Posts Tagged ‘financial ETF’s’

Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Time To Buy Bank Stocks?

September 26th, 2014

bankGeorge Leong: While it’s well known that technology has led the broader stock market higher, there is a safer and more conservative play for investors at this time, according to my stock analysis. Where? Investors may Read more…


What Are Bank Stocks Telling Us?

May 29th, 2014

financial banksMitchell Clark: This stock market continues to show material resilience as financials have turned a bit and are helping the S&P 500 index. Read more…


Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Poised To Breakdown Following Bearish Sell Signal

May 7th, 2014

buyers and sellersDavid Becker: Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) gapped lower on Monday and continued to trade down on Tuesday.  Financials have been under significant pressure following announcements by JP Morgan, which puts into question trading revenues Read more…


Financial ETFs To Watch On Bank Earnings

May 6th, 2014

financial banksThe financial sector, which accounts for around one-fifth of the S&P 500 index, had an outstanding 2013.  An improved asset market and sound balance sheet primarily helped the sector regain its ground lost five years bank in recession. Read more…


Is Citigroup Inc Plan Rejection Trouble For These ETFs?

March 28th, 2014

citigroupSweta Killa: One of the five U.S. banking biggies – Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) – has been hard hit by the rejection of its capital plan by the Fed in the 2014 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) stress test. This is the second time in three Read more…


Financial ETFs To Play The Bank Stress Tests

March 26th, 2014

bankThe results of the much awaited Federal Reserve’s annual test of the big banks’ financial health indicate a brighter picture than last year. The stress test – first conducted in 2009 after the collapse of big financial institutions like Lehman Brothers Read more…


Financial ETFs Re-Emerge As Market Leaders

March 24th, 2014

follow-the-leaderDavid Fabian: The release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes and Janet Yellen’s inaugural address as Chairman of the FOMC was a closely watched event this week.  The initial reaction to an additional $10 billion tapering in monthly asset purchases combined Read more…


Best and Worst ETFs In The Financial Sector

January 21st, 2014

financial banksDavid Trainer: The Financials sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 45 ETFs and 224 mutual funds Read more…


Top Ranked Regional Banking ETF In Focus

December 23rd, 2013

in focus spotlightThe finance sector has been the earnings leader this year, adding double-digit returns so far this year. It contributed 19.2% to the Index earnings year to date, the highest among all sectors. Read more…


Why It’s Crucial To Watch Bank Stocks

October 16th, 2013

financial banksSasha Cekerevac: One of the most eagerly anticipated sectors to watch during this earnings season is bank stocks (NYSEARCA:XLF) and how they are dealing with the shift in interest rates and the impact on the housing market. Read more…


The Banking Sector: Better, With Room For Improvement

October 4th, 2013

bankFive years after the 2008 financial crisis, the US financial system – the proximate cause of the crisis – is in much better shape. Leverage levels are considerably lower and a regulatory overhaul has left US financial institutions better capitalized Read more…


Does Your Portfolio Need A Financial ETF? (XLF, RWW, KME, KRE, IAI, IAK)

August 24th, 2012

Eric Dutram: Although scandals and worries over euro zone debt continue to hang over the financial sector, the segment has been undeniably a great place to be in 2012. Industries in this sector have risen either in line or well above the broad market Read more…


Why You Should Never Trust A U.S. Money Center Bank, Or Buy One (QABA, JPM, C, BAC, GS, ZION, ASBC)

June 27th, 2012

Joseph L. Shaefer: If I am doing right by our clients, subscribers, and online readers, it is my responsibility to advise what in my opinion should be avoided, as well as that which should be considered. Read more…


Bad Jobs Report Is Just A Taste Of The Collapse That Is Coming For The Markets (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, BAC, C)

June 1st, 2012

Michael Snyder: Another month, another bad jobs report.  For the month of May, the U.S. economy only added 69,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%. Read more…


Collapse Of Derivatives Market: $2 Billion Loss By J.P. Morgan Is Just A Preview (XLF, FAZ, FAS, SKF, BAC, C)

May 13th, 2012

Michael Snyder: When news broke of a 2 billion dollar trading loss by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM), much of the financial world was absolutely stunned.  But the truth is that this is just the beginning.  This is just a very small preview of what Read more…


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