This is a marvelously weird apparent prank. There seems to be an actual entity -- it's registered in Wisconsin -- called YNOFACE Holdings Inc, which said in a SEC filing Wednesday that it had acquired more than 4.2 bn shares of Bank of America on September 22, and nearly 800 million shares on August 15 with an exchange of shares.
Who would've thought that this election year could lead to corporate tax reform in the US? Goldman Sachs Group analysts say there could be some semblance of a bipartisan effort to rework the way multinational US companies are taxed during the next presidential term.
Citigroup suggests a rather grim fix for oil-exporting countries struggling with the drop in crude prices: Lower ambitions for economic growth, and fewer unskilled immigrants. Limiting immigration is a tactic that's appealed to other countries recently (we'd make a snarky comment about the UK, if only we Yanks were in any place to feel superior).
Finally, one participant expressed the view that prolonged periods of low interest rates could encourage pension funds, endowments and investors with fixed future payout obligations to save more, depressing economic growth and adding to downward pressure on the neutral real interest rate. - The Federal Reserve's September meeting minutes, released Wednesday afternoon.
New US money-market fund regulations go into effect on Friday, in case you happened to miss Libor's climb and the reams of press coverage in the two years since the rules were introduced. Because the topic has been widely covered, we thought there would be a pretty smooth transition into October.
Foreign-exchange trading hasn't been the best way to express macro views this year -- in part because of expensive hedging costs -- but BofA Merrill Lynch FX strategists say that's changing, in a note titled "FX is back for good."
People who enjoy having opinions about the financial system also tend to enjoy comparing trading -- or, um, central banking -- to gambling. While we're sceptical of those types of views, this week's rundown of legal troubles faced by one broker-dealer-affiliated gaming business almost seemed bankish.
Most people aren't terribly excited about teaching computers how to do their jobs, but multi-million-dollar settlements after regulatory investigations seem like a pretty good motivator. IBM announced today that it's buying Promontory Financial, a consultancy that came to represent some of the problems raised by the revolving door between regulators and Wall Street banks (it was founded by Eugene Ludwig, comptroller of the currency for the Clinton Administration).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".