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Horizons launches first inverse VIX ETF
Horizons Exchange Traded Funds has announced plans to launch the Horizons BetaPro S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Inverse ETF, which began trading today on the TSX.
Shorting VXX Every Week: It Works Until It Doesn't  Seeking Alpha
Yes, Apple's Huge. But S&P 500 Not as Top Heavy As You Think
Several strategists have been stripping Apple out of the equation and recalibrating their earnings expectations for the S&P 500 minus the tech heavyweight. The idea is to create a better sense of the broad market without one company skewing the results.
10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2012
With such a solid run in the first quarter of 2012, which came after a 11.4% increase in the S&P 500 in the last quarter of 2011, many investors are nervous that a pullback is in the cards.
Credit Default Swap Spreads And S&P 500 Constituents
As the most utilized domestic equity benchmark, many of my articles dissect the constituents of the S&P 500. From Bloomberg, I can pull in credit default swap spreads on 288 of the 500 constituents.
Buying IVE For The Long Term
This ETF seeks to mimic the returns of the S&P 500 Value Index. It has done a pretty good job of doing so, having returned 3.86% annually over the last 10 years against the S&P 500 Value Index's return of 4.00% per year over the same period. However ...
Price Of Oil Versus The Stock Market
Comparing the movement of the two over this entire period yields little information. The correlation between the monthly % change in S&P500 and the monthly % change in crude oil is very small. As has been noted before, for example in this article, the ...
SPY Weekly Bear Call Spread
If your market opinion is that the S&P 500 has topped out and will either stay flat or decline, this may be a suitable strategy.
7 Reasons Passing Up E-minis Is a Huge Mistake
For instance, the E-mini S&P 500 is priced at $50 per point, so a 10-point gain in the index would net an investor $500 - much more than you would get for the same day's trading in, say, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY). Of course, a bet in the wrong ...
Why Some Family Firms Outperform in Hard Times
Public companies that are substantially owned or operated by families are prevalent worldwide; in the U.S., they account for one-third of the S&P 500. This paper finds that a segment of these firms were able to outperform nonfamily companies during the ...
PowerShares to launch Canada's first high volatility ETFs
PowerShares S&P/TSX Composite High Beta ETF (THB) and PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta (Canadian Hedged) ETF (UHB), which will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, could give investors higher returns than their respective market indexes in ...