|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||38.37 - 39.61|
|52 Week Range||27.27 - 55.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||3.02|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.00%|
In the meantime, Treasury yields rose, putting downward pressure on government bond prices on Friday. The Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) rose 10 percent on the strength of the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining over 700 points, while the Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trsy Bull 3X ETF (TMF) fell 3 percent. A flight to the safe-haven confines of Treasury debt has been a persistent trend the last few months, but the positive jobs growth data and Powell's comments provided the boost for stocks.
As the S&P 500 fell 1.58 percent, SPXS fed off the declines with a 4.81 percent gain on Thursday. The markets were set adrift in a sea of red following Wednesday's announcement by the Federal Reserve that it will raise interest rates by another 25 basis points. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent dovish signals with the prospect of only two rate hikes rather than three, but the capital markets apparently didn't see enough doves.
S&P 500 bear traders are feeling optimistic about the pessimism retail investors are exhibiting, which makes a prime play for the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X ETF (SPXS) . According to a survey by the American Association of Individual Investors, close to half feel the S&P 500 will be in negative territory in six months. The 48.9 percent who see the S&P 500 in the red in six months' time registers the highest reading since April 2013.
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Trade war fears seeped back into the markets as investor optimism surrounding the tariff war ceasefire between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping faded, causing the S&P 500 to dip below its 200-day moving average while the "death cross," a technical chart pattern term that could signal a major sell-off, looms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 700 points on Tuesday while the S&P 500 followed its lead, declining over 2%. As the S&P 500 crossed below its 200-day moving average, the 50-day moving average was in its sight, signaling a possible "death cross"--when a short-term moving average falls below the long-term moving average--a forecast that more pain could be ahead for U.S. equities.
Next week is shortened trading week due to the arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22. The Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF (SPUU) could play roles in playing those opportunities. SPXL attempts to deliver triple the daily returns of the S&P 500 while SPUU looks to deliver double the daily returns of that index.
With the U.S. capital markets moving in anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, a post-election rally could be imminent given recent historical data, which could benefit the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF (SPUU) . Things weren’t much better for the S&P 500, which followed the Nasdaq into correction territory and fell by 7% in October–its worst month since September 2011. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,300 points or 5%, which hasn’t happened since January 2016. Investors were rocked by copious amounts of volatility after a decade-long bull run that has seen the growth fueled by FANG (Facebook, Amazon Netflix, Google) stocks dwindle as the technology sector fell into correction territory.
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.