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  • Major U.S. Banks Have Major Problems; Which Smaller Firms Are Poised to Outperform?

    By Brendan O'Boyle - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, C, MAIN, KRE, WFC, WFC-

    Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Citigroup (NYSE: C) each reported dismal earnings last week reporting net income of $0.03 and $0.38 while missing analyst expectations that were set several times higher.  I don’t know whether these poor results made you laugh or cry, but they got me thinking.  Specifically, they made me think about how by its very nature capitalism abhors dead wood.  Think of the more »

  • Why Barron's is Wrong on PNC Financial

    By John Macris - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: KEY, PNC, KRE, USB | Editor's Choice

    I’d like to open this piece by wishing readers a healthy and prosperous New Year. During a holiday flight home from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cleveland, OH, I had the opportunity to read the December 24 issue of Barron’s Magazine. One of the cover stories titled PNC’s Promising Outlook caught my eye, as PNC served as my hometown bank in the Midwest and has an expanding presence more »

  • Three Financial Sector ETFs; Each with its Own Perspective

    By Jeff Stouffer - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: IAK, MET, NES.DL, PRU, KRE, STI, SNV, TCBI, WY

    The financial services sector, once called the black sheep of the family for causing the financial markets meltdown in 2008, still remains to be an important part of the economy and an area that still is ripe with profit opportunities for the individual investor. Regardless of how greed got so far out of hand, the eventual correction will result in a far better set of principles that will enable this more »