Financial Sector

Trade of the Week: XLF

Trade of the Week: XLF

On the day of the FOMC meeting results last week, there was quite a bit of unusual options activity in Financial Select Sectors SPDR Fund (XLF). XLF, the most heavily traded financial sector ETF, traded about 2.5x its normal options volume. 67% of the activity was in calls, which is generally a bullish signal. The […]

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Big Brothers Are Fighting For World Domination

The struggle for world domination is never-ending. Governments, with their armies, fight to control not only their population, but also the rest of the world. The tools and battle strategies may change, but the goal never does. Immediately after finishing our article about digital currency combined with negative interest rates, Chuck Butler wrote “China’s Digital Currency Is Ready […]

Trade of the Week: XLF

Trade of the Week: XLF

Last week, there was some unusually large options activity in Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF). XLF tracks financial stocks such as banks and asset management companies in the S&P 500. On a particularly brisk day for options trading, XLF had about 2x more options volume than normal. A large chunk of the volume came in […]

Trade of the Week: XLF

Trade of the Week: XLF

There was a fair amount of options action ahead of the long holiday weekend. A massive amount of puts traded in the financial sector, more specifically, on the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF). Some of the large trades could be setting up a hedge against downside risk through August. One interesting trade in XLF […]

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Do You Need a Financial Advisor in Times Like These?

Investors are understandably worried! Quality bonds and Certificates of Deposit are paying almost negative interest rates. Bonds defaults are rising. The stock market and economy are shaky. The Fed is printing money faster than the world has ever seen. We have Great Depression levels of unemployment. What else could possibly go wrong? Pundit Bill Bonner predicts: […]

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

The financial news media has been pushing the retail apocalypse belief for the last several years. It comes from the closing of numerous North American brick-and-mortar retail stores. The theory is that online retailing will take over most retail sales and that real estate retailing will continue into a death spiral. Malls and shopping centers […]