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  1. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2016
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  2. Initial Q3 Results Herald a Good Quarter for Banks

    October 17, 2016
    Three of the "big four" U.S. banks reported their third-quarter results at the end of last week. These were generally encouraging, ...
  3. JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo Beat Analyst Estimates (JPM, ...

    October 15, 2016
    JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo all exceeded analyst estimates for September quarter earnings.
  4. Big Banks Line Up to Announce Earnings Before the Bell (WFC, ...

    October 14, 2016
    Big banks will report their Q3 2016 earnings Oct. 14 amid scandal, market volatility and speculation of a Fed interest rate ...
  5. 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, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. JPMorgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Post Earnings, Consider Brexit ...

    October 11, 2016
    Questions about how major U.S. banks will deal with Brexit loom as they prepare their Oct. 14 earnings announcements for ...
  9. Costco's Sales and Comps Rose in September

    October 7, 2016
    The back-to-school month was a busy one for top retailer Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST). The company reported that its ...
  10. Why Jamie Dimon Wants to Save Italy's Banks (JPM)

    October 1, 2016
    The question is how much Dimon can deepen JPMorgan's ties with Italy's troubled banks without risking large losses
  11. Are Big Banks Becoming More Corrupt? (JPM, C)

    September 30, 2016
    Big banking scandals have been a prominent feature in 2016, but news of corrupt banks is not a new or surprising phenomenon ...
  12. Fed's Tarullo Talks Amid Simmering Bank Revolt (MS)

    September 26, 2016
    Big banks may be considering legal action against the Fed over new stress-test rules regarded as onerous by the industry
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. C: How Citigroup's Stock Price Rose 19.48% in 6 Months

    August 31, 2016
    Drivers such as growing loan volume, reduced loan-loss provision, and increased trading profit contributed to Citigroup's ...
  17. 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.
  18. Breaking Down Baupost's Holdings for Q2 (LMCA, QVCA)

    August 25, 2016
    Seth Klarman's hedge fund revealed large stakes in energy companies and the Liberty media company group for the second quarter.
  19. Citigroup's Fraught Rollout of Costco Card (C, COST)

    August 23, 2016
    Citigroup's roll out of the Costco Anywhere Visa card has been marred with problems since its launch in June.
  20. 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.
  21. Omega Drops Stake in Apple, Makes Bet on Citigroup (AAPL, GILD)

    August 16, 2016
    Omega sells off shares in Apple, replacing them with an investment in Citigroup, Netflix and more.
  22. 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 ...
  23. How Banks Are Dealing With Low Interest Rates

    August 9, 2016
    A surge in mortgages may help banks offset thin profit margins in the prolonged low-interest-rate environment.
  24. Rio Tinto Bounces Due to Stronger Mineral Prices (RIO, C)

    August 2, 2016
    Rio Tinto's earnings outlook and share price are being boosted by rising mineral prices.
  25. U.S. vs. Eurozone: Comparing Smart Money Moves

    July 21, 2016
    Learn about four of the most successful market calls ever made by U.S. and European traders whose predictions triggered huge ...
  26. Behind AmEx's Q2 Profit Surge Lies a Big Problem

    July 21, 2016
    What kind of company sees its stock fall immediately following an earnings report that shows a nearly 40% jump in net profit? ...
  27. Goldman Sachs Crushes Q2 Estimates, Shares Slip

    July 20, 2016
    Shares of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) slipped, even though the company trounced estimates in its just-reported ...
  28. Citigroup Tops Q2 Estimates Despite Profit Decline

    July 17, 2016
    Despite a 17% decline in quarterly profits, Citigroup still managed to beat Wall Street's second-quarter earnings estimates ...
  29. Citigroup Stock Declines Ahead of Q2 Earnings (C)

    July 14, 2016
    Wall Street expects the money-center bank to deliver year-over-year declines in both revenue and profits.
  30. Citigroup to Merge EMEA and Asian Operations

    July 7, 2016
    Asia, which accounted for roughly 20% of the bank's global consumer banking profit in 2015, will now manage the group's businesses ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. Why the Dollar Can't Help U.S. Banks

    June 30, 2016
    Learn why a strong dollar should produce benefits for the largest U.S. banks, but why those benefits are likely to be offset ...
  33. Citigroup Passes Fed's Stress Test; Hikes Dividend

