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

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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

Banks Are Finally Leveraging A.I. To Improve Offerings

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From Jon Markman: Soon, you can manage your finances like a pro with the help of your very own personal digital assistant.
NYSE:XLF May 18, 2017 9:29am

Bank ETF Suddenly Faces A Technical Breakdown At The $41 Level

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From Taki Tsaklanos: Banking stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, with the banking ETF KBE moving 3.97% lower, a significant for the sector.
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JPMorgan Issues Bearish Warning For Midsize Banks

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From Brad Hoppmann: A deposit drain is coming. So, merge while you can.
NYSE:KBE May 11, 2017 6:10am

Financials Look Vulnerable As Auto, Credit Card Loan Demand Tumbles

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From Tyler Durden: Two weeks after we reported that the consumer credit card default rate as tracked by S&P/Experian Bankcard had surged to the highest level since June 2013, we were looking forward to the latest Fed Senior Loan officer survey for more details about changing loan dynamics within US society.
NYSE:XLF May 10, 2017 6:24am

Bank-Focused ETFs Get A Bump From Hawkish Fed Commentary

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From Zacks: As widely expected, the Fed stayed put in its April meeting but showed faith in the U.S. economy and maintained its hawkish stance on monetary policy outlook. A soft GDP data for the first quarter and slower manufacturing activity couldn’t subdue the Fed’s optimistic view about the economy.
NYSE:KBE May 5, 2017 7:26am

Can Trump Deliver On His Fiscal Reform Promises?

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This week I will be in Washington, D.C., attending Evercore ISI’s Energy Policy & Geopolitics Conference, where I will be visiting senior staff from the White House infrastructure team and House Energy and Commerce Committee.
NYSE:XLF April 24, 2017 4:05pm

Weak Lending Trends Don’t Bode Well For Upcoming Bank Earnings

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From Brad Hoppmann: You’ve heard the expression, "beg, steal or borrow." Well, I don’t know about begging or stealing. But when it comes to borrowing, things are going slow.
NYSE:XLF April 12, 2017 8:27am

This Fast-Growing “Smart Bank” ETF Deserves A Closer Look

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FTXO (First Trust Nasdaq Bank, Expense Ratio 0.60%) is far from a well-known ETF, having only debuted late last September. But it has attracted an impressive over $870 million year-to-date via creation flows.
Nasdaq:FTXO March 31, 2017 12:06pm

BlackRock: Regional Banks Looking Great Amid Trump’s Policy Promises

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From BlackRock: The Trump administration is promising to cut financial deregulations. Heidi Richardson discusses why this could help regional banks in particular.
NYSE:IAT

Expect More Turmoil For Banks In The Near Term

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From Brad Hoppmann: The action in markets last week, and again today, can perhaps best be described in a single word: Stalled.
NYSE:KBE March 28, 2017 7:17am

What If Trump’s Policies Aren’t Bullish For Banks After All?

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From Zacks: There are enough reasons for banks and their investors to cheer, as President Trump’s policy goals appear to open a number of avenues for profitability. Among others, the expected roll back of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has been limiting banks’ business flexibility, could come as a big support.
NYSE:XLF March 26, 2017 7:30am

Regional Banking ETF Could See Another 15% Downside From Here

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From Taki Tsaklanos: Regional banking stocks doubled in exactly 12 months. Smart investors know that such a steep rise cannot continue. Visibly, after prices doubled, a sharp correction started.
NYSE:KRE March 24, 2017 6:30am

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