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  • The "Small Four"

    By Ryan Gilbert - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: GS, MS, BK, USB

    Sure, everyone keeps up to date with the "Big Four" banks: Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo. They collectively account for $7,889,731,000 in assets. 

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    But the banks just under them shouldn't be neglected.  Ranked 5-8 in the U.S. by assets, the "Small Four" banks make up a a significant part of the financial market share. (Note: I don't include GE Capital more »

  • McDonald's and Burger King Due for a Comeback

    By Alexander Cho - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, SPG, BK, MAC, WFC

    Some have speculated as to whether restaurants are able to grow at faster rates in the United States, some debate the quality of the eating experience, or changes in customer preference. However, I think that it’s a premature idea to think that because certain fast-food chains aren’t growing at the rates we want them to, that they’re somehow doing something wrong.

    McDonald’s and Burger King

    I more »

  • Grow Your Assets With These Asset Management Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BEN, STT, BK

    With recovery in the global economy and volatility in the global equity, bond, and currency market, demand is increasing for fund management companies. These companies, with their expertise and distinctive strategies, are managing and advising individuals as well as corporations. For these services, the companies charge fees which are considered the main source of revenue.

    Three such asset management companies are focused on enhancing their assets under management and are more »

  • Should You Bank on This Stock?

    By Tanya Kanodia - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: NTRS, STT, BK

    State Street (NYSE: STT) is a trust bank which provides securities services to institutional investors and back end services to investment managers. It has performed well among its peers despite the financial slowdown. It passed the Fed stress test and boasts of higher returns. Investors looking for a dependable stock in the financial sector can surely bank on this company.

    Trust banks and revenue generation

    Trust banks are different from more »

  • 4 Trusted Names in Banking: Where Is the Value?

    By Bill Edson - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: JPM, NTRS, STT, BK

    Banking and financials have seen high volatility over the past several years. Confidence is the biggest factor behind this volatility. Today, I will look at four banks that I have been following closely to see if they offer any promising opportunities for investors. Can investors find stability in this sector? Which of these stocks should they consider? 

    Better without Jamie Dimon?

    JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), the nation's largest bank more »

  • What Is This Value Investor Buying?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: BAM, DVN, FCE-A, KEY, BK

    Martin Whitman, a value investor, founded Third Avenue Management in 1990. Third Avenue currently has over $10 billion worth of assets under management.

    By doing fundamental research on companies, the fund attempts to find stocks that are “safe,” i.e. understandable businesses with stable financials that also sell at a discount to their intrinsic value.

    The fund recently filed its first quarter 13F with the SEC, describing some of its more »

  • Should You Trust This Trust Bank With Your Money?

    By Mark Lin - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: NTRS, STT, BK

    Many people lost faith in banks after witnessing the collapse of Bear Sterns and Lehman Brothers during the Global Financial Crisis. However, not all banks are huge risk takers with volatile revenue streams. State Street (NYSE: STT), a trust bank which provides various back-end services to support investment managers, boasts of strong recurring fee income.

    It derives more than four-fifth of its revenue from asset servicing services and is a more »

  • What the Fed's 2013 Stress Tests Say About Big Banks

    By Damian Illia - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, JPM, NTRS, STT, BK

    What is The Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review?

    In hopes of preventing another 2008-style financial meltdown, the Federal Reserve has launched a strict test that measures how banks manage their assets. Basically, the CCAR gauges their ability to withstand a very bad economic scenario while remaining well-capitalized (a minimum Tier 1 common ratio of 5.0%).

    The Fed can object to certain banks' plans for their capital based on quantitative more »

  • 2013 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review: The New Regulation

    By Damian Illia - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, JPM, NTRS, STT, BK

    According to the Federal Reserve, CCAR is an intensive assessment of the capital adequacy of large, complex U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs) and of the practices they use to manage their capital.

    This review is extremely important for investors because under this capital rule, banks plans must include detailed descriptions of: internal processes for assessing capital adequacy; the policies governing capital actions such as common stock issuance, dividends, and more »

  • Beating Buffett? It’s Possible With "2nd-Place" Stocks

    By Michele Tatum - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-A, KO, CL, HNZ, MTB, NTRS, PEP, PG, BK, USB, WFC

    It is not a stretch to call Warren Buffett the greatest value investor of all time. Buffet’s personal fortune of more than $50 billion confirms as much as do the latest batch of quarterly results out of his financial conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A).

    Last week, the company said its fourth-quarter net income surged 49% to $4.55 billion. Even after Berkshire’s $12 billion commitment to the $23 more »

  • A Look At 3 Trust Banks In Early 2013

    By Maxwell Fisher - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: NTRS, STT, BK

    Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the number of branch offices operated by Northern trust. The article has been corrected.

