U.S. Banks Hoard $2 Trillion of Ultra-Safe Bonds
What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding Treasuries?
JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citi Kick Off Q3 Earnings on Upbeat Note
The first day of third-quarter bank earnings kicked off Tuesday with a triple whammy.
Morgan Stanley Channels Weird Al to Raise Stock Market Forecast
In a report that reads as if Weird Al Yankovic had become a market strategist, Morgan Stanley announces an increase in its 12-month S&P forecast.
BofA to Pay $16.65 Billion to End U.S. Mortgage Probes
The settlement, which includes $7 billion in consumer relief and a $5 billion penalty, is the harshest penalty yet related to the 2008 financial crisis.
BofA Q2 Earnings Tumble on $4 Billion Expense for Litigation
Bank of America spent $4 billion in the second quarter to cover litigation costs, including a mortgage settlement with American International Group.
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Treasuries on Fed Comments; Oil Drops
U.S. stocks fell as the Fed said valuations for smaller companies in social media and biotech appear “substantially stretched.”
JPMorgan, Goldman Beat Estimates: Q2 Earnings
Bond trading revenue fell at both banks, though less than expected, but CEO Jamie Dimon's health issues overshadowed JPMorgan's results.
Wells Fargo Profit Up Nearly 4%: Q2 Earnings
Meanwhile, net income of Wells Fargo's Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement unit rose 25% year over year.
Fed Says Economy Has Picked Up as It Trims Bond Buying Further
The Federal Reserve said the economy is gaining momentum as consumers spend more, and said it would continue to trim the pace of bond purchases.
Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Fall for Third Straight Month
Sales of previously owned homes fell in March for the third consecutive month as rising prices and cold weather discouraged would-be buyers.