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

Rising Interest Rates Mean Trouble for Banks, Insurers

jumpingsharkIf you were around in the ‘70s, you may recall the episode of the sitcom Happy Days in which Fonzie (in his trademark leather jacket) jumped over a shark pen on water skis. This had been one of television’s most popular shows, but the shark-jumping
NYSE:KBWI August 5, 2013 11:57am

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

An Easy Way to Play Global Property Markets (VNQ)

If you take even a casual look at the Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires, one thing is absolutely clear. A great portion of their wealth was created not through investing in stocks, but rather through real estate. Real estate gurus will tell you to buy property in your
NYSE:FIO September 17, 2012 12:29pm

Invesco PowerShares and Key Partners to Waive Fees for Four New Financial Sector ETFs Based on KBW Indexes (KBWB, KBWC, KBWI, KBWR)

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that it will waive its unitary fee for the four new ETFs based on Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW) indexes that are expected to begin trading November 1st on the NYSE Arca. The portfolios provide
NYSE:KBWB November 1, 2011 11:07am

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