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Fed Reverses QE: Financial ETFs & Stocks To Buy
Article By: Sweta Killa Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:44 PM EDT
As expected, the Fed kept the short-term interest rates steady at 1-1.25% in its two-day FOMC meeting concluded yesterday and laid out the timing of reverse quantitative easing (QE), starting next month.
In this article: XLF, VFH, IYG, FXO, AER, HSBC, FBP, EVR Also: BRK-B, JPM, BAC, WFC
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Healthcare And Financial: 2 ETFs To Watch On Outsized Volume
Article By: Sweta Killa Monday, October 17, 2016 12:20 PM EDT
U.S. stocks rose modestly driven by better earnings reports from three big U.S. banks.
In this article: IHF, FXO Also: SPY, DIA, QQQ
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Recession-Testing Your Portfolio
Article By: Brad Zigler Monday, October 5, 2015 4:08 PM EDT
There is correlation between economic phases and sector performance. Which funds will best ride the wave?
In this article: FXD, FXO, IYC, IYK, PUI, RHS, RWW, RYU, SPY, XLP
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Guide To The 7 Most Popular Financial ETFs
Article By: Zacks Investment Research Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:24 AM EDT
Investors should note that the sector gained momentum despite the challenging interest rate backdrop. Since the Fed is likely to hike rates sometime this year, this corner of the market should soar on improving interest rate margins.
In this article: FXO, IYF, IYG, KBE, KRE, VFH, XLF Also: BAC, JPM, WFC, SPY
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The Insurance Industry Is A Sweet Spot For Investors Now
Article By: Joseph Shaefer Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:44 PM EDT
Every now and then, the insurance industry is at the sweet spot of claims, premiums and interest rates. I believe we are at one of those times. I normally go for big and efficient — but this time around I’m thinking differently.
In this article: BRK-A, KIE, KBWP, FXO Also: GE, GS, BRK-B, ACE, CB
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Financials Sector
Article By: David Trainer Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
The Financials sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 46 ETFs and 232 mutual funds in the Financials sector as of July 15, 2014.
In this article: FNIO, KBWY, URE, ROOF, DAREX, FSPCX, FSVLX, FXO, IAK, IYG, KIE, PSR, REM
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Investors Seek Catalyst For Bullish Breakout Amongst Earnings Reports
Article By: Sabrient Systems Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:46 AM EDT
Stocks continue to trade in a sideways technical consolidation just below their highs. With the start of earnings season underway, investors appear to be looking for a catalyst for some renewed buying that can launch a bullish breakout.
In this article: ADS, BLK, GM, GENT, JAZZ, FCNCA, SYNT, FXO, IDU, IYC, IYF, IYZ, SPY, VXX
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