Stocks Slip on European Concerns — Monday’s IP Market Recap

The S&P 500 suffered its biggest loss of the year thanks to continued worries about several European Union members and the region's sliding currency. More 

Banco Santander a Buy After $26B Write-Off

With many of its bad loans in the rearview mirror, Spain's Banco Santander sits on a diversified profit stream, solid capital position and attractive dividend. More 

4 High-Yield Stocks With Widely Varied Prospects

Here are some good examples of when a juicy, steadily increasing dividend payout is and isn't worth it. It pays to look beyond that single number. More 

Lesson Learned: Wait Before Lighting That Victory Cigar

A last-minute surprise ending to a 2012 stock-picking contest was a frustrating reminder of three important investing lessons. More 

12 Stocks To Avoid In 2013

Preservation of capital is critical in building a solid portfolio, and staying away from these 12 stocks will keep you from seeing that capital vanish More 

10 Events That Shaped Financial Markets in 2012

Events from the past year will help to shape what happens in 2013, and here's a list of what might be good for investors in the upcoming year More 

9 Commercial Banking Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of nine Commercial Banking stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a "D" ("sell") or "F" overall ("strong sell"). More 

Bailout Boosts Bullish Case on Spanish Banks

Approval of a Spanish bank bailout has sent companies like BBVA and SAN, with potentially even more upside ahead. More 

European Financials: Look, Don’t Touch

Despite the sector's strong run lately, the eurozone is still a mess. No need to rush in yet -- wait for the next shoe to drop before buying. More 

Look to Spanish Banks for a Year-End Rally

Sure, the problem with Spanish banks is that they're located in Spain, but a couple picks draw much of their business from Latin America. More