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Dividends are growing — but the market’s not buying it quite yet

Zimmytws | Getty Images Markets have started the year in skittish fashion. Fears about emerging inflation in the U.S. and elsewhere has focused investor attention on the 10-year Treasury yield, the so called “risk free” rate of return. As it flirts with the 3 percent level investors are reviewing the relative return that can be wrung from equities before the ... Read More »

Banks’ asset quality woes not over yet

The bulk of asset quality recognition for public sector banks is over at the end of March quarter, but analysts spot no encouraging trends yet. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Mumbai: The bulk of asset quality recognition for public sector banks is over at the end of March quarter, but analysts spot no encouraging trends yet. During the quarter, outstanding public sector ... Read More »

Small banks rally pauses but may not be over yet

The rally in regional U.S. bank stocks that followed last month’s election of Donald Trump may not be over, but investors may have to wait for policy to take shape for the massive move to extend further. The S&P 600 index of small-cap banks .SPSMCBKS has surged more than 20 percent since Trump’s surprise Nov. 8 victory, while their large-cap ... Read More »

Rosengren flags jobs report, yet says Fed rate hikes coming

The U.S. economy’s rebound from a weak winter has moved the Federal Reserve closer to raising rates, though last month’s poor employment report might give it pause, a top Fed official said on Monday. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, speaking in Finland, gave the latest hint that while the U.S. central bank remains on track to continue tightening policy it ... Read More »