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  • Are you bullish on banks? Do you think strong earnings will lead the market higher? You might want to rethink your position. Find out why from widely followed analyst David Trone!

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    A busy week of earnings lies ahead for large financial companies. So what kind of results should investors be expecting? Christopher Whalen, senior vice president and managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics and Paul Miller, group head of financial services at FBR Capital Markets shared their insights.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Newmont and Wells Fargo popped while Acorda Therap. and the iShares 20 Year Treas. ETF  dropped.

  • The Financials ETF traded higher on Friday ahead of next week’s earnings reports from some of the nation’s biggest banks. How should you trade it?

  • Can the bulls can generate enough momentum to drive the Dow over 10,000 next week, or are they're about to be sidelined by the dollar?

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    That depends on which analyst you choose to believe. Cramer, of course, has his opinion, too.

  • Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise profit from Alcoa sent materials names higher and generated an overall feeling that earnings season had gotten off to a strong start.

  • Foreclosed Home

    Major mortgage loan servicers showed improved results heading off foreclosures in September, according to a government report released Thursday, helping the Obama administration hit a key target ahead of schedule.

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    Several months ago on the blog we discussed the predicament small independent lenders are in because they are no longer able to access the cash to make their loans. That is because warehouse lending has dried up considerably. That leaves the big banks to get most of the share of the mortgage market.

  • Credit Cards

    Bank of America on Tuesday pledged not to hike credit card interest rates or fees before a new law intended to reform industry practices takes effect in February.

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    US Banker just released its list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.  Does having high powered talent translate into shareholder value?  We took a look at the companies that these women work for to see how they perform relative to the industry.

  • New quarter, new strategy? According to Wells Fargo Advisors' Tom McManus, sticking with the long-term plan may be the best one. While concerns persist over the potential for a pullback before year's end, McManus said investors should stay defensive in their portfolios and fully invested for the long-term.

  • Stocks bounced back from a four-day losing streak on Monday, buoyed by strong economic data as well as bullish comments from Goldman Sachs.

  • Stocks rebounded Monday as investors' waning enthusiasm got a jolt from a report that showed the services sector has begun to expand. Plus, there was some bargain hunting after the market's two-week decline.

  • Stocks rebounded Monday as investors' waning enthusiasm got a jolt from a report that showed the services sector has begun to expand. Plus, there was some bargain hunting after the market's two-week decline.

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    Plus, calls on the banks, tech, machinery stocks and more.

  • Stocks advanced on Monday after a two-week decline, riding a better-than-expected reading on the service sector and investors' bargain hunting. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered his outlook for the markets.

  • Are comments made by Nouriel Roubini on CNBC moving Monday's market by driving weak dollar trades? How should you play it?

  • Carbon Emission

    With carbon cap-and-trade legislation before Congress and increasing pressure from shareholders, US companies know they’ll have to deal with their greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon footprint, and many are jumping the gun to change their carbon liability into an asset.

  • The G7 meeting of finance ministers, instead of an aggressive statement on the dangers of a weak dollar, opted for a mealy-mouth remark that "excess volatility and disorderly movements in FX rates have adverse implications for economic and financial stability."