MS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Tips for Securing Your Client's Data

    March 18, 2015
    Completely protecting your clients from every kind of cyberattack is impossible, but here are some tips to greatly reduce ...
  2. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry

    March 13, 2015
    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  3. Which is The Best Bank for Your Buck, BAC or MS?

    March 3, 2015
    One things stands out between these financial services giants when it comes to investing in them.
  4. How To Invest In The Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

    March 2, 2015
    We look at the recent and upcoming developments in the Saudi Stock Exchange and how to invest in that market.
  5. 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.
  6. What Merger And Acquisition Firms Do

    November 13, 2014
    The merger or acquisition process can be intimidating. This is why merger and acquisition firms step in to facilitate the ...
  7. An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    October 20, 2014
    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  8. 4 Hot Financial Sector Stocks

    September 17, 2014
    The financial sector has been a top performer of late. Here are four hot financial stocks that are helping propel it.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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?
  11. 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 ...
  12. Make Up To 70% From This Stock's Catch-Up Rally

    February 26, 2014
    Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super-low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The ...
  13. Profit From This Stock's Catch-Up Rally

    February 26, 2014
    Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super-low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Playing The Latin American Divide

    January 14, 2014
    While investors tend to lump all of Latin America together into one cohesive unit, the truth is there is a pretty big divide ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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. ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  21. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  22. Is A Stockbroker Career For You?

    April 8, 2013
    Discover what you need to become a stockbroker and the variety of opportunities that are now available to you.
  23. 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 ...
  24. Finding The Best Broker For You: What Every Investor Must Know

    January 28, 2013
    Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's question in the Q&A column from our sister site, InvestingAnswers.com. ...
  25. The Bizarre Merger Of Jefferies And Leucadia

    November 14, 2012
    Leucadia's bid for Jefferies is curious on many levels. Find out why.
  26. 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. ...
  27. Morgan Stanley Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 15, 2012
    Analysts are expecting a drop in profit for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) when it reports its results for the third quarter on ...
  28. Bears Appeared on Morgan Stanley

    October 3, 2012
    New York, October 1st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) ended the trading session lower by $0.1 or ...
  29. Bears taking over Morgan Stanley?

    August 17, 2012
    New York, August 17th (TradersHuddle.com) - Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) closed the trading session higher by $0.06 or 0.41% ...
  30. 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.
  31. JPMorgan Puts Its Interests Ahead Of Clients

    July 4, 2012
    Brokers at the bank sold underperforming JPMorgan mutual funds to customers despite better choices being available.
  32. 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.
  33. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  34. China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    June 4, 2012
    With China's growth stalling, the country has begun plans for new stimulus measures. The first of which is a program to spur ...
  35. 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: ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. The Home Run In HR Software

    December 20, 2011
    Cloud applications for human resources are a natural extension of the movement. For investors, adding exposure to the tech ...
  41. The Time For Emerging Markets Is Now

    December 9, 2011
    Developing market equities are trading for historically cheap amounts. Analysts predict big gains in the year ahead.
  42. When Networking Pays

    November 17, 2011
    Here is one stock that has seen its share of ups and downs, but has never stopped innovating and adapting, writes Jim Fink ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Financials Are Lagging The Markets

    April 28, 2011
    As the general markets continue to press higher, the financial sector falls farther behind.
  45. 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.
  46. Downside Risk For FactSet Investors

    March 17, 2011
    FactSet's stock already reflects much of the current and future growth momentum.
  47. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. A Fresh Look At Citi

    December 14, 2010
    With the government finally exiting its ownership of Citi, many investors are looking at the stock again.
  51. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  52. Bank Of New York Marking Time

    July 21, 2010
    Custody is not an exciting business, but investors should not overlook this toll collector in financial services.
  53. Hunting For Deep Value Gems

    July 12, 2010
    There are some deep value stocks in the S&P 500, if you know where to look.
  54. Iron-Clad Swaps

    July 9, 2010
    The iron ore market is becoming increasingly open, but at the cost of more volatility.
  55. Making Money With Regional Banks

    June 29, 2010
    Several small regional banks are poised to outperform their Wall Street counterparts.
  56. Protect On The Downside With Broadridge

    May 11, 2010
    Recent events indicate upside potential for Broadridge shareholders.
  57. Momentum Rules

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  58. Was It Really A Bailout?

