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Goldman Sachs Earnings Disappoint but Analysts Still Like Stock (NYSE: GS)

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Goldman Sachs earnings released Thursday morning disappointed, sending shares down 1%.

Weighed down by litigation costs, the bank posted a 52% profit drop.

Nonetheless, the powerhouse remains an attractive investment.

Keeping reading to find out why.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Is Going to Work for You

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It's true! Starting sometime next year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is going to start lending money to the 99%.

But don't bother getting all suited up with hat in hand for a visit to a local branch of Goldman Sachs Bank USA (with its $73 billion in deposits) - there won't be one.

Here's how to capitalize on something we've seen coming for a while...

Goldman Plays Defense With Consumer Loan Initiative

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Goldman Sachs' new consumer loan initiative is designed to keep the Wall Street giant ahead of the growing number of non-bank lenders making inroads. These firms, like peer-to-peer lenders Prosper and Lending Club, are growing fast. Goldman has some big advantages, though - which make its entry into the consumer loan market undoubtedly a smart move.

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Goldman Sachs Stock Price Can't Escape Volcker Rule Time Bomb

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The Goldman Sachs stock price fell yesterday (Thursday) on what was a wildly successful earnings season for the investment banking giant.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) earnings crushed estimates across the board. But traders on the day were correct in their assessments. GS stock is not one to pile into right now.

In fact, big bank stocks are not the best place to put your money. And Goldman Sachs has its own challenges ahead...

The Most Dangerous Financial Headline I've Seen Since the 2008 Crisis

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In my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist, I read newsfeeds from more than 100 sources every day. That helps me keep tabs on the Unstoppable Trends we follow at Total Wealth, what's going on around the world, and, more importantly, discover opportunities for you that others don't yet understand or even recognize.

Given everything going on - ISIS, Russia, Washington, fabricated economic numbers, earnings... you name it - it takes a lot to surprise me. I'm pretty jaded.

But a headline I recently came across stopped me in my tracks. Cold...

How to Beat the Market by 656%

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We want to let you in on a secret. Since high-tech is flattening everything in its path, we've got a stealthy solution to beat the market by 656%...

In fact, the mainstream media ought to be covering this story aggressively - yet I've hardly heard a word about it.

Perhaps because the facts we're about to share with you contradict the impending "tech bubble" the financial media has been gleefully speculating about...

How Well Do You Know the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

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Most investors check on the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the end of every trading day, if not more frequently.

Over its 119-year history, the DJIA has become synonymous with the markets. But while investors big and small rely on the Dow Jones to measure how well or how poorly stocks are doing, how much do most people really know about it?

Check out these five key facts that show how the Dow came to be what it is now...

3 High-Yield Energy Stocks Returning as Much as 6%

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Energy stocks have struggled lately. Since this time last year, the overall sector has dropped 11% while the S&P 500 index rose almost 13%.

But it's important to note: this has left some of the biggest high-yield energy dividend stocks on sale - so investors should grab some shares for a bargain to collect dividends. Because oil will head higher again.

Here are three picks we like to get you started...

Pre-Market Quotes Bounce After Friday's Triple Digit Plunge

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Pre-market quotes for Monday, March 16, forecasted an 80-point gain from Friday's Dow close when the DJIA Index shed 145 points on Friday because of falling crude oil prices and investor jitters about possible interest rate increases in the near future.

Today, the markets will respond to a light macro data release schedule that focuses just on February industrial production data and the Federal Reserve's report on Treasury International Capital (TIC). A light schedule is compounded by investors' anxiety over the start of this week's FOMC meeting.

Here's what else pre-market quotes tell us about the stock market today - as well as your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" to make it a profitable Monday.

JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) Is the Latest Target on Goldman Sachs' "Hit List"

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JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) is about to become Goldman Sachs' newest toy. Except its version of "playing" is "smashing it into pieces."

That's right, Goldman Sachs has joined a bandwagon of analysts calling for JP Morgan Chase to break up. And since Goldman Sachs is simply the best at what it does - good and evil - their mission shouldn't be too hard.

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How Goldman Sachs and D.C. Hosed AIG – and the Taxpayers

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Goldman Sachs and the U.S. government have long had a special bond. In fact, that bond has its own name: Crony Capitalism.

Or maybe they're not just cronies; they're lovebirds. Will the public ever get a chance to see this close-fisted couple finally separate? The answer: Maybe. That's thanks to a trial that should have ended over a month ago - one in which 30,000 damning new documents have been made public.

And you won't believe what they reveal...

Science Proves What We Said About the Banksters

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"Business culture in the banking industry is favoring, or at least tolerating, fraudulent or unethical behaviors."

That's what Ernst Fehr told reporters in a telephone interview last week.

Fehr is an economist at the University of Zürich in Switzerland who co-led a study about business behavior.

Fehr's study proves what we've all long known - but it wasn't the only piece of news last week that demonstrates the crookedness of bankers.

Today I'll show you how Wall Street's manipulations are affecting the prices we pay for everything from the cars we drive to our pots and pans.

So you know you want to know more about this...

Here's What the Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes Really Mean (NYSE: GS)

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"The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra" was broadcast on NPR's "This American Life" on Sept. 26. Carmen Segarra, a former Fed examiner in the bowels of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), secretly recorded some of the goings-on there.

And what was revealed in those tapes speaks a lot to who's really running the show there - the Fed or the big banks.

We’re all screwed. Here’s why…

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Earnings Show Investment Banking Growth; Stock Rises

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) stock is up today (Tuesday) after GS earnings surprised Wall Street with a strong beat. The investment powerhouse reported second quarter results before Tuesday's opening bell.

Here are all the details…

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Lines Up Its Next Victim: Ecuador

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Unbowed by fines and new regulations, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has simply looked elsewhere for fresh victims.

In a deal that barely registered with the mainstream media, Ecuador's central bank agreed earlier this week to swap half of its gold reserves - worth $580 million - with Goldman in exchange for liquid assets.

The Ecuadorian central bank thinks it's going to earn $16 million to $20 million in profit over the three-year duration of the deal.

But Ecuador doesn't seem to realize it's dealing with Wall Street's most notorious pirate...

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