The Banking & Finance Quarterly report takes an in-depth look at the local economy, market conditions, financial institutions and more.

  • Community banks: key to economic recovery

    Don't unbuckle your seatbelt yet. The economic crisis is not over, and the dysfunction at the heart of our banking system remains. Unemployment is soaring and signs are beginning to point toward the dreaded “double dip” in the residential housing market. During this current cycle big banks have grown bigger and more powerful, and now they seem completely out of touch with the needs of the economy.

  • Technology Index leads San Diego sectors in Q1

    The Bloomberg San Diego Technology Index showed the largest gain in the first quarter ending March 31, increasing 8.6% to 88.13.

  • San Diego Stock Exchange Index Top 10 Performing Companies

    The chart above shows the top 10 performing companies listed in the San Diego Stock Exchange Index for the first quarter in 2011.

  • Economic indicators show growth, drop in jobless claims

    After more than a year of analysts looking to the slightest positive signs that the U.S. economy might be picking up, figures from the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011 may finally point to growth across the board.

  • Expert Insights: Community Banks

    Tory Nixon is the executive vice president and president of the San Diego Division of California Bank & Trust. He has nearly 20 years of banking and finance experience, including executive positions at Bank of America and Bay Area Development Company. Nixon oversees the bank’s operations in San Diego and Riverside counties and is a member of the its Executive Management Committee and the Asset and Liability Committee..

  • Expert Insights: Credit Unions

    Teresa Halleck is CEO and president of San Diego County Credit Union, the largest financial institution based in San Diego County. Halleck was president and CEO of Golden 1 Credit Union in Sacramento – the largest credit union in California – and has more than 20 years of financial institutions industry experience. She currently serves as a board and executive committee member of the California Credit Union League.

  • Financial advisers, investors bring optimism to 2011

    It has been a tumultuous few years for the American economy, but according to a recent Independent Investor Outlook Report released by the Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW), investors think 2011 is going to shape up pretty well.

  • Commodity prices up on global growth, inflationary fears

    Growth in emerging markets and unpredictable world events have conspired to push up commodity prices over the last year, sparking inflationary fears that have fed the market for precious metals.

  • Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.91 pct.

    The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose for the fourth straight week, but still remains below 5 percent.

  • Wells Fargo plans to expand in China

    Wells Fargo & Co., the U.S. bank with the largest branch network, plans to expand in China and add more staff as it joins rivals in boosting assets in the world’s second-largest economy.

  • Consumers buy more retail goods in March

    Consumers spent more in March on furniture, electronics and at restaurants, but also paid more for gas.

  • Star ratings stable for local banks

    Fewer San Diego County banks saw their ratings go up last quarter, but stability continues to be the rule, with most ratings holding steady.

  • Risk of inflation remains low, local experts say

    Soaring prices of many commodities have induced concerns that the U.S. economy could fall victim to inflation, but local economists say there’s little reason to believe the risk is serious.

  • Time, not timing, is key to successful investing in challenging times

    The last few years have been a real challenge for investors. Going from peaks to valleys has tested the resolve of many people – most who consider themselves “long-term” investors – and common wisdom suggests more volatility is expected.

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