Tag "financial sector"

Investors: What Happens Next For Banks Stocks Is Important

The financial sector and banks stocks have always carried weight in the markets. The markets tend to perform well when they are leading, and underperform up to, and during, corrections and crises. So it’s always a good idea to monitor the health of the financial sector. The chart below looks…

Chart Spotlight: Financial Sector ETF (XLF) Turns Lower

CHART SPOTLIGHT: The Financials Sector ETF – $XLF The S&P Financials Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) took a further step down in a move which largely has followed what Treasury yields have done over the last few days. XLF sent a warning on Thursday when it undercut the lows of the prior…

What’s Next For Interest Rate Sensitive Sectors?

Anchoring bias and regret aversion bias are two behavioural investment biases that can impact how an investor views existing holdings or positions. These can lead to preconceived notions or views on a company enduring, even when the available information has changed. Or the desire to not feel regret by crystalizing…

What Happens Next For Banks and Value Stocks?

This week has been a very bad week for Financials – big banks, regional banks, insurers, reinsurers… But the truth is, both the KBE Regional Banking ETF (NYSEARCA:KRE) and the broader KBE Bank Index ETF (NYSEARCA:KBE) are down 17% since March. At LaDucTrading, we have been swing short banks (via the XLF…

S&P 500 Market Update: Here Come The Bears…

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BEARISH Upside is limited for the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and a downturn in the Financials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLF) along with IWM, SML, and MID should have an effect on the S&P 500. A  move under 2461 this morning should lead the market lower. Near-term targets:  2450 and…

Stock Market Trading Update: Sector Rotation Afoot

The last 12 trading days for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) have been equally as range-bound as the trading action that we saw in June. The S&P 500 is within 4 ticks of its closing price from JULY 19th. And the beat goes on… This stairstepping pattern will only end when…

U.S. Stock Market Update: Financials & Tech In Focus

Investors are seeing minor gains across most world stock market indices this morning.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is inching higher ahead of the FOMC today, which is largely expected to be a non-event. The All-World index is mostly unchanged over the last 5 trading days. While the Financials Sector…

Double Breakout Here Would Be Good News For Bulls

Over the past several weeks, select cyclical sectors have started to perk up.  From Industrials to Transports to Financials to Materials, all have seen strength. This is good news for investors, as this could signal a fresh leg higher for stocks. Today, I’d like to zoom in on the Financials…

Financial Sector ETF (XLF) Closing In On 2007 All-Time Highs

The Financial Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) is still shaking off the stigma of the 2008-2009 collapse. It’s been nearly 10 years since it peaked… and it’s finally closing in on those all time highs again. And will likely surpass them some time soon. But that’s just the head line; savvy traders…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Tensions Between Stocks & Bonds

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the current trend of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), key stock market indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely in our investing research. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending June 16, 2017: Tensions Between Stocks and Bonds…