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Financial Myths: 80% of Success is Showing Up – Part I

Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Attributed to Woody Allen, this myth clearly bears investigating. The “showing up” factor is widely accepted among executives as an indicator of business and career success. While the


NII Holdings (NIHD) Continues to Climb on Momentum

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Moribund telecom company NII Holdings (NIHD) has appeared to be on its way out for some time. However, the last two days of trading have showed a sudden and surprising rebound of over 35 percent


Wall Street Rallies On Bernanke Testimony As Housing Starts Disappoint

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Stocks rallied on Wednesday after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to give testimony about the status of the central bank’s asset-purchasing


Financials Trade Higher on a Mixed Bag of Bank Earnings

Joe Goldman | Equities.com |

Bank of America (BAC) , PNC Financial Services ($PNC), and U.S. Bancorp ($USB) all reported quarterly earnings Wednesday morning, each delivering profits that were at least in-line with analyst


Federal Reserve Tightens the Screws On Financing Requirements For Biggest Banks With Adoption Of Basel III

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

In a significant though by no means complete victory for the effort to reign in the various risks associated with too-big-to-fail financial institutions, the board of governors of the Federal


8 "Cheap" Stocks Trading at 52-Week Highs

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Over the past few weeks, investors have become acutely sensitive to Central Bank policy and stocks are feeling the effects, with the S&P 500 and the Dow both over 5 percent off of all-time


Patience is Key for Investors and Traders Looking to Buy on Dips

Toni Turner | Equities.com |

While investors and traders started with a rough day on the market Monday, facing weaker prospects of global economic growth, the tragic events that took place in Boston dominated headlines and


Banks to Begin Foreclosure Reimbursements on April 12th

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

On Tuesday, the Board of the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released a joint statement announcing that as of April 12, 4.2 million borrowers whose homes were


Winners and Losers of the Fed's Latest Bank Stress Test

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

The results of the Federal Reserve’s second round of stress tests for 18 banks were released on Thursday afternoon, with almost no surprises.American Express (AXP), Bank of America (BAC), the


Equities Sector Coverage: Google Weighs on Wall Street

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims rose to a higher than expected 388,000 back above the 350,000 recessionary threshold. The Philly Fed Index rose to 5.7 in October. The Index of Leading Indicators rose by


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