SPY : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Americans Working Harder, Incomes Lagging (SPY, VTI)

    December 7, 2016
    American productivity is rising faster than incomes, which could drive corporate profits higher.
  2. Stocks Fall on Labor Market Concerns (SPY, VTI)

    December 5, 2016
    Economic growth is being brought into question as unemployment claims grow, and the Federal Reserve sees modest growth.
  3. Stocks Give Up Some Gains as Traders Lock in Profit

    December 2, 2016
    The major market indexes moved significantly lower over the past week.
  4. S&P 500 Price Action and Seasonality in Conflict (SPY)

    December 1, 2016
    History shows December is a bullish month for the S&P 500. Though, its current price action indicates a decline is due.
  5. Stocks Shrug Strong Economic Data (SPY, SPYB)

    November 29, 2016
    A higher GDP growth rate and a surge in consumer confidence fail to lift stocks.
  6. Inside the SPDR S&P 500 ETF: Monsanto (MON, SPY)

    November 28, 2016
    Investors seeking exposure to Monsanto can own the SPY, which also limits the downside risk associated with the Bayer deal ...
  7. Stocks Move Higher During Shortened Trading Week

    November 25, 2016
    The major markets moved higher over the shortened trading week, but some technical indicators suggest overbought conditions.
  8. Actively Managed ETFs That Beat the Market

    November 25, 2016
    Only one actively managed ETF has beaten the S&P 500 over the last five years. Here it is, and its outlook.
  9. Americans Go Shopping; Stocks Get Boost (SPY, XLY)

    November 23, 2016
    Consumer discretionary stocks are getting a boost on strong earnings reports throughout the sector.
  10. Mexico Ready to Work with Trump (VTI, VOO)

    November 21, 2016
    Mexican officials said they are eager to hold talks with America’s president-elect in an effort to modernize NAFTA.
  11. Major Indexes Continue Their Rally to New Highs

    November 18, 2016
    With the exception of the Dow Jones, the major stock market indexes rose this week.
  12. DoubleLine Sees Pricey Tech Stocks, Gold (QQQ, GLD)

    November 16, 2016
    Asset manager Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine warns against tech stocks and gold after Trump’s surprise win.
  13. Another Big Move in Stocks is Imminent (SPY, CSCO)

    November 14, 2016
    Volatility is ticking higher and expected to continue in the coming weeks. Here are ideas on how to take advantage.
  14. How Will Trump Shape America’s Economy? (SPY, VTI)

    November 14, 2016
    Economists see long-term risks in Trump’s economic plans, but short-term boosts are helping stocks rally.
  15. Stock Move Higher after Surprise Trump Win (SPY, DIA)

    November 11, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  16. Yellen’s Future with the Fed after Trump Win (VXX, TVIX)

    November 9, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump has publicly criticized Janet Yellen’s monetary policy. Will she remain head of the Fed after ...
  17. SEC Shines a Floodlight on ETFs (SPY, IVV)

    November 8, 2016
    New SEC regulations affecting ETF disclosures could have a widespread impact on the market for these funds.
  18. FBI Clears Clinton; Markets Strengthen (SPY, VTI)

    November 7, 2016
    A sudden FBI investigation appears to be over, and the markets are rejoicing.
  19. Stocks Move Lower Ahead of Presidential Elections

    November 4, 2016
    U.S. stocks moved lower this week, posting their longest decline since 1980.
  20. If Trump Wins, How Will Stocks React? (SPY, VTI)

    November 4, 2016
    A Trump victory could cause a major stock market decline, but it would also help the U.S. dollar.
  21. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    October 31, 2016
    We look at the differences of investing in a S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the one ...
  22. Stocks Look to Reverse Rout (SPY, VTI)

    October 31, 2016
    Stock futures point to a strong open as investors look to reverse recent bearishness.
  23. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    October 31, 2016
    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  24. Indexes Slightly Lower This Week With Election Looming

    October 28, 2016
    The major indexes finished a bit lower this week but kept within sideways ranges as traders await the U.S. election.
  25. Top 5 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (SPY, VTI)

