C : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    April 16, 2014
    J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country ...
  2. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  3. Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends

    April 16, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends
  4. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  5. Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends

    April 10, 2014
    Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends
  6. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  7. What The January Effect May Mean For The Rest Of 2014

    February 3, 2014
    As the market begins February in the red, there is very little mention of the potential negative long-term implications ...
  8. Some Cracks in the Q4 Armor? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2014
    The earnings backdrop for today's trading action is a little less reassuring than was the case the last few trading sessions.
  9. Positive Start to Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 15, 2014
    Thanks to the Finance sector, the Q4 earnings season is off to a strong start.
  10. Stocks Need the Earnings Catalyst - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 13, 2014
    Investors need validation of the market???s strong gains last year through an improved corporate earnings outlook.
  11. How is the Fed Like E.F. Hutton? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 3, 2014
    Because when the Fed talks, people listen.
  12. #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 ...
  13. Jamie Dimon Steers JPMorgan Through Rough Waters

    October 22, 2013
    JPMorgan Settles a $13 billion legal battle that address the myriad of issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors ...
  14. Deal Hopes & Mixed Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 15, 2013
    Hopes of a deal out of the Senate and mixed earnings reports from Citigroup, JNJ, and Coke provide the backdrop for today's ...
  15. Deal Hopes & Mixed Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 15, 2013
    Hopes of a deal out of the Senate and mixed earnings reports from Citigroup, JNJ, and Coke provide the backdrop for today's ...
  16. Banks Reporting, DC Thawing - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 11, 2013
    Hopes of a Washington deal and decent-looking earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide the backdrop.
  17. Market Primer: Tuesday, October 8: US Treasury Yields Climb As ...

    October 8, 2013
    Yields for one month US Treasury bills spiked as investors backed away in fear of a default. On Tuesday, the T-bills traded ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    September 23, 2013
    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That ...
  20. Earnings at Record Level, But Outlook is Weak - Earnings Trends

    August 30, 2013
    Earnings at Record Level, But Outlook is Weak - Earnings Trends
  21. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, August 26: Emerging Markets Struggling ...

    August 26, 2013
    As the Fed taper approaches, emerging markets are finding it difficult to find solid ground. The fresh turmoil prompted ...
  22. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 9, 2013
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  23. Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    August 7, 2013
    HSBC continues to post quality numbers in a low rate environment.
  24. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    August 7, 2013
    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  25. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  26. Bank Of America Brings The Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Effective expensive reduction and lower credit costs continue to drive the story at Bank of America.
  27. Weak Profits Don't Help The Case For U.S. Bancorp

    July 17, 2013
    Quality isn't the problem with U.S. Bancorp, but near-term growth prospects certainly are.
  28. Foreclosure Activity Tumbles in 1H - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Indicating a rebound in the housing sector, the foreclosure market report - released by RealtyTrac - showed overall foreclosure ...
  29. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  30. JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    July 12, 2013
    JPMorgan continues to hit its marks on credit, though loan growth and NIM were both weak.
  31. JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The results primarily benefited from improved net revenue and significantly lower provision for credit losses.
  32. Wells Fargo Earnings Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) achieved the fourteenth consecutive quarter of growth in earnings per share by reporting ...
  33. July 12: Earnings to Test Market Rally - Economic Highlights

    July 12, 2013
    Earnings to Test Market Rally
  34. Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 12, 2013
    The earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide a solid start to bank earnings, which was
  35. Will Britain Tide Over Banking Blues? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    When The Royal Bank of Scotland Group became the fifth largest in the world in terms of assets, it was easily deemed Scotland's ...
  36. Realty Income Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Realty Income Corp., the monthly dividend company, announced that it has priced a public offering of unsecured senior notes ...
  37. Banks to Face Tougher Regulations - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller ...
  38. JPMorgan to Expand in Iraq - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    In an attempt to capture the global market, JPMorgan Chase & Co. , plans to expand its business in Iraq - OPEC's second ...
  39. Capital One Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    On Jul 6, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capital One to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  40. Stocks Market News for July 8, 2013 - Market News

    July 8, 2013
    Better-than-expected non-farm payroll numbers overshadowed investor concerns about the Fed tapering its bond buying program, ...
  41. Tough Capital Rules on the Way - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    In order to strengthen the banking sector and mitigate the threats posed by big banks to the financial system as a whole, ...
  42. EU Slams CDS Collusion Charge on Banks - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Investment banks' hold over the derivatives market has come under regulatory scrutiny as the EU accused 13 large global banks ...
  43. Banks Down-Under Looking Up - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The banking sector was historically the darling of investors, with stocks offering steady income and high secured yields ...
  44. Citigroup Vends Uruguay Unit to Itau - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    In furtherance of its strategy of shedding international operations, on Friday, Citigroup Inc. came up with the announcement ...
  45. Prologis Commences ATM Program - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Prologis initiated an at-the-market (ATM) equity-offering program.
  46. BofA to Axe Jobs, Enhance Efficiency - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Bank of America Corporation, the second largest U.S. lender by assets, is set to reduce its workforce in order to achieve ...
  47. Morgan Stanley Gets Nod for JV Buyout - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Morgan Stanley's top priority to buy the remaining 35% stake in MSWM joint venture (JV) with Citigrouphas finally received ...
  48. S&P Revises Outlook, Raises Hope - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    The U.S. banking sector now has reasons to rejoice with Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' revision of the outlooks ...
  49. Banks Infringe Mortgage Pact - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    The verdict is out. Now, banks will need to gear themselves up and follow the National Mortgage Settlement deal servicing ...
  50. Nat Gas Gaining Pace: The Future Fuel? - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Natgas is capable of substituting up to 1.8 million barrels of oil a day
  51. EPR's Notes Rated 'BBB-' by Fitch - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    EPR Properties' recently issued $275 million 5.25% senior unsecured notes due 2023, which have been assigned a 'BBB-' credit ...
  52. Foreclosure Activity Up from April - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Indicating a continuous strengthening of housing prices, the RealtyTrac foreclosure market report depicted a marginal rise ...
  53. Stock Market News for June 17, 2013 - Market News

    June 17, 2013
    Markets slipped into the red following dismal reports on the home front coupled with investor concerns about the future of ...
  54. EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    In order to pay off the outstanding debts, EPR priced an underwritten equity offering of 5.250% Senior Notes worth $275 million.
  55. Stock Market News for June 14, 2013 - Market News

    June 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended their losing streak on Thursday following stronger-than-expected reports on the home front
  56. Morgan Stanley Wealth Unit Guides High - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Morgan Stanley is aiming at achieving a pre-tax profit margin ranging from 20-22% in its wealth management unit.
  57. S&P Outlook on U.S. Banking Giants - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    S&P has taken various actions on the outlooks of systematically important U.S. banks. The rating agency is reassessing ...
  58. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities And ...

    June 5, 2013
    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  59. Scotiabank's Balanced Model Continues To Deliver

    May 28, 2013
    Scotiabank looks undervalued on the prospects for balanced long-term global growth potential.
  60. Investors Seem To Be Overrating Bank Of America

    April 17, 2013
    In any case, I think U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo offer more upside from today's levels than Bank of America.
  61. 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 ...
  62. Foreclosure Activity Dawdling - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Signaling a revival of the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a fall in the overall ...
  63. Citi to Fire 50 Investment Bankers - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    As per Reuters, Citigroup Inc. C) has initiated the layoff of nearly 50 investment bankers in its Europe, the Middle East ...
  64. It's the End of an Era in Investing

    February 14, 2013
    In returning to the stock market, investors have mostly avoided individual stocks in favor of funds and ETFs...and that ...
  65. Stock Market News for February 14, 2013 - Market News

    February 14, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed following a small increase in retail sales and marginally upbeat earnings reports. The State of ...
  66. Citi Plans to Release Reserves - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Citigroup Inc. C) is contemplating to release reserves created against bad mortgages of its Citi Holdings division. As per ...
  67. Stock Market News for February 13, 2013 - Market News

    February 13, 2013
    The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 finished in the green, closing at five-year highs prior to President Barack Obama's State of ...
  68. 10 Highly-Anticipated Tech IPOs for 2013

    February 12, 2013
    Investment bankers are a fickle lot. When the market takes a tumble, they tell their soon-to-go-public banking clients to ...
  69. Stock Market News for February 12, 2013 - Market News

    February 12, 2013
    In the absence of major earnings reports or economic events, investor sentiment flagged, dragging benchmarks marginally lower. ...
  70. Citi to Spin-off Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    In accordance with the Volcker Rule, Citigroup Inc. C) is in the final stages of spinning off an internal hedge fund unit, ...
  71. Protalix Exploring Options - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (PLX) recently confirmed that it has hired Citigroup, Inc. C) to explore strategic options. ...
  72. Merrill Wins CDO Lawsuit Dismissal - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Recently, a U.S. District judge in Manhattan has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Merrill Lynch - acquired by Bank of America ...
  73. U.S. Treasury Offloads Citi's Stake - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    On Tuesday, The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had priced an offering of Citigroup Inc.'s C) subordinated notes. ...
  74. Stock Market News for February 4, 2013 - Market News

