Tag Archives: S&P 500

Stocks Try to Regain Footing

U.S. stocks gyrated in skittish trading, as the market tried to regain its footing after a week of renewed angst over the Federal Reserve’s eventual wind-down of stimulus efforts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21 points, or 0.1%, to … Continue reading

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CBOE Seems Confident in Extending VIX Trading Hours

From Chicago Tribune: Expanded trading hours for CBOE Volatility Index futures are on track to begin later this year, according to CBOE Holdings Inc. incoming chief executive. “We are committed to completing that very important project later this year,” Ed … Continue reading

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Investors Unlikely to Beat Computers in New Era of Trading

Mark Hulbert from WSJ observes that it has always been difficult for investors to consistently beat index funds. It has been nearly impossible lately. And there’s a double whammy: The small number of advisers who outperform the market rarely can … Continue reading

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On Second Thought, Low Volume Seems not So Bad for Stocks

As reported by Rodrigo Campos from Reuters, the U.S. stock-market surge in January may feel to some like having reached a remote mountain peak. It was a lot of work, but there are not many people to celebrate with. The … Continue reading

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High Correlation Causing Headaches for Mutual Fund Managers

According to John Melloy, Fast Money Executive Producer, CNBC.com on The Christian Science Monitor, the correlation of moves in individual stocks and the S&P 500 index is at a record, making the job of long-only mutual fund managers to differentiate … Continue reading

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Is High-Frequency Trading Bringing an End to Days of ‘Stock Picking’

As reported by TheMotleyFool’s Becca Lipman, the correlation between the S&P 500’s performance with that of its individual stocks has never been higher — it currently stands at 0.73. This correlation, which is measured on a scale from -1 to … Continue reading

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For Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, S&P Debt Downgrade Wake-Up Call to Get Serious about U.S. Economy

Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), wrote on Modern Finance Report (http://www.modernfinancereport.com) that he would not be inclined to kill the messenger … Continue reading

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