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1:30 a.m. March 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Emerging-Market Tech Stocks Are Sliding. Proceed With Caution. Emerging-market tech names have fallen but they've also risen twice as fast as their U.S. counterparts over the past year.
10:12 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
SEC Examining Robinhood's Trading Halts, Options Practices The inquiry comes as the trading app is said to be preparing to go public.
1:51 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
No-commission trading means 'you're the product,' lawmaker says in Robinhood-GameStop hearingThe major players in the GameStock saga faced tough questions from members of the House Financial Services Committee Thursday, as the rapid rise and collapse of the video-game retailer stock has shined a spotlight on some of the more obscure, and some would argue troubling, aspects of market structure in the U.S.
7:15 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Bill Gates explains why he's optimistic about preventing catastrophic climate change, even as he warns we have 'no time to waste'The transition to clean energy will have to be driven by both governments and the private sector working together—just as the personal computer revolution was, says Bill Gates.
6:23 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Morningstar's Bond-Ratings Business Is Under Fire From Regulators The SEC says Morningstar inflated ratings on some mortgage securities. The stock is reacting as if it's business as usual.
12:54 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Regulator objects to $9.2 billion sale of eBay arm in the latest move to protect online competitionThe U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority has objected to the sale of a division of eBay to Adevinta, a dominant web classified-ads group.
11:01 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
This city just overtook London as Europe's new top stock-trading venueAmsterdam is displacing London as the exchange of choice to trade European shares and derivatives, in one of the first major financial consequences of the U.K. leaving Europe’s single market.
1:58 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
How NYSE, Nasdaq's battle with SEC over market data could affect retail investors Stock exchanges are stepping up their fight against the Securities and Exchange Commission and its attempt to reform rules about what kinds of market data it must provide to the public and at what prices, and the outcome could have an outsized impact on the trajectory of federal securities regulation in the years and decades ahead, experts say.
3:33 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Robinhood-GameStop saga could put spotlight on DC, Wall Street revolving doorAs the financial services industry prepares for congressional scrutiny following the public outcry related to online broker Robinhood's decision to restrict trading of GameStop Inc. and other stocks, the perception of a cozy relationship between financial regulators and the industry could once again come to the fore.
5:56 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
The SEC could cripple Robinhood's business model by enforcing existing rules, experts sayOnline brokerage Robinhood has drawn bipartisan ire in Washington after it unexpectedly restricted purchases of share GameStop, Inc. and other hot stocks, and this attention could motivate regulators to curtail its most profitable line of business, experts tell MarketWatch.
10:09 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
How Financial Advisors Can Help Families Navigate Alzheimer’s Advisors are often the first to detect dementia—but at that point, there’s less to be done. The big precautions come years earlier, when considering long-term care insurance and other strategies. Here’s what to know.
1:15 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Yellen meets with regulators over GameStop volatility, vows to protect investorsTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen convened a meeting with the nation's top regulators Thursday, who are continuing to review whether recent volatility in popular "meme stocks," and brokers response to it, "are consistent with investor protection and fair and efficient markets," according to a Treasury Department statement.
7:46 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
GameStop booster on Reddit is under regulatory scrutiny Keith Gill, a Massachusetts investor who found fame and riches by promoting GameStop Inc. stock, has drawn the attention of the state's top financial regulator.
5:59 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Lawsuits see conspiracy in Robinhood's GameStop moves, but experts doubt narrativeThe commission-free online brokerage Robinhood faces several new class-action lawsuits brought by customers across the U.S. this week, alleging the company prevented them from buying shares of GameStop Inc. GME and other hot socks for nefarious reasons.
10:11 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Lawmakers demand action on GameStop saga, Robinhood banLawmakers and market observers are increasingly calling for congressional inquiries and regulatory actions against those responsible for growing bubbles in individual securities including GameStop Corp. GME and brokers that have halted purchases of such stocks, which have posted sharp declines Thursday.
12:35 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Under President Biden, expect more aggressive oversight of the student-loan industryThe Biden administration will enlist the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to tackle student-debt problems.
10:14 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Here's another sign that markets have gone nuts and everyone is chasing everythingThe explosion of margin debt is another sign of markets out of control, says one blogger.
12:35 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Bitcoin and its 'funny business' should be regulated globally, says European Central Bank chiefThe head of the ECB called for the global regulation of bitcoin on Wednesday, saying that multilateral action was needed to stop “funny business” and money laundering.
