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Bank Stocks Are Historically Cheap, But May ‘Need To See More Pain’ Before It’s Time To Buy

The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (NYSE: KBE) is down 18.6% year-to-date, only slightly outperforming the S&P 500 as a whole. Rising interest rates are typically good news for bank earnings, but the weakness in bank stocks as of late has been driven by concerns over a potential slowdown in the lending market.


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Wells Fargo Whale Trades Spotted

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). And retail traders should know. We noticed this today when the big position showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.


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Why Hedge Funds Are Piling In These 2 High Yielding Stocks

As we move further into the second half of the year, many investors will find themselves repositioning to better allocate their investments to mitigate risks. Some investors prefer to take positions in equities that hedge funds are buying, as large institutional ownership can create more demand for shares.