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The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Nasdaq US Smart Banks Index. The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks that comprise the underlying index. The underlying index is designed to select bank stocks from the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index based on a ranking methodology of three price factors which aims to select companies. The fund is non-diversified.

Market Cap: 1.35 Billion

Primary Exchange: NASDAQ Global Market

Website: http://www.ftportfolios.com

Shares Outstanding: 42.5 Million

Float: 42.5 Million

Dividend: 0.32 (1.01%)

Beta: 2.220716

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Short Interest (): 0

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Longest drawdown: 1062 trading days

From: 2018-03-09 To: 2019-09-13

Lowest Point:

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-13 12:51:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 125 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 01:00:07:000

By Justin Murray Broadly speaking, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. Banks take short-term - less than one year - financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use that to finance long-term - more than one year - returns. These returns range from the most com… read more...

Regional banks manage gains, big banks waver

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 09:04:00:000

Regional banks are faring better than the megabanks as the broader markets fluctuate in a session reflecting the ever-shifting trade-war landscape. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Citigroup Inc., Financial stocks news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Regional banks manage gains, big banks waver

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 09:04:00:000

Regional banks are faring better than the megabanks as the broader markets fluctuate in a session reflecting the ever-shifting trade-war landscape. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Citigroup Inc., Financial stocks news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Regional banks manage gains, big banks waver

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 09:04:00:000

Regional banks are faring better than the megabanks as the broader markets fluctuate in a session reflecting the ever-shifting trade-war landscape. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Citigroup Inc., Financial stocks news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Regional banks manage gains, big banks waver

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 09:04:00:000

Regional banks are faring better than the megabanks as the broader markets fluctuate in a session reflecting the ever-shifting trade-war landscape. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Citigroup Inc., Financial stocks news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Regional banks manage gains, big banks waver

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 09:04:00:000

Regional banks are faring better than the megabanks as the broader markets fluctuate in a session reflecting the ever-shifting trade-war landscape. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Citigroup Inc., Financial stocks news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Best And Worst Q2 2019: Financials ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:02:06:000

The Financials sector ranks first out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our Q2'19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter , the Financials sector ranked second. It gets our Very Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 427 stocks in the Fina… read more...

Best And Worst Q2 2019: Financials ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:02:06:000

The Financials sector ranks first out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our Q2'19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter , the Financials sector ranked second. It gets our Very Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 427 stocks in the Fina… read more...

Best And Worst Q2 2019: Financials ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:02:06:000

The Financials sector ranks first out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our Q2'19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter , the Financials sector ranked second. It gets our Very Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 427 stocks in the Fina… read more...

Best And Worst Q2 2019: Financials ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:02:06:000

The Financials sector ranks first out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our Q2'19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter , the Financials sector ranked second. It gets our Very Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 427 stocks in the Fina… read more...

Best And Worst Q2 2019: Financials ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:02:06:000

The Financials sector ranks first out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our Q2'19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter , the Financials sector ranked second. It gets our Very Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 427 stocks in the Fina… read more...

Quarles sees bank competition continuing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 09:33:05:000

Randal Quarles, the Federal Reserve's vice chairman for supervision, tells the Senate Banking Committee that "competition in the banking industry is as good as competition anywhere," which suggests he's not worried about the pending merger between regional banks BB&T ( BBT -1% ) and … read more...

Quarles sees bank competition continuing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 09:33:05:000

Randal Quarles, the Federal Reserve's vice chairman for supervision, tells the Senate Banking Committee that "competition in the banking industry is as good as competition anywhere," which suggests he's not worried about the pending merger between regional banks BB&T ( BBT -1% ) and … read more...

Bank Credit Standards Eased - But Be Ready For The Next Tightening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-12 22:26:48:000

A Wells Fargo bank vault (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Associated Press Banks eased credit standards for business loans this quarter, reversing the tightening of late 2018. That sharp increase in banks tightening credit standards was coincident with the general doom and gloom which accompanied the … read more...

Bank Credit Standards Eased - But Be Ready For The Next Tightening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-12 22:26:48:000

A Wells Fargo bank vault (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Associated Press Banks eased credit standards for business loans this quarter, reversing the tightening of late 2018. That sharp increase in banks tightening credit standards was coincident with the general doom and gloom which accompanied the … read more...

Q2 2019 Sector Ratings For ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 07:38:45:000

At the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, the Financials, Consumer Non-cyclicals, and Telecom Services sectors earn Attractive-or-better ratings. Our sector ratings are based on the normalized aggregation of our stock ratings for every stock in each sector. Our stock ratings are based … read more...

Q2 2019 Sector Ratings For ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 07:38:45:000

At the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, the Financials, Consumer Non-cyclicals, and Telecom Services sectors earn Attractive-or-better ratings. Our sector ratings are based on the normalized aggregation of our stock ratings for every stock in each sector. Our stock ratings are based … read more...

Q2 2019 Sector Ratings For ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 07:38:45:000

At the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, the Financials, Consumer Non-cyclicals, and Telecom Services sectors earn Attractive-or-better ratings. Our sector ratings are based on the normalized aggregation of our stock ratings for every stock in each sector. Our stock ratings are based … read more...

Q2 2019 Sector Ratings For ETFs And Mutual Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 07:38:45:000

At the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, the Financials, Consumer Non-cyclicals, and Telecom Services sectors earn Attractive-or-better ratings. Our sector ratings are based on the normalized aggregation of our stock ratings for every stock in each sector. Our stock ratings are based … read more...

Ep 84. Discount Rates, Is There A Place For Lower Return Investments In A Portfolio, And Thoughts On Regional Banks And Majestic Wines (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 02:30:05:000

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Materially Slowed SLOOS

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 05:16:25:000

More US bank respondents reported to the Federal Reserve that they are seeing weaker demand for Commercial & Industrial Loans than at any time since the end of the Great "Recession." The Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS) asks respondents to gauge certain … read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Banks follow Goldman's, Citi's decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:25:12:000

While Goldman Sachs ( GS -3.2% ) and Citigroup ( C -0.1% ) Q1 earnings exceeded consensus estimates, investors weren't impressed and bank stocks, in general, slumped. More news on: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, S… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

Fed Meeting April 30-May 1, 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 00:36:36:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC April/May30-1 2019 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its policy meeting of March 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be pa… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 12:50:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 115 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 05:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 05:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 05:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Paul Volcker On Conflicts, Ethics, And The U.S. Banking Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 00:54:30:000

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It , Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That's hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker's breadth of experience… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

Buffett Buys Into Big Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:41:57:000

Warren Buffett Doubles Down on Big Banks . So reads the headlines of the article written by Katherine Chiglinsky and Ben Foldy in Bloomberg LP today. Buffett, as is well known, likes to buy when companies are out-of-favor. In the last part of 2018, this certainly was… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

BB&T-SunTrust merger could spark bank industry tie-ups, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 23:57:26:000

Analysts say today's merger deal between BB&T(NYSE: BBT ) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI ) could serve as a " catalyst for consolidation " as other large regional banks feel the pressure to take on the industry's largest players. More news on: BB&T Corporation, SunTrust Banks, Inc… read more...

