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Cboe Options Exchange to Extend Global Trading Hours for VIX and SPX Options to Nearly 24 Hours-a-Day

CBOE VIX

CBOE announced plans to extend the global trading hours session (GTH) for its S&P 500 Index options (SPX) and Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) options to nearly 24 hours

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Chicago Cubs TV Network to be Available on fuboTV

fubo tv

fuboTV Inc. and Marquee Sports Network announced today a carriage agreement that will bring Chicago Cubs game coverage to the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform in the coming weeks.

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Fitch Upgrades Microsoft to ‘AAA’; Outlook Stable

MSFT Microsoft

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) for Microsoft Corporation to 'AAA' from 'AA+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The Short-Term IDR has been affirmed at 'F1+'. The ratings affect $64 billion of debt.

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Federal Reserve System publishes annual financial statements

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve System on Monday released the 2020 combined annual audited financial statements for the Federal Reserve Banks, as well as statements for the 12 individual Federal Reserve Banks

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Data Spotlight – US options volume nearly doubles over the last 12 months

record options trading

In February 2021, single stock options on US options exchanges reached a total volume of 572.4 million contracts, an increase of 91.3% from February 2020. That growth comes after a significant increase in the prior year, too, with a 51.8% year-over-year increase between February 2020 and February 2019.

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SEC Charges California-Based Fraudster With Selling “Insider Tips” on the Dark Web

DARK WEB insider tips

SEC charged James Roland Jones of Redondo Beach, California, with perpetrating a fraudulent scheme to sell what he called “insider tips” on the dark web.

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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement March 2021

fed FOMC statement

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals.

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FIA survey shows strong outlook for cleared derivatives markets

Outlook for trading volume derivatives industry

FIA conducted a survey at the beginning of 2021 to assess the outlook for the global cleared derivatives industry. The survey gathered feedback from people working at banks, brokers, exchanges, technology vendors and other firms that support the trading and clearing of derivatives such as futures and options.

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SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze, Charges California Trader with Posting False Stock Tweets

ARCS Arcis Resources Corporation

According to the SEC's complaint, which was filed under seal in federal court in the Central District of California on March 2, 2021 and unsealed today, Andrew L. Fassari used the Twitter handle @OCMillionaire to tweet false statements about Arcis Resources Corporation (ARCS)

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Stock Upgrades and Downgrades for February 2021

Upgrades and downgrades (2)

You can find here the stock upgrades and downgrades from the top analysts in Wall Street for February 2021

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