Merrill Lynch Bans Bitcoin Trading

Wealth management firm Merrill Lynch has blocked all of its clients and financial advisers who manage money for clients from trading Bitcoin over fears of instability relating to the cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported. The ban will keep the firm’s nearly 17,000 financial advisers from suggesting Bitcoin-related investments and advises against client requests to invest… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley Leads in First-Quarter M&A Deals as Bankers Remain Optimistic on Trump Deregulation Plan

Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Citigroup Round Out Top Four NEW YORK, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Morgan Stanley led the way in mergers and acquisitions during 2017’s first quarter, while total deals announced increased a slight 4.3% from 2016’s fourth quarter, according to The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet, Inc., (NASDAQ: TST). U.S. transactions… Please follow and like us:

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Bank Earnings In Focus: An Empirical Look At S&P 500 Banks

Large banks, including JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Bank of America, have reported first quarter results, and earnings and loan growth continues to be strong. However, share prices have pulled back, and investors may wonder which, if any, bank stocks still present value. S&P Global Market Intelligence’s recent paper, Banking on Alpha: Uncovering Investment Signals Using… Please follow and like us:

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Financials were in focus while Trump said he would prefer weaker dollar and low interest rates

Financials were in focus while Trump said he would prefer weaker dollar and low interest rates BUZ INVESTORS Financials were in focus Stocks fell Thursday to close at session lows, cementing a three-day losing streak and a decline for the holiday-shortened week as investors dealt with the start of earnings season and intensifying geopolitical jitters. Both… Please follow and like us:

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Economic Growth – Good To Gooder To Goodest?

Last summer something started out rather small, that has been slowly gaining momentum ever since – the return of economic growth. If you can ignore the media, day-to-day focused news reporting, and look into the less exciting economic data in the background, we are seeing broad based improving momentum. This has only briefly occurred during the… Please follow and like us:

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China Begins Opening Up $9 Trillion Bond Market

China, the world’s third-largest bond market accounting for $9 trillion in debt instruments, has started the process of opening up to foreign investors. Two major investment banks, including Citigroup, have announced plans to join the fray and several others are expectantly watching the unfolding situation. It’s not a sudden desire to liberalize, but pressure from shrinking… Please follow and like us:

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Oil and Gas Stocks Under Review — Chesapeake Energy, Southwestern Energy, Marathon Oil, and Oasis Petroleum

NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This morning, Stock-Callers.com takes notes of four Independent Oil and Gas stocks to see how current oil prices have influenced their recent performances. Under assessment are: Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK), Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN), Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO), and Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS). On Thursday,… Please follow and like us:

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4 Wall Street Bonus Charts That May Make You Scream

Every year, the New York Comptroller releases a big number representing the combined value of the bonuses Wall Street banks have doled out to their employees. The state government keeps track of these payouts because a really big number boosts their local tax base. And this year’s number, released on March 15, is indeed gigantic: $23.9… Please follow and like us:

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The Bull Market Just Turned Eight; Apple has surged more than 1,080 percent

Eight years ago this week, President Barack Obama gave investors a surprisingly hot trading tip. In office less than two months, he commented that we were at “the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective.” Obama couldn’t have known then how accurate his call was. The market found… Please follow and like us:

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