Ira Iosebashvili, Wall Street Journal

Ira Iosebashvili

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Past articles by Ira:

Easing Worries Push Investors Out of Havens, Drive Stocks to New Highs

Investors are pulling back from positions in haven assets like gold, the Japanese yen and dividend-paying stocks, a sign of mounting optimism as recent developments ease long-held worries about trade and global growth. → Read More

Value Stocks Beckon Investors in Aging Bull Market

The September assault on record levels is prompting many stock investors to shift toward value assets, which have trailed in recent years. → Read More

Gold Climbs to Highest Point in More Than Two Weeks

Gold prices rose to their highest level in more than two weeks Tuesday, buoyed by weaker U.S. economic data and news that House Democrats plan to discuss the impeachment of President Trump. → Read More

Dollar Towers Above Rivals, Posing Fresh Threats to Financial Markets

A prolonged dollar rally is pressuring U.S. corporate earnings, hitting commodity prices and threatening to deepen a selloff in emerging markets. → Read More

With Stocks at Fresh Highs, Investors’ Portfolios Look Alike

A rally in stocks has triggered unusual circumstances for some of Wall Street’s biggest investors—they are holding many of the same companies. → Read More

Is President Trump Finally Getting a Weaker Dollar?

President Trump has repeatedly bashed the dollar’s strength in recent years, only for the currency to grind higher. Now, analysts say, the U.S. currency may finally be primed for a decline, albeit a slow and steady one. → Read More

Oil’s Slide Highlights Global-Growth Fears

Oil prices have remained soft this month despite rising geopolitical tensions and threats of supply disruptions, the latest sign that investors fear trade friction will hit global growth and sap demand for crude. → Read More

‘There’s a Fantasy League for That?’ Sumo Wrestling and Fishing Drafts Become Reality

Virtual baseball, football, basketball are so passé. But fans creating fantasy lineups for bird-watching and curling face furrowed brows. ‘You mean, that thing with the brooms?’ → Read More

Gold Gains After Threat of Tariffs on Europe Imports

Gold prices rose, as the Trump administration’s threat to assess new tariffs on European imports sent some investors into haven assets. → Read More

Yield-Hungry Investors Revive ‘Carry Trade’ in Emerging Markets

A cautious shift from the world’s central banks is sending investors hunting for big paydays in emerging-market currencies via carry trades, despite concerns that global growth may continue to slow. → Read More

Stocks Jumped in the First Quarter, But Investors Aren’t in the Clear

The S&P 500 just turned in its strongest first-quarter since the late 1990s, but the Federal Reserve, global economic jitters and a host of other factors are still top-of-mind for nervous investors. → Read More

Sizing Up Stocks’ Big First-Quarter Rally

Investors hoping for stocks’ rally to keep up the first quarter’s pace may be headed for a disappointment. → Read More

Dollar Higher on Haven Buying

The dollar rose against its peers, as investors sought safety amid worries of a global economic slowdown. → Read More

Turkish Lira Falls Against U.S. Dollar

The Turkish lira was on track for its biggest drop against the dollar since last summer on Friday, as global growth worries slammed emerging-market currencies. → Read More

Commodities, Materials Stocks Are Hit Hard on Growth Worries

Materials sensitive to global growth and shares of commodity producers were among the market’s worst performers as the world economy showed more signs of slowing. → Read More

Gold Rises as Global Worries Push Investors to Haven Assets

Gold prices rose, as signs of global economic weakness pushed investors into haven assets. → Read More

Dollar Stays Resilient Despite Fed’s Caution

The dollar dipped after the Fed indicated it was unlikely to raise interest rates this year but later regained ground, defying some analysts’ expectations that low interest rates tend to make the currency less attractive for yield-seeking investors. → Read More

Who Wants to See a Movie About High-Frequency Trading? High-Frequency Traders

‘The Hummingbird Project’ stars Jesse Eisenberg. Real-life traders are sure Hollywood got it wrong, but will be first in line; ‘a movie about us, finally’ → Read More

Gold Moves Up Over Brexit Twists

Gold prices rose Friday, boosted by a weaker dollar and concerns over Britain’s bid to leave the European Union. → Read More

Dollar Gains Against Emerging-Market Currencies

The dollar rose against emerging-market currencies as investors reacted to weaker-than-expected Chinese data. → Read More