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Ben Bernanke

HFT Shenanigans: PFE, NQ/QQQ, And CME Group Hacking

Every week Floating Path looks to highlight some of the crazier examples of HFT running amok in the markets. We typically do so with the help of Nanex......(read more)
Jan Yellen driving economy

Arguments For When The Fed Will Taper

The general consensus is that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not begin to taper its asset purchases until sometime in 2014. Economic growth remains......(read more)
Jan Yellen driving economy

House Price Valuations In The U.S. And Europe

House prices in the U.S. have more or less stabilized, and in some areas are even growing quickly again. But much of the reason for that is the swift......(read more)
Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB)

European Banks Are Losing Relevance

European banks have dramatically lost ground in global banking, Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) notes. In an analysis the world’s 25 largest banks......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

Consensus Say Fed Taper Likely In December Or January

BAML has conducted another institutional survey for an updated look at when market players believe the U.S. Federal Reserve will taper its level of......(read more)
Will Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO make Ford Motor Company (F) CEO Jealous with this Payout?

Electric Vehicle Sales Exploded In August

Total electric vehicles sales in August were an estimated 11,363, the U.S. Department of Energy reports. This is a huge increase from the 7,442 electric......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

The U.S. Treasury Secretary’s Debt Limit Letter To Congress

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has sent the below letter to Congress pleading for an increase to the nation’s debt limit. The letter is addressed......(read more)
DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV)

Targeted, Tailored Ads Coming To Your Living Room

Satellite provider DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) has rolled out a new advertising methodology to allow companies to send commercials to specific households based......(read more)
Jim Chanos puppeteer

Is HFT’s Zero Sum Game Reaching Its Endpoint?

As far as growth and profitability are concerned, high frequency trading is on the decline according to the Financial Times. Industry insiders are expecting......(read more)
AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN)

HFT Shenanigans: Data Leak, AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (AZN), Illiquid Crude, And Dark Pools Keep Rising

Every week Floating Path looks to highlight some of the crazier examples of HFT running amok in the markets. We typically do so with the help of Nanex......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Morgan Stanley (MS): Big Banks Globally Will Be Constrained By Increasing Capital Requirements

The leverage ratio of a bank is calculated by dividing its Tier 1 capital by its average total consolidated assets. Basel III introduced a minimum leverage......(read more)
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE)

NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Visa Inc (V), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS): A Visual Look At The Dow 30 Reshuffle

Earlier this week, it was reported that NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE), Visa Inc (NYSE:V), and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) would be added to the Dow Jones......(read more)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Facebook Inc (FB): The Data Behind The Twitter IPO

It’s finally here, Twitter has officially filed for an IPO! Thus far, there is little to know outside of the tweet above and rumors that Goldman Sachs......(read more)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Google Inc (GOOG), Nielsen Hldg NV (NLSN), TiVo Inc. (TIVO): Mark Cuban-Owned Company Soaring On Takeover Talks

Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ:RENT), a company that focuses on analyzing consumers’ intake of media and can boast of having Mark Cuban as its second......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

U.S. Economic Radar – September 13, 2013

Recap of this week’s U.S. economic events: The Treasury statement showed that the 12 month rolling budget deficit decreased to $680 billion in August......(read more)
genetically modified foods

Monsanto Company (MON) And E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) Have Spent $8 Million This Week To Defeat GMO Labeling Law In Washington

This November voters in Washington will be deciding on labeling of genetically modified foods via Washington Initiative 522, and thus far the biotech/......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM), Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Citigroup Inc (C): Four Biggest U.S. Banks Have Grown By $1.4 Trillion Since Crisis

It has been five years since the banking industry experienced a gigantic crisis stemming from the housing market, derivatives, and an overall lack of......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

The Thought Processes Of Larry Summers

Contrary to prior consensus that Janet Yellen would be the new chair of the Federal Reserve, the front-runner now appears to be Larry Summers. Given that......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