    February 4, 2013
    Encouraging non-farm payroll data boosted investor sentiment and lifted benchmarks higher on Friday. Positive sentiments ...
  75. First Horizon Prices Preferred Stock - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) announced the pricing of a public offering of roughly $100 million worth of depositary ...
  76. Should Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Be Carved Up? - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Richard Fisher has once again sounded a familiar clarion call: "Too big to fail" cannot be a principle the US financial system ...
  77. SNH Prices 10M Stock Offering - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) - a real estate investment trust (REIT) - has priced public offering of 10 million ...
  78. State Street Plans 630 Layoffs - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Close on the heels of declaring better-than-expected results, State Street Corporation (STT) announced to eliminate nearly ...
  79. HSBC Settles Foreclosure Claims - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Last week, HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) became the latest bank to announce a foreclosure settlement deal with the Office of the ...
  80. Foreclosure Activity Slowing Down - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Signaling a steady recovery in the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a slump ...
  81. Morgan Stanley Beats on Higher Revs - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    Morgan Stanley's (MS) fourth quarter 2012 earnings from continuing operations came in at 28 cents per share, marginally ahead ...
  82. Stock Market News for January 18, 2013 - Market News

    January 18, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green on Thursday following better-than-expected data on the housing sector and initial claims. ...
  83. BofA Beats by a Penny, Revs Down - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of 3 cents per share, which managed to beat the Zacks ...
  84. Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Improve - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Strong housing and labor market readings this morning should add to optimism about the overall economic picture and offset ...
  85. Ahead of Wall Street - Jan 17, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 17, 2013
    Thursday, January 17, 2013 Strong housing and labor market readings this morning should add to optimism about the overall ...
  86. U.S. Bancorp Reports Strong 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) has yet again delivered encouraging fourth quarter 2012 results. Aided by growth in revenue as well as ...
  87. Weakness? Not at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) came out with a positive earnings surprise of about 16% for the ...
  88. Goldman Outperforms, Beats Ests - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported its fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share of $5.60, significantly surpassing ...
  89. Stock Market News for January 15, 2013 - Market News

    January 15, 2013
    Shares of technology bellwether Apple dipped, dragging the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lower on Monday after investors were alarmed ...
  90. Can People's United Get Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 14, 2013
    Conservative capital management comes at the cost of growth.
  91. Big Earnings Reports This Week - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Without much on the economic calendar, stocks will likely remain in a tentative mood ahead of earnings results from big banks ...
  92. Stock Market News for January 14, 2013 - Market News

    January 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended flat on Friday as investors were unwillingly to take positions ahead of earnings reports from major companies. ...
  93. Ahead of Wall Street - January 14, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2013
    Monday, January 14, 2013 With not much on the economic calendar, stocks will likely remain in a tentative mood ahead of ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Upbeat Signal from Wells Fargo - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has achieved its twelfth consecutive quarter of growth in earnings per share by reporting earnings ...
  96. China, Trade Deficits & Earnings - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Data about a bigger-than-expected rise in Chinese inflation, a wider-than-expected trade deficit in the U.S. and a positive ...
  97. Stock Market News for January 11, 2013 - Market News

    January 11, 2013
    Encouraging reports from China and Europe lifted global investor sentiment, helping benchmarks finish in the green on Thursday. ...
  98. Ahead of Wall Street - January 11, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 11, 2013
    Friday, January 11, 2013 Data about a bigger than expected rise in Chinese inflation, a wider than expected trade deficit ...
  99. Foreclosure Mess Finally Resolved - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Homeowners whose properties were wrongly foreclosed as well as the entire housing sector can now breathe a sigh of relief. ...
  100. JPMorgan Again Sued by NCUA - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) continues to be in troubled waters due to litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage-backed ...
  101. New Foreclosure Deal in the Offing - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    Late last week, the New York Times reported that after the $25 billion foreclosure-settlement deal in 2012, another deal ...
  102. Banks Continue Battling Legal Issues - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Last week, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, filed a lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. C) and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ...
  103. RBS Wins Lawsuit Dismissal - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    A lawsuit filed by South Korea-based Woori Bank against The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) was dismissed by a U.S. ...
  104. MetLife Mulls $2B Deal with BBVA - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    Last week, Bloomberg reported that MetLife Inc. (MET) intends to purchase the pension-management wing of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya ...
  105. Stock Market News for December 24, 2012 - Market News

    December 24, 2012
    Boehner's "Plan B" failed to garner ample support from Republicans, dragging the benchmarks into negative territory on Friday. ...
  106. ICE Quotes $8.2B for NYSE Buyout - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Yesterday, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) announced its intention to buy the largest stock exchange based on listings ...
  107. Treasury to Exit Banks' TARP in 2013 - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    On Tuesday, the Treasury Department released an update on its strategy initiated early this year of exiting its remaining ...
  108. Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    December 19, 2012
    Benchmarks moved higher for the second consecutive day banking on optimism that Congress will find a solution to the Fiscal ...
  109. AIG Vends Entire Stake in AIA - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced its plan to sell the remaining 13.69% stake in its Asian wing ...
  110. BofA Faces Another Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    On Monday, HSH Nordbank AG - a German lender - filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation (BAC) for misrepresentation ...
  111. Fifth Third to Buyback Shares - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) recently inked a deal to repurchase about $100 million of its outstanding common stock. The share ...
  112. No End to Legal Woes at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) continues to be in sticky waters as litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage backed ...
  113. BofA in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Last week, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation (BAC), for misrepresentation ...
  114. Foreclosures Continue to Plunge - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Signaling a gradual recovery in the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a drop ...
  115. Citi Increases Notes Buyback Size - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) announced plans to expand its outstanding notes buyback offer size to $1.195 billion. This reflects an ...
  116. Fed to Wind Up AIG Stake for $7.6B - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) is in the final leg of its government bailout loan repayment as the US Federal Reserve ...
  117. Neutral Stance on Goldman - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    We reiterated our Neutral recommendation on The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), based on the detailed analysis of the company's ...
  118. Risk, Reward Balance BofA - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Bank of America Corporation (BAC). The affirmation is based on ...
  119. Foreclosed Home Sales Rise in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    Data released by RealtyTrac revealed that total number of foreclosed properties sold in the third quarter of 2012 grew 21% ...
  120. Citi to Slash 11000 Jobs - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) has come up with the decision to restructure its operations, which will ultimately result in over 11,0 ...
  121. Stock Market News for December 6, 2012 - Market News

    December 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama's encouraging comments on the Fiscal Cliff issue and positive factory orders data guided Dow and S&P ...
  122. Capital One Buys Bundle Corp Assets - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    As per TechCrunch, Capital One Digital Labs - a wing of Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) - has purchased nearly all assets ...
  123. Morgan Stanley in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Last week, German lender DZ Bank AG filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley (MS), for misrepresentation of documents while ...
  124. Bernanke's Legacy: More Transparency? - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is widely expected to step down after the completion of his term in January 2014. This gives him ...
  125. Blackstone Seals Vivint Acquisition - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    The Blackstone Group LP (BX) announced the completion of the acquisition of Vivint Inc, a security provider, which offers ...
  126. NSM Deal Exhibits Good Progress - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    The progress report released under the National Mortgage Servicing (NSM) settlement shows continued progress being made by ...
  127. Banks to Pay $400M in Settlement - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    Banking behemoths JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Credit Suisse Group (CS) have agreed to resolve the allegations leveled ...
  128. Banks to Face Tougher Stress Test - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Major American banks will have to undergo yet another round of stress tests early next year to prove their financial mettle ...
  129. Foreclosures Continue to Wane - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    Signaling the gradual recovery in the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a drop ...
  130. Stock Market News for November 15, 2012 - Market News

    November 15, 2012
    Benchmarks took a battering on Wednesday after President Barack Obama stood firm on increasing tax rates for rich Americans ...
  131. Mack-Cali Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Mack-Cali Realty, LP - the operating partnership entity of Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), ...
  132. EXR Completes Share Offering - Analyst Blog

    November 12, 2012
    Extra Space Storage Inc. (EXR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently completed a public offering of 6.0 million ...
  133. Citi Confronts Yet Another MBS Suit - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    Issues arising out of the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are far from over for Citigroup Inc. C). The company ...
  134. Stock Market News for November 8, 2012 - Market News

    November 8, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Wednesday following Barack Obama's victory, as investors' focus switched to the impending ...
  135. JPMorgan's Legal Woes May Ebb Soon - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Financial Times has reported that the legal woes at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) are expected to lessen soon. The company is ...
  136. Invesco Prices $600M Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    On Monday, Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) announced the pricing of $600 million worth of 3.125% senior notes, having maturity dates in ...
  137. Feds Sue Big Banks Over Mortgage Fraud

    November 6, 2012
    While the housing sector continues to grind forward, federal investigators have been busy uncovering the reasons for the ...
  138. Deutsche Bank Posts Profit, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Aided by improved performance at its investment bank unit, Deutsche Bank AG's (DB) net income attributable to its shareholders ...
  139. UBS AG Reports Loss, to Cut Jobs - Analyst Blog

    October 30, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) reported a loss in the third quarter. In addition to this, the company announced a massive job cut over the ...
  140. UBS Contemplates 10,000 Layoffs - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) is likely to make 10,000 job cuts, according to a report in the Financial Times. The layoffs are part of the ...
  141. Moody's May Downgrade Canadian Banks - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Moody's Investors Service - the credit rating arm of Moody's Corp. (MCO) - has put the long-term ratings of six major Canadian ...
  142. Stock Market News for October 29, 2012 - Market News

    October 29, 2012
    Apple's dismal earnings juxtaposed against a marginally better-than-expected GDP rate left the benchmarks struggling for ...
  143. Wells Fargo Ups Share Buybacks - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Ushering in good news for its shareholders, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) announced an increase in its share buyback authorization ...
  144. Morgan Stanley Beats, Excluding DVA - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Morgan Stanley's (MS) third quarter 2012 earnings from continuing operations came in at 28 cents per share, marginally surpassing ...
  145. Where Can U.S. Bancorp Go From Here?