    October 28, 2016
    ETFs that are appropriate for long-term portfolio holdings, including those focused on stocks, bonds, international markets ...
  26. How Active Traders Are Exploiting Passive ETFs (SPY, UWTI)

    October 26, 2016
    Investors are using increasingly popular passive investment funds for very active trading strategies
  27. The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    October 24, 2016
    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  28. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight (RSP, SPY)

    October 24, 2016
    Both S&P 500 and S&P 500 EWI indexes include the same set of stocks, but different weighting strategies give them separate ...
  29. Stocks Set to Start Week Strong (SPY, TNA)

    October 24, 2016
    U.S. stocks are set to start the week higher as investors anticipate upcoming GDP data.
  30. Major Indexes Flat This Week, Netflix the Big Winner

    October 21, 2016
    The major indexes were mostly flat this week. Big rallies in Netflix and American Express were offset by declines in eBay.
  31. Stronger Dollar, Rising Yields in Focus (VTI, SPY)

    October 17, 2016
    Expectations of a rate increase in December are solidifying, and stocks are feeling the pressure.
  32. Stocks Move Slightly Lower as Uncertainty Persists (SPY, DIA)

    October 14, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  33. Markets Await Federal Reserve (SPY, VTI)

    October 12, 2016
    Stocks opened flat on Wednesday before the Federal Reserve’s release of the minutes from its September meeting.
  34. Will the Fed Raise Rates in 2016? (SPY, VTI)

    October 10, 2016
    The market is expecting an interest rate hike in December, and the probability of a Fed move is rising.
  35. Stocks Lower as Payrolls Reduce Odds of Rate Hike (SPY, DIA)

    October 7, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  36. Rising Jobless Rate Hits Stocks (SPY, VTI)

    October 7, 2016
    A disappointing job report has caught stocks unawares, and all equity indices are dropping as a result.
  37. Major Indexes Higher This Week With Push From Oil

    September 30, 2016
    Major indexes moved higher this week, fueled by a rally in oil on potential OPEC production cap.
  38. Markets Slump Despite GDP Upgrade (SPY, VTI)

    September 29, 2016
    America’s economy grew more than expected, but investors aren’t rejoicing.
  39. Deutsche Bank isn’t Europe’s Only Woe (EEA, SPY)

    September 26, 2016
    European stocks fall on fears that a new financial crisis may be near.
  40. Moody's: America's Credit Still Good (SPY, VXX)

    September 23, 2016
    America still has the agency's highest rating thanks to a strong economy, but entitlements remain a threat.
  41. Markets Rejoice on Low Jobless Claims (SPY, TNA)

    September 22, 2016
    Stocks are rallying after jobless claims show an unexpected decline.
  42. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities Is Weakening ...

    September 20, 2016
    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic conditions. Understanding the causes ...
  43. Inflation Surges, Stocks Slump (SPY, VTI)

    September 19, 2016
    Inflation is going up a lot faster than analysts expected.
  44. Apple Product Launches Send Major Indexes Higher (SPY, DIA)

    September 16, 2016
    Major stock market indexes moved higher over the past week as Apple Inc.’s new product launches helped offset interest rate ...
  45. Will Fed Hike Interest Rates? (SPY, QQQ)

    September 15, 2016
    A fall in retail sales and an increase in jobless claims spell good news for the stock market, while expectations of the ...
  46. Stocks Dive as Rate Hike Fears Grow (SPY, DIA)

    September 9, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  47. Weekly Sell Signals Going Off on Major Index Funds

    September 9, 2016
    The S&P500 and Nasdaq-100 have entered weekly sell cycles that predict weakness and lower prices in the next six to eight ...
  48. Investopedia's Guide to Smart Beta ETF Investing

    September 8, 2016
    Smart Beta may be one of those financial terms that raises the ire of many market participants, but its success in spawning ...
  49. GS Disagrees With the Stock Market's Most Common Theme (SPY)

    September 6, 2016
    Goldman Sachs turned bearish in May 2016 and has doubled down as the stock market breaks new highs. Find out the reasons ...
  50. Stocks Jump as Odds of a Rate Hike Fall (SPY, DIA)

