Amanda Alix

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A Clash of Titans Over a Lucrative Corner of the Mortgage Market

A battle royal is brewing between two business behemoths over ResCap's mortgage servicing rights.


Can Geithner Save Investors From Shadow Banking?

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner presses for enactment of rules to help prevent a rerun of the 2008 banking crisis.


3 Retail REITs That Can't Be Beat

In a low-interest rate world, REITs like these really shine.


A Shocking Probe Into JPMorgan's Energy Trades

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has stepped up its investigation of JPMorgan's electricity trading.


Will Rental-Backed Securities Be a Hit with Investors?

Investment firms are snapping up single-family foreclosures with loans from big banks – while Wall Street works on securitizing rental income.

The Basics of Lennar

A basic primer on homebuilder Lennar Corporation, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


The Basics of Western Asset Mortgage

A basic primer on mREIT Western Asset Mortgage, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


The Basics of UnitedHealth

A basic primer on UnitedHealth Group, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


JPMorgan Slaughtered This Cash Cow

Investment banking is in a steep decline – and JP Morgan and its London Whale fiasco has thrown a wet blanket on everyone's party


The Basics of Huntington Bancshares

A basic primer on regional Huntington Bancshares, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.

Insurers Put a Premium on Property Investment

As returns shrink on the usual investment vehicles, U.S. insurers are ramping up their real estate holdings.


The Basics of Toronto-Dominion Bank

A basic primer on Canadian Toronto-Dominion Bank, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


3 Reasons QE3 Won't Help Housing

The Fed's latest round of quantitative easing is aimed at the housing market, but the effect is apt to be minuscule.


The Basics of Newcastle Investment

A basic primer on regional Newcastle Investment, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


OCC to Air Banks' Dirty Laundering

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is probing U.S. banks, concerned about lax controls and laundered money.

The Basics of M&T Bank

A basic primer on regional M&T Bank, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


American Capital Agency: QE3 Cannot Be Ignored

Ahead of the Federal Reserve's announced plans to implement QE3, American Capital already had a protection plan in place.


Coming Soon: Big Banks' CEO Pay to Reflect Performance

A combination of shareholder activism and megamistakes by banking execs fuels compensation changes.


The Basics of Allstate

A basic primer on longtime insurance provider Allstate, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.


The Basics of Green Dot

A basic primer on alternative payments company Green Dot, just in time for Worldwide Invest Better Day.