Can Trump Deliver On His Fiscal Reform Promises?

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This week I will be in Washington, D.C., attending Evercore ISI’s Energy Policy & Geopolitics Conference, where I will be visiting senior staff from the White House infrastructure team and House Energy and Commerce Committee.
NYSE:XLF April 24, 2017 4:05pm

Banks In Focus As Fiduciary Rule Continues To Hang

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From Invesco: On April 7, 2017, a final rule delaying the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) fiduciary rule by 60 days was published in the Federal Register, pushing the applicability date from April 10 to June 9 of this year. But while the extension is settled, there is still a long road ahead for this rule.
NYSE:XLF April 20, 2017 6:44am

Financial ETF Continues To Falter As Bank Earnings Disappoint

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From Jon Markman: Last week, the awakening began. In the tawny uptown offices, big banks reported mostly dismal results and warned the economic Trump bump was more smoke than fire.
NYSE:XLF April 18, 2017 1:03pm

Bearish Options Bets Roll In Against The XLF

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows report, which today points out continued weakness in financials, along with some outflows in energy funds following last week's big crude oil bounce.
NYSE:XLF April 17, 2017 12:13pm

First Round Of Big Bank Earnings Not As Bad As Feared

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From Brad Hoppmann: The equity markets have been mired in uncertainty this week, as geopolitical hotspots Syria, North Korea and Afghanistan all have caused a bit of a risk-off trade in stocks.
NYSE:XLF April 14, 2017 7:02am

Weak Lending Trends Don’t Bode Well For Upcoming Bank Earnings

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From Brad Hoppmann: You’ve heard the expression, "beg, steal or borrow." Well, I don’t know about begging or stealing. But when it comes to borrowing, things are going slow.
NYSE:XLF April 12, 2017 8:27am

Banks Expected To Post Lackluster Earnings Results Next Week

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The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF) has gained nearly 20% since the November election, but that run-up certainly doesn't have much, if anything, to do with underlying fundamentals.
NYSE:XLF April 10, 2017 10:20am

Traders Are Starting To Bet Against Financials Again

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In our ETF/Index Options recap this morning, we talk about what appears to be a change of sentiment materializing in what has been one of the better performing sectors in 2017, Financials.
NYSE:XLF April 4, 2017 11:57am

Ten Years After The Crisis Hit, Has The Financial Sector Learned Its Lesson?

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From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: It never ceases to amaze me how quickly and thoroughly our nation’s decision-makers and investors forget the lessons of history.
NYSE:XLF April 3, 2017 8:56am

What If Trump’s Policies Aren’t Bullish For Banks After All?

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From Zacks: There are enough reasons for banks and their investors to cheer, as President Trump’s policy goals appear to open a number of avenues for profitability. Among others, the expected roll back of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has been limiting banks’ business flexibility, could come as a big support.
NYSE:XLF March 26, 2017 7:30am

Investors Pull Huge Money Out Of Equity Funds, With Financials Hit Hardest

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From Tyler Durden: The latest evidence that rumors of Trumpflation trade's death are not greatly exaggerated came overnight from Bank of America which reported that based equity funds saw net outflows of $8.9 billion, the largest in 38 weeks.
NYSE:XLF March 24, 2017 8:52am

Financial ETF In Danger Of Making A Very Bearish Double Top

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From Taki Tsaklanos: Investors are taking patterns on the very long term charts very serious. If a very obvious and important pattern unfolds on a +10 year chart, it is wise not to ignore it.
NYSE:XLF March 23, 2017 6:30am

Financials Look Overextended As U.S. “Big Four” Banks Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap

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From Tyler Durden: For the first time ever, the market cap of America's "Big Four" banks topped $1 trillion, having surged 30% since Donald Trump was elected president.
NYSE:XLF March 21, 2017 7:59am

These Major Banks Are Poised To Benefit From Rising Rates

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From Bob Ciura: It’s official: The Federal Reserve raised interest rates at its March meeting. On March 15, the U.S. central bank announced its second interest rate hike in the past three months.
NYSE:XLF March 16, 2017 1:36pm

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