U.S. consumer credit growth slowed to 4.9% in 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 15:20:22:000

U.S. consumer credit rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.0% in December, bringing the Q4 growth rate to 6.6%, according to the Federal Reserve. More news on: Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares ETF, Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x Shares … read more...

Fed Meeting 19-20 March 2019: Impact Of A Rate Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 00:45:12:000

This article provides an impact assessment of the FOMC March 19-20 meeting and a possible rise in the Federal Funds Rate ((FFR)) to 2.75%. The Federal Reserve held the target range for FFR at 2.25-2.5 percent during its first policy meeting of January 2019 and reaffirmed its position to be … read more...

Banks Report Loan Demand Is Weakening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 15:45:38:000

The latest data point that confirms the deceleration in global and domestic economic activity comes in the form of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey by the Federal Reserve. In this report, responses from 73 domestic banks and 22 U.S. branches of foreign banks were collected from December… read more...

Loan demand weakened in Q4, some lending standards tightened: Fed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 15:18:43:000

U.S. banks tightened lending standards for commercial real estate loans, while standards and most terms on commercial and industrial loans remained basically unchanged, according to the Federal Reserve's January 2019 senior loan opinion survey on bank lending practices. More news on: Fin… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Banks And The Federal Reserve Seem To Be Positioned Well

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 14:29:35:000

The one word that seems to describe the economic picture for 2019 is uncertain. The current economic recovery in the United States will hit its tenth anniversary this summer, but an uncertain atmosphere surrounds the world, both business-wise and politically. So, where does… read more...

The Big Short Squeeze Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 09:21:27:000

Short covering has been in evidence since the end of December and still hasn't run its course. After near-record levels of investor pessimism last month, the major averages established a bottom and commenced a recovery rally which is still underway. While many bears believe the rally is approa… read more...

Morgan Stanley: Earnings 'Not Satisfactory'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 12:56:46:000

James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), when presenting the fourth quarter earnings for the company, declared that the results are not satisfactory. Yet, the year as a whole was a strong one for the bank with annual revenue coming in at $40.1, an historical record for… read more...

Markets Dump Coal In U.S. Banks' Stockings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 11:03:54:000

By Breakingviews The fall in U.S. equity markets at the end of last year was a flesh wound. It still left a sizeable scar on banks that make money from trading securities. At JPMorgan (JPM), an 18 percent drop in fixed-income revenue for the last three months of the year was the chief re… read more...

The Big US Banks At Bargain Prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 13:04:28:000

The big U.S. banks have a loan book that is over 150% of GDP and some pay a dividend of over 2%. Credit creation is still growing the loan book at 0.1% of GDP. Ongoing central bank rate rises will cause the interest income from the accumulated loan book to cause automatic income increases … read more...

Bank Stocks 2019: The Good, The Bad, And The Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 00:19:17:000

Goal for this Post and this Series The goal for this post and future posts is to identify banks with the best prospects for superior shareholder performance over the next 3-5 years. Analytical Approach As background, the data used in this analysis and ones to follow in this series ar… read more...

Bank Stocks 2019: The Good, The Bad, And The Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 00:19:17:000

Goal for this Post and this Series The goal for this post and future posts is to identify banks with the best prospects for superior shareholder performance over the next 3-5 years. Analytical Approach As background, the data used in this analysis and ones to follow in this series ar… read more...

Bank Stocks 2019: The Good, The Bad, And The Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 00:19:17:000

Goal for this Post and this Series The goal for this post and future posts is to identify banks with the best prospects for superior shareholder performance over the next 3-5 years. Analytical Approach As background, the data used in this analysis and ones to follow in this series ar… read more...

Bank Stocks 2019: The Good, The Bad, And The Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 00:19:17:000

Goal for this Post and this Series The goal for this post and future posts is to identify banks with the best prospects for superior shareholder performance over the next 3-5 years. Analytical Approach As background, the data used in this analysis and ones to follow in this series ar… read more...

Bank Stocks 2019: The Good, The Bad, And The Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 00:19:17:000

Goal for this Post and this Series The goal for this post and future posts is to identify banks with the best prospects for superior shareholder performance over the next 3-5 years. Analytical Approach As background, the data used in this analysis and ones to follow in this series ar… read more...

Wall Street scales back expectations on bank earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 12:39:46:000

A bunch of banks get downgrades Monday as analysts warn that interest rates won't help Q4 earnings and loan loss provisions may accelerate. More news on: Business First Bancshares, Inc., Hancock Whitney Corporation, Independent Bank Group, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more… read more...

Wall Street scales back expectations on bank earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 12:39:46:000

A bunch of banks get downgrades Monday as analysts warn that interest rates won't help Q4 earnings and loan loss provisions may accelerate. More news on: Business First Bancshares, Inc., Hancock Whitney Corporation, Independent Bank Group, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more… read more...

Wall Street scales back expectations on bank earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 12:39:46:000

A bunch of banks get downgrades Monday as analysts warn that interest rates won't help Q4 earnings and loan loss provisions may accelerate. More news on: Business First Bancshares, Inc., Hancock Whitney Corporation, Independent Bank Group, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more… read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

Bank Of America: Has The Macro Landscape Improved For Banks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:40:000

Two months ago, at the end of October, I penned a research note titled, " BAC: Banks Are Losing Their Advantage Due To Rising Rates ," in which I argued that due to rising interest rates, QT, a flattening yield curve, a faltering housing market and diminishing excess reserves that financial … read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-17 17:33:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 128 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-17 17:33:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 128 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-17 17:33:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 128 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally registe… read more...

U.S. Banks Haven't Behaved Like This Since 2009

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 10:49:15:000

If there is one thing Ben Bernanke got right, it was this. In 2009, during the worst of the worst monetary crisis in four generations, the Federal Reserve's Chairman was asked in front of Congress if we all should be worried about zombies. Senator Bob Corker wasn't talking about the literal un… read more...

U.S. Banks Haven't Behaved Like This Since 2009

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 10:49:15:000

If there is one thing Ben Bernanke got right, it was this. In 2009, during the worst of the worst monetary crisis in four generations, the Federal Reserve's Chairman was asked in front of Congress if we all should be worried about zombies. Senator Bob Corker wasn't talking about the literal un… read more...

