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.
Wall Street Bond Dealers Whipsawed on Bearish Treasuries Bet
Betting against U.S. government debt this year is turning out to be a fool’s errand. Just ask Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers.
Fed Minutes Ease Concern on Rate Rise, Lifting Stocks
Several Fed policy makers said a rise in their median projection for the main interest rate exaggerated the likely speed of tightening.
Stress Test Shows 29 of 30 Banks Meet or Top Capital Target
The Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests found 29 of the 30 largest U.S. banks could withstand a deep recession and still pay dividends, fueling speculation about which firms will win approval next week to raise payouts.
Citigroup Earnings Miss as Bond Trading Slump Slows Recovery
Net income at Citigroup more than doubled to $2.69 billion from $1.2 billion a year earlier.
Goldman Reports Highest Profits in 3 Years
Underwriting revenue at Goldman Sachs surged to a record, and the firm’s reliance on trading fell to the lowest level in more than a decade.
Legal Woes Drag JPMorgan Profits Down 7%; Wells Net Jumps 10%
Though both banks report weaker sales in Q4, JPMorgan faced some $1 billion in legal and other expenses in the fourth quarter.
12 Best & Worst Broker-Dealers: Q1 Earnings, 2013
Several large firms are turning around their operations, but others still face performance issues.
JPMorgan, Wells Fargo See Double-Digit Q1 Profits but Shares Fall on Low Revenue
JPM and WFC both offset lower profit margins on loans by setting aside less money to cover bad mortgage loans.