Tag Archives: SoftBank

Financial Daily Dose 5.29.2020 | Top Story: Google Cut Costs . . . .

BY: Juvian Hernandez | May 29, 2020

Google cut costs by rescinding offers to more than 2,000 contract workers due to the strains of the pandemic – NYTimes The S&P 500 Index fell 0.6%;  the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 1%; the Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 0.1%; the yield on two-year Treasuries decreased one basis point to 0.16%; the yield on 10-year Treasuries … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.19.2020 | Top Story: US Markets Surge on Hopes for Covid-19 Vaccine

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 19, 2020

Optimism over promising results for a coronavirus vaccine from Moderna helped drive stocks up on Monday after a rough go of it last week – WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Inside sources suggest that the DOJ is preparing to file “antitrust charges against Google as early as this summer . . . in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.18.2020 | Top Story: Uber Eliminates 3,700 Jobs

BY: Juvian Hernandez | May 18, 2020

Uber Technologies Inc. will eliminate 3,700 jobs. This equates to the company shedding a quarter of its workforce. Rumors are also circulating that Uber “is in talks to buy rival Grubhub Inc.” – WSJ U.S. stocks rallied rising 2.5-3.5% across major indexes; 10-year Treasury bond yields ticked up to 0.696%; the S&P 500’s energy, real … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.5.2020 | Top Story: WeWork’s Neumann sues SoftBank over scuttled $3B share purchase

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 5, 2020

WeWork co-founder wants to get PAAAAAID, so he’s suing SoftBank in an attempt to force it to “go through with its canceled deal to buy $3 billion of the company’s shares, accusing the Japanese conglomerate and its Vision Fund LP of abusing their control” of the shared office space startup – Law360 and Bloomberg and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.14.2020 | Top Story: SoftBank warns of likely $17 billion loss for its tech-focused Vision Fund

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 14, 2020

All is not coming up aces for Masa Son and his faltering SoftBank empire, which warned investors on Monday of a coming $16.7 billion loss to its landmark Vision Fund, the tech-focused venture that’s been hammered by “the fallout from the coronavirus and by big bets on unprofitable companies like WeWork” – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.24.2020 | Top Story: Fed’s “Unlimited” QE Promise Doesn’t Reassure Markets Amid D.C. Deadlock

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 24, 2020

A promise of “unlimited” QE from the Fed Monday morning briefly turned the tides on Dow futures but wasn’t enough to overcome another day of COVID-19-related fears and DC gridlock over the $1.8 trillion stimulus package III that combined to drive markets down still further by day’s end – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Early … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.18.2020 | Top Story: Markets Gain on Stimulus Promise as Volatility Rules

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 18, 2020

Volatility’s the name of the game these days on Wall Street. So what was down on Monday was up (a bit, at least) yesterday, although the basics of the situation haven’t improved at all – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg A good chunk of that upswing likely came from moves by the White House and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.13.2020 | Top Story: COVID-19 Fears Push Wall Street to Worst Losses Since Black Monday

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 13, 2020

It’s been a week or so, and we’re running out of ways to say that this is bad. But it certainly is. Your bear market stats for the day: the biggest daily drop by percentage for both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Black Monday in 1987. The Dow lost 10%, … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.27.2020 | Top Story: Ninth Circuit Limits First Amendment Application on Tech Platforms

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 27, 2020

The Ninth Circuit has ruled unanimously that privately operated internet platforms are “free to censor content they don’t like”—a “not unexpected” ruling that nonetheless “marks the most emphatic rejection . . . that YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other giant tech platforms are bound by the First Amendment” – WSJ and Law360 Getting to know new … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.24.2020 | Top Story: Wells Fargo to Pay $3 Billion to Resolve DOJ and SEC Investigations

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 24, 2020

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay a total of $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations by the DOJ and SEC. Wells Fargo admitted “that it took millions in wrongful fees and interest, misused customer information and damaged customer credit ratings” in pursuit of sales growth. – Law360 U.S. equity futures slip as coronavirus … Continue reading