Financial Sector Buoyed By Citigroup’s Recent Strong Performance (XLF)

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From Chris Kimble: Citigroup (C) since its 2007 highs is still much lower in price, over the past 18 months, it's been a different story for the former financial titan.
NYSE:XLF September 18, 2017 11:04am

Time To Get Bullish On ReInsurers? (KIE)

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From Contrarian Outlook: These shareholder-spoiling stocks regularly double or triple their investors' money. They're a bit underappreciated, but not often on sale - unless you buy them this time of year.
NYSE:KIE September 6, 2017 6:26am

Property/Casualty Insurance ETFs In Focus As Harvey Wreaks Havoc (KBWP)

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Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, which is said to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history at over $160 billion as an estimate in damages, has spurred interest and activity in insurance stocks, understandably.
NASDAQ:KBWP August 30, 2017 1:28pm

Top Bank Executives Are Suddenly Selling Their Companies’ Shares (XLF)

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From Tyler Durden: "Credit risk is ricocheting back as a legitimate concern after years of hibernation," warns David Hendler, founder and principal at Viola Risk Advisors, who considers recent share sales by executives at the big retail banks, in particular, to be smart, as consumer portfolios are showing signs of strain.
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Investors Are Fleeing The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)

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There have been some mild outflows in recent sessions in the largest "Regional Banking" ETF, KRE (SPDR S&P Regional Banking, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $3 billion in AUM), with approximately $275 million exiting the fund via redemption pressure.
NYSE:KRE August 22, 2017 11:55am

5 Reasons To Be Bullish On Bank ETFs (KBE)

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From Zacks: The U.S. financial sector, which accounts for around one-fifth of the S&P 500 index, has been on an uptrend. Strong loan growth, improving credit quality, decent M&A and IPO activities, as well as stable balance sheets are fueling optimism in the broad sector.
NYSE:KBE August 21, 2017 6:26am

Traders Getting Bearish On Emerging Markets, Financials (XLF)

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As we mentioned earlier this week, EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets) options continue to trade actively (dude to tensions with North Korea), and today we have seen some upside call activity after the recent sell-off there.
NYSE:XLF August 11, 2017 12:50pm

Insurance Industry Ripe For Technological Disruption (KIE)

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From Jon Markman: A tiny Chicago startup is having a huge impact on insurance.
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Invesco Looking To Buy Guggenheim’s ETF Business

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From Zacks: Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) is in talks to acquire the exchange-traded funds (ETF) business of Guggenheim Partners LLC in an effort to expand its asset class. As per people familiar with the matter, Invesco may offer $2 billion.
NYSE:IVZ August 4, 2017 9:01am

Pairing Dividend Aristocrats With Bank ETFs (NOBL)

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Income seeking investors know all about the dividend aristocrats. Those are the companies that have been raising their dividends for at least 25 straight years. They're ideal for retirees and just about anybody else looking for dividend income in their portfolio because of their predictability.
BATS:NOBL July 27, 2017 6:07am

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Is Exiting Its ETF Market Making Role

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GSis doing away with its ETF market-making business, amid heated competition from smaller, nimbler firms and onerous regulatory requirements.
NYSE:GS July 25, 2017 9:02am

Can Financials Lead Stocks Higher With A Flattening Yield Curve? (XLF)

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From Bryce Coward, CFA: The financial sector has been getting a lot of attention recently with earnings announcements so we thought we'd weigh in on one aspect of financial stock relative performance that is making it difficult for financials to truly lead this market higher: the flattening yield curve.
NYSE:XLF July 22, 2017 6:19am

BlackRock (BLK): ETF Industry Growth Just Getting Started

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The world's largest asset manager -- and its largest ETF issuer -- believes that the ETFs are still in their very early innings of growth, with massive inflows still ahead for the relatively new industry.
NYSE:BLK July 19, 2017 12:57pm

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

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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

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