Bearish Options Bets Roll In Against The XLF

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

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

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

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

Weak Lending Trends Don’t Bode Well For Upcoming Bank Earnings

From Brad Hoppmann: You’ve heard the expression, "beg, steal or borrow." Well, I don’t know about begging or stealing. But when it comes to borrowing, things are going slow.

Banks Expected To Post Lackluster Earnings Results Next Week

The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF) has gained nearly 20% since the November election, but that run-up certainly doesn't have much, if anything, to do with underlying fundamentals.
NYSE:XLF April 10, 2017 10:20am

CEO: Despite Setbacks, Deutsche Bank Focuses Back On Growth Again

The CEO of embattled German banking giant Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) said Friday in a letter to staff that his downsizing efforts have been completed, and that a new era of growth is beginning.
NYSE:DB April 7, 2017 10:46am

Fed-Spooked Financials Help Send The Dow Jones Industrial Average Lower

Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial examines Wednesday's big Fed-fueled intraday reversal, and updates the key technical levels for the major U.S. indexes that investors should focus on.
INDEXDJX:.DJI April 6, 2017 8:16am

Traders Are Starting To Bet Against Financials Again

In our ETF/Index Options recap this morning, we talk about what appears to be a change of sentiment materializing in what has been one of the better performing sectors in 2017, Financials.
NYSE:XLF April 4, 2017 11:57am

Bond Bounce Waning? Investors Starting To Dump The TLT

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, today pointing out continued interest in emerging markets, an exodus from a popular Treasury bond fund, and some bearish options bets being made against the financial sector.

Ten Years After The Crisis Hit, Has The Financial Sector Learned Its Lesson?

From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: It never ceases to amaze me how quickly and thoroughly our nation’s decision-makers and investors forget the lessons of history.
NYSE:XLF April 3, 2017 8:56am

This Fast-Growing “Smart Bank” ETF Deserves A Closer Look

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FTXO (First Trust Nasdaq Bank, Expense Ratio 0.60%) is far from a well-known ETF, having only debuted late last September. But it has attracted an impressive over $870 million year-to-date via creation flows.
Nasdaq:FTXO March 31, 2017 12:06pm

Credit Suisse Shares Tumble As Offices Raided Amid Massive Tax Probe

From Tyler Durden: Credit Suisse has confirmed that the Swiss bank, some of its employees and hundreds of account holders are the subjects of a major tax evasion probe launched in UK, France, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands, setting back Swiss attempts to clean up its image as a haven for tax evaders.

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