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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. A Tale of Two Banks - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 11, 2014
    The strong Wells Fargo (WFC) report is unlikely to offset the sour mood created by the big J.P. Morgan (JPM) miss.
  4. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. A Reassuring Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2014
    The favorable retail reading is particularly notable as it maintains the persistent recent positive momentum.
  9. 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.
  10. Volcker Suddenly Relevant Again - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 10, 2013
    Volcker's plan includes trading bans for banks and limiting their hedge fund investment capabilities.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Retail Sector's Cloudy Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends

    November 14, 2013
    Retail Sector's Cloudy Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Four Stocks For America's Energy Independence

    October 21, 2013
    An all-cap look at America's energy independence.
  16. Will DC Worries Eclipse Earnings Season? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 14, 2013
    This lack of progress out of DC is threatening to eclipse the 2013 Q3 earnings season which ramps up this week.
  17. Will DC Worries Eclipse Earnings Season? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 14, 2013
    This lack of progress out of DC is threatening to eclipse the 2013 Q3 earnings season which ramps up this week.
  18. 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.
  19. The Biggest Technical Glitches On Wall Street

    October 2, 2013
    Bubbles, sell-offs, and bear markets have become a part of our everyday vocabulary as the financial world has taken investors, ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. China Improves as Other Emerging Markets Suffer - Ahead of Wall ...

    September 10, 2013
    Not all emerging markets are the same; China's outlook may be improving, but India, Turkey and others are suffering.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Positive Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 16, 2013
    Though heavily Finance weighted at this stage, the early reports are
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. July 12: Earnings to Test Market Rally - Economic Highlights

    July 12, 2013
    Earnings to Test Market Rally
  29. 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
  30. Nabors Falls on Goldman Downgrade - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Following Nabors Industries Ltd's second quarter profit warning, analysts at investment bank The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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, ...
  33. 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, ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview

    June 28, 2013
    Fed to Reclaim Spotlight - Earnings Preview
  37. Stock Market News for June 25, 2013 - Market News

    June 25, 2013
    Benchmarks slumped on Monday following a sell-off in Chinese equity markets coupled with investor concerns about the Fed ...
  38. Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview

    June 21, 2013
    Post-Fed, but Pre-Earnings - Earnings Preview
  39. Goldman Scraps Deal with Ebix - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    On Wednesday, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. scrapped the cash deal announced in May 2013 to buyout Atlanta-based Ebix Inc., ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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
  42. Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    June 14, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  43. Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season (revised) - Earnings Preview

    June 14, 2013
    Looking Ahead to Q2 Earnings Season (revised) - Earnings Preview
  44. Rexnord Zeroes in on Long-Term Plans - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Rexnord recently completed scrutinizing its available options to enhance shareholders value, ending a program initiated by ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Stock Market News for June 12, 2013 - Market News

    June 12, 2013
    Benchmarks were battered after the central bank of Japan made no additional changes to their previous monetary measures
  47. 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 ...
  48. Aflac Values $700M Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2013
    Aflac Inc. announced the pricing of long-term fixed rate notes worth $750 million.
  49. 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. ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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. ...
  54. Goldman Benefits from Equity Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Amid volatile equity markets and an uncertain global economy, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) succeeded in attaining a ...
  55. Ocwen in Race to Buy Ally's MSRs - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    As per Reuters, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) has emerged as the top contender to buy a portfolio of mortgage collection rights ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Three Surging ETFs with Strong Momentum - ETF News And Commentary

    February 1, 2013
    2013 is off to a pretty good start for investors. This strength across the market continues the upward trend that investors ...
  58. BNY Mellon's Dismissal Plea Refused - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    Recently, The Supreme Court of the State of New York has rejected a dismissal plea of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Stock Market News for January 22, 2013 - Market News

    January 22, 2013
    Markets were closed on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. During the previous week, the Street had received promising ...
  62. Stock Market News for January 21, 2013 - Market News

    January 21, 2013
    Heartening results from corporate majors and positive developments in debt-limit negotiations boosted investor confidence ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Slew of Bank Earnings Data - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Investors have a slew of data to chew on today, ranging from earnings reports from JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) ...
  66. Ahead of Wall Street - January 16, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2013
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Investors have a slew of data to chew on today, ranging from earnings reports from J.P. Morgan ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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. ...
  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. 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 ...
  72. What Did TARP Teach Us? - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    A new television advertisement from American International Group, Inc. (AIG) shows the company thanking America for the bailout ...
  73. 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. ...
  74. BofA to Continue with Sale of MSRs - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    According to Reuters, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) is again considering the sale of mortgage servicing rights (MSRs). ...
  75. BofA Considering Sale of MSRs - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    According to Reuters, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) is contemplating the sale of mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) worth ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Goldman Sachs and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on ...

