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  1. HSBC Executives Facing Layoffs

    January 20, 2017
    In its constant effort to cut costs and drive profitability higher, HSBC is now pondering letting 100 executive bankers go ...
  2. Big Banks are Optimistic About the Future Under Trump

    January 19, 2017
    If America is to be made great again, we're going to need a strong banking sector. Fourth-quarter earnings reports suggest ...
  3. Despite Warnings, Post-Brexit Britain is Fine

    January 19, 2017
    British voters were warned of an immediate economic shock, but mounting data suggests otherwise.
  4. Goldman Sachs Beats Earnings, Stock Down (GS, MS)

    January 18, 2017
    Goldman Sachs cut compensation, grew revenues and saw earnings soar. But the market is punishing the stock anyway.
  5. Analysts on 2017: Earnings Growth is Coming (SPY, GS)

    January 17, 2017
    Investment banks are optimistic about earnings in 2017, with some analysts predicting EPS to rise 10 percent throughout the ...
  6. Deutsche Bank to Cut 90 Percent of Bonuses (DB, GS)

    January 17, 2017
    Deutsche Bank will reportedly withhold bonuses from 90 percent of its workforce.
  7. Goldman Sachs Confirms Adobe Rating (GS, ADBE)

    January 16, 2017
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has reiterated its Neutral recommendation for shares of software company Adobe Systems Inc.
  8. Morgan Stanley Hoping for Return to Glory Days(MS)

    January 11, 2017
    Morgan Stanley booked impressive 2016 results, led by strong bond trading income, and could add to gains after the January ...
  9. Citi Keeps 'Buy' on BofA, Cuts Goldman to 'Sell'

    January 11, 2017
    Not all banks should be valued the same, according to Citigroup analyst Keith Horowitz.
  10. Goldman Sachs Falls on Sell Rating (GS)

    January 10, 2017
    After seeing a 40 percent rise in two months, Citigroup analysts expect Goldman Sachs shares to fall.
  11. Get Ready to Sell Goldman Sachs (GS)

    January 10, 2017
    Goldman Sachs has nearly completed a 100% retracement from the 2007 high, setting off sell signals.
  12. Trump's Bonus: Banks See Surging Profits in 2017

    January 3, 2017
    Major banks have begun counting their profits as their interest income could enjoy significant gains.
  13. Buyback Fever: What's Driving the Buying Spree

    December 28, 2016
    American companies are stepping up buybacks in anticipation of Trump's planned repatriation tax holiday.
  14. ETFs: Corporate Debt May Be the Next Big Thing

    December 21, 2016
    Debt-based ETFs have drawn nearly $120 billion in inflows so far this year.
  15. Top Stocks for 2016 (CAT, GS)

    December 19, 2016
    The top performers for the year on the S&P 500, the DJIA 30, the Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000 indices.
  16. 26 Goldman Sachs Alumni Who Run the World

    December 9, 2016
    Update: 27.
  17. Unstoppable Banks in Trump’s America (MS, GS)

    December 7, 2016
    Bank stocks continue to outperform other sectors, and analysts believe the trend will continue into 2017.
  18. Why U.S. Stock Funds Are on a Roll

    December 5, 2016
    U.S. stock funds are on the verge of posting double-digit gains for 2016, fueled by President-Elect Trump's victory
  19. Goldman Sachs to Gain in Trump Era (GS)

    December 1, 2016
    Bank analysts and Barron’s have recently made positive predictions about the investment bank’s future.
  20. Goldman Sachs Nears All-Time High on Treasury News (GS, XLF)

    November 30, 2016
    A Goldman Sachs alum gets the nod for Treasury Secretary, and financial stocks – particularly his ex-employer – go wild.
  21. Dividend Yields: Goldman Sachs vs. Morgan Stanley (GS, MS)

    November 29, 2016
    While Morgan Stanley's annual dividend yield of 1.95% is five basis points below the S&P 500, it is still 72 basis points ...
  22. How to Profit During Trump's Inaugural Year (GS)

    November 25, 2016
    Amid weaker growth in China, rising populism in Europe and a Donald Trump presidency, here are Goldman Sachs's top trade ...
  23. Where Will London's Banking Jobs Go After Brexit?

