Canada’s Wealthsimple aims for real-world cryptocurrency use as it looks beyond trading

TORONTO, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Canadian online broker Wealthsimple wants to chart a future that enables the actual use of cryptocurrencies rather than just facilitating trading, but it will likely encounter unexpected costs and uncertain regulatory terrain along the way. Wealthsimple was launched in 2014 as a stock trading platform and currently has C$15 billion … Read more

Analysis: Robinhood shares stumble as trading frenzy wanes, regulators circle

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) became a household name ahead of its stellar IPO last year, when retail investors used its trading app to drive shares of GameStop and other “meme stocks” into the stratosphere, but name recognition has not helped its share price lately. “The market is not being very patient … Read more

Analysis: Will the games stop? SEC mulls crackdown on trading apps

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – A year after the “share meme” rally that humbled hedge funds and rattled Wall Street, U.S. regulators are studying ways to crack down on psychic routers used by Robinhood Inc (HOOD.O) and others. From companies without commissions. Brokers to promote stock trading frequently on smartphone applications. The Securities and Exchange … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Indian rice traders stop new export deals as freight train shortage blocks shipments

Workers lift a bag of rice onto a truck at a wholesale grain market in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI (Reuters) – Nearly a third of India’s rice exports for this month are stuck due to … Read more

Analysis: After U.S. bank stock surge, options traders brace for earnings-fueled volatility

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bank stocks have surged in recent weeks, but the rebound in hedging in a major financial sector exchange-traded fund may be a sign that investors are wary of earnings season volatility, options market experts say. . As major banks such as JP Morgan (JPM.N), Wells Fargo and Citigroup Inc (CN) prepare … Read more