WFC : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Amazon Enters Student Loan Market (AMZN, WFC)

    July 21, 2016
    Amazon announced it will get into the $1.3 trillion market.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Chase vs. Wells Fargo: Which Is Best for High-Net-Worth Accounts? ...

    June 16, 2016
    Compare private banking services offered by Chase and Wells Fargo to high-net-worth individuals, and decide which bank provides ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Wells Fargo Launches 3% Mortgage Down Payment (WFC)

    June 9, 2016
    Late last month the lender unveiled a 3% down program.
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Nonprofits (EVER, WFC)

    June 2, 2016
    Discover the best checking accounts for nonprofits, including the banks that waive fees on currency deposits and offer services ...
  39. Regional Bank ETF: Is KRE Still a Buy if Rate Hikes Are Unlikely?

    May 27, 2016
    Get a review and analysis of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), and learn why it's a good investment even if interest ...
  40. Wells Fargo 3% Down Payment Mortgage (WFC)

    May 27, 2016
    Wells Fargo has a new mortgage product—a 3% down payment mortgage called yourFirstMortgage.
  41. The Top 4 Bank of America Shareholders (BAC)

    May 26, 2016
    Discover the largest individual and institutional holders of Bank of America stock. Learn about the backgrounds of top Bank ...
  42. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Small Businesses (BAC, WFC)

    May 24, 2016
    Explore the 10 best checking accounts for small businesses and discover why the perfect bank for one type of business may ...
  43. The Top 3 Chevron Shareholders (CVX)

    May 22, 2016
    Learn about the major shareholders, including individuals, institutional investors and mutual funds, of Chevron Corporation ...
  44. Wells Fargo Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    May 20, 2016
    Learn about Wells Fargo, including a company description, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and consensus ...
  45. Book Value Per Share for Banks: Is It a Good Measure? (WFC, BAC)

    May 13, 2016
    Find out why bank stocks usually trade below book value per share, and understand how trading activities increase banks' ...
  46. (FAS) Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x ETF: Who is Invested?

    May 11, 2016
    Discover the largest institutional holders of the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares ETF, and learn how their trade ...
  47. 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, ...
  48. VWINX: Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund Performance Case Study

    May 5, 2016
    Learn basic information for the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund, including historical performance and market return trends ...
  49. VWELX: Vanguard Wellington Fund Performance Case Study

    May 5, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Wellington Fund, including an overview of the fund, its historical performance and a trend analysis ...
  50. Wells Fargo Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (WFC)

    May 3, 2016
    Wells Fargo will send its dividend payment on June 1 to shareholders of record as of May 6.
  51. DODBX: Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund Performance Case Study

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the returns of the Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund since 2012, as well as the seasonal trading patterns when the fund registers ...
  52. Major Bank Stocks Likely to Correct (BAC, WFC)

    April 27, 2016
    These banking stocks have been rallying for a couple of months, but could correct as they hit significant resistance in the ...
  53. The 3 Biggest Mortgage Lenders (NSM, WFC)

    April 25, 2016
    Learn about the top mortgage lenders of 2016, trends impacting the mortgage lending markets, new product options and consumers' ...
  54. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  55. The 4 Largest Financials ETFs (XLF, VFH)

    April 19, 2016
    Learn about the current environment for financials and discover the top four exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain ...
  56. VWINX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis (MSFT, WFC)

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Wellesley Income Investor Class mutual fund and its portfolio make-up, and get a complete analysis ...
  57. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  58. Citigroup Passes Fed's 'Living Will' Test (C, WFC)

    April 14, 2016
    How much of a premium does Citigroup's "Living Will" success command? And has the bank become the safest among its "too big ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  61. VV vs. SCHX: Comparing U.S. Large-Cap ETFs

    April 13, 2016
    Learn the similarities and differences between VV and SCHX, complete with a summary of their investment methodology, internal ...
  62. What to Expect From Wells Fargo's Earnings (WFC)

    April 13, 2016
    Combined with its 3.20% dividend yield, which is more than a full percentage point above the S&P 500, investors can bank ...
  63. 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, ...
  64. Big Banks In The Spotlight As New Earnings Season Begins

    April 9, 2016
    The first-quarter earnings reporting season kicks off this week. Among the first companies to share their results will be ...
  65. Indian Motorcycle Takes Share From Harley-Davidson

    April 7, 2016
    Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is coming in for some serious road rash when it reports earnings later this month if analyst ...
  66. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, ...

