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Retail investors have doubled their trading activity during the pandemic, thanks partly to $0 commissions. But there are more things occurring to encourage retail trading, including stay-at-home orders and market volatility. Add it all up and you get electronic brokers reporting trading volumes that are up 100% year over year. In the first quarter alone,
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The New York Stock Exchange trading floor, closed since March 23, is partially reopening on Tuesday. “I’m ready,” floor trader Jonathan Corpina of Meridian Equity Partners  said. “We have been waiting a long time, we are prepared. Our customers are ready.” Corpina acknowledged some trepidation about returning, a feeling, he said, of “walking into the
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Here’s the good news on earnings: Despite much hand-wringing around tariffs and the global economic outlook, overall earnings for the S&P 500 in 2019 remain “flattish,” meaning they are likely to be little changed from 2018’s record pace. The bad news: Investors remain on edge because confidence in the estimates are not high. “The wild
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters A trade organization that oversees the dissemination of trades at the NYSE said Monday’s trading glitch was due to a “network component failure” at the the exchange’s data center in Mahwah, New Jersey. The Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) said the
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Norma Butterfield, mother of Slack Technologies CEO Stewart Butterfield, rings a ceremonial bell along with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) President Stacey Cunningham during the Slack direct listing in New York, U.S. June 20, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Casey Stengel once said, “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” If you’re looking to prove
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The No. 1 registered investment advisor in America is annoyed about the state of investment advice in this country. “There is an amazing amount of silly beliefs and bad investment advice floating around,” Ric Edelman, founder and chairman of Edelman Financial Engines, told me during an interview at the New York Stock Exchange. Ric was
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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Citigroup kicks off earnings season on Monday. Traders enter with a singular focus on company guidance. Bears believe second-half guidance will be cautious and lower than expected
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