    November 14, 2016
    Frankfurt? Dublin? New York? No one is sure what will happen to the City's banking jobs after Brexit, but its looks like ...
  24. Bank Investors Might Love (And Hate) Trump (MS, GS)

    November 9, 2016
    Bank stocks could encounter both headwinds and tailwinds as a result of Donald Trump's presidential victory.
  25. U.S. Banks to Get Greater China Access (GS, MS)

    November 8, 2016
    China is considering giving Wall Street firms more access to investment banking in the country.
  26. Wall Street Banks May Gain Greater Access in China (MS, GS)

    November 8, 2016
    Foreign investment banks currently have less than a 5% market share in China's $7.48 trillion securities businesses. But ...
  27. What We Know About Trump and Clinton's Treasury Picks (FB, GOOG)

    November 7, 2016
    Who will the next Treasury Secretary be? A second-generation Goldman Sachs partner? A Facebook executive? A former Fed vice ...
  28. CFTC Probes Banks' Use of Interest Rate Swaps

    November 4, 2016
    U.S. regulators are probing banks' trading and clearing of interest rate swaps, which played a central role in the 2008 financial ...
  29. Goldman Drops Corning From Conviction List (GS, GLW)

    November 2, 2016
    Despite the high-tech glass specialist's Q3 earnings beat, analysts doubt the sustainability of recent growth in glass volume. ...
  30. Goldman Tries To Become Apple Of Banking

    November 1, 2016
    Welcome to Goldman's financial product version of an App Store...
  31. Goldman Sachs Wants Apple to Make a Bid for Time Warner (GS, ...

    October 31, 2016
    The investment bank is hurting after it was left out of the gigantic AT&T/Time Warner deal.
  32. Amazon On A Roll: Analysts And Markets Bullish On Earnings

    October 27, 2016
    Cloud and retail are expected to be the biggest contributors to its revenues.
  33. Goldman Lowers S&P 500 Earnings Estimates Through 2018

    October 24, 2016
    In spite of recent positive signs for Q3 earnings, Goldman has announced its prediction that YTD earnings for this year and ...
  34. Banks Preparing to Leave the UK, Says Top Official (GS, JPM)

    October 24, 2016
    Major banks are preparing for a UK exodus over fears they will lose passporting.
  35. TD Ameritrade to Buy Scottrade Financial Services for $4 Bn (AMTD, ...

    October 24, 2016
    Discount brokerage TD Ameritrade will buy privately-held rival Scottrade Financial Services in a cash and stock deal valued ...
  36. Here’s Why Fintech Will Continue to See Rapid Growth (GS, BBVA)

    October 19, 2016
    The fast growth in fintech will continue and P2P is a major part of this.
  37. Corporate Bondholders' $1.1 Trillion Dilemma (GS)

    October 18, 2016
    Black hole: U.S. corporate bonds could suffer $1.1 trillion in losses if interest rates rise 1%, says Goldman Sachs
  38. What Does Disney Really Want Blockchain Technology For?

    October 18, 2016
    The entertainment company is open sourcing its blockchain platform for developers. Why? Some of the theories are cynical... ...
  39. Guess How Much Goldman’s Average Salary Is (GS)

    October 18, 2016
    Investment banking is famous for paying well — but just how well are those bankers paid?
  40. Goldman Sachs at Cusp of New Uptrend (GS)

    October 18, 2016
    Goldman Sachs is testing 9-month resistance at $172.50, after strong quarterly earnings and could head to $200 in coming ...
  41. Goldman Sachs Reports a Strong Quarter (GS)

    October 18, 2016
    Revenues rose 19% year-over-year and earnings of $4.88 per share were far above expectations.
  42. Funny Numbers: Leveraged Loans Get Rising Scrutiny

    October 17, 2016
    Ultimate Fighting Championship: regulators are concerned about questionable accounting methods banks are using in the $9 ...
  43. Lending Club to Announce Earnings Oct. 27 (LC, GS)

    October 17, 2016
    Lending Club enters its second year as a publicly trading company, adjusting its risk management to stem losses.
  44. Why Does Jim Cramer Like Investment Banks? (MS, GS)

    October 17, 2016
    Last week, Jim Cramer spoke positively about Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley before their earnings releases due later this ...
  45. Goldman Makes New Foray Into Web Lending (GS, LC)

    October 14, 2016
    The investment bank is prescreening loan candidates for the platform, which has no upfront and late fees.
  46. Snap Inc. to Hire Bankers For a March IPO: Reports

    October 13, 2016
    Snap's debut could reinvigorate the current slump in tech IPOs
  47. Report: Snapchat Parent Hires Banks for IPO

    October 13, 2016
    Perhaps inevitably, the company behind hot messaging app Snapchat has apparently taken an important step toward its initial ...
  48. Why Companies Have Election Jitters (BAC, GS)

    October 10, 2016
    Companies are reluctant to give earnings guidance to Wall Street as the presidential election nears.
  49. Oil's Rally Will Stall at $55, Says Goldman (GS)

    October 8, 2016
    Oil's recent gains will sputter as a result of a "wall of supply" provided by global crude producers, Goldman's Jeffrey Currie ...
  50. Renewed Strength in Banking Sector (GS, MS)

    October 6, 2016
    Hopes of higher interest rate spreads are boosting bank stocks, but will the rally hold?
  51. Google Reportedly Exploring Twitter Bid (GOOG, TWTR)

