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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 ...
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%.
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.
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 ...
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.
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%).
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 ...
FOREX ANALYSIS: US Dollar Pulls Back as S&P 500 Selloff Stalls
THE TAKEAWAY: The US Dollar corrected lower as the S&P 500 selloff stalled after clearing trend-defining support but overall positioning still favors a stronger greenback.