    June 29, 2016
    Investors were anxious ahead of the results. The New York-based bank had failed the CCAR twice in the past two years.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  36. The Decline of the Middle Class: An Inside Look

    June 27, 2016
    Find out what is behind the decline of the middle class in America and how the hourglass economy may effect consumption.
  37. US Banks Preparing to Relocate After Brexit

    June 27, 2016
    As the UK is likely to lose its financial privileges with the EU following the Brexit vote, major US banks have begun preparations ...
  38. U.S. Banks Pass First Part of Annual Fed Stress Test (JPM, C)

    June 24, 2016
    The 33 U.S. banks tested to ensure they have enough capital to weather a severe economic downturn all passed.
  39. Costco's Credit Card Switch Is a Massive Headache

    June 23, 2016
    Shortly after finalizing its divorce from longtime credit card partner American Express (NYSE: AXP), Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: ...
  40. Costco Fiasco Over Visa Cards (COST, C)

    June 23, 2016
    Costco customers are frustrated over the problems with the transition from American Express to Visa.
  41. Royal Bank of Scotland to Cut 900 More Jobs

    June 21, 2016
    Reuters is reporting that top British lender Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE: RBS) is about to enact a new round of job cuts. ...
  42. Which Brokers Are Anticipating a Bear Market? (GS, JPM)

    June 21, 2016
    Learn why four market strategists at leading U.S. financial institutions are taking cautious views about stock market performance ...
  43. Why is Jersey considered a tax haven? (C, CS)

    June 17, 2016
    Learn about the tax haven status of Jersey, an autonomous nation located in the Channel Islands that is subject to the British ...
  44. Uber Poised to Close Up to $2B in Leveraged Loans (AAPL, MS)

    June 15, 2016
    Uber looking to raise up to $2 billion with a leveraged loan.
  45. MSCI Rejects China for Emerging Market Index

    June 15, 2016
    MSCI's decision is yet another setback for China’s efforts to join international markets, especially at a time when the country's ...
  46. Citi And AT&T Lock Horns on "Thank You" Campaigns

    June 14, 2016
    Citigroup sues AT&T for alleged trademark infringement for the latter's use of "thanks" in the "AT&T thanks" campaign.
  47. Are Declining Buybacks a Bad Sign for the Equity Market? (C, ...

    June 14, 2016
    Learn why U.S. companies overall have curtailed their stock buyback programs in 2016. Discover the effects these reduced ...
  48. Negative Interest Rates: Good or Bad for American Banks? (PNC, ...

    June 13, 2016
    Learn why net interest margin is so important to banks, and uncover the potential impact a change in interest rate policy ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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 ...
  53. Top 10 Checking Accounts for U.S. Expats Living Abroad (COF, ...

    May 31, 2016
    Discover the 10 best checking accounts for expats, including those that do not charge for debit card transactions and ATM ...
  54. 2 Companies With No Closing Cost for Refinance (TREE, C)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover more about refinanced mortgages with no closing costs, and learn about two companies that assist borrowers in acquiring ...
  55. Legal Risk Study: XLF, Top 3 Components With Legal Fines (GS, ...

    May 23, 2016
    Discover three component companies in the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF that have had fines imposed. Learn why the companies ...
  56. Value Mutual Funds: 3 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider

    May 15, 2016
    Learn about three long-tenured mutual fund managers working in the area of value equities, and discover more about their ...
  57. 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' ...
  58. Is General Mills a Hedge Fund Takeover Target?

    May 11, 2016
    Cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: GIS) has been the subject of M&A rumors before, and those discussions have just as ...
  59. 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.
  60. Breaking Down KBE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    May 8, 2016
    Review the holdings in the KBE ETF to identify three attractive banking stocks based on valuation metrics, fundamentals and ...
  61. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated from Columbia University (KO, C)

    May 6, 2016
    Find out the story behind some of the more famous alumni of Columbia University who have become billionaires in investment ...
  62. (USO) United States Oil ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 3, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the United States Oil ETF and who's buying, who's selling and who holds the ...
  63. (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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. (DIA) SPDR Dow Jones IA ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 27, 2016
    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, and who is buying and ...
  68. Citigroup Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast

    April 25, 2016
    After the recently published IMF forecast report, major banks like Citigroup are also cutting growth projections for the ...
  69. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 25, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and who's buying, who's selling ...
  70. (WMB) Who Are the Williams Companies' Main Competitors?