    September 2, 2016
    Major stock market indexes moved higher over the past week after August’s non-farm payrolls fell to just 151,000 compared ...
  51. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust: 6-Month Snap Shot (SPY)

    September 2, 2016
    The stock market's need for a breather, anticipation surrounding Fed policy and the Brexit all drove SPY's price movements ...
  52. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    August 31, 2016
    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  53. Stocks Tread Water After Yellen Remarks (SPY, DIA)

    August 26, 2016
    Major stock market indexes ended the week near where they started follow the Federal Reserve’s much-awaited commentary.
  54. Can Investors Hedge Against Their Mutual Fund Positions?

    August 26, 2016
    Discover if mutual fund positions can be hedged and learn which strategies can be considered to protect profits during market ...
  55. Stocks Trade Sideways as FOMC Hints at Rate Hike (SPY, DIA)

    August 19, 2016
    Major stock market indexes were mixed over the past week after the Fed hinted solid job gains could justify an interest rate ...
  56. A Look Into Creating a Trust Fund With ETFs (VCIT, SDIV)

    August 19, 2016
    Learn the basics of how a trust works and the two most common types. Discover how to use ETFs to fund a trust and the different ...
  57. Is Your Low-Cost Index Fund Really Low Cost?

    August 18, 2016
    Index funds and ETFs tend to have lower expense ratios than actively managed investments, but costs can vary widely among ...
  58. Soros Drops Shares in Gold (GLD, ABX)

    August 17, 2016
    Investment giant George Soros dramatically reduced his position in gold as the material reached the highest levels in years ...
  59. Major U.S. Indexes Hit Milestone Not Seen Since 1999 (SPY, DIA)

    August 13, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  60. Buying and Selling ETFs: It's Easy, Here's How to Start

    August 13, 2016
    Learn the basics of exchange-traded funds, including how they are bought and sold, how they differ from mutual funds, and ...
  61. Stocks Reach New Highs as Payrolls Ease Concerns

    August 5, 2016
    The weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  62. Major Indexes Tread Water After Fed Stays Course

    July 30, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  63. 5 Reasons to Find Asset Managers Who Use ETFs

    July 24, 2016
    Learn why investors should seek out asset managers who invest in ETFs and discover the superior advantages ETFs offer over ...
  64. Housing and Jobs Keep U.S. Indexes Near Highs

    July 22, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  65. Markets Reach New Highs as Brexit is Left Behind

    July 15, 2016
    A weekly technical summary and outlook for the major U.S. stock market indexes.
  66. Stocks Continue Winning Streak After Payroll Data

    July 8, 2016
    A weekly technical summary and outlook for the major U.S. indexes.
  67. Stocks Soar as Central Banks Expected to Go Dovish

    July 1, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  68. Why Goldman Sachs' EPS Forecast Is Too High (GS)

    June 29, 2016
    Explore the reasoning behind Goldman Sachs' projected earnings for the Standard & Poor's 500, as well as the factors that ...
  69. These 3 Investors Are Betting Against the Stock Market

    June 28, 2016
    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros and Carl Icahn are betting against the stock market in 2016.
  70. Stocks Plunge Following UK's Decision to Leave EU (SPY, DIA)

    June 24, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  71. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    June 23, 2016
    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  72. Leveraged ETFs: 3 Benefits Over Options (SSO, SPY)

    June 20, 2016
    Find out how options function like leveraged instruments and learn about the ways in which leveraged ETFs might be more suitable ...
  73. Stocks Move Lower as Investors Remain Cautious (SPY, DIA)

    June 17, 2016
    A weekly technical summary and future outlook for the major U.S. indexes.
  74. 3 Ways to Assess Smart Beta Fees

    June 14, 2016
    Explore three ways to asses the expense ratios of smart beta ETFs, including comparisons with passive funds, within the smart ...
  75. 3 Reasons to Use ETF Options Over Futures (SPY, QQQ)

