Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Nike’s good fit with Kaepernick | Apple’s new product cycle | The next financial crisis

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Nike’s good fit with Kaepernick | Apple’s new product cycle | The next financial crisis
MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Nike does perfectly well with Kaepernick On Sept. 4, after Nike NKE, +0.02% announced that Colin Kaepernick would be the face of its 30th-anniversary “Just do It” advertising campaign, shares of Nike declined 3% for the day, causing a typical slew of inflammatory headlines. But a... Read More

The Ratings Game: Kroger results show that Walmart and Target are taking bigger pieces of the grocery market

The Ratings Game: Kroger results show that Walmart and Target are taking bigger pieces of the grocery market
Kroger Co.’s most recent results indicate that Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. are both taking items out of Kroger’s grocery basket, gaining share as Kroger invests to keep pace. Kroger KR, -2.76%   shares have slipped another 2.5% in Friday trading after closing down nearly 10% on Thursday. The stock has sunk nearly 14% for the week so far. The... Read More

Qutoutiao stock soars after IPO: ‘This is a market no one is paying attention to’

Qutoutiao stock soars after IPO: ‘This is a market no one is paying attention to’
The Chinese-IPO hot streak continued Friday, as shares of mobile-news company Qutoutiao Inc. soared 130% after debuting on the Nasdaq. The company operates a platform that serves up news content to Chinese consumers based on their profiles and past actions on the service. It’s mainly focused on browsers in Tier 3 cities and below, which are the less affluent areas... Read More

Commodities Corner: Drop in silver prices to 32-month lows prompts sellout of Silver Eagle coins at U.S. Mint

Commodities Corner: Drop in silver prices to 32-month lows prompts sellout of Silver Eagle coins at U.S. Mint
By Markets/commodities reporter A drop in silver prices this year has attracted investors seeking a bargain, prompting a temporary sellout of the 2018 American Silver Eagle bullion coins at the U.S. Mint this month. “The sellout of Silver Eagles implies that demand for physical has recently been increasing,” says Chris Gaffney, president of World Markets at TIAA Bank. “With... Read More

The Tell: Midterm elections could mark peak for stocks, says SocGen analysts

The Tell: Midterm elections could mark peak for stocks, says SocGen analysts
The midterm elections could represent the peak for a U.S. stock market that has so far been resilient to political risks and trade fears. That is according to analysts at Société Générale who see President Donald Trump’s economic plans pausing after the November midterm elections, when the Democrats are likely gain a majority in the House and Senate. Amid concerns... Read More

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices climb as traders eye news tied to China, Iran and Hurricane Florence

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices climb as traders eye news tied to China, Iran and Hurricane Florence
By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Oil futures climbed Friday, with the U.S. benchmark building on its gain for the week as reports said the U.S. still plans to impose more tariffs on China and has ratcheted up pressure on countries to comply with upcoming sanctions on Iranian oil. Traders also continued to watch for any impact on the energy market... Read More

Market Extra: Should stock-market investors ignore ominous-sounding Hindenburg Omen?

Market Extra: Should stock-market investors ignore ominous-sounding Hindenburg Omen?
The Hindenburg Omen is materializing in the stock market, raising hackles among some market participants who closely watch for patterns that may portend ill for a stock market that has been knocking on the door to fresh highs. Named after the German dirigible that notoriously exploded in 1937, the Hindenburg Omen is formulated to predict market crashes, or severe downturns,... Read More