U.S. Set to Rip Up UBS Libor Accord, Seek Conviction
The Swiss-based bank faces both interest-rate rigging and currency-market manipulation probes.
Nobody’s Worried About ‘Too Big to Jail’ Anymore
A criminal guilty plea no longer comes with the expectation that it will destroy a bank.
Citigroup Says U.S. Declines to Prosecute on Libor Rigging
The Justice Department advised the bank that it made the decision “based on the facts and circumstances."
Goldman Profit at 5-Year High as Every Business Tops Estimates
The investment bank turns things around after last quarter's decline in net income.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Shuffles Leadership
Meanwhile, the SEC has appointed a new equity market structure committee, which includes FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum.
Commodities Drop to 12-Year Low as Oil Slumps Amid Global Glut
Oil prices are tumbling, but there's even more to the commodity story.
How OPEC Weaponized the Price of Oil Against U.S. Drillers
If there ever was doubt about the strategy of OPEC, its wealthiest members are putting that issue to rest.
Saudis Sitting Pretty in Global Oil Price Plunge
There’s still only one country in a position to choose winners and losers in the global market: Saudi Arabia.
S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks, Payouts
Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index really love their shareholders. Maybe too much.
Beware: ETN Pitfalls Abound
ETNs have a number of benefits, but also shortcomings, including credit risk and taxation. It's important that advisors weigh ETNs' pros and cons to make the right choice for clients.