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Bank Results Season: The return of Goldman Sachs (Q1 2012)

Compensation battles at Chase that compare unfavorably for retail banking employees as Dimon gets paid 67 times the average bank pay or Lloyd Blankfein’s own titular troubles with non profits … Continue reading

April 17, 2012

#1 Vanguard, #2 PIMCO and #3 JP Morgan – Batting at a $1 Tln | Banking Insight

JP Morgan’s latest strength for its PR department to downsell to big media has been the planned supremacy in fund management, talked about since 2010. It emerged with $17 bln … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy (EoD Review) : Auto sales 15.1 M, China not to blame for downtick in US Treasury yields!

US Treasuries have virtually come to an end of the 30 year bull run, a view that finds more takers today including Warren Buffet.  China’s  unwinding of US Treasuries of … Continue reading

March 2, 2012

Goldman Sachs picks up Old Mutual block in retirement funds | Deal Insight

We have it directly from the wires, as Goldman Sachs has just completed a deal to add $ 42 bln in its funds management division under Stable Value Funds ( … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Goldman Sachs reports loss of traders, Volcker Rule gets stomach aches from venture county

Obama’s cash kitty reached $68 mln for the election bid, a good score even as Warren Buffet hoped the Republicans would help pay back the debt after his offer. Benchmark reviews … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Retail Lifestyle also rans: The Sears bankruptcy cometh

Sears and K Mart owner Eddie Lampert has been swimming with the sharks since 2006 when it  stopped growing and year on year comparable sales were down 8.6% at its … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · 3 Comments

Deutsche Bank follows ING and HSBC, disengages from the USA

While it was a business decision as promised performance failed to fructify in India, and DB sold its credit card assets to local player IndusInd, others like HSBC and ING … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 6 Comments

Bank Results Season: Blackrock stay on with $3.66 tln AUM

Blackrock also reported yesterday but we could not find time to schedule for the press conference tonight. It maintained EPS over Q1 at $3 per share  ( $3.21 DEPS)It completed … Continue reading

July 20, 2011 · 1 Comment