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Why Bank Earnings Report Might Be Old News

Author: Lorie Marsh

Many publicly traded banks wrapped up their second-quarter earnings reports before the end of July. Some banks didn’t, but for that group, investors actually might have had an early window into their performance: The banks’ quarterly regulatory filings, known as “call reports,” were likely already available, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame.

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Want An Early Peek At Bank Profits? Get It From U.S. Government

Author: Lorie Marsh

There’s a hidden way to get detailed financial data on publicly traded U.S. banks days before the companies release their earnings. The information is accurate, free, and -- most important -- totally legal.

The source is the federal government, which publishes snapshots of banks’ financial pictures, known as call reports, on a hard-to-find website

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New Study Shows That Call Reports Matter to US Markets

Author: Lorie Marsh

Independent research by the University of Notre Dame shows that bank call reports have a material effect on U.S. equity markets. Conclusions also state that the effect increases as asset size decreases, indicating that small and medium-sized banks are quietly releasing a flood of mandatory but market-moving information to the public with little to no fanfare.…

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