Recent Articles

How Changes in the Yield Curve Could Affect Bank Stocks

Here's how banks -- and bank stocks -- will be affected by implementation of the “Volcker Rule” -- part of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms that ban taxpayer insured banks from making bets with their own money. More 

Buy These 3 Dips as the Market Slips

Thanks to short sellers, these three funds are likely "presold" -- in other words, they should have shallower pullbacks, and see more buying interest on a recovery. More 

Trade of the Day: KBE is on Fire

SPDR KBW Bank (ETF) broke from an eight-month rectangle backed by a golden cross. More 

Here’s How Financials Relate to Interest Rates

We aren’t bearish on financials, but we are seeing signs that uncertainty is rising, which will probably keep a lid on further gains within the sector. More 

3 Bank Stocks That Will Leave the Market in Its Dust

The analysts don't love these bank stocks right now ... but when interest rates rise, they'll be forced to play catch-up, driving shares even higher. More 

4 ETFs You Can Use to Play the Fed

Regardless of what comes out of the FOMC today, interest rates are going higher at some point. When they do, these Fed-friendly ETFs will rally. More 

Make Sure Your Portfolio Is Working For You

Many portfolios contain major structural flaws that threaten performance, and investors should identify and eliminate these defects. More