Investment

Starboard Value sees big return in this infrastructure play even after activist campaign hits a snag

Jeff Smith, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Starboard Value LP. Chris Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Starboard Value hit an unexpected stumbling block in its activist campaign in AECOM when one of the hedge fund’s members quit the infrastructure company’s board of directors over the summer. Peter Feld quit the AECOM […]

Global Economy

Cramer calls this stock market environment ‘the most speculative’ he’s ever seen

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday that some of the stock gains in the market are “insane,” with investors recently buying certain names from Tesla to Royal Caribbean seemingly without regard for fundamentals or the state of the coronavirus pandemic and holding onto them. “Where are the profit-takers” after these dizzying moves higher? the “Mad Money” […]

Finance

This market play may spell profits chiefly due to vaccine optimism

Allianz Global Investors’ Mona Mahajan won’t rule out market consolidation over the next several weeks. But she’s painting a bullish long-term picture that’s chiefly tied to a key advancement on the coronavirus front. “We’ve had tremendous vaccine news,” the firm’s senior U.S. investment strategist told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Tuesday. Since yesterday’s encouraging vaccine announcement […]