Tag Archives: S&P 500

Diminishing Equity Index Returns

Despite new all-time highs and a rally in technology stocks, S&P 500 and NASDAQ 10-year rolling returns remain below their longer-term averages. In fact, in the last four years the 10-year rolling return is range bound in spite of interventions … Continue reading

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The Stock Market Is For Speculation, Not an Income Source

Everyone in financial media is now talking about Vanguard and how it controls more than 80% of the money invested in index funds. Have investors forgotten the recent brutality of the stock market or are they just convinced that another … Continue reading

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Despite Bear Markets, the S&P 500 Is An Intelligent Trading Strategy

The S&P 500 is an intelligent trading strategy and a popular benchmark. I show below that the probability of obtaining the mean return of the S&P 500 by chance is extremely low.

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Dow Jones Or S&P 500?

There was a heated discussion in Twitter a few days ago with even some harsh language about the importance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average now that the Dow 20,000 level frequently makes the headlines. The answer requires some trivial … Continue reading

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It’s Now Official: The S&P 500 Has Gone 595 Days Without A 6-Day Win Streak, Longest Period Since 1950

Is a long period without a 6-day win streak an important indicator or just another random pattern? We try to answer this question below.

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VIX Does Not Always Move Opposite To S&P 500

Yesterday the S&P 500 fell but VIX also fell. Some traders were expecting VIX to rise since stocks fell. But in the markets there are no perfect correlations. Historically, the VIX has moved opposite to S&P 500 about 78% of … Continue reading

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