The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated Thursday it would not be open to approving cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds until concerns related to rules aimed at protecting investors are addressed. “We believe … that there are a number of significant investor protection issues that need to be examined before sponsors begin offering these funds to retail
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Despite its recent price whipsaw, bitcoin has gained legitimacy with investors and is here to stay, according to Spencer Bogart, a partner and head of research at Blockchain Capital. Bitcoin has been on a jolting ride this year after soaring more than 1,200 percent in 2017. It rose 30.9 percent Thursday, to top $12,000 after
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IBM saw its stock go down more than 4.5 percent after it reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017 on Thursday. EPS: Excluding certain items, $5.18 in earnings per share vs. $5.17 in earnings per share as expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $22.5 billion vs. $22.06 billion
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Chenault said, however, that the company will continue to pay its quarterly dividend. Chenault said he believes the new tax law will ultimately have a positive effect on both the U.S. economy and the company. American Express also reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations on Thursday. The company’s stock dipped more than
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Bank of America‘s global head of technology, media and telecommunications investment banking Anwar Zakkour is planning to depart to pursue other opportunities, according to an internal e-mail obtained by CNBC and confirmed by a bank spokesman. His departure marks the second global head of the group to leave in less than a year. Zakkour’s co-head,
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Shares of General Electric hit their lowest level since December 2011 on Thursday, briefly breaking below $17. The Dow component closed at $16.77, a six-year low, down 3.3 percent. The move lower follows a 4.7 percent decline on Wednesday and a 2.8 percent drop Tuesday. For the week, GE shares are down 9 percent. The
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By now, even your grandmother probably knows what a bitcoin is. If that’s not a sign of something going mainstream, I don’t know what is. As a financial advisor, I’ve found it interesting these past months to talk about bitcoin in a professional setting. When I do, I always explain that, no matter how exciting
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Bank of New York Mellon expects to book more severance charges in 2018, its chief executive said, as the custodian bank tries to cut costs and streamline its businesses. Shares fell 4.2 percent to $55.43 in early trading on Thursday, after BNY Mellon recorded $246 million in severance and litigation charges in its fourth-quarter earnings
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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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