NEW YORK, March 6- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, has cut about 20 jobs in its commodities futures brokerage in New York and Chicago, three sources familiar with the cuts said on Friday. People affected by the move were let go on Thursday, the sources told Reuters, in what was described as a sweep that affected employees who...» Read More
Barclays is nearing the completion of a raft of job cuts at its investment bank as part of its new chief executive's plan to streamline operations and cut costs, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Prognostications that there's a bond bubble ready to burst look overstated, said one panelist at the TD Ameritrade conference in San Diego on Friday.
Even though stock indices are climbing, some analysts say expectations for a "Great Rotation" out of bond funds into equities look premature because economic growth remains sluggish and interest rates remain low.
Congress has done the easy part of deficit and debt reduction, but the more difficult decisions on controlling health care costs, reforming the tax code and fixing entitlements still lie ahead, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles told the TD Ameritrade conference on Friday.
There's a seismic generational shift underway as more and more of the millennial generation enter the workforce, author Malcolm Gladwell said in a presentation at the TD Ameritrade conference on Thursday.
Commodity stocks in the food, timber and infrastructure sectors look attractive for 2013, Mike Underhill, founder and chief investment officer of Capital Innovations, told CNBC at the TDAmeritrade Institutional conference on Thursday. Plus, his equity picks.
This could be the biggest U.S. bull market of our careers, Richard Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors said at the TDAmeritrade Institutional Conference on Thursday.
The challenge to U.S. global leadership will not come from upstart emerging markets like China, but from a "U.S. gone bad," former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice told the TDAmeritrade Institutional conference.
Now that the Dow Jones is flirting with all-time highs, retail investors can still enjoy additional gains, TD Ameritrade executives told the company's annual conference in San Diego on Thursday.
Chinese securities brokerages have emerged as a crucial new link in the country's shadow banking industry, a development that underscores how financial risks are spreading more widely in China. The Financial Times reports.
The U.S. economic environment is "very good" and the stock market's rally to multi-year highs has more room to go, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC.
Bank of America's CEO Brian Moynihan is expecting to see companies and investors become more aggressive with their cash as uncertainty fades.
A top U.S. lawmaker is close to releasing a draft on ways to revamp corporate taxes levied on complex financial products, a committee aide said on Wednesday.
Chinese investment banks are carrying out their biggest layoffs and bonus cuts since the financial crisis as they brace for further profit declines, hit by an ongoing drought in initial public offerings in China that started in September.
Many corporations are tempering their earnings beats with more than a dollop of caution about the outlook for 2013, which is barely 3 weeks old.
Loading central banks with more tasks and pressing them to pursue more aggressive monetary policies could risk a round of competitive devaluations, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Monday, citing pressure on the Bank of Japan.
The final quarter of 2012 treated Corporate America well, with many companies inaugurating the New Year with a batch of quarterly earnings that beat the market's lowered expectations.
Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Wednesday that beat expectations.
Stuart Kirk, editor of the FT's Lex column, expects banks with more exposure to investment banking will do a lot better in 2013 than retail banks.
There's a lot at stake this earnings season, and the financial sector, the biggest stock market winner of the past year, will be put to the test Wednesday.