CFR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. With an Eye Toward Early 2015 - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2014
    Given the market's unbroken positive run from the early-October lows, we should probably not read too much into this slide. ...
  2. U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook

    December 2, 2014
    U.S. Banks with Growth Potential - Industry Outlook
  3. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  4. Spending on luxury goods continues to surge

    For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At ...

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  5. Comerica Looks Like A Slow-Coiling Spring

    April 16, 2013
    With interest rates so low, loan demand pretty sluggish, and regulations chewing into once-lucrative sources of income, most ...
  6. Fitch Reviews Regional Banks - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    Recently, Fitch Ratings concluded the peer review of 16 mid-tier regional banks. The group includes banks with total assets ...
  7. Bank Of The Ozarks Hitting Accelerator In A Low-Growth Environment

    July 17, 2012
    Although a great bank growth story, Bank of the Ozarks is no bargain. Even with the assumption of high-teens return on equity ...
  8. PNC Acquires Another Fixer-Up Bank Chain

    June 21, 2011
    PNC makes a widely-expected move to expand its banking operations into the Southeast.
  9. BOK Financial Branches Out

    April 27, 2011
    Outside of Oklahoma, very few have heard of George Kaiser, America's 29th richest person.
  10. Comerica Gets Bigger - But "Better" Has To Wait

    January 19, 2011
    Comerica is paying a premium to expand its Texas footprint, while earnings growth is being driven by reserve releases.
  11. Watch A Bank's Liabilities

    May 3, 2010
    The Federal Reserve will eventually raise interest rates, raising the cost of funds for many banks.
  12. Remember Net Interest Margins?

    May 25, 2009
    The market is obsessed with asset quality, and with good reason. However, once the crisis passes, investors will examine ...
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