BAC : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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. ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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, ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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. ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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.
  66. The Top 4 Bank of America Shareholders (BAC)

    May 26, 2016
    Discover the largest individual and institutional holders of Bank of America stock. Learn about the backgrounds of top Bank ...
  67. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Small Businesses (BAC, WFC)

    May 24, 2016
    Explore the 10 best checking accounts for small businesses and discover why the perfect bank for one type of business may ...
  68. Bank of America Wins $1.27 Billion 'Hustle' Case (BAC)

    May 24, 2016
    Monday a federal appeals court overturned a $1.27 billion penalty verdict in relation to mortgage fraud.
  69. Book Value Per Share for Banks: Is It a Good Measure? (WFC, BAC)

    May 13, 2016
    Find out why bank stocks usually trade below book value per share, and understand how trading activities increase banks' ...
  70. Oakmark Equity And Income Portfolio Trends in 2016 (OAKBX)

    May 10, 2016
    Discover the Oakmark Equity & Income Fund, its portfolio trends in 2016 and the manager who has been at the helm for over ...
  71. Is this USAA Money Market Fund Worth It? (USAXX)

    May 9, 2016
    Learn about the USAA Money Market Fund and understand why it offers safety for short-term investors but leaves much to be ...
  72. Two Short Sales in the Banking Sector (BAC, C)

    May 9, 2016
    These two banks show major rejection at long-term resistance and could test their first quarter lows.
  73. 3 Financial Companies Not Worth Your Money (AIG, MBIA)

    May 9, 2016
    Discover why some companies, including MBI, AIG, and FNMA, are not worthy of your investment dollars due to continued legal ...
  74. The Top 1% Are Sitting on Their Cash: Here's Why

    May 6, 2016
    Big banks’ wealth management divisions suffered big declines in transaction-based revenues in the first quarter of 2016, ...
  75. (DBA) PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF: Who is Invested?

    May 5, 2016
    Discover who owns the most shares of the PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, and learn what the largest holders are doing with ...
  76. 3 Online Mortgage Providers to Stay Away From (NSM, BAC)

    May 4, 2016
    Learn why Nationstar Mortgage, Provident Funding and Bank of America are companies to stay away from when shopping for an ...
  77. (PID) PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF: Who Is ...

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio, and who's buying ...
  78. (UNG) U.S. Natural Gas ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 2, 2016
    Discover which institutions are investing in the U.S. Natural Gas ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling, and the biggest ...
  79. Is Cabela's Going to Be Sold - or Just Part of It?

    May 2, 2016
    Cabela's has been exploring strategic options since December, but has not yet announced any sort of deal. The company reported ...
  80. 3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Financial Mutual Funds (FSVLX, PRISX)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying mutual funds in the financial services sector. The best funds combine solid yields with ...
  81. Major Bank Stocks Likely to Correct (BAC, WFC)

    April 27, 2016
    These banking stocks have been rallying for a couple of months, but could correct as they hit significant resistance in the ...
  82. Who Are Ally Financial's Main Competitors? (ALLY)

    April 26, 2016
    Find out which companies are Ally Financials biggest competitors and how it stacks up against them with its auto-lending ...
  83. The 3 Biggest Mortgage Lenders (NSM, WFC)

    April 25, 2016
    Learn about the top mortgage lenders of 2016, trends impacting the mortgage lending markets, new product options and consumers' ...
  84. SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 25, 2016
    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF, and who's buying, who's selling, and ...
  85. Mortgage Application: Comparing Brick & Mortar vs. Online

    April 25, 2016
    Learn the differences between applying for a mortgage from a brick-and-mortar lender and an online lender. Find out about ...
  86. The Debt Report: The Financials Sector

    April 21, 2016
    Take a look at the evolution of debt-to-asset measurements across America's largest financial institutions during the 10 ...
  87. 4 Factors to Know About Money Market Reform in 2016 (FII, BAC)

    April 21, 2016
    Learn more about the impending implementation of the money market fund reform, including how it impacts individual and institutional ...
  88. Merrill Edge vs. Edward Jones: Comparing Small Business 401(k) ...

    April 20, 2016
    Read about 401(k) plans for small businesses offered by two national providers, one delivering service online and the other ...
  89. The 4 Largest Financials ETFs (XLF, VFH)

    April 19, 2016
    Learn about the current environment for financials and discover the top four exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain ...
  90. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  91. Bank of America Q1 Profit Falls 13% on Weak Trading (BAC)

    April 14, 2016
    It wasn't a great quarter, but with Bank of America's expenses declined 6.4% to $14.8 billion, the transition towards a leaner ...
  92. 5 Of 8 Big Banks 'Failed' By U.S. Regulators (MS, WFC)

    April 14, 2016
    Banks must submit a living will, describing the company's strategy for orderly resolution under bankruptcy in the event ...
  93. Earnings Unlikely to Bail Out Bank of America Bulls (BAC)

    April 13, 2016
    This week's earnings report is unlikely to end Bank of America's new downtrend.
  94. Bank Earnings Expected to Drop in First Quarter (BAC, C)

    April 11, 2016
    The six largest U.S. banks report first-quarter earnings in the coming two weeks, and judging by analysts' consensus estimates, ...
  95. A Look at Bank of America's Energy Exposure (BAC, JPM)

    April 11, 2016
    Bank of America's exposure to oil creates a double-edged sword for its stock long term.
  96. Big Banks In The Spotlight As New Earnings Season Begins

    April 9, 2016
    The first-quarter earnings reporting season kicks off this week. Among the first companies to share their results will be ...
  97. American Century: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 27, 2016
    Discover American Century Investments, a uniquely socially responsible asset management firm that only does asset management ...
  98. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (DODGX)

    March 24, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund ("DODGX") and learn if its strategy can help ...
  99. The 5 Biggest Financials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, BRK-B)

    March 22, 2016
    Explore the five largest financial sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out which types of financial companies are ...
  100. CEO Pay Packages at Top 5 U.S. Banks (BAC, C)

    March 22, 2016
    Pay for the top spot at the nation's largest banks increased significantly in 2015, with CEOs at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank ...
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