• "The upside really was in their investing in lending segment," explains Roger Freeman, Barclays analyst, with the play on the banking giant's second quarter numbers.

  • Goldman's Q2 results beat on top & bottom line  Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Goldman Sach's reported second quarter earnings of $3.70 per share versus $2.82 estimates on revenues of $8.61 billion. Marty Mosby, Guggenheim Partners analyst, provides instant reaction to the big bank's quarterly numbers and what it indicates about the banking sector.

  • Why the US doesn't want a level-playing field  Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Morris Reid, managing director at BGR Group, explains why the EU-U.S. trade talks will be "extremely good" for the U.S., but how it will try to keep its "edge" when it comes to the financial sector.

  • Inside Citi's earnings  Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    Citigroup reported a 26 percent increase in profit, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Why pros are 'banking' the rally will continue Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:58 PM ET

    As the stock market advanced near all-time highs on Monday, professional traders said it's the strength in the financial sector that could send stocks even higher.

  • Crunching Citi's newest numbers  Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche breaks down the Citigroup's earnings report, which says "emerging markets are still a strong suit." Mike Mayo, CLSA bank analyst, joins the traders in a "Halftime" exclusive to share his top bank pick. "If Citigroup can go boring, they can go much higher" says Mayo.

  • UK charges two brokers in Libor investigation Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Libor scandal is under the spotlight once again, as two U.K. brokers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and are set to face court, in what could be the first case of the global rate rigging scandal to go to trial.

  • Cramer: Two stocks that are 'horrendous shorts' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    Wall Street has been too bearish on several key financial stocks this quarter, CNBC's Jim Cramer said, and short sellers are the latest victims of these "horrendous" trades.

  • Cramer Video: Two 'horrendous shorts' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    These two stocks have been underloved by the market for too long, and now shorts will have to rethink their position, said Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Financials  Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell. Today, Cramer explains why he is keeping an eye on banks.

  • Who will lead earnings season growth?  Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Christine Short, global markets intelligence senior manager at S&P Capital IQ, expects financial and consumer discretionary stocks to be the big winners of this U.S. earnings season.

  • Greece's bank rescue fund picked Eurobank to buy New Hellenic Postbank as part of consolidation in the sector and to meet a condition for the next tranche Greece's bailout.

  • Cramer: These 2 banks should be bought Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 6:26 PM ET

    Cramer has been skeptical of the financials lately. However, he's not skeptical of all financials.

  • Options Actions: More Money in the Banks?  Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    The financial sector touched nearly a 5-time high today after better than expected earnings from Wells Fargo and JPMorgan. Discussing options actions is Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Dimon: Split wouldn't have made me leave Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Jamie Dimon tells CNBC he wouldn't have left JP Morgan Chase "high and dry" if the board had voted to split his chairman and CEO roles, despite reports that he had planned to leave.

  • Fed Regulation Headache Causes H&R Banking Exit Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Tax services provider H&R Block said it will sell its banking assets to a unit of Republic Bancorp as it looks to avoid a sharp rise in costs because of stricter banking rules.

  • Sen. Warren Leads Charge to Break Up Big Banks  Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA), defends the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, her bill designed to rein in too-big-to-fail banks.

  • Want your Twinkies rush earlier? Go to Wal-Mart Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores will sell Twinkies in all of its domestic U.S. stores starting at midnight on July 14th—a day earlier than when Hostess snacks rolls out all its products.

  • Wells Fargo Reports 20% Profit Rise in Q2  Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    "I think Wells Fargo reported a great quarter," said David Hilder, Drexel Hamilton analyst, providing perspective on the big bank's earnings beat, as shares slipped before the opening, following the news.

  • The Sound of Breaking Glass-Steagall Act  Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    "For the life of me, I do not understand... why anyone would want to recreate the very companies that caused the past financial crisis," declared Dick Kovacevich, former chairman & CEO at Wells Fargo, sharing his views on breaking up big banks and the future of financial institutions.