U.S. Banks Haven't Behaved Like This Since 2009

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 10:49:15:000

If there is one thing Ben Bernanke got right, it was this. In 2009, during the worst of the worst monetary crisis in four generations, the Federal Reserve's Chairman was asked in front of Congress if we all should be worried about zombies. Senator Bob Corker wasn't talking about the literal un… read more...

The SPDR Regional Bank ETF (KRE): Do Bank Stocks Have More Downside?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 18:42:48:000

Banks Battered As Yield Curve Continues To Flatten As the turmoil in the stock market drags on, some sectors have been punished worse than others. Bank stocks, specifically regional banks stocks, have been near the bottom of the pack as a flattening yield curve spooks financial investors. … read more...

Still Don't Get It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 02:29:24:000

Capital ratios are meant to help define a "good bank" for the public. The thought being a bank widely recognized and accepted as a good one will be far less susceptible to a run. But it's the run regardless of capital ratios that destroys good banks as well as bad. The issue is, by and large, … read more...

Still Don't Get It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 02:29:24:000

Capital ratios are meant to help define a "good bank" for the public. The thought being a bank widely recognized and accepted as a good one will be far less susceptible to a run. But it's the run regardless of capital ratios that destroys good banks as well as bad. The issue is, by and large, … read more...

Still Don't Get It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 02:29:24:000

Capital ratios are meant to help define a "good bank" for the public. The thought being a bank widely recognized and accepted as a good one will be far less susceptible to a run. But it's the run regardless of capital ratios that destroys good banks as well as bad. The issue is, by and large, … read more...

The Changing World Of Financial Intermediation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 22:16:19:000

Three weeks ago I wrote two posts about the changing structure of the banking world, focusing on how the smaller banks were going to be facing a difficult time over the next five years or so, primarily due to changing technology. These posts can be found here and here . The conclusion I… read more...

The Changing World Of Financial Intermediation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 22:16:19:000

Three weeks ago I wrote two posts about the changing structure of the banking world, focusing on how the smaller banks were going to be facing a difficult time over the next five years or so, primarily due to changing technology. These posts can be found here and here . The conclusion I… read more...

The Changing World Of Financial Intermediation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 22:16:19:000

Three weeks ago I wrote two posts about the changing structure of the banking world, focusing on how the smaller banks were going to be facing a difficult time over the next five years or so, primarily due to changing technology. These posts can be found here and here . The conclusion I… read more...

New York Community Bank: The Bear Case Is Fully Priced In (And Then Some)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 12:28:55:000

With New York Community Bank ( NYCB ), the news over the past three years has been all bad, all the time. Seasoned value investors are well aware that bad news is your friend when it comes to the stock market. It lets you buy significantly more shares than you could have if everything were goi… read more...

New York Community Bank: The Bear Case Is Fully Priced In (And Then Some)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 12:28:55:000

With New York Community Bank ( NYCB ), the news over the past three years has been all bad, all the time. Seasoned value investors are well aware that bad news is your friend when it comes to the stock market. It lets you buy significantly more shares than you could have if everything were goi… read more...

New York Community Bank: The Bear Case Is Fully Priced In (And Then Some)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 12:28:55:000

With New York Community Bank ( NYCB ), the news over the past three years has been all bad, all the time. Seasoned value investors are well aware that bad news is your friend when it comes to the stock market. It lets you buy significantly more shares than you could have if everything were goi… read more...

Fed unveils proposal to ease regulations for some large banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 12:05:58:000

The Federal Reserve unveils a proposal that takes a tiered approach to match regulations for large banking organizations with their risk profiles. More news on: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation, U.S. Bancorp, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read… read more...

Fed unveils proposal to ease regulations for some large banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 12:05:58:000

The Federal Reserve unveils a proposal that takes a tiered approach to match regulations for large banking organizations with their risk profiles. More news on: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation, U.S. Bancorp, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read… read more...

Fed unveils proposal to ease regulations for some large banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 12:05:58:000

The Federal Reserve unveils a proposal that takes a tiered approach to match regulations for large banking organizations with their risk profiles. More news on: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation, U.S. Bancorp, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read… read more...

About The 'Smaller' Banks, One More Time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 00:29:41:000

Monday, I posted a piece about the "smaller" commercial banks going out of business. Because of some of the comments I got on the article, I thought I needed to be a little clearer in what I wrote. For one thing, the major theme running through the article is the same one that runs throu… read more...

About The 'Smaller' Banks, One More Time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 00:29:41:000

Monday, I posted a piece about the "smaller" commercial banks going out of business. Because of some of the comments I got on the article, I thought I needed to be a little clearer in what I wrote. For one thing, the major theme running through the article is the same one that runs throu… read more...

About The 'Smaller' Banks, One More Time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 00:29:41:000

Monday, I posted a piece about the "smaller" commercial banks going out of business. Because of some of the comments I got on the article, I thought I needed to be a little clearer in what I wrote. For one thing, the major theme running through the article is the same one that runs throu… read more...

Bank OZK Leads Regional Banks Down

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:38:32:000

The S&P Regional Banks got battered once again on Monday, down 3.01%. But that is purely a continuation of what has been a rough Fall. The index has fallen 16.58% from its high back in early June and has fallen 7.05% since the start of October. The stocks in the index are down an average o… read more...

The 'Smaller' Banks Are Going Out Of Business: Be Prepared

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 22:44:52:000

The smaller banks… the heart of Main Street... represent a growing problem. As I have written before , the smaller commercial banks have nowhere to go. According to Federal Reserve statistics, the smaller domestically chartered banks in the United States co... read more...

Big banks on the rise; regionals, not as much

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 13:42:34:000

After solid Q3 earnings reports from Goldman Sachs Group ( GS +2.5% ) and Morgan Stanley ( MS +5.4% ), the big banks are rising strongly today. They were the last of the six big U.S. banks to report. More news on: Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Corporation, F… read more...

Big banks on the rise; regionals, not as much

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 13:42:34:000

After solid Q3 earnings reports from Goldman Sachs Group ( GS +2.5% ) and Morgan Stanley ( MS +5.4% ), the big banks are rising strongly today. They were the last of the six big U.S. banks to report. More news on: Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Corporation, F… read more...

Big banks on the rise; regionals, not as much

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 13:42:34:000

After solid Q3 earnings reports from Goldman Sachs Group ( GS +2.5% ) and Morgan Stanley ( MS +5.4% ), the big banks are rising strongly today. They were the last of the six big U.S. banks to report. More news on: Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Corporation, F… read more...

