The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF ) and rival financial services exchange traded funds are receiving increased positive attention as advisors and investors come to grips with the fact that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise... (full story)
As the Federal Reserve moves closer to boosting interest rates for the first time in nine years, the U.S. dollar is gaining strength, punishing commodities in the process. Gold and gold exchange traded funds are not exceptions to this rule.
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While U.S. companies have boosted their cash payouts to shareholders, income-minded investors are still seeking out attractive foreign dividend stock and related exchange traded funds. Some advisors are looking overseas for high yields and renewed... (full story)
While U.S. banks saw profitability surge in the third quarter and investors are displaying renewed enthusiasm for these stocks and exchange traded funds ahead of December’s Federal Reserve meeting, European banks remain hamstrung by bad loans.... (full story)
The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB ) and the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB ) , the two largest exchange traded funds tracking homebuilders stocks, might appear to be vulnerable to higher interest rates, but to... (full story)