Financial Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEMKT:XLF)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

Seeks to replicate the total return of the Financial Select Sector of the S&P 500 Index. It unbundles the benchmark S&P 500 and gives the investor ownership in particular sectors of industries that are represented by a specified Select Sector Index.


Player Avatar L0RDZ (78.34) Submitted: 1/4/2013 4:17:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.35 XLF Score: +10.08

XLF is the financial etf

IT's not leveraged and is designed to mimic the return of the financial sector of the SP 500

Banks are undervalued and I hear most have book values that are greater than the current trading prices.

The momentum and out-look makes banking attractive and given all the stimulus and gov backing and guaranteeing of ridiculous things.

THIS ETF to me seems like a smart play.

As with everything price matters....

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Member Avatar tomd728 (30.52) Submitted: 5/31/2013 12:53:29 AM
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I'm with you Mr.Lordz if a bit late to the party.

The cash these guys have built up on the
cheap is staggering.While I have one favorite
JPM why not throw in with the rest.

Good luck

Member Avatar SuzyQQQ (< 20) Submitted: 1/19/2014 8:17:10 AM
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I agree. XLF seems the way to go. Analysts differ widely on which banks/financials are a good buy so the basket seems a better investment to me. I can participate in a rally while not worrying if one particular bank has big problems.

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