The Top 20 Regional Banks in the US 2019

The Top 20 Regional Banks in the US were published last month by the Bank Director magazine. These banks were ranked for each of the four regional categories: Northeast, Midwest, South and West using data from 2018. The winners were selected based ten factors such as Branch Network Strategy, Retail Strategy, Small Business Strategy, Core …

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Knowledge is Power: Small Habits, Emerging Market Drivers, German Energy Transition Edition

The S&P is down by 2.75% YTD. US bank stocks declined even more and are getting close to bear market territory. The crash in tech stocks especially the FAANGs is not surprising. Developed European markets are in the negative YTD as well with Germany’s DAX off by 16%. Among the Latin American markets, Mexico is …

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Knowledge is Power: FIRE, US Stock Valuations, Retirement Edition

Before the Global Financial Crisis(GFC) of 2008-09, FIRE used to mean Financial Services, Insurance and Real Estate(FIRE) to define the US economy. FIRE sectors used to the hottest to be in. Then the FIRE burned out economy. Nowdays millennials have redefined FIRE to be Financial Independence Retire Early where people extreme measures to retire as …

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Knowledge is Power: Charts, Multiple Nest Eggs, Hated Bull Market Edition

Well. Sometimes the stock market can fall. It shouldn’t be a shock or surprise to anyone. Here are a few articles for the weekend: Five signs that this market party might be winding down (Financial Post) but see Six reasons markets are not expensive (Money Observer) Can the bull run? (Fidelity) and see The most hated bull market …

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