Insurance ETFs Continue To Underperform, Despite Favorable Environment

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From Zacks: After a stellar ride early in 2017, the insurance industry has lost its momentum despite the fact that it tends to flourish with a rise in interest rates.
NYSE:KIE May 18, 2017 6:29am

Regulatory Letdown? Not For These 3 Insurance ETFs [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF]

insuranceDecentralized regulation and consumer protection – the sustained focus of the U.S. insurance regulatory structure – have kept the industry susceptible to insolvency as evident from the 2008 financial crisis. But no constructive measures have been adopted
NYSE:IAK June 6, 2014 4:32pm

Insurance ETFs Crushing Financials On Q1 Earnings [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

insuranceAfter driving earnings for many quarters, the financial sector has been a major drag on total Q1 earnings growth. This is especially true as financials is the second-worst performing sector this earnings season, trailing autos.
NYSE:IAK May 13, 2014 4:19pm

Are Insurance ETFs Worth A Look? [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

insuranceTaking many investors and analysts by surprise, interest rates in the U.S. have moved southward this year despite the initiation of QE taper. Persistently soft job growth, housing start as well as the fear
NYSE:IAK March 16, 2014 10:31pm

ETFs To Profit From The Hot Insurance Industry [SPDR S&P Insurance ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Insurance Index ETF]

insuranceAs the Federal Reserve is not expected to stop its economic hand-holding anytime soon, the prolonged low-interest rate environment will continue to hurt the rate-sensitive part of insurers’ business models. However, continued efforts to transform the business model
NYSE:IAK February 10, 2014 6:47pm

India ETFs In Focus On Recent Rate Hike [WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (ETF), PowerShares India Portfolio (ETF)]

india India, it seems, is destined for stubborn inflation and repo rate hike. On January 28, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unexpectedly hiked its repo rate by 25 bps to 8% in a bid to contain inflation. With the latest hike, India raised its repo rates
NASDAQ:INDY January 31, 2014 4:32pm

Top Ranked Insurance ETF In Focus

insuranceThe financial sector gathered strength last year and turned out to be the market’s leading segment. Banks are trying to reclaim their past glory, leaving in the past a disgraceful series of hedging losses and scandals. The uptrend in long-term interest rates
NYSE:KIE January 14, 2014 5:57pm

Rising Interest Rate Environment Bullish For Insurance ETFs

insuranceWith QE3 tapering on the table and an improving economic scenario, the insurance industry is performing remarkably well compared to other corners of the financial space. The segment is expected to be the clear beneficiary of a rising interest rate environment.
NYSE:IAK December 18, 2013 2:24pm

A Quick Guide To Investing In Insurance ETFs

insuranceWith QE3 tapering off the table for the time being, the insurance industry – a likely beneficiary of a rising interest rate environment – could see a down phase in the near term as investors foresee a set back in its progression. But the strength that the industry
NYSE:IAK September 30, 2013 5:05pm

America’s Shrinking Deficit: Get Positioned For The Taper

Ben_BernankeETF Base:  The Fed’s bond buying spree is the largest central bank action ever. Its reversal, and eventual exit, will be even bigger.
NYSE:KBE August 14, 2013 12:55pm

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