Financial stocks were set for a broad rally Tuesday, with the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF /zigman2/quotes/209660484/composite XLF -2.05% climbing 1.2% in premarket trading. The top two early gainers among the Dow Jones Industrial Average's /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.24% components were financial stocks, with shares of American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP -2.45% rising 1.8% and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM -1.81% gaining 1.5%. Fellow Dow component Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS -2.75% rose 1.0%. Meanwhile, Dow futures /zigman2/quotes/210407078/delayed YM00 -1.30% advanced 150 points, or 0.6%. Among other more actively traded financial stocks in the premarket, Bank of America Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200894270/composite BAC -2.01% rallied 1.8%, Wells Fargo & Co. /zigman2/quotes/203790192/composite WFC -2.20% climbed 1.9% and Citigroup Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207741460/composite C -2.49% tacked on 2.2%. Helping provide a lift to bank stocks, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y -8.36% rose 1.3 basis points to 0.675%. Higher longer-term rates can help boost bank profits, as that can widen the spread banks earn on longer-term assets, such as loans, that are funded by shorter-term liabilities.