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What is a ‘Custodian’
A custodian is a financial institution that holds customers’ securities for safekeeping to minimize the risk of their theft or loss. A custodian holds securities and other assets in electronic or physical form. Since they are responsible for the safety of assets and securities that may be worth hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, custodians…
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) fires the opening shot of third quarter earnings season on Thursday morning, with the commercial banking giant expected to report earnings per share of $1.66 on revenue of $24.9 billion. CEO Jamie Dimon is likely to offer an optimistic fiscal year outlook, driven by expectations for corporate tax cuts and a December interest rate hike that would increase sector profitability.
Commercial banks are…
With bitcoin poised to touch $5,000, the next couple of days will be critical for cryptocurrencies. Their fortunes have mostly been on an upswing this year. It remains to be seen whether bitcoin breaching a psychological price barrier will make a difference to their fortunes. Meanwhile, here is a roundup of select cryptocurrency price action today.
The price of bitcoin has surged by approximately 367% this year….
Companies can own two type of assets: tangible and intangible.
Tangible assets are assets that take physical form. These are made up of fixed assets, such as buildings, vehicles and machinery. They are also composed of current assets, which include cash and inventory. Goodwill is a form of intangible asset, along with the likes of contracts and patents. Although an intangible asset does not have a physical form,…
America’s increasing reliance on 401(k)s and other defined-contribution retirement accounts is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, because investors (not pension managers) decide how the funds are invested, they have more control over the funds they’ll need during their later years.
But gone are the days when most investors can count on a predictable income stream from a defined-benefit pension once…
What does ‘In The Money’ mean?
In the money means that a call option’s strike price is below the market price of the underlying asset or that the strike price of a put option is above the market price of the underlying asset. Being in the money does not mean you will profit, it just means the option is worth exercising. This is because the option costs money to buy.
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is one of the strongest momentum stocks of 2017. The stock is up 60.5% year-to-date at Monday’s close of $342.94 and is well into bull market territory, 92.5% above its post-election low of $178.19 set on Nov. 18.
Recent news of production delays for the Model 3 Tesla has the stock in correction territory 12% below its all-time intraday high of $389.61 set on Sept. 18.
The stock is rebounding today…
Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) new line of iPhones may not be boosting the stock as many have hoped, but President Donald Trump and his tax reform plans could.
That’s according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which predicted shares of the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant will surge if the overhaul of the tax code goes through. After all, Trump and the Republican-led Congress are calling for corporate taxes to be reduced to 20%…
When analyzing financial fitness, corporate accountants and investors alike closely examine a company’s financial statements and balance sheets to get a comprehensive picture of its profitability. There are a number of metrics and corresponding financial ratios that are used to measure profitability. Typically, analysts look to the standardized profitability metrics outlined in the generally accepted accounting…