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Article / 07 July 2017 at 15:04 GMTUS small-cap stocks have gone largely unnoticed by global investors, but Trump's 'America First' doctrine has given smaller firms a boost, and futures and options on the widely watched Russell 2000 small-cap index could offer new opportunities for trading and portfolio hedging. The CME Group will launch E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures and options on July 10, and Saxo Bank will list them on Monday.Read the article
Squawk / 13 April 2016 at 14:55 GMTMile-High Merger: Alaska Airlines Buys Virgin America, Expanding Market Reach
A little over 10 years ago, there were a dozen major domestic airlines. Following a wave of bankruptcies, the industry consolidated, and today four remain—American, Delta, United and Southwest.
For the past couple of years, these newly-strengthened carriers, along with a full roster of regional and low-cost carriers, have been beating expectations, generating record profits and free cash flow and rewarding shareholders with dividend growth and stock buybacks. Low fuel costs have served as an additional windfall.
Consolidation Strengthened the U.S. Airline Industry
That doesn’t mean the industry now lacks the room to change (and improve), however.