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Financial technology startup Robinhood is re-launching a new savings account plan that came under withering scrutiny from regulators, and drew accusations about potentially misleading investors. In a blog post released Friday, Robinhood’s founders acknowledged that its new plan, which aimed to offer no-fee checking and savings accounts with no minimums, ATM fees, penalty charges or
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Traders from across the U.S. are banding together to accuse J. P. Morgan Chase of manipulating precious metals markets for years. At least six lawsuits, all making similar allegations against the nation’s largest bank, have been filed in New York federal court in the past month, since federal prosecutors in Connecticut unveiled a plea agreement
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Tailored Brands shares fell more than 25 percent after market-close as the retail company missed revenue expectations. The company owns brands such as Men’s Wearhouse and Joseph A. Bank. The company reported $813 million in revenue, missing projections of $820 million. However, it beat earnings, reporting
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What a difference a year makes. Last December, investors piled into bank stocks after the Trump administration’s corporate tax cuts added billions of dollars to earnings estimates for 2018. Rising interest rates, low loan losses and easing regulations were other reasons the sector was supposed to outperform this year. Now analysts have begun to lose
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: American Eagle shares fell more than 6 percent after the market-close Tuesday. The clothing brand missed revenue estimates revenue, reporting $1 billion while analysts expected $1.02 billion. It met earnings projections at 48 cents a share. It also reported 8 percent growth in comparative sales, while
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Stitch Fix jumped 10 percent after reporting first-quarter earnings of 10 cents per share, topping the 3 cents per share analysts expected. The online subscription service reported $366 million versus $358 million expected by analysts. Stitch Fix reported active clients missed expectations, saying it
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Russell Investments’ Doug Gordon is optimistic stocks will find a floor — just not until next year. Gordon, a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s technical asset allocation strategies team, blames uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war and Federal Reserve policy for the violent market swings. “The first and fundamental question: Is this a correction
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A cryptocurrency asset manager is mimicking the playbook of one of the industry’s most notable critics: Warren Buffett. Morgan Creek Digital is recreating Buffett’s famous $1 million wager pitting the performance of the S&P 500 against a group of hedge funds. But unlike the famous value-investor, Morgan Creek is betting against the S&P and placing
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Soybean prices surged Monday on the back of a trade truce between the U.S. and China in which the Chinese agreed to buy more American agricultural products. The January futures contract on soybeans rose 1.9 percent to $912 per 5,000 bushels at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed
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DataTrek Research is out with a chart suggesting stocks will struggle this month — pouring cold water on the likelihood of a “Santa Claus” rally that traditionally boosts stocks in December. According to the firm’s co-founder Nicholas Colas, it comes down to a breakdown in earnings trends and investor sentiment. He said the earnings picture
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November will be a month to remember for bitcoin investors. The world’s largest cryptocurrency ended November down 37 percent, its worst drop since April 2011 when the cryptocurrency fell about 39 percent, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin hit a low of $3,878.66 Friday after starting November above the $6,300 mark. The digital currency is
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