and will continue to benefit from four key trends over the next several years -- improving credit, loan growth, higher interest rates , and consolidation. However, we prefer the neighborhood banks vs. the national players for two reasons. First, generally
within my own portfolio. The valuations on the sector are very reasonable. This sector should also be helped by rising interest rates in the second half of the year as the economy strengthens. This will boost banks' net interest margins and the performance
but neither were they remarkable. We continue to see the bank as well managed and likely to benefit from eventually higher interest rates and continuing economic improvement. Quarterly profits rose to $501 million, or $0.69 per share, from $210 million
in Brazil rose less than expected in the month to mid-April, strengthening bets on the end of a year-long campaign of interest rate hikes by the central bank. The IPCA-15 consumer price index rose 6.19 percent in the 12 months through mid-April
back-tested data with a grain of salt. Fundamental View The main risk for dividend-paying stocks at this time is an increase in interest rates . Dividend payers tend to outperform in stable or declining-rate environments but struggle when rates are on an upswing
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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.
Europe. The chart below suggests that the ECB has room to act. All of this will weigh on the near-term outlook for U.S. interest rates . However, for now, the 2.6 percent yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries will likely prove to be an area of support
WELLINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in April as consumers, buoyed by a strongly growing economy, stayed positive in the face of rising interest rates , a survey showed on Thursday.