As a leader in the development of Financial Technology, Barchart will host the inaugural FinTech Exchange event in Chicago on April 23. This event will bring together technology leaders from the financial markets and trading industry. Companies including IBM Watson, Amazon Web Services and CME Group will discuss the latest trends and opportunities related to financial markets and technology.
Chart of the Day
Accenture (ACN) is the Barchart Chart of the Day, The business consulting company has a Trend spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 23.00+, gained 13.82% in the last year and paid a 2.26% dividend.
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