Regional bank failures may be ahead, Former FDIC head Bair warns

Regional bank earnings may expose critical weaknesses, according to Sheila Bair, former chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Their quarterly numbers begin hitting Wall Street this week. “I’m worried about a handful of them,” Bair told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Tuesday. “I think some of them are still overly reliant on industry deposits, … Read more

Fed Chair Powell says there has been a ‘lack of further progress’ this year on inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference following a closed two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on interest rate policy at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2023. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the U.S. economy, while otherwise strong, has … Read more

Freetrade, Britain’s answer to Robinhood, hits breakeven

The Freetrade logo on a smartphone screen. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images British stock trading app Freetrade hit eked out breakeven earlier this year, the company told CNBC, marking its first-ever move into the black after incurring full-year losses in 2023. Freetrade reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and … Read more

Morgan Stanley (MS) earnings Q1 2024

Morgan Stanley on Tuesday posted results that topped analysts’ estimates for profit and revenue as wealth management, trading and investment banking exceeded expectations. Here’s what the company reported: Earnings: $2.02 a share, vs. $1.66 LSEG estimate Revenue: $15.14 billion, vs. expected $14.41 billion The bank said first quarter profit rose 14% from a year earlier … Read more

Bank of America (BAC) earnings Q1 2024

Bank of America on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates for profit and revenue on better-than-expected interest income and investment banking. Here’s what the company reported: Earnings:¬†83 cents a share adjusted, vs. 76 cents LSEG estimate Revenue: $25.98 billion, vs. expected $25.46 billion The bank said profit fell 18% to $6.67 billion, or … Read more

Goldman Sachs (GS) earnings Q1 2024

David Solomon, Chairman & CEO Goldman Sachs,¬†speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 17th, 2024. Adam Galici | CNBC Goldman Sachs is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings before the opening bell Monday. Here’s what Wall Street expects: Earnings: $8.56 per share, according to LSEG Revenue: … Read more

Buffett really was not a great stock picker: Swedroe on investing

Larry Swedroe, who is considered one of the market’s most esteemed researchers, thinks Warren Buffett’s investment style doesn’t work well anymore. He cites the number of professional Wall Street firms and hedge funds now participating in the market. “Warren Buffett was generally considered the greatest stock picker of all time. And, what we have learned … Read more