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US Morning Report: It’s just the Citi, Retail sales don’t disappoint..China may

Retail sales are down 0.5% for June 12, the most disappointing but probably putting faith back in the multiple reports of retail same store sales that dot the landscape after … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Global Mid-Day Report: The Big winners are the Consumers again!

A mid day comeback on Wall Street is only too common this month as Europe scares but small islands of data that disappoint are covered by more qualitative improvements and … Continue reading

July 5, 2012

Sallie Krawcheck is still batting for the banks being too complex.. | Banking Insight

Sallie Krawcheck erstwhile Merill Lynch and thence Bank of America CEO candidate makes an example of the JP Morgan management team, ” ..these are not the bozos over here, who … Continue reading

June 12, 2012

J P Morgan defends to Richard Shelby at the Senate Banking Committee

JP Morgan probably is still looking for a line in the sand regulators won’t cross as SEC chair Mary Shapiro testified today that they are reviewing JP Morgan’s Financials again … Continue reading

May 22, 2012

Trading losses to hit Goldman Sachs again! | Banking insight

One instantly thinks up exposure to Europe’s credit markets when one thinks of Wall Street trading this year too and it seems Goldman Sachs has again stepped in it and … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

US Economy: Euro nosedive gives Strength to US dollar, JP Morgan investors reaffirm faith.

Commodities continued their run down from last year’s “bubble” tops with silver and Copper losing a mile after the Chinese data. Things are complicated for europe even as Spanish banks … Continue reading

May 15, 2012

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

Citi, Morgan Stanley and BofA: Top 3 retail banks to lose ratings power | Banking Insight

NYTimes ( was first with the scoop of course and I for one never suspected that there could be such astorm in a tea cup waiting to derail the banks … Continue reading

March 30, 2012

China’s banks pull in claws: ICBC still head and shoulders above the rest in 2011

ICBC results a minute ago, would have beaten CCB profits by 38 bln yuan or nearly 23% and AgBank by 86 bln Yuan for a 2011 total of CnY 208 … Continue reading

March 29, 2012

How about BofA hitting the upper circuit! That’s $10 per share | Banking Insight

Did you think that would make news! Bank of America continued in the stratosphere of best performing stocks for the 12 th week running this Monday as it climbed the … Continue reading

March 19, 2012