    October 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp is back to normal, but so is valuation.
  146. U.S. Bancorp Beats, Keep Mood Upbeat - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) has yet again delivered encouraging results in its third quarter 2012. Aided by growth in revenue as well ...
  147. BofA Reports Break-Even, Rev Down - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported break-even earnings per share for the third quarter, substantially better than ...
  148. Stock Market News for October 17, 2012 - Market News

    October 17, 2012
    Better-than expected quarterly results combined with a couple of positive domestic reports guided the benchmarks into the ...
  149. Taking Stock of the Q3 Earnings season - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Less than impressive earnings results from Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), and CSX Corp. (CSX) after the close cap a busy earnings ...
  150. Citigroup Rally Lifts Financial ETFs

    October 16, 2012
    The bulls jumped into Citigroup C) today after Wall Street icon Vikram Pandit stepped down as the bank’s chief executive ...
  151. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  152. Stock Market News for October 16, 2012 - Market News

    October 16, 2012
    Strong September retail sales data coupled with better-than-expected quarterly results by Citigroup drove the benchmarks ...
  153. ILFC Announces New Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    To enhance the size as well as terms of its unsecured revolving credit facility, International Lease Finance Corporation ...
  154. Stock Market News for October 15, 2012 - Market News

    October 15, 2012
    Benchmarks lost their initial gains to end mostly flat as apprehensions about contracting profits of financial bellwethers ...
  155. Wells Fargo Beats on Lower Expenses - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has achieved the eleventh consecutive quarter of growth in earnings per share by reporting earnings ...
  156. JPMorgan's Winning Ways Bring Hope - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Maintaining its track record, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) reported third quarter earnings per share of $1.40, way ahead ...
  157. Stock Market News for October 12, 2012 - Market News

    October 12, 2012
    Benchmarks failed to sustain initial gains, sparked off by a better-than-expected fall in initial claims, and ended flat. ...
  158. Earnings Preview: JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    All eyes will be on JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) second quarter earnings release this Friday, July 13 as the company is expected ...
  159. Fitch Affirms Ratings of 12 GTUBs - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Providing great relief to the financial sector, Fitch Ratings has reiterated the long and short term Issuer Default Rating ...
  160. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  161. Bank Stress Test Process Expands - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    Bank regulating authorities have finally approved the new stress test rules under the purview of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street ...
  162. MBNA Launches New Credit Card - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    In order to further strengthen its foothold in the credit card market, MBNA Europe Bank Limited - a fully owned subsidiary ...
  163. Credit Suisse Sued Over MBS Sale - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Credit Suisse Group (CS) seems to be in sticky waters with litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage backed securities ...
  164. Stock Market News for October 5, 2012 - Market News

    October 5, 2012
    A lower-than-expected increase in initial claims coupled with encouraging same store sale numbers from bellwether retailers ...
  165. MS to Vend Commodity Biz? - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Morgan Stanley (MS) is said to be discussing the sale of a large stake of its commodities business to Qatar Investment Authority, ...
  166. Ocwen to Enter Mortgage Lending Biz - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    In a bid to expand its operations, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) is preparing to foray into mortgage origination business. ...
  167. RBS Prices Direct Line Offering - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In an effort to attract investors, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) has priced the initial public offering (IPO) ...
  168. Merrill Penalized by FINRA, Again - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    For the second time in the last few months, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. - a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank ...
  169. Settlements for Citizens & TD Okayed - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    The U.S. District Judge in Miami has given the preliminary approval for the payment of a total of $199.5 million by The Toronto-Dominion ...
  170. Stock Market News for September 21, 2012 - Market News

    September 21, 2012
    A number of weak economic readings, both on the domestic and international fronts, left most of the benchmarks languishing ...
  171. Digital Realty to Offer Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    Digital Realty Trust, L.P. - the operating partnership entity of Digital  Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR), a real estate investment ...
  172. CME Unveils New IRS Futures - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    CME Group Inc. (CME) introduced a new genre of futures contracts that will be linked with deliverable interest rate swaps ...
  173. Blackstone to Buy Vivint for $2B - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    The Blackstone Group LP (BX) has agreed to buy Vivint Inc - a security provider, which offers home automation and technology ...
  174. Balanced View on Goldman - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    We reiterated our Neutral recommendation on The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), based on the detailed analysis of the company's ...
  175. Fresh Trouble at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is the latest bank to be probed for its alleged involvement in money laundering transactions pertaining ...
  176. Foreclosure Slightly Up in August - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    The monthly foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a marginal rise in the overall foreclosure activity ...
  177. Stock Market News for September 14, 2012 - Market News

    September 14, 2012
    The Fed finally announced additional economic measures and benchmarks soared to touch new multi-year highs on Thursday. The ...
  178. Stock Market News for September 12, 2012 - Market News

    September 12, 2012
    Markets added modest gains yesterday as investors were buoyed by a possible favorable outcome of the Fed policy meet and ...
  179. Treasury Puts $18B AIG Stock for Sale - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    Following American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) decision to buy back shares worth $5.0 billion in the next U.S. Treasury ...
  180. CME Inflates Energy Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    Strengthening its position in the energy space, the operator of regulated future exchanges - CME Group Inc. (CME) announced ...
  181. BofA Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    We are maintaining a long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on Bank of America Corporation (BAC). The affirmation is based on ...
  182. Goldman Lands in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    On Friday, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, jumped the bandwagon of other German lenders and filed a lawsuit against The Goldman ...
  183. Progressive Corp. (PGR) - Bear of the Day

    September 10, 2012
    We are downgrading Progressive Corp. (PGR) to Underperform from Neutral as the company continues to deliver lower net investment ...
  184. UBS Sued Over Sale of Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) seems to be in sticky waters yet again with litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage backed securities ...
  185. MS Increases Investment in Zhaoheng - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners - the global infrastructure fund of Morgan Stanley ...
  186. Rating Action on WellPoint Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    Rating agencies, A.M. Best Co., Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) and Moody's Investor Services of Moody's Corp. (MCO) ...
  187. Stock Market News for September 7, 2012 - Market News

    September 7, 2012
    Benchmarks soared to new multi-year highs on Thursday following news that the ECB had agreed on a bond purchase plan that ...
  188. Goldman, Citi & UBS Hauled to Court - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    On Wednesday, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG (IKB), a German lender, filed a lawsuit against The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ...
  189. DCT Industrial to Offer Shares - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently announced its decision to offer 16.5 ...
  190. Stock Market News for August 31, 2012 - Market News

    August 31, 2012
    Encouraging consumer spending data and strong sales figures from major retailers failed to avoid benchmarks' fall yesterday ...
  191. Foreclosed Home Sales Plunge in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    According to the data released by RealtyTrac, total number of foreclosed properties sold in the second quarter of 2012 decreased ...
  192. Nomura Holdings to Cut Jobs - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    According to Reuters, Japan's largest brokerage house -- Nomura Holdings Inc. (NMR) -- is moving ahead with the implementation ...
  193. Fed Sells Last AIG Assets - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    The residual portion of American International Group's (AIG) mortgage-backed securities in the Maiden Lane III LLC portfolio, ...
  194. American Capital's Debt Refinanced - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    On Wednesday, American Capital Ltd. (ACAS) announced the completion of the refinancing of its total recourse debt. The secured ...
  195. New Short Sale Guidelines from GSEs - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Homeowners of underwater properties have a reason to rejoice thanks to the introduction of new guidelines from the two government-sponsored ...
  196. Fifth Third to Buyback, May Up Div - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Shareholders of Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) can now breathe a sigh of relief as the company announced yesterday that the Federal ...
  197. Banks to Abide by Volcker Rule - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    In order to avert yet another financial crisis, the final version of the Volcker rule is expected to be released by U.S. ...
  198. FDIC Sues Banks over Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed three separate lawsuits against major banks over the alleged sale of ...
  199. Stock Market News for August 22, 2012 - Market News

    August 22, 2012
    Markets lost out on their initial gains and the S&P 500 dropped from its four-year high as investors chose to book profits ...
  200. BofA Lags in Loan Refinancing - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    As per the quarterly filings, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has not been able to complete a large number of mortgage ...
  201. JPMorgan Under Scrutiny Over LIBOR - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is facing probe from the Attorneys General and has received subpoena for its possible involvement ...
  202. HPT Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 14, 2012
    In order to reduce its existing indebtedness and redeem the outstanding preferred shares Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), ...
  203. JPM Gets Nod for $100M Settlement - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Last week, a federal Judge provided preliminary approval to JPMorgan Chase & Co's. (JPM) $100 million settlement pertaining ...
  204. Citi & CS Invest in SunPower - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Recently, Citigroup, Inc. C) and Credit Suisse Group (CS) entered into a deal with SunPower Corporation (SPWR) to finance ...
  205. Foreclosure Activity Shows Decline - Analyst Blog