The Past Week: Painful, But Nothing Anywhere Like The Same Week 10 Years Ago

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 11:36:01:000

Background Over the past month, we already looked twice and compared the current markets to the ones we witnessed 10 years ago. First it was September 15th, 2018, marking the 10th anniversary of the Lehman bankruptcy . No doubt, a day to remember. Then, we looked back on 9/19/2018, a da… read more...

Regional bank stock dip as PNC's Q3 loans, deposits disappoint

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:33:03:000

SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE -1.5% ) dips as one of its components PNC Financial Services ( PNC -4.9% ) reports Q3 results reflecting softer growth in loans and deposits than analysts expected. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, PNC Financial Services Group, In… read more...

Regional bank stock dip as PNC's Q3 loans, deposits disappoint

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:33:03:000

SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE -1.5% ) dips as one of its components PNC Financial Services ( PNC -4.9% ) reports Q3 results reflecting softer growth in loans and deposits than analysts expected. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, PNC Financial Services Group, In… read more...

Regional bank stock dip as PNC's Q3 loans, deposits disappoint

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:33:03:000

SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF ( KRE -1.5% ) dips as one of its components PNC Financial Services ( PNC -4.9% ) reports Q3 results reflecting softer growth in loans and deposits than analysts expected. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, PNC Financial Services Group, In… read more...

Commercial Banks And The 'New' Modern Corporation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 23:52:57:000

Lately, I have been writing about the "new' Modern Corporation . Almost all of the analysis has been related to non-financial institutions. I hope to correct this going forward. The two major characteristics associated with the new Modern Corporation has been the emphasis up… read more...

Commercial Banks And The 'New' Modern Corporation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 23:52:57:000

Lately, I have been writing about the "new' Modern Corporation . Almost all of the analysis has been related to non-financial institutions. I hope to correct this going forward. The two major characteristics associated with the new Modern Corporation has been the emphasis up… read more...

Commercial Banks And The 'New' Modern Corporation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 23:52:57:000

Lately, I have been writing about the "new' Modern Corporation . Almost all of the analysis has been related to non-financial institutions. I hope to correct this going forward. The two major characteristics associated with the new Modern Corporation has been the emphasis up… read more...

Second-tier U.S. banks may be ripe to get back into M&A: Wells Fargo report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 11:17:05:000

As the largest banks continue to increase deposit market share through organic customer acquisition, the next tier of banks is pressured to expand markets and increase assets, according to a Wells Fargo Securities report summing up a panel of industry experts held Tuesday. More news on: … read more...

Second-tier U.S. banks may be ripe to get back into M&A: Wells Fargo report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 11:17:05:000

As the largest banks continue to increase deposit market share through organic customer acquisition, the next tier of banks is pressured to expand markets and increase assets, according to a Wells Fargo Securities report summing up a panel of industry experts held Tuesday. More news on: … read more...

Second-tier U.S. banks may be ripe to get back into M&A: Wells Fargo report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 11:17:05:000

As the largest banks continue to increase deposit market share through organic customer acquisition, the next tier of banks is pressured to expand markets and increase assets, according to a Wells Fargo Securities report summing up a panel of industry experts held Tuesday. More news on: … read more...

Banks mostly tone down expectations for Q3, but Wells Fargo delivers some good news

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:01:24:000

Among the takeaways from a number of presentations at the Barclays financial services conference this week, according to Evercore ISI's John Pancari: The fast loan growth story is taking longer than hoped to materialize, and net interest margins could disappoint. More news on: M&T Bank… read more...

Banks mostly tone down expectations for Q3, but Wells Fargo delivers some good news

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:01:24:000

Among the takeaways from a number of presentations at the Barclays financial services conference this week, according to Evercore ISI's John Pancari: The fast loan growth story is taking longer than hoped to materialize, and net interest margins could disappoint. More news on: M&T Bank… read more...

Banks mostly tone down expectations for Q3, but Wells Fargo delivers some good news

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:01:24:000

Among the takeaways from a number of presentations at the Barclays financial services conference this week, according to Evercore ISI's John Pancari: The fast loan growth story is taking longer than hoped to materialize, and net interest margins could disappoint. More news on: M&T Bank… read more...

Banks mostly tone down expectations for Q3, but Wells Fargo delivers some good news

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:01:24:000

Among the takeaways from a number of presentations at the Barclays financial services conference this week, according to Evercore ISI's John Pancari: The fast loan growth story is taking longer than hoped to materialize, and net interest margins could disappoint. More news on: M&T Bank… read more...

Banks mostly tone down expectations for Q3, but Wells Fargo delivers some good news

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:01:24:000

Among the takeaways from a number of presentations at the Barclays financial services conference this week, according to Evercore ISI's John Pancari: The fast loan growth story is taking longer than hoped to materialize, and net interest margins could disappoint. More news on: M&T Bank… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:01:41:000

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: FTXL ) - $0.0432. First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (NASDAQ: FTXN ) - $0.0708. First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.1265. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0662. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ET… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:01:41:000

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: FTXL ) - $0.0432. First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (NASDAQ: FTXN ) - $0.0708. First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.1265. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0662. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ET… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:01:41:000

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: FTXL ) - $0.0432. First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (NASDAQ: FTXN ) - $0.0708. First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.1265. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0662. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ET… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:01:41:000

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: FTXL ) - $0.0432. First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (NASDAQ: FTXN ) - $0.0708. First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.1265. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0662. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ET… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:01:41:000

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: FTXL ) - $0.0432. First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (NASDAQ: FTXN ) - $0.0708. First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.1265. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0662. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ET… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-13 17:18:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. (FTA) announces the declaration of distributions for 117 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to todays distribution declarations: FTA i… read more...

Potential Problems With Narrow Banking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-08 04:36:24:000

Here's an interesting post from John Cochrane on "narrow banking". Narrow banking is the idea that we could create banks that take a "narrow" type of risk by investing only in very high-quality assets like central bank reserves or government bonds. This would back the bank's balance sheet wi… read more...

Potential Problems With Narrow Banking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-08 04:36:24:000

Here's an interesting post from John Cochrane on "narrow banking". Narrow banking is the idea that we could create banks that take a "narrow" type of risk by investing only in very high-quality assets like central bank reserves or government bonds. This would back the bank's balance sheet wi… read more...

Potential Problems With Narrow Banking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-08 04:36:24:000

Here's an interesting post from John Cochrane on "narrow banking". Narrow banking is the idea that we could create banks that take a "narrow" type of risk by investing only in very high-quality assets like central bank reserves or government bonds. This would back the bank's balance sheet wi… read more...

Potential Problems With Narrow Banking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-08 04:36:24:000

Here's an interesting post from John Cochrane on "narrow banking". Narrow banking is the idea that we could create banks that take a "narrow" type of risk by investing only in very high-quality assets like central bank reserves or government bonds. This would back the bank's balance sheet wi… read more...

