BCS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Barclays Issues Debt on Looming Fines (BCS)

    January 11, 2017
    Facing billions of dollars in potential fines, Barclays has borrowed $5 billion in newly issued corporate bonds.
  2. Market Tremors in Credit Default Swaps

    January 4, 2017
    The market for credit default swaps has taken a hit lately.
  3. Justice Brings the Hammer Down on Barclays

    December 23, 2016
    Another European bank has found itself in hot water with the U.S. Justice Department. Barclays (NYSE: BCS) is the target ...
  4. How Zombie ETNs Are Hurting Investors

    December 14, 2016
    A number of exchange-traded notes are trading despite factors preventing them from creating new shares.
  5. Banks Conspired to Rig Silver, Complaint Claims (SLV, HSBC)

    December 9, 2016
    A new lawsuit filing in New York claims that several investment banks colluded to rig silver prices.
  6. RBS Fails Central Bank Test (RBS, HSBC)

    November 30, 2016
    RBS failed a key test from the Bank of England, while Santander, Barclays and HSBC faced close scrutiny.
  7. UK Banks Soar on Surprise Brexit Roadblock (RBS, BCS)

    November 3, 2016
    RBS and BCS saw sharp gains in pre-market trading after the U.K. announced plans that could stop Brexit in its tracks.
  8. Barclays Denies Fine Negotiations (BCS, DB)

    October 28, 2016
    Barclays dismissed a Bloomberg report claiming it is seeking a fine of less than $2 billion to resolve outstanding legal ...
  9. Barclays Reports Rising Profits (BCS)

    October 27, 2016
    The bank’s pre-tax profits rose to $6 billion thanks to a weaker pound and higher fixed income activity.
  10. European Banks May Get Reprieve (DB, BCS)

    October 25, 2016
    Banks facing big fines from the Department of Justice may have more time to settle with regulators.
  11. U.K. Banks Up on Brexit Doubts, ECB (RBS, BCS)

    October 20, 2016
    A surprise hint that the United Kingdom might reverse the popular vote to leave the European Union, and pursue continued ...
  12. Jamie Dimon, Qatari Lead Bank's Rescue (JPM, DB)

    October 14, 2016
    The rescue efforts for Siena, Italy's Monte dei Paschi, led by JPMorgan Chase Chairman Jamie Dimon, now include Qatari funds. ...
  13. RBS Responds to Buzzfeed Leak, Denies Wrongdoing (RBS, BCS)

    October 11, 2016
    Royal Bank of Scotland denied accusations it had mistreated small businesses.
  14. New Rules Could Help British Banks (RBS, BCS)

    September 27, 2016
    A new regulation limiting credit risks could help banks’ profitability
  15. Fed: BNP, Barclay's See a Surprise Rate Hike (BNP, BCS)

    September 20, 2016
    BNP Paribas and Barclays however are forecasting that the Fed will surprise the Street with a rate hike on Wednesday
  16. Wall Street Pushes to Keep London a Financial Hub (JPM, MS)

    September 18, 2016
    The Brexit vote has left London's status as a financial hub in limbo as international firms wait and see how negotiations ...
  17. Here's Where Investment Banks Are Recruiting (GS, C)

    September 16, 2016
    The question of "Where do investment banks recruit?" is best answered through an analysis of the top schools where investment ...
  18. Department of Justice Launches Investigation (DB, SAN)

    September 16, 2016
    Deutsche Bank (DB) is facing a Federal investigation that could result in $14 billion in fines.
  19. 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 ...
  20. Barclays Foresees Oil Prices Recovering up to $85 by 2019 (BCS)

    September 6, 2016
    Here's why Barclays predicted that Brent crude would reach $85 by 2019, one year earlier than the financial institution's ...
  21. The 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to Australia (BCS, COF)

    August 23, 2016
    Almost any card will get you there, but these three offer the best value for your buck.
  22. 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to the UK (COF, BCS)

    August 18, 2016
    Discover three of the best credit cards to use while traveling to the United Kingdom, based on security and rewards programs.
  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. Why China Is Buying Gold at a Rapid Pace (BCS)

    August 13, 2016
    The People's Bank of China has been buying up extra gold reserves at a breakneck pace. Could this signal a challenge to the ...
  25. Barclays Suffers 21% Plunge in First-Half Profits (BCS)

