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Wall Street Week Ahead: Optimism among S&P 500 CEOs as Trump takes power

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York CityU.S. President Donald Trump's administration is only hours old, but already a small parade of S&P 500 companies' chiefs have voiced optimism that his promised tax cuts, stimulus spending and deregulation will boost corporate profits. In the days ahead of Friday's inauguration, senior executives from Morgan Stanley , Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. corporations said the Trump White House has already sparked a brighter outlook for business. "There is certainly more reason to be optimistic as we enter 2017 than there was at the beginning of 2016," Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said on Tuesday after his bank said profit doubled in the fourth quarter.



Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:28:51 -0500


Wall Street ends higher as Trump becomes president

A trader watches the Trump inauguration on TV on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York CityU.S. stocks closed higher on Friday in a modest but broad-based advance as Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. President, marking the first time in more than 50 years that a new commander-in-chief has been welcomed by a rising equity market on his first day in office. In his speech, Trump said U.S. policy will be to buy American and hire American, reiterating what he had said many times during this campaign for the White House.



Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:11:02 -0500


Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman's 2016 pay up 7 percent to $22.5 million

Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO Gorman speaks during the Institute of International Finance Annual Meeting in WashingtonMorgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman's overall pay rose 7 percent in 2016 as the Wall Street bank's stock soared and it edged closer to hitting a key profitability target. Gorman will receive $22.5 million (18 million pounds) in total compensation, up from $21 million in 2015, spokesman Mark Lake said in an email. Gorman received a $5 million stock bonus for his performance in 2016, an 8 percent increase from 2015, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.



Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:09:17 -0500


Maverick Capital eyes rebound on bets Trump may roil Wall Street

Lee S. Ainslie III of Maverick Capital speaks at 6th Annual New York Value Investing Congress in New York CityU.S. President Donald Trump's policies could lead to more violent stock market movements, something prominent hedge fund manager Lee Ainslie said could help his portfolio rebound after a lousy 2016. Ainslie's $11 billion Maverick Capital missed out on a rally sparked by Trump's unexpected election in November and ended the year with double digit losses in its biggest funds, underperforming the broader stock market and most hedge funds.



Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:26:32 -0500





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