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  • College, the American Dream, and Wall Street

    By Marie Palumbo - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DFS, NNI, SLM

    In an effort to achieve the “American Dream,” college students are amassing student loan debt at an alarming rate. So, the student loan business is booming. And, the Fed’s Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) has brought life to the student loan asset backed securities (SLABS) market.

    Federal loans

    Since new legislation in 2010, the government has been lending directly to students. The government now oversees about 90% of all more »

  • Higher One A Long-Term Growth Story

    By Zach Carvalho - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: ONE, NNI, PNC, WFC

    CEO Mark Volchek started 2012 by saying it would be an “investment year” for Higher One Holdings (NYSE: ONE). The company followed by borrowing $50 million for the construction of a new headquarters and an additional $30 million for the purchase of CampusLabs, a data analytics company specializing in student demographics.

    CampusLabs provides roughly $8 million in revenue annually, a small amount compared to the $150 million earned each year more »

  • Potentially Powerful Value in Credit Service Companies

    By Chris Hodge - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: DFS, NNI, SLM | Editor's Choice

    There's nothing quite like value, especially when it comes in lender form. I like significant profit margins and I want something that pays. Naturally, I want to get all the value I can for the price. If you've got a similar mindset, I'd encourage you to follow along while I take a look at a few potential goodies. Just be careful -- knowing a company's name and more »