BAC : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Banks Face Big Earnings Hits From Trump Tax Cuts

    December 1, 2016
    Bad news for big banks: President-Elect Trump’s corporate tax cuts would inflict billions of dollars in writedowns by devaluing ...
  2. Top Bank Regulator Urges Trump to Keep Dodd-Frank (BAC, JPM)

    December 1, 2016
    Cutting down on strict regulations imposed on financial institutions has been at the center on President-elect Donald Trump's ...
  3. Bank of America Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (BAC)

    November 30, 2016
    Bank of America will send its dividend payment on Dec. 30 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 2.
  4. Bank of America Stock Can Still Pay: KBW (BAC)

    November 30, 2016
    Despite concerns about an overheated stock, Bank of America remains one of the better ways to play the expected rise in interest ...
  5. 13F Season Brings Big Changes to AAPL, BABA and More (AAPL, GOOGL)

    November 29, 2016
    13F season has revealed that major investors are making big plays in these stocks.
  6. Bank of America Stock Short Interest Rises 23% (BAC)

    November 29, 2016
    Bank of America short sellers likely believe that the stock, which has enjoyed eight-year highs, has risen too far and too ...
  7. Duquesne Capital's Druckenmiller Eliminates Halliburton, Buys ...

    November 29, 2016
    The former manager for George Soros' Quantum Fund has made significant moves in recent months.
  8. Where American Express Stands in Rewards War (AXP, BAC)

    November 28, 2016
    As American Express is the largest U.S. credit card issuer by purchases, the rewards war is one it may win by losing.
  9. Fed Minutes Boost Chance of December Rate Hike (BAC, PNC)

    November 24, 2016
    Perhaps the biggest known, yet unknown, secret today is that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its next monetary ...
  10. Bank of America Could Head Much Higher in 2017

    November 22, 2016
    Bank of America has broken out and gained considerable ground this month but may have to wait until 2017 to add to gains ...
  11. Big Banks Rank High on Global Systemic Risk (BAC, WFC)

    November 22, 2016
    The improvements made by some of the world's biggest banks could require stiffer capital requirements, according to global ...
  12. Bank of America Boosted by Expected Rate Hike (BAC)

    November 18, 2016
    Valuation concerns at Bank of America – or any of the "big four" banks – could be a moot issue if interest rates rise.
  13. Bank of America Downgraded by Robert W. Baird (BAC)

    November 17, 2016
    For the third time in about a week, Bank of America's valuation was a topic of concern for Wall Street analysts.
  14. Will Trump Break Up the Big Banks? (BAC, JPM)

    November 16, 2016
    Trump has called for reinstating Glass-Steagall, which could drastically reshape the industry and Wall Street's big banks. ...
  15. Bank of America Downgraded by Guggenheim (BAC)

    November 16, 2016
    Shares of Bank of America traded slightly higher Tuesday despite yet another downgrade by analysts who fear the valuation ...
  16. Why Bank of America Soared 15% Last Week (BAC, KBE)

    November 14, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul sent banking stocks higher.
  17. Assessing Bank of America After 52-Week High (BAC)

    November 10, 2016
    Bank of America still looks like a stock that investors should want to own, especially under the president-elect.
  18. Heavyweight Sectors Boosted by Trump Upset (BAC, WFC)

    November 10, 2016
    Some of the market's top heavyweight sectors rose to new highs, led by a better-than-4% jump in financial stocks.
  19. Magic Words: How CEOs Win a Pay Raise (KO, BAC)

    November 9, 2016
    A new study finds a direct correlation between the use of two words "shareholder value" in CEO letters to shareholders and ...
  20. Bank Investors Might Love (And Hate) Trump (MS, GS)

    November 9, 2016
    Bank stocks could encounter both headwinds and tailwinds as a result of Donald Trump's presidential victory.
  21. Bank of America Downgraded by Deutsche Bank (BAC)

    November 9, 2016
    Shares of Bank of America traded slightly lower Tuesday after analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock from a Buy rating ...
  22. A Look at Bank of America vs. Wells Fargo (BAC, WFC)

    November 7, 2016
    While the low interest rate environment has hurt both firms, Wells Fargo has hurt itself even more from a series of unfortunate ...
  23. CFTC Probes Banks' Use of Interest Rate Swaps

    November 4, 2016
    U.S. regulators are probing banks' trading and clearing of interest rate swaps, which played a central role in the 2008 financial ...
  24. What Drives Bank of America From Here? (BAC)

    November 4, 2016
    While Bank of America appears to be on firmer footing, there's still a lot that needs to go right for the bank to push higher.
  25. Bank of America Clients Sell Stocks for 21 Straight Weeks Due ...