    December 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.8% and the Dow is trading down 0.6% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  79. 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. ...
  80. Stock Market News for December 21, 2012 - Market News

    December 21, 2012
    Benchmarks rebounded from initial losses and finished in the green after John Boehner's optimistic comments about reaching ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. Stock Market News for December 18, 2012 - Market News

    December 18, 2012
    Investor sentiment was boosted by signs of progress in the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, driving the benchmarks higher on Monday. ...
  84. Goldman Sachs and More Big Movers in Financial on December 17, ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has risen 0.5%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.6%; and the Dow is trading up ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. USB to Up Repurchase Reserve - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) plans to boost its mortgage repurchase reserves in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decision comes on the ...
  92. JPMorgan Faces Litigation, Again - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) became the latest financial institution to face legal charges from bond insurer, CIFG Assurance ...
  93. McGraw-Hill Divests Education Arm - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (MHP) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Apollo Global Management ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Court Approves Ocwen's ResCap Bid - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    On Monday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan approved Ocwen Financial Corp's. (OCN) bid to acquire Residential Capital's ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. Goldman Sachs Among Financial's Biggest Movers on November 19, ...

    November 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%, the S&P 500 is trading up 1.5% and the Dow has increased 1.3%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  101. 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 ...
  102. 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 ...
  103. 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 ...
  104. 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 ...
  105. E*TRADE Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    On Tuesday, New York-based online brokerage firm, E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) announced the pricing of senior notes ...
  106. NYSE Stocks, Including Goldman Sachs, Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 7, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the market is not looking good. The Nasdaq has decreased 2.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 2.6%; ...
  107. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Big Movers In Financial on November 7, ...

    November 7, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is down 2.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 2.6%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  108. 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 ...
  109. 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 ...
  110. 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 ...
  111. 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 ...
  112. 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) ...
  113. Visa and Other Big Movers In Financial on October 23, 2012

    October 23, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is down 0.9%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.5%; and the Dow is trading down ...
  114. Stock Market News for October 19, 2012 - Market News

    October 19, 2012
    Disappointing quarterly results from Google combined with mixed economic reports dragged the benchmarks into negative territory. ...
  115. 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 ...
  116. Stock Market News for October 18, 2012 - Market News

    October 18, 2012
    Benchmarks closed in the green yesterday propelled by better-than-expected housing data. This was the third-consecutive trading ...
  117. 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 ...
  118. 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 ...
  119. 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 ...
  120. Ahead of Wall Street - October 16, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2012
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 With inflation not much of a concern for investors or the Fed, this morning's CPI reading is ...
  121. 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 ...
  122. Citi Tops EPS, Keeps Mood Positive - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    After reporting decent results in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported somewhat encouraging third quarter 2012 results. ...
  123. 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 ...
  124. 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 ...
  125. 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 ...
  126. 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. ...
  127. 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 ...
  128. 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 ...
  129. 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. ...
  130. 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 ...
  131. Fitch Puts Ocwen on Negative Watch - Analyst Blog

    October 9, 2012
    Ocwen Financial Corp.'s (OCN) long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) has been placed on Rating Watch Negative by Fitch Ratings ...
  132. Lender Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    Recently, Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) declared the price of its senior notes offering with a principal amount ...
  133. 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 ...
  134. 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. ...
  135. 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 ...
  136. 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) ...
  137. Goldman Sachs and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on October 1, ...

