There was another run up in financial stocks today even as more financial stocks missed earnings estimates. Wachovia Bank (WB) missed earnings by a wide margin, and said it was going to cut its dividend again. The market responded by driving WB up by more then 25% and with large gains in other financial stocks. I thought that I would take a look at some financial sector ETFs to review options to play a rebound in the financial sector through ETFs. Here are some of the options that I found.
Please remember financial stocks have been very volatile and that investing in any of these ETFs is a risky strategy. Also remember that you probably have exposure to the financial sector if you hold mutual funds or other ETFs that invest in the broad market so you could be significantly overweight in your portfolio if you invest in any of these ETFs. That said the market looks like it was expecting all the financial stocks to go under and since they look like they will not many of the financial stocks are rebounding. There has already been a large run up but after the punishment financials took on the way down there could still be a lot more upside. There could also be downside if it turns out that recent market action was a short term rally and the market decides that it was undeserved many financial stocks could plummet.