Archive for the ‘NYSE:KBE’ Category

Bank Stocks Buck Trend, Head Down After Fed Meeting

March 23rd, 2015

bank1Rick Pendergraft:  How important are the carefully chosen words of the Federal Open Market Committee? They are very important. Read more…


ETFs To Take Advantage Of A Fed Stimulus Pullback

August 5th, 2014

investDavid Fabian:  The most recent Fed statement indicated the reserve bank is still on schedule to reduce its monthly bond purchases by this coming fall and speculation is now rising about when the first rate hike will come into play. The majority of economists Read more…


Why Bitcoin Is More Than A Made-Up Investment Bubble

July 21st, 2014

bitcoinHalf a year after bitcoin fever peaked with a price surge above $1,100, most financial types still consider the virtual currency a faddish investment bubble. And, of course, that’s exactly what the programmers and utopians backing bitcoin would like and expect to see – deep skepticism among Read more…


Credit Suisse Admits Guilt, But Has Anything Changed?

May 20th, 2014

credit-suisseAnd the hits keep on coming. Credit Suisse Group AG (ADR)(NYSE:CS) became the first major bank in more than two decades to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing, admitted to conspiring to aid U.S. based clients in a tax evasion in a scheme. As punishment the bank will pay Read more…


Two ETFs To Watch This Week (KBE, XRT)

May 7th, 2014

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: Tuesday’s action was a definitely a negative for the current rally, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both suffering a clear distribution day. We continue to see the battle between the relative strength of the S&P 500 Read more…


Monitoring The Weakness In Financial Stocks

April 22nd, 2014

market outlookMorpheus Trading: Stocks closed higher across the board, but volume finished about 20% off Thursday’s pace, so it was very light. Although the price and volume action has not been that impressive during the bounce off the lows, the market could continue Read more…


Will Better Weather Improve Profits for U.S. Banks?

February 27th, 2014

weathermanIt’s the weather. Whenever a weaker-than-expected economic report is released for a cold month, pundits always blame the weather. It’s become a Read more…


America’s Shrinking Deficit: Get Positioned For The Taper

August 14th, 2013

Ben_BernankeETF Base:  The Fed’s bond buying spree is the largest central bank action ever. Its reversal, and eventual exit, will be even bigger. Read more…


3 Regional Bank ETFs Poised To Outperform In 2013

July 29th, 2013

bankAs expected, this earnings season has been pretty underwhelming. Companies in a number of sectors have posted sluggish quarters, failing to beat analyst estimates, or suggesting that future quarters will not be as robust. Read more…


Consumers Face Difficult Summer, But ETF Profit Opportunities Are Plentiful

July 17th, 2013

opportunityDavid Fabian: Welcome to the summer of 2013 – where the majority of the country is embroiled in rising temperatures, rising oil prices, and rising interest rates. This three-pronged attack may ultimately start to cool down the white hot stock Read more…


Are Banks and Housing About to Get Crushed by Rising Rates?

July 12th, 2013

banksThe evidence is everywhere: mortgage rates are at a two-year high, applications have fallen for four straight weeks after climbing for more than a year, and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says he would have to “push back” if the impact of Read more…


The Banks Are Firmly Higher After Some Early Indecision

July 12th, 2013

sandpS&P futures are basically flat this morning and the focus from traders this morning is on the banks after earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). The banks delivered solid reports this Read more…


S&P 500 Index: Stock Bulls Face Key Tests This Week

July 1st, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Stocks rallied to kick-off the holiday-shortened week on better than expected economic news. From Bloomberg: Read more…


SPDR KBW Bank ETF (KBE) Continues To Show Great Relative Strength

June 27th, 2013

sellbuyStocks rallied for the second straight day on lighter volume, with most averages closing up near 1.0% on the session. The small-cap Russell 2000 was a noticeable laggard, gaining only 0.3%; however, it was the first major index to recently test support Read more…


Two Banking ETFs Looking For More Gains In Q2

March 29th, 2013

bankThe broad U.S. benchmarks are now at all-time highs, buoyed by improving economic fundamentals and a loose monetary policy. As such, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), tracking the broad S&P 500 index, is up 9.3% year-to-date. Read more…


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