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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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Horizons ETFs Launches Canada's First Inverse Volatility ETF
TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") and its parent Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of the Horizons BetaPro S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Inverse ETF ...
SPY Weekly Bear Call Spread
If your opinion is that this rally will continue and that the S&P 500 will trend higher next week, this trade is not for you.
Tactical Asset Allocation Can Improve Risk-Adjusted Returns
In this illustration we compare the hypothetical return and risk (measured as maximum drawdown) investors would have achieved if they had invested in a buy and hold strategy in the S&P 500 Index versus investing in a tactical asset allocation strategy ...
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 ...
How To Short The Market
Nice couple of days we are having so far. The S&P 500 is up with help from the tech sector due to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) positive earnings surprise, helping to lift the SPDR Technology Select Sector (NYSEARCA:XLK) with it.