Tag: finance

Activity, Trading

The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared.

July 19, 2018

Via: The New York Times

In the world of finance, there is one number that arguably matters more than any other. You can find it in the small print on adjustable-rate mortgages and private student loans, it is the basis for enormous corporate loans, and […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Regulations

Moody’s sees government shutdown as a threat to the US economy, but not its credit rating

January 22, 2018


The U.S. government shutdown that began on Saturday is disruptive to the economy, but poses no immediate threat to its top-notch Aaa rating as long as it makes its debt payments on time, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday. The […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

As Economy Strengthens, Fed Ponders New Approach

January 9, 2018

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the wake of a deep economic crisis and a disappointingly slow recovery, a growing number of experts, including some Federal Reserve officials, say it is time for the Fed to consider a new approach to managing the […]

Activity, Trading

Why Monday is a ‘big day for bulls’—and could suggest gains of nearly 20% in 2018

January 8, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. stock market has been strong in the few trading sessions of 2018, with major indexes rising in each of the four days of the year thus far, and hitting multiple records along the day. The gains have been […]

Activity, Investment banking

Snap shares fall after Cowen downgrades, predicts 30% slide

January 4, 2018


Snap shares fell 3 percent Thursday after a Wall Street investment firm found that ad buyers ranked the company lowest relative to other social media networks. Cowen lowered its rating for the photo messenger’s shares to underperform from market perform, […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Most Americans think Democrats would do a better job handling economy, despite success under Trump

December 20, 2017


A recent poll found that, for the first time since 2013, most Americans think Democrats would do a better job handling the economy. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 35 percent of respondents say the Democratic Party […]

Activity, Channels, Investment banking

State Street unveils Quantextual Idea Lab for investment research

September 22, 2017

Via: Banking Technology

State Street has launched its Quantextual Idea Lab, a hybrid of machine learning and human knowledge, for improved investment research. According to the firm, investment professionals are inundated with research reports from the sell side, the buy side and academia. […]

Activity, Channels, Investment banking

FactSet wins contract with National Bank Investments

September 12, 2017

Via: Finextra

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and industry-leading services, today announced that National Bank Investments Inc. (NBI) selected FactSet’s multi-asset class risk model, workstation, and analytics suite as its investment risk management and manager due diligence […]


Blockchain firms R3 and Ripple locked in legal tussle

September 11, 2017

Via: Banking Technology

The blockchain duo of R3 and Ripple are suing each other over an options contract to purchase Ripple’s digital currency XRP, according to Reuters. In September 2016, the two companies entered an agreement giving R3 the right to purchase up […]

Products, Retail banking

Banks and Credit Unions That Offer Free Checking Accounts

September 11, 2017

Via: GOBankingRates

Whether you’re looking for your first checking account or want to switch to a different one, the number of choices can be overwhelming. Start by looking for a free checking account. Free checking accounts are a great deal — and […]