As we near the end of Q1 in 2017, the post-election rally continues across broad-based indices, volatility is relatively low and investors are both optimistic and fearful for what’s to come. Some traders believe we are in for a 10-year bull market, while others await Armageddon, or at least a sizeable pullback in the near term.
Home builder sentiment rose six points in March to 71, the highest reading since June 2005, while single-family housing starts rose to an annual pace of 872,000 units in February.
Is the Fed announcing a rate hike next week? The general consensus is, yes. Just two weeks ago, the market was predicting less than a 25% chance of a hike.
Inverse ETFs can help protect against a squall. U.S. stocks bumped up against all-time highs again this year. After hitting a new intraday high of 2,178 on August 1st, the S&P 500 was unable to hold onto the gains. Sector performances offer a glimpse of where we are in the market cycle. The top…
ETF market prices are the prices at which investors buy or sell shares of an ETF in the secondary market. While ETFs are designed to trade in line with their intraday values, during times of significant market volatility an ETF’s market price may vary more widely from its intraday value.
Liquidity, transparency, real-time trading, and relatively low management fees are the reason why ETFs are becoming more and more popular. Learn about the four key characteristics that investors should better understand in order to trade them properly.
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