StocksThe stock market volatility remained elevated last week, in part because of the increased worries about the health of the global economy. The much-anticipated U.S.-jobs report failed to inspire a rally either as the unexpectedly sharp drop in the unemployment rate and the stronger-than-expected increase in wage growth kept the prospects of a 2015 Federal Reserve rate rise alive.
Equities will be the riskiest asset class this year and through the next decade, but will also offer the highest returns and attract the biggest allocation boost from investors, a poll predicted on Monday.
Revenue at the world's 10 largest investment banks rose 9 percent to $44.9 billion in the first quarter compared to a year ago, as financial market volatility and central bank stimulus measures boosted profits, a survey showed on Wednesday.
I recently had a conversation with industry stalwart and head of Wedbush Futures Carl Gilmore, and he mentioned that he and other leaders in the FCM space have had discussions wondering who will be the leaders of the industry 20 years from now.