investment banking

Smaller Loan Losses Lift Bank Earnings

Bank of America, Citi and JPMorgan Chase reported earnings that beat expectations -- despite a drop in investment banking and trading income. Results were buoyed by lower losses on loans and credit cards and resulting cuts in loan reserves that were bigger than expected.

In Bank and Brokerage Stocks, Red Flags for the Market?

The drooping stocks of investment banks and brokerages have been diverging from the wider market in the last few months. Back in 2007, a similar trend preceded the market crash. Now, the sector's pattern could hold a wider warning for investors.

Ten Industries With the Strongest Growth Prospects

Topping IBISWorld's list is the investment banking industry, with automaking next (but a distant second). Not too surprising, four of the top 10 are oil-related. The most unlikely industry: Recreational vehicle dealers.

JPMorgan Preview: Less Banking, More Loans

When JPMorgan Chase reports earnings early Wednesday, analysts expect it to show earnings of 64 cents per share, up from 40 cents last year. Fees from investment banking will likely drop, but stronger loans could be a help.

Goldman CEO Gets $9 Million Bonus

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein is getting a $9 million stock bonus for 2009, a modest payday by Wall Street standards that appears...

Earnings Preview: BofA, Wells and Morgan Stanley

Bank of America and Well Fargo are expected to post losses while Morgan Stanley is seen reporting a profit on Wednesday. Less certain is what the newly minted CEOs at BofA and Morgan Stanley are going to tell investors about vision and strategy.

With Loss Expected at Citi, Investors Seek Signs of Turnaround

When it comes to Citigroup these days, the outlook is usually glum. Wall Street expects a loss when the beleaguered global bank reports its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. What could raise investors' spirits, however, is any sign that the complex bank is starting to get its house in order.