BCS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. BofA, U.S. Bancorp Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    NCUA has sued BofA and U.S. Bancorp for recovering losses on $5.8 billion worth of RMBS sold to five corporate credit unions.
  2. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
    Recently released European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test results have many banks breathing a sigh of relief and some ...
  3. Foreign Banks: Geopolitics, Regulations Cloud Prospects - Industry ...

    October 20, 2014
    Foreign Banks: Geopolitics, Regulations Cloud Prospects - Industry Outlook
  4. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  5. For investors, the time could be right to add a jolt of java to their holdings.

    Giving Your Portfolio A Jolt With Coffee

    February 26, 2014
    The world continues to drink more coffee. Yet, supplies continue to drop. The recent weather issues are exacerbating those ...
  6. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 21, 2014
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  7. the Nikkei- Japan’s main stock market index- has surged by 50.7% this year. That’s nearly double the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA).

    Japanese Stocks Continue To Outperform

    December 3, 2013
    While Japan has been called dead money for years, the past year has removed that moniker perhaps for good. With supportive ...
  8. Production in the Marcellus Shale continues to rise, leading to plenty of profits for the firms that operate within its borders.

    The Marcellus Keeps On Paying Dividends

    November 12, 2013
    For investors, the Marcellus Shale continues to pay benefits. The region’s production continues to rise, leading to plenty ...
  9. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  10. Barclays to Move 4000 Jobs Overseas - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    As part of its aggressive cost management program, British banking giant Barclays PLC recently announced to move 4000 jobs ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Banks Sued over LIBOR Manipulations - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    At the time when several  banks are already facing regulatory probes for involvement in manipulating LIBOR rates, a  N.Y.-based ...
  13. RBS Settles LIBOR Scam with $612M - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) has finally conceded to paying a penalty of £390 million ($612 million) to the ...
  14. Citigroup Trims Bonuses - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Recently, Citigroup Inc. C) jumps on the bandwagon of slashing bonuses. The company reduced 10%-20% of incentives in its ...
  15. Deutsche Bank to Cut Bonus - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    In an effort to counter revenue slump, Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank AG (DB) is contemplating on trimming roughly 20% of ...
  16. CVS Caremark Issues Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    CVS Caremark (CVS) recently announced cash tender offers for its two-part offering of senior notes. It priced the 6.60% senior ...
  17. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  18. ING Vends Off Thailand Unit - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Netherlands-based ING Groep NV (ING) announced to sell its lucrative Thailand Asset management business to Singapore's United ...
  19. Investment Banking Fee Woe Continues - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  20. STT Announces Improvement Measures - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    State Street Corporation (STT) has decided to take up few cost-cutting measures to improve profitability since it is expecting ...
  21. Equity One Completes Stock Offering - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    Equity One Inc. (EQY), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, manages, and develops neighborhood and community ...
  22. Secondary Offering by Equity One - Analyst Blog

    August 9, 2012
    Equity One Inc. (EQY), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, manages, and develops neighborhood and community ...
  23. Just How Messy Will The Standard Chartered Affair Get?

    August 9, 2012
    Allegations against Standard Chartered are liable to lead to a messy and noisy couple of months.
  24. Equity Residential Reports in Line - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Equity Residential (EQR), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), reported second quarter 2012 funds from operations ...
  25. Investors Continue To Bank On Wells Fargo

    July 17, 2012
    Wells Fargo's valuation remains reasonable and there could be further upside as earnings and dividend payments continue to ...
  26. BofA Axes Commercial Banking Jobs - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    In an effort to boost Global Banking segment's profits, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has been reducing workforce, according ...
  27. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 10, 2012
    Foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale as the means to reduce leverage and stay afloat. However, the ...
  28. Bid Rigging Costs Barclays Its Diamond

