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    "I really believe that the industry has bottomed, that we're not going to see further crashes in home prices or in home sales," banking analyst Dick Bove told CNBC.

  • Earnings season continues in earnest Wednesday, as we roll on with a week that will ultimately see 25 percent of the S&P 500 report their quarterly numbers. 

  • Investors are keeping a close eye on the financials with both Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo scheduled to reports earnings on Wednesday.

  • Stocks drifted lower on Tuesday despite upbeat earnings from Apple as well as a number of Dow components including Caterpillar. What should you be watching?

  • Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Stocks moved higher Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

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    With a key Congressional committee  beginning markup of legislation creating a consumer financial products watchdog, the Federal Reserve's unusual role as a source of funds will likely draw attention.

  • Financials are leading stocks higher as the Dow marches toward the critical 10,000 milestone. So how high can we go this year? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management and Dan Fitzpatrick, president at Stockmarket Mentor, discussed their market outlooks.

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    Many small and midsize American businesses are still struggling to secure bank loans, impeding their expansion plans and constraining overall economic growth, even as the country tentatively rises from its recessionary depths.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.