Outsider trading: A year after Brexit, how 5 small UK companies have fared

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Jan 5, 2022
Small British exporters reflect on their first full year of doing business as non-EU members. How do they feel about Brexit now?
Scarves depict the British and European Union flags. Exporters in different industries have had varied experiences with the new conditions of cross-border trade.
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What's the value of a good stock ticker?

Sep 2, 2021
A gray market in stock symbols is emerging on Wall Street, and some fetch six figures. Bloomberg’s Katie Greifeld tried to buy MEME.
Companies with clever ticker symbols outperformed the market from 2006 to 2018, a study showed. Bloomberg reporter Katie Greifeld tried to buy MEME.
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What happened to the stock market today?

Mar 9, 2020
On Wall Street’s most turbulent since the COVID-19 outbreak, a Harvard economist explains what’s going on.
A trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
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What's behind some of the market volatility? Algorithms.

Mar 5, 2020
People don't buy and sell anymore. Computers do.
These days, computers and algorithms have replaced a lot of the action on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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First, brokerages cut commissions. Now they may be bulking up.

Nov 21, 2019
Charles Schwab is reportedly in talks to buy rival TD Ameritrade. Merging could help make up for cutting trading fees to zero.
Charles Schwab is reportedly considering merging with TD Ameritrade.
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Rebalancing the S&P 500 means a whole lot of trades

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 S&P 500 (and there’s many) have to also rebalance themselves to reflect the changes. S&P […]
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Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

Feb 13, 2019
Hobby investments are a fun alternative to the stock market. But they aren’t immune from the ebbs and flows of the economy.
The Beanie Baby craze in the '90s is an example of hobby investing.
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Five things to watch in trade in 2019

Dec 27, 2018
2018 was a busy year for U.S. trade policy and the 2019 outlook looks just as hectic.
New foreign cars are seen parked at the Dundalk Marine Terminal on March 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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The origin of the holiday half day of trading on Wall Street

Nov 23, 2018
Federal law prohibits markets from being closed more than three consecutive days.
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Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

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 just trying to make a quick buck. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
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