The flood of retail traders into US markets during the coronavirus lockdowns, spurred by the advent of easy-to-use zero-fee trading apps, has kicked off a global trend. "The line between institutional and retail continues to blur, and retail certainly have shown their ability to move markets," says Interactive Brokers' Asia Pacific managing director David Friedland.
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Shares of Rocket, parent company of Quicken Loans, sold for $18 each in the company's initial public offering and reached $21.51 by the end of the first day of post-IPO trading. Shortly before the IPO, the company cut the size of the offering by a third and agreed to a listing price lower than previously planned.
The Labor Department has denied a request by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to extend the comment period on its latest proposed fiduciary rule and hold a public hearing on the measure. "I'm incredibly frustrated that the Trump administration is charging ahead so recklessly with a proposal that could lead to retirement savers losing billions of dollars a year due to conflicted advice," Murray said.
The Trump administration has proposed forcing Chinese companies to comply with US audit requirements or give up their listings on US stock exchanges. Chinese companies already trading on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Stock Market would be required to comply by 2022, while privately held companies would have to comply before going public on US exchanges.
A new law in New York makes the manufacture and sale of alcohol-infused ice cream legal there. "The craft beverage industry has experienced explosive growth in New York, and with that comes a responsibility to advance regulations that help ensure long-term viability, protect consumers and provide farmers with opportunities to increase their business," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed the order Monday.
The William Vale is making a sales lure of New York's 14-day quarantine for many out-of-state visitors by offering an array of perks ranging from private transportation to virtual workout classes. Safety is paramount with the luxury Williamsburg hotel's Q with a View package that features contactless housekeeping and COVID-19 checks.
A full Senate voice vote has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominations of Hester Peirce and Caroline Crenshaw to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Peirce's term runs to June 5, 2025; Crenshaw's expires on June 5, 2024.
Weekly business data from various sources increasingly suggest the US economic recovery is faltering. The number of shifts worked by hourly employees has stopped growing and foot traffic in retail establishments is on the decline.
Consumers reduced their household debt for the first time in six years in the second quarter, as nonessential spending fell in response to the coronavirus shutdown, a New York Federal Reserve survey finds. The largest drop was for credit card balances, which fell by $76 billion to around $820 billion.
T. Rowe Price brought to NYSE Arca four actively-managed exchange-traded funds. The Blue Chip Growth ETF, the Dividend Growth ETF, the Equity Income ETF and the Growth Stock ETF are run by the same portfolio managers that make investments for the company's mutual funds with similar names.
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