Finance

A member of exchange staff uses a fixed-line telephone while looking at financial data on computer screens on the trading floor of Bats Europe, the European arm of Bats Global Markets Inc., in London, U.K.. Jason Alden/Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Trading floors in banks have been immortalized in countless Hollywood movies. Chaotic scenes
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Red fire retardant blankets burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, U.S., September 14, 2020. Adrees Latif | Reuters The U.S. is about halfway through the 2020 wildfire season, but historic blazes in California, Oregon and Washington have already decimated millions of acres, destroyed entire communities and caused
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A store displays a sign before closing down permanently in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images States are poised to raise taxes on businesses starting next year and cut jobless benefits for workers as the coronavirus-fueled downturn continues to stress unemployment systems around the country. Industries like bars and restaurants that were hit hardest
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Money manager Kevin Nicholson expects the stock market to stabilize and rise in early 2021. But the co-chief investment officer of global fixed income at RiverFront Investment Group warns it’ll come at a cost to the jobs market. “Companies are going to right-size their business,’ Nicholson told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday. “This is going
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Snowflake IPO begins trading at the NYSE on Sept. 16th, 2020. Source: NYSE One of the biggest problems with the traditional IPO process (and there are several) is that it’s impossible to say whether a deal is a success or a failure.  Snowflake, the cloud-based data management company that’s 2020’s biggest IPO, jumped 112 percent
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Institutional Investor Hall of Famer Richard Bernstein predicts more momentum in stocks closely tied to the economy. He expects more enthusiasm surrounding the state of the recovery will drive more investors away from richly valued mega cap growth names, which include big tech high flyers.  “If you’re buying them today at these types of valuations,
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U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading as investors readied for comments from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.  Dow futures rose 12 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also set to open flat, with gains of 0.02% and 0.07%, respectively. Better-than-expected earnings from FedEx and Adobe after the bell boosted sentiment. FedEx
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BTIG’s Julian Emanuel warns another deep market pullback is coming despite Monday’s comeback. The firm’s chief equity and derivatives strategist sees evidence in trading activity that retail investors are still over-exposed to the market’s high flyers. “Rather than fear being priced in the options market, there’s fear of missing out. The price of out of
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Larry Ellison, co-founder and executive chairman of Oracle Corp., speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2018. Bloomberg Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Immunomedics — Immunomedics stock more than doubled on news that Gilead Sciences would buy the cancer drugmaker for $21 billion. The transaction is expected
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk participates in a postlaunch news conference inside the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020, following the launch of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. NASA/Kim Shiflett JPMorgan Chase thinks it’s found the next hot market for investors:  Taking stakes
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Roberto Machado Noa Check out the companies making headlines midday Friday: Peloton — The exercise equipment maker’s stock jumped 2.5% after the company handily beat earnings expectations for the fourth quarter. The company earned 27 cents per share, compared with the 10 cents expected by analysts polled by Refinitiv. Sales surged 172% during the quarter
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Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Michael Corbat speaks at a European Financial Forum event in Dublin, Ireland February 13, 2019. Clodagh Kilcoyne | Reuters When Citigroup president Jamie Forese announced he was stepping down in April 2019, it set off a chain of events that culminated Thursday when the firm announced it will appoint Jane
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday praised the appointment of Jane Fraser as the next chief executive office of Citigroup, making her the first woman to lead a U.S. megabank.  “The glass ceiling in banking maybe is finally cracking,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” Citi is the third-largest U.S. bank by assets.  Fraser is set to
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