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Will Visa Replace Citi in the Dow Jones?

I did a piece recently, New Candidates for the Dow Jones, and since then, things have gotten even worse for Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and a handful of other DJIA names. While the Index Editor who oversees the Dow, John Prestbo, has gone on record saying there won’t be any changes right now,…

Slightly Used Ticker Symbols For Sale: MER and WB

On a quiet post-New Year’s Friday, two of the most widely followed stocks disappeared from Quotrons and trading screens around the world: MER and WB.

As Merrill Lynch and Wachovia begin their new lives as foster children of Bank of America and Wells Fargo respectively, the question remains, what will happen to their orphaned call letters? Do they end up on the Island of Misfit Ticker Symbols?