How to avoid paying too much when you refinance your mortgage

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    Bank of America Stocks Chief Gallo Considers Leaving After Snub

    (Bloomberg) -- When Bank of America Corp. recently elevated its next class of senior executives, one name was conspicuously absent: Fab Gallo.Few would have bet against the marathon-running head of the firm’s global equities division, especially after he set a revenue record early this year amid the messiest markets in a generation. Yet after a leaked recording of a conference call thrust Gallo’s blunt communications style into the public, and turbulence emerged in parts of his business, the bank’s bosses left him behind.While eight colleagues got invited to join the firm’s elite management team in late July, Gallo was told to split duties with a former subordinate.The snub has drawn attention across Wall Street, turning a spotlight on an executive known for pushing subordinates especially hard. It has since prompted discussions between him and senior executives about how long he will remain at the investment bank, according to people familiar with...
    8 Aug by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

    Bank of America Stocks Chief Considers Leaving After Snub

    (Bloomberg) -- When Bank of America Corp. recently elevated its next class of senior executives, one name was conspicuously absent: Fab Gallo.Few would have bet against the marathon-running head of the firm’s global equities division, especially after he set a revenue record early this year amid the messiest markets in a generation. Yet after a leaked recording of a conference call thrust Gallo’s blunt communications style into the public, and turbulence emerged in parts of his business, the bank’s bosses left him behind.While eight colleagues got invited to join the firm’s elite management team in late July, Gallo was told to split duties with a former subordinate.The snub has drawn attention across Wall Street, turning a spotlight on an executive known for pushing subordinates especially hard. It has since prompted discussions between him and senior executives about how long he will remain at the investment bank, according to people familiar with...
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    Mike Khouw's Alibaba Trade Ahead Of Earnings

    On CNBC's "Options Action," Mike Khouw suggested that investors with a long position in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - ADR (NYSE: BABA) should consider a less risky alternative going into earnings.Khouw wants to sell the September $235 put for a credit of $8 and buy the September $260/$285 call spread for total cost of $7. With the options structure, he collects a premium of $1. If the stock rallies through $285, Khouw is going to make a profit of $26 or a little over 10% of the current price. If the stock drops below $235, he would have to buy it at $235, but his entry price would be $234 or around 7% below the current price. If the stock doesn't move at all, the $235 strike put and $285 strike call would decay more than $260 call, so it could be possible to collect more than $1, explained Khouw.Tony Zhang...
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    Buffett’s Grim View of Air Travel Realized in $10 Billion Charge

    (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett’s dire airline predictions have hit close to home.After dumping his stakes in airlines earlier this year with a warning that the pandemic had unleashed fundamental change on that business, Buffett’s own Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a roughly $10 billion impairment charge tied to Precision Castparts, its massive maker of plane parts. A vaccine may be the only remedy for the pandemic’s “particularly severe” impact on the aerospace market, Berkshire said.“The Covid-19 pandemic produced material declines in commercial air travel during the second quarter,” Berkshire said Saturday in a regulatory filing discussing second-quarter results. “Airlines responded by reducing and/or cancelling aircraft orders, which is resulting in significant reductions in build rates by aircraft manufacturers and significant inventory reduction initiatives being implemented by PCC’s customers.”At Berkshire’s annual meeting in May, Buffett announced a full reversal on his airline bet, with his conglomerate going from one of the biggest shareholders...