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Activity, Trading

Trump’s North American Trade Triumph

October 16, 2018

Via: CNSNews.com

For those on the left and right who were certain that President Donald Trump’s presidency meant the end of global free trade … think again. Though Trump’s critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal, […]


Activity, Investment banking

Investors Are Still Hungry for New Bank Equity

October 12, 2018

Via: Bank Director

The U.S. economy is riding high. Bank stocks, while their valuations are down somewhat from their highs at the beginning of the year, are still enjoying a nice run. For most banks that want to raise new equity capital, the […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Citigroup, Like JPMorgan, Posts Higher Profit on Tax Cuts

October 12, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Citigroup Inc. (C) , the U.S. bank with the most sprawling international operations, said third-quarter profit rose 12% from a year earlier thanks to President Donald Trump’s steep cuts in corporate tax rates, even as revenue growth stalled. Net income […]


Activity, Corporate banking

JPMorgan Third-Quarter Profit Jumps on Tax Cuts as Trading Fees Fall

October 12, 2018

Via: TheStreet

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , the largest U.S. bank, said third-quarter profit jumped 24% from a year earlier thanks to President Donald Trump’s tax cuts even as revenue in its juggernaut trading business slowed. Net income rose to $8.38 […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Pinnacle Financial Adds 23 Bankers in Four States

October 11, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Pinnacle Financial Partners has expanded its four-state footprint by recruiting bankers from large regional and national competitors by recruiting 23 bankers with an average of 23 years of experience in Q3/18, including 10 C&I and private banking financial advisors. Of […]


Activity, Trading

Big banks to kick off earnings season this week, but reports may not boost their stocks

October 10, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Will the third-quarter earnings season prove the charm for bank stocks, which have lagged behind other sectors and the main benchmarks this year? Probably not, according to analysts previewing the numbers, even though expectations for the sector have been scaled […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Good Economic News Continues to Roll In

October 8, 2018

Via: CNSNews.com

The good economic news continues to roll in. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released a positive September jobs report, with a gain of 134,000 jobs and the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. These reflect a strong economy […]


Activity, Trading

The stock market is trading at a record, but a look under the hood shows some troubling signs

October 4, 2018

Via: CNBC

Stocks may be trading at record highs, but the market looks far more fragile under the surface. Among the signals: More stocks declining than rising, a greater number of 52-week lows than highs, and a drop in small-cap stocks. Despite […]


Activity, Trading

3 Bank Stocks That Face Further Declines

October 1, 2018

Via: Yahoo

Banks stocks have been a significant disappointment so far in 2018 dropping by almost 2% as measured by the Invesco KBW Bank ETF ( KBWB)—a proxy for the KBW NASDAQ Bank Index. The poor performance comes against the backdrop of […]


Activity, Trading

Stock futures trade modestly higher as investors await Fed decision

September 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks rose modestly in early trading on Wednesday, putting equity benchmarks back near all-time highs, though trading could be muted as investors focus on a Federal Reserve decision that’s fully expected to deliver a rate increase in the afternoon. […]