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

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

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

Investors Poured $7.2 Billion Into Financial ETFs Last Week

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From Tyler Durden: Last weekend, we reported that as a result of the Trump victory, the market underwent some truly staggering asset rotations and fund flows, leading to trillions in gains (for equities) and losses (for credit).
NYSE:XLF November 18, 2016 6:37am

Financial ETF Has Surged on Trump’s Win, But Flows Tell A Different Story

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch brings investors his daily fund flows update, which today points out a lack of interest in a high-flying financial ETF, despite the fund leading the markets higher.
NYSE:XLF November 11, 2016 11:55am

BlackRock: Financials A Big Winner from Trump Victory

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The BlackRock Investment Institute shares the implications of Donald Trump's unexpected election win.
NYSE:XLF November 10, 2016 6:53am

Much-Maligned Financials Helping Push Markets Higher

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch draws attention to unusual recent options activity in the financials, and how the sector and other major areas of the markets are reacting to Trump's landmark victory last night.
NYSE:XLF November 9, 2016 2:11pm

Here’s Why Financials Could Lead Stocks Higher In 2017

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From Taki Tsaklanos: Market conditions are challenging, and investors are facing a hard time with lots of volatility over the course of the last 24 months. Gold, for instance, rallied strongly this year until right after the Brexit. Likewise, crude oil doubled in price this year after it went through its steepest collapse in history.
NYSE:XLF November 8, 2016 10:28am

Bearish Traders Are Circling This Financial ETF

banksYesterday, put buyers betting on downside for the financials appeared in XLF (SPDR Financial Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%), snapping up the December 19 strikes in the marketplace.
NYSE:XLF November 4, 2016 1:55pm

Largest Financial ETF Holds Up, Despite Wells Fargo Meltdown

BanksWe have seen fairly steady action in the December 20 calls in the largest Financial Equity based ETF, the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF), in recent sessions, along with trailing one month inflows of north of $500 million.
NYSE:XLF October 18, 2016 1:13pm

Will EU Banking Woes Spread to the U.S. Soon?

BanksFrom Chris Vermeulen: Although the seeds of the 2008 ‘financial crisis’ were sown at a  much earlier period of time, the banking institutions continued to reap the benefits of ‘easy money’ until the financial crisis of 2008 negatively impacted the economy.
NYSE:XLF October 12, 2016 11:29am

The Fallout From The Financial Sector SPDR ETF’s Divorce From REITs

Real Estate in FocusThe real estate sector’s promotion to headline-level sector status by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), making it the 11th standalone sector overall, has wide-ranging implications for the ETF industry.
NYSE:XLF September 29, 2016 11:41am

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 9:23am

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