    There are big national banks, the ones I characterize with over $1 trillion in assets. There are the large regional banks, with assets of over $50 billion. We have seen that the regional banks have nearly unanimously met or bettered Wall Street estimates this earnings season. We more »

  • McDonald's Earnings Preview: Growth Plus a Rising Yield

    By Matthew Frankel - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, CMG, MCD, BK, WEN, YUM

    The largest fast food company in the world, McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is a favorite amongst investors for several reasons. For its solid, ever-increasing dividend yield (currently around 3.4%) to its outstanding growth efforts abroad, McDonald’s has been a solid investment for years. With the company set to report earnings next Wednesday, the market will be paying attention, however McDonald’s investors are confident, and for good reason more »

  • Following Buffett Down the China Expressway

    By Nick Slepko - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BYDDY.PK, GSH, JEXYF, BK

    Prior to joining Global X Funds, Alex Ashby lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.  He currently manages a group of six ETFs covering the consumer, energy, financial, industrial, materials, and technology sectors of the Chinese economy.  The Global X China Industrials ETF (NYSEMKT CHII) provides investors with exposure to industrial companies in China and is designed to be a transparent, cost-efficient way to get access to the growing demand for more »

  • NYSE Has the Bell, But OTC Has the Mojo

    By Nick Slepko - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: LNKD, NDAQ, NYX, OTCM, BK

    R. Cromwell Coulson is President, CEO, and a Director of OTC Markets Group (OTCQX:OTCM)(NASDAQOTH: OTCM)[traded on OTCQX] which operates marketplaces for securities with a current combined market capitalization exceeding USD 13 trillion (more than twice the size of NASDAQ, and only a few trillion shy of the NYSE).

    [continued from OTC Offers Chance for Redemption – And Asks Motleys, “What the Fool?”]

    Nick Slepko:  What’s the difference more »

  • A Look At Donald Yacktman's Favorite Dividend Picks

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: CSCO, CL, BK, USB, VIAB

    Mr. Yacktman has been managing funds for over four decades now. The Austin-based firm, which he founded, specializes in purchasing growth companies that it deems are undervalued. Yacktman prefers investments that have good business, shareholder-oriented management, or low purchase price. In the latest quarter, the firm had $16.6 billion under its management. Its portfolio was heavy on consumer/non-cyclical investments (29.67%), services (27.82%), healthcare (16.08%), and more »

  • Depositary Receipts 101: The Individual Investor’s Bridge to the Global Economy

    By Nick Slepko - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: C, DB, JPM, NYX, BK

    For over two decades, Akbar Poonawala has been creating depositary receipts – effectively foreign stocks that trade in local markets.  Originally from Pune, India’s most economically diversified and livable city, he has spent his professional career helping Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) bring far-flung investment opportunities within reach of local investors.  In addition to establishing the first Indian stock on an American exchange in 1999 – the iconic Infosys – among the other more »

  • Warren Buffett’s Favorite Financial Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: AXP, MTB, BK, USB, WFC

    Berkshire Hathaway’s 13F filing for the third quarter of 2012 showed that the financial sector was Warren Buffett’s favorite area to invest in last summer; Berkshire had more capital invested in financial stocks than in any other sector. See the full list of stocks Berkshire reported owning. We have gone through the filing and picked out the holding company’s five largest positions in financials by market value more »

  • 4 Stocks That Value Portfolio Managers are Watching Now

    By Federico Zaldua - November 12, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, INTC, QCOM, BK

    I think it is important to consider stocks that prominent value investors recently added to their portfolios. As it is explained in one of the blog posts in Warren Trades, top value managers have more resources and information than any individual investor to analyze companies. Hedge funds with billions under management are long term oriented, so tracking their picks is one important step when analyzing stocks. In this article I more »

  • Active BB&T Dealmakers Underwrite the Future

    By Asit Sharma - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: BBT, HBAN, PNC, RF, BK | Editor's Choice

    "The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip."  

    --Henny Youngman

    For decades, BB&T (NYSE: BBT), a regional bank headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, was the master of its own destiny. Having formed a taste for acquisitions in the early 1960s, it benefited from a sharp management team that focused on external as well as organic growth. It purchased smaller deposit institutions in more »
  • Bank of New York Mellon on the Joy of Depositary Receipts (part 4)

    By Nick Slepko - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: BTG, BIDU, FM, BK

    Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) has over 2,700 depositary receipt programs (with a market value exceeding USD 770 billion) in 68 countries and is the world’s leading depositary bank.  Anthony Moro, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets for BNY Mellon's DR business, discusses depositary receipts (foreign stocks traded on local exchanges) and the role they play in global investing.

    [continued from part 3]

    Nick more »

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