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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
Apple's meteoric growth has been well documented. But the company's outsized weighting isn't making the S&P 500 as top-heavy as one might think. Several strategists have been stripping Apple out of the equation and recalibrating their earnings ...
S&P 500-to-GDP Ratio Shows Stocks Worth Buying: Chart of the Day
The S&P 500 may climb in 2014 to 1,600, which would lift the total market value of its companies to 90 percent of GDP, according to Kotok.
Gary Shilling Forecasts Recession; S&P 500 Index To Drop 43% To 800 (GLD, SLV ...
Jeff Harding: This interview with economist Gary Shilling reflects closely our thinking here at the Daily Capitalist: we are heading for economic slowdown, stocks are overvalued, and the dollar and Treasurys (30-year) are headed higher (30-year below 3 ...
'Miniature' contracts are relatively simple, have several advantages
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 ...
For Big Companies, Life Is Good
Overall, though, the Journal found that S&P 500 companies have become more efficient—and more productive. In 2007, the companies generated an average of $378,000 in revenue for every employee on their payrolls.
An Opportunity to Lead on Intangibles
PwC and other sources attribute 80% or more of the market value of S&P 500 companies to intangible assets, primarily intellectual property rights.
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 ...
Ways to play volatility without the VIX  optionMONSTER Research (blog) (registration)
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.