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Wells Fargo & Co: Earnings Preview

Wells Fargo  reports 2014 first-quarter earnings at 10 a.m. this Friday. Despite the expectation that the linked-quarter earnings will...

What Does Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Massive Windfall Mean to You?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) sure does seem to be making a lot of money from settlements lately. In fact, after Bank of...

Why Goldman Sachs and Pfizer Held Back the Dow Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrials broke its losing streak, although its gain of just 10 points did little to erase the more...

Will an Ares IPO Hurt Ares Capital Corporation?

Ares Capital Corporation is a premier middle-market financier that has earned its reputation as a good investment manager.

Over its...

Will BlackBerry's Financial Problems Continue?

When BlackBerry posted a loss of $4.4 billion in its third quarter -- primarily driven by unsold inventory -- the investing community began...

Could This Finally Be The End of Bank Of America's Woes?

Despite being one of the best performing stocks in the S&P 500 over the past two years, Bank of America still can't catch a...

Why I'm Selling My Shares of Bank of America

It's with much lament that I'll be selling my shares of Bank of America at the end of this week. Because I both write about the...

Why Is Bank of America Corp Getting Slaughtered by Analysts?

Here's a depressing piece of news if you're a shareholder of Bank of America : Over the last four months, analysts have reduced...

Is Now the Right Time To Get Into These 3 Discounted Stocks?

Book value is one of many ways investors can value a company and a comparison with the stock price can give an indication about whether a...

3 Things to Watch For When Bank of America Corp Announces Earnings

The first quarter is in the books and earnings season is now upon us. And there are three things every investor should watch when Bank of...

Why the Dow Jones Dropped Over 150 Points Today

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell today as volatility ticked up and financials sold off. In the broader stock market,...

Where the Money Is: April 7

Is the high-frequency trading scare a reason to avoid the discount brokerage stocks? Join Motley Fool banking analysts David Hanson and Tyler...

1 Thing That Bothers Me About BofI Holding, Inc.

While BofI Holding has a lot of things going in its favor, its elevated liquidity risk leads me to wonder whether its stock is...

Can Investors Learn to Love Greece Again?


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For most investors, Greece represents economic catastrophe and is seen as a good way to make...

3 Tips to Deal With Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys"

"The stock market is rigged [by] a combination of the stock exchanges, big Wall Street banks, and high-frequency traders."

-- Michael Lewis


How Banks Make Risk Disappear

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There are a number of way to meet new capital obligations. You could retain earnings, rebalance your...

Social Security: Why Your Spouse Might Not Get Survivors' Benefits

Making a smart decision about your Social Security benefits requires thinking about your family situation. But if your spouse won't get...

The 1 Thing You Should Never Pay for With a Credit Card

Like most people who don't own a home, I pay rent every month. This past Tuesday after I debited my monthly payment directly from my bank...

Mortgage Resets Are Beginning, and Things Could Get Ugly


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The Home Affordable Modification Program was a godsend to many troubled homeowners after the...

The U.S. Economy Has a Long Way to Go According to This Powerful Woman

This week, the newest chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, provided frank and honest insight into how she feels the U.S. economy is...

Why Don't Stocks Trade Over Weekends?

From 1887 to 1952, stocks on the New York Stock Exchange traded from 10 AM to noon on Saturdays.  After 1952, however, stocks traded only...