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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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%).
S&P 500 dips after four days of gains; earnings eyed
S&P 500 earnings for the third quarter are forecast to have fallen 2.4 percent from the year-ago period, which would be the first decline in three years, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Inside the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)  Zacks.com
What a Trip!  Wall Street Journal
Now Comes The Worst Earnings Season Since The Financial Crisis
Bianco writes, "We think whispers of hope are pushing the S&P 500 toward 1475 and we fear that the risk of disappointment might be greater than the usual expectation indicators suggest.
2 S&P 500 Forecasts For 2012-13
Last week David Kostin, a well respected Goldman Sachs' chief U.S. equity strategist published his forecast for 2012-2013. He thinks the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) will end 2012 at 1,250, then rise in 2013. Here's how he sees the S&P moving through the ...