    August 10, 2012
    The monthly foreclosure market report, released by RealtyTrac, revealed a drop in the overall foreclosure activity. As per ...
  206. Pinnacle Loss, Morgan Stanley Sued - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Morgan Stanley (MS) has been charged by a Singapore-based firm, Hong Leong Finance Ltd., of selling structured notes that ...
  207. Treasury to Offload AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Basking after a good second-quarter performance, late last week American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced that the ...
  208. Biggest Financial Sector Movers, Including Citigroup

    August 6, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading up 1%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5%; ...
  209. Stock Market News for August 2, 2012 - Market News

    August 2, 2012
    Markets ended modestly lower yesterday after the central bank announced no new economic measures. Separately, a trading glitch ...
  210. JPM Settles $100M Credit Card Suit - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) agreed to settle a credit card lawsuit by paying $100 million in damages. This class-action ...
  211. Nasdaq Revises Compensation Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    Acknowledging the grievances of its investors, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) decided to increase the compensation for losses ...
  212. Stock Market News for July 23, 2012 - Market News

    July 23, 2012
    European debt concerns returned to haunt the markets and overshadowed strong corporate results to end the benchmarks' three-day ...
  213. Stock Market News for July 20, 2012 - Market News

    July 20, 2012
    Corporate earnings were once again the catalyst for renewed investor confidence and eventually led the benchmarks to their ...
  214. Morgan Stanley Misses on Lower Revs - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    Morgan Stanley's (MS) second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings came in at 16 cents per share, significantly below the Zacks ...
  215. Enthusiasm For Bank Of America Seems A Little Strange

    July 19, 2012
    Bank of America still has a long way to go to match its peers.
  216. Stock Market News for July 19, 2012 - Market News

    July 19, 2012
    Strong quarterly results from tech-major Intel coupled with encouraging housing sector data drove the benchmarks into positive ...
  217. BofA Beats, Follows Sector Trend - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported second quarter earnings of 19 cents per share, marginally outpacing the Zacks ...
  218. Stock Market News for July 18, 2012 - Market News

    July 18, 2012
    Encouraging quarterly results combined with fresh hopes of economic stimulus measures to lift the benchmarks into the green ...
  219. Stock Market News for July 17, 2012 - Market News

    July 17, 2012
    A third consecutive monthly fall in consumer spending dragged the benchmarks to their seventh decline out of eight trading ...
  220. MA-Visa Settle $7.25B Merchant Suit - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    Last week, credit card giants MasterCard Inc. (MA) and Visa Inc. V) entered into a formal agreement with the federal court ...
  221. Where Does A Bruised JP Morgan Go From Here?

    July 16, 2012
    JP Morgan has taken a body-blow, but the bank's franchise value remains strong.
  222. Stock Market News for July 16, 2012 - Market News

    July 16, 2012
    Markets finally snapped their six day losing streak on Friday after better-than-expected quarterly figures from financial ...
  223. Three ETFs To Watch This Week: IYW, XLY, XRT

    July 16, 2012
    Yet another volatile week for stocks as they were finally able to snap their six day losing streak, much to the delight of ...
  224. Wells Fargo Performs As Expected - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has achieved the tenth consecutive quarter of growth in earnings per share by reporting earnings ...
  225. Lucky Friday the 13th for JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.21, way ahead of ...
  226. Earnings Preview: Wells Fargo & Co. - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is scheduled to report its second quarter 2012 results before the market opens on July 13. The ...
  227. Foreclosure Rises Marginally in 1H - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    The half-yearly foreclosure market report, released by RealtyTrac, revealed an increase in the overall foreclosure activity. ...
  228. 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 ...
  229. Fifth Third to Redeem TruPS, Again - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    On Monday, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) announced redemption of trust preferred securities (TruPS) worth $862.5 million yet ...
  230. Stock Market News for July 10, 2012 - Market News

    July 10, 2012
    News of Spain's borrowing costs reaching an 'unsustainable level' was among the global economic woes that dragged domestic ...
  231. Catalyst Health Acquired by SXC - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    On Monday, Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. was acquired by rival pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company, SXC Health Solutions ...
  232. Fifth Third to Redeem $575M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) joined the bandwagon of major financial institutions and announced the redemption ...
  233. JPMorgan Puts Its Interests Ahead Of Clients

    July 4, 2012
    Brokers at the bank sold underperforming JPMorgan mutual funds to customers despite better choices being available.
  234. US Bancorp Settles Overdraft Suit - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    According to Reuters, U.S. Bancorp (USB) announced the settlement of a lawsuit, which was filed by its customers, by paying ...
  235. Barclays Penalized for LIBOR Probe - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Barclays PLC (BCS) has been levied a penalty of $450 million for rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) during ...
  236. Stock Market News for July 2, 2012 - Market News

    July 2, 2012
    Markets jumped to post record gains on Friday after the European Union summit reached a "breakthrough" deal promising to ...
  237. 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 ...
  238. JPMorgan Trading Losses May Surge - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    After reviewing an internal report related to JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) controversial hedging strategy, The New York Times ...
  239. HSBC to Shed Stake in Indian Banks - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    As a part of its long-term strategy to divest non-core assets in order to improve overall efficiency, HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) ...
  240. With SL Green Realty, Focus Is Clearly Not An Issue

    June 28, 2012
    SL Green is keenly focused, but not especialy cheap.
  241. 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.
  242. JPMorgan Bails Out Junius Fund - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is set to bail out its cash-strapped Junius Real Estate Partners Fund by investing $110 million ...
  243. Wells Fargo Acquiring WestLB Loans - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    In an effort to boost its subscription finance business and take advantage of the deleveraging activities of the European ...
  244. TCF Financial to Redeem $115M TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    On Monday, TCF Financial Corporation (TCB) joined the bandwagon of major financial institutions and announced the redemption ...
  245. Stock Market News for June 26, 2012 - Market News

    June 26, 2012
    Spain' request for a bailout package sparked off fresh uncertainty, eventually dragging domestic markets down yesterday. ...
  246. BofA to Buy Back $3.9B TruPS - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    On Friday, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) jumped on the bandwagon of redeeming trust preferred securities (TruPS) and ...
  247. Legal Mess for Goldman Continues - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    According to Reuters, the federal judge in New York rescinded the bid filed by The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) regarding ...
  248. Stock Market News for June 25, 2012 - Market News

    June 25, 2012
    A strong rally in banking shares helped benchmarks return to their winning ways just a day after markets incurred their second-worst ...
  249. A Better Way To Dividends?

    June 22, 2012
    More than three years removed from the darkest days of the global financial crisis, major bank stocks still face an array ...
  250. Moody's Downgrades Major Banks - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Moody's Investor Services has finally announced the much-anticipated credit ratings revisions for major global banks, dealing ...
  251. Moody's Bank Downgrades Not So Bad - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Relief at the lower-than-expected downgrades of major banks by a rating agency is expected to be a key factor in today's ...
  252. BofA Cuts Jobs in US Trust Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) is set to chop down some of its workforce in its U.S Trust Unit to reduce cost. The layoff ...
  253. Affymetrix Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    Affymetrix Inc. (AFFX) recently declared the pricing of its unsecured 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes in the principal amount ...
  254. Stock Market News for June 20, 2012 - Market News

    June 20, 2012
    With the commencement of the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day meeting, investors were once again hopeful about fresh ...
  255. Stock Market News for June 19, 2012 - Market News

    June 19, 2012
    Favorable results from the Greek elections failed to boost the markets through Monday's session, as concerns over Spain's ...
  256. Stock Market News for June 18, 2012 - Market News

    June 18, 2012
    Markets enjoyed back-to-back gains as hopes of coordinated action by central banks boosted investor sentiment all through ...
  257. Foreclosures Showing Upward Trend - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    The monthly foreclosure market report, released by RealtyTrac for May 2012, revealed that overall foreclosure activity has ...
  258. An Unheralded Regional Banking Play

    June 15, 2012
    More than three years removed from the darkest days of the global financial crisis, investors still have a hard time trusting ...
  259. Ride The Wave Or Fade It? ETFs For Greek Election Results

    June 15, 2012
    Greece, the "G" in the now infamous PIIGS acronym, will hold elections Sunday with many market observers believing the battle ...
  260. Stock Market News for June 13, 2012 - Market News

    June 13, 2012
    Investors grew hopeful once again about fresh economic stimulus after Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans ...
  261. Is Shinhan A Good Option For Investors Looking For Banking Performance?

