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Stocks closed with modest gains after rallying earlier on a drop in oil prices, but investors continued to worry about financial shares.
After the close yesterday, RBC Capital put out a note: "Next Credit Shoe to Drop on Banking Industry: We believe commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate and non-resi construction loans will be the next credit problems for the banking industry brought on by the weakening in the US and Global economies."
A number of U.S. banks stand to gain after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Dick Bove, analyst at Ladenburg Thalman & Co., told CNBC.
You know what happened this past weekend. But what do you do now?
Now that the government is in charge of the GSE's (can I call them Government "Sponsored" Entities or should that change to something else??), analysts are looking for the builders to reap the rewards, long term in sales and short term in the stocks.
A continuation of the volatile trading range is the likely outcome after today's initial reaction on the upside.
Cramer's beating his drum again. Ben Bernanke, prepare yourself.
Pimco's bond guru was wrong about a recent offering, the bank says.
The Treasury secretary has long depended on investors like Pimco to keep failing banks afloat. What does he do now that the option's gone?
Some interesting intelligence from one of the ground zeroes of the housing market: Florida. Paul Miller of FBR published some financial “ramblings” (his word not mine) on a recent trip to Florida’s West Coast.
Oil prices, which have plunged 26% in the past month and a half, could continue moving lower in the coming weeks, analysts believe.
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The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.
U.S. bank Wells Fargo and insurer AFLAC are worth snapping up even though the financial sector has been sold off indiscriminately, because they are steady players that offer strong long-term growth, Jason Pride, director of research from Haverford Trust told CNBC Wednesday.
The Dow fell sharply on Monday as credit concerns hounded financial stocks while global growth worries hurt big technology and industrial companies.
A big drop in oil provided nice support for stocks. Oil went from $114 to $121, then all the way back to $114, in two days! Stocks were drifting lower midday Friday, but when oil started moving down aggressively, the market stabilized, and a few sectors like airlines and retailers had modest rallies. Financials also stabilized today, though they are down for the week.
There are three big questions floating around on the Street today: First, does the debt of Fannie/Freddie take a haircut? Most traders would say no prior to today, but Ben Bernanke's comments that debt haircuts might be in order for some (he did not specifically say for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac) has given many pause...
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