Alexandra Scaggs, Barron's

Alexandra Scaggs


New York, United States

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Recent articles by Alexandra:

Treasuries Lose Some Haven Luster. Here Are Some Alternatives for Safety.

Keep duration low, bond pros say, as the Fed’s rate policies will cap upside potential over the long term. Munis or global debt might be good alternatives for fixed income. → Read More

Wells Fargo Has Been Slow to Overhaul Governance, Moody’s Says

The ratings firm downgrades its outlook on the bank’s credit to negative. → Read More

Intelsat Is Still in Bankruptcy Court. It Wants to Buy Another Company Anyway.

This week, Intelsat filed a request to buy a company with money borrowed from its bankruptcy lenders. → Read More

Municipal-Bond Market Faces Test From This Week’s Flurry of Bond Sales

The supply of new bonds is about to climb, just as a flood of cash from maturing bonds starts to subside. → Read More

Boeing Just Got a Warning About a Credit Downgrade. Its Bonds Are Already Trading Like Junk.

The aircraft company is now rated at BBB-, the lowest tier in investment grade. → Read More

Junk Bonds Just Had Their Best Month Since 2011. Why That Could Be a Bad Sign.

But the gains come as more companies miss their debt payments. → Read More

Treasury Yields Are Close to Record Lows Because the Economic Recovery Looks Weak

GDP fell the most on record, and data on claims for unemployment benefits increased for a second week. → Read More

The Dow Fell Because There Was Too Much Working Against Stocks

Stocks declined on Tuesday, with growth-sensitive sectors leading the major indexes lower. → Read More

The Fed Is Extending the Application Window for Seven of Its Programs

The lending facilities had been due to close on Sept. 30. → Read More

Former Fed Chairs Bernanke and Yellen Call for More Fiscal Stimulus. Here’s What That Would Look Like.

Additional fiscal stimulus should include more public health spending and an extension of expanded unemployment benefits, they said. → Read More

More Companies Than Ever Are Close to Defaulting. Market Performance Has Been Strong Anyway.

The number of companies on Moody’s potentially troubled list rises to 414. → Read More

Brooks Brothers Files for Bankruptcy as It Seeks a Sale

The clothing chain is the latest retailer to file for Chapter 11 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Bidders for Lucky Brands’ Assets Include One of the Retailer’s Landlords

Simon Property Group shows interest in investing in tenants’ operations amid the pandemic. → Read More

PG&E Stock Is Climbing to Start Its First Day Out of Bankruptcy

Pacific Gas and Electric shares were on track to open higher. → Read More

Macy’s Stock Is Falling After Meeting Earnings Expectations. Here’s Why.

The retailer said its profitability might not return to pre-pandemic levels until late 2021 or even 2022. → Read More

After Chesapeake’s Bankruptcy, These Oil-and-Gas Companies Could be in Danger

A list of 10 distressed and not-quite-distressed oil-and-gas companies. → Read More

The Fed Is Buying More Auto Makers’ Bonds Than Wall Street Expected

The purchases suggest that the central bank’s geographical requirements may not be as strict as some thought. → Read More

Macy’s Steps Up Cost-Cutting With Plans to Lay Off 3,900

The retailer has been slowly reopening locations since May 4, after closing all of its stores for seven weeks. → Read More

Stock Futures Open Lower After a Violent Weekend

Investors have focused on an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Will the protests be a distraction? → Read More

Why This Small, Elite Cruise Operator Could Weather the Coronavirus Storm

Lindblad Expeditions has a loyal and relatively wealthy customer base. And with smaller ships, it faces lighter logistical challenges than its bigger cruise line rivals. → Read More