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Options Traders Expect Higher Volatility in ETFs

The WSJ’s Tennille Tracy reports that options trading picked up this week on several exchange traded funds with investors taking positions that would benefit from higher volatility. Tracy reports that the most active trading was for options on the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME), a fund that tracks companies in the metals and […]

Homebuilders and Banks Lead ETF Results

The WSJ’s John Spence reports that home builder exchange traded funds and bank ETFs are number one and two so far this year. In the article Home Builders Craft ETF Gains, Spence reports that the home builders are benefiting from surprisingly good earnings reports for the fourth quarter.  Spence notes that the sector is highly […]

Financial ETFs Brace for Earnings Reports

The WSJ’s John Spence writes that the popular exchange traded funds that focus on financial stocks will be put to the test by this week’s earnings announcements. The $7 billion Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) is expected to be particularly sensitive to the earnings news of large banks due to the fund’s concentrated exposure […]

Rob Arnott and Financial Services ETFs

Smart Money‘s Jack Hough recently interviewed Rob Arnott, former editor of the Financial Analysts Journal and founder of Reasearch Affiliates, to find out what Rob likes now. One area where Arnott sees value is financial services etfs. The logic is that bank failures and combinations will make the surviving banks stronger with more market share […]

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