Revenue growth, lower taxes help boost banks' Q2 net income: FDIC report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 11:01:50:000

FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions posted Q2 net income of $60.2B, up 25% Y/Y, driven by higher net operating revenue and lower effective tax rates, according to an FDIC report . More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P Bank ETF, iShares U.S. Regio… read more...

Revenue growth, lower taxes help boost banks' Q2 net income: FDIC report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 11:01:50:000

FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions posted Q2 net income of $60.2B, up 25% Y/Y, driven by higher net operating revenue and lower effective tax rates, according to an FDIC report . More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P Bank ETF, iShares U.S. Regio… read more...

Revenue growth, lower taxes help boost banks' Q2 net income: FDIC report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 11:01:50:000

FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions posted Q2 net income of $60.2B, up 25% Y/Y, driven by higher net operating revenue and lower effective tax rates, according to an FDIC report . More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P Bank ETF, iShares U.S. Regio… read more...

Subprime Begins To Haunt Credit Card Balances

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 05:48:25:000

Delinquencies soar past Financial Crisis peak at the ca. 5,000 smaller US banks, and these are the Good Times. What's going on? The delinquency rate on credit-card loan balances at commercial banks other than the largest 100 - so at the nearly 5,000 smaller banks in the US - rose to 6.2% i… read more...

If You Find Yourself In The Middle Of The Atlantic Ocean, Which Direction Should You Be Heading To?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 13:40:47:000

On the East side of the Atlantic ocean we find Europe, where the banking system is governed and controlled by the European Central Bank ("ECB"). The ECB moved to negative rates in June 2014 and in-spite of plans to back off its widening monetary policy, remains there for now. On the West s… read more...

If You Find Yourself In The Middle Of The Atlantic Ocean, Which Direction Should You Be Heading To?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 13:40:47:000

On the East side of the Atlantic ocean we find Europe, where the banking system is governed and controlled by the European Central Bank ("ECB"). The ECB moved to negative rates in June 2014 and in-spite of plans to back off its widening monetary policy, remains there for now. On the West s… read more...

If You Find Yourself In The Middle Of The Atlantic Ocean, Which Direction Should You Be Heading To?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 13:40:47:000

On the East side of the Atlantic ocean we find Europe, where the banking system is governed and controlled by the European Central Bank ("ECB"). The ECB moved to negative rates in June 2014 and in-spite of plans to back off its widening monetary policy, remains there for now. On the West s… read more...

Fed Meeting On July 31-August 1, 2018: Impact On Investment Markets, Inflation, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 04:25:12:000

This article will show why the Fed has no reason to raise rates at this next meeting cycle and indeed any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of an interest rate rise will be assessed together with a look at how this impacts investment markets. The Fed, a Brief Overview The Fed through i… read more...

Fed Meeting On July 31-August 1, 2018: Impact On Investment Markets, Inflation, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 04:25:12:000

This article will show why the Fed has no reason to raise rates at this next meeting cycle and indeed any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of an interest rate rise will be assessed together with a look at how this impacts investment markets. The Fed, a Brief Overview The Fed through i… read more...

Fed Meeting On July 31-August 1, 2018: Impact On Investment Markets, Inflation, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 04:25:12:000

This article will show why the Fed has no reason to raise rates at this next meeting cycle and indeed any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of an interest rate rise will be assessed together with a look at how this impacts investment markets. The Fed, a Brief Overview The Fed through i… read more...

This Week In Money - July 14, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 04:31:23:000

Ross Clark Oil Prices, Bank of Canada Rate Hike, NASDAQ, FAANGS. Danielle Park Banks, Robots taking jobs. Ted Dixon Trump, Tariffs, World Economy, Marijuana, Electric Cars. Larry Reaugh President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. … read more...

This Week In Money - July 14, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 04:31:23:000

Ross Clark Oil Prices, Bank of Canada Rate Hike, NASDAQ, FAANGS. Danielle Park Banks, Robots taking jobs. Ted Dixon Trump, Tariffs, World Economy, Marijuana, Electric Cars. Larry Reaugh President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. … read more...

This Week In Money - July 14, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 04:31:23:000

Ross Clark Oil Prices, Bank of Canada Rate Hike, NASDAQ, FAANGS. Danielle Park Banks, Robots taking jobs. Ted Dixon Trump, Tariffs, World Economy, Marijuana, Electric Cars. Larry Reaugh President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. … read more...

Dynamics Driving Dividend-Paying Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 02:25:06:000

By Alex Crooke Your browser must support iframes to play this content. Transcript Yes, I think the first few months of the year have been an element of up and down and some uncertainty in markets, and I think particularly around politics here and certainly U.S. politics. I think if … read more...

Dynamics Driving Dividend-Paying Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 02:25:06:000

By Alex Crooke Your browser must support iframes to play this content. Transcript Yes, I think the first few months of the year have been an element of up and down and some uncertainty in markets, and I think particularly around politics here and certainly U.S. politics. I think if … read more...

Dynamics Driving Dividend-Paying Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 02:25:06:000

By Alex Crooke Your browser must support iframes to play this content. Transcript Yes, I think the first few months of the year have been an element of up and down and some uncertainty in markets, and I think particularly around politics here and certainly U.S. politics. I think if … read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 10:47:14:000

First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.0886. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0859. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ: FV ) - $0.0223. First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ: FVC ) - $0.0222. First Trust Dorsey Wrig… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 10:47:14:000

First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.0886. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0859. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ: FV ) - $0.0223. First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ: FVC ) - $0.0222. First Trust Dorsey Wrig… read more...

First Trust declares quarterly distributions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 10:47:14:000

First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NASDAQ: FTXO ) - $0.0886. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ: FTXR ) - $0.0859. First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ: FV ) - $0.0223. First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ: FVC ) - $0.0222. First Trust Dorsey Wrig… read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-20 17:15:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 121 exchange-traded funds (each a Fund, and collectively, the Funds) advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: FTA is a federally reg… read more...

U.S. banks fall as ECB keeps rates unchanged, day after Fed raises

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 14:21:06:000

U.S. banks are down today, led by JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM ), -1.6% in afternoon trading, as the ECB keeps interest rates unchanged and trade worries once again loom over the global economy. More news on: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Financial s… read more...

U.S. banks fall as ECB keeps rates unchanged, day after Fed raises

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 14:21:06:000

U.S. banks are down today, led by JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM ), -1.6% in afternoon trading, as the ECB keeps interest rates unchanged and trade worries once again loom over the global economy. More news on: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Financial s… read more...

