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FXCM shares tumbled after it laid out details of a loan aimed at saving the company after last week's shock removal of the cap on the Swiss franc.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Burger chain Shake Shack said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $14-$16 per share, valuing the company at up to $568 million.
Morgan Stanley earnings rose as its legal costs fell, outweighing a big drop in revenue from bond, currency, and commodities trading.
Switzerland’s scrapping of its currency cap could knock Swiss bank earnings by 10-15 percent, but financial firms in nearby countries may be worse hit.
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Switzerland's decision to allow its currency to float freely against the euro may have claimed another victim—Everest Capital's Global Fund.
The Swiss National Bank had little choice but to abandon its cap on the franc, but its execution of the move left a vacuum of policy uncertainty.
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Earnings and economic data all take a back seat to the European Central Bank in the week ahead.
A year during which the U.S. economy was supposed to turn the corner and lead the world sure has started out in bumpy fashion.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
The volatile start to the year is spilling into the IPO market, which is beginning to price new products after a one-month hiatus.
Companies making headlines before the bell Friday:
Kynikos boss Jim Chanos reveals to CNBC he's been short Intel. He also talks about why Tesla is "not a change-the-world company."
Jim Chanos told CNBC on Friday he's been short major oil companies for a couple years because the North American shale explosion has been "uneconomical for drillers."
Markets will see further degrees of elevated volatility if the European Central Bank does not step up to market expectations, Jeremy Stretch said.
Wall Street will pay even more attention than usual to Friday's consumer price index, or CPI.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: Intel, Regal Entertainment, Schlumberger & more.