JPMorgan Turns Bearish

JPMorgan Turns Bearish

JPMorgan Turns Bearish, Sees Unattractive Risk-Reward For Stocks In H2. It may come as a surprise to some, but just two weeks after JPMorgan said it was turning bullish on the US, officially upgrading US equities to Overweight after holding a missing...
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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys Dominion Energy gas lines in $9.7B deal

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys Dominion Energy gas lines in $9.7B deal

Extremely risky, even suicidal. The energy division of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will acquire gas lines owned by the power company Dominion Energy in a nearly $10 billion deal, the two companies announced Sunday. Dominion has sought to expan...
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Daimler CEO Kallenius Warns of Drastic Pay Cuts

Daimler CEO Kallenius Warns of Drastic Pay Cuts

Daimler AG CEO Ola Kallenius said the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars and the industry as a whole face painful cutbacks to overcome the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus outbreak will force manufacturers to do more significant restructuring...
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Shell Warns Of Massive $22 Billion Write Down

Shell Warns Of Massive $22 Billion Write Down

Royal Dutch Shell warned on Tuesday it could take as much as a $22-billion post-tax impairment charge for Q2, becoming the latest oil major warning of a massive write-down of its assets as it revised its price assumptions after the oil price...
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Chesapeake Energy Files For Bankruptcy, Wiping Out $7 Billion In Debt

Chesapeake Energy Files For Bankruptcy, Wiping Out $7 Billion In Debt

After years of melting, the Chesapeake icecube is finally history: at exactly 3:50pm on Sunday afternoon, the company that launched the US shale boom, finally gave up and filed for a pre-packaged bankruptcy in the Southern District of Texas. In...
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Mercedes-Benz Will Have Autonomous Capability

Mercedes-Benz Will Have Autonomous Capability

Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia are going to build a new software-defined computing architecture for automated vehicles based on the Nvidia DRIVE platform that will be installed across the fleet of next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles, starting in 2024. “It&#...
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KFC Unveils Robotized Store

KFC Unveils Robotized Store

Restaurant Of The Post-Pandemic Future – Fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has debuted the “restaurant of the future,” one where automation dominates the storefront, and little to no interaction is seen between customers and emp...
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After 84 years, Olympus quits camera business

After 84 years, Olympus quits camera business

Olympus, once one of the world’s biggest camera brands, is selling off that part of its business after 84 years. The company said that despite its best efforts, the “extremely severe digital camera market” was no longer profitable. The arriva...
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Canada Loses Its AAA Rating

Canada Loses Its AAA Rating

So actually CanadAA+, Fitch Ratings has downgraded Canada’s Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to AA+ from AAA (outlook stable) citing the deterioration of Canada’s public finances resulting from the pandemic. FX markets chewed th...
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Bayer Pays $10BN To Settle Thousands Of Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuits

Bayer Pays $10BN To Settle Thousands Of Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuits

After decades of widespread use as company scientists played down research showing a definitive link between the product and growing rates of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Monsanto parent company Bayer has agreed to pay up to $10 billion to settle claims that...
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The Oil Countries And Their Breakevens

The Oil Countries And Their Breakevens

Here is a look at some of the other oil market players that are finding themselves on equally dangerous dire straits. Oman  Analysts may be overstating Oman’s role as a mediator in a volatile region, but make no mistake–Oman is...
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$18 Trillion In Global Stimulus In 2020

$18 Trillion In Global Stimulus In 2020

Over $18 Trillion In Global Stimulus In 2020, 21% Of World GDP – the latest observations from BofA chief investment officer, Michael Hartnett who concluded that there is just one bull market to short – namely credit – “and the Fed wo...
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Investor Legend Jeremy Grantham Is “Amazed” At This Unprecedented Stock Bubble

Investor Legend Jeremy Grantham Is “Amazed” At This Unprecedented Stock Bubble

The generally cheerful investing icon Jeremy Grantham unleashed fire and brimstone, taking his $7.5 Billion portfolio to a net short position for the first time since the Global financial crisis, and summarizing his dire assessment of the current unprecedented...
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Boeing: More 737 MAXs canceled and no passenger jets delivered

Boeing: More 737 MAXs canceled and no passenger jets delivered

The devastating airline downturn effectively paralyzed Boeing’s passenger jet business in May. For the month, Boeing delivered a paltry four military airplanes, not one of those a passenger jet, and only took in new orders for a net gain of...
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Qatar Airways will not take new planes this year or next

Qatar Airways will not take new planes this year or next

Qatar Airways will not take any new planes ordered from Boeing or Airbus in 2020 or 2021, Chief Executive Officer Akbar al-Baker said on Wednesday, adding there would be a knock-on effect on future deliveries due to the coronavirus pandemic....
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