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Marketplace Tech

The numbers, World Poetry Day edition

by Eve Epstein Mar 21, 2019
Rhyming poetry can be hard ... with apologies to the Bard.
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Rebalancing the S&P 500 means a whole lot of trades

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 15, 2019
Friday was one of the four times a year when the S&P 500 rebalances itself. This means that some stocks leave this index and some come in. This also means that all the indixes and exchange-traded funds that track the…
The New York Stock Exchange.
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Who wins and who misses out when there's market volatility

by Janet Nguyen Mar 7, 2019
Some can actually benefit from the chaos.
A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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There's yet another proposal to get the government out of the mortgage-guarantee business

by Amy Scott Feb 4, 2019
One of the last big unresolved issues from the financial crisis is what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Together with government-owned Ginnie Mae, they own or guarantee more than half the home loans in the country. Fannie…
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The blockchain is coming to Wall Street

by Molly Wood Jan 21, 2019
Future ICOs might start to look a lot more like old-fashioned stock
"We can have a much more seamless, actually transparent stock trading mechanism using blockchain," says Kristen Howell, a partner with the law firm Fox Rothschild who helps companies create initial coin offerings.
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How Merriam-Webster “measures” volatility vs. the VIX

by Janet Nguyen Jan 11, 2019
Searches for "volatility" rose 253 percent in 2018, according to data from Merriam-Webster.
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Here's why consumer sentiment is positive even while markets are tanking

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 21, 2018
By some economic measures, this has been a rough December. Stock prices? Falling. Markets? Volatile. Government? Might shut down. Interest rates? Gnashing of teeth. Recession coming? In the conversation. Consumers’ outlook on the economy? Improving. Wait, what? It’s true. Consumer…

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How Lyft's IPO could challenge Uber's dominance abroad

by Justin Ho Dec 6, 2018
Uber’s valuation still dwarfs Lyft’s, as both companies prepare to go public in 2019.
A Lyft driver is waiting for a ride in the city on Feb. 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. 
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When presidents are laid to rest, Wall Street takes a break

by Jana Kasperkevic Dec 5, 2018
The tradition dates as far back as the 1800s.
Former President George H.W. Bush looks on during opening ceremonies prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club on Sept. 26, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 
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Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 20, 2018
Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were…
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
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