    October 3, 2016
    The Mountain View company is reportedly interested in Twitter for a second time. If it does seal the deal, it will have to ...
  52. Goldman Sachs Invests in Red Planet Hotels (GS)

    September 28, 2016
    Goldman Sachs is investing $70 million in Red Planet Hotels. The Asian budget hotel chain is planning on using the capital ...
  53. How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Affect Investing

    September 27, 2016
    Due to the increasing use of big data and artificial intelligence, investors are able to make more informed investment choices ...
  54. Fed's Tarullo Talks Amid Simmering Bank Revolt (MS)

    September 26, 2016
    Big banks may be considering legal action against the Fed over new stress-test rules regarded as onerous by the industry
  55. Why is Goldman Sachs Abandoning Asia? (GS, HSBC)

    September 25, 2016
    Two separate reports of the bank axing positions in Asia are leading to questions of the investment bank’s future on the ...
  56. After Wells Fargo, Republicans Still Attack CFPB (GS, MS)

    September 23, 2016
    Democrats are challenging a Republican plan to deregulate banks in the wake of the Wells Fargo (WFC) fake account scandal.
  57. Netflix Aims For Fifty Percent Original Content In Coming Years

    September 22, 2016
    The streaming service is aiming to become the world's first global television network and original content in different markets ...
  58. How Investment Banks Make Money

    September 22, 2016
    Take a look at methods through which investment banks make money, such as investment research, asset management, and brokerage ...
  59. Banks Fight for $3 Trillion ETF Market (GS, JPM)

    September 20, 2016
    Wall Street giants Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are battling for supremacy in the $3 trillion market for exchange traded ...
  60. Goldman Sachs Leads in ETF Race (GS, MS)

    September 20, 2016
    Investment banks are scrambling to dominate the ETF market, but Goldman Sachs already has a wide lead.
  61. Wall Street Pushes to Keep London a Financial Hub (JPM, MS)

    September 18, 2016
    The Brexit vote has left London's status as a financial hub in limbo as international firms wait and see how negotiations ...
  62. The 6 Most Common Explanations for Economic Stagnation

    September 18, 2016
    Professional economists disagree about why the global economy has stagnated since 2001. Find out what some prominent thinkers ...
  63. These 3 Investment Banks Will Pay for Your MBA (GS, CS)

    September 18, 2016
    Many investment banks will pay for an MBA, but bankers should keep in mind this advanced degree is not always their ticket ...
  64. Here's Where Investment Banks Are Recruiting (GS, C)

    September 16, 2016
    The question of "Where do investment banks recruit?" is best answered through an analysis of the top schools where investment ...
  65. 4 Books Teresa Clarke Is Reading

    September 16, 2016
    Teresa Clarke, former Goldman Sachs investment banking director and current head of, has put together an interesting ...
  66. Macy's Turning to Food and Drink to Boost Sales

    September 13, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) is apparently desperate enough to reverse falling sales that it will begin selling alcohol to customers ...
  67. Top 3 Books to Learn About Blockchain

    September 13, 2016
    Here are reviews of three of the best available books on blockchain, a relatively new, but rapidly growing and very important ...
  68. U.S. to Banks: Why Not Just Stick to Banking? (SQ, GS)

    September 12, 2016
    Goldman Sachs and other banks with significant nonfinancial equity investments and large merchant banking operations possibly ...
  69. The Feds Eye More Limits for Wall Street (GS, MS)

    September 12, 2016
    Federal banking regulators are seeking curbs on merchant banking and commodities trading that may have a severe impact on ...
  70. Top 5 Books to Learn Technical Analysis

    September 9, 2016
    Here are five of the best books written on technical analysis to help traders and investors understand and apply technical ...
  71. Why Wall Street Won't Give Money to Trump's Campaign

    September 8, 2016
    Due to SEC rules, asset managers can't give to a presidential ticket that includes Mike Pence without losing the Indiana ...
  72. GS Disagrees With the Stock Market's Most Common Theme (SPY)

    September 6, 2016
    Goldman Sachs turned bearish in May 2016 and has doubled down as the stock market breaks new highs. Find out the reasons ...
  73. Top U.S. Banks Paid $2 Bn in Deductible Bonuses in 4 Years (WFC, ...

    September 4, 2016
    A study has found that financial institutions are able to write off massive rewards to their executives because of a tax ...
  74. 20 Books Employees at Goldman Sachs Want You to Read (GS)

    September 4, 2016
    Considering the fact that it’s harder to get a job at Goldman than get into Harvard, this list deserves a look.
  75. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Boston (GS, PYPL)

    August 29, 2016
    Find out which startups that are emerging as Boston's top fintech companies are already disrupting the financial services ...
  76. Top 5 Companies Owned by Goldman Sachs (GS, BNFT)

    August 27, 2016
    Goldman Sachs and its private equity division is heavily invested in technology providers. Discover the company's top five ...
  77. Robo-Advisors vs. Passively Managed Funds: Which Is Better?