    October 1, 2012
    So far today, the market has been on the rise. The Nasdaq has risen 0.7%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1%; and the Dow has moved ...
  138. Financial Stocks, Including Visa, Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 1, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 0.7%, the S&P 500 rising 1% and the Dow climbing 1.1%. The financial ...
  139. Overvaluation Could Split The Fortunes Of FactSet And Its Stock

    September 27, 2012
    FactSet remains a good company with a great product, but the multiples look high.
  140. 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 ...
  141. Regulatory Nod for Citi-UMG Deal - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    On Friday, the deal between Citigroup Inc. C) and Universal Music Group (UMG) received approval from the European Union (EU), ...
  142. 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 ...
  143. 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 ...
  144. 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 ...
  145. Financial Stocks, Including Visa, Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 11, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is trading up 0.3%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.6%; and the Dow is up ...
  146. 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 ...
  147. AIG and More Big Movers in Financial on September 7, 2012

    September 7, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.2%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat. ...
  148. 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 ...
  149. Goldman Sachs and Other Big Movers In Financial on September ...

    September 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 1.9%, the S&P 500 has increased 1.8% and the Dow is trading up 1.7%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  150. Hartford Sells Retirement Plans Biz - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    Almost six months after Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) started looking for suitable divestiture opportunities ...
  151. American and More Big Movers in Financial on September 5, 2012

    September 5, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 0.2%; the S&P 500 is up 0.2%; and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. ...
  152. 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 ...
  153. 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 ...
  154. Stock Market News for August 27, 2012 - Market News

    August 27, 2012
    Hopes of further economic stimulus helped benchmarks post gains once again on Friday. Not only did the U.S. Federal Reserve ...
  155. 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 ...
  156. 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. ...
  157. 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 ...
  158. 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 ...
  159. Morgan Stanley Plans Layoffs - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Morgan Stanley (MS) is considering possible job cuts in its retail brokerage segment in order to improve profitability. It ...
  160. 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 ...
  161. Stock Market News for August 3, 2012 - Market News

    August 3, 2012
    Investor expectations were dashed after the ECB's President Mario Draghi failed to live up to his commitment last week to ...
  162. CIT Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced the pricing of a registered public offering worth nearly $3 billion. This marks the fourth ...
  163. 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 ...
  164. Biggest Financial Sector Movers for July 23, 2012, Including ...

    July 23, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 1.9%, the S&P 500 down 1.3% and the Dow slipping 1.1%. The financial ...
  165. 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 ...
  166. 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 ...
  167. Company News for July 18, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 18, 2012
    "    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.22, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  168. 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 ...
  169. Citi Tops EPS, Keeps Mood Upbeat - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    After reporting a mixed bag in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported somewhat encouraging second quarter 2012 results. ...
  170. 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 ...
  171. 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 ...
  172. 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 ...
  173. 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 ...
  174. Biggest Financial Sector Movers for July 12, 2012

    July 12, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading down 1.3%; the S&P 500 has slipped ...
  175. 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 ...
  176. 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 ...
  177. 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 ...
  178. 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 ...
  179. 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) ...
  180. Europe Remains a Wet Blanket - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Today's housing and consumer confidence reports on the home front will likely not be enough to offset the market's Europe-centric ...
  181. 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. ...
  182. Ahead of Wall Street - June 26, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 26, 2012
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Today's housing and consumer confidence reports on the home front will likely not be enough to ...
  183. 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 ...
  184. 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 ...
  185. Gen-Probe-Hologic Deal Moves Ahead - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    In relation to its acquisition by Hologic Inc. (HOLX), Gen-Probe Inc. (GPRO) revealed that the federally required 30-day ...
  186. 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 ...
  187. 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 ...
  188. Ahead of Wall Street - June 22, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 22, 2012
    Friday, June 22, 2012 Relief at the lower than expected downgrades of major banks by a rating agency is expected to be ...
  189. Is It A Good Idea To Invest In Triple Leveraged ETF?

    June 20, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  190. 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 ...
  191. 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 ...
  192. 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 ...
  193. Legg Mason Cuts CEO Package - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    According to a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Legg Mason Inc.'s (LM) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Mark ...
  194. Company News for June 15, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    June 15, 2012
    "    Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW) gained 7% after the FDA  approved the company's Sapien heart valve as for a wider ...
  195. No Spain Bounce For Oil

    June 12, 2012
    Oil futures were trading higher overnight on news that Spain will get $100 billion to bailout its crumbling banking system, ...
  196. 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 ...
  197. 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 ...
  198. 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 ...
  199. Stock Market News for June 6, 2012 - Market News

    June 6, 2012
    Investors finally had something to cheer about yesterday as all the benchmarks ended in the green for the first time in five ...
  200. Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    June 4, 2012
    With the market's steep sell-off over the last few weeks, a variety of bargains are beginning to emerge. According to investment ...
  201. 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: ...
  202. Facebook IPO A Dud On Day One

