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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an Order of Registration to Seed SEF LLC, a Chicago-based entity that is now a Swap Execution Facility.
The long and short of the matter is that the more the VIX rises, the more selling pressure that is generally seen in the stock market.
All indexes rebalance on a quarterly basis as price movement constantly upsets the actual percentage that is supposed to be allocated.
Source: ThinkstockAll of the major indices rebalance their share weightings on a regular basis as their components change in share price and in market capitalization. Generally speaking on index...
The stock markets face several potential headwinds this month, which has historically been a poor one for returns.
On the close Thursday, the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index is set for a rebalance. What this means is there will be some serious buying and selling on the last print Thursday.
Source: ThinkstockAfter a horrible collapse in real estate prices over the course of the recession, and a surge back in prices recently, Americans believe it is the best long-term investment among...
CME Group's decision to close a large portion of its trading floor and open outcry operations in New York and Chicago may not come as a surprise to many investors.
A new research note from the quantitative strategies team at Jefferies highlights the top buys and sells for the Russell 1000 and Russell 2000. These five companies will see the most shares bought on...
Source: ThinkstockStocks are enjoying another stellar year in 2014. The S&P 500 Index was up 14% year-to-date right before Thanksgiving, and the bull market is now more than five and a half years...
Source: ThinkstockStocks have enjoyed yet another wonderful year in 2014, and the bull market is now more than five and a half years old. With the S&P 500 index up almost 14% year-to-date ahead of...
Comparing the Nasdaq of 2000 and 2014 is very difficult to do. Companies like Cisco, Microsoft and Intel are all valued very differently now.
The era of quantitative easing has been marked with historically low volatility, which is due in part to the predictable nature of Fed policy.
A new research piece from Cantor Fitzgerald highlights the stocks expected to see the biggest number of shares changing hands on Friday's Russell 2000 rebalancing.
All stock market indexes rebalance on a quarterly basis, as price movement constantly upsets the actual percentage that is supposed to be allocated.