57.45 +0.01 (0.02%)
Pre-Market: 4:16AM EDT
|Bid||57.73 x 800|
|Ask||57.87 x 800|
|Day's Range||57.31 - 58.00|
|52 Week Range||37.79 - 58.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.92%|
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.
ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, today announced that Ben Fulton has been named to the role of Managing Director. As a member of senior management, Mr. Fulton will contribute to the firm’s strategy and growing its business. Mr. Fulton’s principal responsibilities will include overseeing the company’s tactical products business.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) continued its negative run with another lower close in April. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) uses the performance of the S&P 500 Index (VOO) as one of the constituents of the LEI. The inclusion of the S&P 500 performance in the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is supported by econometric evidence, as some economists would argue that the stock markets are not a true reflection of the state of the economy.
If you’re familiar with or invest in exchange-traded funds, it’s likely you’ve heard of derivatives ETFs, a category of ETFs that use derivative instruments such as futures and forward contracts, swaps, options and even the use of debt to bet on the price movement of specific underlying assets. If you’re not familiar with derivatives ETFs, this article provides a theoretical situation to help explain the three types of derivatives ETFs you should know. Let’s say you have a portfolio that consists of just two ETFs, the first being the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY), which tracks the S&P 500 and the second being the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IEF), which tracks the ICE U.S. Treasury 7-10 Year Bond Index, a collection of U.S. Treasury Bills with maturities between 7-10 years.
ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, announced today forward and reverse share splits on 20 of its ETFs. The splits will not change the total value of a shareholder's investment.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) continued its negative run for a second consecutive month in March, as trade war fears and geopolitical tensions made investors risk-averse. The S&P 500 Index declined ~3.9% in February and ~2.7% in March, with these declines primarily being driven by increased trade tensions rather than any change in the underlying fundamentals. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) uses the performance of the S&P 500 Index (VOO) as one the constituents of the LEI.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) has officially undergone a correction in February. Panic selling triggered by increasing bond yields led to a correction of more than 10% for the S&P 500 Index. This would represent the first negative monthly close for the S&P 500 Index in 12 months.
What Boosted the Leading Economic Index in 2017? The S&P 500 Index (SPY) closed 2017 with gains of ~19.4% and is on track for further gains, backed by the impact of tax cuts and impressive corporate performances. The S&P 500 index is inching closer to the 2,900 mark, amid positive earnings reports from US corporations, and is looking to break new records in coming months.
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.
ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, announced today that it expects that none of its 112 equity and fixed income ETFs will pay a 2017 capital gain distribution.
Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear Capital, joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves as the Federal Reserve releases the minutes from the last FOMC meeting.
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre and Alexis Christoforous break down the latest market action.
Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear Capital, joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves.
Keith Bliss of Cuttone and Company joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves.