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Sharp Drop in Legal Expenses Lifts J.P. Morgan Earnings

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) reported third-quarter results before markets opened Tuesday. The investment bank and financial services giant reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.36 on revenue ...
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What to Expect From Earnings at Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo

Earnings season has arrived, and it has coincided so far with a serious wave of market volatility that is currently biased toward profit taking and selling. That being said, investors ...
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Morgan Stanley’s Asset Sale to Russian Oil Company in Jeopardy

Last December, Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) said that it had reached an agreement with Russia’s state-controlled oil company OAO Rosneft to sell the Russian company parts of the bank’s global ...
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High Frequency Trading Firms Talk Relevance and Need

Many investors have grown to hate the world of high frequency trading firms. Other investors accept them, and some even praise them. A group called the Modern Markets Initiative, or ...
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Big Banks a Crowded Trade: Baird Says Only 5 to Buy

When everybody seems to be in the same stocks on Wall Street, that is referred to as a “crowded” trade. With the emphasis on crowded, the big money center banks ...
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Citigroup Files for IPO of OneMain Financial

OneMain Financial Holdings Inc. filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given for this offering, but ...
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Credit Suisse Specialty Finance Stocks to Buy With Strong Upside Potential

As the economy slowly improves, the one thing that American citizens and businesses have done much better than their counterparts around the world is lower levels of debt. When debt ...
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J.P. Morgan Not the Only Bank Hacked

As if the hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) was not bad enough, the attackers apparently were able to strike at up to nine other financial institutions. ...
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BofA Promotes CEO Moynihan to Chairman as Well

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has made some serious corporate governance news that could change how the bank's oversight is handled in the years ahead. The company announced on ...
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Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Face Reality Check After Court Ruling

Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) are being sued for breach of contract for allegedly not paying promised dividends and liquidation preferences to investors. These claims were ultimately dismissed, ...
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Goldman Sachs New Long-Short Mutual Fund, a Retail Hedge Fund

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is one of the top brokerage firms and investment banking firms on Wall Street. The bulk of its clients are wealthy individuals and institutional ...
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Analysts Adjust Estimates for Janus, PIMCO and Bonds

The movement of Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS) shares after Friday's announcement that bond king Bill Gross would join the firm may or may not have been justified. What may be more difficult ...
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RBS Gets Key Upgrade by S&P After Business Update

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE: RBS) was one of the key figures behind the recent potential Scotland breakaway vote from the United Kingdom. Now that Scotland is ...
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Wells Fargo Leads Banks in Number of Branches

Bank branch count is not directly related to a financial firm's total deposits, but the correlation is close. Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) had 6,314 branches as of June 2014. ...
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Average Bank ATM Fee Rises to New High of $4.35

For the 10th year in a row, ATM fees increased in 2014 for consumers who use the machines at somewhere other than their own banks. The average cost rose 6.5% ...
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