The Glass-Steagall act, also known as the banking act of 1933 made clear something that seems quite logical these days – A corporation was longer permitted to maintain holdings in investment banking and commercial banking under the same “roof”, this forced changes in many companies which, at the time, were very much into centralizing their services.

That one act or law is also responsible for the eventual creation of what is now known as Morgan Stanley, and is now one of the largest investment firms on the planet, with yearly revenues exceeding $35 billion, nearly $1.5 trillion assets under management and over 50,000 employees in over 1300 offices all over the globe, pretty impressive for a company that has faced its fair share of difficulties over the years, difficulties you may be able to avoid if you invest in Morgan Stanley binary options.

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Following the act mentioned above, Morgan-Stanley opened for business in 1935 and quickly used its initial capital and contacts to achieve a substantial market share and undertake more than one major project under its wing, such as the financing of U.S rail in 1939.

The company would quickly expand into financing for the business market handling certain business and financing deals for market giants such as IBM, AT&T and General Motors in the 50’s and 60’s, Morgan-Stanley is also credited with either creating or assisting in the creation of the first computer model for financial analysis which would prove critical to the future advancement of the company itself and the entire market.

Starting with the mid-90’s onwards Morgan Stanley has become heavily invested in banking for various technology based companies and has given financial services, at one time or another to Facebook, Apple, Cisco, Groupon and Google to name but a few.

Like more than a few financial companies, the global financial crisis of 2008 did not entirely skip over Morgan-Stanley, but while they did encounter some hardships, those were not as severe as some others – it advised the US government in several key issues throughout the crisis, but early on in the crisis it also suffered losses that reached $300 million in a single day of trading and was only able to survive because of its massive capital base and diverse investments that did not rely as heavily on the housing market as companies that collapsed.

Morgan-Stanley’s main salvation came through a Japanese investment in the amount of $9 billion from Mitsubishi bank; the bank also borrowed more than $107 billion from the Federal Reserve during the 2008 crisis according to documents, which also aided in stabilizing it.

With such a wealth of investments and assets it is a little difficult to point out specific areas of note or concern when considering and investment in Morgan-Stanley binary options, but it would stand to reason that with a great deal of investments geared towards technology based companies that would be one area on which you can focus on, as an investor.

Any action the company takes to assist or on behalf of any technology based business can have serious impact on its prices – good or bad, while recent investments and IPO’s have all gone rather well, other may not, but the main point of the matter is this – if you are an opportune trader with an ear for investments that could go either way at the tip of a hat, an investment in Morgan-Stanley just might be the thing for you.