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  1. 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.
  2. 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: ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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. ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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' ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. (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 ...
  26. (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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. (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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. (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 ...
  33. (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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Citigroup Earnings Beat Expectations (C)

    April 15, 2016
    Citigroup Inc. (C) reported quarterly earnings this morning with all major numbers beating market expectations.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. XLF vs. VFAIX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    March 17, 2016
    Explore the similarities and differences between XLF and VFAIX. Find out which types of investors would be interested in ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Bill Gross on Surviving Negative Interest Rates

    March 3, 2016
    The sun, which sustains and nourishes life, will one day devour the earth.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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?
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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, ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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. ...
  65. How Tom Hayes Fixed Libor 

    October 7, 2015
    For such an important number, the Libor rate was an easy fix. How did Tom Hayes, the main trader involved in the rate fixing ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Countries With The Highest & Lowest Corporate Tax Rates (AAPL, ...

    September 28, 2015
    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  68. The World Of High Frequency Algorithmic Trading

    September 16, 2015
    What’s behind the scenes of HFT? Here's a detailed look at the breakneck world of algorithmic and high-frequency trading
  69. Analyst: Two Finance-Themed Pair Trades That Could Make You Money

    September 16, 2015
    Financial stocks have fallen on Chinese growth concerns, but the Street's target prices "barely moved," according to James ...
  70. Who Are Bank of America’s Main Competitors? (BAC, JPM)

    September 9, 2015
    Explore information and analysis on JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup, the three banks considered the main competitors ...
  71. Should You Work At A Boutique Investment Bank?

    August 18, 2015
    Boutique investment banks are consistently increasing their marketshare. Should you consider a job at a boutique instead ...
  72. The Best Credit Cards for Travel Insurance

    August 11, 2015
    There are several credit cards that offer travel protection insurance if a scheduled trip is delayed or canceled.
  73. Goldman Settling Investor Lawsuit for $270 Million (GS, C)

    August 5, 2015
    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is reaching into its coffers in order to put legal action to rest. The investment bank has agreed ...
  74. Credit Card Review: Citi Double Cash

    July 31, 2015
    Learn about the Citi Double Cash credit card and its simple cash back program that pays a combined 2% rate on every card ...
  75. Wells Fargo Still Going Strong (WFC, C)

    July 30, 2015
    We take a closer look at Wells Fargo & Company, the world largest bank in terms of market value and Berkshire Hathaway's ...
  76. Is a Google Robo-Advisor on the Horizon?

    July 30, 2015
    It's possible that Google is looking to get into the robo-advisor business, either as a new venture or as a way to provide ...
  77. Credit Card Review: Amex EveryDay (AXP, JPM)

    July 30, 2015
    Learn the benefits of the Amex EveryDay card, such as its introductory offer and rewards perks, and discover the types of ...
  78. Banking Is Big...A Little Too Big. Here's Why.

    July 30, 2015
    Banking is big in America. In 2014, U.S. banks issued trillions of dollars in credit -- equivalent to 245 percent of the ...
  79. Credit Card Review: Citi Simplicity

    July 28, 2015
    Understand how the Citi Simplicity credit card works, what its pros and cons are, and which kinds of consumers would be happiest ...
  80. The Best (and Worst) Companies For Workplace Diversity

    July 28, 2015
    Learn which large companies are the most committed to workplace diversity and which have the most work to do in their hiring ...
  81. The Financial Singularity Will Destroy Your Return

    July 28, 2015
    Given the current and future growth of financial technology, many believe algorithms will soon define what drives market ...
  82. Citibank Fined Over Credit Card Practices

    July 27, 2015
    Citigroup (NYSE: C) is the latest big bank to find itself in the crosshairs of regulators. Last week, the Consumer Financial ...
  83. American Express Q2 Revenue, Net Decline (AXP, C)

    July 24, 2015
    American Express (NYSE: AXP) stock has been a laggard so far this year behind rivals Visa and MasterCard. It seems AmEx's ...
  84. Relax at the Airport With the Right Credit Card

    July 14, 2015
    Some of the best credit cards available to the everyday consumer now give anyone access to some of the world’s most luxurious ...
  85. Adjusting Price Charts To Secondary Offerings

    May 6, 2015
    Secondary offerings may require rapid readjustment of trading strategies.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. How Citigroup Ensured That It's Too Big to Fail

    March 18, 2015
    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  89. 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.
  90. How Instagram Makes Money

    March 9, 2015
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    February 12, 2015
    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Top US-Regulated Forex Brokers

    January 15, 2015
    Who are the top regulated forex brokers in the USA to trade currencies? Here is a quick list.
  97. 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.
  98. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
  99. 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 ...
  100. What Merger And Acquisition Firms Do

    November 13, 2014
    The merger or acquisition process can be intimidating. This is why merger and acquisition firms step in to facilitate the ...
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