    June 12, 2012
    Shinhan looks like a good mix of growth and value.
  262. Stock Market News for June 12, 2012 - Market News

    June 12, 2012
    Investors ignored news of Spain receiving a bailout soon after the morning's rally, and the markets thereafter reversed course ...
  263. Big Cap Bargain Financials

    June 11, 2012
    At the current prices and significant discount from book value, large U.S. financials possess a solid margin of safety.
  264. Goldman to Vend Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    According to Financial Times, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is on the verge of selling its hedge fund administration ...
  265. Stock Market News for June 11, 2012 - Market News

    June 11, 2012
    Reports that Spain would ask for a bailout to save its troubled banks guided the benchmarks higher on Friday. Benchmarks ...
  266. Goldman Reiterated At Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) based on the detailed analysis of the ...
  267. Stock Market News for June 7, 2012 - Market News

    June 7, 2012
    Benchmarks recorded their biggest gains this year following news that leaders were considering ways to boost the flagging ...
  268. BofA to Sell MSRs to Nationstar - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    In an effort to scale down its non-core operations and further strengthen the balance sheet, Bank of America Corporation ...
  269. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  270. Can You Bank on Regional Banks? - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    June 2, 2012
    Don't Overlook the Local Banks J.P. Morgan's (JPM) recent $2 billion-and-counting trading loss should justifiably make ...
  271. XLF, You've Seen Better Days

    May 22, 2012
    In the first quarter, things were finally groovy for major bank stocks and the corresponding ETFs. Bank of America (NYSE: ...
  272. JP Morgan Pain Is Investor Gain

    May 14, 2012
    An opportunity to buy these banks when prices fall from current levels is likely to reward investors with a long-term holding ...
  273. Stock Market News for May 9, 2012 - Market News

    May 9, 2012
    Political apprehensions and uncertainty in the European region ensured benchmarks were left languishing in the red yesterday. ...
  274. 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 ...
  275. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, ...

    May 3, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, UBS AG, Wells Fargo and Accenture plc - Press Releases
  276. The Regionals Worth Banking On?

    May 1, 2012
    The Regionals Worth Banking On?
  277. New Normal for Bank Earnings

    April 28, 2012
    MoneyShow’s Jim Jubak reviews the recent earnings reports from the banks, and shares his conclusions on what this may ...
  278. Big Banks Still Dragging S&P Lower

    April 27, 2012
    Despite overall strong earnings from the financial sector, the recent price action in four big bank stocks suggests the sector ...
  279. Big 6 Banks Still a Work in Progress

    April 26, 2012
    There are still some systemic problems for the big banks, but it seems things are improving, albeit slower than hoped, ...
  280. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  281. The Week Ahead: Will Earnings Revive the Rally?

    April 21, 2012
    Despite recent gains, critical market internals suggest the correction is not yet over, but more upside earnings surprises ...
  282. BBVA An Appealing Play For Risk-Seeking Investors

    April 18, 2012
    BBVA has problems in Spain, but the franchise is still trading for about 10% less than its tangible book value.
  283. A Few Bumps Along Wells Fargo's Way

    April 17, 2012
    If Wells Fargo can attain (and then hold) a return on equity of 14% in 2016, these shares are still undervalued enough to ...
  284. Water: Critical To Life And Portfolios

    April 16, 2012
    As commodities have gained prominence in portfolios, water has continued to be widely ignored. However, that could be a major ...
  285. 2 Markets Where Big Volume Rules

    April 13, 2012
    Moby Waller of BigTrends.com explains that while stock trading volume is stagnant, the flow of capital into options and ETFs ...
  286. Are Big Banks in Big Trouble?

    April 11, 2012
    With earnings reports and possible credit downgrades looming ahead, big bank stocks will need to weather short-term headwinds ...
  287. DBS Group – A Balanced Play On Asian Banking

    April 11, 2012
    DBS Group is a well-balanced play on Asian banking growth.
  288. S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Winners

    April 4, 2012
    The S & P 500 had a solid performance in the first quarter of 2012, with many of the individual components up much more than ...
  289. The Case for Being a Copycat Investor

    April 3, 2012
    Aping a top value manager’s portfolio can pay off, even for those who don’t jump on a stock pick immediately, ...
  290. National Financial Partners Retrenches For Growth

    March 19, 2012
    NFP took a hit in 2009, but in the past three years its operating cash flow has consistently been between $115 million and ...
  291. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  292. Manna from the Fed for Banks

    March 15, 2012
    The stress tests pondered the worst-case economic scenario so that investors could focus on the much more probable and happier ...
  293. Banking On A Recovery

    March 6, 2012
    Lending data is finally on an uptrend and non-performing loans are decreasing. This may be the right time to bet on the sector.
  294. HSBC Still Muddling Through And Still Cheap

    February 29, 2012
    HSBC is underrated, due to its exposure to growing markets in Asia and South America, and a regained double-digit return ...
  295. 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.
  296. America's Most Exciting Bank

    February 9, 2012
    Once the thrift next door, Berkshire Hills Bancorp has grown into an aggressive and highly successful regional lender, writes ...
  297. Bank Of America's Story Not About Lousy Earnings

    January 23, 2012
    Bank of America posted lousy earnings, but improving capital is the story that gets told.
  298. Citigroup’s Tepid Recovery

    January 20, 2012
    Investors will need some assurance that Citigroup is capable of consistently growing earnings and overall profit.
  299. 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 ...
  300. Wells Fargo Continues To Show Its Quality

    January 19, 2012
    Wells Fargo is emerging as one of the best of the new banking industry, and offers affordable, undervalued stock.
  301. Ample Upside Potential At JPMorgan Chase

    January 18, 2012
    JPMorgan has share price upside potential of more than 40%.
  302. Bank Earnings Back In The Spotlight

    January 11, 2012
    Here is a preview of the big banks' earnings.
  303. Are Financial Stocks a Lost Cause?

    December 21, 2011
    An investor seeking to maximize returns will have to be patient during the turbulent ride.
  304. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  305. Discover Still A Little Underappreciated

    December 19, 2011
    Discover has more risk than some, but its valuation is appealing.
  306. Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    December 6, 2011
    More bad news for Bank of America has the stock flirting with a dangerous price level.
  307. The Two Worst Big Bank Stocks

    December 2, 2011
    New credit downgrades to a number of banks by S&P and still-negative chart patterns mean Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup ...
  308. 2011 Losers Are 2012 Winners

    December 2, 2011
    This year's beaten down stocks stand out as being potentially huge winners in 2012.
  309. Latin America Still a Beacon of Growth

    November 30, 2011
    Disappointing performances in 2011 to date for most Latin American securities don’t obscure the fact that investments ...
  310. Bank Stocks = Lepers

    November 22, 2011
    Wall Street’s accounting is now widely doubted, as investors fret about the credit risks on and off the balance sheet, ...
  311. When Networking Pays

    November 17, 2011
    Here is one stock that has seen its share of ups and downs, but has never stopped innovating and adapting, writes Jim Fink ...
  312. Investing By The Book

    November 15, 2011
    Buying below book value can provide investors with a safe and consistent investment approach.
  313. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    November 15, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  314. 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.
  315. Why You Can't Buy Banks Yet

    October 25, 2011
    Bank valuations are upside down, and that's actually a reason not to buy financials right now.
  316. Bank Of America Is A Mess Unlike Any Other

    October 24, 2011
    Bank of America is cheap, but management has much to do to realize that value.
  317. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  318. Wells Fargo Looking Better As Time Goes By

    October 19, 2011
    Wells Fargo is trading well below its potential. This is a good buy for patient, value-oriented investors.
  319. Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    October 18, 2011
    Many U.S. banks are fighting the higher capital requirements under Basel III and argue that these rules will reduce economic ...
  320. JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    October 17, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase posted solid third quarter results but the market chose to remain fearful over its future.
  321. FDIC Reports Profitable Banking System

    September 6, 2011
    The latest quarterly banking profile from the FDIC indicates a profitable United States banking system. Investors might consider ...
  322. 15 Growth Stocks Outpacing The Market

    September 2, 2011
    Agriculture, auto repair, and health care are some of the industries that Edward Hornstein sees showing unusual strength ...
  323. Royal Bank Finds Trading Tough

    August 31, 2011
    Royal Bank of Canada had a difficult quarter with its trading markets as well as a charge on the sale of its U.S. bank.
  324. Falling Markets Offer Exciting Opportunities

    August 10, 2011
    The time to make money in stocks is when prices are crashing and investors are panic stricken. That's starting to happen ...
  325. Cash In On Bank of America

    August 10, 2011
    Bank of America is not without its problems. But under the helm of CEO Moynihan, the company is working quickly to resolve ...
  326. HSBC On A Faster Track To Recovery

    August 8, 2011
    HSBC is in better shape than its valuation suggests.
  327. Silver Still Sparkles Value

    August 3, 2011
    With both investment and industrial demand at its back, several top commodities analysts predict much higher prices in the ...
  328. U.S. Bancorp Standing Out And Outstanding

    July 26, 2011
    U.S. Bancorp stands apart for its quality and diversification.
  329. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  330. Patience Will Pay At Wells Fargo

    July 22, 2011
    Wells Fargo isn't showing much fast progress, but the company remains a long-term value.
  331. 2 Short and 3 Long Short-Term Plays

    July 21, 2011
    Europe’s debt crisis and the US combat over the debt ceiling has created an environment rife with opportunities on ...
  332. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  333. The Value Play In Munis

    July 20, 2011
    For investors seeking income, the boring municipal bond sector might just be what they are looking for.
  334. JPMorgan Chase Aims for Steady Profit Growth

    July 19, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase is finally putting the financial crisis behind it.
  335. Capital One Profits Surge

    July 15, 2011
    Capital One posted strong second quarter earnings as its credit card customers did better at paying on their loans.
  336. Low Expectations For Earnings Season

    July 11, 2011
    With sour economic news at the forefront, investors are braced for a difficult earnings season.
  337. 3 Bank Stocks Worth Your Attention

    July 8, 2011
    Bank stocks have been one of the worst performing groups during the first half of 2011, but several of them now represent ...
  338. Mobile Payments Predicted To Skyrocket

    July 7, 2011
    Find out the best plays for taking advantage of the expected rise in mobile payments and money transfers.
  339. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    July 6, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  340. Greek Debt: Are U.S. Banks At Risk?

