Sean van Zyl

Sean van Zyl

About Sean van Zyl

Sean van Zyl has more than 15 years of experience as a financial journalist and editor with exposure to the Canadian, South African, U.S., U.K. and Middle Eastern investment markets.  He has “served time” working on a number of major daily and weekly broadsheets including Business Day and the Sunday Times in South Africa before moving on in a senior editorial role for several specialist financial and business magazines.  He currently works as a freelance writer covering the North American financial and investment markets.

In his free time, Sean likes to read and research social and military history, and has great hopes of one day being able to actually consolidate his notes and finish writing an historical-based novel.

Recent Articles

What Renewed Bank Dividends Mean for Stocks

As the Fed allows big banks including Wells Fargo and JP Morgan to boost dividends, the news is moving the broader market.

Don’t Bank on Financial Stocks Just Yet

Bank stocks posted mixed results recently, bad earnings at Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Citigroup (NYSE: C) to rumors of a bigger JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) dividend. But are bank stocks are safe or unsound?

Regional Banks Headed for Buyout Boom

Fewer banks will hold significant sway over geographic markets.

Banking Sector Becomes ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’

While big banks flourish after bailouts, smaller banks struggle.