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Banks are more than $1 trillion short of capital, analyst says, who fears shortfall will only get worse

Banks are more than $1 trillion short of capital, analyst says, who fears shortfall will only get worse

The new year is fast approaching and one idea for where to invest is the banking sector, whose margins benefit from high interest rates, at undemanding valuations. This statement may surprise those who think that the US banking industry has about $2.2 trillion in capital. But it reduces that figure in several ways. First, he …

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Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Anyone watching the market knows that stocks have been hammered since the Federal Reserve started in March, which turned into an aggressive series of interest rate hikes, but Deutsche Bank strategists say they might be surprised to learn that these rate hikes are probably not the culprit. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.32% has experienced a …

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How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. In this series, NerdWallet sheds light on people’s debt repayment journeys. This month, Jae Bratton shares how she and her husband focused on erasing debt, fueled by the hope of starting a family. My story of letting go of over $53,046 in debt over two teachers’ salaries …

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How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. In this series, NerdWallet sheds light on people’s debt repayment journeys. This month, Jae Bratton shares how she and her husband focused on erasing debt, fueled by the hope of starting a family. My story of letting go of over $53,046 in debt over two teachers’ salaries …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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Why building credit is essential for stay-at-home spouses

Why building credit is essential for stay-at-home spouses

Sara Ratner Spouses share a lot, but no matter what your relationship status is, your credit score is yours and yours alone. Even if you are 100% financially supported by your spouse or partner, establishing and building your own credit score is essential. This can benefit both of you when you make financial decisions together. …

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European markets stagnate to end the winning week;  Credit Suisse shares at historic low

European markets stagnate to end the winning week; Credit Suisse shares at historic low

European markets muted but mark sixth week of gains Europe’s Stoxx 600 index closed flat on Friday, capping an upbeat week that saw it break a three-month high and secure a sixth week of gains. Major German and French stock exchanges were flat, with Britain’s FTSE 100 gaining 0.3%. Expectations of a slowdown in Federal …

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Is “Buy Now, Pay Later” safer than a credit card for holiday shopping?

Image source: Getty Images The answers you need might be hiding in the fine print. Key points Both Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) and credit cards allow you to pay for your purchases over time. Although they work slightly differently, they have similar consequences for non-payers. One may suit you better than the other depending …

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