    June 21, 2011
    With the Greek debt drama continuing to unfold, investors are concerned about big name U.S. banks' exposure.
  341. Ford's Ambitious Growth Plans

    June 10, 2011
    Ford presented its ambitious growth plans to investors and analysts last week. Analysts were impressed, but the stock has ...
  342. PNC Financial: On Track And Underpriced

    April 27, 2011
    PNC is another high-quality regional bank trading at an attractive discount to reasonable value.
  343. Bank Of America Still A Long Way From Normal

    April 25, 2011
    Bank of America shareholders hope operating conditions return to normal soon, but the U.S. housing market is far from recovery.
  344. U.S. Bancorp Worth Checking Out

    April 20, 2011
    U.S. Bancorp is a quality undervalued name, but investors seem more keen on turnaround stories.
  345. M And T Stars Again

    April 20, 2011
    M and T Bank's first quarter earnings surged, as the regional bank continued its recent tear.
  346. Goofy Stories From The November Market

    April 18, 2011
    From opera singer board members to $11 billon slip-ups, we look back at a few strange tales from the Street.
  347. JP Morgan Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 18, 2011
    JP Morgan Chase reported a large increase in profit in the first quarter of 2011. Despite this growth, investors were concerned ...
  348. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  349. JPMorgan Chase Looking More Pedestrian

    April 13, 2011
    JPMorgan's mortgage woes will take time to work through and could mean a flat stock price for the foreseeable future.
  350. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Consider

    April 13, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  351. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  352. A Sustainable Boost To Japanese Banks?

    March 21, 2011
    Operating conditions will soon be very different for Japanese banks, but the long-term picture may be little different.
  353. Bank Of America - By The Numbers

    March 10, 2011
    Bank of America reported better financial strength and capital levels as it emerges from the recession and financial crisis.
  354. Not All Banks Are Bad

    March 2, 2011
    Quality regional banks have well-capitalized balance sheets, and are trading cheaply, in relation to their bigger brothers.
  355. Ford Paves The Way For The American Auto Industry

    February 9, 2011
    The auto industry will be among the benefactors of improved economic conditions, and Ford may lead the way.
  356. Clues From Earnings Season's Biggest Letdowns So Far

    January 28, 2011
    Though it's still in the early stages, some industry trends are rising from the earnings ashes.
  357. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  358. The Bank Of America Enigma

    January 26, 2011
    At this point in time, a decision on whether to invest in Bank of America is best left in the too-difficult-to-determine ...
  359. Wells Fargo's Glass More Full Than Empty

    January 21, 2011
    The bank is looking for a good year in 2011, though there are some concerns with its mortgage business.
  360. Goldman's First Taste Of Regulation

    January 21, 2011
    Despite the company's uncanny ability to generate exceptional profits, Goldman can not escape the overhaul in the industry ...
  361. U.S. Bancorp Could Bring Investors Back To Banks

    January 21, 2011
    A strong earnings report indicates that U.S. Bancorp is well on the way to recovery.
  362. M & T Bank’s Profits Soar

    January 18, 2011
    Mid-size regional M & T Bank joined the parade of surging bank earnings by posting tremendous results for the quarter and ...
  363. John Paulson's Top Picks

    January 14, 2011
    We take a peek at some of Paulson and Company's top holdings to see what stocks John Paulson has bought.
  364. Bank Of America's Incredible Shrinking Liability

    January 10, 2011
    Bank of America's settlement with the GSEs is good news, but a lot more work is left to finish.
  365. Earn Huge Dividends with Preferred Stock ETFs

    January 5, 2011
    If you are looking for huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  366. Discover's Flat Performance

    December 22, 2010
    Discover showed a profit increase in its latest quarter, but things are not as they appear.
  367. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    December 8, 2010
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  368. Revisting Your ABC's

    November 16, 2010
    In May 2008 I took a look at 10 stocks with trading symbols that had only one letter in them. Their performance over a three-year ...
  369. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  370. Want A Strong Bank? Think ICICI

    November 3, 2010
    While domestic banking is still struggling, ICICI is benefiting from strong growth in India. Learn how this bank is profiting ...
  371. Highest Trading Stocks

    October 28, 2010
    These stocks have the highest trading volume on the market. But does heavy trading equate to success for these companies?
  372. Occidental Petroleum Third Quarter Review

    October 26, 2010
    Upon reporting a solid third quarter, Occidental reveals plans for increasing exploration and development in North America.
  373. 4 Low Price-To-Book Bargains

    October 25, 2010
    These stocks' low P/B ratios may show their potential for generating excess returns.
  374. Bancorp Rises To The Top

    October 21, 2010
    U.S. Bancorp may just be the best bank in the country right now, and here's why.
  375. What Drives A Bank of America Recovery?

    October 20, 2010
    Bank of America looks cheap, but valuations won't improve until new sources of growth are in sight.
  376. Jefferies Group Feels Trading Pain

    September 24, 2010
    Just how long the capital markets will remain in a funk is a key for Jefferies and other financial companies.
  377. Toronto Dominion Bank's Impressive Quarter

    September 9, 2010
    The Canadian-based financial company has navigated the recession better than U.S. mega-banks, and is worth a look from investors.
  378. Primerica Not That Independent

    August 5, 2010
    Primerica’s fortunes still remain closely tied to its former parent.
  379. HSBC's Earnings Mystery

    August 4, 2010
    The world's third-largest bank is experiencing a slow recovery, but things are still not as good as the recent earnings report ...
  380. Santander's Footprint Pays Off

    August 3, 2010
    Santander's fast-growing Latin business provides a spicy contrast to the sour state of Spain.
  381. Bank Of America And Citigroup - Credit Now Giveth

    July 20, 2010
    Investors need to look closely at bank earnings; not all beats are the same.
  382. Goldman Prevails And Looks Ahead

    July 20, 2010
    Goldman is far from perfect, but the company remains one the best managed and profitable institutions on the planet.
  383. JPMorgan Earnings Improve, Fail To Satisfy Market

    July 19, 2010
    JPMorgan was the first of the big banks to come out with its earnings. But although they showed improvement, this didn't ...
  384. Fairholme's Big Financial Bet

    July 14, 2010
    Fairholme has over 20% of its assets, over $3 billion, invested in the country's biggest financial names.
  385. Stocks To Guard Your Portfolio

    July 1, 2010
    Finding the right stock to reduce volatility is not as exciting, but it is essential to building a lasting portfolio and ...
  386. 4 Top ETFs From The First-Half Of 2010

    June 28, 2010
    It hasn't been a banner year thus far for ETF investors; check out the few areas where ETFs are outperforming.
  387. Muni-phobia

    June 23, 2010
    There is a growing drumbeat that municipal bonds may be the next domino to fall in this recession.
  388. Trading Wizard John Paulson's Top 3 Holdings

    June 11, 2010
    It appears the top hedgie is expecting an equity bull market – and not a little inflation.
  389. Value In Sight

    June 2, 2010
    With the market correction of roughly 10%, some good stocks are approaching undervalued territory.
  390. Zale Is No Diamond In The Rough

    May 31, 2010
    Turnaround prospects remain dim despite recent improvement in performance.
  391. Momentum Rules

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  392. Morgan Stanley Joins Bonanza Of Bank Earnings

    April 23, 2010
    Trading profits led the way for Morgan Stanley, as they did for several of the other big banks.
  393. Goldman Continues To Print Cash

    April 22, 2010
    Financials are leading the way in the recovery, and Goldman has the potential to lead financials.
  394. JPMorgan Strong On Investment Profits

    April 21, 2010
    JP Morgan Chase reported strong earnings, mostly from its investment banking segment.
  395. Don't Bet Against Goldman

    April 21, 2010
    Despite the SEC investigation into the $1 billion dollar deal, there's no reason for investors to worry.
  396. The Best Large Cap Stocks In March 2010

    April 7, 2010
    The best performing large capitalization stocks in March 2010 were a varied lot, find out who made the list.
  397. Discover Reserves An Earnings Miss

    March 18, 2010
    Discover took a loan loss provision which contributed to a losing net income and an earnings miss in the quarter just reported.
  398. Should You Buy What The Pros Buy?

