The shares of both bailed-out mortgage giants were up considerably in trading Wednesday, a day after both popped over 30%.
Like it or not, the market was resilient Monday. The doomsayers should acknowledge that reality.
A controversial bailout package in Europe is putting pressure on regional lenders.
The financial sector has performed very well, and some firms are increasing share buybacks while others are opting for a more shareholder-friendly solution.
The deal will likely not wipe out all the recent gains as some now warn, but some profit taking is prudent.
Stocks are lower and if the weakness holds into the close, it will mark the first Friday this year in which the major averages suffered daily losses.
The Fed surprised some observers by rejecting BB&T's capital plan, likely because of an excessive dividend payout.
A Senate subcommittee will ask tough questions about the London Whale's $6 billion losses but the bad news has already been absorbed by the market.
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