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The financial sector at one time seemed like it could do no wrong. Revenue and earnings seemed to go up every year and the sector seemed like the most solid investment around. The financial crisis of 2008 showed that this sector wasn’t immune to financial woes, and investors are still leery of investing too heavily, even though many of these companies have skyrocketed off 2008 and 2009 lows. ETFs offer a way to gain a diversified portfolio of financial sector stocks, letting you pick the type of global or domestic exposure you want and the types of financial companies you want to be primarily focused in [see also Select Sector SPDR ETFs Head-To-Head]. [click to continue…]

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The last few weeks have been a rocky stretch for the financial sector in the U.S., with another massive bankruptcy filing coming as negative sentiment towards big financial institutions is reaching new heights. After a stellar month in October, a wave of risk aversion in November has dealt a blow to the financial sector, with steep losses piling up amidst ongoing Euro zone worries [see Euro Free Europe ETFdb Portfolio].

The largest and most popular ETFs in the Financials ETFdb Category are generally dominated by U.S. banks and financial institutions. But beyond those funds, there are a number of choices for investors looking to tap into the financial sector of international markets, believing this asset class may deliver some degree of insulation from the risk factors impacting U.S. banks in the current environment: [click to continue…]

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ETF Plays Ahead Of G-20 Summit

by on September 23, 2009

On Thursday and Friday, the leaders of 19 of the most powerful nations, as well as the leader of the European Union, will meet in the Steel City to discuss a variety of topics ranging from economic integration to energy policy. Pittsburgh was chosen to highlight the dramatic shift in fortunes following the city’s struggles […]

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On September 4th and 5th the finance ministers and central bank governors of the 19 most powerful countries (along with the finance minister and central bank governor of the European Union) will meet in London to discuss preliminary ideas for preventing another financial crisis and steps for removing the trillions of stimulus dollars from the […]

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