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Thu Jan 29

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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.

Wed Jan 28

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:15 PM

Why I'm Wary of Lending Club Corporation

While Lending Club claims to be unique, it too will someday suffer from the vicissitudes of the credit market.

Tue Jan 27

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:43 PM

How Investors in the United States Should Think About the Events in Greece

Recent election results raise the possibility that Greece could leave the European Union. How should U.S. investors respond to this?

Mon Jan 26

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:41 PM

How Warren Buffett Unknowingly Mentored One of America's Best Bankers

Jamie Dimon religiously read Warren Buffett's letters to shareholders throughout the years. And it has clearly paid off.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:47 PM

Why Banks Are Worried About Low Oil Prices

In the 1980s, a sharp drop in oil prices produced the first too-big-to-fail bank.

Fri Jan 23

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:22 PM

The 5 Most Important Points From Citigroup's Fourth-Quarter Conference Call

Didn't get a chance to hear Citigroup's latest earnings call? We gotcha covered. Here are the five most important points from the quarterly conference call with analysts.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:56 PM

The Simple Reason Home Prices Should Continue to Rise in 2015

A compressed inventory of existing homes for sale should continue to push prices higher.

Thu Jan 22

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:53 PM

Did the Swiss National Bank Unleash Mayhem in Currency Markets to Protect Its Private Shareholders?

It's wrong to assume that the Swiss National Bank unpegged the franc from the euro simply because it's quasi-privately owned.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 11:50 AM

Why 2015 Could Be the Best Year Yet to Buy a House

With interest rates heading back down to their historic low, potential home buyers who missed out on the ultralow rates of 2012-13 have an opportunity to remedy their mistake.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 10:13 AM

Social Security: Why Working After 62 Won't Ruin Your Retirement Benefits

A short presentation explaining the rules that govern the relationship between working in retirement and Social Security benefits.

Wed Jan 21

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 10:41 AM

Millions of Retirees Make This Social Security Mistake

Social Security retirement benefits are great, but they shouldn't be relied on as one's sole source of income in retirement.

Tue Jan 20

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 5:35 PM

3 Reasons Bank of America's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Are Better Than They Seem

Thanks to lower litigation expenses, a smaller head count in its LAS unit, and a reduced branch count, shareholders in Bank of America have reason to be optimistic.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:58 PM

1 Chart Shows Why JPMorgan Chase Shouldn't Be Broken Up

With a return on equity generally above 10%, JPMorgan Chase is more than earning its keep in its current form.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 12:44 PM

Are Banks Actually Evil, or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Given the latest round of allegations against the nation's biggest banks, you'd be excused for concluding they haven't learned anything over the last six years.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 11:43 AM

Should You Apply for Social Security Benefits at 62?

The answer to this question isn't as straightforward as it may seem.

Sun Jan 18

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:08 PM

Why Financial Companies Collapse When Unexpected Things Happen

The combination of excessive leverage and overly simplified risk models makes Wall Street firms susceptible to failure when unexpected things happen.

Fri Jan 16

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:39 PM

5 Important Takeaways From JPMorgan Chase's Quarterly Conference Call

JPMorgan's latest conference call covered a lot of ground. After digging through it all, here are the five most important nuggets of information.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:50 PM

7 Reasons JPMorgan Chase Shouldn't Be Broken Up

On JPMorgan's fourth-quarter conference call, chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon laid out multiple reasons the nation's biggest bank shouldn't be broken up.

Thu Jan 15

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:52 PM

Wells Fargo & Co.'s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Prove Once Again That Boring Banking is Better Banking

For the three months ended Dec. 31, Wells Fargo earned $5.7 billion and, in doing so, easily outpaced its too-big-to-fail peers.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 11:39 AM

Citigroup Inc Earnings: Profit Plunges Higher Legal Costs and Lower Trading Revenue

An additional $2.5 billion in legal expenses caused Citigroup's earnings to fall by 86% in the final quarter of 2014.

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