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  1. Wells Fargo Q4 Earnings, Revenue Miss Amid Scandal

    January 13, 2017
    The bank suffered its fifth straight quarter of declining profits on higher legal fees fueled by the bogus account scandal.
  2. Wells Fargo Q4 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect

    January 12, 2017
    Wall Street expects the embattled bank to deliver a year-over-year decline in profits but a rise in revenue.
  3. JP Morgan, Wells Fargo Report Earnings Friday the 13th (JPM, ...

    January 11, 2017
    JP Morgan is expected to beat earnings again while analysts are not so sure about Wells Fargo.
  4. Wells-Fargo Mea Culpa Could Send Stock Flying (WFC)

    January 6, 2017
    Wells-Fargo is likely to play catch up with high flying rivals when market players believe the fake account scandal has finally ...
  5. Trump's Bonus: Banks See Surging Profits in 2017

    January 3, 2017
    Major banks have begun counting their profits as their interest income could enjoy significant gains.
  6. Wells Fargo to Launch First-Ever ETF in 2017 (WFC, JPM)

    December 20, 2016
    Add the name Wells Fargo to the list of large banks looking to establish a foothold in the fast-growing $4.1 trillion exchange-traded ...
  7. Prudential Implicated in Wells Fargo Scandal (PRU, WFC)

    December 12, 2016
    Wells Fargo may have signed customers up for fake life insurance policies with Prudential without Prudential’s knowledge ...
  8. Bank of America Not Afraid of 'Cross Selling' (BAC, WFC)

    December 8, 2016
    Bank of America still sees cross-selling as a viable method to grow revenue.
  9. Unstoppable Banks in Trump’s America (MS, GS)

    December 7, 2016
    Bank stocks continue to outperform other sectors, and analysts believe the trend will continue into 2017.
  10. Why Did Warren Buffett Make a Big Bet on Airlines?

    November 30, 2016
    According to Berkshire Hathaway's 13F for Q3, Warren Buffett initiated positions in all four major airline companies last ...
  11. Wells Fargo Now Faces Even Stricter Regulation

    November 22, 2016
    After its widespread unauthorized account fraud first came to light, Well Fargo (NYSE: WFC) agreed to a number of conditions ...
  12. Big Banks Rank High on Global Systemic Risk (BAC, WFC)

    November 22, 2016
    The improvements made by some of the world's biggest banks could require stiffer capital requirements, according to global ...
  13. A Look at the Wells Fargo-SigFig Robo Partnership

    November 18, 2016
    Wells Fargo is jumping on the growing robo-advisory trend by partnering with SigFig.
  14. Chase vs. Wells Fargo: Which Is Best for High-Net-Worth Accounts? ...

    November 17, 2016
    Compare private banking services offered by Chase and Wells Fargo to high-net-worth individuals, and decide which bank provides ...
  15. Trump Vows to 'Dismantle' Dodd-Frank (MET, VFH)

    November 11, 2016
    According to Trump's transition site, his administration will put an end to the law that includes restrictions on institutions ...
  16. Bank Stocks Rejoice at Republican Win, Higher Interest Rates ...

    November 11, 2016
    Wells, JP Morgan and Citigroup all post big gains on hopes that a Trump administration will loosen regulations, ease corporate ...
  17. Heavyweight Sectors Boosted by Trump Upset (BAC, WFC)

    November 10, 2016
    Some of the market's top heavyweight sectors rose to new highs, led by a better-than-4% jump in financial stocks.
  18. Is It Time to Worry about Berkshire? (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    November 7, 2016
    Warren Buffett’s investment juggernaut is seeing profits fall — has the Oracle of Omaha lost his edge?
  19. A Look at Bank of America vs. Wells Fargo (BAC, WFC)

    November 7, 2016
    While the low interest rate environment has hurt both firms, Wells Fargo has hurt itself even more from a series of unfortunate ...
  20. Goldman Tries To Become Apple Of Banking

    November 1, 2016
    Welcome to Goldman's financial product version of an App Store...
  21. Report: California AG Launches Wells Fargo Probe

    October 20, 2016
    Adding another problem onto the growing mound of troubles for Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), it seems California Attorney General ...
  22. Initial Q3 Results Herald a Good Quarter for Banks

    October 17, 2016
    Three of the "big four" U.S. banks reported their third-quarter results at the end of last week. These were generally encouraging, ...
  23. JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo Beat Analyst Estimates (JPM, ...

    October 15, 2016
    JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo all exceeded analyst estimates for September quarter earnings.
  24. Big Banks Line Up to Announce Earnings Before the Bell (WFC, ...

