Month: January 2018

Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley posted fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Thursday that beat analyst expectations, excluding a charge related to the tax bill, as strong results in wealth management offset a big drop in fixed income trading revenue. Here’s how the banking
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South Korean policymakers joined the global chorus of virtual-coin critics on Thursday, saying Seoul is considering shutting down domestic virtual currency exchanges as the new breed of market exposes users to speculative frenzy and crime. The country’s tough stance comes as policymakers from the United States to Germany struggle to come up with stricter regulation
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Goldman Sachs reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.68 a share that topped Wall Street estimates, but shares edged lower in premarket trading. The company posted a net loss when factoring in a tax hit. The investment bank titan also beat on revenue, reporting $7.83 billion against estimates of $7.61 billion. However, trading revenues in the critical
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Tiffany & Co. on Wednesday reported an 8 percent increase in net revenue during the holiday season, fueled by higher sales of fine jewelry, watches, and a new home and accessories collection. Total same-store sales were up 5 percent during the November and December months, the company said. In the U.S. alone, same-store sales rose
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Moynihan had announced the bonus in late December, citing the tax bill that President Donald Trump signed cutting the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. CFO Paul M. Donofrio added Wednesday on a call with media that the bank expects its effective tax rate for 2018 to fall to 20 percent from
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Bitcoin briefly plunged below $10,000 late Tuesday afternoon on Coinbase, after first topping the psychologically key level in late November. Other major digital currencies also sold off sharply. Digital currency ethereum plunged 30 percent Tuesday, to below $1,000, while ripple fell below $1. In fact, nearly every major cryptocurrency suffered massive losses during the day.
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The worst intra-day market reversal in nearly a year might’ve spooked investors, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued that the market still has a major driver in its metaphorical back pocket. “I’m talking about the ongoing stock shortage,” the “Mad Money” host said. “The shortage is so real, so palpable, that I think it could become
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After stealing the spotlight from bitcoin in 2017, ripple has fallen more than 40 percent in the first few weeks of 2018. Ripple, or XRP, traded near $1.22 Tuesday afternoon, down nearly 47 percent for the year so far, according to CoinMarketCap. The digital currency had soared more than 35,500 percent in 2017 to end
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When it comes to college, most families assume public schools are far more affordable. That’s only partly true. At public, four-year institutions, costs for the 2017-18 school year hit $20,770, according to the College Board. Tuition plus room and board at four-year private universities was much higher: $47,000, on average, in the current academic year.
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In retirement, just like in real estate, it’s “location, location, location.” With more and more retirees responsible for their own financial security, choosing the right retirement destination can make or breakany lazy-day fantasies. To that end, WalletHub compared the retirement-friendliness of all 50 states using criteria such as cost of living, crime rate, tax-friendliness on
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