U.S. Money Supply Decreases 0.17%

The U.S. money supply decreased slightly in the week ending August 19, the Federal Reserve reports. Total currency in circulation was $1.1382 trillion......(read more)
Jim Chanos on china map

Americans Hoping To Hide Cash Offshore Look To Singapore, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands

The days of Switzerland being the secret banking capital for the wealthy appear to be waning, as tax advisers are recommending Singapore, Hong Kong, and......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

HFT Shenanigans: Spoofing eMinis; Apple Inc. (AAPL), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), And NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC)’s Weak Excuse

Every week Floating Path looks to highlight some of the crazier examples of HFT running amok in the markets. We typically do so with the help of Nanex......(read more)
Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Latest HFT Shenanigans, Inside The Nasdaq Darkness

High frequency trading combined with a complex market structure leads to crazy anomalies on an almost daily basis. This past week we saw an entire......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

When Will The Fed Taper?

Now a buzzword, “taper” has come to symbolize the potential slowing of bond purchases that the Federal Reserve will presumably begin in the near future......(read more)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Ford Motor Company (F), General Motors Company (GM): Vehicle Miles Driven Fall 0.4% In June

Related Tickers: Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Total miles traveled on all roads and streets......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

U.S. Economic Radar – August 23, 2013

Recap of the past week’s U.S. economic releases: 1). New home sales sunk 13.4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of only 394k. That rate......(read more)
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK): Have We Reached Peak Smartphone?

Related Tickers: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Smartphones are now capable of doing most......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Citigroup Inc. (C), Bank of America Corp (BAC): European Optimism? Investment Banks Begin Hiring

After the last two years saw thousands of jobs cut at major investment banks across Europe, reports are now showing some of the biggest have begun hiring......(read more)
Jim Chanos on china map

Bitcoins Becoming Wildly Popular In China

A recent startup in China shows just how popular Bitcoins have become in a nation where financial regulations are strict and punishments are doled out......(read more)
Will Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO make Ford Motor Company (F) CEO Jealous with this Payout?

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Model S Achieves Unprecedented Safety Score: A Visual Look

Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced yesterday that their Model S sedan received the highest safety score ever given by the National......(read more)
dimonbernanke

Chicago Fed National Activity Index At -0.15 In July

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was a reading of -0.15 in July, the Chicago Fed reports this morning. This is a slight improvement from June,......(read more)
Nestle

Nestle SA (NESN), Unilever plc (ADR) (UL), Kraft Foods Group Inc (KRFT), Campbell Soup Company (CPB): World’s Largest Food Maker Looks To Cut Some Of Its 8,000 Brands

Vevey, Switzerland-based Nestle SA (VTX:NESN), maker of everything from coffee and frozen pizza to baby formula and bottled water, is “actively looking......(read more)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Consumers Really Are Ditching Cable TV

The notion has been around for a few years now that folks were or will soon be “cutting the cord” and cancelling cable TV in favor of internet streaming......(read more)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Google Inc (GOOG), Time Warner Inc (TWX): YouTube Has Become A Dominant Media Platform

Most of us can probably assume YouTube is quite popular as it’s become ingrained in many people’s lives, but the latest issue of Fortune gives some......(read more)
Jony Ive, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (AAPL): iPhone Rumors Boosting Biometric Companies

The tech and investing worlds seem to have reignited their respective romances with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) of late, driven by the recent scheduling......(read more)
Irving Kahn

The American Reliance On Social Security

The U.S. Social Security program currently pays benefits to about 57 million Americans, and that number is expected to rise considerably in coming years......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

The Unemployment Rate Is Up In 9 States Y/Y

In July, 28 states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Of the remaining states,......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

America Continues Its Dominance In Creating Wealth Inequality

A recent study from a global group of economists shows that the United States continues to be the leader in creating income inequality. Facundo Alvaredo......(read more)
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