    June 14, 2016
    Learn about exchange-traded fund (ETF) options and index futures, and why it might be a better decision to use ETF options ...
  76. ETFs: Utilizing VWAP to Trade in a Low-Volume Market (SPY, IWM)

    June 11, 2016
    Explore information about the VWAP, and learn how to calculate a security's VWAP and how to use the indicator to determine ...
  77. Why Low-Volatility ETFs Are Getting Expensive (SPY, SPLV)

    June 11, 2016
    Learn about the growth of low-volatility ETFs, discover why they are getting more expensive and explore comparisons between ...
  78. Stocks Move Higher as Yellen Reassures the Market (SPY, DIA)

    June 10, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  79. These ETFs Had the Biggest Outflows in May (SPY)

    June 8, 2016
    These eight ETFs had the biggest outflows in May.
  80. The Market In 5 Minutes: We're Gathered Here To Get Through This ...

    June 7, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  81. Robert Olstein On Index Investing and Value Investing (SPY)

    June 6, 2016
    Find out why fund manager Robert Olstein trusts fundamental value investing strategies, and how his approach differs from ...
  82. Fidelity Is Selling More Index Funds

    June 5, 2016
    Learn about Fidelity Investments' presence in the index fund marketplace as of 2016 and discover what the company is doing ...
  83. U.S. Economy Adds Fewest Jobs in Five Years, Markets Begin a ...

    June 3, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  84. 3 Reasons Why Buffett Suggests Index Funds for Average Americans ...

    June 2, 2016
    Discover why legendary investor Warren Buffett believes that index funds are the best long-term investment option for most ...
  85. S&P 500: Analyzing the Dividend Trend (SPY)

    May 30, 2016
    Examine dividend data for the S&P 500 companies to determine what factors are driving trends and how these factors will impact ...
  86. 4 Cases Against Smart Beta (RSP, SPY)

    May 27, 2016
    Learn about the cases critics have outlined against Smart Beta funds. While these funds have drawn significant inflows, many ...
  87. Mom & Pop Investors Will Make or Break S&P500 Rally (SPY)

    May 27, 2016
    The S&P 500 needs the participation of the sidelined and apathetic public investor for a breakout to have legs.
  88. U.S. Markets Cautious Ahead of Fed Rate Decision (SPY, DIA)

    May 27, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  89. 4 Ways to Evaluate ETFs Before Buying

    May 26, 2016
    Learn four areas in which to evaluate an ETF investment to be sure that the investor has a clear understanding of the security ...
  90. How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne (SPY, STT)

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the progress made by State Street Global Investors as it attempts to regain market share for its SPDR ETFs after falling ...
  91. The 5 Largest Developed Market ETFs (EFA, VEA)

    May 21, 2016
    Find out which developed-market ETFs manage the greatest asset base, and why major U.S. equity-only funds are not included ...
  92. U.S. Indexes Lose Ground as Economy Rebounds

    May 20, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  93. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

    May 18, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  94. U.S. Markets Mixed After Poor Earnings and Lackluster Employment

    May 13, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  95. Is Carl Icahn Calling a Market Correction? (IEP, AAPL)

    May 10, 2016
    Carl Icahn has taken on a massive short market position by way of his publicly traded investment vehicle Carl Icahn Enterprises.
  96. Investors Favoring Low-Beta ETFs (SPY,VOO,USMV)

    May 9, 2016
    Investors are moving heavily into low-beta ETFs, seeking long exposure with resiliency and minimized volatility.
  97. U.S. Markets Move Lower After Conflicting Data (SPY, DIA)

    May 6, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  98. 3 ETF Trends in 2016 (SPY, QQQ)

    May 4, 2016
    Learn the top ETF trends for 2016. The ETF market is expected to be optimistic in the coming year, with millennials and robo-advisors ...
  99. QUAL vs. PRF: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    May 3, 2016
    Determine whether the expense ratio for a smart beta ETF is cost-effective by comparing its performance against its competitors ...
  100. 5 Reasons to Pick ETFs Over Mutual Funds

    May 3, 2016
    Discover five reasons why average investors and sophisticated hedge funds choose ETFs instead of mutual funds to meet their ...
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