S&P 500

Established in 1957, the S&P 500, also known as the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index, is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 large-cap common stocks. Capitalization-weighted means that the companies with largest stock market capitalization have the greatest impact on the value of the index. The S&P 500 is the second most widely followed stock market index in America after the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Stock Market: Four Reasons Why It Will Continue to Fall

By Friday, October 9, 2015
Stock MarketHere are four reasons why the stock market will continue to fall, starting with contracting earnings and revenue. On June 30, analysts were expecting S&P 500 companies to report a decline of one percent in corporate earnings. As of September 25, they now expect a decline of 4.5%. (Source: FactSet, September 25, 2015.) Revenue is .

Stock Market Crash: Here’s a Blunt Reality Check of Investors

By Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Stock Market CrashCould Weak Earnings Spark a Stock Market Crash in 2016? Weak corporate earnings could result in a stock market crash in 2016, dashing the mainstream belief that the U.S. economy is in a recovery. The Federal Reserve’s uncertain interest rate policies and lower commodity prices have jointly served as catalysts to spark market speculations..

Best Technology Stocks: Three Tech Stocks with Great Potential in 2015

By Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tech Stocks 2015 The U.S. stock markets have experienced two strong years of back-to-back gains; the S&P 500 soared approximately 30% in 2013 and a solid 13% in 2014; and the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently topped 18,000 for the first time ever. With the Federal Reserve expected to barely increase interest rates in the second half of 2015, the.

Economic Collapse: Japan Downgrade Could Spark the Next Stock Market Crash

By Thursday, September 17, 2015
Japan DowngradeMoody’s and Fitch did this last spring. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has joined them by downgrading Japan’s economy rating from AA- to A+, sending a strong signal that the rating agency is not bullish on “Abenomics” pulling the country out of economic collapse mode. All this despite the “promising start” after Prime.

Stock Market: Three “Panic” Indicators Warn of a Bigger Sell-Off Ahead

By Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Three Panic IndicatorsSure, since the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both went through their mini-crash in late August, the stock market has rallied back somewhat. But the fact is the market is still down 10% from its 2015 high. And three stock market indicators I follow are warning of an even a bigger market sell-off ahead. These three indicators.

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
Subject: Golden Opportunity for Stock Market Investors

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