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If you would have been following the markets around the globe specially, The Wall Street Investment banks are struggling third-quarter earnings Googleseason following a drop in mortgage refinancing and a downturn in trading. How well do you know the big banks? Test yourself by matching the financial giant to the quote about their earnings reports.

I provide you the answers here you need to find the correct one : The financial firms are JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Bank of America, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and Morgan StanleyContinue reading

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Finance Quiz

FINANCEEVENTS copyToday, deviating from our routine post, we are trying to bring to you all an amazing quiz on finance. Let`s be fair to ourselves and give a challenge to our learning till date. So, here comes the show:

  1. This is a stringent test that indicates whether a firm has enough short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities without selling inventory.
  2. This phrase is Latin for “according to value”. It is a tax based on the assessed value of real estate or personal property.
  3. An interest rate swaps whose notional value adjusts according to rising interest rates by indexing the floating portion to a Constant Maturity Swap (CMS). Continue reading

The FT has recently done a timely article-on the consequences of the EU‘ ban on the naked CDS.

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Investors are buying protection on European banks on the basis that banks and sovereigns are so intimately linked that any increased risk of a sovereign default will increase the value of a bank CDS in a similar way to a sovereign CDS.
“The big downside of the ban is that it is likely to increase borrowing costs for financials,” said Michael Hampden-Turner, Citigroup credit strategist. Continue reading

The straightforward strategy of buying companies that have recently been spun off from their parent has generated very

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good results. The forces of divestiture and conglomeratization eternally wrestling with each other like gravity and energy in the cosmos.

How about this for a rational explanation:

Spin-offs generally result in more “pure play” stocks which then become more accurately valued in the marketplace. When the pre-spun-off business are tied Continue reading

Here are the focus where the financial geeks talking about these days:

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  • Everyone focused on November handle for Greek restructuring, Spain bailout request.  Spain will ask for implicit rate cap according to local press.
  • EU Summit Thursday and Friday – need details on fiscal plan including enforcement to make this credible.
  • Citi being taken well at first… so was JPM.  Continue reading
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