How Will Financial ETFs Fair With BofA’s Accounting Tricks? (KBE, XLF, FAZ, FAS, IYF, VFH, SKF, UYG, BAC)

“The implications from the WSJ article are that ‘banks are carrying more risk most of the time than their investors or customers can easily see.’ When it comes time to reporting quarterly earnings
NYSE:FAS July 18, 2010 9:11pm

New Bank Rules Will Be Felt By Financial ETFs (XLF, IYF, VFH)

“Both the U.S. House and Senate recently passed sweeping financial overhauls which include more stringent rules on lending, increased debt-to-capital ratios on large financial institutions and
NYSE:IYF May 24, 2010 8:56pm

Citigroup (C) and Bank Reform Add To Downside In The Financial ETF (XLF)

“Citigroup (NYSE:C) was among the losers of the financial sector Thursday, following the broader market indices lower as the S&P 500 approached correction territory. Citigroup (NYSE:C) shares
NYSE:IYF May 20, 2010 3:03pm

Financial ETFs Still Face Major Hurdles From An Overvalued Housing Market (XLF, IYF, IYR)

“A 2008 study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated taxpayer losses from the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts to reach $25 billion. This month, the Associated Press
NYSE:IYF May 19, 2010 3:05pm

Sector Wrap: Pharmaceuticals, Financials, REITs

It was announced that Ratiopharm had accepted a bid from Teva for about $5 billion. The combined company will have a strong presence in Europe as Ratiopharm is the #2 generic drug maker in Germany. Despite the positive news
NASDAQ:IBB March 18, 2010 2:51pm

ETFs Grind Higher On Low Volume In The Markets

Markets continue to grind higher since our “buy” signal in late February and our Exchange Traded Funds continue logging steady gains.  Volume remains low and today we closed right at the yearly
NYSE:EWW March 12, 2010 11:20am

Are Financial ETF’s Telling Us Where The Market Is Headed?

“A look at the Financial Select Sector SPDRs (NYSEArca: XLF) shows that financial stocks peaked on October 14th. The direction since has more
NYSE:IYF December 8, 2009 8:38pm

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