Tag: economy

Activity, Trading

Rocket Shares Up as Quicken Loans Parent Starts Trading

August 6, 2020

Via: TheStreet

Shares of Rocket Cos, parent of Quicken Loans, rose after their initial public offering, a smaller-than-expected issuance reflecting investors’ hesitance amid cloudy economic forecasts. The Detroit company late Wednesday priced 100 million shares at $18 each. At last check the […]

Activity, Trading

How options trading has evolved for the masses

August 5, 2020

Via: Finextra

Over the last few years, the practice of options trading has grown substantially. This growth has coincided with a series of unpredictable political and social events, which have caused high levels of volatility across currency and commodities markets. Brexit, the […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Powell Says U.S. Must Get Virus Under Control Before Economy Restarts

March 26, 2020

Via: The New York Times

Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, said during a rare television interview on Thursday that the United States “may well” be in a recession already, but that it should get the coronavirus under control before getting back to work. […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy

March 16, 2020

Via: The New York Times

Though the Federal Reserve moved over the weekend to slash rates and buy treasuries, markets around the world fell on Monday anyway. The coronavirus threatens to set off financial contagion in a world economy with very different vulnerabilities than on […]

Activity, Corporate Banking, Insurance

Only 2% of the Equifax data breach victims have signed up for free credit monitoring so far

November 1, 2019

Via: Market Watch financial

Months after class-action attorneys and regulators unveiled a $700 million dollar settlement with Equifax for a massive data breach affecting 147 million people, new court papers say approximately 3 million consumers have chosen the deal’s free credit monitoring services. The […]

Activity, Investment Banking, Trading

Market Extra: Can the stock market march higher without the promise of more Fed cuts?

October 30, 2019

Via: Market Watch financial

Large-capitalization U.S. stocks have hit a new high this week, and significant credit for this feat can be given to the Federal Reserve. Since the Fed instituted its first interest rate cut at the end of July, the S&P 500 […]

Activity, Investment Banking

China trade fight seen dragging on through 2020 in threat to economy, Trump reelection

August 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch financial

The White House’s escalating trade fight with China is increasingly likely to drag on through the 2020 election, handicapping the U.S. economy and potentially endangering President Trump’s re-election. Strategists and economists say the U.S. and China appear further away than […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Trump is risking his reelection with the trade war, says Strategas analyst Clifton

August 6, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

President Donald Trump’s trade war is slamming the stock market and risks damaging the global economy, as well as his own reelection chances, according to Strategas head of policy research Daniel Clifton. “Trump is trading away his reelection,” said Clifton. […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

China’s exit from US agriculture is a devastating blow to an already struggling sector

August 6, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

Agriculture has been a weapon of choice in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. With China officially pulling out of buying U.S. agricultural products, American farmers are losing one of their biggest customers. It could be […]


Are You Falling for Banking Industry Myths?

August 5, 2019

Via: Finextra headlines

The banking industry is changing by the day. What once were definitive “table stakes” for the essential software needed to run a full-service bank are now blurring due to rapidly evolving market dynamics. In this environment it can become difficult […]