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Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler said he would be aggressively pursuing bad financial actors who were “playing with working families’
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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The reopening story is now getting very real, at least for Wall Street. Today’s crop of earnings reports are chock-full of companies reporting earnings above expectations and, most importantly, raising guidance. Take steel maker Nucor, which reported what CEO Leon Topalian called the
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Gary Gensler, then-chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images New Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday. This is the third House hearing focused on GameStop, but this is Gensler’s first appearance as chairman before the Committee.
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It was a bad day for Cathie Wood.  And it was a very strange trading day.  For weeks, stocks have been held hostage to Treasury yields, particularly the 10-year.  As yields moved up, stocks, particularly high-multiple megacap stocks, moved down.  If yields dropped, tech rallied. That relationship has broken down. Yields have been down three
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE It’s the anniversary of the big drop: What’s changed?  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are testifying before the House Financial Services Committee on the state of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. It’s the one-year anniversary
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE Stock traders don’t normally talk about bond auctions, but all this week the 10-year Treasury auction that will happen on Wednesday has been the main subject of conversation. “It’s been a long time since stock traders have cared about bond auctions,” Matt Maley
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Cathy Wood Crystal Mercedes | CNBC Some called it the “Cathie Wood sell-off.”   At the open Tuesday, the top names owned by Ark Investment Management were the biggest decliners in the market.  Shares of Palantir, Tesla, Roku, Square, Paypal, Teladoc, Baidu, Zillow, Shopify and Spotify were all down big, in many cases by double-digits.  All
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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Source: The New York Stock Exchange With attention focused on Robinhood and retail traders at Thursday’s Congressional hearings, trading volumes are very much in focus, as is the practice of “payment for order flow.” Talk about a comeback story. A year ago, retail traders were
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Wall Street is concerned about the Yellen regulator super-summit, and with good reason, market watchers say. “The Street should be worried,” Jamie Selway, former head of electronic brokerage at ITG and now an investment advisor, told me. “There’s clearly questions about gamification, and whether a lot of these approaches are suitable and inducing unnecessary trading
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The Reddit forum WallStreetBets logo on a smartphone arranged in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images What’s next for the Reddit crowd? Wall Street seems unsure.  The “blow-out-the-short-sellers game” is showing signs of exhaustion, but the ramifications are only just being felt. What traders can’t agree on is
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