Asset Managers Highlights
The stock market hasn’t started a year this strongly since 1987 — uh-oh!   
(Friday - January 18, 2019)
Source: MarketWatch - Small-cap stocks, as gauged by the Russell 2000 index RUT, +0.86% , are off to their best start to any year in the past 32 years, boasting a gain of 8.8% over the past 12 trading sessions, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
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Jamie Dimon gets a raise to $31 million after JPMorgan's record year   
(Friday - January 18, 2019)
Source: CNN Business - The company's board of directors approved a $31 million pay package for 2018 that includes cash and stock awards, according to a public filing. That's 5% more than the banker received last year.
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American Express misses estimates on slowing customer spending; shares drop   
(Friday - January 18, 2019)
Source: Reuters - American Express Co (AXP.N) missed Wall Street’s fourth-quarter profit estimates on Thursday, as the rate of customer spending slowed despite a strong U.S. holiday sales season.
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Goldman Sachs: Top 1 Percent Own Half of Stocks in US    
(Friday - January 18, 2019)
Source: News Max Finance - The richest 1 percent of households own half of all the stocks in the United States, a Goldman Sachs executive claimed.
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Stock Market News: Dow Jones Led By Goldman Sachs, But Growth Stocks Lag   
(Thursday - January 17, 2019)
Source: IBD - Financial stocks did the heavy lifting in the stock market Wednesday, helping lift the Dow Jones to a gain of 0.6% in afternoon trading. In stock market news today, earnings reports from Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of America (BAC)...
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Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal   
(Thursday - January 17, 2019)
Source: BBC - Goldman Sachs new boss has apologised to Malaysia for the role an ex-partner played in the corruption scandal at one of the country's wealth funds.
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World Health Organization: Anti-vaccine campaigns a top ten threat to global health in 2019   
(Thursday - January 17, 2019)
Source: The Blaze - The World Health Organization rolled out its top ten threats to global health in 2019, and vaccine hesitancy made the list. WHO pointed to a re-emergence of common vaccine-preventable diseases, some of which were nearly...
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Head of world’s largest asset manager says stock market has hit a bottom — but this would make it surge   
(Thursday - January 17, 2019)
Source: Market Watch - Larry Fink, chief executive of world’s largest asset management firm, BlackRock Inc., says that the stock market has probably put in a bottom but that for sentiment to take off, the U.S.’s spat with China on trade needs to get...
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Sears chairman prevails in bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid: sources   
(Wednesday - January 16, 2019)
Source: Reuters - NEW YORK - Sears Holdings Corp (SHLDQ.PK) Chairman Eddie Lampert prevailed in a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of roughly $5.2 billion, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to...
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SEC brings charges in connection with hack of its financial system   
(Wednesday - January 16, 2019)
Source: Engaget - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it is bringing charges against a Ukranian hacker for breaking into the agency's corporate filing system to access nonpublic information. The SEC is also...
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