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    1. Major banks nearly eliminate capital shortfall for 2019 standards

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      Thu, 11 Sep 2014

      restructuring of businesses. Most of the ground to be made up is in Europe, where the top 42 banks have a shortfall of about $15B. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ Post your comment!

    2. U.S. Banks Are Now Operating With 100% Reserves - Is Full-Reserve Banking The Next Step?

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      Wed, 10 Sep 2014

      By Atle Willems, CFA : Following the more than $3.5 trillion (391%) expansion of the Fed balance sheet since the end of Q2 2008, it seems to have gone largely unnoticed that U.S. depository institutions ("banks") are now effectively operating with a 100% reserve ratio, according to the latest Fed

    3. U.S. banks to be hit with tougher capital rule

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      Tue, 9 Sep 2014

      1.3% ), Wells Fargo ( WFC -0.4% ), State Street ( STT -1.1% ), Bank of New York Mellon ( BK -0.9% ) ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , IAI , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , KCE , RWW , RYF , KBWC , FINZ 3 comments!

    4. Bank Lending Through August: Commercial Real Estate Lending At Smaller Banks Continues To Thrive

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      Tue, 9 Sep 2014

      By John M. Mason : Three areas I would like to focus on today: commercial real estate lending at the smaller banks; business lending at the largest banks; and the reduction in cash assets at foreign-related institutions in the United States. First, let's look at commercial real estate lending. Over

    5. 3 Reasons Financial Stocks Offer Good Value

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      Fri, 5 Sep 2014

      By Russ Koesterich, CFA : In recent months, I’ve been advocating that investors focus on those market segments that are more reasonably priced with an emphasis on certain cyclical sectors. Six years after the 2008 financial crisis, there are a few cyclical sectors that seem to offer particularly ...

    6. FBI finds no evidence J.P. Morgan breach hit other big U.S. banks

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      Tue, 2 Sep 2014

      serious risk; some cybersecurity experts believe the hack may have been perpetrated by Russians in retaliation for U.S. sanctions. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ Post your comment!

    7. Richard Pzena sees value in big financials and big oil

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      Sat, 30 Aug 2014

      would be more modest. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS ) is another favorite. Broad financial ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ Another cheap sector is energy, says Pzena, and based on relative valuation

    8. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Shadow Banking

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      Sat, 30 Aug 2014

      By Financial Sense : By FS Staff Shadow banking is back in the news. First there are ongoing problems in China where bad loans outside of the traditional banking system are causing increasing financial strain. Then, here in the U.S., regulators are also becoming more concerned about the rising use

    9. Number Of Banks Continues To Shrink: Banks With At Least $1.0 Billion In Assets Control 92 Percent Of Assets In Commercial Banking System

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      Fri, 29 Aug 2014

      By John M. Mason : The number of commercial banks in the US banking system continues to decline. The new FDIC report indicated that in the second quarter of 2014, the banking system lost 52 banks. Only 7 banks failed in this quarter, so that the major part of the decline occurred through mergers.

    10. Final bank liquidity rule could sting muni market

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      Thu, 28 Aug 2014

      the rule," says ABA President Frank Keating. Muni ETFs: MUB , PZA , TFI , XMPT , PRB , PVI , VRD , RVNU , FMB Financial sector ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ Post your comment!

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