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Banks' Retreat From Commodities Is Set to Derail Small Traders

European banks have grown wary of financing commodity traders, raising borrowing costs and endangering smaller firms in the market for raw materials.

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How Options-Market Amateurs Might Have Tripped Up Big Tech

U.S. technology giants have stumbled. In true David and Goliath fashion, it might be the work of amateur investors dabbling with derivatives.

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S&P 500 Extends Rally After Notching Fresh Record

Investors betting on additional stimulus and a coronavirus vaccine are pushing more money into riskier assets such as stocks, while easing out of gold.

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Zoom's Unpredictable Path to Glory

When the videoconferencing star last closed its fiscal year, it was generating a little over $600 million a year in revenue. For the full fiscal year ending in January, Zoom officially raised its forecast by 33% to around $2.4 billion.

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Financial Firms Fail to Own Up to Advisers' Past Misdeeds

New Securities and Exchange Commission forms meant to simplify disclosures by investment firms often contradict longer filings on the SEC website, a Wall Street Journal analysis found.

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Warren Buffett and the $300,000 Haircut

There’s a reason the Oracle of Omaha is an ultrabillionaire as he turns 90: He grasped the power of compounding at the age of 10. The sooner the rest of us fully understand it, the better off we’ll be.

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NYSE's Plan for New IPO Alternative Wins Green Light From SEC

Regulators have approved a proposal from the New York Stock Exchange to let companies raise capital through direct listings, a decision that creates a cheaper alternative to the traditional initial public offering.

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Salesforce, Amgen, Honeywell to Join Dow Jones Industrial Average

The three companies are set to replace Exxon, Pfizer and Raytheon in the index, in changes prompted by Apple’s planned four-to-one stock split announced last month.

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Europe's Banks Rush to Restructure

For several of Europe’s ailing banks, coronavirus is fast-tracking plans for fundamental restructuring after years of poor performance.

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SEC Boosting Privacy for Big Market-Surveillance Database

The regulator is moving to bolster the database’s privacy protections after critics attacked it as a potential target for hackers.

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