    February 24, 2010
    The superstar investors are in the news with the filings of their fourth quarter positions. Should retail investors try to ...
  399. Here The Banks Go Again

    February 16, 2010
    Banks, both large and small , are still in for a rough ride in 2010, despite the perception that the worst is past.
  400. 3 Solid Companies With Virtually No Debt

    February 3, 2010
    A lack of debt is a good feature in a company, especially when it's combined with low P/Es and impressive growth rates.
  401. January's Worst Stocks

    February 1, 2010
    Investors holding these five losers suffered major losses.
  402. January's Surprising Leaders

    February 1, 2010
    We take a look at the top-performing industries in January 2010.
  403. Wells Fargo Delivers

    January 27, 2010
    In banking, management is everything, and Wells Fargo has excellent management that knows how to manage risk.
  404. Regional Banks May Receive TARP Politcal Heat In 2010

    January 25, 2010
    Government demand for regional banks to repay capital could cause these banks to struggle during the continued weak economy.
  405. Reasons To Watch Occidental Petroleum

    January 25, 2010
    Occidental Petroleum will develop an exciting new discovery in 2010 and move forward on international projects in Bahrain ...
  406. Discerning JPMorgan's Normalized Earnings Potential

    January 25, 2010
    Shares of JPMorgan are compelling - once the company stops taking hefty provisions for credit losses.
  407. Which Banks Have Actually Turned the Earnings Corner?

    January 22, 2010
    The mega-banks are still tottering from a glut of subprime mortgages, but small regional banks are in much better shape.
  408. Protection First, Profit Second

    January 8, 2010
    The best mistakes in investing are ones that can be learned from.
  409. The Worst Stocks Of 2009

    January 5, 2010
    In 2009, banks were hit hard by credit quality problems and investment losses during the financial crisis.
  410. Don't The Banks Deserve An Apology?

    December 29, 2009
    Taxpayers have made money on bank TARP allocations.
  411. Dubai: Unsafe At Any Speed

    December 2, 2009
    Dubai's troubles underscore the high-risk nature of real estate development.
  412. Fair Isaac A Fair Investment

    December 1, 2009
    Fair Isaac should see improved top-line visibility in the near term, but longer-term trends remain a bit murky.
  413. John Paulson's 6 Biggest Bets

    November 30, 2009
    We check out some of investment guru John Paulson's latest moves.
  414. Four Financials With Formidable Fundamentals

    November 13, 2009
    The sector is healthy – if you know where to look.
  415. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Alternative

    September 11, 2009
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by financial and automotive ...
  416. Abercrombie Gets Cut

    September 9, 2009
    Abercrombie's Citi rating has been lowered from hold to sell. Is it justified?
  417. Best Stocks In August

    September 4, 2009
    A review of the best performing stocks in August 2009 in the S&P 500 show that many financials recorded huge gains during ...
  418. The Dash For Trash

    August 28, 2009
    The dash for trash in the financial sector.
  419. Four ETFs On Fire Right Now

    August 27, 2009
    These four ETFs have been surging over the past four weeks.
  420. 3 Stocks Insiders Love

    August 21, 2009
    If a financial officer is buying up stocks, chances are that the company's prognosis is good.
  421. Exxon Mobil Still A Powerhouse

    August 6, 2009
    Exxon Mobil is still a force to be reckoned with despite the scary headlines associated with its recent earnings release.
  422. Monthly Review: July Wrap Up

    July 30, 2009
    A look back at the last month's headlines in the financial world.
  423. DIY Investment Trend To Benefit Discount Brokers

    July 29, 2009
    The recent financial crisis has convinced many investors to try managing their own money.
  424. Eyeing The Exchanges

    July 21, 2009
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  425. The Fed's Flimsy Quarter

    June 18, 2009
    Not everyone agrees with the Federal Reserve's and the Treasury's recent involvement in the financial markets. Still, Q1 ...
  426. PNC: The Making Of A Super-Regional Bank

    June 16, 2009
    On the heels of its purchase of distressed National City Bank last fall, PNC continues to grow into its new super-regional ...
  427. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    June 12, 2009
    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure to mortgage-backed securities
  428. Is It Time To Buy Kodak?

    June 11, 2009
    Eastman Kodak has missed out on the huge market rally. Is it time to take a chance on this storied name?
  429. The Race To Escape The TARP

    June 9, 2009
    Banks must demonstrate they can raise money from private investors without government assistance before they will be allowed ...
  430. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  431. Revisiting Your ABCs

    May 27, 2009
    These ten stocks - chosen by ticker name alone - are compared, one year after an initial assessment.
  432. Wells Fargo Stands Out

    May 27, 2009
    Not long ago, it seemed that any bank was worthy of investment. False.
  433. The Credit Card Industry Falls Silent

    May 22, 2009
    The new credit card rules passed by congress will have a large impact on how the industry conducts its business, although ...
  434. Trustmark's TCE Moves It Through The Crisis

    May 21, 2009
    Trustmark trades at a high relative valuation despite declining asset quality as it is protected by its strong capital base.
  435. Time To Check In Or Out Of Bank Stocks?

    May 14, 2009
    Bank/financial stocks have solid upside potential in the long term as the economy rebounds. But in the near term, the key ...
  436. 4 Travel Plays Ready For Takeoff

    May 13, 2009
    Online travel service stocks have taken investors on quite a rough trip, but a couple may be ready to go the distance.
  437. Initial Jobless Claims

    April 29, 2009
    Unemployment is at extremely high levels and initial claims are climbing, where should you be searching for stocks?
  438. India's Outsourcers Losing Steam

    April 24, 2009
    Reduced business volumes and falling prices spell tough times for India's IT outsourcing companies.
  439. 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 ...
  440. JPMorgan Chase Still Trading Below Book

    April 21, 2009
    JPMorgan's reputation as one of the better-run banks remains intact and its share price is appealing at below book value.
  441. Trolling Along The Bottom

    April 15, 2009
    From the perspective of long-term value investing, we look at a five-pack of widely held/known stocks that have been smashed ...
  442. Banks That Never Experienced The Financial Crisis

    April 15, 2009
    Due to sound investments and risk-averse practices, many banks were unaffected by the financial crisis and are now promising ...
  443. Is Hancock Tower Sale A Death Knell For Banks?

    April 10, 2009
    The sale of the Hancock Tower in Boston at 50% of its 2006 sale price is a bad commentary for banks' collateral behind billions ...
  444. Global Investing Made Easy

    April 8, 2009
    Investing in the most valuable American brands operating globally has paid dividends this decade.
  445. Stocks Trading Near Their Lows

    April 8, 2009
    When stocks are trading near their lows, there are some possible value plays. We look at some companies that show promise ...
  446. Moving Cash Out Of Hand

    March 25, 2009
    Visa and MasterCard are pushing plastic as a secure option over cash in hand.
  447. FactSet's Firm Financial Footing

    March 19, 2009
    FactSet shares are very reasonably valued considering the solid chance that growth will accelerate once investors become ...
  448. Get Small To Go Big

    March 13, 2009
    A small-cap Vanguard ETF offers investors diversification and low expenses along with positive returns above mid- and large-cap ...
  449. Top Stocks Under $10

    March 4, 2009
    Find out if lower priced stocks are an attractive buy.
  450. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index.
  451. Nationalizing Banks Is Not The Solution

    February 24, 2009
    Talk of nationalizing Bank of America and Citigroup is not the solution to the financial system. The government should stop ...
  452. Against The Grain: Four Stocks Raising Their Dividends

    February 19, 2009
    Looking for divivend stock? Take a look at these four companies.
  453. UBS Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    February 16, 2009
    UBS cautiously predicts profitability for 2009 and, in the process, creates template for U.S. banks to follow to emerge from ...
  454. Upticked Off

    January 16, 2009
    Congress' plan to reinstate the uptick rule for short selling gets mixed reviews on Wall Street.
  455. Saying Goodbye To Financials

    January 8, 2009
    Financial stocks may be good turnaround plays, but for some investors, breaking things off earlier is the better choice.
  456. Banking On Bailout Bucks

    December 11, 2008
    With American Express and GM seeking bank (and bailout) status, who will be next?
  457. Thomson-Reuters Feel-Good Story Full Of Holes

    November 19, 2008
    With additional financial industry staff cuts on deck for next year, Thomson Reuters is still a very risky bet.
  458. Visiting The Dow For The Holidays

    November 14, 2008
    Setting aside a slice of your holiday shopping budget leaves room for dividend paying stocking stuffers.
  459. Banking Stress Spreads To India's ICICI

    November 5, 2008
    ICICI Bank has managed to stay profitable, but bank is still seeing pressure from the global credit crisis.
  460. ING Capital Injection A Mere Booster Shot

    October 22, 2008
    ING's capital injection lacked the urgency of other firms going after government investment.
  461. Preferred Stock ETFs

    October 20, 2008
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs to see why they have fared so poorly as of late.
  462. Dubai Desert Miracle Becoming A Mirage

    October 15, 2008
    For high flying Dubai, the party is about to end ... badly.
  463. Frankencapitalism At Your Local Bank

    October 15, 2008
    Bernanke and Paulson cook up a scheme to save the banks. It looks ugly, but it should help.
  464. Even Purity Gets Punished

    October 10, 2008
    Banco Santander avoided subprime loans and risky bets yet it has been punished with the rest. Can any bank investment really ...
  465. Heavy Volume Movers For October 10

