Sterne Agee’s Top Holdings in the Financial Sector

Following is some information regarding Sterne Agee’s top holdings in the Financial sector:

  • iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (NYSE:DVY): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 64,679 shares with a market value of $3,422,813. This comprised 1.65% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 70,803 shares with a market value of $3,415,537. This comprised 2.32% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 6,124. About the company: iShares DJ Select Dividend Index fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index. The Fund is an attractive tool for investors looking for a broad based allocation that offers the potential for enhanced dividend yield and diversification.
  • iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (NYSE:GSG): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 96,562 shares with a market value of $3,293,730. This comprised 1.59% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 93,562 shares with a market value of $2,824,637. This comprised 1.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -3,000. About the company: iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is that it’s performance will correspond generally to the performance of the S&P GSCI Total Return Index. The Fund invests in a diversified group of commodities.
  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (AMEX:GDX): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 36,060 shares with a market value of $1,968,515. This comprised 0.95% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 45,460 shares with a market value of $2,508,937. This comprised 1.70% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,400. About the company: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the Amex Gold Miners Index.
  • SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 2,850 shares with a market value of $376,115. This comprised 0.18% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 20,300 shares with a market value of $2,296,945. This comprised 1.56% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 17,450. About the company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  • Oil Services HLDRs (NYSE:OIH): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 0,000 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 22,000 shares with a market value of $2,268,420. This comprised 1.54% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 22,000. About the company: Oil Services HOLDRS Trust issues depositary receipts called Oil Service HOLDRs. The Trust will hold shares of common stock issued by companies that, among other things, provide drilling, well-site management and related products and services for the oil service industry. These companies are among the 20 largest and most liquid with U.S.-traded securities involved in the oil service industry.
  • Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLK): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 38,954 shares with a market value of $1,001,118. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 90,546 shares with a market value of $2,136,886. This comprised 1.45% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 51,592. About the company: Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of The Technology Select Sector Index. The Index includes products developed by defense manufacturers, microcomputer components, telecom equipment and integrated computer circuits.
  • SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 3,662 shares with a market value of $534,652. This comprised 0.26% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 12,675 shares with a market value of $2,003,410. This comprised 1.36% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 9,013. About the company: SPDR Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Trust holds gold and is expected from time to time to issue Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and to distribute gold in connection with redemptions of Baskets.
  • Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLU): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 201,475 shares with a market value of $6,745,383. This comprised 3.25% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 57,175 shares with a market value of $1,922,223. This comprised 1.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -144,300. About the company: Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of The Utilities Select Sector Index. The Index includes communication services, electrical power providers and natural gas distributors.
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSE:EEM): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 149,055 shares with a market value of $7,095,018. This comprised 3.42% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 45,782 shares with a market value of $1,606,948. This comprised 1.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -103,273. About the company: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI TR Emerging Markets Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in a particular industry or geographic region to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  • iShares MSCI EAFE Index (NYSE:EFA): On 6/30/11 Sterne Agee Group, Inc. reported holding 41,395 shares with a market value of $2,489,495. This comprised 1.20% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Sterne Agee Group held 33,500 shares with a market value of $1,600,630. This comprised 1.09% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -7,895. About the company: iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the MSCI EAFE Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in stocks in the MSCI EAFE Index to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.

(Note: Data regarding Sterne Agee’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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