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  • Dutch Discount Bin: ING

    By Robbert Manders - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AEG, ING, VOYA

    The Dutch discount is the phenomenon of the comparatively low valuation of Netherlands traded stocks. However, the Dutch discount re-appeared in financial news because the main index lagged the broad European stock market over the past year. The reason for the current discount can be found in the underperformance of some individual stocks, as well as macro-economic factors. Some stocks affected by the market sentiment have shown solid profits, great more »

  • 4 International Banks to Consider

    By Ryan Peckyno - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: SAN, ING, BNS, WBK

    It seems like every day when I open a magazine or newspaper there is some sort of article about the Government seeking to increase regulation over US Banks.

    As a citizen, I find these efforts laudable. As an investor, however, they don’t make me want to invest in US banks. The push for new capital requirements, for instance, raises concern. In theory, imposing capital requirements on the banks should more »

  • Three US-listed Dutch Stocks To Consider

    By Johan Seijkens - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: ING, RDS-B, RDS-A, TMOAF.PK

    The Netherlands has a developed economy and has been playing a special role in the European economy for many centuries. Since the 16th century, shipping, fishing, trade, and banking have been leading sectors of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is one of the world's 10 leading exporting countries. Foodstuffs form the largest industrial sector, but other major industries include chemicals, metallurgy, machinery, electrical goods, and tourism.

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  • Consider These Financial Giants for Your Portfolio

    By Nauman Aly - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: COF, C, HBC, ING

    While some consumers may be shying away from credit, others are continuing to see the benefits, and that's keeping revenue and profits high for large payment processing companies like Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF). This entity, that operates as a bank holding company for the Capital One Bank, is focused on three primary segments -- credit cards, consumer banking, and commercial banking -- and is the sixth largest U.S. bank more »

  • AIA’s Declaration of Asian Independence From AIG Pays Off

    By Peter Pham - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: AAIGF, AIG, ING

    The Asia based and focused insurance giant AIA Group (NASDAQOTH: AAIGF) remains one of the best performing Asian insurers relative to its peers. Once a part of American International Group (NYSE: AIG), AIA is now using its independence to spread its wings in the continent’s lucrative insurance market. While AIA’s peers in the West have been struggling due to sluggish economic growth and unattractive interest rates, AIA is more »

  • AIA’s Declaration of Asian Independence from AIG Pays Off

    By Peter Pham - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, ING, EWH

    The Asia based and focused insurance giant AIA Group (NASDAQOTH: AAIGF) remains one of the best performing Asian insurers relative to its peers. Once a part of American International Group (NYSE: AIG), AIA is now using its independence to spread its wings in the continent’s lucrative insurance market. While AIA’s peers in the West have been struggling due to sluggish economic growth and unattractive interest rates, AIA is more »

  • This Financial Stock Could Be Severely Undervalued

    By Alex Bastardas - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: AEG, ING, PUK

    With American stocks edging higher, investors might have more trouble finding good opportunities in domestic equities. Bargains, however, abound in European markets. Those Eurozone stocks that trade in the US through an ADR can be particularly attractive. One such stock is ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING) ING is a Dutch-based multinational financial company, specializing in banking and insurance. Its retail banking segment is strong in the Netherlands, Belgium, and more »

  • 3 Speculative Bets In Insurance & Finance

    By Bill Edson - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, HUM, ING, PRU

    Big insurance and reinsurance companies have become prominent in the news. Are any of these stories positive for these stocks, and if so, are any of them trading at attractive prices that justify their purchase?

    Prudential Projects Lower Portfolio Returns

    Shares of the second largest American life insurer in the U.S., Prudential (NYSE: PRU), plummeted to a six month low when Prudential’s portfolio stock market return expectations were more »

  • HSBC Survives U.S. Investigations

    By Peter Pham - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, BCS, HBC, ING

    HSBC (NYSE: HBC), the biggest Asia-focused European bank, has agreed to pay a record $1.921 billion fine to settle the U.S. money laundering probe being conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other regulators, the biggest ever by any bank. Earlier in June, ING Bank (NYSE: ING) was penalized $619 million for similar crimes for dealing with Cuba and Iran. HSBC was allegedly involved with Mexican more »

  • 2 Speculative Financials to Consider Now

    By Bill Edson - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, C, ING

    Spin-offs, split-offs, and asset sales are usually good news for investors. They represent a streamlining of a firm and are evidence that managers are willing to make their fiefdoms smaller if it makes sense strategically. Today I will examine financial service firms that are streamlining their operations and product offerings.

    Regime Change Opportunity

    Now that Michael Corbat has taken the place of Pandit at the helm of Citigroup (NYSE: Cmore »)

  • When will bank dividends pick up?

