Capitol Report: FBI chief reportedly threatened to quit amid Trump pressure | Senate Democrats’ shutdown vote angers liberals

Getty Images FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly threatened to quit amid pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump. Axios reports Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, at the public urging of President Donald Trump, has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — but Wray threatened to … Read more

ETF Focus: New products let bulls and bears make turbocharged bets on tech

Investors who want to continue playing one of 2017’s hottest trades can now do so in turbocharged fashion. A pair of exchange-traded notes will debut on Tuesday that offer triple-leveraged exposure to large-capitalization technology and internet names, a group that drove a hefty percentage of the overall market’s gain in 2017, albeit with heavy volatility. … Read more

Bond Report: Treasury yields pull back slightly as investors focus on economy

U.S. Treasurys saw some cautious buying on Tuesday, pushing yields lower, a day after President Donald Trump signed legislation to temporarily end a multiday, partial shutdown of the government. Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, as expected, as Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda attempted to tamp down speculation that the central bank may … Read more

Market Extra: Investors quit playing defense as stock market sets string of records

The going has been good in the U.S. stock market, and investors, perhaps to their eventual regret, don’t seem to expect that to end soon. Amid repeated records for the major indexes, historically low volatility, and an unprecedented length of time since the S&P 500 SPX, +0.81%  has dipped even 5%—the kind of mild decline … Read more