Banks' Big Year: Scandals, Job Cuts, Top Sector

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Dominic Chu reviews the year in banking news from legal troubles and fines to job cuts and bank stocks leading the way as the best performing sector of the S&P 500 in 2012. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

Are Emerging-Market Stocks a Smart Bet?
20:01 - Emerging-market equities are heading for a period of calm, according to U.S. traders. The CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index is hovering near the lowest level in a year. The projections for narrower price swings, derived from options bets on the biggest exchange-traded fund for developing stocks, come as investors grow increasingly confident that policy makers will be able to shore up global growth amid market turmoil from Turkey to the U.K. Bloomberg's Elena Popina has more on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
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