    August 25, 2016
    Expense is the main distinction between the two, but each has its plusses and minuses, depending on the type of investor ...
  78. Marcus: Goldman Sachs’s New Retail Banking Identity (GS)

    August 23, 2016
    Meet ‘Marcus’—the new brand with which Goldman Sachs will venture into retail banking.
  79. Why Goldman Thinks the U.S. Dollar Will Stay Strong

    August 23, 2016
    Goldman analysts are bullish on companies that do business in the United States, in the face of a strengthening dollar and ...
  80. Why Gold-Backed ETFs Have More Gold Reserves Than China

    August 23, 2016
    Uncover the factors behind investors' increased demand for gold while discovering the impetus behind the surge in bullion-backed ...
  81. Who is Driving Bank of America's Management Team (BAC)

    August 22, 2016
    Top level management at Bank of America is driving expansion into investment banking, global markets and other financial ...
  82. Who Is Driving Wells Fargo's Management Team?

    August 17, 2016
    A look at the key management credited with advancing the stock price of one of the largest multinational banking firms worldwide.
  83. Cyber Alliance: 8 Banks Join to Fight Crime (JPM)

    August 11, 2016
    JPMorgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are among 8 financial firms joining to fight cyber attacks amid the theft of data on ...
  84. Goldman and Barclays Warn Of Long-Term Bear Market in Copper ...

    August 9, 2016
    Goldman Sachs and Barclays have both warned of an imminent supply glut about to hit the global copper market.
  85. Goldman Sachs (GS) Invests $50 Million in Kaltura

    August 8, 2016
    Video tech provider Kaltura has secured $50 million from Goldman Sachs in "pre-IPO" funding. So far there's no word when ...
  86. Goldman Raising Money for Private Equity Fund (GS)

    July 26, 2016
    Amid increased regulatory pressures, the high value private equity fund launch is a significant initiative by Goldman Sachs ...
  87. Another Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Builds His Gold Position

    July 23, 2016
    Paul Singer of Elliott Management becomes the latest hedge fund manager to seek a refuge in gold.
  88. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Banking (WFC, GS)

    July 21, 2016
    Explore the top five corporate donors, measured by cash contributions, in the banking sector in 2015, as tabulated by The ...
  89. Goldman Sachs Sets Its Eyes on Retail Banking (GS)

    July 20, 2016
    More than 20,000 new customers have signed up for online accounts at Goldman Sachs since the launch of their Internet bank ...
  90. Goldman Sachs Crushes Q2 Estimates, Shares Slip

    July 20, 2016
    Shares of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) slipped, even though the company trounced estimates in its just-reported ...
  91. A Look at Goldman Sachs Ahead of Earnings (GS, JPM)

    July 18, 2016
    To what extent is Goldman Sachs' fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) trading business working?
  92. Why Goldman Is Warning About Free Cash Flow Yield (GS)

    July 17, 2016
    Learn why Goldman Sachs is alerting investors to the importance of cash flow, and discover a recommended alternative equity ...
  93. Goldman Sachs Analysts Predict Weak Earnings Season for Q2

    July 10, 2016
    Analysts at investment bank Goldman Sachs are voicing caution going into Q2 earnings season and have a list of reasons why ...
  94. Top 5 Shopping Apps of 2016

    July 7, 2016
    Explore Goldman Sachs' list of the five best shopping apps and the basis for its call for $50 billion in sales to shift to ...
  95. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Goldman Sachs (GS)

    July 6, 2016
    Discover the four largest mutual fund holders of Goldman Sachs shares and learn how their investment portfolios could help ...
  96. Which Companies Will Thrive on the Yuan

    July 6, 2016
    Explore the debate on whether a fed rate hike or the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan is more important, including their ...
  97. Global Investment Fees Down In First Half (JPM, GS)

    July 5, 2016
    JPMorgan Chase led the league table for investment banking fees for the first half of the year, but its not all good news. ...
  98. Are Hedge Funds Chasing Performance?

    July 4, 2016
    Learn why hedge funds have performed worse than the S&P 500 Index in 2016, and why they may overweight equities to play catch-up ...
  99. Deutsche Bank Is the Most Systemically Important (DBK, HSBC)

    June 30, 2016
    The bank is linked together with global markets and other firms in such a way that its failure could trigger a widespread ...
  100. The Fed Approves Goldman Sachs' Capital Plan (GS, JPM)

    June 30, 2016
    The bank, which last year raised its dividend from 60 cents to 65 cents per share, has yet to disclose specifics for its ...
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