Bank Stocks and Jobs Data Weigh on Market

This week was all about jobs reports and after December's employment numbers fell short of expectations, stocks ended the first week of trading in 2011 on a down note. Kenny Polcari, managing director at ICAP Corporates explains from the New York Stock Exchange.

Jones Villalta Opportunity Fund Likes Financials, Tech Stocks

Where are the best deep-value investment opportunities? Where there is the most pessimism, of course. In this short video, fund manager Tom Villata talks about where he sees the greatest opportunities among blue-chip tech stocks and financials.

JPMorgan Earnings:
A Doubling of Profits?

JPMorgan Chase earnings come out early Thursday, and the nation's second-biggest bank should show strong results from investment banking and lower loan losses. The consensus is for 70 cents per share in earnings, up from 28 cents in the prior-year period.

Obama's Bank Rhetoric Misses the Mark

The viability of President Obama's proposals on bank reform remains to be seen as they pass through Congress, but they send an undoubtedly sharp...

Short sellers flee big financials

Short sellers are not willing to bet that bank stocks will take a sudden hit as they move into earnings season. On the contrary, they have decided to...

A guide to bank 'stress test' results

Most of the data on bank "stress tests" has already been leaked to the press, which could prompt an investigation into why such sensitive information...

Buffett is bullish on his banks

Warren Buffett is bullish on his banks. The Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) CEO and second-richest man in the world would love to boost his company's...