List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2018

ETF Focus: Ignore the ‘blockchain gimmicks’ say the men behind the new blockchain ETFs

ETF Focus: Ignore the ‘blockchain gimmicks’ say the men behind the new blockchain ETFs

Some of the most remarkable moves in the U.S. stock market over the past few months have been in companies announcing an initiative related to blockchain, the decentralized-ledger technology best… Read more »

Key Words: Obama tells Letterman how algorithms undermined political promise of social media

Key Words: Obama tells Letterman how algorithms undermined political promise of social media

Appearing as a guest in the premiere episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,” Barack Obama, the former U.S. president, offered an example from the Arab… Read more »

Wells Fargo's chief risk officer to retire

Wells Fargo's chief risk officer to retire

(Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co said on Wednesday Chief Risk Officer Mike Loughlin will retire, and a successor will be appointed in the next few months. Loughlin, a 36-year… Read more »

Market Extra: 3 things investors need to know about Canada’s rate hike

Market Extra: 3 things investors need to know about Canada’s rate hike

The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, but not without noting that the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement is a major risk to the economic… Read more »

Earnings Watch: Netflix earnings: Did price increases send customers packing?

Earnings Watch: Netflix earnings: Did price increases send customers packing?

Netflix Inc. is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday, and analysts will likely scour the books for any insight into how its most recent price increases… Read more »

Alnylam stock more than tripled last year — and the company says 2018 will be big

Alnylam stock more than tripled last year — and the company says 2018 will be big

In October 2016, things looked bleak for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. As other drugmakers backed away from the gene silencing technique RNAi, Alnylam had continued its efforts in the area. But… Read more »

Now Goldman wants in on cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Now Goldman wants in on cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Goldman Sachs & Co. is aiming to become part of the cryptocurrency trading industry after receiving requests from its clients to facilitate clearing. That’s according to Chief Financial Officer R…. Read more »

Economic Report: Fed’s Beige Book finds muted reaction to Republican tax plan

Economic Report: Fed’s Beige Book finds muted reaction to Republican tax plan

By Senior economics reporter Several districts noted in the Beige Book there was an elevated demand for construction labor. The Fed’s verdict: The Federal Reserve said the pace of growth… Read more »

Apple to invest $350 billion in U.S. economy and create 20,000 jobs

Apple to invest $350 billion in U.S. economy and create 20,000 jobs

Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.70%  announced on Wednesday that it planned to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over five years, through new jobs, a second headquarters, and a series… Read more »

CryptoWatch: Why bitcoin’s ugly rout could get worse before it gets better

CryptoWatch: Why bitcoin’s ugly rout could get worse before it gets better

A brutal, sustained rout in the world’s No. 1 cryptocurrency could accelerate, taking bitcoin to around $8,000 before it attempts to stabilize, market technicians said. “This very much feels like… Read more »

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