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Tue Nov 25

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:08 PM

For Bank of America to Succeed, It Must Clean Up its Culture

There are two things we know with a high degree of certainty. First, having a good corporate culture is critical to producing outstanding shareholder returns. Second, Bank of America doesn't have a good corporate culture.

Mon Nov 24

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:17 PM

Dear Brian Moynihan: You’ve Done a Good Job so Far, But Now Comes the Hard Part

With the end of Bank of America's legal fiasco right around the corner, investors should not delude themselves into thinking that BofA's biggest challenge is behind it.

Thu Nov 20

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:49 PM

Here’s What Happens When Bankers Are Tested for Honesty (You Won’t Be Disappointed)

A recent study by Swiss economists finds that the business culture in the banking industry undermines a person’s inclination to be honest.

Wed Nov 19

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:20 PM

7 Insightful Lessons From One of America’s Best Bankers

Every year, M&T Bank's Robert Wilmers writes an especially insightful letter to shareholders. Here are seven lessons from the past 10 years.

Tue Nov 18

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:38 PM

1 Reason to Invest in Wells Fargo: It Has the Shortest Rap Sheet of Any Big Bank

There are a lot of reasons to love Wells Fargo, but one of them is certainly the fact that it gets in much less trouble than its peers on Wall Street.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:03 PM

A Simple Truth About Banks: Over the Long Run, Most Don't Make Money

Bankers are susceptible to the same behavioral biases that cause individual investors to underperform the market.

Sun Nov 16

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:15 PM

The Hidden Penalty That's Weighing on Bank Stocks

Postcrisis regulations that require banks to hold more capital also have an important impact on taxes.

Fri Nov 14

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:17 PM

Let’s Be Honest: There’s Nothing Special about GoPro's Digital Cameras

If you're an investor in GoPro, you should care much less about digital cameras than you probably think.

Thu Nov 13

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:03 PM

Is Corruption on Wall Street Endemic or Does It Just Seem Like It Is?

In the latest chapter of Wall Street's post-crisis woes, six major banks agreed to pay $4.3 billion to settle allegations that traders within their investment banking divisions conspired to manipulate foreign exchange rates.

Tue Nov 11

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:02 PM

Two Banks With Two Very Different Challenges

In this episode of Where the Money Is, we discuss why Bank of America might want to divorce itself from Merrill Lynch and the flaw in New York Community Bancorp's otherwise immaculate business model.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 12:20 PM

Will Square Do to Banking What It's Doing to Payments?

The payments processing company founded by Jack Dorsey has set its sights on a much bigger prize.

Sun Nov 9

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:01 PM

Bank of America Is Spread Too Thin, Outmatched By Competitors, and Should Be Broken Up

Bank of America's shotgun wedding to Merrill Lynch was once heralded as a dream come true, but there's reason to think that it has since turned into a nightmare.

Thu Nov 6

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:35 PM

On Second Thought, Bank of America Was Just Kidding About That Third-Quarter Profit

Bank of America announced on Thursday that it had to reduce its third-quarter earnings by $400 million, wiping out a previously reported profit.

Wed Nov 5

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:20 PM

The Flaw in New York Community Bancorp's Otherwise Immaculate Business Model

New York Community Bancorp has been one of the best-performing bank stocks during the last two decades. Yet, it currently has one of the worst return-on-asset ratios among regional banks. Here's why investors in the New York-based bank shouldn't [more]

Tue Nov 4

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 4:17 PM

Why Amazon Wants to Deliver Your Groceries

By going after groceries, Amazon has set its sights on the second largest category of U.S. retail sales.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:26 PM

6 Billion Reasons Wells Fargo Loved Quantitative Easing

Policymakers can argue all day long about the benefits and detriments of quantitative easing, but you'll never hear a critical peep out of Wells Fargo.

Mon Nov 3

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:55 PM

Did Quantitative Easing Work?

Now that the Federal Reserve has announced its decision to end quantitative easing, it's worth asking whether it worked.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:25 PM

Amazon Is Quietly Building an Impenetrable Moat That Could Last for Generations

With little fanfare, Amazon.com is constructing massive warehouses in the outskirts of America's biggest cities that could serve as a durable competitive advantage for generations to come.

Sun Nov 2

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 4:41 PM

Was Quantitative Easing a Waste of $3.6 Trillion?

In the final analysis, quantitative easing seems to have cost the nation $3.6 trillion. Was the unusual monetary policy worth the price?

Wed Oct 29

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:52 PM

7 Things US Bancorp's Richard Davis Wants You to Know

Want to learn a thing or two about banking? You could do a lot worse than listening to US Bancorp's Richard Davis.

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