    October 14, 2016
    Big banks will report their Q3 2016 earnings Oct. 14 amid scandal, market volatility and speculation of a Fed interest rate ...
  25. Bank Earnings: Why Analysts Are Slashing Estimates (JPM, C)

    October 13, 2016
    Once a license to print money, America's big banks face falling third-quarter profits as low interest rates, the yield curve, ...
  26. Stumpf Departure Won't End Wells-Fargo Bloodshed

    October 13, 2016
    Bearish Wells-Fargo technicals now predict it will break 2016 support and head into a downtrend that could reach the 20s.
  27. Embattled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Resigns

    October 13, 2016
    In a sudden although not unexpected move, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) Chairman and CEO John Stumpf has stepped down from both ...
  28. Crude Price Worries Oil Companies and Banks (OAS, HAL)

    October 13, 2016
    Potential for further weakness in the price of crude oil is a concern for commercial banks as well as oil and gas industry ...
  29. U.S. Corporate Bonds Suffer Increasingly Complex Risks (DB, WFC)

    October 12, 2016
    Foreign investors' robust demand for U.S. corporate debt has given these securities more complex risks.
  30. Wells Fargo Faces Possible FINRA Violations (WFC)

    October 12, 2016
    Wells Fargo's 2 million unauthorized accounts have wiped out $30 billion in market capitalization and threatened the entire ...
  31. JPMorgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Post Earnings, Consider Brexit ...

    October 11, 2016
    Questions about how major U.S. banks will deal with Brexit loom as they prepare their Oct. 14 earnings announcements for ...
  32. Now, Even the Nuns Are Going After Wells Fargo

    October 10, 2016
    As the ripples continue to spread from Well Fargo's (NYSE: WFC) fake account scandal, the bank is taking more hits from ...
  33. Dodd-Frank Opponent Mike Pence Received $188K in Donations From ...

    October 4, 2016
    Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence was a fierce opponent of Dodd-Frank when it was proposed in 2009. He also received ...
  34. Another State Punishes Wells Fargo

    October 3, 2016
    Under fire from regulators, legislators, consumer advocates and aggrieved customers after recent revelations about its illegal ...
  35. Investors Find More Reasons to Dump Mylan Stock

    October 3, 2016
    Shares of EpiPen maker Mylan (NASDAQ: MYL) are down over 30% year-to-date amid media and regulatory scrutiny, and consumer ...
  36. Why Do Businesses Benefit From Life Insurance on Employees?

    September 30, 2016
    Companies can buy life insurance on their employees and collect the benefit proceeds. Find out why companies want to benefit ...
  37. Buffett Admits Speaking with Wells Fargo CEO (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    September 30, 2016
    The Oracle of Omaha admits speaking with Stumpf but denies he is working on a “radical transformation” of the beleaguered ...
  38. Maloney to Stumpf: “Did You Dump That Stock?” (WFC)

    September 29, 2016
    New details and accusations emerge as Wells Fargo's John Stumpf faces an intense grilling from the House Financial Services ...
  39. Buffet Remaining on Wells Fargo Sidelines (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    September 29, 2016
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett denies reports he wants a shakeup of Wells Fargo.
  40. Stumpf Questioned by House Committee on Sales (WFC)

    September 29, 2016
    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was questioned by the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday.
  41. Wells Fargo Takes Hit From California Treasurer (WFC)

    September 29, 2016
    California State Treasurer John Chiang has suspended Wells Fargo from its most profitable financing activities with the state, ...
  42. California Brings the Hammer Down on Wells Fargo

    September 29, 2016
    The hot water currently cooking Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) remains at a roiling boil. Joining the chorus of angry voices reacting ...
  43. Wells Fargo Claws Back $41 Million in Stock From CEO (WFC)

    September 28, 2016
    The lender has been embroiled in a scandal involving the creation of millions of fake accounts.
  44. Revisiting Three Market Villains (CMG, VRX)

    September 27, 2016
    Mylan, Chipotle, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEOs have learned that traders have the final word when executives fail to address ...
  45. Fed's Tarullo Talks Amid Simmering Bank Revolt (MS)

    September 26, 2016
    Big banks may be considering legal action against the Fed over new stress-test rules regarded as onerous by the industry
  46. Traders Dump Wells Fargo in Wake of Scandal (WFC)

    September 23, 2016
    WFC has dropped into a third test of horizontal support in the mid-40s in reaction to the industry's latest scandal and is ...
  47. 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.
  48. Buffett Promises Silence on Wells Fargo - For Now (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    September 22, 2016
    The Oracle of Omaha said he wants to wait until the presidential election before addressing the bank scandal.
  49. Wells Fargo CEO in Senate hot seat (WFC)

    September 20, 2016
    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf outlined steps that the bank is taking following the recent scandal over widespread customer ...
  50. How the Wells Fargo Scandal May Affect Warren Buffett

