BAC : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    June 3, 2015
    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  2. 6 Brokers That Will Pay You To Trade With Them

    May 31, 2015
    We review six leading online brokers that are offering cash bonuses for opening a new account.
  3. Barron's Recap: Disney's Next Act

    May 31, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the outlook for Disney, an excerpt from "The Great Minds of Investing," how the S&P ...
  4. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters

    May 28, 2015
    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  5. Venezuela: Portrait of a Country in Turmoil

    May 12, 2015
    Venezuela is floundering, and the story has more to do with just the falling price of oil.
  6. What Are The Best Mobile Banking Apps?

    April 24, 2015
    As a society we expect to have 24/7 access to everything in our lives, our bank accounts included.
  7. There Are No Good And Bad Stocks, There's Only Good And Bad Timing

    April 17, 2015
    Many investors spend sleepless nights agonizing over which stocks to buy. After all, isn't the trick to getting rich in ...
  8. What Makes Goldman Sachs a Good Bet?

    April 13, 2015
    Six years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $87 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's ...
  9. 'Financial'-minded Active Traders Eyeing This ETF

    April 3, 2015
    Despite the rocky close to the first quarter, active traders are turning their attention to the financial sector and the ...
  10. Why BBA LIBOR Was Replaced By ICE LIBOR

    March 31, 2015
    We track the reason behind the change in LIBOR's prefix from BBA to ICE.
  11. The Future Of Mobile Banking

    March 20, 2015
    Typically slow to react to technological change, retail banks are finally recognizing the benefits it provides to consumers ...
  12. Can You Bank on BofA in 2015 (and Beyond)?

    March 17, 2015
    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  13. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    March 16, 2015
    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  14. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    March 13, 2015
    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  15. Hillary's Many Wall Street Connections

    March 4, 2015
    Hillary Clinton is one of the most high profile potential 2016 presidential candidates, and her Wall Street ties are a source ...
  16. Which is The Best Bank for Your Buck, BAC or MS?

    March 3, 2015
    One things stands out between these financial services giants when it comes to investing in them.
  17. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Bank Stocks

    February 27, 2015
    Which bank stocks should offer the best bang for your buck in 2015? Possibly these, so read on.
  18. How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    February 12, 2015
    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  19. My Top Contrarian Play Offers 40%-a-Year Potential

    January 20, 2015
    As we kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, one sector got rocked on disappointing results. The market ...
  20. Earn A Potential 20% From The Craft Beer Revolution

    January 19, 2015
    Momentum, the tendency for rising stocks to soar higher and slumping ones to keep dropping, is a market anomaly investing ...
  21. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    January 18, 2015
    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  22. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    January 15, 2015
    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  23. World's Top 10 Trading Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Which are the top trading firms of the world? Here is the list of the ones with highest trading revenue.
  24. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
  25. The New Global Banking Regulations To Avert Future Crisis

    November 27, 2014
    These are the types of policies that are being developed to minimize the risks posed to the global financial system by banks ...
  26. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    November 12, 2014
    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  27. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
  28. An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    October 20, 2014
    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  29. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    October 16, 2014
    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  30. Be Like Buffett By Buying Financials With This ETF

    October 3, 2014
    Given the strong outlook for the sector, traders have been turning their attention to the Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF ...
  31. How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    October 2, 2014
    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  32. 4 Hot Financial Sector Stocks

    September 17, 2014
    The financial sector has been a top performer of late. Here are four hot financial stocks that are helping propel it.
  33. Takeaways From Buffett’s Preferred Stock Deal

    September 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett announced his involvement in Burger King Worldwide’s (BKW) proposed takeover of Tim Hortons (THI).
  34. Is Now the Time To Buy The Big U.S. Banks?

    August 25, 2014
    The stocks of the four major U.S. banks are at critical inflection points. Here's what to be aware of.
  35. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  36. Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    June 10, 2014
    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  37. Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick

    June 2, 2014
    High-frequency trading (HFT) firms make money by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of shares quoted on several exchanges ...
  38. What Is The Difference Between After-Hours Trading And Late Trading?

