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Goldman Sachs had a blowout quarter — but one chart provides a reality check

Goldman Sachs on Tuesday reported strong third-quarter earnings, but a look at the bigger picture provides a bit of a reality check. While the firm beat analyst expectations across the board, and revenues were up from the year-ago quarter...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia's oil production slid off record highs

Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports in August fell to 7.305 million barrels per day from 7.622 million bpd in July as the world's largest oil exporter pumped less, the kingdom has told an influential data base. Monthly export figures are...Show More Summary

UnitedHealth profit explodes after ditching most of its Obamacare business (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group, the largest US health insurer, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strength in its Optum business. The company also increased its forecast for 2016 adjusted net earnings to aboutShow More Summary

The Australian dollar is climbing

The Australian dollar is climbing. The currency is up by 0.6% at.7678 per dollar as of 7:39 a.m. ET. “AUD is being supported by a rise in Australia’s terms of trade, and the prospect Australia’s trade deficit will soon turn to a trade...Show More Summary

Here comes Goldman Sachs...

Goldman Sachs is expected to report third-quarter earnings at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Analysts are expecting adjusted earnings per share of $3.88 on revenue of $ 7.41 billion, according to Bloomberg. Total trading revenue is expected to be...Show More Summary

There might be a lifesaver for the traditional money management industry after all

There might be a lifesaver for the money management industry after all. Passive funds, which are basically index funds like exchange-traded funds, have been taking assets from active managers for some time, worrying those working inShow More Summary

STOCKS DIP: Here's what you need to know

Stocks trended downwards on Monday during an otherwise relatively quiet day. All major indices finished in the red. First up, the scoreboard: Dow: 1 8,085.62, -52.76, (-0.29 % ) S&P 500: 2, 126.77, -6.21, (-0.29%) Nasdaq: 5,200.46, -13.70,...Show More Summary

LIVE: Netflix reports its earnings (NFLX)

Netflix reports its Q3 earnings on Monday. Wall Street is expecting the video streaming company to deliver results that are roughly in line with the guidance Netflix provided back in July. Here are the key numbers: Q3 EPS (GAAP): Wall...Show More Summary

Tesla needs to stop improving its most successful car (TSLA)

The Model S, the first car that Tesla designed and engineered from scratch, has been perfected. A few months back, the all-electric automaker announced a new battery pack for the Model S, creating in the the process the $135,000 Model...Show More Summary

Netflix and Amazon are spending a truckload on TV programming (AMZN, NFLX)

You know the trend by now: Cable TV is losing its grip, internet TV is slowly eating it away. You can see it in the continuous decline in cable TV subscribers, and the streaming TV services cable companies are launching themselves. As...Show More Summary

We asked 5 hedge fund recruiters about the hottest trends in hiring

Hedge funds are having a rough time. Several storied managers are posting dismal performance, while others are closing shop entirely. At the same time, the industry is known for being lucrative, turning a fortunate few into multi-millionaires...Show More Summary

David Tepper: One presidential candidate is 'demented, narcissistic, and a scumbag'

David Tepper, the CEO and founder of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management, is not one for mincing words. And in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC's Scott Wapner on Monday, he had some choice words for one of the presidential candidates. "You...Show More Summary

The euro is ticking up

The euro is still slightly stronger following earlier inflation data. The currency is up 0.2% at 1.0993 against the dollar as of 12:34 p.m. ET. Earlier, data showed that eurozone CPI rose by 0.4% year-over-year in September, in line with expectations. As for the rest of the world, here's the scoreboard as of 12:35 p.m. Show More Summary

Skyrocketing apartment rents are finally cooling off

The cost of renting in American cities has been skyrocketing over the past few years, but that may finally be changing, according to Dave Liang at UBS. The dramatic increase in multifamily structures — such as apartment buildings — has...Show More Summary

Oil is sliding

Oil is sliding. Prices for WTI Crude, the US benchmark, are down by 1.2% to $49.78 per barrel as of 11:48 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, prices for Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, are down by 1.0% to $51.42 a barrel. Relatedly, Bloomberg...Show More Summary

Wall Street is making a mistake about Ford CEO Mark Fields' plans for the future (F)

Sales up, stock down. That's the reality at Ford these days, as the automaker has ridden a wave of recovering pickup truck and SUV sales, bouncing back from the darkest days of the Great Recession when General Motors and Chrysler — the...Show More Summary

‘Grand Theft Auto’ is so influential, the company’s stock just exploded after teasing a new game (TTWO)

The "Grand Theft Auto" series is among the likes of "Super Mario," "Minecraft," "Pokémon," and "Tetris." It's such a big deal, culturally, that it's a market-moving event when the studio behind "Grand Theft Auto" — Rockstar Games — even teases a new game. Show More Summary

MOELIS: There's one question every CEO in the world is asking themselves right now

"Am I prepared to meet that challenge?" That's the question the CEO of every company is asking themselves right now, according to Ken Moelis, founder of the Wall Street advisory house Moelis & Co. The challenge Moelis is asking about...Show More Summary

Banks are giving away credit cards like it's 2008

Banks are giving away credit cards at a rate. Bank of America Merrill Lynch just reported strong third-quarter earnings, and buried in the earnings release was this factoid: New US consumer credit card issuance hit the highest levelShow More Summary

This 'surprising' chart should terrify anyone in the traditional money management business

Exchange-traded funds are hoovering up assets at an impressive rate. Yes, yes, I know you've heard that before. We've written about it plenty. The seemingly inexorable rise of these types of funds has everyone on Wall Street talking,...Show More Summary

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