    October 10, 2008
    High volume movers for Friday include Wachovia, Macy's and Infosys Technologies.
  466. Monday, Bloody Monday

    October 8, 2008
    We take a historical look at Mondays and other trading days on the market and discover there is yet another reason to hate ...
  467. Aussie Mining Takeover Saga Nears End

    October 6, 2008
    As the global economy continues to weaken the odds increase that BHP Billiton's takeover of Rio Tinto will succeed.
  468. Wachovia-Wells Fargo A Victory For Us All

    October 6, 2008
    Wells Fargo made a rival bid for crumbling Wachovia, one that didn't require a taxpayer funded backstop. Does this deal restore ...
  469. Behind-The-Scenes Banks Still Strong

    October 6, 2008
    Custodial banks like Northern Trust and State Street have held up well, but there is still risk. We uncover the best of breed.
  470. Four Words That Rocked The Market

    September 30, 2008
    The Dow dropped a record 777.68 points on Monday after the bailout bill was defeated, but a historical perspective should ...
  471. Top Volume Stocks For September 29

    September 29, 2008
    Learn what Citigroup's acquisition of Wachovia's banking operations means to investors.
  472. Bank On Northeast Stability

    September 22, 2008
    The financial crisis has many large banks on the brink of bankruptcy, but Northest regional banks have been showing extraordinary ...
  473. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 16

    September 16, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on embattled AIG.
  474. Analyzing The Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Fallout

    September 9, 2008
    Learn why the government takeover should be good for the economy overall and which shareholders have the most to lose.
  475. 5 Book Value Bargains For September 4

    September 4, 2008
    Stocks trading at low P/B ratios can be undervalued bargains. We explore five stocks that fit the bill with a focus on Jones ...
  476. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show For September 3

    September 3, 2008
    Let the Dogs of the Dow strategy point you to potential winners. This week's best of breed is DuPont.
  477. National City: Losses Made Simple

    September 2, 2008
    Regional bank National City tallied $1.76 billion in loses for the quarter. We explore whether this stock will ever be viable ...
  478. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show For August 27

    August 27, 2008
    The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves buying the index's highest yielding stocks and waiting for their prices to rise. This ...
  479. Is AIG DOA?

    August 27, 2008
    AIG was once the buy-and-forget champion of the insurance sector. Now the question is whether it can survive.
  480. The Cavalry Isn't Coming For Banks - Yet

    August 22, 2008
    There are numerous banks trading at cheap levels, but larger banks are still hesitant to bite. Should investors be shy as ...
  481. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show For August 19

    August 19, 2008
    The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves buying the index's highest yielding stocks and waiting for their prices to go up. Best ...
  482. Wamu Now, Later Or Never?

    August 15, 2008
    Texas Pacific Group has a big stake in Washington Mutual. Investors should evaluate their risk tolerance before following ...
  483. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show For August 11

    August 11, 2008
    The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves buying the index's highest yielding stocks and waiting for their prices to go up. Pfizer ...
  484. Timberland, K-Swiss: Tennis Boots, Anyone?

    July 31, 2008
    Timberland and K-Swiss have stumbled in recent years after great success. We speculate on why a merger between the companies ...
  485. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show For July 29

    July 29, 2008
    The Dogs of the Dow strategy lets investors find undervalued blue chips. This week the best of breed is GE.
  486. A Closer Look At Bear Market Funds

    July 28, 2008
    Investors can take a lead from the pros on how to plan and protect their portfolios. Learn how some of the top bear market ...
  487. Knowing It’s Going To Rain Is Better Than Guessing

    July 24, 2008
    Weather forecasting is playing an increasingly important role in big business.
  488. Fed Enabling Investment Banks' Addiction

    July 18, 2008
    Constant incentives from the Fed are making the U.S. investment banks untouchable. Shouldn't they be punished for bad behavior?
  489. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show For July 17

    July 17, 2008
    The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves buying the index's highest yielding stocks and waiting for their prices to go up. We ...
  490. Allocation Lessons From Dubai International Capital

    July 9, 2008
    An analysis of Dubai International Capital's holdings shows investors the value of a long term outlook.
  491. Winners Of The Dow Dog Show

    June 20, 2008
    The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves buying the index's highest yielding stocks and waiting for their prices to go up. We ...
  492. Fuld Out Of The Fold

    June 16, 2008
    It's time for Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld to step aside. The Wall Street gods demand a sacrifice that a round of demotions ...
  493. AIG Reduces Hot Air Emissions

    June 16, 2008
    AIG axed CEO Martin Sullivan and his puffed-up predictions. This should help AIG restructure itself and regain investor trust.
  494. A Pure Bank Is A Profitable Bank

    May 30, 2008
    Spain's Banco Santander avoided the seduction of CMOs and other risky products and is now being rewarded for remaining chaste.
  495. Invest In Your ABCs

    May 30, 2008
    Can investing in a portolio of 10 stocks whose symbols use only one letter actually outperform the S&P 500? You bet, and ...
  496. BCE Bankers Balk

    May 21, 2008
    Mirroring the havoc at Clear Channel, the banks who were financing the BCE leveraged buyout are putting up new terms.
  497. Build A Future With Infrastructure Stocks

    May 16, 2008
    The global construction boom is in its early stages. Investors can't afford to ignore these investment opportunities.
  498. 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.
  499. Should Investors Coattail Sovereign Smart Money?

    May 2, 2008
    Sovereign wealth funds have drawn criticism, but their investments can provide valuable insight to investors.
  500. Predators And Prey Of The Banking Sector

    April 22, 2008
    On consecutive trading days the two largest U.S. banks reported dismal results. Learn what's in store for the big banks.
  501. Wachovia's Checklist To Diminish Share Value

    April 16, 2008
    Wachovia released bad news on top of bad news. What is in store for the nation's fourth largest bank?
  502. Soccer's Pitch

    April 14, 2008
    Soccer is one of the biggest sports in the world, and there's money to be made on both sides of the Atlantic. We examine ...
  503. Paper Tigers

    April 8, 2008
    Paper industry stocks have taken a beating, and the weakness has finally inspired consolidation. Learn who the predators ...
  504. Clear Channel And Banks Play Tug Of War

    March 28, 2008
    The long-awaited private equity buyout of Clear Channel has hit a roadblock. The banks are now balking at financing the deal.
  505. BlackRock Adds $30 Billion In Assets, Courtesy The Fed

    March 27, 2008
    The Bear Stearns collapse worked out well for BlackRock. The asset management company will manage the $30 billion backed ...
  506. Will The Bailout Keep Bear Stearns Afloat?

    March 14, 2008
    Bear Stearns stock plummeted on fears that the bank is in danger of insolvency. The bailout deal could work out well for ...
  507. Duke Energy Is High Yield Royalty

    March 4, 2008
    Duke Energy's very healthy dividend yield makes it a solid investment as a fixed-income proxy, especially during a flight ...
  508. BCE's 20% Takeover Premium Hard To Ignore (BCE)

    February 15, 2008
    BCE shares are well below the declared offer price of $42.75. The deal could fail, but a healthy deal premium might be worth ...
  509. Look Who's Firing Now

    February 1, 2008
    The market largely ignored last week's rising unemployment stats, but it can't ignore the headlines. Corporate America is ...
  510. WaMu Fills The Air With Red Flags (WM)

    December 13, 2007
    Washington Mutual has announced job cuts, office closings and slashed its dividend. The company's future looks bleak.
  511. Peltz Finds A Partner To Fund His Sweet Tooth (CSG)

    December 13, 2007
    Shareholder activist Nelson Peltz is joining with the Qatar Investment Authority to increase his stake in Cadbury.
  512. The Best And Worst CEOs Of 2007

    December 11, 2007
    Find out which executives drove shareholder value and which just drove shareholders crazy.
  513. December Q&A

    December 6, 2007
    We dip into the December mailbag to answer a few burning investor quesitons about the market and economy.
  514. A Closer Look At AIG's Subprime Exposure (AIG)

    November 20, 2007
    AIG has continued to be knocked down, but may rebound if the company's write downs never materialize into actual losses.
  515. Market Q&A Time (WAG, MER, DIS)

    November 7, 2007
    With Wal-Mart offering $4 prescription drugs, how will drugstores like Walgreen make money? We answer this question and more.
  516. Third Quarter Q&A (YHOO, WAG, BA)

    October 30, 2007
    Why is Yahoo surging when Google is still the No.1 search engine? We answer this question and more.
  517. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  518. Closing The Gap (GPS)

    July 30, 2007
    Gap recently announced its new CEO. Can he bring this company back up alongside its competitors?
  519. 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.
  520. TXU's Private Equity Deal on the Table (TXU)

    March 19, 2007
    A look inside the $45 billion private equity bid for the high-profile utility company.
  521. Will Merrill's Bleeding Stop At $15 Billion? (MER)

    January 14, 2007
    If news of the increased Merrill Lynch write down is correct, the financials still need time to sift through the subprime ...
  522. Dimon Steps Up

    December 21, 2005
    J.P Morgan Chase's president, Jamie Dimon, is going to take over the roll of CEO as well. What can we expect as a result? ...
  523. The Law of Large Numbers

    August 8, 2005
    How big is too big? In this piece we tackle the problem of companies that may be 'too big' for your portfolio.
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