    May 30, 2014
    “After-hours” trading and “late trading” both refer to investments made outside of normal business hours. While the two activities ...
  39. These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

    May 28, 2014
    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some ...
  40. Look To Financials During Periods Of Instability

    May 23, 2014
    The Bottom Line Economic reports are starting to bring the broad market rally into question. During these periods of uncertainty ...
  41. U.S. Bancorp Finds It Harder To Top Itself

    April 25, 2014
    The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been ...
  42. Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?

    April 17, 2014
    The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) recently discovered that Bank of America (NYSE: National Mortgage ...
  43. Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    April 16, 2014
    J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country ...
  44. Big Bank Technical Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Outlook for the major US banks: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.
  45. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  46. Are Short Sellers Finally Making Headway?

    December 25, 2013
    Short sellers are wrapping up another tough year, as a liquidity-fueled rally has helped to levitate even the most dubious ...
  47. Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  48. Jamie Dimon Steers JPMorgan Through Rough Waters

    October 22, 2013
    JPMorgan Settles a $13 billion legal battle that address the myriad of issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors ...
  49. Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  50. The 1% Are Looking Elsewhere For Returns

    September 18, 2013
    For the rich, stocks and bonds aren’t cutting it. They continue to add more alternative asset classes to their portfolios. ...
  51. Has Santander Made It Through The Worst?

    September 3, 2013
    Santander has yet to find the bottom with its bad credits.
  52. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    August 7, 2013
    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  53. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  54. Bank Of America Brings The Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Effective expensive reduction and lower credit costs continue to drive the story at Bank of America.
  55. JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    July 12, 2013
    JPMorgan continues to hit its marks on credit, though loan growth and NIM were both weak.
  56. Valuation Is Finally Reasonable At FactSet, But Growth Is Now ...

    June 18, 2013
    FactSet's valuation is more reasonable today, but the growth issues are greater.
  57. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  58. Zions Bancorp Will Likely Find It Harder From Here

    May 6, 2013
    Zions has had a good run, but it may be slower going as lending competition intensifies.
  59. Simpler Looks Better For First Horizon

    May 6, 2013
    Deprioritizing non-strategic lending and refocusing on regional banking should be good for First Horizon in the long-term. ...
  60. Investors Seem To Be Overrating Bank Of America

    April 17, 2013
    In any case, I think U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo offer more upside from today's levels than Bank of America.
  61. Citigroup Looking More Like A Normal Big Bank These Days

    April 15, 2013
    With its first full quarter with new CEO Michael Corbat in charge now in the books, Citigroup (NYSE:C) continues to make ...
  62. Core Growth At Wells Fargo Is Weak, But The Multiple Doesn't ...

    April 12, 2013
    Wells Fargo is growth-challenged today, but that's creating a long-term buying opportunity in the shares.
  63. Brazil's Growing, But That May Not Help Banco Bradesco Enough

    January 22, 2013
    Bradesco is performing well today, but spread compression could hurt the stock.
  64. Steady As She Goes Is Fine For U.S. Bancorp

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp remains underappreciated for its superior quality.
  65. What Propels Bank Of America From Here?

    January 21, 2013
    Bank of America is getting better, but the long-term value seems limited from here.
  66. Has Citigroup Cleared The Decks, Or Found New Problems?

    January 21, 2013
    Citi's surprising provision raises new questions.
  67. Quality, But Not Much Growth Or Value At Commerce Bancshares

    January 18, 2013
    Commerce is doing okay in an increasingly difficult environment.
  68. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  69. Can People's United Get Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 14, 2013
    Conservative capital management comes at the cost of growth.
  70. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  71. A Look Back At The Year In Banking

    December 27, 2012
    Revaluation has propelled the banking sector higher in 2012.
  72. Feds Sue Big Banks Over Mortgage Fraud

    November 6, 2012
    While the housing sector continues to grind forward, federal investigators have been busy uncovering the reasons for the ...
  73. Love Or Hate - Wall Street Will Hate A Republican Win

    November 5, 2012
    History has shown that Wall Street does best with democrats in power, especially incumbents. Wall Street would sour quickly ...
  74. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  75. Is Bank of America Breaking Out?

