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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%.
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
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 ...
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 ...
S&P 500 dips after four days of gains; earnings eyed
All three major U.S. stock indexes came off session highs by afternoon trade, with the S&P 500 turning negative for the first time this week, as investors braced for weak corporate results.
Inside the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)  Zacks.com
What a Trip!  Wall Street Journal
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.
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 ...