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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Financials Are Lagging The Markets

    April 28, 2011
    As the general markets continue to press higher, the financial sector falls farther behind.
  4. 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.
  5. Downside Risk For FactSet Investors

    March 17, 2011
    FactSet's stock already reflects much of the current and future growth momentum.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Iron-Clad Swaps

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

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

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

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Discerning JPMorgan's Normalized Earnings Potential

    January 25, 2010
    Shares of JPMorgan are compelling - once the company stops taking hefty provisions for credit losses.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Upticked Off

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

    December 11, 2008
    With American Express and GM seeking bank (and bailout) status, who will be next?
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. Refocusing on Deposits

    September 24, 2008
    Investment banking is in search of new profits and liquidity under commercial banking rules.
  30. 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.
  31. 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?
  32. 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.
  33. 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, ...
  34. 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?
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Making A Market (GS, MS, MER)

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

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look into the root cause and underlying theme of the subprime mortgage market fallout.
  44. 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.
  45. 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?
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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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