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Consultant: World’s Biggest Banks Are in Deep Trouble

The world's largest global banks are facing an existential crisis, and only drastic measures will save the ones bold enough to transform themselves into profitable businesses again, says McKinsey & Co.
NYSE:XLF September 14, 2016 9:09am

Wells Fargo Account-Opening Scandal Brings Focus on “Too Big To Fail” Banks Once Again

wells-fargo-logoFrom Michael Snyder: Do you remember when our politicians promised to do something about the “too big to fail” banks?  Well, they didn’t, and now the chickens are coming home to roost.  On Thursday, it was announced that one of those “too big to fail” banks, Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), has been slapped with 185 million dollars in penalties.
NYSE:WFC September 9, 2016 7:07am

PayPal/MasterCard Deal Fails to Lift Financial ETF

financial banksThe Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF) pulled back this afternoon, despite news of a business deal between two popular payment processors.
NASDAQ:PYPL September 6, 2016 12:12pm

Will REITs Prosper in Their Own Sector?

real estateFrom Zacks Research: As Standard & Poors gets set to jettison REITs from financials into their own sector, it pays to examine current valuations and weigh the risks.
NYSE:IYR September 3, 2016 8:08am

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 9:09am

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 11:11am

Rising Credit Stress Could Signal Big Problems for Financials

From Mike Larson: The credit markets are showing signs of growing stress, which could seen spell trouble for the financials.
NYSE:XLF August 19, 2016 8:08am

Financials Could be the Best Performing Sector for the Rest of 2016

financial banksFrom Investing Haven: If anything, risk sentiment seems to be back in the market. Now if that holds true, it will be a critical piece of information to investors as it will determine where the biggest gains reside in the coming 6 to 12 months.
NYSE:XLF July 25, 2016 12:12pm

Finance ETFs in Focus as Major Banks Report Earnings

financial banksFinance ETFs are on the move Thursday morning, as some key banks have reported positive quarterly earnings results.
NYSE:BLK July 14, 2016 10:10am

Is It Time to Look for Reversal?

morningcallScott Redler: World markets are mixed this morning as investors try to figure out what's next. Last week we discussed the small head and shoulders pattern that was forming in the market and some weakness in sectors that could lead to a pull-back. The signal to pare down some risk on a short time-frame came when
ETF BASIC NEWS August 19, 2013 9:09am

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Could Twist In The Wind Until Next Week

morningcallS&P futures up one or two handles this morning as it was a fairly quiet holiday weekend overall. Some bears thought/hoped we might get some fireworks out of the G20 summit, but, besides the meteorite, the prevailing tone is that
NYSE:GLD February 19, 2013 11:11am

Why The Student Loan Bubble Is The Next Subprime (FAS, SKF, FAZ, XLF, WFC, BAC, JPM)

Martin Hutchinson: Don't look now but there's another giant bubble out there. It's so big it rivals subprime. I'm talking about the student loan bubble.  Recently, the outstanding volume of student loans passed $1 trillion. What's more bothersome is that the average individual amount owed by new college
NYSE:FAS April 5, 2012 12:12pm

Banks: The Financials Have Barely Moved Relative To 2007 Highs (XLF, SKF, FAS, FAZ, XLY)

Chris Ciovacco:  Financial stocks have been immensely disliked by investors relative to other options since the peak in late 2006/early 2007.  If you look at the performance of financial stocks relative to the S&P 500 on a longer-term basis, the recent “surge” off the December 2011 lows is far from significant in

NYSE:FAS March 20, 2012 11:11am

Sometimes It’s What You DON’T Own That Boosts Your Odds Of Success (XLF, XLB, XLI, SPY, BAC, C, GS)

Ron Rowland: It’s easy to get caught up in recent stock market action. Then there are investment advisors who often go to the other extreme, urging their clients to ignore current events and think “long term.” The correct answer is somewhere in between.
NYSE:SPY November 3, 2011 4:16pm

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