Posts Tagged ‘banks’

Bank of America Corp (BAC): Don’t Get Suckered By The Dividend Increase

April 4th, 2014

dividendsSteve Mauzy: If it were any other company, I’d have applauded the move; because it’s Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), I rolled my eyes. Read more…


What A Loan Officer Would Say To The U.S. Government

March 31st, 2014

debtMichael Lombardi: For a moment, consider yourself a loan officer at a major bank. Would you approve a loan for a customer who says they earn $1,000 a month, spend $1,300 a month, and don’t have a job? They also tell you they have unpaid debts of $17,000. Read more…


Is Citigroup Inc Plan Rejection Trouble For These ETFs?

March 28th, 2014

citigroupSweta Killa: One of the five U.S. banking biggies – Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) – has been hard hit by the rejection of its capital plan by the Fed in the 2014 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) stress test. This is the second time in three Read more…


5 Bank Stocks Whose Dividends Stand Out

March 11th, 2014

bankChris Preston: U.S. banks (NYSEARCA:XLF) have come a long way in the five years since the recession they largely created, and are more flush with cash today than any time since then. Read more…


Will Better Weather Improve Profits for U.S. Banks?

February 27th, 2014

weathermanIt’s the weather. Whenever a weaker-than-expected economic report is released for a cold month, pundits always blame the weather. It’s become a Read more…


First Cyprus, Then Poland, Now These Savings Accounts To Get Confiscated Next

February 14th, 2014

banksMichael Lombardi: The savings of 500 million individuals living in the European Union are on the line. Read more…


The Greatest Risk In Today’s Financial System

February 4th, 2014

riskMitchell Clark: If you have a serious commitment to the equity market, you know that it’s very easy to lose money with stocks. Even when market action is good, one wrong number or any small aberration has the potential to change investor sentiment on a dime. Read more…


Best and Worst ETFs In The Financial Sector

January 21st, 2014

financial banksDavid Trainer: The Financials sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 45 ETFs and 224 mutual funds Read more…


7 Major Threats To The Global Economy

January 20th, 2014

economyMartin D. Weiss: Yes, the stock market is going up, and our editors are helping to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity. Read more…


Drop In Mortgage Originations Quick and Sudden

January 17th, 2014

banksMichael Lombardi: To see where the U.S. housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is headed, we really need to look at what real home buyers—those who are planning to stay in their home for the long term—are doing. Institutional investors, Read more…


What’s Behind The Newfound Love Affair With Bank Stocks?

January 10th, 2014

bankMike Larson: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is setting all-time highs. So is the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY). The Nasdaq Composite isn’t quite there yet. But it’s getting closer to the peak it made during the 1999-2000 tech stock blowoff. Read more…


Top Ranked Regional Banking ETF In Focus

December 23rd, 2013

in focus spotlightThe finance sector has been the earnings leader this year, adding double-digit returns so far this year. It contributed 19.2% to the Index earnings year to date, the highest among all sectors. Read more…


Bank of America Corp (BAC), Citigroup Inc (C): U.S. Banks Showing Signs of Improvement

December 17th, 2013

banksWith few months to go before the announcement of annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) results for 2014, U.S. banks now have a new obstacle. On Monday, the Federal Reserve announced the independent projection of bank holding Read more…


83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

December 16th, 2013

economyDuring 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion.  As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control.  Our financial system Read more…


Financial ETFs To Watch On Volcker Rule Implementation

December 13th, 2013

bankIn the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, the government sought to put in a variety of rules in order to prevent such a collapse from ever happening again. At the center of this process was the Dodd-Frank regulations which came into being in 2010. Read more…


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