    April 22, 2016
    Discover the main competitive threats to Williams Companies, a natural gas supplier founded in 1908, whose pipelines extend ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Oppenheimer: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY)

    April 17, 2016
    Learn more about OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a leading provider of mutual funds across domestic stock, international stock, municipal ...
  74. Citigroup Earnings Beat Expectations (C)

    April 15, 2016
    Citigroup Inc. (C) reported quarterly earnings this morning with all major numbers beating market expectations.
  75. Citigroup Passes Fed's 'Living Will' Test (C, WFC)

    April 14, 2016
    How much of a premium does Citigroup's "Living Will" success command? And has the bank become the safest among its "too big ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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, ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. Jamie Dimon's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes ...

    April 4, 2016
    Learn how Jamie Dimon did not waste time making a mark in the family business by creating one of the most successful financial ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. Remember When This Fed Official Said To Break Up The Big Banks?

    March 21, 2016
    Last month, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president Neel Kashkari spoke regarding the FOMC and the Federal Reserve ...
  83. Mohamed El-Erian Vs. Bill Gross: The Two Bond Kings (C, JNS)

    March 11, 2016
    Discover how Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, two investors who preach eliminating emotion from investing decisions, let ...
  84. Bulk Carrier Vs. Container Vs. Tanker: Exploring the 2016 Shipping ...

    March 8, 2016
    Read about the divergent fates of oil tankers, dry bulk carriers, container ships and other seafaring vessels in the 2016 ...
  85. What a Career in Impact Investing Could Look Like (C, JPM)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about careers in impact investing. This rewarding business career makes it possible to earn money for clients and impact ...
  86. Top 5 Positions in Citigroup's Portfolio (C, SPY)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn about Citigroup, its 200 year corporate history backing innovation and progress, and the top five investments the bank ...
  87. Bill Gross on Surviving Negative Interest Rates

    March 3, 2016
    The sun, which sustains and nourishes life, will one day devour the earth.
  88. Top 5 Positions in Charles Brandes' Portfolio (ERJ, MSFT)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Charles Brandes' investment philosophy and largest positions. To which industries is Brandes exposed and how ...
  89. Why Citigroup Closed Up 11% Last Week (C)

    February 21, 2016
    After its huge sell-off in the previous weeks, any potential adverse impact on Citigroup's profits seems already priced into ...
  90. Bank Stocks: Time to Buy or Avoid? (WFC, JPM, C)

    February 10, 2016
    Bank stocks have been pounded. Is this the right time to buy or should they be avoided?
  91. The World's Top 10 Banks (JPM, WFC)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn more about the world's largest banks and how more financial power shifts eastward as China is home to four of the world's ...
  92. Fed Announces New Rules for Banks "Too Big To Fail" (BAC, C)

    December 3, 2015
    On Monday, the Fed announced new regulations to better align its policy with the requirements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
  93. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  94. Citigroup Sued by PIMCO Over Junk Mortgages

    November 27, 2015
    On November 25, 2015, Allianz’s PIMCO unit and other investors filed a lawsuit against Citibank Inc in New York State court ...
  95. Personal Loans: Compare the 6 Biggest Banks

    November 18, 2015
    Need a personal loan? You may stop by one of these big banks for help. Their offerings vary in size, rates and loan types, ...
  96. Learn To Use This Leading Indicator of Home Sales

    November 15, 2015
    By following the trend shown in the MBA Purchase Index, investors can identify investment opportunities in businesses that ...
  97. Citigroup Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    October 27, 2015
    Discover a detailed analysis of Citigroup's dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of its ...
  98. How Upstart Capital One Punches Above its Weight (WFC, BAC)

    October 14, 2015
    Once an upstart, Capital One is now a financial powerhouse. Here's how it happened.
  99. Citi Borrowers' Home Equity Payments Poised to Rise

    October 13, 2015
    Defaults could rise as Citigroup home equity borrowers who had been paying interest only are about to see monthly payments ...
  100. Citigroup Joins Fray to Hobble Coal Miners

    October 8, 2015
    Citigroup (NYSE: C) becomes the third major financial institution to assist in killing off the badly injured coal industry. ...
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