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  1. Bank Stock Roundup: Fines, Legal Issues Rule Headlines; Citi, ...

    December 19, 2014
    Over the last five trading days, performance of banking stocks remained bullish on the back of their efforts to move past ...
  2. Priceline Downgraded by Goldman, Stock Down 3% - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2014
    Shares of Priceline (PCLN) fell a little over 3% after it was was pulled out from the "Americas Conviction Buy List" ...
  3. Manulife Forms Team for Emerging Markets Equity Investment - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) formation of a new Global Emerging Markets Equity portfolio management team, reflects the ...
  4. Goldman Continues Foray into the ETF Market via New ETFs - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) which jumped on the bandwagon of Wall Street banks which are targeting the fastest growing ...
  5. Banks to Pay $74M for Settling MF Global Underwriting Case - ...

    December 15, 2014
    The case filed against 7 banks, for providing misleading statements related to the presently bankrupt MF Global Holdings ...
  6. In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. Here is a snapshot of some of the year’s most successful IPOs.

    5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

    November 26, 2014
    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  7. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
    Recently released European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test results have many banks breathing a sigh of relief and some ...
  8. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
    Last week, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: announced a new program, Coca-Cola Founders, designed to help entrepreneurs take ...
  9. Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 16, 2014 - Earnings Trends

    October 16, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 16, 2014 - Earnings Trends
  10. Early Q3 Earnings Not Driving the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2014
    This morning's solid jobless claims report and a slew of earnings announcements will likely have no bearing on the overall ...
  11. Bring on Banks & Tech - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 14, 2014
    A favorable start to the bank sector results should help stocks overcome global growth fears, at least for today.
  12. How Traders Make Markets Inefficient

    October 14, 2014
    The Efficient-Market Hypothesis (EMH) is a popular theory within the world of finance. The idea behind EMH is that the stock ...
  13. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  14. The Last Time This Happened, a 'Hated' Sector Rose 196%

    September 17, 2014
    I wasn't always a momentum investor. Like many of you, I began my career as a contrarian investor. After all, some of ...
  15. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Other Financial Stocks Strong During Market ...

    September 16, 2014
    When one sector is getting the beats, more often than not the money flowing out is going into another. It has been an unique ...
  16. The CMO issuer redirects the loan payments from the mortgages and distributes both the interest and principal to the investors in the pool.

    CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

    September 10, 2014
    The concept of collateralizing and structured financing predates the market for collateralized mortgage obligations and collateralized ...
  17. Takeaways From Buffett’s Preferred Stock Deal

    September 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett announced his involvement in Burger King Worldwide’s (BKW) proposed takeover of Tim Hortons (THI).
  18. More Good News to Backstop Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 15, 2014
    Stocks today will likely maintain the positive momentum of the last few sessions, and Janet Yellen's Senate testimony comes ...
  19. Citi Beat Leads Markets to Green - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 14, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session in the green, maintaining the overnight action out of global markets.
  20. When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools for the job.

    Want A Career In Asset Management? Read This First

    July 7, 2014
    When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools ...
  21. Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  22. Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?

    Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    June 10, 2014
    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  23. Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook

    June 3, 2014
    Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook
  24. You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some sectors and companies to keep an eye on.

    These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

    May 28, 2014
    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some ...
  25. Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    May 7, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  26. What First Horizon's FHFA Settlement Means For RBS and Goldman

    April 30, 2014
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has settled the smallest securities fraud suit that remained of the 18 it had ...
  27. Earnings Reflect a Frigid Q1 - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 17, 2014
    It's looking more and more like we???re going to have to wait yet another quarter for real earnings growth to take hold. ...
  28. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to do ...
  29. 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. ...
  30. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  31. Four Stocks Poised To Make A Move Lower

    February 24, 2014
    Significant stocks that were leading the S&P 500 higher over the last six months have significantly diverged over the last ...
  32. The steel sector has rebounded quite nicely over the last few months as investors have looked for value.

    Are There Still More Gains For Steel Stocks Ahead?

    January 23, 2014
    The steel sector has rebounded quite nicely over the last few months as investors have looked for value. Given the longer ...
  33. 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.
  34. The group of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey could be brightest stars in the emerging world.

    The MINTs Could Be The Next Big Thing

    January 15, 2014
    It seems that the mighty BRICs have finally begun to slow down on their economic journeys. That’s prompted many investors ...
  35.  Goldman Sach’s has unveiled its latest list of profitable trades for 2014.

    How To Play Goldman Sach’s Top Trades For 2014

    December 19, 2013
    With 2014 quickly approaching, Goldman Sach’s has unveiled its latest list of profitable trades for the new year. While they ...
  36. the Nikkei- Japan’s main stock market index- has surged by 50.7% this year. That’s nearly double the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA).

    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 ...
  37. Warren Buffett: U.S. Is Better With Detroit Than Without

    November 26, 2013
    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett believes that Detroit is an essential part ...
  38. Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year.

    When Will The Pain End For Caterpillar?

    October 23, 2013
    Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year. We'll take ...
  39. JPMorgan settles the legal issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors were not put off in the least

    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 ...
  40. Like the Great Wall of China, which was designed to separate two parties, the Chinese wall is designed to separate underwriters and analysts.

    How Effective Is The Chinese Wall?

