Two Tips For Making Your Profits Rise As Lending Declines

tips: According to the Federal Reserve’s data compiled by Barclays PLC, in the first quarter of 2013, total consumer loans at the biggest U.S. banks fell 0.6%; they declined 0.2% at the smaller banks. (Source: Fitzpatrick, D. and Raice, S.,
NYSE:SEF May 1, 2013 2:05pm

ProShares Launches 2 Leveraged Financial ETFs (FINU, FINZ, FAS, FAZ, SEF, SKF, UYG, JPM, WFC)

Eric Dutram: ProShares, the Maryland –based ETF issuer best known for its wide array of leveraged and inverse ETFs, has expanded its lineup in this space once again with two more funds.
NYSE:FAS July 14, 2012 11:13pm

Collective Wisdom Watch: ‘This Isn’t A Bear Market; It’s How Things Will Be From Now On’

Joseph L. Shaefer: Let me clearly state that I do not and, through 40 years of up and down cycles, never have subscribed to the above quote. That in fact is the gist of this article. But I am hearing those words, or words like them
NYSE:EEV September 22, 2011 3:39pm

Policy-Proofing Your Portfolio Ahead of the Fed (SEF, EUO, EFZ, IAU, GLD)

It seems like just yesterday that markets were waiting for Ben & the Bernankettes to save the world from the dual horrors of a recession and nearly 10% unemployment yet, here we are, all cued up for another awkwardly worded statement to be
NYSE:EFZ September 20, 2011 10:31am

Government Economic Reporting: Believe At Your Peril and Invest Accordingly

Joseph L. Shaefer:  It was Friday Night Smackdown last Friday when retail sales reached their highest level in 4 months, one factor propelling the markets higher that day. At almost the same time it was announced that consumer confidence has plunged to its lowest level since 1980.
NYSE:AGQ August 16, 2011 12:55pm

Is Wall Street Trying to Force Us Out of the Markets? Here’s How to Protect Yourself (RWM, SEF, UUP, TLT)

Joseph L. Shaefer:  One has to wonder. I haven’t railed against Wall Street's program trading, dark pools, and high-frequency black box trading (without human intervention) in a while, though they certainly deserve it -- and suffer from exposure to the light. I haven’t even reminded myself and my
NYSE:RWM August 11, 2011 3:34pm

2008 All Over or Just The Dog Days of Summer? (UUP, RWM, SEF, SH, TLT)

Joseph L. Shaefer:  To answer that question, let’s take a look at what’s bad and what’s good. (Yes. There is some good and it will get better. I am no Pollyanna -- I wrote “The Myth of the Summer Rally” back on June 28th when everyone was wildly enthusiastic, all the news was good, and never
NYSE:RWM August 9, 2011 3:52pm

Bearish Outlook: Why The Day Of Reckoning Is Upon Us (GLD, TBT, SEF)

Martin D. Weiss:  Beware! Within the next few days, Washington and Wall Street may mount a new, sweeping PR campaign designed to deceive investors about the crisis.
NYSE:GLD August 1, 2011 2:26pm

Market Profile – Schizophrenic or Merely Manic-Depressive; And How Should An Investor Play This?

DOWN 5% in the first 86 days of the second quarter!  UP 4.6% in the final four days! And most recently: Rising convincingly 4 days in July, then plunging just as convincingly the next 3 days, then roaring ahead yesterday based on some words spoken by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve,
NYSE:MINT July 14, 2011 2:20pm

The Myth Of The Summer Rally (UUP, TLT)

Joseph L. Shaefer:  I see this market unfolding according to script, "script" being what it does more years than not. There are no absolutes in the market, no guarantees. But many years unfold exactly as this one has, with a good rally continuing from the end of the previous year into the spring,
NYSE:SBB June 29, 2011 2:01pm

Wagner Daily: Don’t Have A COW If The Selling Continues (SEF, COW, IWM, QQQ, SPY, DIA)

Stocks closed lower on Wednesday on mixed volume. Stocks were slightly higher to flat for most of the session before succumbing to late session selling. All five major indices closed in the red with the small-cap Russell 2000 (NYSE:IWM) sustaining the most damage. The Russell shed 1.2% on the day.
NYSE:COW June 23, 2011 9:20am

Investors Don’t Be Fooled: U.S. Banks Aren’t as Strong as They Look (XLF, SEF, UYG, SKF, FAS, FAZ, C, BAC, JPM)

Shah Gilani:  U.S. banks are seeing positive trends in several measures of their health.  That's the good news.
NYSE:FAS May 27, 2011 1:01pm

This Financial ETF May Provide Clue To The Next Major Correction (XLF)

Best Online Trades:  The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF) has been showing a good amount of strength recently but has still so far been lagging behind the S&P 500 in terms of
NYSE:FAS January 6, 2011 11:06pm

FDIC: 903 Banks In Trouble. What To Do … (XLF, SEF, UYG, SKF, FAS, FAZ)

Martin here with an urgent update on the next phase of the banking crisis. Just this past Friday, the government released new data showing that the FDIC’s list of “problem banks” now includes 903
NYSE:FAS November 22, 2010 6:33pm

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