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Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

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  • Apr. 30, 2010, 4:05 PM
    Market recap: Stocks tumbled steadily after midday, as Goldman's (GS -9.4%) mounting woes dragged down the financial sector (ETF: XLF) and weak earnings from MEMC (WFR -18.6%), McAfee (MFE -11.9%) and other tech firms pulled the Nasdaq 2% lower. Decliners routed advancers on the NYSE by nearly 4 to 1.
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  • Apr. 30, 2010, 2:23 PM
    Goldman Sachs (GS) could lose up to 41% of its earnings if tighter derivatives market regulations pass, equivalent to wiping away $3.9B this year, Bernstein Research says. Other big banks also would withstand cuts into the billions, but Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) are believed less impacted than most. (ETF: XLF)
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  • Apr. 26, 2010, 4:05 PM
    Market recap: Stocks limped to the finish line with mixed results, as the Dow rose fractionally and other indexes fell. NYSE decliners outnumbered advancers by about 8 to 7. Strong earnings from Caterpillar (CAT +4.5%) and Whirlpool (WHR +11.0%) boosted industrials, but worry over financial legislation blunted financial stocks (ETF: XLF).
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 4:57 PM
    Is the party over for financial stocks? “Once the fierce cyclical relief rally is done, perhaps investors focus back on the structural problems faced by the problem child,” Citigroup says in its financial sector downgrade today. (ETF: XLF)
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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 2:53 PM
    Birinyi Associates: "The current financial sector rally - if it were to emulate the average - is still in its infancy in terms of both breadth and length." (ETF: XLF).
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  • Feb. 22, 2010, 3:14 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Regional Banks– RKH +2.3%. Commercial Banks– KBE +2.3%. Financials– XLF +1.5%. Coal– KOL +1%. Transports– IYT +1%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Solar– KWT -1.6%. Biotech– BBH -1.2%. Energy– XLE -1.1%. Agriculture– DBA -0.9%.
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  • Feb. 10, 2010, 2:24 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Broker/Dealers– IAI +1.6%. Regional Banks– RKH +1.6%. Commercial Banks– KBE +1.2%. Financials– XLF +1%. Insurance– KIE +0.9%. Agribusiness– MOO +0.8%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Solar– KWT -2.7%. Steel– SLX -1.2%. Silver– SLV -0.9%. Internet– HHH -0.6%. Retailers– XRT -0.5%. Homebuilders– XHB -0.5%. Gold Miners– GDX -0.5%.
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  • Feb. 8, 2010, 3:25 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Livestock– COW +1.7%. Homebuilders– XHB +1.5%. Agriculture– DBA +1.3%. Commodities– GSG +0.8%. Retailers– RTH +0.5%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Solar– KWT -4%. Gold Miners– GDX -3.4%. Financials– XLF -1.7%. Regional Banks– RKH -1.7%. Real Estate– IYR -1.6%. Coal– KOL -1.6%.
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  • Jan. 27, 2010, 1:39 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Biotech– BBH +2.5%. Regional Banks– RKH +1.6%. Commercial Banks– KBE +1.3%. Financials– XLF +0.7%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Coal– KOL -4.4%. Solar– TAN -3.5%. Steel– SLX -3.3%. Gold Miners– GDX -2.6%. Clean Energy– PBW -2.5%. Basic Materials– IYM -2.5%.
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  • Jan. 22, 2010, 3:19 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Biotech– BBH +0.3%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Solar– TAN -4.9%. Semis– SMH -4.6%. Oil Services– OIH -3.6%. Steel– SLX -3.4%. Clean Energy– PBW -3.4%. Financials– XLF -3.2%. Regional Banks– RKH -3%.
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  • Jan. 8, 2010, 3:21 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Steel– SLX +2.9%. Oil Services– OIH +2.4%. Solar– TAN +1.8%. Transports– IYT +1.7%. Semis– SMH +1.7%. Coal– KOL +1.5%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Telecom– IYZ -1.1%. Real Estate– IYR -1%. Financials– XLF -1%. Commercial Banks– KBE -0.9%. Insurance– KIE -0.8%
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  • Jan. 7, 2010, 1:42 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Commercial Banks– KBE +3.6%. Homebuilders– XHB +3.5%. Regional Banks– KRE +3%.  Financials– XLF +1.8%. Healthcare Providers– IHF +1.7%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Internet– HHH -1.8%. Commodities– DBC -1%. Steel– SLX -1%. Basic Materials– XLB -0.9%. Semis– SMH -0.8%.
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  • Jan. 6, 2010, 3:22 PM
    It'll be a boring year for investing in financials, according to FBR Capital Markets - at least compared with last year. But boring doesn't mean safe, as the firm warns clients that unemployment is going to stress residential loans and financial earnings overall will disappoint. (ETFs: IYF, XLF)
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  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:16 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Gasoline– UGA +3.6%. Internet– HHH +3.4%. Gold Miners– GDX +3.3%. Heating Oil– UHN +3.2%. Oil– USO +3%. Coal– KOL +2.7%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Commercial Banks– KBE -1.2%. Regional Banks– RKH -0.7%. Pharma– PPH -0.3%. Financials– XLF -0.2%. Biotech– BBH -0.2%.
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  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:14 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Gold Miners– GDX +3.9%. Heating Oil– UHN +3.7%. Oil– USO +3.2%. Gasoline– UGA +3.1%. Internet– HHH +3%. Coal– KOL +2.5%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Commercial Banks– KBE -1.3%. Regional Banks– RKH -1%. Solar– KWT -0.7%. Financials– XLF -0.3%. Biotech– BBH -0.3%.
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  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:58 PM
    Sector ETF strength: Solar– TAN +2.2%.Livestock– COW +1.8%. Oil Services– OIH +1.4%. Healthcare Providers– IHF +1.3%. Oil– USO +1%. Gasoline– UGA +0.9%.
    Sector ETF weakness: Commercial Banks– KBE -2.4%. Biotech– BBH -2%. Gold Miners– GDX -1.6%. Regional Banks– RKH -1.5%. Financials– XLF -1.4%
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