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Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

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  • Wed, Jul. 22, 3:01 PM
    • The OCC yesterday gave the green light to CIT Group's $3.4B purchase of OneWest Financial, and earlier this month regulators approved BB&T's $2.5B acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares.
    • Possibly lifted now is concern nearly any sizable deal would get nixed (or delayed to death) by D.C. a la M&T's attempt to purchase Hudson City Bancorp (originally announced three years ago).
    • Both the CIT and BB&T deals, however, were approved within a year of their announcement, maybe making the M&T/Hudson experience the outlier rather than the norm.
    • While it still appears unlikely much bigger deals could win approval, the path could be clear for smaller-to-medium sized lenders to do business. Drexel Hamilton's David Hilder believes the CIT approval is a "positive catalyst" for acquisitions of lenders with up to $25B in assets.
    • Previously: CIT Group gains after winning regulatory green light for OneWest purchase (July 21)
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    | Wed, Jul. 22, 3:01 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 15, 2013, 7:38 AM
    "The Goldilocks era of post-crisis M&A has never been an if, but a when," says JPMorgan (JPM) vice-chair James Lee. "CEOs are declaring that day has come." Including the Berkshire buy, $40B in deals were announced yesterday and $140B this month. Transaction volume is up 27% Y/Y vs. an 8% slump for 2012. It should mean sweet profits for the newly lean banks.
    | Feb. 15, 2013, 7:38 AM | 8 Comments
  • Nov. 29, 2011, 3:21 PM
    Just as U.S. banks are trying to aggressively cut their eurozone exposure, foreign banks are doing the same for their U.S. exposure. Deutsche considers this a positive for U.S. banks, to the extent it allows them to acquire assets (I, II) at reasonable prices. Banco Santander (STD) still holds $56B in U.S. loans; Banco Bilbao (BBVA) $45B; and Deutsche Bank (DB) $32B.
    | Nov. 29, 2011, 3:21 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 1, 2011, 4:49 AM
    Major European hedge fund Lansdowne Partners has reportedly sold its entire $850M stake in Goldman Sachs (GS), underlining concerns about banking prospects due to regulatory changes. The divestiture has echoes of Lansdowne's exit from the industry in 2008, ahead of the financial crisis.
    | Aug. 1, 2011, 4:49 AM | Comment!
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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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