Financials Fail To Impress In Earnings Season So Far (XLF)

From Zacks: JPMorgan (JPM - Free Report) and Citigroup (C - Free Report) handily beat earnings and revenue estimates while Wells Fargo (WFC - Free Report) beat earnings expectations but modestly missed revenue estimates.
NYSE:XLF July 17, 2017 6:26am

Financials (XLF) Looking To Break Out Again

From Chris Kimble: Over the past several weeks, select cyclical sectors have started to perk up.  From Industrials to Transports to Financials to Materials, all have seen strength.
NYSE:XLF July 13, 2017 6:34am

Put-Call Ratio Says A Correction Is Coming For The XLF

A historically reliable options indicator is flashing a warning sign right now for the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF).
NYSE:XLF July 6, 2017 1:25pm

Banks Appear To Be Rebelling Against The Fed (XLF)

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From Tyler Durden: It has been a trying time for the world's central bankers, who for decades have been used to the "high finance" community's adulation.
NYSE:XLF July 2, 2017 8:25am

Financials (XLF) Seeing Plenty Of Bullish Options Activity

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today is all about financials. Specifically, we're looking at upside options activity for the largest financial ETF well ahead of earnings season.
NYSE:XLF June 29, 2017 1:56pm

Interesting Options Bets Seen For Financial Sector ETF (XLF)

With Financials getting a boost yesterday and breaking a losing streak, we have seen some October 24 call activity in XLF (SPDR Financials Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.14%) which are in-the-money options with today’s move higher.
NYSE:XLF June 27, 2017 11:55am

The Most Overrated ETFs Of 2017 Thus Far (XLF, PFF, GLD, more)

From Contrarian Outlook: As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, you.
NYSE:XLF June 24, 2017 7:03am

Fed Hawkishness Benefits Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at major inflows into equity funds following last week's Fed decision, and some renewed strength in financial-focused ETFs.
NYSE:XLF June 19, 2017 11:51am

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Suddenly Reels In Big Inflows

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on big inflows into the largest bank-focused ETF, and some major moves shaping up for precious metals and bonds ahead of today's Fed decision.
NYSE:XLF June 14, 2017 12:27pm

Financials (XLF) Benefit From Tech Stock Weakness

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From Chris Vermeulen: Last Friday June 9th, 2017, Robert Bouroujerdi, a Goldman Sachs analyst, “warned that the $600 billion outperformance by the 5 biggest tech stocks known as ‘FAAMG’ — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet — had contributed about 42 percent of all stock market gains over the last year.
NYSE:XLF June 12, 2017 11:49am

Time To Buy The Dip In The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

Despite an S&P 500 that’s up more than 9% on the year, the financial sector has managed to post only a minor 1% gain in the face of both economic and regulatory headwinds.
NYSE:XLF June 9, 2017 6:30am

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Chart Shows Critical Crossroads

From Chris KimbleYou may already be aware of a term I use called “Power of the Pattern”. This phrase describes both the belief I have about investing and that the work I produce for you as a follower or subscriber to my research.
NYSE:XLF June 6, 2017 6:38am

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) In Peril As Trump Trade Dissolves

From Jon Markman: We humans are pretty simple. We want binary choices. Right, wrong. Up, down. Unfortunately, markets are often more complex.
NYSE:XLF May 23, 2017 9:30am

The 5 Costliest Financial Regulations of the Past 20 Years: A Timeline

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Last year, the Federal Register—the U.S. government’s depository of rules and regulations—hit an all-time high of 81,640 pages. Among the industries that bear the greatest regulatory oversight is financials, which has seen a disproportionate amount of scrutiny in recent years, especially following the 9/11 attacks and subprime mortgage crisis.
NYSE:XLF May 19, 2017 6:48am

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