    November 3, 2016
    The bank's institutional clients have sold off stocks for a record number of consecutive weeks, thanks to increasing redemptions ...
  26. Bank of America Offers 4 Post-Election Market Outcomes

    November 1, 2016
    With the U.S. Presidential election on November 8th, Bank of America has presented a series of possible scenarios after the ...
  27. U.S. Cash Holdings Nearing 15-Year Highs

    October 18, 2016
    European stability and U.S. monetary policy have investors on edge.
  28. Bank of America Tops Q3 Earnings Estimates (BAC)

    October 17, 2016
    The continued drag on low interest rates didn't keep Bank of America from posting a better-than 7% increase in third quarter ...
  29. Bank Earnings: Why Analysts Are Slashing Estimates (JPM, C)

    October 13, 2016
    Once a license to print money, America's big banks face falling third-quarter profits as low interest rates, the yield curve, ...
  30. Crude Price Worries Oil Companies and Banks (OAS, HAL)

    October 13, 2016
    Potential for further weakness in the price of crude oil is a concern for commercial banks as well as oil and gas industry ...
  31. Inflation: Three Investments for Rising Prices (BAC)

    October 11, 2016
    BAML says investors should look to inflation-protected assets as they see price rises arriving sooner than most expect
  32. JPMorgan Chase Levels to Watch After Earnings

    October 11, 2016
    JPMorgan has rallied into a test of the 2015 bull market high ahead of earnings, but a breakout may have to wait until a ...
  33. Why Companies Have Election Jitters (BAC, GS)

    October 10, 2016
    Companies are reluctant to give earnings guidance to Wall Street as the presidential election nears.
  34. Why Do Businesses Benefit From Life Insurance on Employees?

    September 30, 2016
    Companies can buy life insurance on their employees and collect the benefit proceeds. Find out why companies want to benefit ...
  35. Microsoft, Bank of America Team Up on Blockchain Technology

    September 28, 2016
    The technology company and finance institution intend to introduce the digital ledger to trade finance transactions.
  36. 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries (AXP, BAC)

    September 24, 2016
    These five credit cards with cash-back reward programs offer consumers a great way to capitalize on everyday purchases such ...
  37. 3 Surprising Things That Big Data Reveals About HR

    September 17, 2016
    More and more companies are using big data in HR as a means of saving time and money when recruiting, hiring and retaining ...
  38. Banks Sag as Options Show Higher Near-term Risk (JPM, BAC)

    September 16, 2016
    Major financial stocks are lower in Tuesday's trade, as risk gauges for one-month options in bank stocks move higher to reflect ...
  39. Top 10 Companies That Will Pay for School (SBUX, T)

    September 15, 2016
    Scrutinizing employee benefits can help people in the job market chose employers strategically to find companies that will ...
  40. Are Negative Rates Really "Far Superior" to Combat Downturns?

    September 12, 2016
    Ever wonder how negative interest rates work? Economist Marvin Goodfriend swears by negative interest rates, touting them ...
  41. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Banking Industry (JPM, BAC)

    September 12, 2016
    Here are five of the top recommended books to read in order to gain a thorough understanding of the all-important banking ...
  42. Credit Unions vs. Banks: Which Is Better?

    September 10, 2016
    Credit unions vs. banks: Even though most Americans have accounts with a traditional big bank, many Americans are opting ...
  43. BofA's CEO Sees Strength in U.S. Consumer (BAC)

    September 8, 2016
    Bank of America CEO Moynihan's optimism about the U.S. consumer may bode well for retail shares
  44. Top 10 Bank Stocks for 2016

    September 8, 2016
    Bank stocks have performed strongly in August 2016, as the prospect of an interest-rate hike increases. These top stocks ...
  45. Are Hedge Funds Buying or Covering Shorts?

    September 6, 2016
    The markets may be experiencing a short-covering rally as hedge funds and institutional players try to wait out a false rally ...
  46. Best 2016 IRA Promotions (ETFC, BAC)

    September 6, 2016
    Here are some of the best IRA promotions of 2016, with significant bonuses for large deposits.
  47. 7 Employee Benefit Plan Best Practices (BAC)

    September 4, 2016
    Merrill Lynch offers seven best practices for increasing participation in and contributions to savings-oriented employee ...
  48. Understanding Bank of America's Capital Structure (BAC)

    August 31, 2016
    For banks, especially large banks such as Bank of America, capital structure has to both meet funding needs and satisfy the ...
  49. Big Banks Could Lead Market Higher in 4th Quarter

    August 29, 2016
    U.S. commercial banks may be gearing up to post new 2016 highs and test 2015 bull-market highs.
  50. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Boston (GS, PYPL)

    August 29, 2016
    Find out which startups that are emerging as Boston's top fintech companies are already disrupting the financial services ...
  51. Goldman Sachs Says Bank of America at an "Inflection Point"

    August 26, 2016
    Goldman analysts optimistic that BofA, which has languished since the 2007-'08 financial crisis, is on the path to recovery. ...
  52. Improve Your Chances to Get Approved for a Credit Card (BAC, ...