    May 21, 2012
    From the moment U.S. markets opened on Friday, it was an ominous start as a public company for social media darling Facebook ...
  203. 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 ...
  204. Glencore Is Still Bullish On Natural Resources

    May 11, 2012
    As global growth has begun to slow, the prices for various commodities have dwindled as well. However, natural resources ...
  205. Company News for April 20, 2011 - Corporate Summary

    May 9, 2012
    • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) reported Q1 EPS of $1.35, ex-items, ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.25 per share. ...
  206. Zacks' Voice of the People highlights opportunities with J.P. ...

    May 8, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - 05/08/2012 - Zacks highlights commentary from People and Picks Trader "inthemoneystocks". ...
  207. Stock Market News for May 8, 2012 - Market News

    May 8, 2012
    Markets ignored apprehensions arising out of political changes in Greece and France, and but for the Dow, the benchmarks ...
  208. 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 ...
  209. Protect Yourself From Rising Food Prices

    May 4, 2012
    With global demand surging, higher food prices are here to stay. Investors with long term timelines should consider the sector.
  210. Fed Comments Lift Oil Futures

    May 1, 2012
    Fed Comments Lift Oil Futures
  211. The Regionals Worth Banking On?

    May 1, 2012
    The Regionals Worth Banking On?
  212. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    April 30, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  213. 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 ...
  214. 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, ...
  215. Putting More Cash In Investors' Pockets

    April 19, 2012
    Over time, dividends increase while your cost basis remains the same, which can make your actual yield astronomically high.
  216. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    April 19, 2012
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  217. Index Funds Aren't Worth the Trouble

    April 4, 2012
    Sold as a cheap alternative to active management, they cap the upside without mitigating the inherent risk of stocks, writes ...
  218. 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, ...
  219. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    March 23, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  220. Wall Street Finally Gets Its Comeuppance

    March 23, 2012
    For years, we thought the investment bankers who helped cause the Great Recession would have the last laugh…but the ...
  221. 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, ...
  222. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    February 16, 2012
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  223. January: A Good Month For Hated Stocks

    February 3, 2012
    January revealed the potential upside in buying shares in businesses that are widely feared.
  224. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    January 31, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  225. 5 Smart Income Picks to Start the Year

    January 30, 2012
    There are some great picks, especially preferreds, that investors can still take advantage of and grab some big income streams, ...
  226. 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.
  227. Lululemon: Large Cap In Waiting?

    January 13, 2012
    Lululemon raised fourth quarter guidance January 10 and its stock took off. The company is now $1.3 billion shy of reaching ...
  228. A Better ETF for Metals Investors

    January 11, 2012
    The most common silver and gold ETFs may present risks unknown to most investors, says asset manager and analyst Mo Dawoud. ...
  229. Bank Earnings Back In The Spotlight

    January 11, 2012
    Here is a preview of the big banks' earnings.
  230. The Safer Way to Buy Financials

    January 6, 2012
    While banks remain on the defensive, their preferred shares and debt securities offer attractive yields, says Neil George ...
  231. Are Financials A Must Own?

    January 5, 2012
    While 2011 was a disappointing year for financial stocks, this market could see a significant rebound in 2012.
  232. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    December 28, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  233. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    December 28, 2011
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  234. 2011 Losers Are 2012 Winners

    December 2, 2011
    This year's beaten down stocks stand out as being potentially huge winners in 2012.
  235. 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, ...
  236. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    November 16, 2011
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  237. Groupon's Raw Deal for Main Street

    November 7, 2011
    The online discounter’s red-hot IPO is monetizing small-business desperation, writes MoneyShow.com senior editor Igor ...
  238. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    November 4, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  239. 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.
  240. 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.
  241. KBW: It's Now Or Never

    October 17, 2011
    KBW is trading at all-time lows. M&A activity will pick up as will profits. IF you can live with uncertainty, now is the ...
  242. 4 Stocks People Are Watching For Tuesday

    October 17, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 18.
  243. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    September 30, 2011
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  244. Berkshire Buys Shares And Controversy

    September 29, 2011
    Berkshire announced its intention to buy back shares, but what does that mean for investors?
  245. Fearful Investors Provide Buying Opportunities

