Asset Managers Highlights
Bank of America’s stock seesaws to a gain after post-earnings conference call   
(Thursday - July 18, 2019)
Source: MarketWatch - Shares of Bank of America Corp. seesawed toward a gain Wednesday, as the bank lowered its full-year outlook for net interest income, but still expected growth in the face of anticipated interest rate cuts and slowing economic...
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Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite close at new record highs (Monday)   
(Tuesday - July 16, 2019)
Source: CNN Business - Stocks once again closed at a fresh all-time high, surpassing the records they set on Friday, as earnings season kicks off and investors digest economic data from China.
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U.S. proposes barring big tech companies from offering financial services, digital currencies   
(Monday - July 15, 2019)
Source: Reuters - A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services...
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How Sustainable ETFs Let Small Investors Make A Difference - Text/Podcast   
(Monday - July 15, 2019)
Source: Knowledge Wharton - Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in securities with sustainability goals are growing in popularity. According to predictions from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, sustainable ETF fund assets are...
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Fed Chairman: ‘No One Uses It’ — Bitcoin a Speculative Asset Like Gold   
(Friday - July 12, 2019)
Source: Coin Telegraph - The Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve has said that a globally adopted cryptocurrency system could conceivably remove the need for reserve currencies.
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Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector   
(Thursday - July 11, 2019)
Source: Reuters - after years of falling farm income and an intensifying U.S.-China trade war - JPMorgan and other Wall Street banks are heading for the exits, according to a Reuters analysis of the farm-loan holdings they reported to the Federal...
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Fed rate cut would ease pressure on China’s central bank, analysts say   
(Thursday - July 11, 2019)
Source: CNBC - A widely expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve would give China more breathing room in shoring up its slowing economy, some analysts said.
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Fed chief faces tough task in Congressional testimony: ‘Walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls’   
(Wednesday - July 10, 2019)
Source: CNBC - Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s two days of testimony before Congress this week could lead to volatile markets, as the Fed chief is expected to lay out a case for rate cuts but not commit to when or how much they could move.
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In a scene reminiscent of the financial crisis, axed Deutsche Bank workers leave with belongings   
(Tuesday - July 09, 2019)
Source: CNBC - The scene was solemn at Deutsche Bank’s offices in London, New York and Tokyo on Monday as scores of employees, belongings in hand, left their desks for the final time as the German lending giant began one of the largest rounds...
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Farmers sue Monsanto, Bayer over use of Roundup pesticide   
(Monday - July 08, 2019)
Source: Chronicle Herald - Two farmers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Monsanto and Bayer on the use of Roundup, a commonly-used weed killer.
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