    July 4, 2012
    Diamond has been forced to resign for Barclays' role in manipulating LIBOR rates.
  29. AIG Issues Notes Worth $750M - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to a report from Thomson Reuters, American International Group Inc. (AIG) recently vended off senior unsecured ...
  30. European Crisis Dents Bank Revenue - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  31. Treasury to Sell AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Basking after a good first-quarter performance, yesterday American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the US Treasury ...
  32. Surging Volume Sends Early Warning

    March 29, 2012
    High-volume selling seen in these stocks can serve as a potential early warning signal that it’s time to take profits, sell ...
  33. Use Aluminum To Play Rising Industrial Growth

    March 21, 2012
    As both industrial production and economic growth returns, aluminum could be the best way to play that surge.
  34. Goldman Says To Stick With Oil And Gold

    February 29, 2012
    With many of the deep values in natural resources now gone, Goldman Sachs has dropped its overall forecast for commodity ...
  35. Central Banks Take Another Kick At The Can

    September 21, 2011
    Central banks take another kick at the can.
  36. The Best Time to Sell Options

    August 19, 2011
    Selling options in the current environment promotes flexibility, allows the trader to better withstand volatility in the ...
  37. 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. ...
  38. HSBC On A Faster Track To Recovery

    August 8, 2011
    HSBC is in better shape than its valuation suggests.
  39. 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.
  40. Hot Stocks To Start 2011

    March 2, 2011
    We'll look at the hottest sectors so far this year.
  41. HSBC Faces A Longer Road Back To Normal

    March 1, 2011
    HSBC lowered its growth expectations, but there is still value in this global banking giant.
  42. Stocks With Increasing Short Interest

    December 17, 2010
    When a stock has increasing short interest, investors should watch for news that might explain the surge.
  43. Russia May Be The Best BRIC

    December 10, 2010
    While investing in Russia does contain risks, there is a lot opportunity as well for bold investors.
  44. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  45. Global Payments Riding Industry Growth Wave

    October 13, 2010
    At a forward P/E of under 15 and trailing price-to-free-cash flow multiple of eight, Global Payments' stock deserves a good, ...
  46. Bye Bye NBTY

    July 19, 2010
    This volatile supplements company goes away, and private equity is back.
  47. Muni-phobia

    June 23, 2010
    There is a growing drumbeat that municipal bonds may be the next domino to fall in this recession.
  48. 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.
  49. Buy-Write ETFs That Provide Protection

    October 5, 2009
    We look at some buy-write ETFs that provide downside protection.
  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. The 5 Best Financial Stocks Of 2009

    June 19, 2009
    Financial stocks tanked in 2008, but 2009 has seen them rebound. We look at the five most promising.
  53. 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 ...
  54. Is It Time To Short Financials?

    April 23, 2009
    The recent rally in financials raises the question of whether investors should once again be thinking about shorting the ...
  55. Assessing The Risks Of Mortgage REITs

    October 29, 2008
    It's hard to imagine a less attractive investment than a mortgage REIT right now, but these pariah investments still pay ...
  56. Avoiding British Banks On The Dole

    October 16, 2008
    Barclays and HSBC said no to government bailout funds, and kept their freedom. These are banks to watch.
  57. Big Banks Move Into Microfinance-For-Profit

    August 1, 2008
    Several corporate giants have begun partnering with NGOs to hand out $50-$100 loans to the world's poor. Is this altruism ...
  58. How To Spot A Home Run Stock

    June 23, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way.
  59. The Value Effect - With International Flavor (EFV, EFG)

    June 29, 2007
    The notion that there is a value-investing premium isn't new, but to what extent has it existed over recent history?
  60. Beyond Barclays ETFs (BCS)

    April 3, 2007
    British Bank Barclays is the reigning King of ETFs in the U.S. but it's reach doesn't stop there.
  61. Move Your Money into Off-Shore Banks (AIB)

    March 9, 2007
    A look at the relatively unique advantages of an investment in off-shore financial services firm AIB.
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