    September 27, 2011
    Money is made when an asset is bought, but you don't realize that cash until you sell the asset at a higher price.
  246. Royal Dutch Shell Makes Big Move Into Biofuels

    September 22, 2011
    Royal Dutch Shell entered into a Brazilian biofuels joint venture with a local company that is a leader in this area.
  247. Banks: Hated Today, But Loved Tomorrow

    September 13, 2011
    History has repeatedly shown that financials operate in cycles and when the cycle turns, Wall Street will again fall in love ...
  248. You Can Bank Better Than Buffett

    September 2, 2011
    Warren Buffett’s $5 billion deal for the beleaguered Bank of America wasn’t charity...it was cunningly sweet, ...
  249. 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 ...
  250. 4 Banks That Aren't Busted

    August 31, 2011
    A number of babies were thrown out with the bath water during the financial crisis, and represent solid contrarian buys now, ...
  251. Citigroup Still Regrouping

    August 30, 2011
    Citigroup investors able to take an investment time line of at least five years could see their money double in the stock.
  252. More Big Problems for Big Banks

    August 27, 2011
    The charts for three of the biggest US bank stocks show decidedly bearish patterns, suggesting that the prospects for the ...
  253. The Best Time to Sell Options

    August 19, 2011
    Selling options in the current environment promotes flexibility, allows the trader to better withstand volatility in the ...
  254. How Low Will Stocks Go?

    August 13, 2011
    A diverse group of experts have convinced MoneyShow’s editor-at-large Howard R. Gold that, notwithstanding a brief ...
  255. Berkshire Hathaway Makes An Unusual Bid For Transatlantic

    August 10, 2011
    Berkshire makes an odd bid for an in-play reinsurance giant.
  256. 6 Agricultural Names to Feed the World

    July 30, 2011
    Ramesh Gulati is eyeing companies equipped to meet infrastructure needs in the agricultural sector. In today's interview, ...
  257. Hope Floats Down the Potomac

    July 22, 2011
    The market turnaround based on signs of political compromise in Washington and Europe marks a rare display of optimism, writes ...
  258. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  259. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    July 12, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  260. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    July 11, 2011
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  261. Do I Hear $210 Billion for Facebook?

    June 30, 2011
    Shares of closed-end fund GSV Capital soared after it scored Facebook shares valuing the social networker at $70 billion. ...
  262. FactSet's Ambitious Growth Expectations

    June 16, 2011
    FactSet will need at least another decade of double-digit growth to justify where the stock is currently trading.
  263. Oshkosh Gets Truckin'

    June 6, 2011
    Find out why now's the time to buy this mid-cap trucking stock.
  264. Jefferies Group: Leucadia's Next Great Investment?

    May 27, 2011
    Leucadia National made a lot of money from Americredit, and now it looks to do the same with Jeffries Group. Here's why investors ...
  265. Downside Risk For FactSet Investors

    March 17, 2011
    FactSet's stock already reflects much of the current and future growth momentum.
  266. The Joys And Pains Of 3X Returns

    February 3, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  267. JPMorgan Chase Returns To 2006

    January 17, 2011
    Investing in JPMorgan Chase is a relatively safe way to gain exposure to the financial services industry as it recovers from ...
  268. 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.
  269. 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.
  270. FactSet A Great Company And Questionable Stock

    December 17, 2010
    FactSet's high stock price leaves too little downside protection, should growth fail to live up to past trends.
  271. Triple Leveraged ETFs: Boom or Bust?

    December 7, 2010
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  272. Is Bank Of America Stock Undervalued?

    November 22, 2010
    With a per share cash position and book value that exceed the current trading price, BAC may be undervalued.
  273. JPMorgan Chase Less Risky Below Book Value

    October 14, 2010
    During its third quarter, JPMorgan remained solidly profitable even though considerable risk remains in its mortgage and ...
  274. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  275. 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.
  276. AgBank Of China IPO Not As Easy As ABC

    June 30, 2010
    Should investors really base their decisions on the reception of a single IPO?
  277. Making Money With Regional Banks

    June 29, 2010
    Several small regional banks are poised to outperform their Wall Street counterparts.
  278. 3 Large Caps To Watch

    June 25, 2010
    A low P/E is not the only reason to consider these large, high-quality businesses.
  279. IPO Market Steady Despite Correction

