Is the Financial Sector a Buy in 2019?

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From Matthew Cochrane: The financial sector of the stock market is made up of companies that provide a variety of financial services to commercial and consumer customers, including:
NYSE:XLF March 13, 2019 12:35pm

Why the Banking Sector could have a strong 2019

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From Lou Carlozo:

Not only can you buy shares on Wall Street: You can literally buy shares in Wall Street, as the financial sector boasts some heavy hitters so far as dividend stocks go.

NYSE:XLF March 12, 2019 4:54pm

What’s Behind The Bank ETF’s Rally?

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From Todd Shriber: Financial services, one of 2018's worst-performing sectors, is looking to shed that laggard status this year. The group is off to a good start, as highlighted by the Financial Select Sector SPDR XLF 0.06%, which is up 9.15 percent year-to-date.
NYSE:XLF January 29, 2019 1:24pm

Banks hope to shake off concerns over a global recession in earnings

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From Brian Cheung: The large-cap banks will kick off the first earnings season of 2019 next week, and their biggest challenge will be fending off concerns about a looming recession.
NYSE:XLF January 11, 2019 12:02pm

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin held calls with Bank CEOs to discuss the market turmoil

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From John Melloy: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, Goldman Sachs' David Solomon, Morgan Stanley's James Gorman, Tim Sloan of Wells Fargo and Michael Corbat of Citigroup.
NYSE:XLF December 24, 2018 1:24pm

Financial ETFs are Suffering

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From Ben Hernandez: "There's a lot of nuance in the decision. I think what's pretty clear from the statement is Powell is not poised to turn sharply dovish," said Brian Dangerfield, macro strategist at NatWest Markets. "The Fed is going to be data dependent, but the data on which they are depending has not slowed dramatically."
NYSE:XLF December 20, 2018 4:31pm

KBW, CFRA downgrade bank sector on poor economic outlook

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From Hugh Son:
NYSE:XLF December 12, 2018 2:17pm

Bank stocks leading the market lower today

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From Richard X. Bove:
NYSE:XLF December 10, 2018 1:21pm

Bank Stocks fall after Maxine Waters says easing banking regulations ‘will come to an end’

From Tyler Durden: US financials stocks have tumbled from opening higher after Rep. Maxine Waters - soon to to take over the powerful House Financial Services Committee when the new Congress convenes in January - laid down the law on what will and won't happen under Democrat rule.
NYSE:XLF November 14, 2018 12:35pm

Financial Sector Update, November 9, 2018

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From Nasdaq: November 9, 2018 Financial Sector Update
NYSE:XLF November 9, 2018 1:31pm

This U.S. Bank Lost 50% Of Its Value This Year

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From Adem Tumerkan: Last week, news broke that new home sales plunged nearly 6% in September. This was the worst month since December 2016.
NYSE:XLF October 30, 2018 7:01am

Banks Are Creating A 2007-Like Topping Pattern

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Technical analyst Chris Kimble looks at a long-term chart of an important bank stock index and sees potential trouble ahead.
NYSE:XLF October 21, 2018 7:30am

Bank ETFs In Focus As The Fed Hikes Rates Again

From Zacks: The two-day Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has started on Sep 25. Per the CME Group FedWatch Tool, the odds of a rate hike are 94%, which will be the eighth-rate hike since December 2015.
NYSE:XLF September 27, 2018 6:00am

Wall Street Salaries Surge To Near-Record Levels

From Tyler Durden: Thanks to a wave of consolidation that has helped banks compensate for rock-bottom interest rates and tighter capital requirements, Wall Street's pre-tax profit grew by a staggering 42% last year, according to an annual report from the New York State Office of the Comptroller.
NYSE:XLF September 20, 2018 6:15am

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