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Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

  • Apr. 11, 2014, 10:52 AM
  • Feb. 3, 2012, 1:57 AM
    Banks have been steadily releasing reserves against bad loans, which has boosted their earnings reports. But with loan-loss cushions now heading back to pre-crisis levels, some analysts believe banks will have to slow reserve releases, adding pressure to profits already hit by slower growth and tighter rules.
  • Jul. 14, 2011, 9:42 AM
    As analysts weigh the pros and cons of JPMorgan Chase's (JPM) Q2 earnings beat, it's worth noting that the bank's knack for topping Wall Street estimates hasn’t given its share price much of a quick boost in recent years. JPM has beaten forecasts each of the past 10 quarters, but the stock has benefited only once. Today, so far, so good, as shares +2.9% and lifting bank stocks (XLF +0.5%).
  • Jul. 11, 2011, 2:26 PM
    Analysts expect more bad news later this week for investment banks, already stinging from Europe contagion, when earnings come in. Research from Credit Suisse suggests 1Q trading revenue could be 25% lower. Banks are mired in red: BAC -3%, JPM -2.8%, C -3.8%, WFC -2.1%, MS -2.8%, GS -1.6%.
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XLF Description
The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund, before expenses, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the Financial Select Sector Index. Our approach is designed to provide portfolios with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking, and lower costs.
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Sector: Financial
Country: United States
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