    March 23, 2010
    Although Americans are convinced that the TARP program was a waste of taxpayer money, the latest report indicates that most ...
  59. Discerning JPMorgan's Normalized Earnings Potential

    January 25, 2010
    Shares of JPMorgan are compelling - once the company stops taking hefty provisions for credit losses.
  60. Banks Turn To Investors For Handout

    September 23, 2009
    The first round of the bank bailout was provided by the U.S. government; round two is coming from the investing public.
  61. 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.
  62. Don't Buy The Index, Buy The Name

    August 28, 2009
    The Dow Jones indexes are up for bid. Here's a look at two of the potential winners.
  63. Big Banks Doling Out Big Salaries

    June 29, 2009
    On Wednesday, Citigroup joined Morgan Stanley and UBS in announcing that they will be increasing employee and executive salaries.
  64. What If The Energy Bulls Are Wrong?

    June 29, 2009
    Investors might want to own exploration and production stocks that earn returns at current low oil and natural gas prices.
  65. 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.
  66. Upticked Off

    January 16, 2009
    Congress' plan to reinstate the uptick rule for short selling gets mixed reviews on Wall Street.
  67. Banking On Bailout Bucks

    December 11, 2008
    With American Express and GM seeking bank (and bailout) status, who will be next?
  68. 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.
  69. Percentage Gainers And Losers For October 13

    October 13, 2008
    Learn which stocks are making the big moves and why. Today's entry includes Morgan Stanley, Limited Brands and Sovereign ...
  70. Refocusing on Deposits

    September 24, 2008
    Investment banking is in search of new profits and liquidity under commercial banking rules.
  71. 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.
  72. 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?
  73. Goldman Sachs Returns To A Banking Basic

    August 25, 2008
    As investment banks exploit multiple paths to profit, Goldman Sachs has found money in good ol' fashioned interest income.
  74. American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be

    July 23, 2008
    Earnings dropped to $653 million from over $1 billion for American Express as we learned that wealthy Americans are struggling, ...
  75. 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?
  76. Five Big Bears Ready To Roar For July 2

    July 2, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bears in the market. This week features two Morgan Stanley closed-end investment ...
  77. 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.
  78. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    April 9, 2008
    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could ...
  79. Clear Channel And Banks Play Tug Of War

    March 28, 2008
    The long-awaited private equity buyout of Clear Channel has hit a roadblock. The banks are now balking at financing the deal.
  80. Sometimes Hedging Isn't Enough (LEH, MER)

    October 10, 2007
    Lehman Bros. beat earnings estimates by managing its hedges and expenses; Morgan Stanley missed because it forgot about the ...
  81. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  82. Goldman's Cash Infusion Not A Bailout (GS)

    August 15, 2007
    Goldman is pumping $3 billion into its hedge fund. It seems like a bail out, but is this actually a wise investment in the ...
  83. Making A Market (GS, MS, MER)

    June 8, 2007
    A comparative look at three of Wall Street's pure investment banking powerhouses.
  84. Junk Bonds All Over Again

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look into the root cause and underlying theme of the subprime mortgage market fallout.
  85. 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.
  86. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  87. Will Merrill's Bleeding Stop At $15 Billion? (MER)

    January 14, 2007
    If news of the increased Merrill Lynch write down is correct, the financials still need time to sift through the subprime ...
  88. Winners and Losers - August 7th - 11th (BN, SAX, IMAX, ECLG)

    August 11, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of August 7th.
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