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2 ETFs That Are Sensitive to Interest Rates

Understanding the nuances of these ETFs and how they react to changes in interest rates may help with strategic portfolio decisions if the Federal Reserve does ultimately make changes in their fiscal policy later this year. More 

It’s a Make-or-Break Week for SPY, XLF

After a two-week mean-reversion move in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the next move almost certainly depends on this week's FOMC statement. More 

Beat the Market With These 9 Sector ETFs

Indexing doesn't have to mean just dumping your nest egg into an S&P 500 fund. The Select Sector SPDRs can help you add value by letting you go all in (or all out) of individual sectors. More 

What Do Utility and Energy Stocks Show About the Market?

Based on this divergence between those sectors that tend to do well during economic expansions and those that tend to under-perform -- namely utilities -- we anticipate more bullishness to come. More 

Low Oil Prices Are the Biggest Risk to Banks Right Now

Without accelerating growth or rising interest rates, we think the odds are stacked against the financial sector this earnings season because of low oil prices. More 

2 Trades on Blue-Chip Financials (JPM, WFC)

Financials have been hot, but can JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) maintain their poise after earnings? More 

It’s Make-or-Break Time for Financials (XLF)

Financials kick off earnings season in a big way this week, so we look at the hazy technical picture in the XLF ETF. More