    July 29, 2016
    Investors are cheering the progress of the company, believing to a recovery in the second half of the year is now possible.
  26. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins (BCS)

    July 4, 2016
    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in profit margins for the S&P 500, as well ...
  27. Buy or Sell the Biggest Brexit Losers (BCS, SAN)

    June 27, 2016
    A "yes" Brexit vote hammered some stocks down more than 13% on June 24. Now it is time to decide if that presents a buying ...
  28. Brexit Puts Big UK Banks at Risk

    June 27, 2016
    The uncertainty from last week's Brexit vote increases the risk of a U.K. recession, which could weigh heavily on the region's ...
  29. How Deutsche Bank Market Manipulation Impacts Investors (DB)

    June 14, 2016
    Explore the ramifications of Deutsche Bank's admission that it manipulated gold and silver from 2007 to 2014, including its ...
  30. Why PIMCO Is Increasing its Junk Bond Exposure (BCS)

    June 10, 2016
    Learn why Pimco is wondering whether to increase its investments in its junk bonds from 10 to 25% in order to increase its ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. (VXX) iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN: Who Is Invested?

    May 14, 2016
    Discover one of the largest volatility-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs), and learn which institutions hold the largest ...
  33. GAZ vs. NAGS: Comparing Natural Gas ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Explore the viability of two exchange-traded funds offering exposure to natural gas prices, including advantages, issues ...
  34. 3 Reasons to Consider an ETN vs. an ETF in Your Portfolio

    April 20, 2016
    Understand the differences between standard exchange-traded funds and exchange-trade notes, and learn what potential advantages ...
  35. PGF Vs. KBE: Comparing Financials ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Compare two financial sector ETFs that offer a specific banking industry focus: the PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF and ...
  36. European Banks: The Eurozone's Next Powder Keg? (DB, CS)

    March 5, 2016
    Find out why Europe's biggest banks are in serious trouble in 2016, and why an era of ultra-low interest rates and oil prices ...
  37. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  38. Standard Chartered to Layoff Senior Bankers

    October 12, 2015
    On Friday, Standard Chartered Bank PLC Chief Executive Officer, Bill Winters, revealed its plan to layoff many senior bankers, ...
  39. Top Investment Banks In The Energy Industry (JPM, C)

    October 7, 2015
    Many global Investment banks are highly involved in the energy industry, but there are also some smaller banks and boutiques ...
  40. WhiteWave Looks Beyond Almond Milk for Growth (BCS, WWAV)

    September 15, 2015
    Plant-based dairy products represent billions of dollars worth of opportunity, according to leading organic food and beverage ...
  41. The 10 Richest Women In Finance

    July 24, 2015
    Who are the top 10 women in the financial industry?
  42. Top Reasons Stock Indices Could Be Biased

    June 18, 2015
    Do the owners of the large stock indices (McGraw Hill Financial, CME Group, and News Corp) have incentive to pick stocks ...
  43. 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.
  44. How To Earn The Most From CDs When Interest Rates Are Low

    May 22, 2014
    Certificates of deposit might not seem like a good place to keep your money when interest rates are low, but they do offer ...
  45. Stick With “Bond-Like Stocks”

    April 19, 2013
    By betting on large-cap stocks that pay healthy growing dividends, portfolios should be able to navigate whatever the market ...
  46. Higher CAPEX Spending Makes Oil Service Stocks A Buy

    August 9, 2011
    In response to rising oil and gas prices, many E&P firms have doubled their capital spending programs to meet demand. ...
  47. 6 Bank Stocks With Big Dividends

    March 17, 2011
    Several international banks are delivering a nice yield, but Australia's oldest bank is a dividend super star.
  48. Bye Bye NBTY

    July 19, 2010
    This volatile supplements company goes away, and private equity is back.
  49. Profiting From The Carry Trade

    December 4, 2009
    With interest rates still at low levels, ETFs make it easy to participate in carry trade strategies.
  50. A Sugar High For Your Portfolio

    August 24, 2009
    Weather conditions have dampened sugar production, but the world's raging sweet tooth make this a great opportunity for investors. ...
  51. Top Base Metal Plays

    July 21, 2009
    Most of the attention is placed on gold and silver, but it is in the base metals that we can find long-term economic growth. ...
  52. Trust In Jim Rogers

    May 11, 2009
    Commodities are becoming a more important part of an individual investor’s portfolio. However, given the troubles a prominent ...