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Proshares Ultra S&P500 ETF: An Amplified And Interesting Ride
A few weeks ago I evaluated the Proshares Ultrashort S&P500 ETF, (NYSEARCA:SDS). That ETF was designed to perform twice the inverse of the popular Standard and Poor's 500: if the latter gained 10%, you would expect the Ultrashort to fall 20%.
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S&P 500 Double Inverse Fund A Decent Reverse Tracker
In this article, we look at one popular 2x inverse ETF: Proshares Ultrashort S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SDS). Yahoo's fund summary states that "the fund invests in derivatives which are designed to show daily return characteristics which are -2x that of the ...
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Indexes Beat Active Funds Again in S&P Study
More than 65 percent of the large-cap active managers lagged behind the S&P 500�, more than 81 percent of mid-cap funds were outperformed by the S&P MidCap 400� and over 77 percent of the small-cap funds were outperformed by the S&P SmallCap ...
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S&P 500 Sector Weightings
Below is an updated look at S&P 500 sector weightings. As shown, Technology remains as the largest sector of the S&P 500 at 19.27%. Financials ranks second at 15.14%, and then Industrials, Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Energy and Health ...
Hedging Your Risk With S&P 500 Futures Contracts
Retail investors can use futures contracts on the S&P 500 Index to hedge the risk of their portfolios, just as institutional investors do.
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GOLDMAN: Stocks Will Tank Then Surge To All-Time Highs Next Year
David Kostin, Goldman Sachs' chief U.S. equity strategist, expects stocks to have another healthy year in 2013. "We forecast S&P 500 will reach 1575 at year-end 2013 based on our new 2014 EPS estimate of $114 and a fair value P/E of 13.9X," he wrote in ...
Stocks Are Eerily Following A 1987-ish Path
First, the S&P 500 was up considerably more at its peak in 1987 (+39%) than it was at the 9/14 peak this year (+16.6%).
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Swings Seen Ending After 15 Years for S&P 500: Chart of the Day
Within the past two weeks, the S&P 500 has closed less than 7 percent below its record of 1,565.15, set in October 2007.
Dow, S&P 500 slide more than 1% for week
More than half of the S&P 500 companies have reported third-quarter financial results so far, and while more than 70% have delivered earnings above Wall Street's estimates, only 36% have topped sales forecasts, according to FactSet Research.
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Bank Profits Leading S&P 500 as U.S. Earnings Growth Sputters
Signs of a housing recovery prompted Wall Street firms to raise estimates for profit growth to 21 percent for the third quarter and 32 percent in the fourth, the most of 10 S&P 500 industries. Bulls say banks will continue to rally as Federal Reserve ...
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