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

Deutsche Bank Ran “International Criminal Organization,” Says Italian Court

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From Tyler Durden: Having been accused, and found guilty, of rigging and manipulating virtually every possible asset class, perhaps it was inevitable that Deutsche Bank, currently on trial in Milan for helping Banca Monte dei Paschi conceal losses (as first reported last October in "Deutsche Bank Charged By Italy For Market Manipulation, Creating False Accounts") is now facing accusations that it was actually running an international criminal organization at the time.
NYSE:DB May 18, 2017 10:16am

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

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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Why Low Rates Aren’t Actually Bad For Banks

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From AllianceBernstein: The recent stall-out in US bond yields has thrown equity investors into a funk. But, in our view, it’s a pause that refreshes. Remember, there are still powerfully supportive forces in play for the economy and stocks.
NYSE:XLF May 12, 2017 10:44am

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

These Sector ETFs Stand To Benefit Most From April Jobs Growth

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From Zacks: U.S. employers added 211,000 new jobs in April, higher than the downwardly revised 79,000 in March and market expectations of 185,000. Solid job gains in the leisure and hospitality, health care, financial activities, and mining sectors pushed up the total number, as per trading economics.
NYSE:XLF May 9, 2017 7:10am

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

Bet On ETF Industry Growth With This Unique New Fund

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From Zacks: The ETF industry has been taking giant strides lately, growing with product introductions and undergoing a radical change when it comes to themes.
NYSE:TETF May 1, 2017 8:32am

Bullish Options Bets Seen In The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows report, which today points out some big money returning to large caps, continued inflows to small caps, and some interesting options activity in a popular financial ETF.
NYSE:XLF April 27, 2017 12:14pm

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

Banks In Focus As Fiduciary Rule Continues To Hang

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From Invesco: On April 7, 2017, a final rule delaying the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) fiduciary rule by 60 days was published in the Federal Register, pushing the applicability date from April 10 to June 9 of this year. But while the extension is settled, there is still a long road ahead for this rule.
NYSE:XLF April 20, 2017 6:44am

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