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

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

Red-Hot Bank ETFs Might Run Into Some Steep Resistance Soon

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From Dana Lyons: The recent breakout in financials is occurring right into potential chart resistance.
NASDAQ:KBWB February 18, 2017 8:19am

Consider These ETFs As Interest Rates Rise

From Zacks: Against widespread assumptions, the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen fanned the possibility of faster hikes in rates in the coming months. Though no timeline has been provided yet and the decision will be “data-dependent,” the Fed indicated that a prolonged wait to eliminate accommodating monetary policy would be “unwise."
NASDAQ:KBWB February 16, 2017 7:20am

It’s Time To Buy The Dip In Financial ETFs

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From Zacks: The financial sector, which accounts for around one-fifth of the S&P 500 index, is now into the Q4 earnings reporting cycle. The trend has been favorable so far with three major banks crushing estimates on both lines while three others reporting mixed results.
NYSE:XLF January 21, 2017 8:43am

Goldman Sachs Q4 Earnings Surge, Beating Expectations

From Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) early Wednesday posted better than expected fourth quarter earnings results, logging revenue growth across nearly all business units.
NYSE:GS January 18, 2017 8:10am

U.S. Bancorp Turns In A Solid Q4

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From U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) early Wednesday posted better than expected fourth quarter earnings results, as both profit and revenue beat expectations.

Regional Banking ETF Hits New All-Time Highs

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From Zacks: For investors seeking momentum, SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE - Free Report) is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high, and is up about 70.3% from its 52-week low price of $32.63/share.
NYSE:KRE January 4, 2017 10:33am

These Bank Stocks Are All Up 60% Or More This Year

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From Zacks: The operating environment has not been favorable since the beginning of 2016, but the finance sector has finally emerged triumphant. The nation’s economic health, which the sector is largely dependent on, has improved decently as indicated by increasing real GDP numbers, declining unemployment rate, improving consumer spending and stabilizing housing market.
NYSE:XLF December 26, 2016 9:44am

Despite The Trump Bump, Bank Stocks Are Still Looking Very Weak

From Eric Bush, CFA: It has certainly been a good couple of weeks for financial stocks. But the good times still haven’t been good enough to bring bank stocks out of last place among 24 developed market industry groups.
NYSE:XLF December 2, 2016 12:21pm

Financials Struggling to Adjust to Flattening Rate Curve

From Mike Larson: As global markets attempt to digest the prospect of rising rates in the U.S., it pays to examine how the financials have been faring amid a flattening rate curve.
NYSE:XLF September 2, 2016 9:40am

Financials Outperformed in August, but Here’s Why That’s Likely to End Soon

The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF) led most major sector ETFs in August with a 3.6% monthly gain, but the financials could be in for a rude awakening soon due to a flattening yield curve.
NYSE:XLF September 1, 2016 11:39am

World’s Biggest Asset Manager Downgrades European Banks To Sell, Expects Global Slowdown

europeanTyler Durden:  Exactly one month ago we reported that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, had downgraded global equities to Neutral, saying "U.S. valuations are elevated."
NASDAQ:EUFN July 6, 2016 10:59am

European Banks Have Their Worst Two Day Stretch EVER As The Global Financial Crisis Intensifies

banksOver the last two trading days, European banks have lost 23 percent of their value.  Let that number sink it for a bit.  In just a two day stretch, nearly a quarter of the value of all European banks has been wiped out. 
NASDAQ:EUFN June 28, 2016 3:42pm

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