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KBW’sFrederick Cannon andAllyson Boyd consider whether mega banks like Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS) should be broken up: Citigroup Center near Citibank headquarters in Manhattan Mario Tama/Getty Images The debate over bank size is raging…Bernie Sanders has made it a focal point of his presidential campaign, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari is holding town hall meetings, and, on defense, Jamie Dimon is taking to the opinion pages…Recently, the downdraft in share prices of Citigroup, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanleyto well below tangible book value has added to the market pressure on those banks to take more radical steps towards restructuring. Much of the debate is focused on Too Big to Fail (TBTF) and the risks to the economy and taxpayers of another 2008 bank bailout.TBTF is too narrow a lens to analyze and make decisions about bank size … Continue reading

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Readers who pay close attention to our annual rankings of the top-performing mutual funds may be forgiven if they exper颅ience a sense of d茅j vu with our March 2016 issue. Yes, we did publish mutual-fund rankings in our September 2015 issue. But weve decided to move our annual winners list from September to the March issue so we can base it on returns as of December 31. (On, we continue to update the rankings of top-performing mutual funds in 11 categories with new data every month.) Its fair to say that most people focus more on returns through the end of the year than they do on figures through June 30, says ex颅ecutive editor Manny Schiffres, who supervises our investing coverage. See Also: The Kiplinger 25 — Our Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds What a difference half a year makes. Between the September and March issues, the winners over longer … Continue reading

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Related EPI Waiting On The Rupee To Help India ETFs India's Nifty 50 Index Breaks Key Support Ground Observations From India – Financials And Banks (Seeking Alpha) With emerging markets equities and exchange-traded funds bouncing back this year, investors in single-country ETFs have their pick of rebounding funds. That means laggards standout all the more starkly and there are some big laggards among emerging markets funds this year, notably China and India. The two behemoth economies are, in terms of ETF performances, the undisputed laggards of the BRIC quartet this year as commodities prices push Brazilian and Russian stocks higher. The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (ETF) (NYSE: EPI) is off a manageable quarter of a percent, which is a lot better than the comparable China ETF. Top 10 Industrial Disributor Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA) SINA Corporation provides online media and mobile value-added services (MVAS) in the People?s … Continue reading

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Financial analyst: It’s time to cut up Yahoo! Embattled CEO Marissa Mayer believes that a leaner, more focused Yahoo is the solution to its growth problems. Yahoo announced a massive, $4.4 billion loss last quarter and said it will lay off 15% of its workforce as part of a plan to return the company to “modest to accelerating growth” next year and in 2018. The layoffs will reduce Yahoo’s headcount by about 1,600 employees to around 9,000 staff. The new plan, announced Tuesday afternoon, will focus on Yahoo’s core strengths: Its products (Search, Mail and Tumblr) and its media brands (News, Sports, Finance and Lifestyle). The company will also streamline its advertising platforms, close five global offices and shutter businesses that aren’t growing, including games, smart TV and scripted TV shows. 10 Best Consumer Service Stocks To Buy For 2016: Container Store (The)(TCS)   The Container Store Group, Inc. engages … Continue reading

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Stocks are getting pummeled today, and while it would be easy to blame inflation data and hawkish comments from Fed governors for the weakness, I’m not sure I buy it. Bloomberg News Yes, the S&P 500 dropped 0.9% to 2,047.21, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 180.73 points, or 1%, to 17,529.98, and the Nasdaq Composite slumped 1.3% to 4,715.73. But is inflation really a worry? As my colleague Amey Stone wrote this morning about the Consumer Price Index, which rose 0.4% in April from the previous month, “there’s a whiff of inflation in the air, but not much more than that.” And as for the Fed governors, well bog Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, a non-voting member of the Fed, and San Francisco Fed President John Williams agreed that two to three rate hikes would be appropriate this year. Still, it’s Janet Yellen’s Fed, and two outliers probably … Continue reading