The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)

198.52
6.00 3.10
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 192.53
Day Low/High 193.10 / 198.89
52 Wk Low/High 151.70 / 275.31
Avg Volume 3.87M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 371.97M
Market Cap 71.62B
EPS 25.60
P/E Ratio 13.64
Div & Yield 3.20 (1.62%)
Why I Like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs as Inflation Hedges: Market Recon

Why I Like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs as Inflation Hedges: Market Recon

Both should hold up well if inflation heats up.

Green Is Good

Gordon Gekko, in the movie "Wall Street", once stated that "Greed is Good". I have substituted the word Green for Greed for much of my career when the broad equity indices would rally from deep in the hole all the way to the plus side. Of course, an...

Game On, Sarge Is Here

Good Morning,  Just Who Is This Guy? My name is Stephen Guilfoyle, an Irish kid from Queens, NY. I am one of the columnists at Real Money Pro. I also co-manage TheStreet's "Stocks Under $10" with Chris Versace. Folks in the business usually call me ...

Logic Is Our Weapon; Emotion Is Our Enemy: Market Recon

Logic Is Our Weapon; Emotion Is Our Enemy: Market Recon

Some of the recent money that just piled into equities in January has already headed for the exits.

9 Banking Bets, From Main Street to Wall Street

9 Banking Bets, From Main Street to Wall Street

These advisors see long-term opportunities in the financial sector, including small-cap managers and large investment firms.

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

The Dow wasn't able to hang on to its gains.

Curb Your Enthusiasm!

"I am trying to elevate small talk to medium talk." -- Larry David Every day at about this hour I review my trading/investing of the last 1-2 days. Upon that review I am pleased -- but I am not patting myself in the back (this is part of my process ...

More Housekeeping Items

Late last week I doubled my bank shorts. Today bank stocks are down between 5% and 10%. I am now covering all of my bank shorts into the teeth of the steep market decline: Citigroup $72.86, Bank of America $29.57 and JPMorgan Chase at $106.58. I am ...

Another Housekeeping Item

I spent most of January expanding my Goldman Sachs short. But, I am now covering a portion of my GS short at $254.50 -- after the shares have fallen by -$18 in the last two trading days. While maintaining my intermediate term bearishness on this nam...

For Traders Only: Look at What's Up Today

If you are interested (as I am) in looking for individual long rentals in order to play for a possible market recovery over the near term (and solely from a trading basis) -- I would begin by looking at stocks that are up in a sea of red today. This...

Staying Nimble and Opportunistic

Reflecting a tactical (and contrarian) view that the markets may move back a bit higher over the very near term, I have moved back to small sized in Citigroup , JPMorgan Chase   and Bank of America . And I have moved back to medium sized in Goldman ...

Adding to Dillard's and Macy's Longs

I continued to add to my Dillard's and Macy's longs today. I pressed my Goldman Sachs short.

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

The Dow was the lone index to close trading in the green.

Mentioning Financials

I have not mentioned financials in a long while -- basically because I haven't been trading the space. I have very small tag end shorts in Action Alerts PLUS holding Citigroup , Bank of America , and Action Alerts PLUS holding JPMorgan Chase which I...

Midday Observations

A couple of midday observations: * GM has recently garnered a lot of Wall Street sponsorship (in the form of upgrades) in recent weeks. But, with an assist from poor guidance at Ford , the shares have noticeably underperformed. I have recently added...

Goldman Sees 'High Probability' of Market Correction: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Goldman Sees 'High Probability' of Market Correction: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

The bull market could turn around in the coming months.

Low Beta Shorts

Tactically (besides my large SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust and iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF shorts) I have placed greater emphasis on a number of relatively low beta individual stock shorts in the last week -- like Starbuck's , Unilever , Pr...

Trade of the Week: Short AAPL

Bull markets often ignore (and rationalize) adverse developments -- especially in their maturing stage. Case in point, Action Alerts PLUS holding Apple -- whose near term outlook looks like it is deteriorating. This, from Nikkei Asian Review overnig...

An Overvalued Goldman

Goldman Sachs was featured in a cover story in Barron's over the weekend. Though I still bleed Barron's blue, quite frankly, this puff piece had little substance to show for it and failed to highlight any of the real challenges facing the brokerage....

Biotech Looks Good and I'm Buying

Biotech Looks Good and I'm Buying

The sector has been a great trading group lately and I bought these 2 names this morning.

Offering These Shorts

While I am out this afternoon, I will be offering the following shorts (but I live slightly above the market) in the following names: Morgan Stanley , Goldman Sachs , Netflix , General Motors , Lincoln National , Caterpillar , and Action Alerts PLUS...

Procter & Gamble Is No Longer The King of the Forest - It's The Cowardly Lion

"I'm afraid there's no denyin' I'm just a dandy-lion A fate I don't deserve I'm sure I could show my prowess Be a lion, not a mouse If I only had the nerve." - The Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz) I placed Procter and Gamble on my Best Ideas (short) on ...

Jim Cramer on Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein's Bitcoin Views

Jim Cramer on Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein's Bitcoin Views

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer thinks bitcoin prices got too expensive.

Pressing GS Short, Adding to SPY

I am pressing my Goldman Sachs short (Trade of the Week) and I just added a trading layer (short) again on my large short at $283.05 now.

Cramer: The Window of Opportunity Shuts Fast

Cramer: The Window of Opportunity Shuts Fast

You can find great buys in this bull market, but you have to be nimble.

Today's Trades

I reestablished my Twitter long between $22.90 and $23.25. I have moved to a medium sized short in Goldman Sachs at $262.00. This is my only medium sized individual equity short -- the others are small to tag ends. I remain with (and I am expanding)...

Trade of the Week - Short Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Group  had a poor quarterly report recently -- both absolutely and relatively. Despite that, the shares have prospered, rising from about $214 in early September to $256.12 at Friday's close. While GS is seen as a leveraged play to the...

Where Is Goldman Sachs Headed From Here?

Where Is Goldman Sachs Headed From Here?

GS has weakened recently but there is chart support nearby.

Where I Stand Now

I have a very large SPDR S&P 500 ETF short (a smattering of PowerShares QQQ ETF puts) and a sizable iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (bond) short. I have a relatively low gross exposure to individual equities (long and short), but I hold a total o...

A New Target Price for Bank of America

A New Target Price for Bank of America

Bank of America is likely to go much higher. You need a new strategy.