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Lumber Rally Will Be Felled

Lumber Rally Will Be Felled

In addition to the increased temporary demand, there has been a supply interruption, notes Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone Kansas City...
Home for the holidays? Many will be

Home for the holidays? Many will be

Fifty-four percent of people with children will hit the road, according to the consumer holiday travel survey from Generali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division...
Three problems with insuring snowbirds’ trip

Three problems with insuring snowbirds’ trip

“You buy travel insurance several months before your trip because you can’t predict the future,” said Bob Chambers, vice president of operations for insurance company Generali Global Assistance...
Generali Global Assistance Holiday Travel Trends

Generali Global Assistance Holiday Travel Trends

In a true signal of U.S. consumer confidence and economic growth, nearly 100 million Americans will travel this holiday according to the just-released Generali Global Assistance consumer holiday survey...
Where is everyone headed for the holidays?

Where is everyone headed for the holidays?

Fifty-four percent of people with children will hit the road, according to the consumer holiday travel survey from Generali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division...
Tax Plan Won’t Make Buybacks Binge-Worthy

Tax Plan Won’t Make Buybacks Binge-Worthy

Corporations have issued a record amount of debt every year since 2010, and much of it has been used for buybacks. Vincent Deluard, a strategist at broker-dealer INTL FCStone Financial...
Caribbean Set For 2018 Rebound

Caribbean Set For 2018 Rebound

According to a recent survey from Generali Global Assistance, the Caribbean is the most popular choice for vacation travel outside the U.S. during the current holiday season...
Where is Everyone Headed for the Holidays?

Where is Everyone Headed for the Holidays?

Fifty-four percent of people with children will hit the road, according to the consumer holiday travel survey from Generali Global Assistance’s Travel Insurance division...

Industry Intelligence


 

CAT Takes Shape

CAT Takes Shape

For many years, the notion of a consolidated audit trail was just that, a notion — pondered by regulators and discussed at industry conferences, almost as an academic exercise...
FINRA Approves Proposals to Strengthen Controls on High-Risk Brokers

FINRA Approves Proposals to Strengthen Controls on High-Risk Brokers

In an ongoing mandate to protect investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors approved the next step in FINRA’s ongoing initiative to strengthen controls on brokers with a history of significant past misconduct and to ensure greater accountability for firms that choose to employ high-risk brokers...