U.S. banks fall as ECB keeps rates unchanged, day after Fed raises

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 14:21:06:000

U.S. banks are down today, led by JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM ), -1.6% in afternoon trading, as the ECB keeps interest rates unchanged and trade worries once again loom over the global economy. More news on: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Financial s… read more...

Is The Modest Rebound In Commercial Lending Sustainable?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 17:11:49:000

In late-2017, some analysts warned that the sliding annual growth rate for commercial and industrial lending in the US would soon turn negative, raising a warning sign for the US economy. But the dark forecast fell flat. US recession risk is virtually nil , and early estimates for second-qua… read more...

Is The Modest Rebound In Commercial Lending Sustainable?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 17:11:49:000

In late-2017, some analysts warned that the sliding annual growth rate for commercial and industrial lending in the US would soon turn negative, raising a warning sign for the US economy. But the dark forecast fell flat. US recession risk is virtually nil , and early estimates for second-qua… read more...

Is The Modest Rebound In Commercial Lending Sustainable?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 17:11:49:000

In late-2017, some analysts warned that the sliding annual growth rate for commercial and industrial lending in the US would soon turn negative, raising a warning sign for the US economy. But the dark forecast fell flat. US recession risk is virtually nil , and early estimates for second-qua… read more...

Bartlett Naylor: The Banks Are Becoming Untouchable Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 06:45:52:000

Regulations? We don't need no stinking regulations! When the dust settled after the Great Financial Crisis, we learned that the big banks had behaved in overtly criminal ways. Yet none of their executives would be held criminally accountable. And while legislation was passed in the after… read more...

'For New Money Only': Banks Fight For Deposits, But If You Don't Jump Through Hoops, You Get 'Punishment Rates'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 05:10:37:000

HSBC makes it official. The HSBC (HSBC) branch on Montgomery Street in San Francisco caught my attention this weekend with a poster. It showed a large red 2.01% and the phrase, Business Elite Savings Account. An interest rate of 2.01% on a savings account at… read more...

'For New Money Only': Banks Fight For Deposits, But If You Don't Jump Through Hoops, You Get 'Punishment Rates'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 05:10:37:000

HSBC makes it official. The HSBC (HSBC) branch on Montgomery Street in San Francisco caught my attention this weekend with a poster. It showed a large red 2.01% and the phrase, Business Elite Savings Account. An interest rate of 2.01% on a savings account at… read more...

'For New Money Only': Banks Fight For Deposits, But If You Don't Jump Through Hoops, You Get 'Punishment Rates'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 05:10:37:000

HSBC makes it official. The HSBC (HSBC) branch on Montgomery Street in San Francisco caught my attention this weekend with a poster. It showed a large red 2.01% and the phrase, Business Elite Savings Account. An interest rate of 2.01% on a savings account at… read more...

House passes Dodd-Frank rollback, sending it to Trump for signature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 17:54:32:000

The House has approved a rollback of Dodd-Frank financial reforms by a 258-159 vote, sealing a legislative victory for President Trump, who's next up to sign it. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P Bank ETF, iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF, News on the U.S. econ… read more...

House passes Dodd-Frank rollback, sending it to Trump for signature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 17:54:32:000

The House has approved a rollback of Dodd-Frank financial reforms by a 258-159 vote, sealing a legislative victory for President Trump, who's next up to sign it. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P Bank ETF, iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF, News on the U.S. econ… read more...

House passes Dodd-Frank rollback, sending it to Trump for signature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 17:54:32:000

The House has approved a rollback of Dodd-Frank financial reforms by a 258-159 vote, sealing a legislative victory for President Trump, who's next up to sign it. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P Bank ETF, iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF, News on the U.S. econ… read more...

Banking Stocks Are Headed Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 19:14:10:000

One of my favorite industries to be long is the banking industry. I became increasingly bullish on banks throughout 2017 and think that we are still headed higher despite some headwinds over the past few months. In this article, I will be covering the SPDR S&P Bank ETF ( KBE ) , given … read more...

Banking Stocks Are Headed Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 19:14:10:000

One of my favorite industries to be long is the banking industry. I became increasingly bullish on banks throughout 2017 and think that we are still headed higher despite some headwinds over the past few months. In this article, I will be covering the SPDR S&P Bank ETF ( KBE ) , given … read more...

Banking Stocks Are Headed Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 19:14:10:000

One of my favorite industries to be long is the banking industry. I became increasingly bullish on banks throughout 2017 and think that we are still headed higher despite some headwinds over the past few months. In this article, I will be covering the SPDR S&P Bank ETF ( KBE ) , given … read more...

Bank Reserves Part 2: If QE Was Really QT, Then Why Hasn't QT Been QE?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 08:54:03:000

Since we've already cracked open the accounting, it makes some sense to take our example into an important corollary examination (if you haven't yet, you'll need to read through Part 1 ). In our prior examples, we've assumed that the swap of risk-free assets on Bank A's asset side is a neutra… read more...

Bank Reserves Part 2: If QE Was Really QT, Then Why Hasn't QT Been QE?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 08:54:03:000

Since we've already cracked open the accounting, it makes some sense to take our example into an important corollary examination (if you haven't yet, you'll need to read through Part 1 ). In our prior examples, we've assumed that the swap of risk-free assets on Bank A's asset side is a neutra… read more...

Bank Reserves Part 1: The Great Tease

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 08:36:09:000

I completely understand the confusion regarding bank reserves. I really do. It's easy to believe they are money because that's what you've been taught from Day 1. Not only that, the same message is carelessly reinforced in the media every single time QE or any LSAP is referenced. Bank reserves… read more...

Bank Reserves Part 1: The Great Tease

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 08:36:09:000

I completely understand the confusion regarding bank reserves. I really do. It's easy to believe they are money because that's what you've been taught from Day 1. Not only that, the same message is carelessly reinforced in the media every single time QE or any LSAP is referenced. Bank reserves… read more...

How To Play The End In The Bank Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 17:59:27:000

How To Play The End In The Bank Rally After the election in November 2016 and for the duration of 2017, financial stocks, both large banks ( XLF ) and regional banks ( KRE ), staged a remarkable rally, gaining over 50% on the ( XLF ) index at the peak. Some individual stocks, such as JPMorga… read more...

How To Play The End In The Bank Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 17:59:27:000

How To Play The End In The Bank Rally After the election in November 2016 and for the duration of 2017, financial stocks, both large banks ( XLF ) and regional banks ( KRE ), staged a remarkable rally, gaining over 50% on the ( XLF ) index at the peak. Some individual stocks, such as JPMorga… read more...

