75% of the ultra-rich forecast a US recession in the next two years, survey finds

April 19, 2018


The U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, yet 75 percent of ultra-high net worth investors predict it will hit recession by 2020, a J.P. Morgan survey found. Of those expecting an economic downturn in the U.S., a fifth of […]

What to Expect in Commercial Insurance Pricing for Rest of 2018: WTW Spring Forecast

April 12, 2018

Category: Activity, Insurance

Commercial property insurance rate increases are easing off initial spikes following 2017’s record natural catastrophe losses, but commercial insurance buyers still face upward pricing pressure on many lines of business for the remainder of 2018. That’s according to Willis Towers […]

Drought hits community banks’ deposit farm

April 5, 2018

How times have changed! Back in 2010, the horse was already out of the barn with respect to liquidity risk. As such, the expansion of liquidity management expectations set in “Interagency Statement on Funding and Liquidity Risk Management” was a […]

Activity, Corporate banking

U.S. Bancorp quarterly profit rises 13.7 pct

April 18, 2018

Via: Yahoo

April 18 (Reuters) – Regional lender U.S. Bancorp reported a 13.7 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, driven by higher interest income and lower taxes. Net income attributable to the bank rose to $1.68 billion, or 96 cents per […]

Activity, Investment banking, Trading

Embrace these 5 unloved investments, says Morningstar

April 18, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Russian stocks anyone? Or how about the underperforming European telecom sector? Maybe even some U.S. Treasurys? With investors shaken after weeks of geopolitical uncertainty, Morningstar Investment Management has compiled a list of unloved investments, including the ones above, that could […]

Activity, Investment banking, Trading

Six good reasons for investors to consider buying bank stocks

April 17, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Stock market volatility presents opportunities to buy stocks or ETFs on a dip in prices. Many investors have been focused on buying popular technology stocks such as Amazon AMZN, +1.41% Facebook FB, +0.71% and Netflix NFLX, +7.07% In our analysis […]