In Part 2 of a Morningstar Conference interview with Don Phillips, the Fairholme manager makes his case for Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, as well as Sears Holding and the controversial Florida real estate company.
New legislation will make it easier for startups to raise capital, but looser regulations on disclosure and research will make the IPO market less attractive for investors, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.
A looming presidential election and fiscal cliff were not enough to dissuade employees from taking positive savings actions in their 401(k)s, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's latest quarterly numbers for its retirement and benefit plan services business.
B of A Merrill Lynch ranked number one among municipal bond underwriters of long-term issuance for 2012, with a total of $53 billion. Among financial advisors, Public Financial Management retained its number one spot.