    August 25, 2016
    Little or no credit doesn’t mean you’re stuck paying with cash. There are credit options for those just starting to establish ...
  53. Why These 2 Stocks Are Speculative for Boomers (FB, BAC)

    August 24, 2016
    Learn why popular stocks such as Facebook and Bank of America are highly speculative and fraught with risk for baby boomer ...
  54. How to Get a Credit Card Without a Social Security Number (SSN) ...

    August 23, 2016
    Learn the methods by which a borrower can get approved for a credit card, even if the borrower lacks a valid Social Security ...
  55. Why Bank of America Stock Is Lower Than Pre-Crisis (BAC)

    August 23, 2016
    Rescued by the U.S. Government in 2009, Bank of America stock is still lower than it was before the Global Financial Crisis.
  56. Who is Driving Bank of America's Management Team (BAC)

    August 22, 2016
    Top level management at Bank of America is driving expansion into investment banking, global markets and other financial ...
  57. Conduct Costs Paid by Banks Are Up (BAC, JPM)

    August 17, 2016
    The money paid to handle regulatory or financial penalties by banks have been growing according to a report from the CCP ...
  58. Who Is Driving Citigroup's Management Team?

    August 17, 2016
    These are the key people primarily responsible for directing Citigroup in a rapidly changing financial services world.
  59. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    August 17, 2016
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  60. Top 6 Shareholders of BHP Billiton

    August 15, 2016
    The biggest shareholders of BHP Billiton are large institutional investors that hold in excess of one million shares apiece.
  61. HSBC, BofA Merrill Lynch Explore Blockchain-Based Trade

    August 15, 2016
    The $2 trillion worth of global trading transactions can be massively simplified with the benefits of blockchain technology, ...
  62. These Countries Are Cheap Thanks to Declining Currency

    August 13, 2016
    Discover the effect Brexit has had across global financial and currency markets. Learn why three major currencies have depreciated ...
  63. Home Equity Loan Delinquencies Are Rising (BAC, JPM)

    August 12, 2016
    More borrowers are starting to default on their home equity loans and banks are starting to feel the strain.
  64. Cyber Alliance: 8 Banks Join to Fight Crime (JPM)

    August 11, 2016
    JPMorgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are among 8 financial firms joining to fight cyber attacks amid the theft of data on ...
  65. 8 Stocks for Active Traders (VRX,FCX,F,BAC,SIRI)

    August 10, 2016
    These eight stocks have the potential to deliver significant returns in a short period of time.
  66. Bank Earnings Face Pressure With Oil Under $40

    August 3, 2016
    U.S. banks face difficult times ahead amid falling oil prices even with help from the Federal Reserve
  67. Bank of America Earnings Beat Expectations (BAC)

    July 18, 2016
    Revenue, net of interest, came in at $20.6 billion compared to $22.2 billion in the same quarter of last year.
  68. A History of the S&P 500 Dividend Yield

    July 16, 2016
    Find out why the dividend yield for the S&P 500 Index remains historically low, and what dividend yields used to look like ...
  69. A Look at Bank of America Ahead of Earnings (BAC)

    July 15, 2016
    Lowered estimates will make the earnings easier to beat and by a higher margin. But it's a double-edged sword.
  70. Bank of America Levels to Watch After Earnings

    July 14, 2016
    Bank of America could make incremental technical progress after a strong earnings report while a weak confessional is unlikely ...
  71. Behind Bank of America's 72.2% Drop in 10 years (BAC)

    July 12, 2016
    Analyze Bank of America's historical stock price performance to determine the effects of the financial crisis, low interest ...
  72. Bank of America Stock Rises Despite Downgrade

    July 7, 2016
    The bank may support any near-term decline in share price with a $5 billion buyback.
  73. Global Investment Fees Down In First Half (JPM, GS)

    July 5, 2016
    JPMorgan Chase led the league table for investment banking fees for the first half of the year, but its not all good news. ...
  74. Banks Buyback $10 Billion Shares After Brexit Rout (BAC, JPM)

    June 30, 2016
    While Brexit caused many investors to dump shares in banking stocks, it has spurred a furious round of share buybacks by ...
  75. BofA Passes Fed's Stress Test (BAC)

