The financials are in the doghouse right now. It's not a GNW thing. Right around the same day that GNW hit its 52 week high, so did C and others in the financials. I'm not sure why the financials are all being held down, but this stall is not purely a GNW issue.
You are correct. The financials seem to be looking for clarity ( the traders are ) . It is being revealed a litlle bit more everyday. The BULL is starting to snort and paw the dirt and it pranced a bit in February returning the losses of January. Yellen gave smart, intelligent answers and has maintained a point of view that is consistent with the FED behavior. And that is the key consistent action and consistent decision making that keeps us in lock step with the needs of a growing economy. We have an opportunity to see the Bull stomp and charge soon. imo.