Financial Select Sector SPDRFund (XLF)

XLF (NAL:Financial Services) ETF
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Today's Range: 19.35 - 19.51 | XLF Avg Daily Volume: 41,376,800
Last Update: 09/23/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -18.67%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $19.48
52 Week Range: $19.23 - $24.97
Oustanding Shares: 607,595,427
Market Cap: 11,835,958,918
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Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
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Mean Rec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
XLF Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 0.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-16.93% -14.40% -3.75%
Revenue 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 0.00 0.00 0.00
EPS 0.00 0.00 0.00
Earnings for XLF:
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Tim Hesselsweet

 | Sep 21, 2016 | 10:19 AM EDT
Higher rates increase the spread between what banks pay for deposits and what they charge to lend.

Timothy Collins

 | Sep 18, 2016 | 9:02 PM EDT
There are a multitude of bearish indicators.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 14, 2016 | 6:02 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar retreated. The price of crude oil got schmeissed for the second day in a row, down by $1.22 to $43.68. Gold was up$2.20. I still look for a technical break under current support of $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +2 and soybeans flat after this week's schmeissing. No change for lumber. Bonds rallied a bit after recent weakness. I wouldn't be surprised if the small rally continues, but I stand on my "generational bottom in yIelds" thesis, as 1.60% on the 10-year remains support now The 10-year U.S. note yield (1.70%) dropped by four basis points and the long bond by two basis points. The 2s/10s spread dropped by one basis points to 93 basis points. Municipals and junk bonds moved little. Banks continued to weaken as the Wells Fargo (WFC) news worsens. I covered my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short yesterday. Insurance and brokerages showed little in either direction. REITS continue to trade poorly -- a fractional gain after being manhandled over the last week. iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) has broken down. Energy stocks fell for the second day in a row -- good for my U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) shorts. I'm sticking with them.  Biotech strengthened on the heels of Allergan (AGN) . A former member of my Biotech Basket, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , is up nearly 64% after hours on positive drug news. Paradise lost! Autos stalled. Retail rallied small. Dead-cat bounces in Dollar Tree (DLTR) , Dollar General (DG) and Home Depot (HD) , me thinkst. Agricultural equipment was mixed. My short, Caterpillar (CAT) , rose. Deere (DE) "Prudence" fell. Entertainment was slightly lower. Popular Disney (DIS) continues to be a great short. Staples were lower. My core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , made a new 2016 low. (T)FANG traded as flat as my Grandma Koufax's potato pancakes. In individual stocks, Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were catching their collective breath. Twitter was better on some new product news. Here are some great value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says demand is down but not out.  Divine Ms M made another great call.  "Cousin" Gary Morrow doesn't like Ford's (F) technicals. And i don't like the company's fundamentals! Rev hates the macro monkeys.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on a balanced view.   

Doug Kass

 | Sep 13, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.28 to $45.01 a barrel. Gold fell by $4 to $1,321 an ounce. I will stick with my expectation that we break $1,300-$1,310 support -- a guess based on obvious technicals. So my view on the asset class is semi useless! As I mentioned in my fertilizer post, agricultural commodities got hit again. Wheat down 7, corn down 9 and soybeans down 19. Lumber was off $2.70. Bonds fell in price and yields rallied. The 2s/10s spread rose to 94 basis points. Municipals fell, and I continue to avoid closed-end muni bond funds. (Look at closed-end muni fund BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (BTT) today -- there is no liquidity on the way out in these ETFs!). Junk bonds hit again, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) remains vulnerable. Avoid like syphilis. Banks foundered despite higher interest rates and a steepening yield curve, dispelling the notion at least for this week that financials thrive when rates rise. To me, it depends why rates are rising. Insurance stocks down, but only modestly. Hartford Financial Services (HIG) rallied off its lows, and I added this week. Brokerages taken to the woodshed. I remain short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) (albeit small). Bond surrogates, like real estate investment trusts (such as the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) on my Best Ideas List) got clocked. Retail was on discount with market leader Home Depot (HD) again a downside feature. Autos and energy stocks weaker. Ag equipment lower on poor August dealer stats at Deere (DE) . I should be adding to my Caterpillar (CAT) short. Staples fell. Coca-Cola (KO) remains my favorite conservative large-cap short. It's doing its job lately on the downside. (T)FANG hit. Netflix (NFLX) downgraded. Tesla (TSLA) , ever the controversial stock, lower. Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) down double digits. In individual names, Twitter (TWTR) , Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were subject to profit taking. Oaktree Capital (OAK) higher most of the day until the last hour. Trade of the Week CMC Metals (CMC) suffered. Apple (AAPL) prospered. I was extraordinarily active in my Diary today and we had numerous value-added propositions from our great contributors: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer is going crazy about something. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on junk bonds.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on how to trade the S&P 500 Index. Tom Graff on the Fed's fault -- or is it? Divine Ms. M has some gripes about the rally.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 13, 2016 | 11:23 AM EDT
I still have a small short of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) , and I'm in no rush to cover it. My cover is also partially influenced by the $2 drubbing in Wells Fargo's (WFC) shares, which reflects the customer abuse issue. This is "newsy," and WFC is an important part of XLF. (I typically like to cover on this sort of news.)

