Capitulation Bottom: Why I’m Fearful That A Crash Is Coming & Soon (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, UYG, C, GS, WFC)

Shah Gilani: It seems that my Thursday edition of Wall Street Insights & Indictments was warmly received by the bullish crowd, many of whom reached out to me to thank me for my optimism.
NYSE:FAS January 17, 2012 12:17pm

Big Banks Earnings: Don’t Be Misled By The Sagging Banking Sector (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, UYG, C, BAC, GS)

David Zeiler: As the grim bank earnings roll in over the next couple of weeks, beginning with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) tomorrow (Friday) morning, don't fall into the trap of thinking the financial sector's woes in the last quarter reflect a sinking U.S. economy.
NYSE:FAS January 13, 2012 11:52am

Financials: How Banks Are Using Your Money To Create The Next Crash (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, BAC, C, JPM)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: In 2008, reckless credit default swaps nearly obliterated the global economy. Now comes the next crisis - rehypothecated assets. It's a complicated, fancy term in the global banking complex. Yet it's one you need to know.
NYSE:FAS January 4, 2012 11:48am

Outlook For Oil In 2012: Why Investors Should Expect $150 Oil Prices and How To Profit (USO, PBR, XOP, CHK, SU)

Jason Simpkins: 2011 was an up-and-down year for oil prices (NYSEARCA:USO), but don't expect that pattern to repeat in 2012. No, next year, the trajectory for oil prices will be far more linear - and it's pointed up. In fact, we could even see $150 oil by mid-summer.
NYSE:DBO December 15, 2011 5:38pm

China’s Economy Report: Here’s Why (And Where) Your Money Should Be In China (FXI, FXP, SPY, MCD, EEM, VWO)

David Zeiler: Despite the recent downturn in China's (NYSEARCA:FXI) stock market, investors need to remain focused on the profit-generating long-term growth potential of the Asian powerhouse.
NYSE:EEM December 9, 2011 12:18pm

Investors: Don’t Be Fooled By Big Bank Profits (XLF, SKF, FAS, FAZ, BAC, WFC, C, JPM, GS)

Ian Wyatt: At first glance, the third quarter was a booming success for U.S. banks (NYSEARCA:XLF). The $35 billion in profits U.S. banks was the highest total since before the recession, and was nearly 50% higher than the same quarter a year ago. But those profits were pretty hollow.
NYSE:FAS December 2, 2011 3:22pm

Bailout Bandits: The 20 Biggest Borrowers From The U.S. Federal Reserve (XLF, FAS, FAZ, C, BAC, JPM, GS)

Money Morning staff: The Eurozone debt crisis has replaced the U.S. financial crisis as the disaster du jour. But make no mistake: U.S. taxpayers will be paying the tab for the U.S. crisis for years.

Many Reasons Why The Fed’s Latest Rescue Effort Is Doomed (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, BAC, JPM, GS, WFC)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: World markets got a nice tailwind yesterday (Wednesday) on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping into the fray along with other central banks to boost liquidity and support the global economy.
NYSE:FAS December 1, 2011 11:09am

Investors: These Three Men Represent Everything That’s Wrong With Wall Street (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, BAC)

Shah Gilani: I've already expressed my desire to embrace the Occupy Wall Street movement. I said last week that I would join in whole-heartedly if I knew exactly what the protesters were trying to achieve.
NYSE:FAS October 14, 2011 12:44pm

Financials: Big Banks Are About To Get Blasted By The Volcker Rule (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, BAC, C)

David Zeiler: When the Volcker Rule regulations go into effect next year, its restrictions could slam the revenue of the fixed income trading operations of several major U.S. banks (NYSE:XLF) by as much as 25%.
NYSE:FAS October 13, 2011 10:03am

Derivatives Held By Banks: The $600 Trillion Time Bomb That’s Set To Explode (XLF, FAS, FAZ, BAC, TLT, TBT)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: Do you want to know the real reason banks aren't lending and the PIIGS have control of the barnyard in Europe? It's because risk in the $600 trillion derivatives market isn't evening out. To the contrary, it's growing increasingly concentrated among a select few banks, especially here in the United States.
NYSE:FAS October 12, 2011 9:33am

Investors: Don’t Get Duped By Derivatives

Martin Hutchinson:  It recently came out that a $1.2 billion derivatives portfolio that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) managed for the Libyan government lost 98.5% of its value between 2004 and June 2010.
NYSE:VXX September 7, 2011 10:01am

Financials: Why It’s Time To Bail On Bank Stocks (XLF, FAS, FAZ, C, BAC, WFC)

Martin Hutchinson:  There was a time when bank stocks actually looked like good investments. And many, having racked up big gains over the past two years, proved to be just that.
NYSE:FAS August 17, 2011 10:21am

European Union Debt Crisis Stings France, Putting U.S. Banks At Risk (XLF, FAS, FAZ, C, BAC)

David Zeiler:  While investors in the United States have been preoccupied with the debt-ceiling crisis and volatile stock markets, the European Union debt crisis has worsened.
NYSE:FAS August 15, 2011 11:29am

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