SPDR Financial E.T.F.

XLF-N

NYSEARCA:XLF

23.68
0.38 (1.58%)

Analysis and Opinions about XLF-N

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BUY
BUY
February 27, 2017

The US financials have lagged the market over the last few years. They are now trading at a massive discount. This is a long term theme that he thinks is very interesting. If Trump reduces regulation, then US banks should get up to the level of the Canadian banks. He thinks the Fed is way behind in rising interest rates.

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The US financials have lagged the market over the last few years. They are now trading at a massive discount. This is a long term theme that he thinks is very interesting. If Trump reduces regulation, then US banks should get up to the level of the Canadian banks. He thinks the Fed is way behind in rising interest rates.

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February 23, 2017

(Top Pick Dec 13/16, Up 4.03%) This happened outside his window of seasonal strength by more than a month. He got stopped out back in January. We need another move up, otherwise the rally is over.

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(Top Pick Dec 13/16, Up 4.03%) This happened outside his window of seasonal strength by more than a month. He got stopped out back in January. We need another move up, otherwise the rally is over.

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TOP PICK
December 13, 2016

A good sector to be in over the next few months. There may be some back filling along the way. A lot of relief has been coming into the sector expecting the regulations.

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A good sector to be in over the next few months. There may be some back filling along the way. A lot of relief has been coming into the sector expecting the regulations.

BUY
BUY
December 8, 2016

He has been overweight the financial sector through this ETF. You don’t want to be a contrarian here. Trump is engineering animal spirits. Capital spending will start to happen and you want to be in banks during this period. He likes it and is long.

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He has been overweight the financial sector through this ETF. You don’t want to be a contrarian here. Trump is engineering animal spirits. Capital spending will start to happen and you want to be in banks during this period. He likes it and is long.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 6, 2016

Conditions are ripe for the US banks. His 1st attraction to the banking sector was when he started noticing that on conference calls, the CEO’s on some of the big names weren’t having conversations about litigations anymore and the ghosts of 2008. A steeper yield curve is going to help the situation. Be patient on this.

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Conditions are ripe for the US banks. His 1st attraction to the banking sector was when he started noticing that on conference calls, the CEO’s on some of the big names weren’t having conversations about litigations anymore and the ghosts of 2008. A steeper yield curve is going to help the situation. Be patient on this.

BUY
BUY
September 20, 2016

They just took out the REIT sector yesterday, and there were good reasons to do that. He likes US banks, and going Long at this stage makes sense.

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SPDR Financial E.T.F. (XLF-N)
September 20, 2016

They just took out the REIT sector yesterday, and there were good reasons to do that. He likes US banks, and going Long at this stage makes sense.

BUY
BUY
August 26, 2016

SPDR Financial (XLF-N) or SPDR S&P Regional Banking? He likes this more because it has the larger cap more diversified names that are in capital markets, investment management, security management and wealth management. Interest rates will eventually move higher, but will stay low for long, and you want to have companies that are more diversified.

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SPDR Financial (XLF-N) or SPDR S&P Regional Banking? He likes this more because it has the larger cap more diversified names that are in capital markets, investment management, security management and wealth management. Interest rates will eventually move higher, but will stay low for long, and you want to have companies that are more diversified.

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PAST TOP PICK
February 29, 2016

(A Top Pick Dec 15/15. Down 11.74%.) He was stopped out in January. You want to see this outperformed the S&P 500 for a few days in a row. If the financials are outperforming, that usually means the rally has lagged, and he haven’t seen that yet.

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(A Top Pick Dec 15/15. Down 11.74%.) He was stopped out in January. You want to see this outperformed the S&P 500 for a few days in a row. If the financials are outperforming, that usually means the rally has lagged, and he haven’t seen that yet.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 19, 2016

Very, very disappointing, but at a very attractive level. These stocks have to go if the market is going to go. Doesn’t think they are going to go anytime soon, so doesn’t expect the Dow to do anything but build a base for a while.

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Very, very disappointing, but at a very attractive level. These stocks have to go if the market is going to go. Doesn’t think they are going to go anytime soon, so doesn’t expect the Dow to do anything but build a base for a while.

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TOP PICK
December 15, 2015

US financials tend to do well at this time of the year; Dec 15 until April 13. Tends to outperform the S&P 500 during this time period. A sector that can definitely benefit from rising interest rates.

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US financials tend to do well at this time of the year; Dec 15 until April 13. Tends to outperform the S&P 500 during this time period. A sector that can definitely benefit from rising interest rates.

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August 27, 2015

(A Top Pick July 23/14. Up 5.16%.) Really likes the financial sector. Interest rates moving up is a positive for banks. The economy, labour market and housing getting better are all positives. Still a Buy.

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(A Top Pick July 23/14. Up 5.16%.) Really likes the financial sector. Interest rates moving up is a positive for banks. The economy, labour market and housing getting better are all positives. Still a Buy.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 13, 2015

Some people argue that an interest rate increase is going to be bullish for American banks, because they should see steepness in the yield curve, which is positive for the banks. He is not all that certain. In this case you could actually see the yield curve flatten, which would be a major negative. The real driver of the banks is going to be increased loan demand growth and investment banking fees from M&A. The space is a good one to be in, but he thinks the market is vulnerable to a pullback here. He would prefer to own one good bank, such as Wells Fargo (WFC-N), over a basket of average investments.

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Some people argue that an interest rate increase is going to be bullish for American banks, because they should see steepness in the yield curve, which is positive for the banks. He is not all that certain. In this case you could actually see the yield curve flatten, which would be a major negative. The real driver of the banks is going to be increased loan demand growth and investment banking fees from M&A. The space is a good one to be in, but he thinks the market is vulnerable to a pullback here. He would prefer to own one good bank, such as Wells Fargo (WFC-N), over a basket of average investments.

BUY
BUY
June 11, 2015

The banks are not at their long term peaks. If we had another 25% upside on many of them he would be saying to get out of them. Insurance companies have further to run if interest rates really get going.

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The banks are not at their long term peaks. If we had another 25% upside on many of them he would be saying to get out of them. Insurance companies have further to run if interest rates really get going.

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PAST TOP PICK
March 23, 2015

(Top Pick Dec 23/14, Up 11.55%) He got in a little early because the sector got it hard. This is a reasonable trade. It really lasts until Mid-April and he will look to exit at that time.

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(Top Pick Dec 23/14, Up 11.55%) He got in a little early because the sector got it hard. This is a reasonable trade. It really lasts until Mid-April and he will look to exit at that time.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 31, 2014

US banks ETF? This is an excellent choice, because seasonality is really clicking in from about the middle of December right through until April of each year. The ETF’s that are most useful is the SPDR Financial (XLF-N), or, if looking for large caps, SPDR S&P Bank (KBE-N). KBE looks very interesting on the charts right now.

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US banks ETF? This is an excellent choice, because seasonality is really clicking in from about the middle of December right through until April of each year. The ETF’s that are most useful is the SPDR Financial (XLF-N), or, if looking for large caps, SPDR S&P Bank (KBE-N). KBE looks very interesting on the charts right now.

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