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  • A Strong Case for Bank ETFs A Strong Case for Bank ETFs - In an improving economic environment with potentially favorable policy changes ahead, investors may consider an overweight position in financial sector stocks, notably banks and related exchange traded funds. "We like
  • Regional Bank ETFs Could Surprise Regional Bank ETFs Could Surprise - Financial services exchange traded funds delivered some big disappointments in March and regional bank ETFs were particularly egregious offenders. For example, the iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (NYSEArca: IAT) slumped
  • 2 Factors to Fuel Financial ETFs' Continued Outperformance Factors to Fuel Financial ETFs’ Continued Outperformance - Financial stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have finally been able to pull ahead after years of underperforming the broader equities market, but how much further can they go? Over
  • ETFs That Welcome a Fed Rate Hike ETFs That Welcome a Fed Rate Hike - The markets soured on speculation of a possible Federal Reserve interest rate hike as soon as this month. However, there are market segments and exchange traded funds that welcome higher
  • Fed Rate Hike Speculation Help Buoy Bank ETFs Fed Rate Hike Speculation Help Buoy Bank ETFs - While the rest of the equities market plunged, bank stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds were partially supported by the notion that a Federal Reserve rate hike could help improve
  • Regional Bank ETFs Face Technical Tests Regional Bank ETFs Face Technical Tests - Regional bank stocks and exchange traded funds have recently been moving higher on speculation that the Federal Reserve is nearing its first interest rate hike of 2016, but that rally
  • Bank ETFs Surge on Strong July Job Report Bank ETFs Surge on Strong July Job Report - Bank stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds led market gains Friday after the Labor Department reported robust job creation in July, adding to speculation that the Federal Reserve may have
  • ETF Trends Bank on More Upside for Bank ETFs - In one of this year's most impressive laggard-to-leader stories, financial services exchange traded funds, including the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), are rallying on expectations that the Federal Reserve
  • ETF Trends Fed Focus Fans Flows to Bank ETFs - Expectations that the Federal Reserve is on course to boost interest rates for the first time next month is having the predictable effect of benefiting financial services exchange traded funds.
  • Bank on Financial ETFs in a Rising Rate Environment Bank on Financial ETFs in Rising Rate Environment - Investors should focus on the financial sector as the probability of a rising interest rate environments becomes more likely, notably bank-related exchange traded funds that can capitalize on a steepening
  • Bank ETFs' Moment in the Sun 6 Bank ETFs’ Moment in the Sun - The financial sector and bank exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped Wednesday on a steepening yield curve ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement. The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEArca: KRE),
  • Struggle and Trouble Ahead for Bank ETFs Struggle and Trouble Ahead for Bank ETFs? - The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), the largest exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking the financial services sector, and rival financial services ETFs are struggling this year. While banks have
  • ETF Trends Financial Sector ETFs Maintain Momentum - Financial sector ETFs maintained momentum Wednesday after stumbling at start of year Global financial sectors also rallied on Wednesday Market observers appear to be pouncing on a sector that has been
  • ETF Trends Clobbered Sector ETFs Offer Bargain Plays - Exchange traded funds that track some of the worst areas of the year were among the best performers Tuesday as bargain hunters piled into downtrodden sectors. Consumer discretionary and bank
  • ETF Trends Bank ETFs Down but Not Out - Financial stocks and bank sector-related exchange traded funds have been among the worst areas of the market this year, but after the steep declines, investors may find a cheap play.
