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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 ...
The Market's Best Indicator Continues To Work Perfectly
The blue line is the S&P 500. The red line is the inverse of initial jobless claims. For over 5 years, they've moved in virtual lockstep, and they're doing it again.
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 ...
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.
'Miniature' contracts are relatively simple, have several advantages
Futures contracts usually lie far outside the periphery of traditional investors. Traditionally the playground of institutional investors and hedge funds, futures are contracts that obligate someone to buy or sell a commodity (say, corn) or financial ...
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 ...
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)