Martin Baccardax

Baccardax, a former bond salesman who spent 8 years on the trading floor in Toronto and London, has worked in and around the global financial markets for more than 25 years, covering companies from birth in the bond markets to death in the bankruptcy courts -- and all points in between.
Following television stints with CNBC Europe in London, where he served as on-air Economics editor co-anchor of the Closing Bell program, Baccardax was named London Bureau Chief in October 2016.

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American Express Beats Q1 Estimate but Revenue Miss Keeps Shares in Check

American Express Beats Q1 Estimate but Revenue Miss Keeps Shares in Check

American Express posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings Thursday, and held onto its full-year outlook, but rising expenses and rewards program costs ate into its bottom line.

BB&T Tops Q1 Earnings Estimate, Takes $80 Million Charge on SunTrust Merger

BB&T Tops Q1 Earnings Estimate, Takes $80 Million Charge on SunTrust Merger

BB&T Corp. posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings Thursday following its $66 billion merger with SunTrust Banks earlier this year that created the country's sixth-largest lender.

Honeywell Boosts Full-Year Outlook After Q1 Earnings Beat as Aerospace Shines

Honeywell Boosts Full-Year Outlook After Q1 Earnings Beat as Aerospace Shines

Honeywell posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings, and boosted its full year outlook, thanks to a solid performance from its aerospace division.

Travelers Beats Q1 Earnings Forecast as Catastrophe Losses Tumble

Travelers Beats Q1 Earnings Forecast as Catastrophe Losses Tumble

Travelers Companies posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings Thursday as the property and casualty insurer rode improved underwriting and sharply lower catastrophe losses to just under $800 million in net income.

Facebook Slips After Admitting Email Contact Upload in Latest Privacy Glitch

Facebook Slips After Admitting Email Contact Upload in Latest Privacy Glitch

Facebook shares traded lower Thursday after the world's biggest social media group admitted to yet another potential data breach involving the "unintentional" uploading of millions of email contacts.

Canopy Growth Makes $3.4 Billion Play for U.S Cannabis Group Acreage Holdings

Canopy Growth Makes $3.4 Billion Play for U.S Cannabis Group Acreage Holdings

Canopy Growth Corp confirmed plans to buy U.S.-based Acreage Holdings once and if cannabis is made federally legal in the United States in a deal that values the group at around $3.4 billion.

Stocks Lower as North Korea Tests, Mueller Report Release, Cast Cautious Shadow

Stocks Lower as North Korea Tests, Mueller Report Release, Cast Cautious Shadow

Global stocks drifted lower Thursday, with investors adopting a cautious stance ahead of the release of the Mueller Report into allegations of Russian election meddling later today and news of renewed weapons tests by North Korea that threaten to unravel President Donald Trump's broader Asia strategy on trade and security.

Canopy Growth Shares Spike on Report of Acreage Holdings Purchase

Canopy Growth Shares Spike on Report of Acreage Holdings Purchase

Canopy Growth Corp. shares were indicated sharply higher Thursday following a report the Canadian marijuana group is close to buying U.S.-based Acreage Holdings.

PepsiCo Tops Q1 Earnings on Organic Sales Surge; Confirms 2019 Targets

PepsiCo Tops Q1 Earnings on Organic Sales Surge; Confirms 2019 Targets

PepsiCo posts stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings after recording the fastest pace of organic sales growth in more than three years.

Netflix Edges Higher On Soft Subscriber Guidance as Price Hikes Hit US Growth

Netflix Edges Higher On Soft Subscriber Guidance as Price Hikes Hit US Growth

Netflix shares traded higher Wednesday even after the online streaming service said current quarter subscriber additions would likely miss Wall Street forecasts as a recent price increase works its way through markets around the world.