Market events to watch this week
Market events to watch this week.

It’s official—Apple is now the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 157,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, in manufacturing, and in health care and social assistance.
Cboe Global Markets Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange-holding companies, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2018, representing a 15% increase compared with the prior quarter's dividend of $0.27 per share, and increased its share repurchase authorization by $100 million.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thursday announced multiple whistleblower awards totaling more than $45 million. The awards demonstrate the growing success of the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program, in particular the increasing volume and complexity of incoming whistleblower submissions. Just last month, the CFTC announced an award of approximately $30 million to one whistleblower (see CFTC press release 7753-18, July 12, 2018) and the first award was made by the program to a whistleblower living in a foreign country (see CFTC press release 7755-18, July 16, 2018).
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against R.J. O’Brien & Associates LLC (RJO) of Chicago, for failure to diligently supervise its employees’ handling of customer accounts and for violating the terms of a prior Commission Order. At all relevant times, RJO was registered with the Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant.
Market events to watch this week
AlphaBot, a company that combines portfolio construction and execution, professional networking, cloud computing and data management all in one place, today announced it has added performance data and analysis tools enabling investors for the first time to compare, portfolio build, and compile reports on more than 1,600 cryptocurrencies and tokens.
Facebook lost about $119 billion of its value on Thursday, marking the biggest one-day loss in U.S. market history. The company's shares plunged $41.24, or almost 19%, to $176.26 a day after the social media giant reported disappointing results. The slide is the largest decline in market capitalization in history, exceeding Intel's $91 billion single-day loss in September 2000, according to Bloomberg data.