World’s Biggest Asset Manager Downgrades European Banks To Sell, Expects Global Slowdown

europeanTyler Durden:  Exactly one month ago we reported that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, had downgraded global equities to Neutral, saying "U.S. valuations are elevated."
NASDAQ:EUFN July 6, 2016 10:59am

European Banks Have Their Worst Two Day Stretch EVER As The Global Financial Crisis Intensifies

banksOver the last two trading days, European banks have lost 23 percent of their value.  Let that number sink it for a bit.  In just a two day stretch, nearly a quarter of the value of all European banks has been wiped out. 
NASDAQ:EUFN June 28, 2016 3:42pm

Financial Sector Sends Mixed Signals As Earnings Approach

financial banksRick Pendergraft:   Last week, I wrote about the energy sector and how we were getting mixed signals from the daily charts versus what we are seeing from the weekly charts.
NYSE:FAS April 13, 2016 1:07pm

Financial Sector ETF: Breaking Down or Primed for a Bounce?

financial banksRick Pendergraft:  The materials sector has been the worst-performing sector so far in 2016, but do you know which sector is the second-worst performer? Most people would probably say energy because there has been so much press coverage about the fall in oil prices and the noticeable drop in gas prices each time we stop to fill up.
NYSE:XLE January 29, 2016 5:06pm

There Is No Such A Thing As A ‘Fed-Proof’ ETF

Janet-YellenDavid Fabian:  This week the topic du jour in the investment world is the pending monthly meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, otherwise known as “The Fed”. Market watchers are split over whether this will be the big moment
NYSE:BKLN September 17, 2015 3:20pm

Sector ETFs Hit Hard By The Stock Market Sell-Off

etfsFor the past few days, global markets have been on a tumultuous ride, primarily due to the Chinese stock market rout. The Chinese economy has been faltering for long. As a result, the Chinese stock market underwent heavy panic-induced sell-offs several times in the last few months.
NYSE:XLE August 26, 2015 4:28pm

3 Sectors To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015 [Health Care SPDR (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

market outlookDavid Fabian: The S&P 500 Index was nearly unchanged in the first half of 2015, yet the divergences in underlying sectors told a very different tale. The tepid return in the major averages was generated by weakening in interest rate sensitive areas and continued strength in high
NYSE:DVY July 15, 2015 3:58pm

Regional Bank ETFs To Gain From Steepening Yield Curve [SPDR KBW Regional Banking (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

bankAfter lackluster performance last year, regional banks have been leading the financial sector higher for most of this year. This space has been a solid player as a strong dollar and global growth concerns compelled investors to look for U.S. exposure.
NYSE:IAT June 22, 2015 4:32pm

Bearish Signals For This Financial ETF? [Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd, Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares]

financial banksRick Pendergraft: So far in the second quarter, the financial sector is the top performer among the 10 main sectors, at least according to the select sector SPDR ETFs.
NYSE:FAS June 18, 2015 3:20pm

Focus On Financial Sector During Earnings Season [Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

in focus spotlightRick Pendergraft:  Alcoa (NYSE: AA) will kick off the first quarter earnings season tomorrow after the closing bell, but next week is all about financials. Of the top 10 holdings in the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLF), seven of the companies report next week.
NYSE:XLF April 8, 2015 5:39pm

Bank Stocks Buck Trend, Head Down After Fed Meeting [SPDR KBW Bank (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

bank1Rick Pendergraft:  How important are the carefully chosen words of the Federal Open Market Committee? They are very important.
NYSE:KBE March 23, 2015 4:15pm

Charting The Strongest (XLF) and Weakest (XLE) Sectors [Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

money and investingCorey Rosenbloom:  A longer-term comparison reveals the current strongest sectors and weakest sector for trade and position planning.
NYSE:XLE December 10, 2014 5:18pm

Financial ETFs To Avoid If Interest Rates Stay Low [Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd, SPDR KBW Capital Markets (ETF)]

ratesAfter a tough first quarter, the U.S. financial sector started gaining momentum only to slow down in the third quarter. Soft trading volumes, weak mortgage banking activities, high legal costs and sluggish consumer and corporate activities
NYSE:BDCS October 28, 2014 4:36pm

3 Reasons Financial Stocks Offer Good Value [Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

investIn recent months, I’ve been advocating that investors focus on those market segments that are more reasonably priced with an emphasis on certain cyclical sectors. Six years after the 2008 financial crisis, there are a few cyclical sectors
NYSE:XLF September 5, 2014 4:26pm

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