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Q1 Bank Earnings Announced

Bates Research  |  04-18-14

Q1 Bank Earnings Announced

This past Wednesday, Bank of America made headlines when it dramatically missed analysts' expectations for its first quarter earnings - the consensus was a profit of $833 million, the bank reported a loss of $276 million.

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Puerto Rico Restructuring Hire

Bates Research  |  04-10-14

Puerto Rico Restructuring Hire

Puerto Rico made headlines again this week when it confirmed the hiring of noted debt restructuring firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. 

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Crisis Related Bank Fines

Bates Research  |  04-04-14

Crisis Related Bank Fines

Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it had reached a settlement with Bank of America over mortgages the bank sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. 

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Corporate Cash - Fact or Fiction

Bates Research  |  03-28-14

Corporate Cash - Fact or Fiction

Many examinations of corporate behavior during the credit crisis and subsequent recovery have focused on one issue - are companies sitting on a pile of cash?  Many pundits are now questioning the accuracy of this analysis.

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Federal Reserve Policy Changes

Bates Research  |  03-20-14

Federal Reserve Policy Changes

On Wednesday of this week, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee released its latest forecasts for the U.S. economy.

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FTC Investigates Herbalife

Bates Research  |  03-14-14

FTC Investigates Herbalife

In May of 2012, Pershing Square Capital, a $12 billion hedge fund run by William Ackman, first began compiling a short position in Herbalife, a California-based nutrition company

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Puerto Rico Debt Issuance

Bates Research  |  03-07-14

Puerto Rico Debt Issuance

This week the Puerto Rico Legislature approved the proposed issuance of a $3.5 bln General Obligation Bond issue.  

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FINRA and Expungement

Bates Research  |  02-28-14

FINRA and Expungement

During its February 2014 Board Meeting, FINRA finalized a new proposed rule limiting the use of expungement in the arbitration process. 

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Municipal Defaults

Bates Research  |  02-21-14

Municipal Defaults

2013 was a challenging year for municipal markets, with the downgrades of Puerto Rico continuing that trend into 2014.

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Puerto Rico Downgrades Continue

Bates Research  |  02-13-14

Puerto Rico Downgrades Continue

After our post was published last Friday the 7th, Moody's joined S&P in downgrading Puerto Rico below investment grade.  On Tuesday of this week, Fitch joined the other two rating agencies, and moved Puerto Rico below investment grade.

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