    June 18, 2010
    The market for initial public offerings has done well over the last few months despite the sizable market correction.
  280. Stock Drops In May 2010

    June 1, 2010
    The worst performing stocks during May 2010 were in a range of sectors and suffered issues that aggravated the market-induced ...
  281. Best Stocks In May 2010

    June 1, 2010
    May 2010 was a terrible month to be invested in stocks, but there were many names that had a positive absolute return during ...
  282. 5 Stocks To Buy On Weakness

    May 26, 2010
    These stocks may be a good buy if the market pushes them a little further down.
  283. Fairholme's Financial Bet

    May 21, 2010
    As of the end of the first quarter of 2010, Fairholme was making a big bet. The move was not on one single company, but on ...
  284. Buffett's Seal Of Approval

    May 5, 2010
    Buffett's defense of Goldman won't go unnoticed by investors.
  285. The Rest of the Story, After Earnings

    April 22, 2010
    The devil is in the details for some companies reporting earnings this week.
  286. Tasty Profits, But Wait For A Pullback

    April 21, 2010
    These companies have positive earnings releases, but investors shouldn't buy just yet.
  287. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  288. 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.
  289. Financials Offering Unconventional Returns

    February 4, 2010
    Here are two financials worth looking at - even though the sector continues to face hard times.
  290. Self-Serve Kiosks: The Payoff Is Huge

    February 3, 2010
    Big things are happening in self-serve. Here's what investors can do to benefit.
  291. "Fast Food Nation" Showing No Signs Of Slowing Down

    February 3, 2010
    It may be time for things to heat up in casual dining chains and higher end restaurants, but the future still looks very ...
  292. Wells Fargo Delivers

    January 27, 2010
    In banking, management is everything, and Wells Fargo has excellent management that knows how to manage risk.
  293. Bank Of America Not Out Of The Woods

    January 27, 2010
    Depending on how you intrepret things, Bank of America announced earnings that still suggest a challenging period ahead.
  294. Discerning JPMorgan's Normalized Earnings Potential

    January 25, 2010
    Shares of JPMorgan are compelling - once the company stops taking hefty provisions for credit losses.
  295. Invest To Help Haiti

    January 25, 2010
    You can your portfolio based on companies and regions of the world that give to those in need.
  296. The Financials Will Decide The Market's Fate

    January 22, 2010
    The bull move from the March bottom was driven by renewed confidence in the financial sector.
  297. Tanker Stocks Still Facing Rough Waters

    January 14, 2010
    Tanker stocks soar on bullish call, but fundamentals remain bearish.
  298. Berkshire Hathaway For The Next Decade

    January 5, 2010
    At the current price, Berkshire shares look set for another market-beating decade.
  299. Don't The Banks Deserve An Apology?

    December 29, 2009
    Taxpayers have made money on bank TARP allocations.
  300. Top Five Mid-Cap Stocks In November

    December 7, 2009
    The mid-cap sector was a great place to be in November for investors skilled at the art of stock picking, as several names ...
  301. The "I" In BRIC Stands For IT

    November 26, 2009
    India's hot IT stocks could go even higher.
  302. Earnings Season Provides (Mostly) Positive Outlook

    October 20, 2009
    Companies so far have given an optimistic view of the strength and direction of the economy.
  303. Learn To Say No

    October 15, 2009
    Don't chase the rising stock prices; instead, have patience and wait for the right time to buy.
  304. Solid Financial Company, Questionable Stock

    September 30, 2009
    FactSet is a solid financial services company but has an unappealing stock price given its recent run.
  305. Profit Using High And Low Turnover Funds

    September 24, 2009
    We look at the top five holdings for two of the best large growth funds over the last five years.
  306. Make Or Break Time For Palm

    September 22, 2009
    Palm earnings reflect the pre's sales, and could be on the road to profitability.
  307. Invest In Companies That Make Things

    September 15, 2009
    Decades of making paper instead of "things" has taken the U.S. away from a manufacturing-based economy.
  308. Are You A Share Holder Or A Share Flipper?

