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  1. JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: A Tale of Two Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    The performance of JPMorgan and Goldman has been impressive, but one has a slight edge.
  2. Northstar Realty Finance: CEO David Hamamoto' Views On Performance ...

    March 9, 2015
    On March 3, David Hamamoto, chairman and CEO of both Northstar Realty Finance Corp (NYSE: Albert Tylis, president of both ...
  3. How Social Impact Investing Works

    February 27, 2015
    Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and ...
  4. How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    February 12, 2015
    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  5. Time to Look at PIMCO's Total Return Fund Again?

    January 26, 2015
    It’s difficult to know which way the economy and bond market are heading, but there is an investment that has delivered through ...
  6. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    January 15, 2015
    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
  7. World's Top 10 Trading Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Which are the top trading firms of the world? Here is the list of the ones with highest trading revenue.
  8. 5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

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

    October 30, 2014
  10. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
  11. How Traders Make Markets Inefficient

    October 14, 2014
  12. The Last Time This Happened, a 'Hated' Sector Rose 196%

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

    September 16, 2014
    When one sector is getting the beats, more often than not the money flowing out is going into another. It has been an unique ...
  14. CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

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

    September 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett announced his involvement in Burger King Worldwide’s (BKW) proposed takeover of Tim Hortons (THI).
  16. Want A Career In Asset Management? Read This First

    July 7, 2014
    When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools ...
  17. Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    June 10, 2014
    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  18. These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

    May 28, 2014
    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some ...
  19. What First Horizon's FHFA Settlement Means For RBS and Goldman

    April 30, 2014
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has settled the smallest securities fraud suit that remained of the 18 it had ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Four Stocks Poised To Make A Move Lower

    February 24, 2014
    Significant stocks that were leading the S&P 500 higher over the last six months have significantly diverged over the last ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The MINTs Could Be The Next Big Thing

    January 15, 2014
    It seems that the mighty BRICs have finally begun to slow down on their economic journeys. That’s prompted many investors ...
  24. How To Play Goldman Sach’s Top Trades For 2014

    December 19, 2013
    With 2014 quickly approaching, Goldman Sach’s has unveiled its latest list of profitable trades for the new year. While they ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Warren Buffett: U.S. Is Better With Detroit Than Without

    November 26, 2013
    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett believes that Detroit is an essential part ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. How Effective Is The Chinese Wall?

    October 22, 2013
    Because underwriters work on one side of the Chinese wall and analysts work on the other side, information gathered by the ...
  30. Four Stocks For America's Energy Independence

    October 21, 2013
    An all-cap look at America's energy independence.
  31. For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  32. The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. The Road To Creating An IPO

    August 8, 2013
    Through an Initial Public Offering, or IPO, a company raises capital by issuing shares of stock, or equity in a public market. ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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. ...
  40. Goldman Sachs Gets Into The Loan Business

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

    April 10, 2013
    On April 8 Blackstone filed an IPO registration statement amendment that ups the original $100 million amount to as much ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

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

    December 12, 2012
    Alcatel's patents are valuable, but maybe the last asset of real value left.
  50. Recent Scandals Show Wall Street Still Needs A Lot Of Watching

    November 28, 2012
    Recent news shows that misdeeds at Wall Street and public companies continue.
  51. 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 ...
  52. Could The iPhone 5 Boost GDP?

    November 1, 2012
    Even though the iPhone 5 failed to meet analysts' sales expectations, it will likely have a positive influence on the U.S. ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Financial Stocks, Including Westpac Banking Corporation, Making ...

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

    September 24, 2012
    New York, September 21st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) closed the trading day lower ...
  56. Goldman Sachs Invests In Juvenile Jail Program

    September 11, 2012
    Goldman Sachs is investing in social impact bonds, hoping to make money off potential declines in delinquency in New York ...
  57. What's Wrong With America: Goldman Sachs Building Private Bank

    July 18, 2012
    Goldman Sachs announced that it's building a private bank for wealthy clients.
  58. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  59. 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.
  60. Long Term Oil ETFs

    June 14, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  61. 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 ...
  62. Long Term Oil ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  63. 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: ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. Negative Publicity Isn't Hurting Goldman Sachs

    March 30, 2012
    Financials are one of the top performing sectors of the year and are continuing to do well even in light of the negative ...
  69. 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.
  70. When Bad PR Means Something More

    March 23, 2012
    Last week's high profile resignation of a player in a major financial institution may have cracked a veneer that reveals ...
  71. 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 cannons ...
  72. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  73. Goldman Says To Stick With Oil And Gold

    February 29, 2012
    With many of the deep values in natural resources now gone, Goldman Sachs has dropped its overall forecast for commodity ...
  74. Ag Still Looks Bullish Long Term

    February 22, 2012
    With food prices rising due to an increase in global demand, investors should look into adding these Ag stocks to their porfolio.
  75. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  76. 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.
  77. 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, ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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. ...
  81. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  82. The Bull Case For Goldman Sachs

    December 16, 2011
    Brave investors in Goldman Sachs could double their money over a five-year timeframe.
  83. Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    December 6, 2011
    More bad news for Bank of America has the stock flirting with a dangerous price level.
  84. Goldman's O'Neill Says, "Bet On Growth Markets"

    November 29, 2011
    Growth markets provide a balance of growth and new-found stability, for portfolios.
  85. 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.
  86. Roll The Dice With Las Vegas Sands

    October 31, 2011
    Investors willing to roll the dice on continued Asian growth may see Las Vegas Sands as a good deal.
  87. 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.
  88. Berkshire Buys Shares And Controversy

    September 29, 2011
    Berkshire announced its intention to buy back shares, but what does that mean for investors?
  89. Petrobras Or Statoil: Which Is The Better Stock?

    September 22, 2011
    Both Petrobras and Statoil are selling for less these days. Find out which is the better stock.
  90. 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.
  91. Is There A Flood Of Oil On The Way?

    September 20, 2011
    The National Petroleum Council's most recent study concludes that the United States has a huge amount of oil and natural ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. Berkshire Hathaway Makes An Unusual Bid For Transatlantic

    August 10, 2011
    Berkshire makes an odd bid for an in-play reinsurance giant.
  95. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  96. 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 ...
  97. Financials Are Lagging The Markets

    April 28, 2011
    As the general markets continue to press higher, the financial sector falls farther behind.
  98. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  99. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  100. Downside Risk For FactSet Investors

    March 17, 2011
    FactSet's stock already reflects much of the current and future growth momentum.
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