Banks: The Financials Have Barely Moved Relative To 2007 Highs (XLF, SKF, FAS, FAZ, XLY)

Chris Ciovacco:  Financial stocks have been immensely disliked by investors relative to other options since the peak in late 2006/early 2007.  If you look at the performance of financial stocks relative to the S&P 500 on a longer-term basis, the recent “surge” off the December 2011 lows is far from significant in

NYSE:FAS March 20, 2012 11:19am

October ETF Data: Surge In Inflows, Back Above $1 Trillion (EEM, IWM, SPY, GLD, FAZ)

Michael Johnston: ETF assets rode a surge in stock markets higher in October, as total AUM for U.S.-listed exchange-traded products climbed higher by more than 11% last month. According to the latest figures from the National Stock Exchange, ETP assets stood at $1.08 trillion at the end of October, with monthly
NASDAQ:QQQ November 3, 2011 6:04pm

One Person With A Mission Of Trying To Build The World’s Safest Bank (GLD, SLV, FAS, FAZ, SKF)

Martin Hutchinson: One Canadian entrepreneur may well be forging an innovative path to changing the global banking landscape - for the better. And in the process he may build the world's safest bank.

MF Global Bankruptcy Exposes Vulnerability Of U.S. Banks To Eurozone Debt Crisis (XLF, UYG, SKF, FAS, FAZ)

David Zeiler: The bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings (NYSE:MF) was a distressing signal to investors that it is possible for U.S. financial institutions to fall victim to the Eurozone debt crisis.
NYSE:FAS November 2, 2011 11:15am

A Look At What The World Will Look Like If Occupy Wall Street Wins (FAS, FAZ, TLT, TBT, TZA)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: There are many reasons why the Occupy Wall Street movement could fail - a lack of cohesion, too many directions, no leadership, not enough money, and no representation, to name a few.
NYSE:FAS November 1, 2011 10:22am

ETFs Good or Bad? Dick Grasso Weighs In

Are ETFs, a good thing, or a bad thing? Dick Grasso thinks the category is good, although he belives the leveraged ETF may well be an accelerant to
NYSE:FAS October 31, 2011 2:24pm

Defend Yourself: What’s Your Country’s TRUE Rating? Here’s The Answer… (GLD, SLV, FAS, FAZ, XLF)

Martin D. Weiss: If you’re among those who think the central bankers and finance ministers of the world really have a clue about how to bail out bankrupt borrowers and end a debt crisis …

European Contagion Turns Positive, Will It Last? (TZA, FAZ, FAS, TBT, TLT)

Shah Gilani: After European leaders announced a plan to stem Eurozone and global panic over Greece's potential default and shore up capital at beleaguered banks, positive contagion is lifting stock
NYSE:TBT October 28, 2011 9:36am

Peter Schiff Answers Occupy Wall Street Questions From The 1% Perspective

This week Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital and Euro Pacific Precious Metals Peter Schiff took to Zuccotti Park in Manhattan to exchange in some conversation with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In this video, Schiff argues that he pays about half of his earnings in
NYSE:FAS October 27, 2011 2:58pm

Financials: Why We Continue To Warn You To Stay Away From Bank Stocks (XLF, SKF, FAS, FAZ, BAC, C)

Kerri Shannon: If you weren't convinced before, hopefully you've seen the light now: Don't buy bank stocks. Money Morning Global Investing Strategist Martin Hutchinson

Another U.S. Sovereign Downgrade Likely By 2011 Year End, Says Merrill (GLD, SLV, TBT, TLT, FAZ)

Dian L. Chu: While some of us are still recovering from the first ever U.S. sovereign credit downgrade from S&P in August, BofA Merrill dropped another bomb.  From Reuters,
NYSE:FAZ October 24, 2011 1:08pm

Days Of Reckoning: Mark Your Calendar For 2 Historic Days That Could Shake Wall St. (TZA, VXX, FAZ, TNA, TBT)

Martin D. Weiss: Mark your calendar for two historic days that could shake Wall Street to its foundation and change the Western world forever … The first is Europe’s day of reckoning, postponed to

Occupy Wall Street: Must-Know Facts About Big Banks (XLF, FAS, FAZ, BAC, C, JPM, GS)

EconMatters: Wall Street big banks (NYSE:XLF), although not entirely responsible for the Great Recession, most experts agree that banks creating and partying in the subprime securitization mess is one of the major contributing events that broke the camel's back.
NYSE:FAS October 21, 2011 2:27pm

Trading 3X Leveraged ETFs: You Can’t Take Your Eyes Away From The Trade (SPXU, UPRO, TZA, FAZ, FAS, TNA)

George Maniere: Lately I have had many readers write to me about the family of Direxion Triple Leveraged ETF Funds and the Ultra ProShares ETF’s. These are relatively new funds. The first fund was the Ultra ProShares ETF (NYSE:SPXU). SPXU was first introduced in 2009. This Ultra Short ProShares

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