|Bid||23.59 x 3000|
|Ask||31.98 x 900|
|Day's Range||0.00 - 0.00|
|52 Week Range|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-46.35%|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-4.46|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.07%|
Wall Street has been witnessing a tough ride this month due to U.S.-China trade conflicts, weak global economic data, low inflation and political unrest in Hong Kong.
Given the massive outflow and the bearish outlook, the appeal for financial ETFs, especially banks, has dulled. As a result, investors who are bearish on the sector right now may want to consider a near-term short.
Slack net interest margin guidance could be a sign that banks are baking in an imminent interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Regional banks are particularly sensitive to net interest margin weakness, perhaps explaining why the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSE: KRE), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the industry, is lower by 1% this week. Additionally, some traders see a technical case for shorting the bellwether regional bank ETF.
We have highlighted five leveraged inverse ETFs that gained more than 40% in May though these involve a great deal of risk when compared to traditional products.
As measured by the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index (SPSIRBKT), regional banks were one of last year's most disappointing groups, but are shedding some of those laggard ways this year. The S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index is up more than 13 percent year-to-date. A reversal of fortune for regional banks in 2019 is lifting ETFs tracking the group, including the Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: DPST).
Bouts of volatility and uncertainty have raised the appeal of leveraged and inverse leveraged ETFs in March for huge gains in a short span.
The financial services sector and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are once again struggling. Last week, the Financial Select Sector Index fell almost 5 percent as the sector notched its worst ...
Last year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates four times, but the S&P Regional Banks Select Industry Index (SPSIRBKT), a widely followed gauge of regional bank stocks, plunged 19 percent. In 2018, regional banks ran counter to a historically positive correlation to rising interest rates and Treasury yields as some investors fretted that the positive impact from rising rates was dwindling for bank stocks. “US banks should begin to see less and less benefit to earnings from rising short-term interest rates over the coming quarters,” Fitch Ratings says.
The number of investors that like bank stocks and the related exchange traded funds rapidly dwindling as the financial services sector ranks as one of this year's worst-performing groups in the S&P 500. “Outflows from the $21 billion Financial Select SPDR Fund, or XLF, are driving the record $9.2 billion that’s been pulled from all ETFs tracking financials this year,” reports Bloomberg. “Traders have also been closing out their bets in the $2.7 billion SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, which tracks an equal-weighted portfolio of banks stocks.
Market volatility is back. Here is what investors need to know about using inverse & leveraged ETFs to make money from wild swings.
The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) , the largest regional bank exchange traded fund, just cannot seem to get out of its own way and some investors are not sticking around to see what comes next. Rising interest rates historically benefit regional banks, but that has not been the case this year. Higher interest rates would help widen the difference between what banks charge on loans and pay on deposits, which would boost earnings for the financial sector.
Leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) have some nifty tickers . In the case of one leveraged fund, aggressive traders may want to consider doing the opposite of what the ticker implies. With investors ...
The fund invests in swap agreements, futures contracts, short positions or other financial instruments that, in combination, provide inverse (opposite) or short leveraged exposure to the index equal to at least 80% of the fund's net assets (plus borrowing for investment purposes). GASX seeks daily investment results worth 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the ISE-Revere Natural Gas IndexTM. The fund, under normal circumstances, invests in swap agreements, futures contracts, short positions or other financial instruments that, in combination, provide inverse (opposite) or short leveraged exposure to the index equal to at least 80% of the fund's net assets (plus borrowing for investment purposes).
Regional banks, an industry group usually believed to be positively correlated to rising Treasury yields, are getting smacked even as the Federal Reserve boosts borrowing costs. The Fed has hiked interest rates three times this year with market observers widely expecting another increase of 25 basis points in December. KRE currently resides 19.59 percent below its 52-week high and 14.43 percent below its 200-day moving average, both of which can be seen as bearish signals.
Even with the benefit of three interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, regional bank stocks and exchange traded funds are struggling this year. The iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (NYSEArca: IAT), ...