On Friday, February 8 executives and guests of RBS Securities Inc. will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the launch of five exchange-traded products in its growing suite of exchange traded notes (ETNs). The RBS Rogers Enhanced Commodity Exchange Traded Notes will be issued by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS plc). The series launched on November 15, 2012 and is listed on NYSE Arca.
To mark this occasion, Jim Rogers, Prominent Stock Market and Commodities Investor will ring The Opening Bell.
The following are the RBS Rogers ETNs and their exchange ticker symbols.
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 3 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points following better than expected trade data from China and Germany, which boosted expectations that the global economy would strengthen and support the equity market. China reported that exports and imports surged in January to over 25%, and 28% from a year earlier, respectively. New lending also rose in the month, a broad measure of liquidity in the economy. Trade data from Germany also provided confidence to financial markets, after the euro zone member reported trade surplus hit its second highest level in more than 60 years in 2012.
On the economic calendar today, international trade for December will be out before the opening bell, $-46.0 B is expected versus $-48.7 B. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President, Narayana Kocherlakota will be speaking on risk probability in options prices at...
Foundation Opkikker sounds the gong for the launch of the children's magazine KIK.
The first edition of the magazine is presented during the gong ceremony to child ambassadors of the foundation by Dirk Scheele (child musician) and Julius Jaspers (top chef). Opkikker organizes Opkikkerdays for families with an chronically ill child in the age of 0-17. Each year, the children approached in that year for an Opkikkerdag, are askedwhether they want to be an ambassador of the foundation and if they want to stay involved. Ruud Sliphorst, CEO Opkikker foundation, sounds the gong for the launch of the magazine that will be delivered to the ambassadors four times a year.
Stocks fell today, well off session lows however, as investors took in earnings and mixed economic news. The euro tumbled after the European Central Bank's chief said policymakers will monitor the impact of a rising currency and cited downside risks to the bloc's economy. Investors also eyed comments from Chicago Fed President, Charles Evans who told CNBC that the central bank policy will “remain accommodative until the economy improves.”
In economic news, weekly jobless claims fell 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, according to the Labor Department. The government has adjusted the data for seasonal swings, and the numbers are settling at a level that signals there is little change in the pace of firings from last year.
The productivity of U.S. workers fell 2% in the fourth quarter, the most in almost two years, pushing labor expenses up more than forecasted.
Executives and guests of The John Starks Foundation will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate The 3 Point Scholarship Program. To mark the occasion, John Starks, Founder & President of the John Starks Foundation will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
ABOUT THE JOHN STARKS FOUNDATION
Established in 1994 by New York Knicks Legend JOHN STARKS, the John Starks Foundation has been supporting various community programs whose primary focus is to further the educational, social and recreational development of disadvantaged youth and families. In 2006, after witnessing the increasing number of college bound students seeking financial aid, the 3 Point Scholarship was created. The 3 Point Scholarship provides monetary grants to New York Tri-State and Tulsa area students who demonstrate academic achievement and significant community service commitments but lack the financial resources to pursue a college education. ...