Financial Sector’s Sudden Downturn Brings Bearish ETFs Into Focus

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Lately, we have seen some near term resistance in the Financial sector, which has been one of the best performers since Trump’s election as President.
NYSE:XLF January 17, 2017 12:11pm

Financial ETFs On The Rise After A Slew Of Banking Stock Earnings

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With a slew of major U.S. banks reporting earnings this morning, finance-focused ETFs naturally are garnering a lot of attention -- and racking up more gains.
NYSE:XLF January 13, 2017 10:57am

Financials, Small Caps Continue To Outperform Under Trump

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As I’ve pointed out before, investors seem to be betting that, despite the uphill battle ahead, Trump can deliver on financial deregulation.
NYSE:XLF January 4, 2017 8:12am

These Are The Best Banking Stocks To Buy For Trump’s Presidency

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From Bob Ciura: Now that the election is over, investors should position their portfolios toward the stocks that will benefit from a Trump presidency. Bank stocks have been among the market’s best performers since the election.
NYSE:XLF December 30, 2016 7:20am

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

Will Trump Tear Up Dodd-Frank? The Market Is Betting on It

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The top beneficiary of the Trump rally so far has been the banking industry, with bets driven by the potential for higher lending rates and stronger economic growth in the coming months, not to mention the president-elect’s pledge to reject any new financial regulations.
NYSE:XLF December 20, 2016 6:43am

Profit Taking Begins In Financial, Real Estate ETFs

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial today points out some interesting options activity in the largest S&P 500 fund, along with some rising outflows in financial and real estate ETFs.
NYSE:XLF December 19, 2016 1:17pm

BlackRock: Buy Banks, Sell Utilities For 2017

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We believe three major themes—and a few key risks—are poised to shape markets in 2017. BlackRock's Richard Turnill explains.
NYSE:XLF December 15, 2016 6:35am

Is There Any Upside Left In Financials?

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From Taki Tsaklanos: We forecasted that financial stocks would be outperformers in the second half of this year, and we published that forecast in the summer: Financials Setting Up For Very Strong Rally In 2016.
NYSE:XLF December 13, 2016 6:50am

Financial ETFs Seeing Relentless Investor Demand

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Today in our ETF/Index Options recap, we point out the insatiable desire for upside in the largest Financial Equity based ETF, XLF (SPDR Financial) via 6% out-of-the-money January 25 calls in the product.
NYSE:XLF December 12, 2016 1:16pm

Investors Are Starting To Hedge Their Bets On Financials

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch in his daily fund flows update notes some unusual options activity surrounding a popular financial ETF, along with some very bullish bets taking place in the wider markets.
NYSE:SPY December 6, 2016 12:45pm

Goldman Sachs Continues To Power Financial ETFs Higher

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch brings investors his daily fund flows update, which today points out continued upside bets in the options market for financials, along with even more inflows into energy.
NYSE:XLF December 5, 2016 1:05pm

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

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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 Are Having Their Best Month Ever

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From Tyler Durden: Monday's short-lived correction in US bank stocks did nothing to tarnish the shocking exuberance of the month of November.
NYSE:XLF November 30, 2016 6:39am

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