    June 30, 2016
    To Moynihan's credit, the CEO did what was necessary this time to get a passing grade. And the bank and its shareholders ...
  76. Brexit Effects: Banks Reduce Dark Pool Trading (MS, BAC)

    June 28, 2016
    Dark pools, the major trading venues for big investors, saw reduced volumes amid Brexit, raising questions about their viability. ...
  77. Why Bank of America Lowered Its S&P 500 Target (BAC)

    June 28, 2016
    Explore the reasons for Bank of America's double down on its downgrade of the year-end price of the S&P 500, and why it may ...
  78. Can the Fed Really Eliminate Too Big to Fail? (C, JPM)

    June 28, 2016
    Explore the efforts to curb "too big to fail" banks, why the Dodd-Frank Reform bill has failed and why the measures taken ...
  79. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, ...

    June 27, 2016
    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  80. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  81. Banks Survive Economic Shock in Fed Stress Test

    June 27, 2016
    America's most systemically important banks proved able to withstand a severe economic shock according to the Fed's annual ...
  82. Lower for Longer: Negative Yield in Corporate Bonds (BAC, JNJ)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why for the first time in history, corporate bonds will drop into negative yield territory, joining sovereign bonds ...
  83. Why the Fed Says Banking Functions Are Too Complex (JPM, BAC)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise capital requirements for America's largest banks or move to limit complex derivative ...
  84. Top 5 Banks That Are Too Big to Fail (JPM, BAC)

    June 25, 2016
    Discover how the five largest banks have become so big that it would be detrimental to the financial health of the US economy ...
  85. Bank of America's Top 5 Conviction Investment Themes (BAC)

    June 22, 2016
    Discover the top five conviction investment themes for the remainder of 2016 according to the latest report from Bank of ...
  86. Bank of America Stock Seen Climbing 20% (BAC)

    June 21, 2016
    Mark DeVaul, a portfolio manager, told Barron's that Bank of America has a number of long-term positives, including "an unusually ...
  87. Why Banks Are Tightening Credit Lines for Oil Drillers (WFC, ...

    June 18, 2016
    Discover the reasons lenders cut back credit lines of dozens of oil drillers and why the growing number of bankruptcies has ...
  88. 4 Cases When M&A Strategy Failed for the Acquirer (EBAY, BAC)

    June 18, 2016
    Learn about four corporate mergers that were either unsuccessful or faced critical challenges. Discover which factors can ...
  89. Bank of America to Cut 8,000 Jobs (BAC)

    June 16, 2016
    Bank of America's president of retail banking has announced thousands more positions to be eliminated in the coming years.
  90. 10 Companies That Will Pay for Your MBA (BAC, WFC)

    June 14, 2016
    Discover ten institutions of higher learning that are willing to help finance your MBA in exchange for your commitment to ...
  91. Why Buybacks Can Be a Waste of Cash (BX, BAC)

    June 13, 2016
    Learn the motivations behind share repurchase programs, including how they can mask slowing organic growth and why many companies ...
  92. Top 10 Checking Accounts With No Overdraft Fees (BAC, C)

    June 10, 2016
    Discover banks that have checking accounts without overdraft fees, which can help you keep more of the money you earn in ...
  93. BofA vs. Citi: Which Is Better for High-Net-Worth Accounts? (C, ...

    June 7, 2016
    Compare and contrast the Citigold program from Citigroup and Bank of America's Preferred Rewards, and determine which program ...
  94. Goldman Sachs Gets 250K Internship Applications (GS, BAC)

    June 6, 2016
    According to the Financial Times, Wall Street investment banks saw a flood of applications for summer internship positions.
  95. 3 Best Reward Credit Cards Without Annual Fees (C, BAC)

    June 5, 2016
    Discover some of the top rewards credit cards on the market that have no annual fee, and learn how much you can potentially ...
  96. 5 Ways to Boost CD Rate in a Low Interest Rate Environment (ALLY, ...

    June 3, 2016
    Discover several ways that savers can earn higher yields on their CDs and other bank deposit accounts in a low interest rate ...
  97. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Nonprofits (EVER, WFC)

    June 2, 2016
    Discover the best checking accounts for nonprofits, including the banks that waive fees on currency deposits and offer services ...
  98. Bank of America Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend (BAC)

    May 31, 2016
    Bank of America will send its dividend payment on June 24 to shareholders of record as of June 3.
  99. Bank of America Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (BAC)

    May 27, 2016
    Learn about Bank of America, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and a general consensus from consumer ...
  100. 5 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch (BAC, TOL, FCX, F)

    May 27, 2016
    These aren't your typical momentum stocks. They're big names that are moving higher for logical reasons.
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