Primerica

  • New SEC Fiduciary Duty Standards Loom Large for Financial Service Providers

    By Kyle Colona - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: AMP, PRI, ALL

    The SEC is crafting so-called new Fiduciary Standards for broker-dealers and investment advisers that could also affect an array of previously exempt financial service providers.

    As has widely been reported the Securities Exchange Commission has been tasked with devising new standards of care under the Dodd-Frank reform measure. While broker-dealers and investment advisers customarily performed similar duties, brokers have primarily acted in a sales capacity while not offering investment advice more »

  • New SEC Fiduciary Duty Standards Loom Large for Financial Service Providers

    By Kyle Colona - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: AMP, PRI, ALL

    The SEC is crafting so-called new Fiduciary Standards for broker-dealers and investment advisers that could also affect an array of previously exempt financial service providers.

    As has widely been reported, the Securities Exchange Commission has been tasked with devising new standards of care under the Dodd-Frank reform measure. While broker-dealers and investment advisers customarily performed similar duties, brokers have primarily acted in a sales capacity while not offering investment advice more »

  • How Tebow's College Career Resembles These 4 Companies

    By Tyler Wofford - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, GOOG, PRI

    As an investor, I generally pay a lot of attention to the different metrics of a company, and then decide whether to invest or leave the company alone. Often times investors fail to take leadership and business model into account, and they miss out on enormous opportunities. There are a few companies whose business model and leadership are their main reason for success.

    I'm not saying to disregard metrics more »

  • Dominance For One Financial Firm

    By Tyler Wofford - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: IVZ, LM, MET, PRI, PRU

    Primerica Financial Services (NYSE: PRI) distributes financial products (life insurance, mutual funds, debt elimination) to the underserved middle class in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Yes, the company only has a market cap of $1.8 billion, but recently joined the Standard & Poor's Mid Cap 400 index. Primerica has partnered with many companies from the time it was founded in 1977, but is its future as more »

  • Financial Firms Depend on Each Other

    By Tyler Wofford - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: GNW, IVZ, LM, PRI

    Many times people expect financial companies to perform well due to the fact they supposedly understand finance. However, many times, partnerships and spin-offs fail miserably. The truth of the matter is this: financial firms are often dependent on their competition. 

    Revenues have increased more than 17% for three consecutive years at Invesco (NYSE: IVZ). Invesco has an operation network spanning over twenty countries, and believes that “great ideas transcend borders more »

  • Will This Hated Sector Continue to Shine?

    By Spencer Knight - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, C, FB, GS, JPM, MET, NES.DL, PRI, USB, WFC

    As 2012 winds down we would like to review some of the most hated financial stocks and determine which performed the best and which have the highest probability of flourishing in 2013.  The problem with the financial sector is that the media and federal regulations (think Volcker Rule, if it ever goes into effect) have made many financial firms appear to be the worst thing ever created, and this is more »