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  1. Morgan Stanley CEO Speaks Rates, Brexit (MS, DB)

    September 29, 2016
    Morgan Stanley is preparing for higher interest rates this year, and its European operations see little change.
  2. Why is Goldman Sachs Abandoning Asia? (GS, HSBC)

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

    September 23, 2016
    Democrats are challenging a Republican plan to deregulate banks in the wake of the Wells Fargo (WFC) fake account scandal.
  4. Goldman Sachs Leads in ETF Race (GS, MS)

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

    September 18, 2016
    The Brexit vote has left London's status as a financial hub in limbo as international firms wait and see how negotiations ...
  6. The Feds Eye More Limits for Wall Street (GS, MS)

    September 12, 2016
    Federal banking regulators are seeking curbs on merchant banking and commodities trading that may have a severe impact on ...
  7. Behind Morgan Stanley's 54.6% Decrease in 10 Years (MS)

    September 9, 2016
    Morgan Stanley's price chart resembles its benchmarks, but its -54.6% 10-year return was driven by poor financial results ...
  8. Snapchat May File for an IPO Next Year (FB, TWTR)

    September 8, 2016
    The Venice Beach-based company has taken out a line of credit and is talking to bankers.
  9. Morgan Stanley Bullish on Micron, Raises Price Target

    September 1, 2016
    Following Micron's strength in commodity pricing, analysts predict the memory manufacturer to make a comeback after its 2 ...
  10. NIRP: Bonds Won't Diversify Your Portfolio Anymore (MS, BLK)

    August 29, 2016
    Using bonds to diversify portfolios has grown more complex. Learn more about the new environment and effective investment ...
  11. Morgan Stanley's New Identity Theft Protection (MS)

    August 29, 2016
    Morgan Stanley now offers identity theft protection to high net worth clients, pursuant to a poll in which they cited this ...
  12. Hedge Fund Confidence in Stocks Improves in Q2 (CHTR, MS)

    August 18, 2016
    After a sell-heavy Q1, leading hedge funds have shifted to a more confident approach to stocks, but there is still room to ...
  13. Conduct Costs Paid by Banks Are Up (BAC, JPM)

    August 17, 2016
    The money paid to handle regulatory or financial penalties by banks have been growing according to a report from the CCP ...
  14. ValueAct Capital's History Of Friendly Activism (MS)

    August 16, 2016
    ValueAct Capital Management made headlines this week after taking a stake in Morgan Stanley valued at $1.1 billion.
  15. Top 4 Shareholders of LinkedIn

    August 12, 2016
    Four institutional investors own nearly a quarter of the company; their stakes valued at close to $5.6 billion.
  16. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    August 11, 2016
    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  17. Cyber Alliance: 8 Banks Join to Fight Crime (JPM)

    August 11, 2016
    JPMorgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are among 8 financial firms joining to fight cyber attacks amid the theft of data on ...
  18. Spot the Unicorn Software Companies of Tomorrow (MS, CRM)

    August 2, 2016
    The next big software successes are likely to be ones that offer solutions in three critical areas.
  19. Donald Trump's 3 Biggest Bankruptcies

    July 22, 2016
    Several of Donald Trump's businesses have had to declare bankruptcy. These are three of the biggest flops.
  20. Behind Tesla's 1,173% Rise in 10 years (TSLA)

    July 20, 2016
    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s profitability can prove worthy of the level of enthusiasm generated for the company by CEO ...
  21. What to Expect in Morgan Stanley Earnings

    July 18, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has made moves to fix its main business segments like corporate bond revenue, but declines in both the trading ...
  22. Morgan Stanley: Health Costs Top Retirees' Fears (MS)

    July 15, 2016
    A recent Morgan Stanley research report indicates that exploding healthcare costs are the top fear of retirees, and suggests ...
  23. Hotels Fight Online Booking Sites (MS)

    July 13, 2016
    The growing resistance of major hotel chains to paying commissions to third-party online booking services has major implications ...
  24. How Brexit Can Affect the European Economy

    July 8, 2016
    Pay attention to the economic consequences for the European Union as a result of the Brexit, and compare the outcomes with ...
  25. Morgan Stanley's Stress Test Reveals 'Weakness' (MS)

    June 30, 2016
    Morgan Stanley must resubmit documents to the Fed by December 29 to show that its deficiencies have been resolved or the ...
  26. Brexit Effects: Banks Reduce Dark Pool Trading (MS, BAC)

    June 28, 2016
    Dark pools, the major trading venues for big investors, saw reduced volumes amid Brexit, raising questions about their viability. ...
  27. Will South Korea Devalue the Won?

