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BanksUSInvestingEarnings

Is the time right to invest in U.S. bank stocks?

Revenues fell slightly while profits rose. Trading revenues were surprisingly lower, loan growth too, but fees on M&A and underwriting soared. Q2 was a mixed bag for banks, but the future relies on a recovery. Here is what you should know before investing in bank stocks.

MacroFinancial MarketsUSEarnings

US earnings season: key takeaways

First quarter earnings season for US companies has just ended. What are the main lessons to be learned for the coming quarters?

StocksAsset AllocationUSS&P500

Are US stocks really so expensive?

The S&P 500 Index keeps delivering all-time highs. Is this rise justified by the fundamentals?

MacroUSCentral Bank

An exponential curve for the Fed's balance sheet?

A massive increase of US debt issuance suggests the Federal Reserve's balance sheet could grow by 400% by 2050.

CryptocurrenciesChinaUS

The e-dollar project is live: and how it differs from the e-yuan

Yesterday, the Digital Dollar Project launched five pilot programs to test out the e-dollar. In this article, we dissect the differences between the e-dollar and the e-yuan, and shed some light on of the hinge points around international competition and currency influence.

US

How Biden’s $2T infrastructure deal affects your portfolio

Staying on top of the $2 trillion plan is important from an investment standpoint as flows of funds dictate market climates. How might the higher taxes affect equities and thus, your portfolio?

TechnologyIPOFintechM&AUS

Student loan pioneer SoFi IPO through SPAC

Based in San Francisco, SoFi is a leading online lending platform founded in 2011 to tackle the U.S. Student debt crisis through student loan refinancing. In 2011, the average American student had $26,600 in loans, and today the national debt has surpassed the $1.6 trillion mark. SoFi grew into a giant through the innovative marketing and financial practices explored in this article. 

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