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Wed Feb 25

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25 Major Factors That Caused or Contributed to the Financial Crisis

While it's always tempting to boil things down to one or two root causes, the reality is that financial crisis of 2008-09 was caused by a confluence of dozens of factors.

Tue Feb 24

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2 Trends that Could Make or Break the Bank Industry in 2015

Find out how interest rates and oil prices could affect the banking industry this year, and what investors should do about it.

Sat Feb 21

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My Exploits at Barnes & Noble During the Financial Crisis

During the financial crisis, this Fool worked at a Barnes & Noble. Here's how he made his way to the top of the store in less than two years and spearheaded an increase in same-store sales in the worst retail environment since the Great Depression.

Tue Feb 17

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10 of the Best Books About Banking

If you're interested in banking, these 10 books will provide an excellent starting point to master the subject.

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How 1 Bank Turned $234 Million Into $2.3 Trillion in Just 51 Years

In 1957, American Commercial Bank had a mere $234 million in assets on its balance sheet. Fifty-one years later, it had transformed into the $2.3 trillion universal banking behemoth Bank of America.

Mon Feb 16

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10 Banks With Significant Exposure to the Oil Industry

With the price of oil down by more than half from its 2014 high, many banks are starting to feel the heat.

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Could Stronger Regulations Fuel Faster Economic Growth?

Tighter financial regulations may in fact fuel faster economic growth.

Thu Feb 12

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An Important Lesson About Banking From the Panic of 1873

In order to survive the intermittent but not infrequent crises that besiege the financial industry, a bank must also maintain a fortress balance sheet.

Tue Feb 10

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:41 PM

5 Lessons from America’s First Too-Big-To-Fail Bank

When Continental Illinois became the first too-big-to-fail bank in 1984, it set a number of precedents that are just as relevant today as they were three decades ago.

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Can Lending Club Save Community Banks?

A new partnership between Lending Club and a consortium of community banks offers both promise and peril.

Fri Feb 6

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:42 PM

Culture and the Godfather of Prudent Banking

Look at the two best banks today, and they have one thing in common: Carl Reichardt.

Thu Feb 5

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:01 PM

The Not-So-Secret Reason Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase Obliterated Bank of America and Citigroup

The orderly transition of leadership at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase has allowed them to surge ahead of Bank of America and Citigroup.

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Are Banks Safer Today Than Before the Crisis? By This Measure, the Answer Is Yes

Over the last few years, banks have increased the liquidity of their balance sheets and, by doing so, have better prepared the industry for future crises.

Wed Feb 4

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The Last Time McDonald’s Stumbled, It Came Back Stronger Than Ever

It's impossible to deny that the performance of McDonald's in 2014 left much to be desired. But history proves that it's far too early to count the fast-food giant out just yet.

Tue Feb 3

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 4:02 PM

The Hedge Fund Industry in 4 Charts

From the trend in hedge fund growth to the distribution of assets by hedge-fund type, these four charts give a great overview of the industry.

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My 50 Favorite Quotes About Banking

After reading dozens of books about banking, here are 50 of my favorite quotes about the centuries-old profession.

Mon Feb 2

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 4:33 PM

Citigroup Inc.'s Near-Fatal Miscalculation

Citigroup's aggressive pursuit of market share is what nearly led to its demise.

Thu Jan 29

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1 Chart Every Bank Investor Needs to See

A chart of annual bank failures going back to 1865.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:36 PM

Here's Why Russian Businesses Are in So Much Trouble

Russian businesses owe tens of billions of dollars in foreign-denominated debt that is growing prohibitively expensive due to a plunging ruble.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 11:56 AM

A Currency War Forces the Federal Reserve to Keep Interest Rates Low

In an effort to combat the rising value of the dollar, the Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that it will wait before raising interest rates.

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