    June 28, 2016
    Learn why the largest countries in Asia are devaluing their currencies. Discover how South Korea may respond and what this ...
  28. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    June 28, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  29. An Inside Look at Morgan Stanley's S&P 500 Target (MS)

    June 28, 2016
    Beware of an economic slowdown in China and possible strengthening of the U.S. dollar, because these two events could significantly ...
  30. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    June 20, 2016
    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  31. Morgan Stanley On the Trends in Asset Management (MS)

    June 18, 2016
    Learn about trends in the asset management industry and future prospects for its growth, according to a May 2016 Morgan Stanley ...
  32. Uber Poised to Close Up to $2B in Leveraged Loans (AAPL, MS)

    June 15, 2016
    Uber looking to raise up to $2 billion with a leveraged loan.
  33. Are Declining Buybacks a Bad Sign for the Equity Market? (C, ...

    June 14, 2016
    Learn why U.S. companies overall have curtailed their stock buyback programs in 2016. Discover the effects these reduced ...
  34. Morgan Stanley Sole Advisor To MSFT In LNKD Deal

    June 13, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has been scaling back its fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) trading business business, while ...
  35. David Swensen vs. Stephen Blyth: Tale of the Tape (DB, MS)

    June 12, 2016
    Learn about the managers and specifics of the Yale and Harvard University endowments, with a focus on performance and asset ...
  36. Amazon.com Inc. Invests $3B in India (AMZN, MS)

    June 10, 2016
    Amazon.com Inc. invests $3 billion in India with the hope that it can boost its international growth.
  37. Hacking Gets Serious: Morgan Stanley to Pay $1 Million Fine (MS)

    June 10, 2016
    Morgan Stanley will pay a $1 million fine for a data theft, in which information on about 730,000 accounts was stolen between ...
  38. Morgan Stanley Introduces Four Weeks of Paid Vacation

    June 6, 2016
    In the wake of falling bonus pools and loss of top talent to Silicon Valley, one of Wall Street's biggest names is introducing ...
  39. Goldman Sachs Gets 250K Internship Applications (GS, BAC)

    June 6, 2016
    According to the Financial Times, Wall Street investment banks saw a flood of applications for summer internship positions.
  40. EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 29, 2016
    Learn what you should know about the investors underlying the EWW exchange-traded fund in order to ensure a sound investment.
  41. Why It Doesn't Matter If the Equity Market Is Rigged

    May 28, 2016
    Look beyond Ben Bernanke’s stated goals of the quantitative easing program to learn what it did for the economy beyond boosting ...
  42. Here's an Asset Manager With Quantitative Analysis Expertise

    May 19, 2016
    Learn about the $39 billion hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw Group in this overview of the firm, its investment strategies and its ...
  43. (VV) Vanguard Large Cap ETF: Who is Invested?

    May 10, 2016
    Discover which institutional investors are investing in the Vanguard Large Cap ETF. Find out who's buying, who's selling ...
  44. The Top 1% Are Sitting on Their Cash: Here's Why

    May 6, 2016
    Big banks’ wealth management divisions suffered big declines in transaction-based revenues in the first quarter of 2016, ...
  45. (TZA) Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 4, 2016
    Learn about the Direxion Small-Cap Bear 3X ETF and why it is only suitable for sophisticated investors, speculators and day ...
  46. (USO) United States Oil ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 3, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the United States Oil ETF and who's buying, who's selling and who holds the ...
  47. (PID) PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF: Who Is ...

