Global hedge funds post April gains but still negative for the year: data

BOSTON (Reuters) – Global hedge funds posted their biggest monthly gain in more than a decade in April when stocks rocketed higher with the help of government rescue packages designed to fuel growth stalled by the coronavirus outbreak, according to new data on Thursday. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index Continue Reading

Activist hedge funds stepped up calls for asset sales and spin-offs in 2019: data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hedge funds that push for change at corporations stepped up their demands for asset spin-offs and sales last year, making them part of nearly half of all activist investor campaigns waged in 2019, according to data released on Wednesday. “A record 99 campaigns with an M&A-related Continue Reading

Oil soars after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Oil surged to four-month highs on Monday after weekend attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked supply fears, while shares in Asia extended losses as bleak economic data from China sapped investors’ risk appetite. FILE PHOTO – Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside Continue Reading

S&P, Dow rise as U.S. retail sales data counters recession fears

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow gained ground in a late rally on Thursday as upbeat retail sales data offset recessionary fears and simmering U.S.-China trade tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 99.9 points, or 0.39%, to 25,579.32, the S&P 500 gained 7.02 points, or 0.25%, to Continue Reading

Swiss supreme court gives green light to UBS client data transfer to France

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Switzerland’s supreme court on Friday voted in favor of handing over historical data on over 40,000 UBS clients to French authorities in a landmark ruling. Three of the five judges voted in favor of overthrowing the lower court’s ruling that had stopped the data transfer. The Continue Reading

Oil prices edge higher on Chinese economic data

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose slightly on Monday as Chinese industrial output and retail data topped expectations but gains were capped by overall figures showing the country’s slowest quarterly economic growth in decades. A horizontal drilling rig on a lease owned by Parsley Energy operates at sunrise in the Continue Reading

Qualtrics and Adobe add new integration for improved data and customer experiences

Experience management (XM) software firm Qualtrics announced new XM integration capabilities with Adobe’s Experience Platform Launch Thursday. “Qualtrics makes it easy for organizations to not only gather customer feedback, but to predict the actions that their customers will take,” said Cody Crnkovich, head of platform partners and strategy at Adobe Continue Reading

Google Ads store visits, store sales reporting data partially corrected

Another update in the Google Ads reporting bug saga that started on May 2. There’s progress on the store visits and store sales data inaccuracies. The latest update. Store sales and store visits data has been fixed for April 28 and 29, as well as May 3 onward. “We are Continue Reading

Google Search adds support for FAQ and How-to structured data

At Google I/O just now, Google announced support for new structured data for FAQ and How-to markup. Yes, Google announced FAQ and How-to markup at the 2018 Google I/O event a year ago, but now Google has launched new structured markup to bring these rich search results to life. How-to Continue Reading

Five ways SEOs can utilize data with insights, automation, and personalization Search Engine Watch

Constantly evolving search results driven by Google’s increasing implementation of AI are challenging SEOs to keep pace. Search is more dynamic, competitive, and faster than ever before. Where SEOs used to focus almost exclusively on what Google and other search engines were looking for in their site structure, links, and Continue Reading