The belief that 2014 will see higher interest rates is the primary story so far.
BankUnited, the first bank to be bought by a private equity firm, is now the nation’s top performing mid-sized bank.
Investors have already started to price in improved earnings in financial names, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso says.
Watch net interest margins in the banks' quarterly earnings, Stephanie Link of TheStreet says.
The recent downturn in stocks was supportive of further gains, Chris Verrone says.
A few banks offer strong potential upside, Mendon Capital Advisors President Anton Schutz says.
Cramer says that higher rates are not bad news for everyone.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
A regulatory filing on behalf of Suffolk County shows it missed an interest payment on some of its debt, putting the county technically in default.
The Senate Banking Committee is set to hold a hearing on Thursday to examine whether regulators inappropriately "outsource" oversight to consultants that are paid billions of dollars by the banks. The NY Times reports.
There's a lot at stake this earnings season, and the financial sector, the biggest stock market winner of the past year, will be put to the test Wednesday.
Now why does a commodity trader care about earnings? To start, the results will affect movement in both S&P and Nasdaq futures. It also gives traders a read on the mood of the country, how consumers are spending and how companies are preparing to move forward. In my opinion, all of will can effect prices and demand for commodities.
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Warren Buffett likes bank stocks, just not investment banks. And for good reason.
Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers:
Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, talks about the challenges and importance of loaning to small businesses, and being a part of the Cabinet.
One retailer's experience raises a question that many small businesspeople are asking in times of tighter credit and uneven profits: Are bigger banks willing to deal with the risk of a smaller business in tough times?
Banks remain hesitant to lend, and when they do, they're asking for more information and toughening requirements. It's a trend that is stalling the pace of lending to smaller companies.
In another milestone in the banking industry’s recovery from the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve this week will release the results of its latest stress tests, which are expected to show broadly improved balance sheets at most institutions, the New York Times reports.
Although defensive stocks have performed well this year, one fund manager said he is finding more attractive valuation in some slightly riskier mid-cap companies, including several regional banking stocks.