  • ETF Trends Sector ETFs That Offer a Cheap Long-Term Play - Despite an upbeat earnings season and low exposure to the current round of economic risks, U.S. bank stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have underperformed, potentially opening up a buying
  • ETF Trends Bank Stocks, ETFs Continue to Attract - With the Federal Reserve just days away from possibly raising interest rates for the first time in nine years, it is not surprising that investors continue embracing financial services stocks
  • ETF Trends Bank Sector ETFs Could Lead as Rates Rise - With the Federal Reserve itching to begin interest rate normalization, equity investors can also try to capitalize on a rising rate environment through financial sector-related exchange traded funds. The futures
  • ETF Trends Big Week for Banks, Financial Sector ETFs - Earnings season is kicking off, and financial sector exchange traded funds are in the limelight this week as major banks reveal second quarter results. On Tuesday, JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) and
  • ETF Trends Financial ETFs Are the Place to Be - With U.S. equities market moseying along, investors may find greater opportunities targeting specific areas in the market, such as the financial sector and related exchange traded funds. According to a
  • ETF Trends Target Financial, Healthcare ETFs Ahead - The U.S. economy is looking better than previously expected, and investors who are looking to increase their exposure to the domestic market should target financial and healthcare sectors, along with
  • ETF Trends Bank ETFs Offer Attractive Value - Investors may be undervaluing bank stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds as a low interest rate environment and fears over litigation costs cloud people's judgement. "There's tremendous amount of value
  • ETF Trends Higher Rate Expectations Boost Bank ETFs - The stronger payrolls number added to speculation of a September Federal Reserve rate hike, lifting bank stocks and sector related exchange traded funds. While the broader equities market was stuck
  • ETF Trends Keep Your Bank ETF Expectations Grounded - Bank stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have been pulling ahead in the financial space, but investors should not get overzealous with their bets. Year-to-date, the SPDR S&P Regional Banking
  • ETF Trends Look to Bank ETFs in a Rising Rate Environment - A rising interest rate environment will throw a wrench into the financial markets. Nevertheless, bank-related exchange traded funds could weather the storm as financial firms have positioned ahead of the
  • ETF Trends Resurgent Regional Bank ETFs - After long, low interest rate-induced slumbers, regional bank exchange traded funds have been awakening, cementing their resurgence with a batch of 52-week highs today. To this point in Tuesday’s session,
  • ETF Trends Small Bank ETFs Begin Outpacing Wall Street Bankers - With expectations for a Federal Reserve rate hike cooling in light of the weak first quarter economic data, smaller regional bank-related exchange traded funds are outperforming Wall Street banks. The
  • ETF Trends Similar Names, but These Bank ETFs Aren’t Twins - The exchange traded funds universe is littered with pairs (or more) of funds that have similar sounding names that, in reality, are far from being relatives let alone twins. A
  • ETF Trends Some Bank ETFs to Bank On - Buoyed by mostly positive news from the Federal Reserve’s stress tests on the 31 largest U.S. banks and ensuing excitement over increased dividends and share repurchase programs from those institutions,
  • ETF Trends GOP Win: Not Guaranteed Help for Bank ETFs - With the Republicans expanding their House majority and gaining control of the Senate for the first time in eight years, financial services exchange traded fund investors may see the midterm
  • ETF Trends Mass Exodus From Bank ETFs - Suddenly, investors are giving exchange traded funds tracking the financial services sector the same treatment they are giving gold ETFs. That is to say, investors are departing bank ETFs in
  • ETF Trends Regional Bank ETFs Might Be Ready to Shine - Along with benefiting from a rising rate environment, regional bank exchange traded funds could continue to grow on increased merger and acquisition activity and recovering loan growth. So far this
  • ETF Trends Regional Bank ETFs for a Rising Rate Environment - Many are already shifting around their investment portfolios to adapt to potential rate hikes next year, but investors can capitalize on a rising rate environment with regional bank exchange traded
  • ETF Trends Bank ETFs Buoyant as Markets Wait on Higher Rates - Heartened by the results of the Federal Reserve’s stress tests and the annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), investors are devoting cash to financial services exchange traded funds. “ETFs
  • ETF Trends Despite Citi, Bank ETF Dividend News Not All Bad - Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) plunged 5.4% on nearly quadruple the average daily volume Thursday after the Federal Reserve rejected the bank’s plans to return more capital to shareholders via
  • ETF Trends Fun With Financials in 2014 - Investors had plenty of fun with financial services exchange traded funds in 2013. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) surged 35.5%, but big things are expected from the S&P
  • ETF Trends Regional Bank ETFs Rally Into Year-End - A gain of 1.7% is not uncommon for any number of financial services exchange traded funds, but consider this: The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEArca: KRE) did that on
  • ETF Trends Regional Bank ETFs for Financial Sector Exposure - Regional banks are one of the best ways to gain exposure to the outperforming financial sector even though U.S banks have faced much uncertainty over the past few years. Exchange
  • ETF Trends Regional Bank ETFs Under the Microscope - After Moody's Investor Service downgraded several major global banks, the sector has become closely watched. Investors are beginning to add financial exposure to their portfolios yet again, however, the large-cap
  • ETF Trends Financial, Bank ETFs for Earnings Season - Financial sector stocks have slid back along with the broader markets over the past month, but the auspicious start to this earnings season has helped bank picks and financial sector