Financial ETFs In Focus On Rising Rates Buzz [SPDR KBW Regional Banking (ETF), Vanguard Financials ETF]

bank1The stock market saw one of its worst sell-offs this year on Tuesday as investors feared that the Fed may begin normalizing its monetary policy long after six years, sooner than previously expected.
NYSE:IAK March 11, 2015 5:33pm

Regulatory Letdown? Not For These 3 Insurance ETFs [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF]

insuranceDecentralized regulation and consumer protection – the sustained focus of the U.S. insurance regulatory structure – have kept the industry susceptible to insolvency as evident from the 2008 financial crisis. But no constructive measures have been adopted
NYSE:IAK June 6, 2014 4:32pm

Insurance ETFs Crushing Financials On Q1 Earnings [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

insuranceAfter driving earnings for many quarters, the financial sector has been a major drag on total Q1 earnings growth. This is especially true as financials is the second-worst performing sector this earnings season, trailing autos.
NYSE:IAK May 13, 2014 4:19pm

Bargain ETFs To Buy [RevenueShares Financials Sector (ETF), Shares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

ETFsSweta Killa: The broad market has been seeing rough trading over the past few days as stretched valuations and earnings warnings dampened investor mood.
NYSE:FNDF April 22, 2014 1:14pm

Best Way To Play Rising Rates With ETFs [Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF, SPDR KBW Regional Banking (ETF)]

ratesWith the Federal Reserve signaling interest rate hike sooner and faster than expected, investors have started looking for some profitable avenues in the rising interest rate environment.  
NYSE:IAK March 23, 2014 1:18pm

Are Insurance ETFs Worth A Look? [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

insuranceTaking many investors and analysts by surprise, interest rates in the U.S. have moved southward this year despite the initiation of QE taper. Persistently soft job growth, housing start as well as the fear
NYSE:IAK March 16, 2014 10:31pm

ETFs To Profit From The Hot Insurance Industry [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

insuranceAs the Federal Reserve is not expected to stop its economic hand-holding anytime soon, the prolonged low-interest rate environment will continue to hurt the rate-sensitive part of insurers’ business models. However, continued efforts to transform the business model
NYSE:IAK February 10, 2014 6:47pm

Rising Interest Rate Environment Bullish For Insurance ETFs

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.
NYSE:IAK December 18, 2013 2:24pm

A Quick Guide To Investing In Insurance ETFs

insuranceWith QE3 tapering off the table for the time being, the insurance industry – a likely beneficiary of a rising interest rate environment – could see a down phase in the near term as investors foresee a set back in its progression. But the strength that the industry
NYSE:IAK September 30, 2013 5:05pm

The Best ETFs To Play Heading Into The End of The Year

money and investingFinancials have been all-star performers over the past year, crushing the broad market in the process. The most popular financial ETF, the SPDR Select Sector Financial Fund (XLF), is now up roughly 40% in the past year, easily outpacing the next closest sector
NYSE:IAI August 2, 2013 12:49pm

These Overlooked Insurance Sector ETFs Could Offer Stellar Returns

insuranceEarnings season so far has been pretty lukewarm to put it mildly. Many key companies such as Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, as well as other big names, have missed on earnings or sales, with more than a few warnings about coming quarters too.
NYSE:IAK July 22, 2013 4:25pm

Insurance Stock ETFs For Higher Interest Rates

ratesETF Base: The market has its eyes on Bernanke’s “tapering” of quantitative easing. Should the Fed taper its bond buying, rates will inevitably head higher as the supply of dollars chasing fixed-income investments will dwindle, forcing rates
NYSE:IAK July 8, 2013 4:06pm

3 ETFs to Watch in Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath (IAK, ITB, UGA)

Eric Dutram: Although it is still hard to say just how long lasting the impact from Hurricane Sandy will be, the storm appears to be living up to at least some of its hype so far.
NYSE:IAK November 1, 2012 11:39pm

5 Insurance ETFs To Protect Your Portfolio

Eric Dutram: Leading up to the Q3 earnings season, investors were quite uncertain about the direction of American stocks to close out the year. A great deal of worry is certainly
NYSE:IAK October 30, 2012 4:27pm

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