    September 19, 2016
    Buffett, a major investor in Wells Fargo, may find a way to move beyond the fraudulent account scandal gracefully.
  51. 3 Surprising Things That Big Data Reveals About HR

    September 17, 2016
    More and more companies are using big data in HR as a means of saving time and money when recruiting, hiring and retaining ...
  52. Justice Offers Deutsche Bank a $14B Settlement

    September 16, 2016
    It seems like it's soon to be Deutsche Bank's (NYSE: DB) turn on the regulatory wheel of punishment. A report published ...
  53. Wells Fargo Faces Probe for Fake Accounts (WFC)

    September 15, 2016
    The probe comes after Wells Fargo was fined $185 million for opening more than two million fake bank accounts without customers’ ...
  54. Jack Lew Credits Regulators for Wells Fargo Bust

    September 15, 2016
    Speaking at a conference on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew attributed the uncovering of alleged sales fraud at Wells ...
  55. Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Wells Fargo

    September 13, 2016
    The controversy over Wells Fargo's (NYSE: WFC) recently revealed malfeasance has reached the steps of the U.S. Capitol. ...
  56. Warren Buffett's 2016 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, KHC)

    September 11, 2016
    Warren Buffett has made a fortune due to his stock-picking skills and business savvy. See how his portfolio has fared so ...
  57. Credit Unions vs. Banks: Which Is Better?

    September 10, 2016
    Credit unions vs. banks: Even though most Americans have accounts with a traditional big bank, many Americans are opting ...
  58. Wells Fargo Fined $185M Over Illegal Accounts

    September 9, 2016
    One of the nation's "big four" banks is about to fork over a pile of cash to regulators. Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) will pay ...
  59. Wells Fargo Draws $185M Fine for Fake Accounts (WFC)

    September 8, 2016
    Wells Fargo to pay $185 million federal penalty after its employees created fake accounts and debit cards on behalf of unsuspecting ...
  60. Top 10 Bank Stocks for 2016

    September 8, 2016
    Bank stocks have performed strongly in August 2016, as the prospect of an interest-rate hike increases. These top stocks ...
  61. Amazon And Wells Fargo End Private Student Loans Partnership ...

    September 7, 2016
    The partnership, which was announced barely six weeks ago, came under a firestorm of criticism from nonprofits and senators. ...
  62. Italian Banks: Too Big to Fail, Yet Too Big to Be Saved?

    September 7, 2016
    Italian banks are facing an impossible situation as they try to remain solvent amid accelerating credit delinquencies.
  63. Top U.S. Banks Paid $2 Bn in Deductible Bonuses in 4 Years (WFC, ...

    September 4, 2016
    A study has found that financial institutions are able to write off massive rewards to their executives because of a tax ...
  64. How Financial Advisors Measure Capital Market Expectations (WFC, ...

    September 4, 2016
    Capital market expectations directly influence how a financial advisor allocates asset classes in a portfolio, resulting ...
  65. Do mortgage lenders work on weekends?

    August 26, 2016
    Since weekends typically are the best time for home-buyers, it behooves lenders to be on-hand to serve.
  66. Robo-Advisors vs. Passively Managed Funds: Which Is Better?

    August 25, 2016
    Expense is the main distinction between the two, but each has its plusses and minuses, depending on the type of investor ...
  67. Improve Your Chances to Get Approved for a Credit Card (BAC, ...

    August 25, 2016
    Little or no credit doesn’t mean you’re stuck paying with cash. There are credit options for those just starting to establish ...
  68. Why Bank of America Stock Is Lower Than Pre-Crisis (BAC)

    August 23, 2016
    Rescued by the U.S. Government in 2009, Bank of America stock is still lower than it was before the Global Financial Crisis.
  69. How Did Larry Ellison Get Rich?

    August 23, 2016
    Learn how Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation and rated fifth richest person in the world in 2016, literally programmed ...
  70. Who Is Driving Wells Fargo's Management Team?

    August 17, 2016
    A look at the key management credited with advancing the stock price of one of the largest multinational banking firms worldwide.
  71. How To Land a Wall Street Job Out of College

    August 15, 2016
    Getting a job on Wall Street right after college can be difficult, but there many paths that eventually lead to Wall Street.
  72. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis is His Key to Success

    August 14, 2016
    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. His shrewd acumen when picking investments is based on thorough research and ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. How Banks Are Dealing With Low Interest Rates

    August 9, 2016
    A surge in mortgages may help banks offset thin profit margins in the prolonged low-interest-rate environment.
  75. Bank Earnings Face Pressure With Oil Under $40

