Here's my theory on what's driving the bank index to breakout levels.
The Dow has its first weekly gain in a month, but stocks end basically flat on worries about continuing slow job growth. Syria worries add to volatility.
There's a tug of war going on between rising employment and rising bond yields.
When the market goes topsy-turvy, it's time to defer to a higher source.
Rates on loans and savings accounts are expected to go up, as are yields on Treasury bonds. Where does that leave you as a saver, investor of homeowner?
Looks like Radian stands to give you the most bang for your buck as it is about to explode into profitability.
The housing market has steadily made a comeback from the lows witnessed during the recession, but with rising interests, how's the sector looking now?
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These financials have thrived during a time of weak loan growth, decreased mortgage production revenues and the end of the Fed's QE program.
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