Trump said he doesn't see a recession after the bond market spooked investors and the Dow suffered its worst day of the year last week.Marketsread more
The U.K. prime minister prepares to meet his German and French counterparts this week.Europe Politicsread more
Amazon is raising seller fees for thousands of small and medium-sized businesses in France because of a new digital tax passed by the French government.Technologyread more
U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open on Monday morning as the White House sought to calm investors over growing concerns about the U.S. economy.US Marketsread more
Ahead of the deadline, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that Huawei was a national security threat.Technologyread more
Bianco Research's James Bianco suggests Wall Street is desperately looking for a signal that a 50 basis point cut is coming next month.Trading Nationread more
Baidu is gearing up to release its second-quarter earnings on Monday with the market expecting a sharp decline in profit.Technologyread more
Americans now say they approve of free trade by 64%-27%, a margin of better than two to one. That's up from 57%-37% early in Trump's presidency, and 51%-41% near the end of...Politicsread more
Stocks in Asia rose on Monday as U.S. Treasury yields bounced higher after plunging last week.Asia Marketsread more
The problem with tanking equities lies elsewhere, writes Michael Ivanovitch, because traders see no end to America's unfolding trade disputes with Europe and China.World Economyread more
Beijing wants to use reforms to support a slowing economy.China Marketsread more
Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners a 7.2 percent stake in ConAgra Foods on Thursday and planned to nominate directors to the food-maker's board, the latest of many moves this year by activists, who have more money under management and bigger ambitions than ever before.
Assets under management by hedge funds with an activist bent jumped $30 billion to a record $120 billion last year, according to S&P Capital IQ.
Already this year, 90 proxy fights—shareholder votes for actions such as board seats and new corporate governance plans—have been taken up or are scheduled to be heard against U.S. companies at their annual meetings this year, already equal to the amount of disputes in all of 2014 and 2013, according to FactSet.
So how can regular investors capitalize on the activist boom?