Asset Managers Highlights
Stocks rise again. They've regained about half their recent losses   
(Friday - February 16, 2018)
Source: LA Times - Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a row. Major U.S. stock indexes have now recovered about half of what they lost during the market's dramatic plunge this month
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SEC rejects sale of Chicago Stock Exchange   
(Friday - February 16, 2018)
Source: MarketWatch - The Securities and Exchanges Commission rejected the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to a group that includes Chinese investors, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.
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Amazon dethrones Microsoft to become the world’s third most valuable company   
(Thursday - February 15, 2018)
Source: Seattle Times - Amazon stock climbed 2.6 percent Wednesday, giving the company a market value of $702.5 billion and topping Microsoft’s market cap for the first time. The online retailer now trails only Apple and Google’s parent, Alphabet, as...
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10-year Treasury yield tops 2.90% as inflation data stokes rate-hike concerns   
(Thursday - February 15, 2018)
Source: MarketWatch - Treasury prices slumped, pushing up yields, on Wednesday after a stronger-than-expected reading on consumer inflation underlined investor fears that the Federal Reserve could move more aggressively than expected to tighten...
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Airbus profit climbs on record plane deliveries   
(Thursday - February 15, 2018)
Source: MarketWatch - TOULOUSE--European plane maker Airbus SE Thursday signaled it was starting to reap the benefits of higher plane production, reporting guidance-beating free cash flow on the back of record plane deliveries and joining rival Boeing...
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Lloyd Blankfein: Odds of a 'bad outcome' for economy have gone up   
(Thursday - February 15, 2018)
Source: CNN - Lloyd Blankfein is worried that a spending spree by the Trump administration could overheat the American economy.
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Berkshire Hathaway doubles down on Apple stock and dumps IBM   
(Thursday - February 15, 2018)
Source: CNBC - Warren Buffett's conglomerate has increased its stake in Apple — and gotten rid of almost its entire IBM stake — a big move for a legendary investor who rarely bets on tech.
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Uber lost $4.5 billion in 2017, but its revenue jumped   
(Thursday - February 15, 2018)
Source: LA Times - Ride-hailing giant Uber's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017 as the company endured a tumultuous year that included multiple scandals, a lawsuit alleging the theft of trade secrets and the replacement of its chief...
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Exclusive: What Under Armour's Founder and Pepsi's Top Exec Just Told Me   
(Wednesday - February 14, 2018)
Source: The Street - In this case, I return with some hot tips from my calls with Under Armour (UAA) founder Kevin Plank and PepsiCo (PEP) Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston immediately after earnings today. It's rapid-fire time, baby.
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Socially responsible investing (SRI)   
(Wednesday - February 14, 2018)
Source: Financial News Network - Max Cappetta, CEO, Redpoint Investment Management, discusses socially responsible investing (SRI) with Ross Kent, Global Head of Institutional Distribution, NAB Asset Management.
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