Posts Tagged ‘financials’

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…


Rising Interest Rate Environment Bullish For Insurance ETFs

December 18th, 2013

insuranceWith QE3 tapering on the table and an improving economic scenario, the insurance industry is performing remarkably well compared to other corners of the financial space. The segment is expected to be the clear beneficiary of a rising interest rate environment. Read more…


Financial ETFs To Watch On Volcker Rule Implementation

December 13th, 2013

bankIn the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, the government sought to put in a variety of rules in order to prevent such a collapse from ever happening again. At the center of this process was the Dodd-Frank regulations which came into being in 2010. Read more…


Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over

December 3rd, 2013

banksThe too big to fail banks (NYSEARCA:XLF) have a larger share of the U.S. banking industry than they have ever had before.  So if having banks that were too big to fail was a “problem” back in 2008, what is it today?  As you will read about below, the total number of banks Read more…


Danger Zone: Momentum Investors and The Financial Sector

November 26th, 2013

wall-street-etfDavid Trainer: Regulators are cracking down on the financial sector. As they dole out punishments that fit the crimes, regulators are finally closing many of the illegal trading loopholes that have driven so much of Wall Street profits over the past decade. Read more…


Can The SPDR KBW Regional Banking (ETF) Hold The Highs?

November 19th, 2013

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: An ugly selloff in the final 90 minutes of trading forced most broad averages into negative territory by the close. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 held up fairly well, but the late plunge created ugly bearish reversal candles Read more…


Why Big Banks Are Only Good For Dividends

October 27th, 2013

financial banks: Back in early August, I turned negative on the big banks and suggested that a bearish double-top was forming on the Bank Index chart. At that time, the Bank Index Read more…


Stay Away From Big U.S. Banks

October 25th, 2013

banksMike Larson: Un-investible. It’s an ugly word, but it’s exactly how I would describe the shares of major U.S. banks (NYSEARCA:XLF). If you own any of them — JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo Read more…


Reasons To Be Bullish On Financial ETFs

October 21st, 2013

financial banksThe financial sector is one of the best performers this year thanks to a reviving banking sector in the U.S. In fact, the recent rally in the equity market was mostly supported by financial stocks. 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…


Should Investors Wait On The Sidelines?

October 15th, 2013

Wall streetSasha Cekerevac: The last Federal Reserve meeting on September 17 and 18 was one of the most shocking in recent memory. It wasn’t shocking what the Fed did; rather, it was what the Fed didn’t do that was shocking. Read more…


3 Sector ETFs That Could Emerge As Winners In Q4

October 10th, 2013

new etfsThough uncertainty over the Fed’s policy as well as the partial government shutdown are keeping the markets volatile, U.S. equites are still near their all-time highs. This is primarily thanks to upbeat labor data, recovering hosing fundamentals Read more…


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