Citi, BofA May Need to Increase capital

by OptionPundit on April 28

According to Wall Street Journal, U.S. regulators told Citigroup Inc and Bank of America Corp they may need to raise more capital. The shortfall in capital amounts to billions of dollars at BofA, the paper said, citing people familiar with the bank. Both banks, whose officials are objecting to the preliminary findings of the tests, […]


Citi, Uptick and Mark-To-Market

by OptionPundit on March 11

So we had it finally. The pressurized spring bounced back and shorts were pressed against the wall to cover. Fantastic rally by all means, it was easily qualified as a 90% Upside Day on both the NYSE and the NASDAQ that too on expanding volume. Market breadth was also much more impressive during yesterday’s rally. […]


Citi(C), Aflac(AFL), SanDisk(SNDK) and DOW

by OptionPundit on February 3

There is a lot of earnings data this week and today is also heavy. There doesn’t appear to be a clear direction. As of this writing futures are pointing to modestly higher opening. Here are four heavyweights- Citigroup (C) issued a quarterly progress report sharing how they are deploying $45 billion in capital it received […]


JP Morgan Chase beats by $0.07, misses on revs

by OptionPundit on January 15

JP Morgan Chase (JPM) Reported Q4 (Dec) earnings of $0.07 per share, $0.07 better than the First Call consensus of ($0.00); revenues fell 0.9% year/year to $17.23 bln vs the $18.83 bln consensus. Losses were in investment banking due mark downs on leveraged loans and mortgage trading positions. They faced higher credit costs associated with continued […]


Is Berkshire in Trouble?

by OptionPundit on November 20

This 2 part series will cover recent market developments about Berkshire Hathaway, points to a strategy on how you may benefit more on the same trades he did recently and an option trading strategy that probably Berkshire uses for maximizing it returns on the underlying they find worth investing. Don’t forget to read the big picture […]