NewsWatch: Veteran strategist eyes health care and financials in anticipation of ‘choppy and frustrating’ markets

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Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Chicago fund manager Nuveen, says markets are priced for good news. But he also doesn’t expect a recession. See full story.

Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk

Mastercard is working with transport firms to develop a new gait technology system. CCTV cameras would identify passengers approaching transport barriers and match them with an account that is in credit or linked to a valid payment card. See full story.

He shorted Tesla for his clients last month — obviously, it didn’t go very well

Betting against Tesla has paid off handsomely in the past. Not in January. Just ask GMT Capital’s Tom Claugus about that. See full story.

Here’s how one ‘black swan’ investor is protecting his $5 billion fund against a market crash that ‘won’t be pretty’

Mark Spitznagel of Universa Investments is getting ready for the next big drop, but he says he’s fine if it never comes. See full story.

AstraZeneca profit misses forecasts and warns outlook hinges on COVID-19

The FTSE 100-listed drug maker reported that core operating profit slid 29% to $1.55 billion. See full story.

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‘My siblings and I got him a used car. He drove it off the lot, went for a joyride, and wasn’t heard from for three days.’ See full story.

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