May 2018  Fed Meeting: Impact Assessment On Inflation, Markets, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 11:33:18:000

This article provides a fundamental impact assessment of the decision by the FOMC to leave the Federal Funds Rate [FFR] 1.75% at its last meeting on 1-2 May 2018. Before the May 2018 meeting, I wrote an article on the FOMC meeting and the arguments for and against raising rates and a look at… read more...

May 2018  Fed Meeting: Impact Assessment On Inflation, Markets, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 11:33:18:000

This article provides a fundamental impact assessment of the decision by the FOMC to leave the Federal Funds Rate [FFR] 1.75% at its last meeting on 1-2 May 2018. Before the May 2018 meeting, I wrote an article on the FOMC meeting and the arguments for and against raising rates and a look at… read more...

Fed Meeting On 1-2 May 2018: Impact On Investment Markets, Inflation, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-01 08:09:27:000

This article will show why the Fed has no reason to raise rates at this next meeting cycle and indeed any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of an interest rate rise will be assessed together with a look at how this impacts investment markets. The Fed, a Brief Overview The Fed through i… read more...

Fed Meeting On 1-2 May 2018: Impact On Investment Markets, Inflation, And Recession Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-01 08:09:27:000

This article will show why the Fed has no reason to raise rates at this next meeting cycle and indeed any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of an interest rate rise will be assessed together with a look at how this impacts investment markets. The Fed, a Brief Overview The Fed through i… read more...

Will 2018 Be A Banner Year For U.S. Bank Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 01:37:43:000

By Matt Quinlan, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Equity Group Franklin Equity Group Vice President and Portfolio Manager Matt Quinlan explains why he thinks US banks could benefit from a more favorable economic and regulatory environment. Given this healthy backdrop, he believ… read more...

Will 2018 Be A Banner Year For U.S. Bank Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 01:37:43:000

By Matt Quinlan, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Equity Group Franklin Equity Group Vice President and Portfolio Manager Matt Quinlan explains why he thinks US banks could benefit from a more favorable economic and regulatory environment. Given this healthy backdrop, he believ… read more...

Rough Waters Ahead For Banking Sector?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-08 06:11:11:000

By Barrington Pitt Miller Global Financials Analyst and Portfolio Manager Barrington Pitt Miller discusses why rising interest rates, an end to loose monetary policy and a healthy economy all bode well for global banks. Yet, those exposed to short-term funding markets may face risks rel… read more...

Rough Waters Ahead For Banking Sector?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-08 06:11:11:000

By Barrington Pitt Miller Global Financials Analyst and Portfolio Manager Barrington Pitt Miller discusses why rising interest rates, an end to loose monetary policy and a healthy economy all bode well for global banks. Yet, those exposed to short-term funding markets may face risks rel… read more...

LOIS Is Screaming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 09:09:57:000

Today, we look at the warning that the widening spread between the LIBOR rate and the OIS rate may be sounding about what lies ahead, given a two-pronged Fed tightening policy. Whether investors realize it or not, this spread (LOIS) impacts what strategies make for successful investing. This f… read more...

LOIS Is Screaming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 09:09:57:000

Today, we look at the warning that the widening spread between the LIBOR rate and the OIS rate may be sounding about what lies ahead, given a two-pronged Fed tightening policy. Whether investors realize it or not, this spread (LOIS) impacts what strategies make for successful investing. This f… read more...

2008 Redux-Cubed (At Least Cubed)?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 05:38:35:000

There is plenty of dysfunction in plain sight to suggest that the financial markets can't bear the strain of unreality anymore. Between the burgeoning trade wars and the adoption in congress this week of a fiscally suicidal spending bill, you'd want to put your fingers in your ears to not be … read more...

2008 Redux-Cubed (At Least Cubed)?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 05:38:35:000

There is plenty of dysfunction in plain sight to suggest that the financial markets can't bear the strain of unreality anymore. Between the burgeoning trade wars and the adoption in congress this week of a fiscally suicidal spending bill, you'd want to put your fingers in your ears to not be … read more...

New FDIC chief will speed banking deregulation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-27 08:53:46:000

Current Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB ) Chief Legal Officer Jelena McWilliams is set to become head of the FDIC as soon as she is confirmed by the Senate. More news on: Fifth Third Bancorp, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares ETF, Financial … read more...

A Very Depressing Interview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 07:00:38:000

David Beckworth has an excellent interview with The President and VP of the Minneapolis Fed. I did a post on the portion of the podcast that interviewed Neel Kashkari, over at Econlog. Here I'll address the part where David interviewed VP Ron Feldman, mostly on banking regulation. I've alway… read more...

A Very Depressing Interview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 07:00:38:000

David Beckworth has an excellent interview with The President and VP of the Minneapolis Fed. I did a post on the portion of the podcast that interviewed Neel Kashkari, over at Econlog. Here I'll address the part where David interviewed VP Ron Feldman, mostly on banking regulation. I've alway… read more...

A Very Depressing Interview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 07:00:38:000

David Beckworth has an excellent interview with The President and VP of the Minneapolis Fed. I did a post on the portion of the podcast that interviewed Neel Kashkari, over at Econlog. Here I'll address the part where David interviewed VP Ron Feldman, mostly on banking regulation. I've alway… read more...

Warren Mosler's Bank Reform Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 00:27:50:000

Introduction. Warren Mosler produced some ideas for bank reform in a Huffington article in 2011. Title of the article is "Proposals for the banking system." While I agree with many of WM's ideas (e.g., I support MMT which I think he founded), I'm not sure about his ideas on bank reform… read more...

Warren Mosler's Bank Reform Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 00:27:50:000

Introduction. Warren Mosler produced some ideas for bank reform in a Huffington article in 2011. Title of the article is "Proposals for the banking system." While I agree with many of WM's ideas (e.g., I support MMT which I think he founded), I'm not sure about his ideas on bank reform… read more...

Warren Mosler's Bank Reform Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 00:27:50:000

Introduction. Warren Mosler produced some ideas for bank reform in a Huffington article in 2011. Title of the article is "Proposals for the banking system." While I agree with many of WM's ideas (e.g., I support MMT which I think he founded), I'm not sure about his ideas on bank reform… read more...

A Look At The Big U.S. Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 16:58:36:000

The purpose of this report is to assess if the big U.S. banks are worth investing in from capital growth and dividend income growth perspective. To answer this question, an assessment of the success to which the banks have enclosed the economy with debt will be used together with an assessme… read more...

A Look At The Big U.S. Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 16:58:36:000

The purpose of this report is to assess if the big U.S. banks are worth investing in from capital growth and dividend income growth perspective. To answer this question, an assessment of the success to which the banks have enclosed the economy with debt will be used together with an assessme… read more...