    April 4, 2016
    Learn about the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners, including the executive and investment professionals who ...
  67. Financials Sector: Industries Snapshot (WFC, BLK)

    April 1, 2016
    Learn about the industries and stocks that make up the financial sector of the S&P 500 index. The industries include banking, ...
  68. Buffett's Stake in Wells Fargo Hits Key Threshold (BRK-A, WFC)

    March 29, 2016
    Warren Buffett's stake in Wells Fargo & Co. has reached the 10% threshold requiring him to pass a Federal Reserve review ...
  69. American Century: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 27, 2016
    Discover American Century Investments, a uniquely socially responsible asset management firm that only does asset management ...
  70. DODBX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 23, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund, and study how its makeup and allocation have evolved in the last ...
  71. The 5 Biggest Financials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, BRK-B)

    March 22, 2016
    Explore the five largest financial sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out which types of financial companies are ...
  72. CEO Pay Packages at Top 5 U.S. Banks (BAC, C)

    March 22, 2016
    Pay for the top spot at the nation's largest banks increased significantly in 2015, with CEOs at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank ...
  73. Remember When This Fed Official Said To Break Up The Big Banks?

    March 21, 2016
    Last month, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president Neel Kashkari spoke regarding the FOMC and the Federal Reserve ...
  74. Wells Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (WFC)

    March 19, 2016
    Read about Well Fargo & Company's institutional asset management subsidiary Wells Capital Management, a firm with over $348 ...
  75. VWINX: Overview of Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn the highlights of the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund in this overview, including its investment objective, management ...
  76. Market Value Versus Book Value

    March 17, 2016
    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component to analyze ...
  77. 5 Mutual Funds for Dividend Investors from Morningstar (VDIGX, ...

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which five highly rated dividend funds are Morningstar favorites for their strong yields and overall performance ...
  78. (KBE) S&P Bank SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Take a look inside the KBE S&P Bank SPDR ETF and obtain an overview of the companies that comprise its top five portfolio ...
  79. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  80. Babson Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 13, 2016
    Take a look at some of the key executives and investment managers at the private investment management company Babson Capital ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. PGF Vs. KBE: Comparing Financials ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Compare two financial sector ETFs that offer a specific banking industry focus: the PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF and ...
  83. VEU Vs. VT: Comparing Global Equity ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Compare two of the most widely held ETFs, both offered by Vanguard, that provide investors broad exposure to the global equities ...
  84. Wall Street Bonuses Fell 9% in 2015 (BAC, GS)

    March 7, 2016
    The average Wall Street bonus fell 9% in 2015 as market volatility and litigation weighed on the securities industry.
  85. Will The Oil Bust Break The Banks? (JPM,WFC)

    March 7, 2016
    Major banks helped fund the boom in U.S. production through loans to oil firms. Will they suffer in the bust?
  86. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    March 5, 2016
    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  87. Top 5 Positions in J.P. Morgan's Portfolio (JPM, SPY)

    March 4, 2016
    Learn about the top five holdings that JPMorgan Chase & Co. uses as a base for its $2.4 trillion investment portfolio.
  88. 5 Stocks with Predictive Qualities (UNP, CNI)

    March 2, 2016
    Learn about five stocks that have predictive qualities. Find out what investors can learn from bellwether stocks, price correlations ...
  89. 4 Key Takeaways From Wells Fargo's Earnings Report

    March 1, 2016
    Wells Fargo is in a position of strength because of its low exposure to oil, smaller capital requirements, Fed actions and ...
  90. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    February 29, 2016
    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  91. Analyzing Wells Fargo's Return on Equity (WFC)

    February 20, 2016
    Examine Wells Fargo & Company's return on equity and how stacks up against its major competitors, along with future projections ...
  92. Should You Be Betting with Buffett Right Now?

    February 12, 2016
    Following Warren Buffett's stock picks has historically been a good strategy. Is considering his biggest holdings in 2016 ...
  93. Bank Stocks: Time to Buy or Avoid? (WFC, JPM, C)

    February 10, 2016
    Bank stocks have been pounded. Is this the right time to buy or should they be avoided?
  94. The Top Rated Dividend Paying Stocks for 2016 (ABBV, BA)

    February 9, 2016
    Discover five of the top-rated stocks that pay investors solid dividends that you may want to consider adding to your investment ...
  95. Big Bank Earnings Hint At These Two Crucial Trends

    January 20, 2016
    Five of the six big banks reported profits this quarter. What are the two most important takeaways from their earnings?
  96. The Top Financial Services/Banking Stocks of 2016

    January 13, 2016
    These financial services and banking stocks offer the best potential in 2016 for those with a long-term outlook.
  97. 3 Popular Financials Stocks in 2015 (WFC, COF)

    January 12, 2016
    Find out about some of the popular financials stocks in 2015, why they have become popular and whether they will remain popular ...
  98. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    January 11, 2016
    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  99. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Financials Stocks for 2016 (WFC, JPM)

    December 24, 2015
    Discover analyses of the top five dividend-paying financial stocks for 2016, and learn why their stock prices and dividends ...
  100. The World's Top 10 Banks (JPM, WFC)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn more about the world's largest banks and how more financial power shifts eastward as China is home to four of the world's ...
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