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

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)

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

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)

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

Financials (XLF) Looking To Break Out Again

From Chris Kimble: Over the past several weeks, select cyclical sectors have started to perk up.  From Industrials to Transports to Financials to Materials, all have seen strength.
NYSE:XLF July 13, 2017 6:34am

Put-Call Ratio Says A Correction Is Coming For The XLF

A historically reliable options indicator is flashing a warning sign right now for the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF).
NYSE:XLF July 6, 2017 1:25pm

Banks Appear To Be Rebelling Against The Fed (XLF)

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From Tyler Durden: It has been a trying time for the world's central bankers, who for decades have been used to the "high finance" community's adulation.
NYSE:XLF July 2, 2017 8:25am

Financials (XLF) Seeing Plenty Of Bullish Options Activity

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today is all about financials. Specifically, we're looking at upside options activity for the largest financial ETF well ahead of earnings season.
NYSE:XLF June 29, 2017 1:56pm

Interesting Options Bets Seen For Financial Sector ETF (XLF)

With Financials getting a boost yesterday and breaking a losing streak, we have seen some October 24 call activity in XLF (SPDR Financials Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.14%) which are in-the-money options with today’s move higher.
NYSE:XLF June 27, 2017 11:55am

Why Investors Should Consider Bank Stocks (KWBW)

From Invesco: Bank stocks have spun their wheels for most of 2017. Year to date through June 9, the KBW Bank Index (BKX) had risen 3.03% compared to 9.61% for the S&P 500 Index.
NASDAQ:KBWB June 24, 2017 7:20am

The Most Overrated ETFs Of 2017 Thus Far (XLF, PFF, GLD, more)

From Contrarian Outlook: As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, you.

Fed Hawkishness Benefits Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at major inflows into equity funds following last week's Fed decision, and some renewed strength in financial-focused ETFs.
NYSE:XLF June 19, 2017 11:51am

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Suddenly Reels In Big Inflows

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on big inflows into the largest bank-focused ETF, and some major moves shaping up for precious metals and bonds ahead of today's Fed decision.
NYSE:XLF June 14, 2017 12:27pm

Financials (XLF) Benefit From Tech Stock Weakness

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From Chris Vermeulen: Last Friday June 9th, 2017, Robert Bouroujerdi, a Goldman Sachs analyst, “warned that the $600 billion outperformance by the 5 biggest tech stocks known as ‘FAAMG’ — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet — had contributed about 42 percent of all stock market gains over the last year.
NYSE:XLF June 12, 2017 11:49am

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