This gives Merrill an established brokerage force, and since the brokerage business is a scale business, getting bigger makes sense.
"Robert Christian Hansen", known in the media as the ""Butcher Baker"" was an Americans/American serial killer. Between 1971 and 1983, Hansen abducted, raped and murdered at least 17, and possibly more than 30 women, in and around Anchorage, Alaska. He was arrested and convicted in 1983 and was sentenced to 461 years (plus a life sentence) with no possibility of parole.More Robert Hansen on Wikipedia.
They were left without a prom date following the Ameritrade announcement. This planned acquisition demonstrates that this company is a long-term contender in a rapidly consolidating industry.
It looked as if E*Trade was left without a prom date, ... But buying Harrisdirect and BrownCo puts E*Trade back in the horse race.
We continue to see higher trading volumes from both hedge funds and retail investors, despite concerns that growth could slow.
It's becoming a horse race among Schwab, Ameritrade and E*Trade, ... They're in a dead heat.
This should be a great quarter for the investment banks across virtually all their business segments. High-margin merger advisory, sales and trading, and stock and bond underwriting all look really strong this quarter.
Instead of just throwing them in a cell, trying to wash your hands of it, you know what? Give them the treatment they need.
Many of our customers use the Super Bowl as an excuse to upgrade their home entertainment centers, whether they?re watching the game or not. We seem to be doing well enough without the Patriots? help.
[And E*Trade's shopping spree doesn't guarantee it will stay out of buyers' crosshairs, says Standard & Poor's Hansen.] It would make an attractive acquisition candidate to others in its industry, ... It has a strong franchise.