New SEC rule says stock trades must be finalized more quickly

May 29, 2024
Trades must be finalized by the end of the following business day to minimize failures in volatile markets.
"The more a trade is unsettled, the more exposure it has to a fail," said Bob Walley of Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory.
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The Dow hit a record high! So what?

May 17, 2024
The Dow hit 40,000, which doesn't necessarily mean the economy is doing well. But it can speak to how certain people think and feel about the economy.
Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched 40,000 for the first time.
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The number of publicly traded companies in the U.S. is in decline. Here's why that matters.

May 13, 2024
When fewer companies are public, it limits our understanding of what’s happening in the economy.
The number of publicly listed companies has been nearly halved since the '90s.
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The "wealth effect" could affect consumer behavior — and U.S. politics

Apr 19, 2024
While sizable gains in the value of stocks and real estate has likely boosted spending, it's done less to improve sentiment.
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Trump's Truth Social debuts on the stock market. Here's what you need to know.

The people purchasing stock of the Trump Media and Technology Group are likely buying shares out of loyalty to the former president rather than faith in it as a good long-term investment, argues the University of Florida's Jay Ritter.
"This is a small company that is not growing and is losing money hand over fist," said Jay Ritter of the University of Florida.
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Can the rip-roaring good times for the stock market last?

Rock bottom interest rates and reduced corporate taxes have helped buoy stock market gains in the past decade.
"There are other parts of the world where stock markets have been doing well recently, but nothing quite as extraordinary as the kind of scale of what's been happening in the U.S.," said The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes.
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What's going on with China's stock market?

Feb 6, 2024
Since 2021, China’s stock markets have lost about $7 trillion in value, which has implications for the global economy.
China's President Xi Jinping is reportedly considering government interventions to cushion China's falling stocks. Above, men walk outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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All aboard the AI hype train

Jan 26, 2024
Artificial intelligence bets on Wall Street are huge. But some experts warn investor optimism around AI growth may be irrationally high.
Microsoft's market value hit $3 trillion this week, driven by  investors' expectations of huge growth in artificial intelligence.
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Athleisure brand Lululemon Athletica will join the S&P 500, replacing video game company Activision Blizzard.
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