A Look At The Big U.S. Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 16:58:36:000

The purpose of this report is to assess if the big U.S. banks are worth investing in from capital growth and dividend income growth perspective. To answer this question, an assessment of the success to which the banks have enclosed the economy with debt will be used together with an assessme… read more...

A Look At The Big U.S. Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 16:58:36:000

The purpose of this report is to assess if the big U.S. banks are worth investing in from capital growth and dividend income growth perspective. To answer this question, an assessment of the success to which the banks have enclosed the economy with debt will be used together with an assessme… read more...

A Look At The Big U.S. Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 16:58:36:000

The purpose of this report is to assess if the big U.S. banks are worth investing in from capital growth and dividend income growth perspective. To answer this question, an assessment of the success to which the banks have enclosed the economy with debt will be used together with an assessme… read more...

A Look At The Big U.S. Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 16:58:36:000

The purpose of this report is to assess if the big U.S. banks are worth investing in from capital growth and dividend income growth perspective. To answer this question, an assessment of the success to which the banks have enclosed the economy with debt will be used together with an assessme… read more...

Macro Musings Podcast: Neel Kashkari And Ron Feldman On The Minneapolis Plan And Monetary Policy Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 03:30:28:000

Neel Kashkari is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Today, they join the show to describe the Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fa… read more...

Macro Musings Podcast: Neel Kashkari And Ron Feldman On The Minneapolis Plan And Monetary Policy Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 03:30:28:000

Neel Kashkari is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Today, they join the show to describe the Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fa… read more...

Macro Musings Podcast: Neel Kashkari And Ron Feldman On The Minneapolis Plan And Monetary Policy Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 03:30:28:000

Neel Kashkari is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Today, they join the show to describe the Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fa… read more...

Macro Musings Podcast: Neel Kashkari And Ron Feldman On The Minneapolis Plan And Monetary Policy Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 03:30:28:000

Neel Kashkari is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Today, they join the show to describe the Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fa… read more...

Macro Musings Podcast: Neel Kashkari And Ron Feldman On The Minneapolis Plan And Monetary Policy Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 03:30:28:000

Neel Kashkari is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Today, they join the show to describe the Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fa… read more...

Macro Musings Podcast: Neel Kashkari And Ron Feldman On The Minneapolis Plan And Monetary Policy Reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 03:30:28:000

Neel Kashkari is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Today, they join the show to describe the Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fa… read more...

Jan. 30, 2018, Fed Meeting: An Assessment Of The Decision And Impact On Investment Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 09:52:40:000

The FOMC met on Jan. 30-31 and left rates unchanged. In this article, I discussed why that should not raise rates, and it looks like they saw it too. This article will show why the Fed had no reason to raise rates this meeting cycle and indeed at any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of … read more...

Jan. 30, 2018, Fed Meeting: An Assessment Of The Decision And Impact On Investment Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 09:52:40:000

The FOMC met on Jan. 30-31 and left rates unchanged. In this article, I discussed why that should not raise rates, and it looks like they saw it too. This article will show why the Fed had no reason to raise rates this meeting cycle and indeed at any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of … read more...

Jan. 30, 2018, Fed Meeting: An Assessment Of The Decision And Impact On Investment Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 09:52:40:000

The FOMC met on Jan. 30-31 and left rates unchanged. In this article, I discussed why that should not raise rates, and it looks like they saw it too. This article will show why the Fed had no reason to raise rates this meeting cycle and indeed at any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of … read more...

Fed Meeting On 30 January 2018: Impact On Investment Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 17:28:28:000

This article will show why the Fed has no reason to raise rates at this next meeting cycle and indeed any foreseeable meeting. Also, the impact of an interest rate rise will be assessed together with a look at how this impacts investment markets. The Fed, a Brief Overview The Fed through i… read more...

The Case For Financials In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-21 12:31:22:000

U.S. financials performed strongly in 2017, but still lagged the broader market as well as technology stocks and momentum names. But with the Federal Reserve (Fed) normalizing monetary policy, higher interest rates, and prospects for deregulation, the sector now seems poised for growth. The U…. read more...

Fortress TIC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 03:45:29:000

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported FICC revenues of just $1 billion in Q4 2017. That was the lowest for the Wall Street firm, technically a bank, since it converted from properly a securities business to one during the worst of 2008. That was 50% less in "bond trading" than Goldman had produced durin… read more...

Big day for financials as rates break out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-10 13:44:30:000

The major average are modestly lower, but the broad financial sector ( XLF +1.2% ) - led by the banks ( KRE +2.4% ), ( KBE +2.4% ) - is sharply higher as the bond bear market gains steam. More news on: Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, SPDR S&P … read more...

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

via: Business Wire at 2017-12-20 17:21:00:000

First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announces the declaration of distributions for 117 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA. The following dates apply to today's distribution declarations: First Trust Advisors L.P., the Funds' investment advisor, along with its affiliate, First Trust P… read more...

House passes bill aimed at SIFI reform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-20 07:59:10:000

Under current crisis-era law, those financial companies with more than $50B in assets are subject to a heightened standard of regulation and capital requirements. More news on: Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares ETF, Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x S… read more...

Assessing The Impact Of The Fed Rate Rise And The Prospects For More

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-18 15:57:53:000

This article will show the impact of the recent federal funds rate rise on the stock of outstanding private debt. In addition to some recent history and a brief description of how the Fed works. The article concludes with a forecast of future FOMC rate increases and what this means for macro-f… read more...

Bank And Broker Default Risk Back To July 2007 Levels

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-12 05:55:59:000

Below is a historical chart showing the annual cost of insuring against default for 5 years (5-year CDS) for 3 major US banks and brokers - Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan (JPM), and Citigroup (C). The price is in basis points, and basically the price shown is the cost in dollars per year to ins… read more...

Banks set for big open after tax deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-04 08:01:44:000

The Senate over the weekend finally passed its big tax bill which includes a cut in the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35%. There's a lot of green out there, but nowhere more so than in the banking sector. More news on: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, B… read more...

The Bank Subsidy No One Mentions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-24 11:52:12:000

Abstract The right that commercial banks have to create or "print" money amounts to a subsidy of those banks. Subsidies are not justified: a subsidy results in reduced GDP unless there is a good social case for it. Ergo the above right that commercial banks have should be withdrawn. Introd… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2017-12-21 2017-12-29 2017-12-22 2017-12-20 0.1217 Dividend income
2017-09-21 2017-09-29 2017-09-22 2017-09-20 0.1041 Dividend income
2017-06-22 2017-06-30 2017-06-26 2017-06-21 0.0867 Dividend income
2017-03-23 2017-03-31 2017-03-27 2017-03-22 0.0075 Dividend income
2016-12-21 2016-12-30 2016-12-23 2016-12-20 0.0429 Dividend income
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