Tag: S&P 500

The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need To Know

The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need To Know

Most investors probably know about the S&P 500 Index, the go-to index for large-cap stocks. They may also be aware of the Dow Jones where they can find the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P 500 Index contains 500 of the largest publicly-traded U.S. stocks by market capitalization, as well as other criteria. It could […]

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The 10 Wildest Stock Market Predictions For 2019

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 10 Wildest Stock Market Predictions For 2019

2019 could be just as wild as 2018 if these stock market predictions come true As we head into the last few weeks of 2018, it is safe to say that this year was full of surprises for the stock market. The S&P 500 is slated to close somewhere around 2,700. Most economists and analysts thought it […]

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Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

The stock market experienced one of the worst days of the year on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 832 points, more than 3%, the biggest lost since 8 months ago on February 8th. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% to 2785.68. But the biggest losing major index was the Nasdaq Composite, which tumbled 4.1% […]

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4 REITs Paying Up To 5% With 136% Payout Growth

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
4 REITs Paying Up To 5% With 136% Payout Growth

Today we’re going to dive into the two “cheapest” corners in the S&P 500. Because with the terrible performance these 2 sectors have put in this year, you could think both are bargains now. But the truth is, only one of these sectors is worth buying into now (I’ll name 4 specific stocks in a minute). In […]

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Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

Key Takeaways “Sell in May and go away” has become cliché, but the data are tough to ignore. Market strength heading into this seasonally weak period and broad participation in the global bull market help reduce the chances of a major sell-off. Additionally, low odds of a recession, improving earnings, and historically strong gains after […]

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Our September Stock Market Update In 3 Charts

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Our September Stock Market Update In 3 Charts

A summer of low volume and lackluster trading has been replaced by a summer of fear.  It almost feels like we’re in the plot of every horror movie ever written… You know how it goes… it starts out normal with everyone enjoying their lives and going about business as usual.  But in the background, there’s […]

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Popular Inverse Equity ETFs To Own In A Correction

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Popular Inverse Equity ETFs To Own In A Correction

Stocks are taking a pounding over the last week.  We’ve discussed the issues facing stocks many times. In short, China’s economy is slowing, commodity prices are falling, earnings growth is slowing, the Fed is about to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade, and investors are scared that things are about to […]

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Did You Miss The Bull Market?

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Did You Miss The Bull Market?

Is it a good time to invest in stocks? That’s one of the questions I get asked the most. And during the last five years, it has been easy to say – Yes! But with stocks in a five year bull market and pushing to new highs again, I had begun to question whether it […]

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Contrarian Or Bandwagon?

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Contrarian Or Bandwagon?

The bull market for US stocks hasn’t missed a beat this year. Despite a host of issues that could have derailed the rally, the large cap index has continued to make one new high after another.  It started the year at a new high of 1,850… it made a new high just shy of 1,900 […]

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ETF Fund Flows Ahead Of The Government Shutdown

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
ETF Fund Flows Ahead Of The Government Shutdown

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) and SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions or even billions of dollars into or out of individual ETFs. Fund […]

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