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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Adjusting Price Charts To Secondary Offerings

    May 6, 2015
    Secondary offerings may require rapid readjustment of trading strategies.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    February 12, 2015
    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Investing In New York City REITs

    October 31, 2014
    So you want a bite of The Big Apple? These REITs focus on New York City real estate. Here's what you need to know.
  38. An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    October 20, 2014
    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  39. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    October 16, 2014
    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  40. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    October 10, 2014
    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  41. Are These The Buyback Kings Of 2015?

    July 17, 2014
    You have to be impressed with the recent 30% six-month rally for chipmaker Intel (Nasdaq:INTC). For a company that was already ...
  42. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court&#039;s decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  43. These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates (BAC, GS)

    May 28, 2014
    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some ...
  44. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  45. The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  46. Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    August 7, 2013
    HSBC continues to post quality numbers in a low rate environment.
  47. Layoffs And The Stock Market

    January 23, 2013
    Layoffs may indicate a company's failings, but they can also lead to an increase in the company's stock price.
  48. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  49. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  50. 3 Ways To Play Chile's Biggest Conglomerate

    June 26, 2012
    Chile's Luksic family's estimated net worth is $18 billion. There are ways for investors to benefit from their business savvy. ...
  51. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  52. PNC Delivers A Surprisingly Average Quarter

    January 20, 2012
    PNC has been a leader among banks, but delivered a more average performance this quarter.
  53. Further Upside Potential For U.S. Bancorp

    January 20, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp has recovered from the credit crisis and could see some organic growth and an increased demand for shares in ...
  54. Investing By The Book

    November 15, 2011
    Buying below book value can provide investors with a safe and consistent investment approach.
  55. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    November 7, 2011
    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise.
  56. Banks Helped By Lower Loan Loss Provisions

    April 20, 2011
    Many banks saw improved credit quality in the first quarter of 2011 leading to lower loan loss provisions.
  57. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  58. Bank Of America Sets Strategy

    March 14, 2011
    Bank of America held an analyst meeting and touted the bank's brand, distribution network and product offerings.
  59. Citi: More, Better, Faster, Please

    January 19, 2011
    Citi is still a mess, but credit is improving and that's the prime concern these days.
  60. Primerica Not That Independent

    August 5, 2010
    Primerica’s fortunes still remain closely tied to its former parent.
  61. Bank Credit Quality Trends

    January 26, 2010
    The four largest U.S. based banks have all reported fourth quarter of 2009 earnings.
  62. Has Anyone Seen Glass Or Steagall?

    September 18, 2008
    Legislation's effect on the creation of universal banks like Citigroup and the latest entry Bank of America.
  63. Following Buffett Into South Korea

    May 8, 2008
    At Berkshire's annual meeting, Warren Buffett highlighted South Korea as an attractive market. We examine some key players. ...
  64. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    April 9, 2008
    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could ...
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