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The Worst Credit Cards in America

The abundance of rewards programs for U.S. credit card users might lead one to conclude that the best credit cards offer the best rewards. Not even close. According to J.D. ...
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Why GE Stock Price Is Lower After Synchrony IPO

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) first announced the spin-off of its North American credit card business, most observers were looking for the conglomerate to add about $3.2 billion to ...
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Nomura Sees Credit Card Growth Opportunities Remaining Ahead

Nomura is out with a report that bodes marginally well for banks issuing credit cards and private credit card issuance. Nomura's Bill Carcache is signaling that more issuers are now ...
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Oppenheimer’s Top Bank Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

If any Wall Street sector has had headline risk for the past year, and some would say five years, it is the banking sector. Despite a horrible public relations nightmare ...
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Merrill Lynch Very Bullish on Credit Card Stocks as Growth Surges

One thing that often gives economists more confidence in growth in the economy is higher credit card use by consumers. After the great recession of 2009, consumers went into hibernation ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, CIT, Discover, FedEx, UnitedHealth and More

Stocks were getting slapped hard on Thursday morning on weak China trade data and on Portugal banking fears. Still, investors are still looking for upside in stocks while maintaining the ...
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Top U.S. Stocks to Buy From RBC’s Global Ideas List

A new research report from the global equity team at RBC revisits their top global stock suggestions for 2014 to update and give investors a progress report. We scanned their ...
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Why Capital One Now Has Become the Best Credit Card Stock

Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) rose on Monday after an analyst research report highlighted that the company may be the best positioned credit card issuer for its ...
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The 4 Stocks That Inspired The Bounce

April 9, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday and then got a jolt higher following the afternoon release of the FOMC’s last meeting minutes. The minutes indicated to many investors ...
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Six Undercovered Dividend Hikes That Really Stand Out

This last week was less noisy on the corporate news front now that earnings season has ended, but several dividend hikes took place which should really matter to investors. The ...
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Credit Suisse’s Top Stocks to Buy for a Difficult 2014

When the tide is rising across the board, one easy way for investors to make money is to go the simple route and buy an S&P 500 index fund. In ...
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Jefferies Lifts Price Targets on Some Top Stocks to Buy

When brokerage firms on Wall Street start to raise price targets on names that have already been doing well, investors should take note. Typically when companies are hitting on all ...
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Five Big Stocks That Escaped the Market Carnage Sell-Off

The stock market was pounded on Friday, making for a very bad week and a rough start for January. Still, not all is lost. A few stocks managed to avoid ...
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Oppenheimer Raises Targets on Top Financial Stocks to Buy for a Challenging 2014

If there was one group of stocks that investors have a general dislike for it is the banks. Huge trading losses, mortgage litigation from the meltdown in 2008 and increased ...
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Black Friday Shopping Forecast: Partly Gloomy

Black Friday is nearly here and with it comes an estimate of what retailers can expect in the way of traffic and sales. Consulting firm Deloitte LP has conducted an ...
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