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Are SPDRs Truly Your Best Sector Bet?

SPDRs are usually investors' first choice for sector ETFs, but an equal-weighted approach has provided a better "pure play" -- and higher historical returns. More 

Bove Sees Big Value, Potential Doublers in Bank Stocks

Bank stocks have been all the rage in the past year or so, but one noted analyst thinks there's still value to be had, and potential doublers lurking. More 

AIG’s Return to Dividends: Another Feather in Financials’ Cap

After a five-year hiatus, AIG will resume paying out dividends starting with a 10-cent offering in September. More 

Bank of America Continues Its Crazy Bull Run

While bank stocks across the board have been going strong, Bank of America still looks the strongest. More 

3 Funds to Arm Yourself for an Awful August

The dog days of August tend to be among the worst for the market, so put some hedges in place via these three funds and protect your portfolio. More 

XLK: The One Chart You Need to Watch in August

Investors who want to gauge how far the U.S. stock market can run from here need only focus on a single ETF in the month ahead: the Technology SPDR (XLK). More 

How Deep Will the Market’s Pullback Go?

The unsustainable steepness of the slope in U.S. equities should lead to a mean-reversion move. More