American International Group Inc (Warrant)

  • From 80 Percent To Zero: Is RBS The Next AIG?

    By Alexander MacLennan - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, RBS, RBS

    Followers of the markets over the past few years know the name American International Group (NYSE: AIG) all too well. For its investors, AIG was a painful blow to their portfolios and for taxpayers it showed how the largest financial institutions can demand public funds with the threat of destroying the economy otherwise. Fortunately for every taxpayer, AIG has been able to repay its government loans and even give the more »

  • 4 High P/E Stocks That Will Wreck Your Portfolio

    By Casey Walters - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AIG, AIG-, CMG, RAX

    Analysts have various methods of picking and recommending stocks. A good approach looks at a wide range of metrics and the trend of the financial performance of the business as a whole. One metric that is often misunderstood, and can be the cause of some bad stock picks, is the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E).

    The P/E ratio is calculated as a stock's current share price divided by its more »

  • Big Insurance For Your Portfolio

    By Alexander MacLennan - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, HIG, HIG-

    We all know AIG (NYSE: AIG). American International group, as the acronym stands for, has become the face of corporate bailouts after taking $182 billion from the federal government to stop the insurer from sinking the entire economy. But a less familiar name to many is HIG (NYSE: HIG), also known as Hartford Financial Services Group. Having taken a mere $3 billion during the bailouts, HIG was not in as more »

  • AIG vs. HIG: Big Insurance For Your Portfolio

    By Alexander MacLennan - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, HIG, HIG-

    We all know AIG (NYSE: AIG). American International group, as the acronym stands for, has become to face of corporate bailouts after taking $182 billion from the federal government to stop the insurer from sinking the entire economy. But a less familiar name to many is HIG (NYSE: HIG), also known as Hartford Financial Services Group. Having taken a mere $3 billion during the bailouts, HIG was not in as more »

  • Two Soon to be Members of the Dividend Club

    By Alexander MacLennan - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, DAL, LUV

    Dividend stocks can be particularly useful to one's portfolio for the income they generate and often the stability of the companies that they originate from. But not every company is able to pay dividends. While some are in a growth stage, others are financially unhealthy or heavily leveraged to the point where excess cash is better used to reduce debt. These soon to be dividend payers are from the more »

  • Reasons to Hate AIG and Reasons to Buy AIG

    By Alexander MacLennan - October 24, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, FNMA, PRU

    Whenever someone wants to bring up an example of financial irresponsibility and corporate greed, American Inernational Group (NYSE: AIG) is frequently chosen because of its status as a poster child for collapse and government bailouts. At $182 billion, the insurer received one of the largest bailout packages at about $600 for every man, woman, and child living in the United States. However, AIG refused to tighten its belt after accepting more »

  • These Investments Warrant a Closer Look Part One: Insurance Companies

    By Alexander MacLennan - September 25, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, HIG | Editor's Choice

    When the subprime bubble imploded in late 2008, insurers of the bad debt were left scrambling for funds. As a lender of last resort, the federal government stepped in to rescue the companies to prevent a complete meltdown in the financial sector.

    The agreed terms for most companies gave the government billions in preferred stock, with high interest rates and limited executive compensation within the companies. Needless to say, the more »

  • Recent Good News from the Federal Reserve is Actually Very Disturbing

    By Jonathan Yates - September 15, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, BAC, C, GS, NES.DL

    Federal Reserve reports of $6.6 billion in profits from selling mortgage securities it bought at a discount from AIG (NYSE: AIG) at the nadir of The Great Recession should have all investors concerned.  While a profit is always nice, this was all but guaranteed by the actions of the Federal Reserve to maintain a low interest environment.  Due to these actions, the Federal Reserve now has about $3 trillion more »

  • AIG: An Investment for All Seasons

    By Alexander MacLennan - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, AIG-, AFF, AVF, BAC, C, JPM, WFC

    American International Group (NYSE: AIG), commonly referred to as AIG, has become a poster child for federal bailouts, excessive risk, and a system of golden parachutes after its meltdown in the fall of 2008. While the stock fell to pennies in the months surrounding the crash, investors are returning and the government is selling its stake in the company which leaves the question: Is it time to buy AIG?

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