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio, and who's buying ...
  48. 3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Financial Mutual Funds (FSVLX, PRISX)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying mutual funds in the financial services sector. The best funds combine solid yields with ...
  49. Tesla Stock: An Earnings Case Study (TSLA)

    May 1, 2016
    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s quarterly vehicle deliveries continue to outweigh quarterly earnings and revenue from investors’ ...
  50. Michael Crinieri's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top ...

    April 29, 2016
    Learn about Michael Crinieri and the key role he is playing at Goldman Sachs in building its ETF business. He is a pioneer ...
  51. (DIA) SPDR Dow Jones IA ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 27, 2016
    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, and who is buying and ...
  52. (SH) ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 26, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF and who's buying, who's selling, and who holds ...
  53. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 25, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and who's buying, who's selling ...
  54. The Debt Report: The Financials Sector

    April 21, 2016
    Take a look at the evolution of debt-to-asset measurements across America's largest financial institutions during the 10 ...
  55. The 2 Top CFOs to Take Companies Public

    April 14, 2016
    Learn why chief financial officers (CFOs) play a greater role in companies today and discover three of the top CFOs today, ...
  56. 5 Of 8 Big Banks 'Failed' By U.S. Regulators (MS, WFC)

    April 14, 2016
    Banks must submit a living will, describing the company's strategy for orderly resolution under bankruptcy in the event ...
  57. McDonald's Plans to Sell Its South Korean Unit

    April 13, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) could sell part of its South Korean unit soon, according to a recent report in the Korea Herald. ...
  58. Is it too Late to Invest in Synergy Pharmaceuticals? (SGYP)

    April 12, 2016
    Discover an upstart biotechnology stock trading near its 52-week low with a promising pipeline drug that may gain FDA approval ...
  59. Bank Earnings Expected to Drop in First Quarter (BAC, C)

    April 11, 2016
    The six largest U.S. banks report first-quarter earnings in the coming two weeks, and judging by analysts' consensus estimates, ...
  60. Is Goldman Sachs' Fixed-Income Strategy Working? (GS, MS)

    April 11, 2016
    Goldman has suffered average declines of 23% year over year in the FICC business in the past three quarters.
  61. Pioneer Investments: Investment Manager Highlight (UCG, SAN)

    April 5, 2016
    Read about the business operations of Pioneer Investments, a global investment firm with more than $243 billion in assets ...
  62. 3 Short Sales With S&P 500 Laggards (MU, MS)

    April 5, 2016
    S&P 500 components that failed to participate in the 2-month rally should offer profitable short sales in coming weeks.
  63. American Century: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 27, 2016
    Discover American Century Investments, a uniquely socially responsible asset management firm that only does asset management ...
  64. Morgan Stanley Sees 30% Chance of Global Recession

    March 24, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has raised the likelihood of a global recession to 30% from 20%. Here's why.
  65. Outerwall Launches Strategic Review, Possible Sale

    March 17, 2016
    There was a window of time when the Redbox business model made sense. The movie rental company, like the Coinstar change ...
  66. Top 5 Positions in Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio (FCAU, MS)

    March 13, 2016
    Learn about Mohnish Pabrai and the types of funds and philanthropies he runs. Discover the top five positions in his hedge ...
  67. Invesco: Investment Manager Highlight (IVZ)

    March 12, 2016
    Explore the investment management profile of Invesco Ltd., including the company's investment strategies, management teams ...
  68. DRR Vs. EUO: Comparing Short Europe ETFs

    March 12, 2016
    Learn about how European investments have held up in 2016, and review comparative analysis between the Market Vectors and ...
  69. LaSalle Investment Management: Investment Manager Highlight (JLL)

    March 12, 2016
    Get a look inside the private real estate investment management firm, Lasalle Investment Management, including details on ...
  70. The 3 Riskiest Gold ETFs and ETNs for 2016 (GS, DGLD)

    March 9, 2016
    Learn about the gold markets, where experts see gold heading in 2016 and three of the riskiest gold ETFs to capture up or ...
  71. Top 5 Positions in Morgan Stanley's Portfolio (MS, SPY)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Morgan Stanley and the type of business it operates. Understand what makes up its portfolio as well as the top ...
  72. A Mixed Bag of Salaries for Big Bank CEOs (JPM, GS, MS)

