Banking & Finance

U.S. Federal Reserve

Fed Minutes Reveal Members Agree to Disagree

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes from its July meeting were released Wednesday and provide little new information about where the Fed might be headed with interest rates for ...
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How Checking Account Fees Can Cost You $800 a Year

There's an old saying that the best time to apply for a loan is when you don't need one. A corollary, perhaps, is that the best time to get a ...
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Jefferies Has 4 Top Financial Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Election

One thing all market mavens rely on when looking for trends and market direction is history, because things often play out in similar patterns around specific events. This year is ...
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Does This Mean Genworth’s Turnaround Has Finally Turned Back Up?

Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW) has been down and out long enough that even the more aggressive turnaround investors had started to give up on it. Some investors even wondered ...
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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Down 11%, Worst Performing Dow Stock of 2016

For the year to date, shares in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) trade down 11% and are the worst performer among the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones ...
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A New Amazon Prime Benefit: Cheaper Student Loans

Where federally guaranteed student loans were once reasonable profit-makers for private lenders like banks and credit unions, that situation changed in 2010 when the federal government began making direct loans ...
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Why the PayPal and Visa Partnership Is a Great Idea

PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) each reported earnings after the markets closed on Thursday, and at the same time announced a somewhat surprising partnership. Although ...
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Investors Not Satisfied With Travelers Earnings Beat

Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is one of the more forgotten Dow stocks. Even though it may be forgotten, its stock has had a quiet rally over the past year. These earnings ...
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RBC Says Stock Market Likely Going Higher: 4 Top Banks to Buy

We tend to keep a very close eye on the brokerage firm calls that we cover here at 24/7 Wall St., especially when they make a definitive market direction call. ...
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Is This the Turning Point for American Express?

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) has made solid progress on its 2016 growth initiatives thus far. The company’s earnings and outlook seem to imply that things can only get better ...
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What to Expect From American Express Earnings

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) is scheduled to release its second-quarter earnings report after the markets close on Wednesday. Considering the recent earnings wins from other major financial institutions American ...
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Jefferies Says Buy These Ultra High-Yield Stocks Into Q2 Earnings

Once again interest rates continue to sink as investors from around the world buy U.S. Treasury securities at some of the lowest rates in the history of our debt. The ...
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How Morgan Stanley Won on This Earnings Report

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. Like many of the other major banks, Morgan Stanley made a splash in the markets ...
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How Goldman Sachs Beat Q2 Earnings Forecasts

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) reported its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. This megabank made a solid recovery over the course of this quarter, with ...
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What to Expect From Goldman Sachs Earnings

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) is scheduled to release second quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. This company continues to be the gold standard of ...
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