3 Sectors To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015 [Health Care SPDR (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

market outlookDavid Fabian: The S&P 500 Index was nearly unchanged in the first half of 2015, yet the divergences in underlying sectors told a very different tale. The tepid return in the major averages was generated by weakening in interest rate sensitive areas and continued strength in high
NYSE:DVY July 15, 2015 3:58pm

Bank Stocks Buck Trend, Head Down After Fed Meeting [SPDR KBW Bank (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

bank1Rick Pendergraft:  How important are the carefully chosen words of the Federal Open Market Committee? They are very important.
NYSE:KBE March 23, 2015 4:15pm

ETFs To Take Advantage Of A Fed Stimulus Pullback [SPDR KBW Bank (ETF), ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury ETF]

investDavid Fabian:  The most recent Fed statement indicated the reserve bank is still on schedule to reduce its monthly bond purchases by this coming fall and speculation is now rising about when the first rate hike will come into play. The majority of economists
NYSE:KBE August 5, 2014 2:40pm

Why Bitcoin Is More Than A Made-Up Investment Bubble [Citigroup Inc(NYSE:C), Bank of America Corp(NYSE:BAC)]

bitcoinHalf a year after bitcoin fever peaked with a price surge above $1,100, most financial types still consider the virtual currency a faddish investment bubble. And, of course, that’s exactly what the programmers and utopians backing bitcoin would like and expect to see – deep skepticism among
NYSE:KBE July 21, 2014 12:06pm

Credit Suisse Admits Guilt, But Has Anything Changed? [Credit Suisse Group AG (ADR)]

credit-suisseAnd the hits keep on coming. Credit Suisse Group AG (ADR)(NYSE:CS) became the first major bank in more than two decades to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing, admitted to conspiring to aid U.S. based clients in a tax evasion in a scheme. As punishment the bank will pay
NYSE:KBE May 20, 2014 10:44am

Two ETFs To Watch This Week (KBE, XRT) [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), SPDR KBW Bank (ETF)]

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: Tuesday's action was a definitely a negative for the current rally, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both suffering a clear distribution day. We continue to see the battle between the relative strength of the S&P 500
NYSE:KBE May 7, 2014 12:50pm

Monitoring The Weakness In Financial Stocks [Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares, Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares]

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
NYSE:FAS April 22, 2014 10:25am

Will Better Weather Improve Profits for U.S. Banks? [Bank of America Corp]

weathermanIt’s the weather. Whenever a weaker-than-expected economic report is released for a cold month, pundits always blame the weather. It’s become a
NYSE:KBE February 27, 2014 11:09am

America’s Shrinking Deficit: Get Positioned For The Taper

Ben_BernankeETF Base:  The Fed’s bond buying spree is the largest central bank action ever. Its reversal, and eventual exit, will be even bigger.
NYSE:KBE August 14, 2013 12:55pm

3 Regional Bank ETFs Poised To Outperform In 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.
NYSE:IAT July 29, 2013 3:05pm

Consumers Face Difficult Summer, But ETF Profit Opportunities Are Plentiful

opportunityDavid Fabian: Welcome to the summer of 2013 – where the majority of the country is embroiled in rising temperatures, rising oil prices, and rising interest rates. This three-pronged attack may ultimately start to cool down the white hot stock
NYSE:IYR July 17, 2013 4:52pm

Are Banks and Housing About to Get Crushed by Rising Rates?

banksThe evidence is everywhere: mortgage rates are at a two-year high, applications have fallen for four straight weeks after climbing for more than a year, and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says he would have to "push back" if the impact of

NYSE:KBE July 12, 2013 1:14pm

The Banks Are Firmly Higher After Some Early Indecision

sandpS&P futures are basically flat this morning and the focus from traders this morning is on the banks after earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). The banks delivered solid reports this

S&P 500 Index: Stock Bulls Face Key Tests This Week

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Stocks rallied to kick-off the holiday-shortened week on better than expected economic news. From Bloomberg:
NASDAQ:IBB July 1, 2013 3:23pm

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