YTD the S&P 500 has fallen 2% while the S&P 500 Banking industry group is down over 12%—a shortfall that has the attention of value investors and contrarians seeking a chance to buy high-quality banking franchises at fire-sale prices.
A preview of a forthcoming In Focus Special Study that examines the opportunities - both domestic and global - in the groups involved with processing credit card transactions.
With a heavily promotional holiday shopping season underway, we feel compelled to join the fray by looking at the big markdowns in U.S. homebuilding and bank stocks.
Diversified Banks and Steel are this week's best groups. Multi-Utilities and Biotech...Small/Micro are this week's worst groups.
Beverages, Tobacco, Department Stores, and Diversified Banks.