Pedestrians walk outside an E*Trade Financial office in New York. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Retail brokerage firm E-Trade announced Wednesday it will drop commission fees on online U.S. stock, ETF and options trades. The move comes within a week of Interactive Brokers, Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade all dropping their commission fees.
Workers assemble cars at the newly renovated Ford’s Assembly Plant in Chicago, June 24, 2019. Jim Young | AFP | Getty Images Here are the most important things to know about Wednesday before you hit the door. 1. Important September jobs data We’ll get a first reading on the strength of the labor market on
Credit Suisse on Tuesday cleared Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam in an internal investigation into the botched surveillance of the bank’s former wealth management head Iqbal Khan in a probe that cost Thiam’s right-hand man his job. Chief Operating Officer Pierre-Olivier Bouee resigned after the investigation by the Homburger law firm found he alone initiated observation
Charles Scharf Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Three decades before Charlie Scharf was named CEO of Wells Fargo, he got his start by mailing his resume to an up-and-coming banker named Jamie Dimon. Scharf was a senior at Johns Hopkins University when Dimon hired him at Baltimore lender Commercial Credit. That move proved
Recent highly publicized flops by supposedly disruptive companies could be painting an unpleasant picture ahead for innovation, at least in how it’s viewed in the financial markets. Investors have turned thumbs-down on high-profile companies including WeWork, Uber and Tesla. Industries including marijuana, vaping and bitcoin all have seen big price drops following a spate of
People walk past a board with the logo of Bitcoin in a street in Yerevan, Armenia September 9, 2019. Anton Vaganov | Reuters This has been a tough week for bitcoin. The world’s first and largest cryptocurrency plunged more than 20% over seven days, hitting a low of $7,757 Friday — its lowest level since
Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, prepares to ring the opening bell to celebrate his company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York, May 2, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Beyond Meat stock jumped on Thursday and that’s putting pressure on the hundreds of millions of dollars that investors have bet
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he meets with Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters As U.S. stocks climb and fall in response to President Donald Trump‘s words (and tweets), some traders are voicing skepticism over the
Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stocks were set for a muted open on Wednesday even after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 14 points after the 6 p.m. open, implying a gain of 44 points at
The Netflix logo is seen on a mobile phone. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images What a difference the past two months made for Netflix. It was just early July when the streaming video giant’s stock was flirting with new record highs. Now after an unexpected loss of subscribers and increased competition in the
CNBC’s Jim Cramer raised concerns Friday about a major part of the U.S. economy. The “Mad Money” host said he’s feeling a new level of “anxiety about industrial” companies. “Small- and medium-sized businesses [are] doing well; big industrial just not doing well.” Smaller companies are faring OK because U.S. consumer activity, which accounts for two-thirds
Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world’s second-largest payment processor is approaching a decade-long run for the company’s stock. Shares of MasterCard are getting a boost, as U.S. consumers embrace the secular shift from cash to card, and more recently card to digital. MasterCard’s stock is up 46% this year, compared to the
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 12, 2019 at Wall Street in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about to go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.
(L to R) Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, Clifton S. Robbins, and Dr. Rajiv Shah during a panel discussion at the 2019 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 19. 2019. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Several investors have been wary of incorporating environmental, social and governance standards into their strategies. However, two investors think increased attention to ESG will