|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||55.13 - 55.95|
|52 Week Range||36.82 - 55.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.01%|
Could These Sectors Be an Opportunity into the Fall? As summer winds down, what sectors (other than technology) are interesting? As of August 14, the S&P 500 is up almost 6% year-to-date with the tech-heavy NASDAQ up almost 14%, and the NYSE FANG Index is still up 27% on the year.
As the U.S. bull market becomes the longest on record since World War II by avoiding 20% or more decline, investors are now more confident on the health of the American economy. Leveraged funds provide multiple exposure (i.e 2x or 3x) to the daily performance of the underlying index by employing various investment strategies such as swaps, futures contracts and other derivative instruments.
After months of a volatile ride, the U.S. stock market is back on track with the S&P 500 extending its consecutive five-week rally. This is primarily thanks to a strong second-quarter earnings season and bouts of upbeat data that fueled optimism in the U.S. economy and offset the concerns over global trade. Per Factset, the S&P 500 earnings beat is on pace to be the highest beat rate since it began tracking the metric in 2008.
Yee-haw! If you’re a Cowboy-type investor, then you’re probably looking to ride this crazy bull market till you get tossed. That’s my ridiculous way of saying that this bull market continues to blaze along, despite it being very long in the tooth. It is the second most expensive market in history, and is about 30% overvalued.
New York Fed President Bill Dudley will be retiring in mid-2018. Last week, President Trump nominated Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair after Janet Yellen steps down at the end of January. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss how might this affect markets, especially as the New York Fed is in charge of winding down the Fed’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet.