Editors'picks for the week include articles discussing the Street's expectations aheadof the second-quarter earnings season and a look at the held-to-maturityportfolios of banks and thrifts.
Banksbuild HTM portfolios even as rates decline
Banks have steadily built their held-to-maturity bondportfolios to protect against rising rates, but some advisers have questionedthe practice.
Fed officialsacknowledge risks, but focus on positives in US after Brexit
In this blog post, Robb Soukup noted that Federal Reserveofficials have taken a cautious approach in their response to the U.K.'s Brexitvote, and in recent days several have gone public in attempting to reassuremarkets about the outlook for the U.S. economy.
Heighteneduncertainty, new questions to loom over earnings season
Analysts and investors are looking for community banksto collectively show modest loan growth in their second-quarter results, butfor most, it likely will not prove enough to overshadow persistent NIM pressureor the Street's new worries about amplified uncertainty in the wake of theBrexit vote.
Rateworries renewed as big banks ready to post Q2 earnings
Analysts are looking for the nation's biggest banks toshow top-line improvement when they report second-quarter results this month.But new global economic uncertainty has prolonged downward pressure on interestrates and could crimp loan demand, creating concerns that could color outlooks.
Objectionsmean more CCAR headaches, costs for Santander, Deutsche
After again failing the CCAR process, Deutsche BankTrust Corp. and Santander Holdings USA Inc. face more costs and more headachesas they try to right the qualitative issues that continue to sink their annualcapital plans.