10:29 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
'Prepare to lose all your money' — regulator's blunt warning on bitcoin and other cryptocurrenciesThe U.K.'s financial regulator on Monday issued a very blunt warning about the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
11:36 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Wall Street pioneer says for first time clients are net short stocks on his platformThomas Peterffy's clients are net short the market. In other words, they are holding positions that collective imply that investors are wagering that stock values will fall eventually.
10:52 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is Approved in the U.K. The decision paves the way for widespread vaccinations with a shot that is cheaper and easier to transport and store.
5:07 a.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
My 84-year-old mother forgot to pay her taxes and has some questionable credit-card charges; should I be worried?How to protect a loved one's finances before there are memory issues.
7:32 a.m. Dec. 19, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Congressional Democrats call for stricter oversight of free online trading after Robinhood settlementCongressional Democrats called on regulators to enact stricter oversight of commission-free trading apps in interviews with MarketWatch, in the wake of online brokerage Robinhood's $65 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for misleading customers about how it makes money from customer's trades.
3:29 a.m. Dec. 17, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
What a Biden FCC means for social-media and internet regulationThe Federal Communications Commission is one of the most powerful arms of the federal regulatory apparatus, with vast powers to regulate some of the largest corporations in America, and with a gridlocked Congress likely preventing President-elect Joe Biden from advancing his economic agenda through legislation, it could become an epicenter of policymaking during the next four years.
12:19 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
The fund-management industry wants better ESG disclosure -- here's what it says Biden should doNew head of the ICI unveils a new position for the industry trade group on climate change and other environmental, social, and corporate governance factors.
11:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
U.K. Funeral Group Dignity Faces a Challenging Outlook Shares of Dignity, Britain's only publicly listed funeral director, could get hit by rising costs, lockdown restrictions, and price pressure.
3:09 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
Under Biden, CFPB will play a role in any student-debt cancelation --- and help tackle student-loan servicersExperts expect more aggressive oversight of the student-loan industry come January.
6:34 a.m. Nov. 28, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Trump administration may privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — and it could disrupt the nation’s housing-finance systemFannie and Freddie’s regulator is reportedly considering an attempt to end government control over the mortgage giants before Joe Biden enters the White House.
2:10 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Biden has the power to make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau more aggressive --- he has President Trump to thankAnalysts expect the CFPB under Biden to follow the model pursued under former President Obama and former CFPB head Richard Cordray in terms of calling out predatory practices and assessing hefty penalties.
2:29 p.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Judge rejects lawsuit challenging California home pot delivery In what could be a temporary victory for California's legal cannabis industry, a judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a state rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial marijuana sales.
12:34 p.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Abby Schultz
How a Biden Administration Will Boost ESG and Impact InvestingExperts are expecting several changes, including improvements to the CRA and prioritizing of social businesses
7:48 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Visa's $5 billion bid for fintech darling Plaid sparks lawsuit by Justice DepartmentThe Department of Justice filed suit Thursday to block Visa Inc.'s planned $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc., a move that could signal a tougher road ahead for the payments giant as it tries to expand into new-school avenues of fintech.
3:53 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Markets are driving shift to green energy away from oil and gas dependence regardless of election winner — the difference is how fastThe U.S. will transition to a clean-energy mix regardless of who wins the White House. But the pace of that change, and with it, the toll on the environment, could look dramatically different depending on the election outcome.
6:37 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
German regulator criticized over WirecardEurope’s top markets watchdog said it found a series of problems with Germany’s regulatory oversight and handling of Wirecard, the fintech darling that collapsed amid allegations of fraud.
8:11 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Financial Watchdog Is Under Fire Amid Pandemic The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is rolling back regulations just as Covid-19 pushes Americans to the brink, critics say.
11:03 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Goldman's current, past executive officers to pay nearly $100 million for the 1MDB scandal, despite no knowledgeGoldman Sachs Group Inc. disclosed Thursday that it will pay a total of $5.1 billion as part of settlement agreements with government regulators for its part in the 1MDB scandal.
8:12 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Can Trump write off $70K in haircuts? IRS allows tax deductions for highly unusual expenses — including fertility treatment, vasectomies and rehab The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation’The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation.’
10:18 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Here’s how Julius Baer is helping its clients grow their wealth during the crisis Heavy trading by ultra rich clients helped Julius Baer to record profits in the first half of the year.
2:12 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Michael Brush
How to get your stock trades through when Robinhood, Vanguard and other brokerages go down, as they did this week Use apps and spread your money across more than one platformUse apps and spread your money across more than one platform, says Michael Brush.
12:08 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Robinhood Faces a New Probe That Could Be Costly, Report Says The SEC is said to be looking at whether it properly disclosed its practice of making money by selling client orders to trading firms.
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