deal in which the lenders could feel protected enough to begin granting mortgages to those without perfect credit and employment histories. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ 4 comments!
JPMorgan ( JPM -2.8% ), Wells Fargo ( WFC -1.9% ). Financial ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , KRE , VFH , KBE , IYF , IAT , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , KBWB , RKH , QABA , FINU , KRU , RWW , KBWR , RYF , FINZ , KRS Life insurers were also waiting
By Cullen Roche : I've received a number of emails about this post at Zero Hedge , which shows the deposit:loan ratio at JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM ). The authors cite this as a sign of "all that’s broken with the US financial system." That description isn’t far off, but I do think it deserves some ...
Vanguard Financial Index ( VFH +1.3% ) and the iShares U.S. Financials ETFS ( IYF +1.2% ) Broad fin'l sector ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , RWW , RYF , FINZ Post your comment!
By John M. Mason : The dark cloud hovering over the economies of Europe facing recession and deflation is the health of the banking system. The shadow of this cloud is now coming to light. Jack Ewing writes in the New York Times that " Central Bank Details Somber State of Europe's Banking System ."
appears too small to present a systemic risk," says BAML's Michael Hanson. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , KRE , VFH , KBE , IYF , IAT , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , KBWB , RKH , QABA , FINU , KRU , KBWR , RWW , RYF , KRS , FINZ Post your comment!
balance sheets is a large contributor to the Continent's stagnant growth. ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , KRE , VFH , KBE , IYF , IAT , IAI , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , KBWB , RKH , QABA , FINU , KCE , KRU , KBWR , RWW , RYF , KBWC , KRS , FINZ 1 comment
By John Rutledge : (click to enlarge) Today's +278K increase in non-farm payroll jobs is glass-half-full story. Employment (139.4M) has increased by almost 10M jobs from its February 2010 low at the bottom of the financial crisis but is barely above its December 2007 pre-crisis peak in spite of ...
Among the hedge funds which benefit from dividend arbitrage is Och-Ziff Capital Management (NYSE: OZM ). ETFs: XLF , FAS , FAZ , UYG , VFH , IYF , IAI , SEF , IYG , FXO , FNCL , FINU , KCE , RWW , RYF , KBWC , FINZ Post your comment!
By Markit : The last couple of years have seen stocks with large ratios of implied to realised volatility, which have a strong track record of outperformance, fail to deliver strong performance. A look at the phenomenon points to financials which are still viewed with caution by the options market