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Top Financial Services ETFs as of 12/31/16

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
SP Bank ETFKBEA+B-
Oppenheimer Financials Sector RevRWWA+B
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFAB-
iShares US Regional Banks ETFIATAC+
Vanguard Financials ETFVFHAB-
Stock Split IndexTOFRAC+
SP Regional Banking ETFKREA-C+
Innovator IBD 50FFTYA-B-
WisdomTree Western Asset Uncons BdUBNDA-B+
Fidelity MSCI Financials Index ETFFNCLA-C+

Source: TSC Ratings

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