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Have Online Brokers Been Overly Punished Around Brexit and Rates Being Lower For Longer?

Many investors have been complaining for years that it is just too hard to make money off of their investment money. The same has become equally true for the online ...
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Wall Street Bonuses and Profitability Heading Lower, Maybe Far Lower

Working on Wall Street used to be the biggest dream job in the world. The movie "Wall Street," unexpectedly to its producer, glorified the creed of "greed is good," and ...
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Why Oppenheimer Sees Substantial Upside in Goldman Sachs

When one investment banking firm initiates coverage on a rival firm, some cynical investors may think that the firm is really talking up its view on itself. That has not ...
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What the Latest Trading Metrics Mean for Potential Online Brokerage Mergers

With consolidation expected to occur in the online brokerage industry as interest rates begin to rise, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to see how the major online and discount brokerages now ...
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Is Rekindled E*Trade Buyout Chatter More Realistic Ahead of 2016?

If there has been one financial merger that never took place but could, it is -- or was -- the would-be buyout of E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC). The biggest ...
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Goldman Sachs Earnings Lives Up to Golden Slacks Nickname

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) has reported its first-quarter earnings for 2015, and it looks as though the firm is living up to the name Golden Slacks. Net revenue ...
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Citigroup Ranked Last in Investor Satisfaction Study

The proliferation of self-directed investment choices has not eliminated the need for full-service investment advisory firms, particularly among older (and presumably wealthier) Americans. But the industry may not be making ...
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Wall Street Bonuses Hit Third Highest Year Ever in 2014

It is the time for yet another round of evaluating who makes what and how much they deserve. This round pertains to the contested Wall Street bonuses and pay. New ...
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Interactive Brokers Outlines Exposure to Swiss Franc Losses

The movement in the Swiss franc caused much carnage in European markets on Thursday, as well as the many international brokers and lenders that were affected, depending on their level ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Goldman Sachs in 2015

With the bull market nearing six years old, it turned out that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose by 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose by 11.4% in ...
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Sidoti Files for IPO: Wall Street Boutique Firm

Sidoti & Company Inc. has filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms given for the offering, but ...
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Banks With the Most Branches

As of June, there were 94,725 bank branches in the United States, according to recently released data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). This represents the lowest reported figure ...
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Merrill and Wells Fargo Hammered in Broker Customer Satisfaction Survey

Low fees and free tools are no longer enough to satisfy self-directed investors who make their own investment decisions and use a brokerage firm primarily to execute their trades. The ...
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Goldman Sachs Delivers on Earnings and Book Value Growth

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is still a new Dow Jones Industrial Average component, and now the bulge bracket investment banking firm -- and bank holding company without any ...
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Goldman Sachs Crushes Earnings Estimates

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) has managed to absolutely crush its earnings expectations for the fourth quarter of 2013. The bulge bracket broker, or the bank holding company without ...
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