    September 15, 2009
    Leaders who build great companies are able to focus on creating share value instead of maximizing share prices.
  309. Don't Be Tempted By The "Worst In Breed"

    September 7, 2009
    We take a look at three "worst in breed" stocks that have earned the title.
  310. Government Bank Bailouts Paying Off

    September 2, 2009
    The Capital Purchase Plan was ridiculed as a bailout, but it just might turn out to be a great investment for the taxpayer.
  311. 3 Stocks Insiders Love

    August 21, 2009
    If a financial officer is buying up stocks, chances are that the company's prognosis is good.
  312. Eyeing The Exchanges

    July 21, 2009
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  313. The 5 Best Financial Stocks Of 2009

    June 19, 2009
    Financial stocks tanked in 2008, but 2009 has seen them rebound. We look at the five most promising.
  314. 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 ...
  315. Today's Students, Tomorrow's Money Managers

    May 27, 2009
    Student Managed Investment Funds are fairly common in MBA programs today. And many of these students are beating the pros.
  316. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  317. The SCAP Hammer Falls

    May 11, 2009
    The Supervisory Capital Assessment Program results show a manageable need for capital, and even more importantly, may calm ...
  318. Convertible Securities In Today's Market

    April 30, 2009
    John Calamos, the father of convertible investing, moderated a panel on convertible bonds at the Milken Global Conference ...
  319. Under $5 And Still Alive

    April 24, 2009
    A stock trading below $5 is usually a turn off for investors, but stocks trading under book value with a promising outlook ...
  320. 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 ...
  321. Different Shades of Banking Profits

    April 16, 2009
    How in the world did Wells and Goldman pull off profitable quarters when the financial sky is falling?
  322. Are Uranium Suppliers And Buyers Signaling A Bottom?

    April 15, 2009
    Despite slumping uranium prices, producers continue to invest in capacity with an eye for the future.
  323. Will TARP Cover Be Enough For Insurers?

    April 10, 2009
    Investors rejoiced at speculation that TARP will be extended to insurance companies, but TARP is not a panacea for every ...
  324. 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 ...
  325. 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 ...
  326. Disney's Book-Value Dazzle

    March 10, 2009
    Sometimes stocks that trade below book value can add the needed pixie dust to your portfolio.
  327. 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.
  328. Dow Throwdown

    February 23, 2009
    With speculation rampant that components of the DJIA will change, we examine the scenario and its meaning for investors.
  329. The Joys And Pains Of 3X Returns

    February 17, 2009
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  330. Caterpillar Rising With The Tide

    February 10, 2009
    Caterpillar is improving sales during tough economic times.
  331. Trading Losses Hurt Jefferies

    January 22, 2009
    For Jefferies, being small appears to have its disadvantages.
  332. 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.
  333. Banking On Bailout Bucks

    December 11, 2008
    With American Express and GM seeking bank (and bailout) status, who will be next?
  334. 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.
  335. 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.
  336. Assessing The Risks Of Mortgage REITs

    October 29, 2008
    It's hard to imagine a less attractive investment than a mortgage REIT right now, but these pariah investments still pay ...
  337. Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?

    October 15, 2008
    We examine the present market for clues to where and when we'll see a bottom.
  338. 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.
  339. 3 Value Plays Revealed Using Forward P/E

    October 13, 2008
    The forward P/E ratio can unearth long-term value plays that other investors miss. We examine three stocks worth a second ...
  340. 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.
  341. 5 Active Stocks To Watch On October 2

    October 2, 2008
    The liquidity crunch is creating opportunity for investors with an eye to the future. We explore Warren Buffett's GE stake.
  342. Santa Paulson Is Coming To Town

    September 29, 2008
    Never before in U.S. history has there been such an outpouring of generosity for failed businesses. Let the tax-funded lottery ...
  343. Refocusing on Deposits

    September 24, 2008
    Investment banking is in search of new profits and liquidity under commercial banking rules.
  344. Has Anyone Seen Glass Or Steagall?

    September 18, 2008
    Legislation's effect on the creation of universal banks like Citigroup and the latest entry Bank of America.
  345. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 18

    September 18, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on beleaguered Goldman Sachs.
  346. Can Harman Reach The High Note?

    September 15, 2008
    Harman International's stock is down 70% in the past year and for good reason. Does the stock have any chance of recovering?
  347. Five Traits Of A Great SPAC

    September 12, 2008
    Special purpose acquisition companies continue to gain favor with investors. We examine the traits necessary for a good investment.
  348. PIPE Dream, Or Nightmare?

