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|Day's Range||154.57 - 156.53|
|52 Week Range||125.81 - 173.39|
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Since the mini bear/correction finished up at the end of 2018, the volatility index (VIX) has been smashed. This stunning move by the markets of rallying some 22% off the lows is remarkable. The VIX is back to the low levels we saw last summer/fall before a nasty decline ensued.
Several different indicators were set to get oversold between March 8 and Friday, March 15. Now let's look at how the indicators have fared. Warning: This young rally has much to complain about.
Amid last week’s selloff in U.S. equities that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average post five losing sessions in a row, the markets were even rougher for small cap stocks as the Russell 2000 posted its ...
“Global small cap stocks have had a strong 2019 so far, outperforming large caps by more than three percentage points,” said BlackRock in a recent note. As the pace of the global expansion slows, we prefer large cap equities. Small-capitalization stocks have attracted a lot of attention on the escalating trade tensions, fueled by fears over a potential slowdown in global growth.
Despite one of the best starts to the new year, stock ETF investors may not be as enthusiastic as they use to be with heightened risks in an aging bull market. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a $10 billion wipeout in the market's over the past week compounded the worst start to a year for equity flows since 2008, Reuters reports. BAML analysts pointed out that just over $60 billion has been pulled out of equities this year and almost $80 billion has flowed out of developed markets.
Given the latest economic developments, investors should stash their cash in some safe investing zones. We have highlighted them and their ETFs here.
To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.
The Russell 2000 has sold off to a three-week low after leading markets higher in the first quarter, raising odds for a broad-based correction.
There is increasing talk of new highs in the stock market. Please click here for an annotated chart of DJIA ETF (DIA) which represents the Dow Jones Industrial Average. • The second chart shows that if the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) were to continue its rise at the rate shown on the chart, it would reach 30,000 on April 5, 2019.
Volatility will likely stick around, meaning there could be lucrative trading opportunities in some of the market's smaller stocks.
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM), the largest ETF tracking smaller companies, is soaring to start 2019. IWM is up 17.33% year-to-date compared to a gain of 12.15% for the large-cap iShares ...