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

Time To Buy The Dip In The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

Despite an S&P 500 that’s up more than 9% on the year, the financial sector has managed to post only a minor 1% gain in the face of both economic and regulatory headwinds.
NYSE:XLF June 9, 2017 6:30am

Should Investors Be Worried About Bank Stock Weakness? (KBE)

From Dana Lyons: It’s no secret that financials have been badly lagging of late; but is it as much of a red flag as many have been suggesting?
NYSE:KBE June 6, 2017 10:37am

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Chart Shows Critical Crossroads

From Chris KimbleYou may already be aware of a term I use called “Power of the Pattern”. This phrase describes both the belief I have about investing and that the work I produce for you as a follower or subscriber to my research.

Unusual Options Activity Seen For Regional Banking ETF (KRE)

Today we have seen some nibbling in infrequently traded KRE (SPDR S&P Regional Banking, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $3.4 billion in AUM) options consisting of activity in the September 53 calls.
NYSE:KRE June 2, 2017 2:55pm

Time To Sell European Financials? (EUFN)

From John Ross Crooks III: We are hearing all kinds of headlines and sound bites about why it’s time to invest in Europe.
NASDAQ:EUFN May 30, 2017 6:22am

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

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

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

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