Month: November 2019

Morgan Stanley headquarters in Times Square, New York. Source: Morgan Stanley At least four traders at New York-based Morgan Stanley have been fired or placed on leave after reportedly concealing a loss of between $100 million and $140 million, a new report from Bloomberg News said. The traders in question allegedly mismarked, or purposely mis-priced, some
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As it pierces through its previous high-water mark set in April, Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) stock seems to be demonstrating the resilience of some (though certainly not all) brick-and-mortar retailers in the face of the disruptive Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) threat. Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com With this encouraging price action comes a caveat, though, as recent store closings
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While the equity market bulls continue to enjoy a rout of new highs, those in the metals complex are likely feeling left out. Gold (GLD) has sunk 7% from its August highs near $1,560/oz, and silver (SLV) has fared much worse, with a 15% drawdown from those highs. This has likely been a grueling experience
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U.S. equities are pushing to new record highs this week thanks to more indications that a Phase One trade deal between the United States and China is forthcoming. A number of big M&A deals have bolstered sentiment as well, including a $26 billion deal by Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) to buy TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) and a
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The Charging Bull near Wall Street is pictured in New York. Carlo Allegri | Reuters The stock market has been hitting record high levels day after day, but that doesn’t mean corporate CEOs are bullish about next year, according to J.P. Morgan Chase regional investment banking head John Richert. Instead, CEOs are worried about delivering
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Deere (DE) – The heavy equipment maker reported quarterly earnings of $2.14 per share, a penny a share above estimates. Revenue also topped forecasts, however Deere said its results continue to be affected by lingering trade tensions and ongoing uncertainties in the agriculture sector. Boeing (BA)
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Despite all of its growth, PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) has a slight problem. It used to have the digital wallet and online payment market all to itself. But these days, PYPL is facing some pretty big competition from a variety of start-ups and even traditional banks. Getting its mojo back and fighting off that competition are its
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