Asset Managers Highlights
Market Structure Map -Crumbling Quotes   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: Tim Quast - Many don’t think there’s a problem. Costs are low, we’re told. Apparently stocks trade easily. But the success measures themselves are incorrect. Clear supply and demand, identifiable participants, differentiated price, service...[more]
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Stock, bond markets tumble as Swiss let franc soar   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: Reuters - Global markets were thrown into turmoil on Thursday as a shock move by Switzerland to abandon its three-year cap on the franc sent the currency soaring and Europe's shares and bond yields tumbling.
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New Year Brings New Accounting Rules - Are You Ready?   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: SYS-Con Media - In May 2014 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the rule-setting body for the U.S.) published new rules for the way companies report revenue — the biggest item on a company's profit and loss statement. The new rules replace...
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U.S. Stocks Fall on Growth Concerns as Retail Sales Drop    
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: Bloomberg - U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a fourth straight loss, as a decline in American retail sales and slump in copper prices spurred concern that global growth is slowing.
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Exclusive: Samsung talks to BlackBerry about $7.5 billion buyout: source   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: Reuters - Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY.O) (BB.TO) for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple (AAPL.O) in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the...
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Report: RadioShack may file for bankruptcy next month   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: Mashable - Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack may file for bankruptcy as early as next month, according to The Wall Street Journal. RadioShack had warned in November that it may need to file for Chapter 11 as it is strapped for...
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Indians most positive on economy, equities   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
- Financial Express - Investor optimism is clearly reflected in the significant increase in flows into domestic equity mutual funds over the past six months,â according to S Naganath, president & chief investment officer,...
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Fed’s Beige Book shows concern over consumer spending and slumping oil    
(Thursday - January 15, 2015)
Source: MarketWatch - The Federal Reserve’s business contacts reported some of the same worries about consumer spending and the impact of oil on parts of the U.S. economy as the stock market seems to be reflecting.
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U.S. bond sentiment worst since disastrous '09   
(Thursday - January 15, 2015) Associated Profiles : BlackRock Investment Management
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch - âGlobally, there will be divergence in monetary policy and growth across a number of countries,â said Fisher, senior director at the îBlackRock Investmentî Institute and the...
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Sustainable Investment Firms Offer Guide to Fossil Fuel Investing   
(Wednesday - January 14, 2015) Associated Profiles : Green Century Capital Management & Green Century Funds
- Social Funds - Along with 350.org, îGreen Centuryî Capital Management and Trillium Asset Management update a guide for investors who want to divest from fossil fuel companies and reallocate their assets to...
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