    January 31, 2016
    The salary numbers for prominent big bank CEOs are in and it is a mixed bag of statistics.
  73. Return on Brokerage Client Assets: A Look at Morgan Stanley

    January 25, 2016
    Revenues and profits in securities brokerage and wealth management are driven by the return on client's assets. We explain ...
  74. Fear, Loathing and Optimism at Davos

    January 21, 2016
    The global elite have gathered for the World Economic Forum's annual confab in Davos, Switzerland, meaning there is an extremely ...
  75. The Uptrend Is Reversing In Financials

    January 20, 2016
    Active traders are turning to financials because the close below several key long-term support levels suggest that the uptrend ...
  76. Investment Banking

    January 19, 2016
    A specific division of banking related to the creation of capital for other companies, governments and other entities.
  77. Is A Stockbroker Career For You?

    January 19, 2016
    Discover what you need to become a stockbroker and the variety of opportunities that are now available to you.
  78. Morgan Stanley Cuts 1200 Jobs

    December 9, 2015
    On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley (MS) announced its intention to let go 1200 employees from their fixed income, currencies and ...
  79. Top 3 Banks That Won the 2015 M&A Game

    December 4, 2015
    2015 proved to be the year for mergers and acquisitions, with deal volumes of $4.304 trillion, according to deal making firm ...
  80. M&A Hits a Record in 2015

    December 4, 2015
    2015 has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions as M&A activity hit record levels, fuelled by consolidation in various ...
  81. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  82. Goldman Sachs Vs. Morgan Stanley: Comparing Business Models (MS, ...

    November 11, 2015
    Take a closer look into the most noted rivalry on Wall Street between Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, the last two standalone ...
  83. China GDP Beats Estimates, Morgan Stanley Misses

    October 19, 2015
    The week starts off with mixed news as good GDP news from China is offset by Morgan Stanley's earnings miss.
  84. Middle Market Investment Banks (PJC, SF)

    September 30, 2015
    We take a close look at investment banks working with middle market companies.
  85. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark (MS, ZNGA)

    September 28, 2015
    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  86. Top Investment Banks In The Real Estate Industry (TOC, BAC)

    September 28, 2015
    The real estate market relies on capital provided by large global investment banks.
  87. Southwest Airlines Still Trying to Fill Capacity (LUV, JPM)

    September 23, 2015
    If Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) tops third quarter earnings forecasts next month, significant improvements in the price ...
  88. Atmel to be Acquired for $4.6 Billion (ATML, DLGNF)

    September 22, 2015
    Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) will no longer be a company on its own as U.K.-based Dialog Semiconductor will be buying it out with ...
  89. FDA Halts Sales of 4 Reynolds American Brands (RAI, IMT)

    September 16, 2015
    The FDA recently ordered Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI), the second largest tobacco company in America, to halt sales of ...
  90. Investment Banker

    August 31, 2015
    Someone working at an institution raising capital for companies, governments and other groups, or working at a large bank ...
  91. Morgan Stanley's Profitablity: Bank on It (MS)

    August 25, 2015
    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  92. Shake Shack Secondary Offering Sends Stock Reeling

    August 17, 2015
    The secondary offering of Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) stock priced last week, with four million shares issued at $60 each, ...
  93. If You Had Invested Right After Tesla's IPO

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have if you invested in Tesla Motors Incorporated right after its initial public offering, ...
  94. Morgan Stanley Notches a Strong Q2 Earnings Beat (MS, GS)

    July 21, 2015
    Durable financial services powerhouse Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported its second quarter results on Monday, topping expectations ...
  95. Fitbit: The New Darling of Wall Street (AAPL, MS)

    July 14, 2015
    It was less than a month ago that Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) announced it had priced its initial public offering at $20 a share, ...
  96. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect (MS, VIX)

    July 1, 2015
    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  97. Tips for Securing Your Client's Data (MS)

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

    March 13, 2015
    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  99. Hillary's Many Wall Street Connections

    March 4, 2015
    Hillary Clinton is one of the most high profile potential 2016 presidential candidates, and her Wall Street ties are a source ...
  100. 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.
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