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Bob Carey
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Brian Wesbury
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Investment Insights
Factoid of the Day Friday, August 29, 2014
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced that U.S. commercial banks reported aggregate net income of $40.2 billion in Q2’14, up $2.0 billion, or 5.24%, from the $38.2 billion posted in Q2’13, according to its own release. Strong loan growth in Q2’14 (y-o-y) contributed to the bump in net interest income. Total loan and lease balances rose by 178.5 billion (y-o-y), or 2.3%, to $8.1 trillion. It was the largest quarterly increase since Q4’2007. The number of institutions on the FDIC’s list of “problem banks” stood at 354 in Q2’14. The post-crisis high for the list was 888 in Q1’11. Seven FDIC-insured institutions failed in Q2’14, down from 12 in Q2’13. Fourteen banks have failed year-to-date, down from 20 at this point a year ago.
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First Trust Strategic Income ETF (FDIV)
Exchange Listing: August 14, 2014
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Global Deep Value Dividend, 3 9/3/2014
Investment Grade Select Closed-End, 50 9/3/2014
New York Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 27 9/3/2014
Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income, 14 9/3/2014
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Plus Closed-End, 94 9/3/2014
Tax-Advantaged Municipal Closed-End, 41 9/3/2014
Investment Grade Multi-Asset Inc 10-20 Year,14 9/4/2014
Dividend Strength, 24 9/5/2014
Equity Income Select, 41 9/5/2014
Interest Rate Hedge, 87 9/5/2014
Richard Bernstein Advisors Global Dividend Kings®, 11 9/5/2014
Utilities Select, 31 9/5/2014
International Capital Strength, 22 9/9/2014
Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 63 9/9/2014
SMid Capital Strength, 22 9/9/2014
Dow® Target 10, September 2014 9/10/2014
European Deep Value Dividend, 3 9/10/2014
Financials Select, 48 9/10/2014
Global Dividend, 39 9/10/2014
Health Care Select, 34 9/10/2014
Income Allocation Closed-End, September 2014 9/10/2014
Richard Bernstein Adv Tact, Japan Opportunities 2014-3 9/10/2014
Target Diversified Global Allocation, 13 9/10/2014
Target High Quality Dividend, 7 9/10/2014
Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF, 25 9/11/2014
Senior Loan and Dividend Growers, 5 9/11/2014
Tax Exempt Municipal Income Intermediate, 12 9/11/2014
Defensive Equity, 29 9/12/2014
Strategic Dividend Select, 16 9/12/2014
Municipal Income Closed-End, 60 9/15/2014
Strategic Dividend Plus, 19 9/15/2014
Diversified High Income Closed-End, 17 9/16/2014
High-Yield Income Closed-End, 65 9/16/2014
Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Dividend, 15 9/17/2014
Capital Strength, 26 9/19/2014
Equity Income, 44 9/19/2014
Market Strength Allocation Plus, 21 9/19/2014
Target Global Value Dividend, 1 9/19/2014
Corporate High Income, 12 9/23/2014
High-Yield Closed-End and Short Treasury ETF, 14 9/23/2014
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