Banking & Finance

Inverted Yield Curve Could Threaten Regional Banks’ High Dividends

Last week's inverted yield curve has brought on much debate over the health of the U.S. economy at a time when global growth is petering out. Inverted yield curves, or ...
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Is Wells Fargo Hunting for a New CEO?

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is reportedly still sifting through the ranks of former Goldman Sachs executives in search of a replacement for CEO Tim Sloan. There are apparently ...
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Meet the BlackRock Multifactor Rotation ETF: Actively Managed Hedge Fund(esque)

  The king of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) world is BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) with its ownership of the $1.5 trillion or so iShares ETF family. BlackRock has been ...
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Why JPMorgan Has Underperformed the Large Banks in the 2019 Rally

There is a market adage that a rising tide lifts all ships. In short, a rising stock market is supposed to lift all stocks. The reality is that it doesn't ...
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FBI College Admissions Scandal Sting’s One Public Company Shares

Hercules Capital Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) saw its shares trade down sharply on Tuesday, but it's not based on earnings or any other traditional metrics that you might have expected. Tuesday's ...
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Will a New Cryptocurrency Save or Destroy Facebook?

  Whether it's Bitcoin or a myriad of other cryptocurrencies that have been available to the public, some crypto-hopefuls still predict massive upside in the years ahead in the ...
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How Square Won Out After All in Q4

The last time that Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) reported results, shares dropped in reaction despite a solid report, but that was more the result of profit-taking as shares had risen ...
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Deutsche Bank Extremely Selective on Banks: 4 Large Cap Regionals to Buy

Needless to say, the merger between BB&T and SunTrust took Wall Street by storm, and when completed it will make the combined company the sixth largest U.S. bank. With the ...
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Hedge Fund Giant Ray Dalio Made $1.3 Billion Last Year

Ray Dalio, who founded the world's largest hedge fund in 1975 earned $1.26 billion last year. This makes Dalio the richest hedge fund chief in the world and adds to ...
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JPMorgan Goes Crypto With New JPM Coin

Less than two years after CEO Jamie Dimon promised to fire for cause ("stupidity") any employee who traded bitcoin and called cryptocurrency "fraud," JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is ...
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Why Discover Tops the Credit Card Ranking

In the third quarter of last year, Americans had a total of 368 million total open credit card accounts, more than one for each man, woman, and child in the ...
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BB&T, SunTrust to Merge in $66 Billion Deal

Calling it a merger of equals, BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced this morning that they are merging in an all-stock transaction worth $66 billion. ...
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BB&T, SunTrust to Merge in $66 Billion Deal

Calling it a merger of equals, BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced this morning that they are merging in an all-stock transaction worth $66 billion. ...
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Bill Gross Retirement Brings the End of an Era for the Bond King

It's not all that often that kings get to retire. In the financial markets, sometimes kings do get to do so. Janus Henderson Group PLC (NYSE: JHG) has announced that ...
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Why PayPal's Q4 Earnings Are Not Good Enough

When PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) released its fourth-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday, the firm said that it had $0.69 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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