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Robinhood stock trading comes to web with finance news for its 3M … – TechCrunch

You know what’s cool? Not just being worth over $1 billion, but saving your customers $1 billion. Today, zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced that it’s hit 3 million registered accounts, $100 billion transacted in its app, and $1 billion in saved commissions considering competitors like E*Trade cost $7 per trade. And now, Robinhood is […]

The Finance 202: Tax overhaul delayed while GOP haggles over details – Washington Post

THE TICKER House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tex.). (AP /J. Scott Applewhite) Thursday is the new Wednesday. Facing a pileup of disagreements over basic elements of a tax code overhaul, House Republicans late Tuesday decided to delay the rollout of the first draft of their bill, originally set for this morning.  Now, […]

Rise of the machines must be monitored, say global finance regulators – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Replacing bank and insurance workers with machines risks creating a dependency on outside technology companies beyond the reach of regulators, the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on Wednesday. The FSB, which coordinates financial regulation across the Group of 20 Economies (G20), said in its first report on artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

Bitcoin stokes fear and greed – but it’s just tip of a finance revolution – Christian Science Monitor

October 31, 2017 —Do you think Donald Trump is the world’s most divisive force? Are you impressed by the recent bull run of the stock market? Think again. They may be bit players compared with the digital currency called bitcoin. Bitcoin has been called a fraud and the most important advance since the internet. It […]

The best US cities to live in if you want to work in finance – Business Insider

The runner-up is San Francisco.Yulia Mayorova/Shutterstock Salaries in the financial sector tend to be higher than average. In some cities, housing costs can take a large chunk of your paycheck, even if you work in finance. Adobo.com compiled a list of the best cities for finance workers based on job density and rent affordability.   […]

Bank of England believes Brexit could cost 75,000 finance jobs … – BBC News

Image copyright AFP The Bank of England believes that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain’s departure from the European Union. The BBC understands senior figures at the Bank are using the number as a “reasonable scenario”, particularly if there is no specific UK-EU financial services deal. The number could […]

Debating Where Tech Is Going to Take Finance – Bloomberg

After the credit crisis of 2008-09, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker quipped that the only important innovation the financial industry had come up with in the prior 20 years was the automated-teller machine. Now almost everyone is walking around with a smartphone loaded with apps to manage personal finances, cryptocurrencies have become funding vehicles […]

Finance is full of gimmicks but none of them will help America’s savings crisis — here’s what will – Business Insider

Brian Barnes, M1 Finance, LLC. M1 Finance There’s a savings and retirement crisis in the US, but many of the apps and companies that have popped up to address the problems Americans face fall short. Folks should avoid the fintech gimmicks and embrace engaged investing to build up the necessary nest egg for their future.  […]

The Finance 202: Wall Street shrugs off Mueller indictments – Washington Post

THE TICKER Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation. (AFP / Saul Loeb)  Investors processed some troubling news out of Washington on Monday by downgrading their expectations for a tax overhaul. But the mild stock sell-off that resulted had apparently little to do with the first indictments from Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump […]

Ask Amy: Parent wants in-laws to finance kids’ higher education – The Denver Post

Dear Amy: My husband and I are parents to three college-age children. All three are good students that attend flagship state universities. Of course, as parents, we think they are great and well-rounded young adults. They have never given us a lick of trouble and have no trouble speaking and holding conversations with other adults, […]

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