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

Financial ETF Continues To Falter As Bank Earnings Disappoint

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From Jon Markman: Last week, the awakening began. In the tawny uptown offices, big banks reported mostly dismal results and warned the economic Trump bump was more smoke than fire.
NYSE:XLF April 18, 2017 1:03pm

Bearish Options Bets Roll In Against The XLF

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows report, which today points out continued weakness in financials, along with some outflows in energy funds following last week's big crude oil bounce.
NYSE:XLF April 17, 2017 12:13pm

First Round Of Big Bank Earnings Not As Bad As Feared

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From Brad Hoppmann: The equity markets have been mired in uncertainty this week, as geopolitical hotspots Syria, North Korea and Afghanistan all have caused a bit of a risk-off trade in stocks.
NYSE:XLF April 14, 2017 7:02am

Inside Wells Fargo’s Disturbingly Weak Mortgage Numbers

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From Tyler Durden: When we reported Wells Fargo's Q4 earnings back in January, we drew readers' attention to one specific line of business, the one we dubbed the bank's "bread and butter."
NYSE:WFC April 13, 2017 11:21am

Volatility Remains Elevated Amid Geopolitical Turmoil

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today picks up on a distinct lack of major money flows in this holiday-shortened week, as volatility stays at a relatively high level amid several global conflicts.
NYSE:VXX April 12, 2017 12:42pm

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