Posts Tagged ‘regional banks’

How To Hedge Against A Stalling Global Economy

September 17th, 2014

globalGeorge Leong:  The stock market charts are showing some hesitation once again following the recent technical breaks to new record-highs for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Read more…


Top 3 Regional Bank Stocks

May 27th, 2014

bankJay Taylor:  Last week I wrote about a regional bank stock that has run afoul of regulators. This company, Community Trust Bank (Nasdaq: CBTI), seems to be having trouble growing revenues after giving up its reportedly “unfair and deceptive” fee policies. Read more…


Bank of America Corp (BAC): That Warm Air You’re Feeling Is The Big Banks’ Stinking Bad Breath

May 9th, 2014

bank of america1Shah Gilani: Ahhh… the warm breeze I’m feeling. I can’t figure out where it’s coming from. Read more…


Time To Flee The Vietnam ETF?

April 30th, 2014

VietnamThe Vietnam ETF was the second worst performer last week in the emerging market pack behind only the VelocityShares Russia Select DR ETF (RUDR). This was in sharp contrast to its extremely impressive performance in the first-two-and half months of the year Read more…


Monitoring The Weakness In Financial Stocks

April 22nd, 2014

market outlookMorpheus Trading: Stocks closed higher across the board, but volume finished about 20% off Thursday’s pace, so it was very light. Although the price and volume action has not been that impressive during the bounce off the lows, the market could continue 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…


5 Bank Stocks Whose Dividends Stand Out

March 11th, 2014

bankChris Preston: U.S. banks (NYSEARCA:XLF) have come a long way in the five years since the recession they largely created, and are more flush with cash today than any time since then. 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…


Are Brazil ETFs Worth A Look?

November 5th, 2013

brazilian-mapThe Brazilian economy finally seems to have turned the corner. This BRIC major and the biggest economy in South America recently got a boost from the Fed’s ‘taper hold’ decision along with several other emerging markets. Read more…


The Investment Case For Regional Bank ETFs

September 23rd, 2013

bankRegional banks have been leading the financial sector higher for much of 2013. This space has been a strong player as worries over global growth rose, and investors wanted to focus on the U.S. market for exposure. Read more…


Is The Worst Over For These China ETFs?

August 20th, 2013

new etfsWorries have been growing over the China market this year, thanks to the country’s huge debt load and falling growth rate. Issues in the banking sector—largely in regards to interbank rates—haven’t helped matters, and actually are making some investors Read more…


A Technical Look At The Direxion Daily China Bull 3x Shares ETF (YINN)

August 12th, 2013

new etfsMorpheus Trading:  In our August 7 ETF commentary, we highlighted a potential trade setup that was developing in Direxion Daily China Bull 3x ($YINN), an international ETF tied of the performance of the Chinese stock market (and leveraged Read more…


3 Regional Bank ETFs Poised To Outperform In 2013

July 29th, 2013

bankAs expected, this earnings season has been pretty underwhelming. Companies in a number of sectors have posted sluggish quarters, failing to beat analyst estimates, or suggesting that future quarters will not be as robust. Read more…


Time To Bank On Regional Bank ETFs? SPDR KBW Regional Banking, PowerShares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio ETF

March 3rd, 2013

bank1Neena Mishra: Regional banks had underperformed the bigger, better-known banks last year but it appears that the situation is going to change this year. Read more…


Exposure To The Middle East: Will Gulf State ETFs Thrive From Oil Wealth (GULF, MES)

May 2nd, 2012

Stoyan Bojinov: One important question that is often overlooked when discussing the price of oil is asking who exactly profits (aside from seasoned futures traders) when fossil fuel prices rise. As you might have expected, the answer to the previous question has more than a handful of correct responses; one of Read more…


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