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    1. Bank Lending Growth Is Not All That It Seems

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      Thu, 10 Jul 2014

      By John M. Mason : Camilla Hall writes in the Financial Times , "US lending to businesses is reaching record levels but banks are privately warning that the activity should not be seen as evidence of an economic recovery." Ms. Hall goes on that "much of the corporate lending is going to fund ...

    2. Big drop in bank card delinquencies in Q1

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      Thu, 10 Jul 2014

      With the numbers so low, Chessen isn't calling for further improvement, but instead fluctuations around the current figures. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ Post your comment!

    3. Bank holdings of "risk-free" paper under scrutiny by Basel

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      Mon, 7 Jul 2014

      banks own more than €400B of Italian government debt, while Spanish lenders own nearly €300B of their country's sovereign paper. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ 1 comment!

    4. Can booming M&A offset trading slowdown?

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      Wed, 2 Jul 2014

      boost in deals. JPMorgan ( JPM -1.1% ) took 4th place with $324.8B in deals, but saw just a 25.3% rise. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , IAI , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , KCE , RWW , RYF , KBWC , FINZ Post your comment!

    5. Mortgage Debt Versus M2 Money Supply

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      Tue, 1 Jul 2014

      - By Pat Stout : The chart below shows the growth in M2 money supply in billions of dollars. It should be noted that the definition of M2 has changed over the years. More details on the history of M2 and other monetary aggregates can be found here . M2 has grown in size, and the growth appears to

    6. No, Banks Do Not Lend Reserves

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      Mon, 30 Jun 2014

      This is a response to an article by Nick Rowe, " Repeat after me: people cannot and do not 'spend' money ", in which he states that banks lend reserves. As can be guessed from the title of my article, I disagree. But the difference in view is more nuanced than is suggested by the title. There is a

    7. Rise of the naysayers at the banks

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      Thu, 26 Jun 2014

      sharply lower loan commitments for construction and real-estate development. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , KRE , VFH , KBE , IYF , IAI , IAT , SEF , IYG , FXO , KBWB , FNCL , RKH , QABA , FINU , KCE , KRU , KBWR , RWW , RYF , KRS , KBWC , FINZ 1 comment

    8. OCC warns of building credit risk in banking system

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      Wed, 25 Jun 2014

      not always the best indicator of what issues may happen next." Full report ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , KRE , VFH , KBE , IYF , IAT , SEF , IYG , FXO , KBWB , FNCL , RKH , FINU , QABA , KRU , KBWR , RWW , RYF , KRS , FINZ Post your comment!

    9. Good news for investment banks from Jefferies results?

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      Wed, 18 Jun 2014

      and CEO Richard Handler says Jefferies is continuing to grow the headcount on its investment banking team. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , IAI , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , KCE , RWW , RYF , KBWC , FINZ Post your comment!

    10. Supreme Court's Recent Decision Might Time-Bar Government Litigation Against Banks

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      Mon, 16 Jun 2014

      By Kai Shih : For the past several years, large banks including Bank of America ( BAC ), Citigroup ( C ) and JP Morgan ( JPM ) have been threatened with never-ending government lawsuits for tens of billions of dollars. In the past few weeks, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly asked for

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