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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.
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 ...
Indicated Dividend Yield Rankings of S&P 500 Companies
The table below ranks indicated dividend yields of companies in Standard & Poor's 500 Index as of September 30. The yield is calculated by taking the latest declared dividend, annualized and divided by the stock price.
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%.
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%).
Risk Trends: Sentiment Holding Back S&P 500 and Dollar Breakouts
We often use the S&P 500 as a measure due its familiarity, its upside bias and place of stocks in the modern portfolio.
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.
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 ...
A Look at Market Valuations Shows the S&P 500 at Fair Value
Therefore, it's important that the reader understands that this article is offered as a mathematical calculation of what the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is actually worth based on earnings. The reason we believe this to be important is because we also ...