    August 17, 2012
    New York, June 7th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) closed the session at $7.64 just ...
  76. Enthusiasm For Bank Of America Seems A Little Strange

    July 19, 2012
    Bank of America still has a long way to go to match its peers.
  77. What's Wrong With America: Goldman Sachs Building Private Bank

    July 18, 2012
    Goldman Sachs announced that it's building a private bank for wealthy clients.
  78. Bank Of The Ozarks Hitting Accelerator In A Low-Growth Environment

    July 17, 2012
    Although a great bank growth story, Bank of the Ozarks is no bargain. Even with the assumption of high-teens return on equity ...
  79. Citigroup Stays On Track

    July 16, 2012
    Citi is slowly executing on its recovery plan and there is a lot of earnings potential in this business.
  80. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  81. Waiting For A Better Price On Wright Express

    June 27, 2012
    Wright Express does well by many metrics, but its valuation is not very attractive.
  82. A Better Way To Dividends?

    June 22, 2012
    More than three years removed from the darkest days of the global financial crisis, major bank stocks still face an array ...
  83. ETFs For QE3

    June 22, 2012
    Here are ETFs that should outperform if another round of quantitative easing is introduced.
  84. Big Cap Bargain Financials

    June 11, 2012
    At the current prices and significant discount from book value, large U.S. financials possess a solid margin of safety.
  85. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  86. XLF, You've Seen Better Days

    May 22, 2012
    In the first quarter, things were finally groovy for major bank stocks and the corresponding ETFs. Bank of America (NYSE: ...
  87. 3 Cheap Stocks Under $10

    May 8, 2012
    Quality businesses can be hiding under $10 shares because the majority of the investment community is designed to avoid businesses ...
  88. Oversold Stocks Worth A Second Look

    May 3, 2012
    Making money in the stock market is not easy; once you learn to buy on pullbacks your performance will greatly improve. Here ...
  89. Zions Bancorp - Ignore Today In Favor Of Tomorrow?

    April 25, 2012
    Zions is still struggling to get its business back on track, but the longer-term outlook is pretty solid.
  90. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  91. Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks In The First Quarter

    April 5, 2012
    Here's a look at the three best performing stocks in the S&P 500.
  92. S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Winners

    April 4, 2012
    The S & P 500 had a solid performance in the first quarter of 2012, with many of the individual components up much more ...
  93. 3 Obvious High-Probability Trades

    March 31, 2012
    Basic sector rotation themes can be used to uncover the strongest stocks and sectors for long trades, as well as the weakest ...
  94. Is Paychex A Small Business Annuity?

    March 30, 2012
    While results are decent and there are still growth opportunities for Paychex, oncoming competition and international expansion ...
  95. Negative Publicity Isn't Hurting Goldman Sachs

    March 30, 2012
    Financials are one of the top performing sectors of the year and are continuing to do well even in light of the negative ...
  96. Alpha Dogs Of The Dow

    March 28, 2012
    We tell you about the Dow's first quarter outperformers.
  97. Wall Street Finally Gets Its Comeuppance

    March 23, 2012
    For years, we thought the investment bankers who helped cause the Great Recession would have the last laugh…but the cannons ...
  98. The Best Way to Invest in Your Small Business

    March 21, 2012
    Leveraging personal credit cards is a common, but surprisingly effective strategy, writes Odysseas Papadimitriou, founder ...
  99. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  100. Trade Review: When Options Are Too Risky

    March 9, 2012
    Option traders must carefully consider risk/reward parameters, writes Josip Causic, profiling a recent trade in which using ...
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