    August 3, 2016
    U.S. banks face difficult times ahead amid falling oil prices even with help from the Federal Reserve
  76. Wells Fargo Trades Ex-Dividend (WFC)

    August 2, 2016
    When combined with its high loan levels and mortgage originations, Wells Fargo is positioning itself to capitalize on higher ...
  77. 3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio

    July 23, 2016
    Explore three reasons to hold cash positions in investment portfolios, including the advantages of liquidity in falling markets ...
  78. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Banking (WFC, GS)

    July 21, 2016
    Explore the top five corporate donors, measured by cash contributions, in the banking sector in 2015, as tabulated by The ...
  79. Amazon Enters Student Loan Market (AMZN, WFC)

    July 21, 2016
    Amazon announced it will get into the $1.3 trillion market.
  80. Wells Fargo's Profit Slides Despite Higher Loans (WFC)

    July 15, 2016
    Despite higher loans and increase fees from credit cards, Wells Fargo suffered a dip in second-quarter profits on Friday.
  81. Wells Fargo Earnings Coming up: What to Expect (WFC)

    July 14, 2016
    Wall Street expects the money-center bank to deliver a year-over-year decline in profits, but a rise in revenue.
  82. Wells-Fargo Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    July 12, 2016
    Wells-Fargo could gain ground after a weak earnings report on Friday due to excessively negative sentiment.
  83. A Look Inside the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF, WFC)

    July 6, 2016
    As of July 1, the PFF consisted of 279 individual stocks with the banking sector accounting for about 40% of the overall ...
  84. Should You Buy Wells Fargo Now? (WFC, BRK-A)

    July 5, 2016
    Berkshire is seeking regulatory approval to take its Wells Fargo stake above 10%. Is it a positive for Well Fargo, or just ...
  85. Wells Fargo Passes Fed's Stress Test (WFC, JPM)

    June 30, 2016
    Wells Fargo received no objections from the Federal Reserve Wednesday after the company announced its 2016 Capital Plan.
  86. Lower for Longer: Wells Fargo's View on Interest Rates (WFC)

    June 28, 2016
    Learn what Wells Fargo & Company believes about future U.S. interest rates and how low interest rates affect the bank's profitability.
  87. Banks Survive Economic Shock in Fed Stress Test

    June 27, 2016
    America's most systemically important banks proved able to withstand a severe economic shock according to the Fed's annual ...
  88. S&P 500: Q1 2016 Earnings Report Card (WFC, AAPL)

    June 22, 2016
    Explore the report card for the earnings and revenues of the S&P 500 in Q1 2016, as well as the warning signs indicating ...
  89. 3 S&P500 Stocks Flashing Strong Volume Signals (VZ, WFC)

    June 20, 2016
    These S&P 500 components have generated On Balance Volume (OBV) divergences that could impact recent trends.
  90. Top 10 Rewards Checking Accounts to Consider

    June 19, 2016
    Learn about the 10 best rewards checking accounts and their requirements for earning high interest rates or enough airline ...
  91. Why Banks Are Tightening Credit Lines for Oil Drillers (WFC, ...

    June 18, 2016
    Discover the reasons lenders cut back credit lines of dozens of oil drillers and why the growing number of bankruptcies has ...
  92. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    June 17, 2016
    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  93. Why $50 Oil Won't Save Oil Companies

    June 15, 2016
    Discover why oil exploration and production companies face troubles despite the recent strong rally in crude prices, and ...
  94. 3 Large-Cap Stocks Still Far From Pre-Crisis Highs (AIG, C)

    June 14, 2016
    Explore three financial institutions that played key roles in the financial crisis of 2008 and are still far away from their ...
  95. 10 Companies That Will Pay for Your MBA (BAC, WFC)

    June 14, 2016
    Discover ten institutions of higher learning that are willing to help finance your MBA in exchange for your commitment to ...
  96. Will Energy Exposure Tank Wells Fargo? (WFC)

    June 10, 2016
    Discover the reasons Wells Fargo's portfolio of loans to speculative shale oil and gas exploration and production companies ...
  97. Wells Fargo Launches 3% Mortgage Down Payment (WFC)

    June 9, 2016
    Late last month the lender unveiled a 3% down program.
  98. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Minors/Teens (COF, WFC)

    June 8, 2016
    Explore the 10 best checking accounts for teens, including no-fee accounts that provide spending and withdrawal limits.
  99. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Seniors (JPM, WFC)

    June 3, 2016
    Learn the 10 best checking accounts for seniors and the ways focusing on age-targeted accounts may result in missed opportunities ...
  100. 5 Ways to Boost CD Rate in a Low Interest Rate Environment (ALLY, ...

    June 3, 2016
    Discover several ways that savers can earn higher yields on their CDs and other bank deposit accounts in a low interest rate ...
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