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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.
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 ...
The case for active fund managers  MarketWatch
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%.
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 ...
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%).
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 ...
Why the S&P Is Thrashing Hedge Funds
Putting money into a Standard & Poor's 500-stock index fund would have gained you more than 12% so far this year, while investing in the average hedge fund would have generated just 4.8% in returns, net of fees, through September, according to ...
Apple Is Skewing The S&P 500
S&P 500 does not treat all its constituents equally. If that was the case, Apple would be just another stock and account for just as much as any other stock, which is 0.2% (1/500).
Three signs the US equity market has peaked  Financial Post (blog)
S&P 500 Erases Loss as Apple Recovery Overshadows Spain
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose, erasing losses in the final hour of trading, as a rebound in Apple Inc. overshadowed disappointment after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said a bailout request is not imminent.
Wall Street slips on Spain, earnings worries  Reuters