Financial stocks

XLF – Attack 2014 by Piling Into Financials

General economic growth and improvements in net interest margins mean good things for financial stocks in 2014. Jump in broadly via the XLF. More 

Volcker Rule – Banks’ Days of Crazy Profit Growth Are OVER

The Volcker Rule prohibits proprietary trading, and that could cost the eight biggest bank stocks anywhere from $8 billion to $10 billion in yearly pretax profits. More 

Are You Prepared for a Stronger Dollar?

What happens to the stock market if the U.S. dollar rallies? This question isn’t getting much press, but dollar strength could surprise the markets in 2014. More 

Financial Stocks: A Winning Bet for Fed Tapering

Financial stocks have performed very well during periods of rising bond yields thus far in 2013. What does this tell us about financials' 2014 outlook? More 

12 Stock Charts to Watch Right Now

A look at several stock charts right now shows eight potential breakout buys, as well four stocks that could be vulnerable in coming weeks. More 

BAC, Financial Stocks Building Toward a Breakout

Banks and financial stocks, after a respectable rally on Friday post the October jobs report look ready to move to fresh year-to-date highs More 

Does Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Deserve a Spot in Your Portfolio?

We'll learn more about the current state of FSC's business when the company reports Q3 results on Nov. 25. More