A former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman is calling for more regulation of stablecoins, or cryptocurrencies created to be pegged to other assets like fiat money. Timothy Massad, who led the commission during much of the Obama administration’s second term, told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that investors would benefit from more transparency in the wake of
SELINSGROVE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES – 2021/01/27: A woman walks past the GameStop store inside the Susquehanna Valley Mall. An online group sent share prices of GameStop (GME) and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC) soaring in an attempt to squeeze short sellers. Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images GameStop sales rose 25% in the
Most people want to forget this part of the 1970s. But inflation is back, and investor Peter Boockvar predicts it will be the most widespread in decades. “Monetary policy … is right now impotent in its ability to stimulate economic activity,” the Bleakley Advisory Group chief investment officer told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. Boockvar
The recent release of thousands of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails from the spring of 2020 revealed a lot about the early days of the pandemic. But it was also a fascinating glimpse into the White House chief medical advisor’s busy job. The sheer number of emails that Fauci receives and responds to in a day
In this article CLOV CLNE VIRT The frenzied activity involving so-called meme stocks is being driven by more than just retail investors, the CEO of market maker Virtu Financial told CNBC on Wednesday. “There’s a lot of institutions, professional traders, speculators, whatever you want to call them, engaged in this in both the cash equities
Samuel Corum | Getty Images News | Getty Images The top 1% would see their federal taxes rise by more than $213,000, on average, next year as a result of President Joe Biden’s tax plan, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Such households, which earn about $800,000 or more
As Wisconsin legislators work to finalize the state budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 biennium that begins July 1, the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) on Tuesday reported the state has substantially more revenue to work with than was anticipated when the LFB issued revenue projections earlier this year. Specifically, the LFB’s revised three-year
A real estate agent and a potential home buyer in Coral Gables, Fla. Getty Images Mortgage rates fell slightly last week, but not enough to light a fire under mortgage demand. Total mortgage application volume decreased 3.1% for the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. The average contract interest rate for
In this article MELI Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on May 22, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Sarah Stier | Getty Images It’s the last thing Major League Baseball needs right now – another cheating
In this article WFC CLNE RIDE The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck sits on stage during an unveiling event in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Matthew Hatcher | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Clean Energy Fuels — Shares of Clean Energy Fuels
The off-price retailer Saks Off Fifth has teamed up with The Phluid Project to create a line of gender-fluid apparel, coinciding with Pride Month. Source: Saks Off Fifth For Christina McCann, shopping at the mall involves sifting through the women’s and the men’s aisles in search of the perfect outfit. McCann, who is nonbinary, often
CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that trading meme stocks is more gambling than investing. “It’s exciting. It’s fun, and it’s real,” Cramer said on “Squawk Box.” However, he added, “If you’re going to play it, I think that you can, I don’t know, go to the casino. These should be offered at the casino.” He
nortonrsx | iStock | Getty Images Americans are ready to start spending money to treat themselves — and 44% are willing to go into debt to do it, a report from CreditCards.com finds. Millennials, ages 24-40, are most likely to take on more debt (59%) followed by Gen Zers, ages 18-24, coming in at 56%.
A new housing model is rising from the dirt in Valencia, California, and potentially raising the bar for real estate developers hoping to reduce their carbon footprints. More than 21,000 homes are going up in a brand-new community that, its developer says, will be the largest net-zero community in the nation, and potentially the world.
A patient suffering from COVID-19 receives treatment at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the “Klinikum Darmstadt” clinic in Darmstadt, Germany, May 20, 2021. Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters LONDON — The cheap and widely-available drug aspirin does not improve survival for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, a U.K. study has found. Oxford University
Investors will need to accept the trajectory and level of volatility in bitcoin as the digital currency becomes more widely adopted globally, according to SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci. Following a run to an all-time high above $63,000 in April, the price of bitcoin has swiftly tumbled in a matter of weeks — at one point