CS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 5 Top European Stocks From A Market-Crushing Guru

    February 11, 2014
    Because of the big losses they suffered during the recession, many investors remain wary of stocks -- especially European ...
  2. 5 Top Europe Plays From a Worldwide Guru

    February 11, 2014
    Because of the big losses they suffered during the recession, many investors remain wary of stocks -- especially European ...
  3. Covered Calls 101: How To Check Your Potential Return

    February 11, 2014
    When setting up a covered call trade, it is important to estimate ahead of time what that trade is likely to return. Not ...
  4. Japanese Stocks Continue To Outperform

    December 3, 2013
    While Japan has been called dead money for years, the past year has removed that moniker perhaps for good. With supportive ...
  5. RetailMeNot Jumps 34% In IPO Debut--Should You Buy?

    July 23, 2013
    RetailMeNot (Nasdaq:SALE) went public July 18 at $21 per share. In its first day of trading its stock gained 32%. Is the ...
  6. Apple's Latest Hire Suggests A Future In Wearable Technology

    July 9, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) announced the hiring of former Yves St. Laurent CEO Paul Deneve July 3. Why would a fashion executive ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  9. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  10. JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is set to divest its private equity arm, One Equity Partners.
  11. Balanced View on HDFC Bank - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2013
    On Jun 4, 2013, we reaffirmed our Neutral recommendation on HDFC Bank.
  12. HSBC's Money Laundering Scandal

    January 29, 2013
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  13. BlackRock Buys More Market Share

    January 15, 2013
    BlackRock is rumored to be buying Credit Suisse's European ETF business. While the price is unknown, BlackRock gains the ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. UBS to Resolve LIBOR Scam with $1B? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) is said to be nearing a deal to pay a penalty of over $1 billion over its alleged involvement in the manipulation ...
  17. AIG Vends 90% of ILFC for $5.28B - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) confirmed the sale of about 90% of its aircraft leasing unit - International Lease ...
  18. People's United Reward Shareholders - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    On Monday, People's United Financial Inc. (PBCT) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new stock repurchase ...
  19. ING Vends Off Thailand Unit - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Netherlands-based ING Groep NV (ING) announced to sell its lucrative Thailand Asset management business to Singapore's United ...
  20. Prudential Raise $1.5B from Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Early this week, Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) vended long-term callable notes worth $1.5 billion. The net proceeds are ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. BofA Entangled in RMBS Case, Again - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    Bloomberg reported that Brussels-based Royal Park Investments SA/NV - set up in 2009 by Fortis Bank SA/NV, the Belgian state ...
  24. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - November 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 1, 2012
    Just as banks worldwide are focusing more on capital efficiency, most foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Investment Banking Fee Woe Continues - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  31. MetLife Vends $1B Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Yesterday, MetLife Inc. (MET) sold callable notes worth approximately $1.0 billion in a two-part offering that were scheduled ...
  32. Julius Baer Announces Job Cuts - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    As part of its integration process and cost reduction efforts, Julius Baer Group last week announced job cuts at the recently ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Deutsche Cuts Mideast IB Team - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    Deutsche Bank AG (DB) is trimming its Dubai workforce in the investment banking section, according to a Reuters report. Moreover, ...
  36. Credit Suisse Group and Other Big Movers In Financial on September ...

    September 17, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.2%; ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Blackstone to Buy GCA Services - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    On Wednesday, Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.P - a private equity fund managed by The Blackstone Group LP (BX) - announced ...
  39. 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, ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Assured Gets OK for UBS Litigation - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    Earlier this week, a U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan granted Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) permission to partially move ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Do ex-Financial Funds Make Safer Dividend ETFs? - ETF News And ...

    July 30, 2012
    Financials firms on both sides of the Atlantic appear to be facing some serious trouble. Banks in Europe are under pressure ...
  45. Stock Market News for July 24, 2012 - Market News

    July 24, 2012
    Possibilities that Spain would have to seek a sovereign bailout and a record jump in the nation's borrowing costs dragged ...
  46. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 10, 2012
  47. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 10, 2012
    Foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale as the means to reduce leverage and stay afloat. However, the ...
  48. WellPoint to Buy Amerigroup - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    WellPoint Inc. (WLP) has announced that it has entered into a definitive deal with Amerigroup Corporation (AGP), under which ...
  49. European Crisis Dents Bank Revenue - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Trade Volatility With The VIX

    June 12, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    May 4, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  54. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: CIT Group, Barclays PLC, Credit ...

    May 3, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: CIT Group, Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley and UBS AG - Press Releases
  55. CIT Issues $2B Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    CIT Issues $2B Senior Notes - Analyst Blog
  56. A 100% Institution-Focused Stock

    February 29, 2012
    If you're looking for big yields from one of Wall Street's top clearinghouses (they're like financial pipeline companies, ...
  57. The Rally In Small-Cap Growth Stocks

    February 13, 2012
    Small caps have been improving along with the economy. Investors should look into adding these shares to their portfolio.
  58. 6 Stocks At 52-Week Lows

    November 24, 2011
    Are these companies on a downward spiral or gearing up for a rebound?
  59. China Says No To Incandescents

    November 9, 2011
    China’s decision to phase-out incandescent bulbs is a huge win for the LED and energy efficient lighting industry.
  60. Time To Invest In Switzerland?

    September 26, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  61. When Times Are Tough, Should Investors Go Swiss?

    September 15, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  62. 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.
  63. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  64. 4 Reasons 'Made In The U.S.A.' Wins

    August 24, 2010
    Recent articles about rising Chinese wages and implementing wage-equalization import taxes has me thinking "Made in the U.S.A." ...
  65. Iron-Clad Swaps

    July 9, 2010
    The iron ore market is becoming increasingly open, but at the cost of more volatility.
  66. Bypass The Euro With Switzerland

    May 19, 2010
    As the crisis within the EU countries intensifies, investors may want to put Switzerland on their map.
  67. Trust In Jim Rogers

    May 11, 2009
    Commodities are becoming a more important part of an individual investor’s portfolio. However, given the troubles a prominent ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. Can You Bank On European Banking? (DB, UBS, CS)

    September 14, 2007
    We examine three giants of European investment banking as they attempt to move beyond their borders.
  71. 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.
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