    October 22, 2013
    Because underwriters work on one side of the Chinese wall and analysts work on the other side, information gathered by the ...
  41. The U.S. has an enviable energy position. We'll take a look at four picks to conisider adding to your portfolio.

    Four Stocks For America's Energy Independence

    October 21, 2013
    An all-cap look at America's energy independence.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Is the commodity super-cycle coming to an end?

    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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Zillow Pays $50 Million For StreetEasy: Time To Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Fifty million isn't a lot for a company with a $3 billiion market cap. However, Zillow (Nasdaq:Z) sees this acquisition as ...
  46. thinkstock|istock

    The Road To Creating An IPO

    August 8, 2013
    Through an Initial Public Offering, or IPO, a company raises capital by issuing shares of stock, or equity in a public market. ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Goldman Lowers Tesla Price Target To $84--Time To Sell?

    July 18, 2013
    Goldman Sachs released a 53-page report about the car biz June 16. It lowered its price target for Tesla to $84, sending ...
  49. Terreno Realty Prices Common Shares - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Terreno Realty Corp. declared an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 common shares priced at $18.25 per share.
  50. 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.
  51. 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
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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, ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview

    June 28, 2013
    Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview
  56. UBS Quits Indian Operations - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Recently, UBS AG (UBS) surrendered its banking license in India.
  57. Goldman Invests In Green Energy - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Following its announcement to invest about Y50.0 billion in solar power generation in Japan over the next 5 years, Goldman ...
  58. Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC

    June 11, 2013
    When Jim O'Neil first came up with the acronym of BRIC, the four nations were the cream of the emerging market crop. A decade ...
  59. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  60. Three Ways To Short Gold

    April 18, 2013
    Investor enthusiasm for gold has been falling by the wayside. For portfolios, that could mean it's time to short the metal. ...
  61. Goldman Sachs Gets Into The Loan Business

    April 12, 2013
    Goldman Sachs’ decides to list a piece of Liberty Harbor Capital subsidiary as a BDC.
  62. SeaWorld IPO Looks To Raise $500 Million: Should You Buy?

    April 10, 2013
    On April 8 Blackstone filed an IPO registration statement amendment that ups the original $100 million amount to as much ...
  63. Goldman Sachs Cuts Hewlett-Packard to $16: Time To Jump Ship?

    April 3, 2013
    Goldman Sachs issued a target price of $16 on Hewlett-Packard's stock April 2. At the same time it cut its rating on the ...
  64. So Who’s Right On Cliffs Natural Resources?

    March 28, 2013
    Iron ore and coal producer Cliffs Natural Resources has faced downgrade after downgrade in the face of fallen commodity prices ...
  65. Buffett And Goldman Sachs Do Sweetheart Deal

    March 27, 2013
    Goldman Sachs announced March 26 that it will issue to Berkshire Hathaway in October the number of shares equal to Warren ...
  66. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  67. Citi Disappoints, Strong Top Line - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    After reporting impressive results in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported a disappointing fourth quarter 2012. ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 21, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  72. Is Alcatel-Lucent Playing Its Last Cards?

    December 12, 2012
    Alcatel's patents are valuable, but maybe the last asset of real value left.
  73. Blackstone Inks Deal with Intertrust - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    The Blackstone Group LP (BX) reached an agreement to acquire Intertrust - a trust and corporate management company - from ...
  74. Recent Scandals Show Wall Street Still Needs A Lot Of Watching

    November 28, 2012
    Recent news shows that misdeeds at Wall Street and public companies continue.
  75. Blackstone to Offload Alliant Stake - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    Last week, The Blackstone Group LP (BX) announced an agreement to divest its entire stake in Alliant Insurance Services, ...
  76. Goldman to Offload USI for $2.3B - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    On Monday, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners VI, a private equity fund of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), agreed to divest ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Love Or Hate - Wall Street Will Hate A Republican Win

    November 5, 2012
    History has shown that Wall Street does best with democrats in power, especially incumbents. Wall Street would sour quickly ...
  79. Could The iPhone 5 Boost GDP?

    November 1, 2012
    Even though the iPhone 5 failed to meet analysts' sales expectations, it will likely have a positive influence on the U.S. ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Ocwen Wins Bid to Buy ResCap - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Recently, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) won a bid to acquire Residential Capital's (ResCap) mortgage-servicing rights (MSRs) ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. Financial Stocks, Including Westpac Banking Corporation, Making ...

    October 11, 2012
    The market has been doing well after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.3%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.6%; ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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. ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. Is Goldman Sachs Reversing?

    September 24, 2012
    New York, September 21st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) closed the trading day lower ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. Morgan Stanley's Volcker Woes - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    According to Reuters, Morgan Stanley's (MS) plans of raising global infrastructure fund may be severely hit by the proposed ...
  93. RBS Initiates IPO of Direct Line - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    On Friday, as part of the commitment made to the European Union (EU) regulators, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Goldman Sachs Invests In Juvenile Jail Program

    September 11, 2012
    Goldman Sachs is investing in social impact bonds, hoping to make money off potential declines in delinquency in New York ...
  96. Citi to Invest in Indian Firm - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) - a private equity wing of Citigroup, Inc. C) - is expected to make an investment ...
  97. 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. ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Goldman & NEA Invest in Indian Firm - Analyst Blog

    August 14, 2012
    The private equity arm of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), an American venture capital ...
  100. 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 ...
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