These Five Regional Banks Received Zero CFPB Complaints in 2016

In terms of size, regional banks slot in between the large money center banks that operate nationally or internationally and the smaller community banks that operate below the state level. Regional banks turned in a stellar performance in 2016, with net total returns of 34.52 percent, as measured by the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index. This compares to the benchmark S&P Composite 1500 Index’s 2016 total return of 13.03 percent, and a 30.48 percent return of all banks in the S&P ...

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How to Build a Balanced Stock Portfolio for Higher Returns

Different individuals have different preferences when it comes to investing in stocks in terms of their preferred investment periods and required rates of returns. For the long term investors, they believe in the power of fundamental analysis before investing their money in any given stock. On the other hand, the short term traders believe in Chartism and technical analysis to guide them in making the right stock picks as well as in knowing when to enter and exit the market profitably. Both schools ...

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Are Weekly Options Risky?

Options trading becomes more and more popular every year. The options become more liquid and more traders use them for hedging, speculation, income etc. Weekly options (weeklys), introduced by CBOE in October 2005, are one-week options as opposed to traditional options that have a lifespan of months or years before expiration. What are Weekly Options? As a reminder, options expire on the third Friday of every month. Weekly options, first introduced by CBOE in October 2005, are one-week options as ...

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Is Low Unemployment Good For the Stock Market?

When the unemployment rate is very low, it is often due to the economy doing very well. In fact, very low unemployment often translates to already high stock prices and for investors buying at that particular stage in the cycle is often detrimental to their portfolio returns. What we know about the stock market is prices are dependent on the business fundamentals, meaning what the business has done since its inception in addition to the future opportunities and future profits. As North American investors ...

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