    By Robbert Manders - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, C, ING

    There are two types of things equity investors receive from their holdings: annual reports and dividends. As the market for used annual reports is very modest, it is dividends where investors must look for their rewards. For investors in the financial sector where profit growth will not be very magnificent in the near future (thus tempering the prospects of even higher future dividends), present dividends are extremely important. Currently Bank more »

  • Sareb: A Well-Kept Spanish Secret

    By Jorge Aura - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: BBVA, SAN, BAC, ING, TEF

    In accordance with the Spanish government, Sareb, or the so-called "Banco Malo," is a banking entity that will manage the toxic credits of Spanish banks in the future. It is envisaged that the Sareb comes into operation before the end of the year with 60,000 million Euros in real estate assets. Currently, this future entity has 2,000 million Euros from private capital. This is a requirement that it more »

  • Famed Interest Rate Guru Loves This Life Insurer

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: AFL, ING, MFC, MET, PRU

    At the 2012 Invest for Kids conference, Jim Grant, author of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, shared his candid thoughts on the current state of interest rates. Jim's overbearing thesis is that the bull market in bonds is soon to end, which will be a result of rising interest rates. Grant points out that "interest rates trend in generational life cycles...and there is muscle memory in the markets more »

  • 30 Years Of Value Selling For 7 Times Earnings

    By Chad Henage - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: AFL, AIG, ING

    At this point, it really can't be a question of investors not knowing about AFLAC (NYSE: AFL). The company has advertised enough to make its name synonymous with a talking duck, and the company behind the duck has now increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years. However, even with good earnings growth, and a growing dividend, the stock continues to sell for a very low price relative to earnings. In the company's most recent quarter, this trend continued, and this presents investors with yet another attractive price to acquire shares. The market at some point will wake up, and realize this duck has quite a bit to quack about.

  • Who Would Have Thought?

    By Chad Henage - October 8, 2012 | Tickers: AFL, AIG, ING

    When most people think of the financial problems during the Great Recession there are two business names that come to mind. Lehman Brothers is certainly one name, but the other has to be American International Group (NYSE: AIG). AIG received over $100 billion in assistance from the government and I honestly thought that their CEO Robert Benmoshe, said that he expected to pay back the government, “with a profit of at least $10 billion”. He made this claim back in May of this year, and ironically it seems he may have underestimated the U.S. Government's potential profit. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. already has pocketed a profit of $12.4 billion and still holds about 22% of the insurers shares. While it's anyone's guess what will happen with the remaining 22% of the shares, the AIG bailout may be one of the better investments the U.S. Government has made.

  • Cashing In On Internet Banking

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 5, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, BOFI, COST, ING, JPM

    I remember as a child walking into banks and being wowed by the marble counters and floors, not to mention the free cookie. Before the holes in banks were exposed, I perceived banks as sound companies that were drowning in cash and safe investments. I now view the marble tiles and counters—the so-called “brick and mortar”—as a disguise and waste of money, but where else could I open more »

  • Investing Abroad: Dutch Stocks

    By Matthew Luke - August 13, 2012 | Tickers: COF, LNG, CBI, GOOG, ING, RDS-B, RDS-A, SHAW.DL, UL, UN, YNDX

    Diversification is the best defense against global uncertainty. Living abroad, that is one truth that I have come to appreciate more and more. With so much uncertainty in Europe and the rest of the world, we sometimes forget that truth. In these times of uncertainty, many investors seek the safety of good US companies, avoiding the rest of the world completely. Diversification means more than just different sectors of the US economy. Diversification also means foreign companies that will protect your portfolio from domestic risk.

  • ING’s Single Most Dangerous Exposure

    By Robbert Manders - August 7, 2012 | Tickers: ING, MCO

    No, I’m not talking about the exposure to the PIIGS and their troubles. ING’s (NYSE: ING) exposure to the PIIGS is mainly a portfolio of covered bonds issued by Spanish banks. The collateral is worth at least 125% of the nominal amount of each of those bonds. Besides that, the Spanish banks who issued those bonds will most likely be supported by the Spanish government or the ECB more »

  • Manulife Seeks Assurance in Asia

    By Peter Pham - July 25, 2012 | Tickers: ING, MFC, MET, PRU

    Even as Europe and the United States continue to teeter on the edge of fiscal chaos, Asia remains a beacon of hope for many companies looking for areas to expand and pick up the slack. Manulife (NYSE: MFC) is one of those companies that have put the specter of 2008’s financial crisis behind them.  2011’s performance saw a swing of $1.8 billion in new income over 2010 more »

  • Is Capital One a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 23, 2012 | Tickers: AXP, COF, DFS, ING

    In a time of economic uncertainty and significant personal deleveraging, it may be hard to be bullish on a company that derives 60% of revenues from credit card loans and 30% from consumer loans. However, on the back of the February Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), which stress tests and reviews capital plans of the 19 largest U.S. bank holding companies, and strong credit metrics, we feel Capital more »

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