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Bram Berkowitz

Bram Berkowitz


Bram Berkowitz mainly writes in the financials bureau covering the banking sector. Prior to The Motley Fool, he wrote about and covered community and regional banks in New England for The Warren Group.

Recent articles

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Why the Stocks of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and Their Preferred Shares, All Plummeted Today

The Supreme Court dealt shareholders a blow in a long-standing case in which they claimed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac overpaid the Treasury by roughly $124 billion.

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Why Shares of Loop Industries Are Surging Today

The company recently struck a major partnership with an Asian conglomerate that will help the company expand.

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First Citizens BancShares Stock Has More Than Doubled Over the Past Year. Can It Keep Going?

After a big acquisition toward the latter part of 2020, the stock began to climb and has been on an incredible run. Can it keep going?

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Will JPMorgan Chase's Consumer Banking Foray in the U.K. Pay Off?

JPMorgan is preparing to launch a digital bank in the United Kingdom and recently acquired the U.K. wealth manager Nutmeg Saving and Investment Limited.

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Crypto Regulation Concerns for Silvergate Capital May Be Overblown Right Now

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a harsh proposal for the amount of capital banks would need to hold for certain crypto assets they acquire like Bitcoin, but it may not impact Silvergate Capital as adversely as some think.

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Regulators Have Proposed Capital Rules at Banks for Crypto Assets. Here's How It Would Work

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's proposed regulation would have banks hold different levels of capital for different types of crypto assets.

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This Bank Is Increasing Its Margin Guidance for the Year

Citizens Financial is hoping to make more on interest-earning assets, and pay out less on interest-bearing liabilities.

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Why Shares of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp Are Falling Today

The company announced the pricing on an issuance of common stock.


Here's Why Wells Fargo Needs to Execute on Its New Revenue Opportunities

The bank has said it hopes to ramp up its investment banking and credit card operations, along with other areas.

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Why Shares of Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup All Fell Today

The Federal Reserve recently indicated that inflation might not be temporary and suggested it could hike rates sooner than anticipated.


Why Jamie Dimon's Recent Thoughts on Inflation May Not Be So Bad

The JPMorgan Chase CEO said he doesn't think inflation is transitory, but he also said rates could be low long-term, a situation that could create an ideal economy.

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Which Large U.S. Bank Stands to Lose the Most if Bank Overdraft Fees Go Away?

In recent weeks, overdraft fees have been under scrutiny and analysts believe banks are going to face more pressure going forward.

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Why Shares of Finance of America Companies Are Rising Today

An analyst recently upgraded the stock, which will also soon join the Russell 3000 Index.

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Why Shares of Diginex Are Rising Today

Like most crypto stocks, Diginex seems to be benefiting from some upbeat news for Bitcoin.


Regions Financial's Acquisition of EnerBank USA Has Merits, But Also Gives Me Concerns

The bank is buying a specialized home improvement lender with high-quality loans, but it's also spending a lot in the process.


Citigroup's CEO Says This Division Is the Bank's Crown Jewel. Will It Pay Off for Investors?

Investors love Citigroup's treasury and trade solutions unit and would like to see it become a bigger part of the bank.

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Why Shares of Blue Owl Capital Are Falling Heading Into the Weekend

The stock got off to a good start today after receiving a buy rating from an analyst, but then dipped.

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Why Shares of Yiren Digital Are Soaring This Week

The company recently reported its first-quarter earnings that showed growth in customers and much better results than a year ago.

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Why Shares of Metromile Are Falling Today

There is no obvious reason, but several possibilities might be causing the digital car insurer to decline.


Want Tech Growth But Worried About Inflation? Try These 2 Stocks

These two companies have dynamics that should allow them to perform well in a rising-rate environment.