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Financials Trounced in Brexit Results Ever since the Brexit results rolled in, the media has been completely obsessed with talking about the British pound. But there are plenty of other investments that also crashed and burned, namely bank stocks—they got pummeled last Friday. Just look at the financials…

Big Upside Is Possible in Bank Stocks Other than the Great Recession, this may turn out to be one of the best times for aggressive long-term investors to consider buying the big banks on weakness. The banking sector is down this year, though it has rallied since the…

Bank Stocks Could Be Sizzling Next Year Higher interest rates could clip returns for equity investors in 2016. However, one industry is poised to profit: bank stocks. Savvy investors could be poised to make a fortune in the banking sector. Let me explain... The stock market has been…

The U.S. banking industry is expected to benefit from the long-awaited interest rate hike. But not all of them could translate it to profit and reward their shareholders. Banking profits soared nearly seven percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of time in…

I'm not sure if you noticed, but the big banks and bank stocks are back as attractive investments for both income investors and those looking for more conservative capital appreciation potential, as backed up by my stock market analysis. If you were one of the astute investors who…

You may remember an article I wrote in June of this year (we got lots of comments on it) about my Dad receiving a letter in the mail telling him that if the cash portion of his stock brokerage balance fell below $125,000, he would be charged a…

We all know that interest rates are eventually heading higher. It might be in 2014, but more likely not until 2015, when the unemployment rate can decline to 6.5% as the Federal Reserve believes. But one thing for sure is that interest rates are headed higher. (Read “Small-Cap…

The major bank stocks all closed off 2012 near their respective 52-week highs. An upside break appears to be in the works, as the banking industry continues to assume less risky businesses, while shoring up their balance sheets and producing stronger units. The subprime credit crisis that surfaced…

The damage done from job losses over the past few years has been quite severe. I think the biggest problem going forward is the realization that the economy, during the past decade, was artificially inflated due to easy monetary policy; therefore, many of the industries were operating far…

The last two years have obviously been extremely difficult for bank stocks. The financial crisis that took hold of not only America but the rest of the world as well has caused extreme strain across the entire financial sector. However, since the financial crisis several years ago, American…

When it comes to bank stocks, it seems that JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE/JPM) is Public Enemy Number One. It’s unfortunate that so many retail investors have such a negative market sentiment towards JPMorgan since it has the potential for large returns, with a dividend yield of 2.9%.…

Bank stocks have been rallying since the lows in October 2011. The chart of the Philadelphia Bank Index shows the upward move of bank stocks from the 2011 bottom. Banks staged a nice rally, but retrenched in March to May 2012 on the European bank concerns and after…

Over the last decade, Internet shopping has changed the retail market sector forever. Whereas once large retail stocks such as Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE/BBY) dominated the landscape for electronics, new companies like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ/AMZN) are taking over with speed, ease of service, and reliability. Another problem…

With his recent comments on the idea of breaking up the big bank stocks, Sanford Weill, former CEO of Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE/C), joins an increasingly large group of analysts, experts, and former employees within the sector who are raising concerns and voicing opinions that the current banking situation…

It’s not enough we have to deal with the dire economic situation in the eurozone and Europe, but now bank stocks are under attack, especially from Moody's Investors Service, which is negative on the banking sector. The quality of bank stocks has been improving, but clearly the credit…

The recent testimony by Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE/JPM), in front of the Senate’s panel proves two things: 1) Dimon is quite cool under pressure; and 2) lawmakers know very little about the financial market sector and bank stocks. In response to the reported…

Something you need to make note of: technology and growth stocks are being sold by institutional investors. Following where the professional money is flowing gives us another tool to evaluate the stock markets and get a sense of what is happening. The pros generally have better access to…

One of the most common questions I get asked is about bank stocks. Investor sentiment for bank stocks has oscillated from panic selling to a mad rush to buy them. One of the things to take into account is that, even though the water in the U.S. financial…

Recently, bank stocks have taken big hits following news of the trading debacle involving JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE/JPM), causing the firm over $2.0 billion in losses. This has caused a market sector selloff across the entire investment banking space. But some interesting developments have occurred with some…

The latest revelation that JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE/JPM) suffered a multi-billion loss on bad investments is yet another warning sign that bank stocks are littered with questionable trades that the average person simply can’t decipher. The investment strategy developed by bank stocks over the past decade has…