    September 2, 2008
    Private investments in public equity offer much needed capital for issuers, but how will they benefit individual investors?
  349. Potential Home Run Stocks For August 21

    August 21, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way with a focus on Goldman Sachs ...
  350. Greenhill The Sane Choice In An Insane Sector

    August 20, 2008
    Investment banking is tanking and job losses are in the thousands. We examine how independent player Greenhill is surviving ...
  351. Your Five-High Short Stack For August 20

    August 20, 2008
    There's more than one way to skin a market - short sales let you profit from a downward slide. This week's focus is airline ...
  352. Five Low P/E Bargains For July 29

    July 29, 2008
    Stocks with low price-to-earnings ratios tend to beat the market. This week features Royal Caribbean Cruise and its battle ...
  353. Merrill Lynch Fails To Impress

    July 23, 2008
    Some banking stocks are showing short-term gains, but MER failed to surprise on the positive side.
  354. 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?
  355. 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.
  356. Five Must-Ask Questions Before Taking The IPO Bait

    May 16, 2008
    IPOs often make great discussion but lousy investments. Learn how to avoid getting burned.
  357. Sears Shows A Softer Side (SHLD)

    January 18, 2008
    Sear's sluggish same-store sales might put this stock's price into hibernation.
  358. December Q&A

    December 6, 2007
    We dip into the December mailbag to answer a few burning investor quesitons about the market and economy.
  359. Profit From Commodity Risk With FCStone (FCSX)

    November 26, 2007
    Want to benefit from volatile and rising commodity prices? Invest in a company that helps others manage their exposure.
  360. Green Investing: ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

    November 13, 2007
    Discover which strategy suits your style: the safety of ETFs, or the volatile, yet possibly explosive returns of individual ...
  361. Bargain Hunting At The Millionaire's Club (LEH)

    September 27, 2007
    With the subprime fiasco depressing prices of Lehman Brothers and other investment banks, investors should comb the sector ...
  362. Will Dairy Cows Derail Starbucks Plans? (SBUX)

    September 12, 2007
    Rising dairy prices could hurt the company in 2008. Where does this leave its goal of opening 10,000 new outlets?
  363. Private Equity Well Drying Up

    August 30, 2007
    We examine the effect that problems in the credit market will have on the private equity boom.
  364. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  365. Notorious Overstock.com Hits 52-Week High (OSTK)

    August 14, 2007
    Performance counts. The rising Overstock share price may entice some investors initially scared off by the CEO's antics.
  366. Great Wall Of Cash

    July 18, 2007
    China is moving to invest in equities as well as bonds. There are plenty of companies that could be on its shopping list.
  367. Best Buy Shrapnel Wounds RadioShack

    June 22, 2007
    The stock took a hit Tuesday over concerns Best Buy's woes could spell trouble for all electronics retailers.
  368. Turning The Rumor Mill (DELL, TRMP, NFLX, MRK)

    June 12, 2007
    A roundup of the week's popular news stories and market rumors.
  369. Merrill Lynch's Good Q1 (MER)

    April 30, 2007
    Merrill Lynch's new earnings report could mean good things for the entire investment-banking sector.
  370. Monster's Stock Is Just Too Scary (MNST)

    April 4, 2007
    Monster Worldwide - the parent company of Monster.com indicated that it's Q1 sales will come in under plan. I will review ...
  371. 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.
  372. Winners and Losers - March 12th to March 16th (BOT, NEWC)

    March 16, 2007
    A look at some of the market's big winners and losers for the week of March 12th.
  373. Ethanol Baby Steps

    March 5, 2007
    Cellulosic ethanol is touted as the key to America's energy independence. Recently, the government and industry took their ...
  374. Equity Office Properties Nears a Decision (EOD)

    February 2, 2007
    A high profile private equity deal highlights the hidden value of good dividend-paying REITs.
  375. Minding The Gap (GPS)

    January 15, 2007
    Despite recent buzz about a potential buyout, investors should wait until The Gap goes on sale before snapping up some shares.
  376. Nomura Focuses on M&A

    June 28, 2006
    Nomura Holdings is poised to flourish in an inflationary environment.
  377. Lehman Trades Lower on Rising Profits

    June 14, 2006
    Despite a downward trend, Lehman's may be a golden opportunity.
  378. The Most Useless Recommendation - Hold

    February 6, 2006
    A look at the puzzling hold recommendation.
  379. 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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