The spread between large cap value and large cap growth has been coiling for several months. The wedge has been tightening in this relationship since correlations all went to 1 in August. This spread measures value and growth based on the strict style classifications that Standard and Poors uses to calculate their indexes. Which is not necessarily the same definition…
Gold and silver continue their upward trend of recent weeks despite their decline on Friday’s trading. Following the recent downgrade of France and eight other EU countries by the credit rating Standard & Poor’s, yesterday the American rating agency cut the rating of the Euro zone’s EFSF rescue fund. This news doesn’tseem the affect commodities traders as commodities are traded …
• Euro Climbs as Spain Borrowing Costs Drop – Bloomberg
• France Seeks Faster Start to Iran Embargo – Bloomberg
• Obama Jobs Panel Pushes Tax Reform, U.S. Drilling – Reuters
• China’s Growth Engine Declines – WSJ
• ECB Seeks Plan B – WSJ
European Session Summary
In the first full trading day of the week, market …
Exchange-Traded Funds have become one of the most popular investment vehicles in America, and many Asian countries are jumping on the bandwagon.
But the best way to profit from this trend — and get exposure to the countries and companies driving the trillion-dollar ETF industry — might not necessarily be to invest in any of the 1,100-plus ETFs that
Last week, Jake at EconomPic Data took up the subject of the VIX as a Predictor of Equity Returns in a post that examined the daily returns of SPY based on the level of the VIX.
Today Jake has introduced another factor into his analysis in S&P 500 / VIX Matrix, where the performance of both the SPX/SPY and the…