XLF : Analysis & Opinions

  1. One Of The Few On-Sale Sectors Could Make Traders 45%

    October 6, 2014
    In case we had forgotten it is the banks' job to make money, they are hiking ATM and checking account fees to record levels ...
  2. Technicals Point To A Quick Pop In This Financial Stock's Future

    August 29, 2014
    Shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) bounced nicely in recent days as the financial sector continues to support the broader market's ...
  3. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  4. 3 Sectors ETF Investors Should Buy And Hold For The Mid-Cycle ...

    October 16, 2013
    The seemingly endless tug of war between the bulls and bears on Wall Street can be frustrating for even the most patient ...
  5. 5 Years Later: The Crisis We Haven’t Tackled Yet

    September 20, 2013
    Five years after the Lehman bankruptcy, the proximate causes of the 2008 crash are no longer threats. But while the risk ...
  6. 3 Top Ranked Financial ETFs to Buy Now - ETF News And Commentary

    June 14, 2013
    The financial sector is expected to continue to outperform in the coming months.
  7. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  8. Jack Bogle Doesn't Think You Should Get Cozy With ETFs

    February 15, 2013
    Bogle likes index ETFs, but he doesn't think that using them as trading vehicles or as ways to beat the market is a sound ...
  9. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  10. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  11. What To Consider Before Buying A Dividend ETF

    January 9, 2013
    For those outside of 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement accounts, exchange-traded funds are rapidly taking the ...
  12. Sector Relativity - Cook`s Kitchen

    January 7, 2013
    As the economy rolls through its much-anticipated waves of expansion and contraction, portfolio managers tend to rotate money ...
  13. The Most Tradable Stock In Each Sector SPDR ETF

    December 11, 2012
    Sector ETFs give you a convenient way to monitor, analyze and trade different sectors of the economy. When the overall stock ...
  14. The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders

    December 5, 2012
    Chart patterns are a very useful tool because they occur regularly—providing you with lots of trade candidates—and also provide ...
  15. Daily ETF Roundup: Obama Re-election Offers No Relief

    November 7, 2012
    While some American’s continued Obama’s victory celebration today, Wall Street certainly made clear who it had voted for ...
  16. Banking ETFs 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    October 11, 2012
    The financial sector of the U.S economy has been one of the best performing sectors this year, both in terms of stock market ...
  17. Sector EER: Downward Trend Reverses - Cook`s Kitchen

    October 5, 2012
    As we head into the thick of earnings season over the next few weeks, it's a good time to look at what's going on with Earnings ...
  18. 2 Breakout Banks to Watch

    September 11, 2012
    The strong action in financials last week suggests it is now becoming a market-leading sector. Drilling down, MoneyShow’s ...
  19. XLF, You've Seen Better Days

    May 22, 2012
    In the first quarter, things were finally groovy for major bank stocks and the corresponding ETFs. Bank of America (NYSE: ...
  20. Investing In Regional Banks

    April 13, 2012
    If you're planning on investing in regional banks with ETFs and stocks then you should be aware of the financial troubles ...
  21. Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    April 3, 2012
    Credit card debt is just an unfortunate fact of life for many Americans, but the savvy among us know that revenge can be ...
  22. 3 Obvious High-Probability Trades

    March 31, 2012
    Basic sector rotation themes can be used to uncover the strongest stocks and sectors for long trades, as well as the weakest ...
  23. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  24. The Week Ahead: Individual Investors Not Buying

    March 3, 2012
    There’s lots of cash on the sidelines of this aging rally, but investors should not get caught up in the hype. Instead, stay ...
  25. 3 Huge Themes for 2012 and Beyond

    February 6, 2012
    Investors who follow megatrends in technology, food, and financials are likely to see big gains in the next bull run and ...
  26. Fast Food for Turbulent Times

    January 9, 2012
    This year will likely continue the trends we saw in late 2011, but there are still some stocks worth buying, writes Ron Rowland ...
  27. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    November 7, 2011
    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise.
  28. FDIC Reports Profitable Banking System

    September 6, 2011
    The latest quarterly banking profile from the FDIC indicates a profitable United States banking system. Investors might consider ...
  29. Finding Solace In Non-Financial Dividends

    August 10, 2011
    With the recent market maelstrom, investors have once again begun the flight to quality. Adding a dose of non-financial dividends ...
  30. Sweet Summer Sectors

    June 26, 2011
    Health care, consumer staples, and utilities have led the market this quarter, and another sector is now emerging as a strong ...
  31. 3 Stocks With Strong Insider Buying

    November 26, 2010
    There's nothing like broad-based, insider buying to signal confidence in a company's shares.
  32. Is Bank Of America Stock Undervalued?

    November 22, 2010
    With a per share cash position and book value that exceed the current trading price, BAC may be undervalued.
  33. 3 Fundamentally Sound Financials

    October 21, 2010
    The sector may be down, but there are some great buys as a result.
  34. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  35. 3 Stocks With Outstanding Long Term Revenue Growth

    September 9, 2010
    These stocks have great dividends, low earnings multiples and are trading at or below book value to boot.
  36. How To Double Your Bets On Financials

    September 7, 2010
    Leverage is powerful, but dangerous as well.
  37. High Volatility Stocks For The Value Investor

    August 25, 2010
    It's hard to figure out whether these stocks are big-beta traders or long-term fundamental value holds.
  38. 3 Great Companies Raising Dividends

    July 29, 2010
    When dividends are raised in the midst of a market correction, it's especially comforting.
  39. ETFs For The Individual Investor

    June 24, 2010
    ETFs can give small investors exposure to stocks in areas that time and effort would usually make impossible.
  40. Alternatives For Yield

    June 23, 2010
    With interest rates still near zero and the markets fearful, investors may need to think outside the box when it comes to ...
  41. The Year's 3 Best Stocks Have Negative Earnings

    May 12, 2010
    Who said negative earnings have to weigh on a stock's price?
  42. The Preferred Way To Play

    September 25, 2009
    Preferred stocks have been on fire lately. Using ETFs to play them.
  43. The 5 Best Financial Stocks Of 2009

    June 19, 2009
    Financial stocks tanked in 2008, but 2009 has seen them rebound. We look at the five most promising.
  44. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    April 29, 2009
    The 4 best performing ETFs in the month of April might surprise some investors.
  45. Is It Time To Short Financials?

    April 23, 2009
    The recent rally in financials raises the question of whether investors should once again be thinking about shorting the ...
  46. Why Millionaires Trust Northern Trust

    April 16, 2008
    With a hundred year history of watching the savings of the rich and infamous, Northern Trust is the one bank you can rely ...
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