breakingviews - Blockchain will finally make itself useful

31 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - After all the hype, blockchain is due for a breakthrough in 2019. Banks and companies are gradually applying versions of the distributed-ledger technology associated with bitcoin to tasks like settlement. Demonstrating blockchain’s utility, though, will say little about the value of cryptocurrencies themselves.

Breakingviews - Welcome the new AI investment overlords

28 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Stock and bond pickers have been losing ground for years to low-cost funds that simply track indexes like the S&P 500 or factors such as low volatility. Now they face a new threat: robots. In 2019, logic favors a bigger role for the machines.

Breakingviews - Mike Bloomberg can learn from Thomson Reuters

07 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Mike Bloomberg said on Tuesday that he has “a lot of experience” that would be useful if he were president of the United States. Appearing in Iowa, the U.S. state that kicks off the quadrennial primary season, he added that he’d try to sell his financial-data empire if he wins the 2020 presidential race. Lucky for him, money is plentiful for a buyout that could be valued at $40 billion. And there’s a recent deal that could provide a blueprint: the sale of Refinitiv to Blackstone by Breakingviews parent Thomson Reuters.

Breakingviews - U.S. bond yields turn from green light to red

05 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The U.S. bond market’s flashing light has turned from green to red. Treasury yields plunged to a three-month low on Tuesday and gave out a potential recession signal. While low rates have supported the economy and stock market during the recovery, the latest moves suggest troubling weakness.

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