XLF : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How ETFs Are Dominating the Stock Market

    January 17, 2017
    ETFs have become the most actively traded securities on stock exchanges.
  2. 3 Sectors to Watch in 2017 (XLF, XLI)

    December 28, 2016
    By analyzing the charts of sector-related exchange-traded funds, three stand out as prime candidates for watch lists in 2 ...
  3. Goldman Sachs Nears All-Time High on Treasury News (GS, XLF)

    November 30, 2016
    A Goldman Sachs alum gets the nod for Treasury Secretary, and financial stocks – particularly his ex-employer – go wild.
  4. Financial Flood: Why Money Is Pouring Into Banking ETFs (XLF, ...

    November 19, 2016
    Investors have put nearly $5 billion into financial ETFs since Trump's victory.
  5. These Charts Suggest Financials Are Headed Higher

    October 24, 2016
    The charts of key ETFs that follow various segments of the financial sector suggest now could be the time to buy.
  6. Banking and Insurance ETFs Break to Upside (XLF, KRE)

    October 6, 2016
    Financials have broken above a small descending channel within a longer-term uptrend. That signals higher prices to come.
  7. The 10 Worst Sectors of 2016 (XLF, XLY)

    September 5, 2016
    Some of the best performing sectors of 2015 have become the worst performers in 2016. Find out about the 10 worst performing ...
  8. Buying and Selling ETFs: It's Easy, Here's How to Start

    August 13, 2016
    Learn the basics of exchange-traded funds, including how they are bought and sold, how they differ from mutual funds, and ...
  9. Active Traders Are Turning Bullish on Financials

    July 27, 2016
    The financials industry is often considered one of the most stable segments for investment. Is now the time to buy these ...
  10. Studying Financial Sector: XLF (ETF) vs. VFAIX (Mutual Fund)

    July 25, 2016
    Explore the similarities and differences between securities that are exposed to the financial sector, XLF and VFAIX.
  11. 10 Most Traded ETFs Following Financial Indexes (XLF, KRE)

    July 7, 2016
    Learn about the 10 most actively traded ETFs from the financial sector, and discover how many shares these funds trade on ...
  12. Brexit Bounce Still Favors Bearish Outcome (XLF, XLB)

    June 30, 2016
    Proportional retracements and lagging sector performance point to oversold bounces rather than full recoveries.
  13. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, ...

    June 27, 2016
    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  14. SPDR: Which ETF Dividends Grew the Most Since 2011 (XLF, XRE)

    May 29, 2016
    Invest for dividend growth by looking at the top three SPDR ETFs with leading dividend growth rates to help you decide if ...
  15. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    May 24, 2016
    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
  16. Legal Risk Study: XLF, Top 3 Components With Legal Fines (GS, ...

    May 23, 2016
    Discover three component companies in the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF that have had fines imposed. Learn why the companies ...
  17. XLF vs. KRE: Which ETF Performs Better in Low Interest Rate Environments?

    May 22, 2016
    Get a comparative review of two leading financial sector ETFs, XLF and KRE, and learn how each has performed in a protracted ...
  18. Breaking Down XLF: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    May 10, 2016
    Identify the three most attractive components of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and determine why attractive valuations ...
  19. 3 Specialty ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, XLI)

    May 3, 2016
    Study these specialty exchange-traded funds that suffered substantial outflows in 2015 and early 2016 to get a better sense ...
  20. The 4 Largest Financials ETFs (XLF, VFH)

    April 19, 2016
    Learn about the current environment for financials and discover the top four exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain ...
  21. The Top ETFs for a Rebound in Financials (XLF,PGF)

    April 14, 2016
    Financials have been hit hard. Here's how to play it if you think a bottom is approaching.
  22. 3 ETFs to Watch (XLF, IEV)

    April 6, 2016
    News headlines in recent months have put these charts into the spotlight. Based on the patterns, it appears the next move ...
  23. Sectors ETFs to Avoid Right Now (XLF, XLE)

    March 31, 2016
    Knowing what to avoid is just as important as knowing what to buy. These are sector ETFs to avoid right now; there are better ...
  24. ETF Flows: Financials ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, IYF)

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the three exchange-traded funds that invest in financial sector stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  25. How to Invest if Morgan Stanley is Right (XLU,XLV)

    March 24, 2016
    Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has lowered his expectations for the S&P 500. Here's why as well as where you might consider ...
  26. 5 Financial Sector ETFs Popular in 2016 (XLF, VFH)

    March 17, 2016
    Discover overviews of the five most widely held exchange-traded funds that provide broad exposure to the financial services ...
  27. XLF Vs. KRE: Comparing Financials ETFs

    March 10, 2016
    Analyze two SPDR financials exchange-traded funds, and learn about the similarities and differences between these ETFs.
  28. Scanning for Trades Using Trends and RSI (EEM, XLF)

    March 7, 2016
    Here are trading opportunities based on the moving average trend and a deep RSI pullback.
  29. 4 Most Traded ETFs This Year (SPY, XLF)

    February 24, 2016
    Take a closer look at the ETFs with the highest trading volumes in 2016, and learn more about the investment exposure each ...
  30. 3 ETFs that Replicate Buffett's Investment Strategy (MOAT, XLF)

    February 19, 2016
    Discover three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors seeking to emulate the investment strategies of Warren Buffett ...
  31. 2016's Most Promising ETFs (VWO, XLF)

    January 22, 2016
    Find out the details about five of the most promising ETFs, drawn from a variety of market sectors, for investors to consider ...
  32. The Uptrend Is Reversing In Financials

    January 20, 2016
    Active traders are turning to financials because the close below several key long-term support levels suggest that the uptrend ...
  33. XLF: Select Sector Financial SPDR ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund, and the suitability ...
  34. The Top 5 Financials Sector ETFs for 2016

    December 14, 2015
    Discover detailed analyses of the top five financials sector exchange-traded funds, which may be poised to rise if the Federal ...
  35. These ETFs Are the Most Popular with Advisors (SPY, GDX)

    October 29, 2015
    These ETFs are popular among financial advisors. Here's why.
  36. Should You Follow Millionaires into this Sector? (XLF, XLK)

    August 27, 2015
    Millionaire investors—and those who follow them—should take another look at the current economic situation before making ...
  37. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 24, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  38. 'Financial'-minded Active Traders Eyeing This ETF

    April 3, 2015
    Despite the rocky close to the first quarter, active traders are turning their attention to the financial sector and the ...
  39. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    March 13, 2015
    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  40. Motif Investing vs. ETFs: What's The Difference?

    February 5, 2015
    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  41. Be Like Buffett By Buying Financials With This ETF

    October 3, 2014
    Given the strong outlook for the sector, traders have been turning their attention to the Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Top Sector ETFs Over The Last Month

    September 12, 2012
    These sectors have been the market leaders over the last month, and their respective ETFs have benefited.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.