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Recent articles by Telis:

At Block’s Base, the Same Square

Changing Square’s name to Block might highlight Jack Dorsey’s bitcoin bets, but the stock’s value rests on much more than that. → Read More

As Banks Face Omicron Risk, Their Size Could Become a Handicap

Bigger balance sheets could reduce lenders’ flexibility to deliver for shareholders in another bout of Covid-19-related volatility. → Read More

Mortgage Burnout Looms for Lenders

Mortgage originators are likely to feel a hangover from the pandemic boom, so they need some new tricks. → Read More

Payments Companies Aren’t Getting Enough Credit

Stocks of payments companies have been under pressure, while lenders have jumped. Investors might not be seeing the bigger picture. → Read More

Crypto as Elusive as a Knicks NBA Championship

New York teams will play someday in what will soon be called Arena in Los Angeles. however doesn’t offer services to residents of the state of New York. → Read More

How Crypto Wallets Fit Into Investors’ Pockets

A coming wave of companies providing accounts for digital assets could reorder the consumer crypto landscape. → Read More

Amazon Can Help PayPal Get Through a Rough Patch

A changing relationship with eBay is putting pressure on PayPal’s growth, and it needs a stronger spending rebound and new partnerships to offset that. → Read More

Citigroup Has to Rip Off the Bandage

Leaving consumer banking in South Korea is proving harder than anticipated, but the move can still improve future returns. → Read More

Square’s Future Needs to Take Shape

Without the tailwind of stimulus checks, Square has to see some of its longer-term moves start to pay off. → Read More

Robinhood’s Crypto Business Is the Tail That Wags the Doge

Robinhood experienced a net decline in funded accounts, but the real revenue story was in crypto trading. → Read More

AmEx Gets Younger, More Blue Collar

American Express reported jumps in spending among Gen Z and millennial consumers and small businesses, helping it defy the recent doubts about cards. → Read More

Blackstone Can Deal With Rising Rates

Alternative asset managers have been big beneficiaries of low rates and surging market values, but their upswing could continue even if those things don’t. → Read More

Auto Risks Are Dragging on Insurance Stocks

Slow-moving risks in the auto business seem to be a bigger concern right now for shares of insurers like Travelers than catastrophes such as Hurricane Ida. → Read More

Goldman Sachs Has the Recipe for Long-Term Gains

The bank’s huge returns in deal making might not be sustainable forever, but across-the-board improvements to its overall business bode well. → Read More

Bank of America Stands Out From the Pack

Strong interest revenue growth set against steady costs gave the bank a big boost this quarter. → Read More

JPMorgan Shows Why Bank Stocks Are Stuck in Neutral

The bank’s strong foundation was resilient during a turbulent third quarter, but that might not be enough to drive stock-price gains. → Read More

The Fed May Start Tapering, But Mortgage Rates Play By Their Own Rules

Despite increasing talk about interest rates and home prices, mortgage rates for now are likely to stay relatively steady. → Read More

So Your Bank Is Buying Another: Don’t Panic

Rising valuations for bigger lenders means that owning an acquirer could be a better deal for shareholders than in the past. → Read More

Toast Is Hot, but Software Is the Jam

After a sizzling public offering for the restaurant technology provider Toast, investors should be looking closely at its subscription software business. → Read More

Merger Mania Is Only Part of the Solution for Asset Managers

Getting bigger is a way for managers to cope with fee pressure, but mergers can be tough and product also matters a lot. → Read More