Tag Archives: SEC

Financial Daily Dose 3.27.2020 | Top Story: Weekly unemployment claims in US top 3.3 million in COVID-19-shaken economy

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 27, 2020

Anticipated House passage later today of the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill helped swing markets back to a bull run (though let’s keep that bubbly corked, shall we?). The news was enough for Wall Street to shrug off a staggeringly big unemployment report, at least for a day, and we’ll be watching carefully to see … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.25.2020 | Top Story: Markets Jump On New Congressional Stimulus Deal Agreement

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 25, 2020

Tuesday was one of those rare Bear Market good days. Renewed optimism about a forthcoming Congressional stimulus deal (including the estimated $2 trillion it encompasses) and more time to digest the Fed’s commitment to warding off economic disaster left traders in a buoyant mood. The Dow jumped a full 11%, and the S&P 500 was … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.24.2020 | Top Story: Fed’s “Unlimited” QE Promise Doesn’t Reassure Markets Amid D.C. Deadlock

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 24, 2020

A promise of “unlimited” QE from the Fed Monday morning briefly turned the tides on Dow futures but wasn’t enough to overcome another day of COVID-19-related fears and DC gridlock over the $1.8 trillion stimulus package III that combined to drive markets down still further by day’s end – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Early … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.3.2020 | Top Story: Promised Central Bank Action Halts Market Slide (for now)

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 3, 2020

Despite news of additional COVID-19-related deaths and infections in America, central bankers appear to have bought at least one day of peace for US markets, which posted strong gains on a late surge on Monday, breaking a week straight of losses – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch That said, all remains far from … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.25.2020 | Top Story: Markets Plummet as Fears of Coronavirus Epidemic Spread to Europe

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 25, 2020

Wall Street apparently got together and decided that Monday was the day to start paying attention to the coronavirus for real.  In the form of a massive selloff that left the Dow off more than 1000 points for its worst finish in nearly a year-and-a-half. Good to know – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.24.2020 | Top Story: Wells Fargo to Pay $3 Billion to Resolve DOJ and SEC Investigations

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 24, 2020

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay a total of $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations by the DOJ and SEC. Wells Fargo admitted “that it took millions in wrongful fees and interest, misused customer information and damaged customer credit ratings” in pursuit of sales growth. – Law360 U.S. equity futures slip as coronavirus … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.21.2020 | Top Story: Morgan Stanley Pays $13 Billion to Acquire E-Trade

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 21, 2020

Morgan Stanley shook the financial world yesterday with the announcement that it’s planning to drop $13 billion on a deal to purchase online discount brokerage E-Trade—the “biggest takeover by a major American lender since the 2008 global financial crisis” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Wells Fargo is expected to pay as much as $3 … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.20.2020 | Top Story: Fed Minutes Show Central Bank Happy With Economy, Worried About Coronavirus

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 20, 2020

Newly released minutes from the Fed’s January meeting show central bankers preoccupied with global risks, including the still-growing economic impact of the coronavirus, while still taking a wait-and-see approach to any deviation from its current rate stasis – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch In other virus-related news, the SEC is urging US-listed companies with operations … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Wins Injunction of JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 14, 2020

In a massive win for Amazon (because, again, Jeff NEEDS it), Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith has granted the company’s motion for an injunction halting Microsoft’s work on the $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI contract for the Pentagon that it beat out Amazon for during the pendency of AWS’s challenge to the awarding of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.11.2020 | Top Story: DOJ Indicts Four from Chinese Army Over 2017 Equifax Cyberattack

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 11, 2020

The DOJ has announced charges against four members of China’s military related to the 2017 cyberattack on credit-reporting agency Equifax, the breach that revealed “trade secrets and the personal data of about 145 million Americans.”  The indictment places the Equifax episode in a broader scheme by the Chinese army and intelligence services to steal data … Continue reading