Doug Kass

 | Sep 8, 2016 | 5:05 PM EDT
The US Dollar weakened. The price of crude oil gapped nearly $2 per barrel higher to $47.42. Stocks continued to decouple and a trend of disassociation between stocks and energy product prices might be in place. Gold down $7.70 after the big climb yesterday, closing at $1341. Agricultural commodities prices muted today. Wheat was up $3, corn gained $5, soybeans rose $1 and oats gained $3. Lumber flatlined. Bonds had a dramatic move, breaking out of their recent yield range. The yield curve steepened. (See comments above.) Municipals and junk bonds were for sale. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) down a few pennies and closed-end muni bond funds hit with modest profit taking. Banks were slight higher. The media was a bit hyperbolic in their characterization of financial strength. I was actually disappointed given the weakness in bond prices. I remain short the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)  The same observation applies to brokerages and insurance. Auto stocks lower, led by Trade of the Week GM (GM) (short) to a weekly low and now nearly 2% to the good from Tuesday. Old tech weak, led by IBM (IBM) and Cisco (CSCO) . Energy stocks responded well to higher crude. I remain short Sclumberger (SLB) and ExxonMobil (XOM) , small. Biotech was uninspiring despite a better day at Allergan (AGN) (which made a promise to hold back drug prices). Retail was a downside feature, as I highlighted in my Diary. Ag equipment lower. (T)FANG looks a bit weary -- especially of a Tesla (TSLA) kind (brokerage downgrade) on my Best Ideas List. (-$4) TSLA needs to raise capital (a constant theme of mine). Helps to explain the brokerage community's love for the shares despite the inexplicable valuation. It's a fee-generator for investment bankers! Starbucks (SBUX) closed at day's low (off by more than a beaner) and Radian (RDN) at a new high (above $14, +40% in two months). Apple (AAPL) went sour (by almost $3) Hartford (HIG)  -- after an outsized rise yesterday -- got hit today. DuPont (DD) DuLlovely. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" says stay calm on Apache. Ben Cross on the double-play combination of Draghi and Yellen  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on TBT (Note: Be careful of leveraged ETFs like TBT -- poor tracking and premium decay) Sham Gad on CMG -- "it will take time."  He makes some very good points. James Passeri analyzes the possible collateral damage done by Tractor Supply, Home Depot and others.  

Doug Kass

 | Sep 6, 2016 | 3:49 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude climbed by 17 cents to $44.61. Gold was up $27 to $1,354, bouncing off the $1,310-$1,320 level nicely. Algos? They are omnipresent! Agricultural commodities were mixed after recent volatility. Wheat -1, corn -1.50, soybeans +5 and oats -4. Lumber +8. Bonds were buoyed by weak economic data. The yield on the 10-year fell by six basis points to 1.54%. The long bond yield dropped by four basis points to 2.23%. The 2s/10s spread was unchanged at 80 basis points. Municipals were slightly better to the bid side, but closed-end muni bond funds soared. Junk bonds were also higher. Banks and insurance stocks suffered from the rise in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) I added to my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short. Brokerages were only slightly lower, however. Retail stocks were conspicuously weak. Auto stocks were lower after a higher opening. Old tech was indifferent in terms of price changes. Ag equipment was modestly higher. Media was weak. Disney (DIS) , a short and Best Ideas member, continues to roll over. (T)FANG was the world's fair. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on a rate rise in a slowing growth economy.  Good stuff on options strategy relating to Citigroup (C) from Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins.  Tom Graff sings "don't worry, be happy."  RevShark is a bad news bull.  Divine Ms M returns and discusses fake-outs and breakouts!

Doug Kass

 | Sep 6, 2016 | 11:27 AM EDT
I'm adding to my recent short of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) .

John Reese

 | Sep 2, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Peter Lynch and other market 'gurus' would love these stocks.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 1, 2016 | 2:47 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened for the second day in a row. The price of crude oil dropped again, by $1.31 to $43.39. Gold up $4 after days of weakness. Unimpressed. Right above $1,300 to $1,315 support, which I feel could be breached to the downside by the machines. Bobby Lang has a different view in Comments Section -- he is bullish. Agricultural commodities rallying: wheat +4, soybean flat, corn +6, oats +5. Lumber -4. Bonds had more moves than a shortstop batting .110 today. Initially down big in price, up in yield -- reversed all the way to be slightly higher on the day. Now flat. Yields unchanged. Ten year at 1.57% after being 1.62% earlier. The 2s/10s spread also no change. Municipals are lower but oddly closed-end muni funds are better bid. High yield is junky for the second day in a row, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) is up two cents. I would be a seller of high yield and BGB. Banks are fading today on profit taking on weak economic data that suggest a September rate increase is lower in probability. I initiated a Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short and added to my Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) shorts (see my comments on passive versus active funds activity from yesterday that could lead to disappointing capital markets volume ahead). Insurance is weaker. Bidding for more Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) . Auto stocks, up early, are trading lower. Bad action. Peak autos. Staying short General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) . Energy stocks fell with crude's slide. As mentioned earlier, I am seeing some price breakdowns. Media is slightly lower -- Disney (DIS) continues to appear to be rolling over. Staples are stable, though my Coca-Cola (KO) short is lower. (T)FANG inconsequential moves, save a $10 decline in Tesla (TSLA) (on my Best Ideas List, short) Here are some great value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on 15 years later (can it be that long already?). R.I. P. Brown Bear  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on selling junk bonds (for what it is worth, I agree).  Tesla talk from Ed Ponsi "Scheme." For what it is worth, part deux, I agree and TSLA is on my Best Ideas List as a short.  Tin "Not Judy or Phil " Collins sees two attractive ETFs.  Rev Shark on rough market waters. 


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